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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 50 63 64
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.23% 0.67% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 3.13% 5.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 8
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +0.62%
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
116 128 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 27.10% 21.55% 22.13%
Number of salaries quoted 77 111 105
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 3 September 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 +16 1 £40,000 -11.11%
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (60.00%) Replication
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (60.00%) OCP
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (60.00%) Database Mirroring
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (40.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Administrator
2 3 (60.00%) DBA
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Replication
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Database Mirroring
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MCITP
2 3 (60.00%) OCP
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft