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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 174 121 117
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 19 59 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.46% 1.59% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.78% 6.67% 6.91%
Number of salaries quoted 19 59 78
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
1067 884 1129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.60% 23.81% 26.13%
Number of salaries quoted 907 792 963
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £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 29 December 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (73.58%) Microsoft
3 33 (62.26%) Windows
4 32 (60.38%) VMware
5 30 (56.60%) ITIL
5 30 (56.60%) MCP
5 30 (56.60%) Citrix
6 29 (54.72%) MCITP
7 27 (50.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (49.06%) CCA
8 26 (49.06%) Citrix Certification
9 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
10 21 (39.62%) CCNA
10 21 (39.62%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (39.62%) MS Excel
10 21 (39.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
11 19 (35.85%) Hyper-V
12 18 (33.96%) MCSA
12 18 (33.96%) MS Exchange
12 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (32.08%) SQL
14 16 (30.19%) MCSE
15 15 (28.30%) Change Management
16 14 (26.42%) Cisco
17 12 (22.64%) SAN
18 11 (20.75%) McAfee
18 11 (20.75%) .NET
18 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 18 (33.96%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.77%) IIS
5 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.77%) TPMS
5 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (39.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) SAN
2 6 (11.32%) DNS
2 6 (11.32%) DHCP
3 5 (9.43%) LAN
3 5 (9.43%) WAN
3 5 (9.43%) Firewall
4 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.66%) VPN
5 3 (5.66%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.77%) Network Security
6 2 (3.77%) PSTN
7 1 (1.89%) VoIP
7 1 (1.89%) Intranet
7 1 (1.89%) Internet
7 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Advertising
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Support Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (16.98%) Developer
3 9 (16.98%) Server Support
3 9 (16.98%) Server Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) Server Support Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) Windows Server Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) Windows Support Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Technical Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Services Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Service Manager
6 4 (7.55%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.66%) Support Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Technical Support Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Project Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
1 11 (20.75%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) .NET Framework
3 4 (7.55%) WCF
3 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (7.55%) Razor View Engine
3 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (1.89%) SOAP
4 1 (1.89%) XML
4 1 (1.89%) WSDL
4 1 (1.89%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) Client/Server
2 6 (11.32%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.89%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 33 (62.26%) Windows
2 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (33.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (18.87%) Windows 2000
5 8 (15.09%) VMS
5 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (13.21%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (56.60%) ITIL
2 15 (28.30%) Change Management
3 10 (18.87%) MVC
4 9 (16.98%) Service Management
4 9 (16.98%) Change Control
5 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
5 6 (11.32%) OOD
5 6 (11.32%) OO
6 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.55%) TDD
7 4 (7.55%) Migration
7 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.55%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (7.55%) CQRS
7 4 (7.55%) Web Application Development
7 4 (7.55%) BDD
8 3 (5.66%) CRM
9 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.77%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) SQL
2 10 (18.87%) C#
3 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.77%) C
4 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (56.60%) MCP
3 29 (54.72%) MCITP
4 26 (49.06%) CCA
4 26 (49.06%) Citrix Certification
5 21 (39.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 21 (39.62%) CCNA
5 21 (39.62%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (33.96%) MCSA
7 16 (30.19%) MCSE
8 6 (11.32%) MCPD
9 5 (9.43%) MCSD
10 4 (7.55%) MCAD
10 4 (7.55%) NCDA
11 3 (5.66%) CCEA
11 3 (5.66%) VCP4
11 3 (5.66%) VCP5
12 2 (3.77%) CCNP
12 2 (3.77%) Degree
13 1 (1.89%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (50.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
3 19 (35.85%) Hyper-V
4 8 (15.09%) VMware ESX
4 8 (15.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (7.55%) XenApp
5 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.66%) vSphere
6 3 (5.66%) NFS
7 1 (1.89%) XenServer
7 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) Backup Exec
1 9 (16.98%) SCCM
1 9 (16.98%) SCOM
2 2 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.77%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 39 (73.58%) Microsoft
2 32 (60.38%) VMware
3 30 (56.60%) Citrix
4 14 (26.42%) Cisco
5 11 (20.75%) McAfee
6 10 (18.87%) Symantec
7 9 (16.98%) Sophos
8 7 (13.21%) NetApp
9 4 (7.55%) HP
10 1 (1.89%) SAP
10 1 (1.89%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.89%) Veeam
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