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 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 171 175 149
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -26
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 10 16 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.44% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 1.54% 5.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 48
Average salary £30,250 £28,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.14% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £72,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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
810 1039 885
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.44% 28.73% 22.24%
Number of salaries quoted 689 824 729
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 April 2016.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (94.44%) Active Directory
3 31 (86.11%) VMware
4 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 28 (77.78%) Windows Server
5 27 (75.00%) ITIL
6 22 (61.11%) NetApp
6 22 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (61.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (58.33%) Hyper-V
8 20 (55.56%) Citrix
9 19 (52.78%) MCP
9 19 (52.78%) MCSE
10 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (47.22%) Cisco
12 16 (44.44%) MCITP
13 15 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (38.89%) LAN
14 14 (38.89%) WAN
14 14 (38.89%) Windows 8
15 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
15 13 (36.11%) MCSA
15 13 (36.11%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (30.56%) CCA
16 11 (30.56%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (30.56%) CCNA
16 11 (30.56%) XenServer

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (8.33%) IIS
5 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) LAN
1 14 (38.89%) WAN
2 8 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (16.67%) Network Security
3 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (13.89%) DHCP
4 5 (13.89%) DNS
4 5 (13.89%) SAN
4 5 (13.89%) VLAN
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) IT Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Storage Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Support Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (22.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 8 (22.22%) Storage Specialist
4 6 (16.67%) IT Support
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) NetApp Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) IT Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.89%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 22 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (38.89%) Windows 8
7 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
8 10 (27.78%) Data ONTAP
9 9 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (75.00%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 7 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (16.67%) Data Management
4 6 (16.67%) Migration
5 5 (13.89%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (8.33%) Coaching
6 3 (8.33%) High Availability
6 3 (8.33%) ITIL V2
6 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.56%) Database Security
8 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.78%) Presales
8 1 (2.78%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) C
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (61.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 19 (52.78%) MCP
3 19 (52.78%) MCSE
4 16 (44.44%) MCITP
5 13 (36.11%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (36.11%) MCSA
6 11 (30.56%) CCA
6 11 (30.56%) CCNA
6 11 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (30.56%) Citrix Certification
7 10 (27.78%) NCDA
8 2 (5.56%) Degree
8 2 (5.56%) HND
8 2 (5.56%) MCDBA
9 1 (2.78%) NCIE
9 1 (2.78%) VCAP
System Software
1 34 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 22 (61.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (58.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (30.56%) XenServer
5 5 (13.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) SCCM
1 9 (25.00%) SCOM
2 3 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (8.33%) SCOrch
3 2 (5.56%) SnapMirror
3 2 (5.56%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 31 (86.11%) VMware
2 28 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 22 (61.11%) NetApp
4 20 (55.56%) Citrix
5 17 (47.22%) Cisco
6 8 (22.22%) HP
7 6 (16.67%) Dell
7 6 (16.67%) Symantec
7 6 (16.67%) Veeam
8 3 (8.33%) Intel Security
9 2 (5.56%) WatchGuard
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