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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 181 160 148
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 11 33 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.81% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 3.47% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 11 29 31
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £31,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,913 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-19.25% +5.00%
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
889 950 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.11% 23.39% 22.78%
Number of salaries quoted 718 731 774
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (95.45%) Windows
3 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
4 15 (68.18%) MS Exchange
4 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
4 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
5 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
6 13 (59.09%) ITIL
6 13 (59.09%) Windows 8
7 12 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
8 10 (45.45%) NetApp
9 9 (40.91%) Firewall
9 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (40.91%) CCNA
9 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (40.91%) NCDA
9 9 (40.91%) VMware
10 8 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (36.36%) Degree
10 8 (36.36%) SCCM
10 8 (36.36%) vSphere
10 8 (36.36%) SAN
11 7 (31.82%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (31.82%) SQL
12 6 (27.27%) IIS
12 6 (27.27%) MS Office

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (68.18%) MS Exchange
2 12 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (27.27%) IIS
3 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (9.09%) CMS
6 2 (9.09%) Lync
7 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (4.55%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 6 (27.27%) MS Office
3 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) SAN
3 7 (31.82%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (27.27%) LAN
4 6 (27.27%) WAN
4 6 (27.27%) VPN
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (13.64%) DNS
6 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.55%) Bluetooth
7 1 (4.55%) Broadband
7 1 (4.55%) Wireless
7 1 (4.55%) IPsec
7 1 (4.55%) WiMAX
7 1 (4.55%) VLAN
7 1 (4.55%) IMAP
7 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
7 1 (4.55%) IPv4
7 1 (4.55%) IPv6
7 1 (4.55%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
1 3 (13.64%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Support
4 3 (13.64%) Project Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 2 (9.09%) NetApp Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support
6 1 (4.55%) Monitoring Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
6 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) RSS
1 1 (4.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
1 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (13.64%) FlexPod
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (63.64%) Windows 7
4 13 (59.09%) Windows 8
5 6 (27.27%) Data ONTAP
5 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
3 5 (22.73%) Coaching
3 5 (22.73%) ITIL V2
3 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Workflow
4 3 (13.64%) Document Management
4 3 (13.64%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (13.64%) Software Deployment
5 2 (9.09%) High Availability
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Data Management
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Database Security
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 3 (13.64%) VBScript
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (40.91%) CCNA
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (40.91%) NCDA
3 8 (36.36%) Degree
3 8 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (27.27%) MCSA
5 5 (22.73%) MCITP
6 3 (13.64%) CCA
6 3 (13.64%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (9.09%) MCP
7 2 (9.09%) HND
7 2 (9.09%) MCSE
8 1 (4.55%) MCDBA
8 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) vSphere
3 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.64%) Terminal Server
4 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (9.09%) XenApp
5 2 (9.09%) XenServer
5 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.55%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) SCCM
2 5 (22.73%) SCOM
2 5 (22.73%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (22.73%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.55%) Opsview
3 1 (4.55%) SnapMirror
3 1 (4.55%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) NetApp
3 9 (40.91%) VMware
4 6 (27.27%) Cisco
5 5 (22.73%) McAfee
5 5 (22.73%) Citrix
6 3 (13.64%) Interwoven
7 2 (9.09%) HP
7 2 (9.09%) WatchGuard
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