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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 169 162 152
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 11 29 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.31% 0.72% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 3.15% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7 27 37
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £29,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,826 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.43% -
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
837 921 964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.36% 23.02% 23.43%
Number of salaries quoted 682 728 838
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Salford - 2 £20,500 -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 23 (85.19%) Windows
4 21 (77.78%) Active Directory
5 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (55.56%) LAN
6 15 (55.56%) WAN
6 15 (55.56%) MS Exchange
7 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
8 13 (48.15%) VMware
8 13 (48.15%) NetApp
9 12 (44.44%) ITIL
9 12 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (44.44%) Windows 8
10 11 (40.74%) Cisco
10 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
10 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (37.04%) NCDA
11 10 (37.04%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (37.04%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
13 8 (29.63%) Citrix
14 7 (25.93%) CCNA
14 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (25.93%) HP
14 7 (25.93%) Windows XP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 10 (37.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (37.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (18.52%) IIS
6 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 3 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (7.41%) Lync
7 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (3.70%) CMS
8 1 (3.70%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (3.70%) MS Project Server
8 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 6 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) LAN
1 15 (55.56%) WAN
2 9 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (22.22%) DNS
3 6 (22.22%) SAN
3 6 (22.22%) Network Security
4 5 (18.52%) Firewall
4 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (18.52%) VPN
5 4 (14.81%) VLAN
5 4 (14.81%) DHCP
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.70%) IMAP
7 1 (3.70%) Bluetooth
7 1 (3.70%) Broadband
7 1 (3.70%) POP3
7 1 (3.70%) SMTP
7 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
7 1 (3.70%) IPv4
7 1 (3.70%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Support Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) NetApp Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) IT Support
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 3 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (11.11%) Architect
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Architect
7 2 (7.41%) Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
7 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (7.41%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Implementation Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) RSS
1 1 (3.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) FlexPod
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (51.85%) Windows 7
4 12 (44.44%) Windows 8
5 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
7 3 (11.11%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (18.52%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Coaching
4 2 (7.41%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL V2
4 2 (7.41%) High Availability
4 2 (7.41%) Document Management
4 2 (7.41%) Workflow
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Data Management
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Database Security
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) C
4 2 (7.41%) VBScript
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (37.04%) NCDA
4 7 (25.93%) Degree
4 7 (25.93%) CCNA
4 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (22.22%) MCSA
5 6 (22.22%) MCITP
6 5 (18.52%) MCP
7 4 (14.81%) CCA
7 4 (14.81%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (11.11%) MCSE
9 2 (7.41%) HND
10 1 (3.70%) MCDBA
10 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 21 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
4 6 (22.22%) vSphere
5 3 (11.11%) XenApp
5 3 (11.11%) XenServer
5 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (7.41%) Terminal Server
7 1 (3.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) SCOM
3 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (7.41%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.70%) Opsview
4 1 (3.70%) SnapMirror
4 1 (3.70%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) NetApp
2 13 (48.15%) VMware
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco
4 8 (29.63%) Citrix
5 7 (25.93%) HP
6 3 (11.11%) Symantec
6 3 (11.11%) Veeam
7 2 (7.41%) McAfee
7 2 (7.41%) Dell
7 2 (7.41%) Interwoven
8 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 7 hours ago