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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 156 126 91
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -35
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 20 53 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.53% 1.42% 2.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 5.76% 11.21%
Number of salaries quoted 20 53 112
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -22.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,950 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £66,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
1254 920 999
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 33.41% 24.72% 25.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1042 789 817
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £48,000 £50,000
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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Stockport -2 1 £22,000 -53.68%
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (93.33%) Microsoft
3 33 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 31 (68.89%) Windows
5 24 (53.33%) MS Exchange
6 23 (51.11%) MCP
7 22 (48.89%) VMware
7 22 (48.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (44.44%) Cisco
9 20 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (40.00%) LAN
10 18 (40.00%) WAN
11 17 (37.78%) ITIL
11 17 (37.78%) SQL Server
11 17 (37.78%) Windows 7
12 16 (35.56%) SQL
12 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
12 16 (35.56%) Citrix
12 16 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (33.33%) NetApp
14 13 (28.89%) MCITP
15 12 (26.67%) Hyper-V
15 12 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (26.67%) CCNA
15 12 (26.67%) NCDA
15 12 (26.67%) Windows 8
16 11 (24.44%) MCSE
16 11 (24.44%) MCSA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 24 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (17.78%) IIS
5 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.22%) TPMS
Applications
1 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) LAN
1 18 (40.00%) WAN
2 10 (22.22%) Network Security
3 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (20.00%) SAN
4 8 (17.78%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (15.56%) DNS
5 7 (15.56%) DHCP
6 6 (13.33%) Firewall
6 6 (13.33%) VLAN
7 4 (8.89%) VPN
8 3 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (4.44%) PSTN
10 1 (2.22%) VoIP
10 1 (2.22%) Intranet
10 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (37.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Advertising
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (17.78%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.33%) Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Technical Architect
3 6 (13.33%) IT Support
4 5 (11.11%) Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Support Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Support Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.22%) SOAP
3 1 (2.22%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) FlexPod
2 5 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 5 (11.11%) N-Tier
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (68.89%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (37.78%) Windows 7
6 12 (26.67%) Windows 8
7 11 (24.44%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) ITIL
2 6 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (13.33%) Migration
2 6 (13.33%) Business Continuity
3 5 (11.11%) MVC
3 5 (11.11%) OO
3 5 (11.11%) OOD
3 5 (11.11%) Service Management
4 3 (6.67%) CRM
4 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.67%) Data Management
4 3 (6.67%) ITIL V2
4 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.67%) Coaching
5 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.44%) Change Management
6 1 (2.22%) SOA
6 1 (2.22%) ERP
6 1 (2.22%) Document Management
6 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) C
3 5 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (51.11%) MCP
3 20 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (28.89%) MCITP
5 12 (26.67%) CCNA
5 12 (26.67%) NCDA
5 12 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (24.44%) MCSE
6 11 (24.44%) MCSA
7 8 (17.78%) CCA
7 8 (17.78%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (11.11%) MCPD
9 3 (6.67%) NCIE
9 3 (6.67%) VCAP
10 2 (4.44%) CCNP
11 1 (2.22%) MCSD
11 1 (2.22%) Degree
11 1 (2.22%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.33%) vSphere
5 3 (6.67%) XenApp
5 3 (6.67%) XenServer
5 3 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) SCCM
1 10 (22.22%) SCOM
2 4 (8.89%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (6.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 42 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 22 (48.89%) VMware
3 20 (44.44%) Cisco
4 16 (35.56%) Citrix
5 15 (33.33%) NetApp
6 10 (22.22%) Symantec
7 9 (20.00%) HP
8 7 (15.56%) McAfee
9 6 (13.33%) Veeam
10 5 (11.11%) Dell
11 4 (8.89%) Sophos
12 1 (2.22%) SAP
12 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL
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