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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 59 62 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.66% 1.23% 3.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.05% 6.15% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 18
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
131 130 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.72% 20.00% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 113 98 166
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 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
Liverpool +11 2 £45,000 -
Wirral - 2 £39,000 -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
1 6 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Dell
3 4 (66.67%) XenApp
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) XenDesktop
4 3 (50.00%) SCCM
4 3 (50.00%) MCSE
5 2 (33.33%) MCSA
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) EMC
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (33.33%) Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Lync
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (16.67%) DMZ
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Celerra
1 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (16.67%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) HP AIS
3 2 (33.33%) HP MASE
3 2 (33.33%) VCDX
3 2 (33.33%) NCDA
3 2 (33.33%) NCIE
3 2 (33.33%) VCAP
3 2 (33.33%) CCEE
3 2 (33.33%) CCIA
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (16.67%) HP ASE
4 1 (16.67%) CCA
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (66.67%) XenApp
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (33.33%) XenServer
4 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) Dell
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco