The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 179 164 159
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 11 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.088% 0.33% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 1.23% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 29
Median salary £20,500 £22,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% -43.75%
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -12.50%
MCTS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
869 897 862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.44% 27.03% 22.30%
Number of salaries quoted 759 726 691
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 32 (100.00%) Windows
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (93.75%) Active Directory
3 26 (81.25%) VMware
4 25 (78.13%) Windows Server
5 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
5 24 (75.00%) ITIL
6 21 (65.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (65.63%) Hyper-V
7 20 (62.50%) MCSE
8 19 (59.38%) Citrix
8 19 (59.38%) NetApp
8 19 (59.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (56.25%) MCP
10 17 (53.13%) MCITP
10 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (43.75%) MCSA
13 13 (40.63%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (37.50%) Cisco
15 11 (34.38%) CCA
15 11 (34.38%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (34.38%) LAN
15 11 (34.38%) WAN
15 11 (34.38%) XenServer
16 10 (31.25%) Windows 8
16 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
16 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (31.25%) CCNA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) LAN
1 11 (34.38%) WAN
2 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
3 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 5 (15.63%) Network Security
3 5 (15.63%) VLAN
4 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.38%) SAN
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (34.38%) IT Engineer
2 11 (34.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (34.38%) Storage Engineer
3 10 (31.25%) Support Engineer
4 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 8 (25.00%) Storage Specialist
5 7 (21.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (18.75%) Senior Support Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support
7 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) IT Support
7 4 (12.50%) NetApp Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (9.38%) IT Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (78.13%) Windows Server
3 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
6 10 (31.25%) Windows 8
7 8 (25.00%) Data ONTAP
8 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Data Management
2 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
3 5 (15.63%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (9.38%) High Availability
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) Database Security
6 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.13%) Coaching
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL V2
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.13%) Presales
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.13%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) C
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (62.50%) MCSE
3 19 (59.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 18 (56.25%) MCP
5 17 (53.13%) MCITP
6 14 (43.75%) MCSA
7 13 (40.63%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (34.38%) CCA
8 11 (34.38%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (31.25%) CCNA
9 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (21.88%) NCDA
11 2 (6.25%) Degree
11 2 (6.25%) HND
11 2 (6.25%) MCDBA
12 1 (3.13%) NCIE
12 1 (3.13%) VCAP
System Software
1 30 (93.75%) Active Directory
2 21 (65.63%) Hyper-V
2 21 (65.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (34.38%) XenServer
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
1 5 (15.63%) SCOM
2 2 (6.25%) SnapMirror
2 2 (6.25%) SnapVault
3 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (81.25%) VMware
2 24 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (59.38%) Citrix
3 19 (59.38%) NetApp
4 12 (37.50%) Cisco
5 7 (21.88%) HP
6 5 (15.63%) Symantec
6 5 (15.63%) Veeam
7 4 (12.50%) Dell
8 2 (6.25%) WatchGuard
9 1 (3.13%) Intel Security