The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 228 217 194
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 7 37 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.59% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 2.41% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4 30 55
Median salary £20,500 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-47.09% +10.71%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
MCTS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1352 1535 1564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.13% 24.29% 22.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1137 1229 1203
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCTS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

MCTS Salary Trend in the North West

MCTS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 3 £20,500 -39.25%
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
Lancashire +8 1 £21,500 -49.41%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (91.18%) Windows
3 30 (88.24%) Active Directory
3 30 (88.24%) Microsoft
4 27 (79.41%) Windows Server
5 26 (76.47%) MCSE
6 25 (73.53%) VMware
7 24 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (70.59%) Hyper-V
8 22 (64.71%) MCITP
8 22 (64.71%) MCP
9 21 (61.76%) MCSA
10 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (50.00%) ITIL
11 17 (50.00%) CCNA
12 16 (47.06%) Citrix
13 15 (44.12%) Cisco
13 15 (44.12%) NetApp
13 15 (44.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
14 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (38.24%) DHCP
14 13 (38.24%) DNS
14 13 (38.24%) MS Exchange
15 12 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
16 11 (32.35%) MS Office
17 10 (29.41%) Windows XP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (38.24%) Exchange Server 2013
1 13 (38.24%) MS Exchange
2 12 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) MS Excel
1 11 (32.35%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) DHCP
1 13 (38.24%) DNS
2 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
3 7 (20.59%) LAN
3 7 (20.59%) VPN
3 7 (20.59%) WAN
4 6 (17.65%) VLAN
5 5 (14.71%) Network Security
6 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.94%) Firewall
7 1 (2.94%) SAN
7 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (50.00%) IT Engineer
2 17 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 12 (35.29%) Infrastructure Support
3 12 (35.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 9 (26.47%) IT Support
4 9 (26.47%) Storage Engineer
5 8 (23.53%) Analyst
5 8 (23.53%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 7 (20.59%) Storage Specialist
7 5 (14.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (14.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (14.71%) Senior Support Engineer
7 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
8 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.94%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 27 (79.41%) Windows Server
3 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
6 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
7 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (17.65%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (14.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Data Management
2 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (14.71%) Mentoring
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (8.82%) BPMN
3 3 (8.82%) Quality Management
3 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.94%) Database Security
4 1 (2.94%) High Availability
4 1 (2.94%) Presales
4 1 (2.94%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) C
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (76.47%) MCSE
3 22 (64.71%) MCITP
3 22 (64.71%) MCP
4 21 (61.76%) MCSA
5 17 (50.00%) CCNA
5 17 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (44.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (29.41%) CCA
7 10 (29.41%) Citrix Certification
7 10 (29.41%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (14.71%) NCDA
9 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
9 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
10 1 (2.94%) CCIE
10 1 (2.94%) CCNP
10 1 (2.94%) Degree
10 1 (2.94%) MCDBA
10 1 (2.94%) NCIE
10 1 (2.94%) VCAP
System Software
1 30 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 24 (70.59%) Hyper-V
2 24 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (26.47%) XenServer
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
1 1 (2.94%) SnapMirror
1 1 (2.94%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 30 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 25 (73.53%) VMware
3 16 (47.06%) Citrix
4 15 (44.12%) Cisco
4 15 (44.12%) NetApp
5 7 (20.59%) HP
6 5 (14.71%) Symantec
6 5 (14.71%) Veeam
7 2 (5.88%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.94%) Dell
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