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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 167 140 91
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -49
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 15 45 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.42% 1.14% 2.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 5.18% 11.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14 44 119
Average salary £28,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,650 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £44,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
1012 868 1078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 28.56% 21.99% 25.99%
Number of salaries quoted 803 703 929
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +2 1 £22,000 -53.68%
Salford - 1 - -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (97.06%) Microsoft
3 29 (85.29%) Active Directory
4 28 (82.35%) Windows
5 25 (73.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (61.76%) MS Exchange
6 21 (61.76%) LAN
6 21 (61.76%) WAN
7 20 (58.82%) Windows 7
8 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (55.88%) Cisco
9 18 (52.94%) NetApp
9 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (52.94%) Windows 8
9 18 (52.94%) VMware
9 18 (52.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (47.06%) NCDA
11 15 (44.12%) ITIL
11 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
12 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (35.29%) MCP
15 11 (32.35%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (32.35%) Citrix
15 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
15 11 (32.35%) Windows XP
16 10 (29.41%) SQL
16 10 (29.41%) CCNA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 21 (61.76%) MS Exchange
2 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (26.47%) IIS
5 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 21 (61.76%) WAN
1 21 (61.76%) LAN
2 11 (32.35%) Wi-Fi
3 10 (29.41%) Network Security
4 9 (26.47%) SAN
5 7 (20.59%) DHCP
5 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
5 7 (20.59%) DNS
6 6 (17.65%) VLAN
7 5 (14.71%) Firewall
8 4 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (5.88%) VPN
10 1 (2.94%) Intranet
10 1 (2.94%) Internet
10 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (26.47%) Support Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (20.59%) IT Support
5 6 (17.65%) Architect
5 6 (17.65%) Technical Architect
6 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Developer
7 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.82%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 3 (8.82%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Project Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Head of IT
9 1 (2.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.94%) Help Desk Support
9 1 (2.94%) SQL DBA
9 1 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
1 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
1 3 (8.82%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) FlexPod
2 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.82%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (82.35%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (58.82%) Windows 7
4 19 (55.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (52.94%) Windows 8
6 11 (32.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Migration
2 6 (17.65%) Business Continuity
2 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL V2
3 4 (11.76%) Data Management
3 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
3 4 (11.76%) Coaching
4 3 (8.82%) OO
4 3 (8.82%) OOD
4 3 (8.82%) MVC
5 2 (5.88%) CRM
6 1 (2.94%) ERP
6 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.94%) Service Management
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.94%) Database Security
6 1 (2.94%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) C
3 3 (8.82%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (52.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 16 (47.06%) NCDA
4 12 (35.29%) MCP
5 10 (29.41%) CCNA
5 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (17.65%) CCA
6 6 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (14.71%) MCITP
8 4 (11.76%) MCSA
9 3 (8.82%) MCSE
9 3 (8.82%) MCPD
9 3 (8.82%) NCIE
9 3 (8.82%) VCAP
10 1 (2.94%) Degree
10 1 (2.94%) MCDBA
10 1 (2.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (85.29%) Active Directory
2 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (26.47%) Hyper-V
3 9 (26.47%) vSphere
4 5 (14.71%) XenApp
4 5 (14.71%) XenServer
4 5 (14.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) SCCM
1 9 (26.47%) SCOM
2 4 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (11.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 33 (97.06%) Microsoft
2 19 (55.88%) Cisco
3 18 (52.94%) NetApp
3 18 (52.94%) VMware
4 11 (32.35%) Citrix
5 9 (26.47%) HP
6 6 (17.65%) Symantec
6 6 (17.65%) Veeam
7 5 (14.71%) Dell
8 4 (11.76%) McAfee
9 1 (2.94%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.94%) SAP
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