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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 50 65
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.48% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.47% 8.11%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 9
Average salary - £52,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +133.33%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
126 128 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.87% 27.06% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 82 107 92
Average salary £37,500 £43,750 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +26.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £27,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) MCPD
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCPD
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft