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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 152 151 145
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 33 34 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.83% 0.89% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 3.78% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 29 34 41
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £24,300 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,300 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
955 900 915
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.96% 23.61% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 748 796 771
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 17 September 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 17 September 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
(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
Bolton -1 5 £40,000 -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (59.32%) VMware
3 34 (57.63%) ITIL
3 34 (57.63%) MCP
4 33 (55.93%) Microsoft
4 33 (55.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (50.85%) SQL Server
5 30 (50.85%) Windows
6 27 (45.76%) Citrix
7 26 (44.07%) MCITP
7 26 (44.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (42.37%) Hyper-V
9 24 (40.68%) CCNA
9 24 (40.68%) Citrix Certification
9 24 (40.68%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (40.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (38.98%) CCA
11 22 (37.29%) MS Excel
12 21 (35.59%) C#
12 21 (35.59%) .NET
12 21 (35.59%) ASP.NET
12 21 (35.59%) MVC
13 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (30.51%) MCAD
14 18 (30.51%) MCSD
14 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (30.51%) TDD
14 18 (30.51%) WCF
14 18 (30.51%) Domain-Driven Design
14 18 (30.51%) ASP.NET MVC

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
2 12 (20.34%) Exchange Server 2003
2 12 (20.34%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (6.78%) TPMS
6 2 (3.39%) Lync
7 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 22 (37.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.81%) SAN
2 11 (18.64%) LAN
2 11 (18.64%) WAN
3 8 (13.56%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (10.17%) DNS
4 6 (10.17%) DHCP
5 4 (6.78%) Firewall
6 3 (5.08%) iSCSI
6 3 (5.08%) Unified Communications
6 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.39%) VPN
7 2 (3.39%) SMTP
7 2 (3.39%) PBX
7 2 (3.39%) PSTN
7 2 (3.39%) VLAN
7 2 (3.39%) MPLS
7 2 (3.39%) H.323
8 1 (1.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (50.85%) SQL Server
2 26 (44.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Developer
2 18 (30.51%) .NET Developer
3 13 (22.03%) Support Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Server Support
5 8 (13.56%) Server Engineer
5 8 (13.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (13.56%) Server Support Engineer
5 8 (13.56%) Windows Server Engineer
5 8 (13.56%) Windows Support Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Services Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Service Manager
6 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.39%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.59%) .NET
1 21 (35.59%) ASP.NET
2 18 (30.51%) WCF
2 18 (30.51%) ASP.NET MVC
2 18 (30.51%) Razor View Engine
2 18 (30.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.08%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) CMDB
4 1 (1.69%) Celerra
4 1 (1.69%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.85%) Windows
2 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (15.25%) Windows 2000
4 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (13.56%) VMS
6 6 (10.17%) Windows XP
6 6 (10.17%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (57.63%) ITIL
2 21 (35.59%) MVC
3 18 (30.51%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (30.51%) TDD
3 18 (30.51%) Domain-Driven Design
3 18 (30.51%) BDD
3 18 (30.51%) CQRS
3 18 (30.51%) Web Application Development
4 14 (23.73%) Change Management
5 8 (13.56%) Service Management
5 8 (13.56%) Change Control
6 6 (10.17%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
8 4 (6.78%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.08%) OOD
9 3 (5.08%) OO
9 3 (5.08%) Migration
10 2 (3.39%) Load Balancing
10 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.39%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) C#
2 8 (13.56%) SQL
3 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (57.63%) MCP
3 26 (44.07%) MCITP
4 24 (40.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 24 (40.68%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (40.68%) CCNA
4 24 (40.68%) Citrix Certification
5 23 (38.98%) CCA
6 18 (30.51%) MCAD
6 18 (30.51%) MCSD
7 14 (23.73%) MCSA
8 13 (22.03%) MCSE
9 9 (15.25%) NCDA
10 3 (5.08%) VCP4
10 3 (5.08%) VCP5
10 3 (5.08%) CCEA
10 3 (5.08%) MCPD
11 2 (3.39%) Degree
12 1 (1.69%) HP AIS
12 1 (1.69%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (55.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (42.37%) Hyper-V
3 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
4 9 (15.25%) VMware ESX
4 9 (15.25%) vSphere
5 8 (13.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (6.78%) XenApp
6 4 (6.78%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.08%) NFS
8 2 (3.39%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.69%) XenServer
9 1 (1.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) Backup Exec
2 8 (13.56%) SCCM
2 8 (13.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (59.32%) VMware
2 33 (55.93%) Microsoft
3 27 (45.76%) Citrix
4 13 (22.03%) NetApp
5 11 (18.64%) Cisco
6 9 (15.25%) Symantec
6 9 (15.25%) McAfee
6 9 (15.25%) Sophos
7 4 (6.78%) HP
8 2 (3.39%) Siemens
8 2 (3.39%) Mitel
8 2 (3.39%) Polycom
9 1 (1.69%) Dell
9 1 (1.69%) EMC
Manchester, Lancashire
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