The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 141 87 135
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +48
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 49 127 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.23% 3.09% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.61% 11.86% 5.05%
Number of salaries quoted 48 127 43
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £18,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,000 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
873 1071 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 21.85% 26.05% 22.78%
Number of salaries quoted 717 913 725
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCTS
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Manchester region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Manchester

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCTS
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -8 14 £40,000 -
Stockport -9 7 £47,500 +46.15%
Oldham 0 5 £32,500 -2.61%
Wigan +4 4 £25,000 -16.66%
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS.

1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (68.93%) SQL Server
3 63 (61.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 60 (58.25%) Microsoft
5 57 (55.34%) MCP
6 49 (47.57%) Windows
7 45 (43.69%) Active Directory
8 44 (42.72%) VMware
9 43 (41.75%) MS Exchange
9 43 (41.75%) ITIL
10 41 (39.81%) MS Excel
11 40 (38.83%) ASP.NET
11 40 (38.83%) .NET
11 40 (38.83%) C#
11 40 (38.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 40 (38.83%) MVC
11 40 (38.83%) WCF
11 40 (38.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 39 (37.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 38 (36.89%) TDD
13 38 (36.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 38 (36.89%) MCAD
13 38 (36.89%) MCSD
13 38 (36.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 38 (36.89%) Web Application Development
13 38 (36.89%) Razor View Engine
14 36 (34.95%) SCCM
15 35 (33.98%) SCOM
15 35 (33.98%) Cisco Certification
15 35 (33.98%) CCNA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (41.75%) MS Exchange
2 34 (33.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (20.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (19.42%) IIS
5 13 (12.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (9.71%) SharePoint
6 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (5.83%) TPMS
7 6 (5.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.97%) Lync
Applications
1 41 (39.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.80%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.27%) LAN
1 25 (24.27%) WAN
2 23 (22.33%) Wi-Fi
3 22 (21.36%) Firewall
3 22 (21.36%) SAN
4 20 (19.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (7.77%) VPN
6 7 (6.80%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.85%) Internet
8 4 (3.88%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (68.93%) SQL Server
2 63 (61.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (32.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.94%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) NUnit
1 7 (6.80%) Rhino Mocks
1 7 (6.80%) Moq
2 4 (3.88%) MSTest
3 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (11.65%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Games
3 3 (2.91%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 39 (37.86%) Developer
2 38 (36.89%) .NET Developer
3 20 (19.42%) Support Engineer
4 19 (18.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (17.48%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (11.65%) Analyst
7 11 (10.68%) Support Analyst
8 10 (9.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (8.74%) IT Support
10 7 (6.80%) Server Support
10 7 (6.80%) Consultant
10 7 (6.80%) Server Engineer
10 7 (6.80%) Server Support Engineer
10 7 (6.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (6.80%) 3rd Line Server Support
10 7 (6.80%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
11 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 5 (4.85%) Graduate
12 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (3.88%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (38.83%) ASP.NET
1 40 (38.83%) .NET
1 40 (38.83%) WCF
2 39 (37.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 38 (36.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 38 (36.89%) Razor View Engine
4 6 (5.83%) WPF
5 5 (4.85%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.88%) Castle Windsor
6 4 (3.88%) Ninject
6 4 (3.88%) Spring.NET
6 4 (3.88%) Unity DI Container
6 4 (3.88%) WinForms
6 4 (3.88%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (0.97%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.85%) Clustering
1 5 (4.85%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.88%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.88%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.91%) EqualLogic
3 3 (2.91%) Celerra
4 2 (1.94%) CLARiiON
4 2 (1.94%) Replication
5 1 (0.97%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 49 (47.57%) Windows
2 40 (38.83%) Windows Server 2003
2 40 (38.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (33.01%) Windows XP
4 29 (28.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (27.18%) Windows 7
6 27 (26.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (41.75%) ITIL
2 40 (38.83%) MVC
3 38 (36.89%) TDD
3 38 (36.89%) Web Application Development
4 34 (33.01%) BDD
5 31 (30.10%) Domain-Driven Design
5 31 (30.10%) CQRS
6 8 (7.77%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.80%) Project Management
7 7 (6.80%) Scrum
7 7 (6.80%) Service Management
7 7 (6.80%) Kanban
7 7 (6.80%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (5.83%) OO
9 5 (4.85%) Migration
9 5 (4.85%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.85%) Data Protection
10 4 (3.88%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.88%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 40 (38.83%) C#
2 32 (31.07%) SQL
3 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.97%) C
Qualifications
1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (55.34%) MCP
3 38 (36.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 38 (36.89%) MCAD
3 38 (36.89%) MCSD
4 35 (33.98%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (33.98%) CCNA
5 27 (26.21%) NCDA
6 25 (24.27%) MCITP
7 20 (19.42%) MCSE
8 19 (18.45%) MCSA
9 13 (12.62%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (9.71%) CCA
11 4 (3.88%) NCIE
12 3 (2.91%) VCAP
12 3 (2.91%) CCEE
12 3 (2.91%) CCIA
12 3 (2.91%) VCDX
12 3 (2.91%) HP MASE
12 3 (2.91%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 45 (43.69%) Active Directory
2 34 (33.01%) vSphere
3 28 (27.18%) Hyper-V
4 24 (23.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.88%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (3.88%) UAG
5 4 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.91%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.91%) XenApp
6 3 (2.91%) XenServer
6 3 (2.91%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.94%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (34.95%) SCCM
2 35 (33.98%) SCOM
3 9 (8.74%) Backup Exec
4 7 (6.80%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (3.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (3.88%) MOM
5 4 (3.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.97%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 60 (58.25%) Microsoft
2 44 (42.72%) VMware
3 34 (33.01%) NetApp
4 27 (26.21%) Cisco
5 16 (15.53%) McAfee
6 14 (13.59%) Symantec
6 14 (13.59%) Citrix
7 9 (8.74%) Sophos
8 4 (3.88%) EMC
9 3 (2.91%) HP
9 3 (2.91%) Dell
10 1 (0.97%) CommVault
10 1 (0.97%) 3PAR
Bolton
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago