The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 151 153 119
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 30 37 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.75% 0.90% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.22% 3.83% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 28 37 54
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
932 967 907
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.21% 23.48% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 739 839 745
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
North West

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 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 29 July 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 +7 12 £40,000 -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 78 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (64.10%) SQL Server
3 45 (57.69%) MCP
4 43 (55.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 37 (47.44%) Microsoft
6 36 (46.15%) Windows
7 34 (43.59%) VMware
8 32 (41.03%) MVC
8 32 (41.03%) TDD
8 32 (41.03%) ASP.NET
8 32 (41.03%) MCAD
8 32 (41.03%) MCSD
8 32 (41.03%) C#
8 32 (41.03%) .NET
8 32 (41.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 32 (41.03%) Razor View Engine
8 32 (41.03%) Web Application Development
8 32 (41.03%) WCF
8 32 (41.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (39.74%) ITIL
10 29 (37.18%) Hyper-V
10 29 (37.18%) Domain-Driven Design
10 29 (37.18%) BDD
10 29 (37.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 29 (37.18%) CQRS
11 28 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (34.62%) Active Directory
13 26 (33.33%) MS Excel
14 25 (32.05%) MS Exchange
14 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2003

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 25 (32.05%) MS Exchange
2 21 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (20.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.41%) TPMS
6 5 (6.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (5.13%) IIS
7 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.56%) Lync
9 1 (1.28%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 26 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.64%) SAN
2 15 (19.23%) LAN
2 15 (19.23%) WAN
3 14 (17.95%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (11.54%) Firewall
5 6 (7.69%) Unified Communications
6 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.41%) VPN
7 4 (5.13%) Internet
7 4 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (3.85%) DHCP
8 3 (3.85%) VLAN
8 3 (3.85%) DNS
9 2 (2.56%) SMTP
9 2 (2.56%) PBX
9 2 (2.56%) PSTN
9 2 (2.56%) MPLS
9 2 (2.56%) H.323
10 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (64.10%) SQL Server
2 43 (55.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (21.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.56%) OLAP
5 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.28%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MSTest
1 3 (3.85%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (3.85%) Moq
1 3 (3.85%) NUnit
2 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (42.31%) Developer
2 32 (41.03%) .NET Developer
3 9 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.97%) Consultant
5 6 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.41%) Server Support
7 4 (5.13%) Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Server Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) IT Support
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (41.03%) .NET
1 32 (41.03%) ASP.NET
1 32 (41.03%) WCF
1 32 (41.03%) ASP.NET MVC
1 32 (41.03%) Razor View Engine
1 32 (41.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (3.85%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (3.85%) Castle Windsor
2 3 (3.85%) Ninject
2 3 (3.85%) WPF
2 3 (3.85%) Spring.NET
2 3 (3.85%) WinForms
2 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.13%) Clustering
3 3 (3.85%) Celerra
3 3 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (3.85%) EqualLogic
3 3 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.56%) Replication
4 2 (2.56%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.28%) PKI
5 1 (1.28%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 36 (46.15%) Windows
2 28 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (17.95%) Windows 7
5 14 (17.95%) Windows XP
6 11 (14.10%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.13%) VMS
7 4 (5.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.03%) MVC
1 32 (41.03%) TDD
1 32 (41.03%) Web Application Development
2 31 (39.74%) ITIL
3 29 (37.18%) CQRS
3 29 (37.18%) BDD
3 29 (37.18%) Domain-Driven Design
4 8 (10.26%) Change Management
5 6 (7.69%) Service Management
6 5 (6.41%) Migration
6 5 (6.41%) Data Protection
7 4 (5.13%) Change Control
7 4 (5.13%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (5.13%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.13%) OO
8 3 (3.85%) ETL
8 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.85%) Scrum
8 3 (3.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (41.03%) C#
2 12 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 78 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (57.69%) MCP
3 32 (41.03%) MCAD
3 32 (41.03%) MCSD
4 25 (32.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 25 (32.05%) MCITP
5 21 (26.92%) CCNA
5 21 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
7 15 (19.23%) CCA
7 15 (19.23%) MCSE
8 14 (17.95%) MCSA
9 13 (16.67%) NCDA
10 4 (5.13%) NCIE
11 3 (3.85%) VCAP
11 3 (3.85%) CCEE
11 3 (3.85%) CCIA
11 3 (3.85%) HP AIS
11 3 (3.85%) HP MASE
11 3 (3.85%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (37.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 29 (37.18%) Hyper-V
2 27 (34.62%) Active Directory
3 18 (23.08%) vSphere
4 7 (8.97%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.41%) UAG
6 4 (5.13%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (5.13%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (5.13%) XenApp
7 3 (3.85%) XenServer
7 3 (3.85%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.56%) vCloud
9 1 (1.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (21.79%) SCCM
1 17 (21.79%) SCOM
2 8 (10.26%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.13%) MOM
3 4 (5.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (5.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (5.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 37 (47.44%) Microsoft
2 34 (43.59%) VMware
3 20 (25.64%) Citrix
3 20 (25.64%) NetApp
4 15 (19.23%) Cisco
5 13 (16.67%) Symantec
6 8 (10.26%) McAfee
6 8 (10.26%) Sophos
7 4 (5.13%) EMC
7 4 (5.13%) HP
8 3 (3.85%) Dell
9 2 (2.56%) Siemens
9 2 (2.56%) Mitel
9 2 (2.56%) Polycom
10 1 (1.28%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.28%) CommVault
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