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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 217 129 124
Rank change year-on-year
-88 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 36 128 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 1.86% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.99% 7.85% 8.08%
Number of salaries quoted 34 118 154
Average salary £32,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
1807 1631 1942
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.41% 23.71% 25.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1523 1379 1703
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £52,500 £51,150
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the North West

MCTS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Manchester -47 21 £41,250 +17.85% 1
Cheshire -46 14 £23,500 -37.33% 1
Merseyside +6 1 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 120 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (65.83%) Windows
3 76 (63.33%) MCITP
4 67 (55.83%) MCP
4 67 (55.83%) Microsoft
5 53 (44.17%) ITIL
6 51 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (40.83%) Hyper-V
7 49 (40.83%) MCSE
7 49 (40.83%) MCSA
8 48 (40.00%) VMware
9 47 (39.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 45 (37.50%) Citrix
10 45 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 43 (35.83%) MS Exchange
12 41 (34.17%) MS Excel
13 38 (31.67%) Active Directory
14 37 (30.83%) CCA
14 37 (30.83%) Citrix Certification
15 33 (27.50%) SQL Server
16 32 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
17 31 (25.83%) TCP/IP
18 29 (24.17%) VPN
18 29 (24.17%) MS Office
19 28 (23.33%) DNS
19 28 (23.33%) DHCP
20 27 (22.50%) Windows 2000
20 27 (22.50%) Change Management
20 27 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2007
21 26 (21.67%) Windows 7

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 43 (35.83%) MS Exchange
2 27 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (5.00%) Lync
7 4 (3.33%) IIS
7 4 (3.33%) TPMS
Applications
1 41 (34.17%) MS Excel
2 29 (24.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.83%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.83%) TCP/IP
2 29 (24.17%) VPN
3 28 (23.33%) DNS
3 28 (23.33%) DHCP
4 24 (20.00%) SAN
5 7 (5.83%) iSCSI
6 6 (5.00%) WAN
6 6 (5.00%) LAN
7 5 (4.17%) Firewall
8 2 (1.67%) NAS
8 2 (1.67%) Network Security
8 2 (1.67%) PSTN
9 1 (0.83%) VoIP
9 1 (0.83%) DMZ
9 1 (0.83%) Intranet
9 1 (0.83%) Internet
9 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.83%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (10.00%) MSTest
1 12 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 12 (10.00%) Moq
1 12 (10.00%) NUnit
2 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (18.33%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Advertising
3 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (36.67%) Support Engineer
2 24 (20.00%) Developer
3 21 (17.50%) .NET Developer
3 21 (17.50%) Windows Support Engineer
4 20 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 20 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 20 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
4 20 (16.67%) Server Support
5 15 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (7.50%) IT Support
8 8 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (5.00%) Technical Manager
10 6 (5.00%) Consultant
11 5 (4.17%) Analyst
11 5 (4.17%) Service Analyst
11 5 (4.17%) Operations Manager
12 4 (3.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
12 4 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.83%) ASP.NET
1 25 (20.83%) .NET
2 20 (16.67%) WCF
2 20 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 20 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
2 20 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 12 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
3 12 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
3 12 (10.00%) Ninject
3 12 (10.00%) Spring.NET
4 3 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.83%) jQuery
5 1 (0.83%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.83%) CSS
5 1 (0.83%) SOAP
5 1 (0.83%) XML
5 1 (0.83%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (4.17%) Clustering
4 4 (3.33%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.83%) Statistics
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 79 (65.83%) Windows
2 51 (42.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (39.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (22.50%) Windows 2000
6 26 (21.67%) Windows 7
7 21 (17.50%) Linux
8 20 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 18 (15.00%) VMS
10 17 (14.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (44.17%) ITIL
2 27 (22.50%) Change Management
3 23 (19.17%) MVC
4 22 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (16.67%) TDD
5 20 (16.67%) Change Control
5 20 (16.67%) Web Application Development
6 15 (12.50%) Service Management
7 13 (10.83%) Scrum
8 12 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (10.00%) Kanban
8 12 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
9 10 (8.33%) Migration
10 8 (6.67%) BDD
10 8 (6.67%) Domain-Driven Design
10 8 (6.67%) CQRS
11 7 (5.83%) High Availability
11 7 (5.83%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.00%) C#
2 21 (17.50%) SQL
3 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.17%) VB
5 3 (2.50%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.83%) C
Qualifications
1 120 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (63.33%) MCITP
3 67 (55.83%) MCP
4 49 (40.83%) MCSE
4 49 (40.83%) MCSA
5 37 (30.83%) CCA
5 37 (30.83%) Citrix Certification
6 24 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (18.33%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (18.33%) CCNA
8 21 (17.50%) MCSD
9 20 (16.67%) MCAD
10 10 (8.33%) Degree
11 4 (3.33%) MCPD
12 3 (2.50%) VCP4
12 3 (2.50%) CCEA
12 3 (2.50%) VCP5
13 2 (1.67%) CCNP
14 1 (0.83%) NCDA
14 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.83%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (40.83%) Hyper-V
2 45 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (31.67%) Active Directory
4 22 (18.33%) VMware ESX
5 18 (15.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (5.00%) XenApp
7 5 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.50%) NFS
10 2 (1.67%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (13.33%) SCCM
2 11 (9.17%) Backup Exec
3 9 (7.50%) SCOM
4 6 (5.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 67 (55.83%) Microsoft
2 48 (40.00%) VMware
3 45 (37.50%) Citrix
4 18 (15.00%) Cisco
5 13 (10.83%) HP
6 11 (9.17%) Symantec
6 11 (9.17%) McAfee
6 11 (9.17%) Sophos
7 6 (5.00%) Dell
8 4 (3.33%) EMC
8 4 (3.33%) NetApp
8 4 (3.33%) NETGEAR
9 3 (2.50%) SAP
10 1 (0.83%) SonicWALL
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