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

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 178 177 164
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 8 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.087% 0.24% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 0.98% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 26
Median salary £20,500 £33,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-39.25% -15.62%
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
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
854 818 889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.77% 24.37% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 735 691 712
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £34,700
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 22 (100.00%) Windows
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (95.45%) Active Directory
3 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 18 (81.82%) VMware
3 18 (81.82%) Windows Server
4 17 (77.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (77.27%) Hyper-V
4 17 (77.27%) MCSE
5 16 (72.73%) ITIL
5 16 (72.73%) Citrix
6 15 (68.18%) NetApp
6 15 (68.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (59.09%) MCP
7 13 (59.09%) MCITP
8 12 (54.55%) MCSA
9 10 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (40.91%) XenServer
10 9 (40.91%) CCA
10 9 (40.91%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (36.36%) CCNA
11 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (31.82%) Cisco
12 7 (31.82%) LAN
12 7 (31.82%) WAN
13 6 (27.27%) HP
13 6 (27.27%) Data ONTAP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) LAN
1 7 (31.82%) WAN
2 5 (22.73%) DHCP
2 5 (22.73%) DNS
2 5 (22.73%) Network Security
2 5 (22.73%) VLAN
3 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) IT Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Storage Engineer
3 8 (36.36%) Support Engineer
4 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 7 (31.82%) Storage Specialist
5 5 (22.73%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (18.18%) NetApp Engineer
6 4 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (13.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (13.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (13.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (27.27%) Data ONTAP
6 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
7 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
8 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Data Management
2 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.55%) Database Security
3 1 (4.55%) High Availability
3 1 (4.55%) Presales
3 1 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (77.27%) MCSE
3 15 (68.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (59.09%) MCITP
4 13 (59.09%) MCP
5 12 (54.55%) MCSA
6 10 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (40.91%) CCA
7 9 (40.91%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (36.36%) CCNA
8 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (22.73%) NCDA
10 1 (4.55%) Degree
10 1 (4.55%) HND
10 1 (4.55%) MCDBA
10 1 (4.55%) NCIE
10 1 (4.55%) VCAP
System Software
1 21 (95.45%) Active Directory
2 17 (77.27%) Hyper-V
2 17 (77.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (40.91%) XenServer
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
1 1 (4.55%) SnapMirror
1 1 (4.55%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
1 18 (81.82%) VMware
2 16 (72.73%) Citrix
3 15 (68.18%) NetApp
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco
5 6 (27.27%) HP
6 5 (22.73%) Symantec
6 5 (22.73%) Veeam
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard