The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 70 48 80
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +32
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.45% 2.49% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.99% 8.82% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2 12 1
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
151 136 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.74% 28.27% 34.20%
Number of salaries quoted 120 112 179
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £27,025 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,052 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
North West

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -21 3 £41,250 +10.00%
St Helens - 1 - -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCITP
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) Windows
4 8 (66.67%) MCSE
4 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
5 7 (58.33%) MCSA
5 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
6 6 (50.00%) ITIL
7 4 (33.33%) MCP
7 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
7 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (25.00%) vSphere
8 3 (25.00%) NCIE
8 3 (25.00%) Dell
8 3 (25.00%) EMC
8 3 (25.00%) Citrix
8 3 (25.00%) SAN
8 3 (25.00%) NetApp
8 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (25.00%) VMware
8 3 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
9 2 (16.67%) Clustering
9 2 (16.67%) HP AIS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (8.33%) Lync
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) IT Support
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (8.33%) Ninject
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Celerra
1 2 (16.67%) EqualLogic
2 1 (8.33%) Streaming Music
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (8.33%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
2 6 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
5 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (8.33%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
5 1 (8.33%) MOF
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCITP
3 8 (66.67%) MCSE
4 7 (58.33%) MCSA
5 4 (33.33%) MCP
6 3 (25.00%) NCIE
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (16.67%) HP AIS
7 2 (16.67%) HP MASE
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (16.67%) VCDX
7 2 (16.67%) NCDA
7 2 (16.67%) VCAP
7 2 (16.67%) CCEE
7 2 (16.67%) CCIA
8 1 (8.33%) MCAD
8 1 (8.33%) MCSD
8 1 (8.33%) CCA
8 1 (8.33%) HP ASE
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (25.00%) vSphere
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 2 (16.67%) XenServer
3 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Dell
2 3 (25.00%) EMC
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) NetApp
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) CommVault
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec