The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 53 69 49
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 8 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.58% 0.45% 2.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.13% 1.99% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 12
Average salary £52,500 £41,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
156 151 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.89% 22.78% 28.27%
Number of salaries quoted 107 120 112
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £58,052
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MCTS
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Merseyside region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Merseyside

MCTS
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 21 April 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
Liverpool +17 8 £52,500 +27.27% 1
St Helens -2 2 £45,000 -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (84.62%) CRM
2 11 (84.62%) SharePoint
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 11 (84.62%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (84.62%) .NET
2 11 (84.62%) C#
2 11 (84.62%) HTML
2 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (84.62%) IIS
2 11 (84.62%) ASP.NET
2 11 (84.62%) CSS
2 11 (84.62%) MCP
2 11 (84.62%) MCAD
2 11 (84.62%) MCSD
2 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) OOA/OOD
2 11 (84.62%) OO
2 11 (84.62%) Ajax
2 11 (84.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (84.62%) .NET Framework
2 11 (84.62%) WCF
2 11 (84.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (84.62%) Office 365
2 11 (84.62%) SharePoint 2013

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 11 (84.62%) IIS
1 11 (84.62%) SharePoint
1 11 (84.62%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (84.62%) SharePoint 2010
1 11 (84.62%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 11 (84.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (84.62%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
1 11 (84.62%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (15.38%) DBA
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) HTML
1 11 (84.62%) .NET
1 11 (84.62%) ASP.NET
1 11 (84.62%) CSS
1 11 (84.62%) Ajax
1 11 (84.62%) .NET Framework
1 11 (84.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) OOA/OOD
1 11 (84.62%) OO
1 11 (84.62%) CRM
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Database Mirroring
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 11 (84.62%) C#
2 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (84.62%) MCP
2 11 (84.62%) MCAD
2 11 (84.62%) MCSD
3 2 (15.38%) OCP
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (15.38%) MCITP
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, flexible hours
Posted: 5 days ago