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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 228 169 130
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -39
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 27 81 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 1.10% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 4.82% 7.23%
Number of salaries quoted 26 71 105
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +3.12%
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
1634 1679 1522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.30% 22.78% 22.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1259 1299 1288
Average salary £38,350 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.26% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £64,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
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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 -17 13 £42,500 +14.09% 1
Cheshire -38 12 £23,000 -33.33%
Merseyside +9 1 £40,000 -5.88%
Lancashire +2 1 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (88.24%) Windows
3 53 (77.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (76.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (72.06%) Microsoft
6 47 (69.12%) Active Directory
6 47 (69.12%) MS Exchange
7 45 (66.18%) MCITP
8 42 (61.76%) Windows 7
9 36 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 36 (52.94%) MCSE
10 35 (51.47%) VMware
11 33 (48.53%) ITIL
12 32 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
12 32 (47.06%) CCNA
12 32 (47.06%) DNS
13 30 (44.12%) Exchange Server 2013
14 29 (42.65%) VMware Infrastructure
14 29 (42.65%) Hyper-V
14 29 (42.65%) Cisco
14 29 (42.65%) MCP
15 28 (41.18%) TCP/IP
15 28 (41.18%) VPN
16 26 (38.24%) MCSA
17 25 (36.76%) MS Excel
17 25 (36.76%) Windows 8
18 21 (30.88%) SQL
18 21 (30.88%) DHCP
18 21 (30.88%) SAN
19 20 (29.41%) MS Office

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 47 (69.12%) MS Exchange
2 36 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (44.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (13.24%) IIS
5 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 8 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (7.35%) Lync
6 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (4.41%) CMS
8 3 (4.41%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (4.41%) Oracle 9iAS
9 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Foundation
10 1 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.47%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 25 (36.76%) MS Excel
2 20 (29.41%) MS Office
3 4 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.41%) ProjectWise
5 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (47.06%) DNS
2 28 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 28 (41.18%) VPN
3 21 (30.88%) SAN
3 21 (30.88%) DHCP
4 17 (25.00%) Firewall
5 12 (17.65%) NAS
6 9 (13.24%) VLAN
6 9 (13.24%) LAN
6 9 (13.24%) WAN
7 8 (11.76%) ADSL
7 8 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (11.76%) VDSL
8 5 (7.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (5.88%) Network Security
10 2 (2.94%) Wireless
11 1 (1.47%) IPsec
11 1 (1.47%) HTTPS
11 1 (1.47%) IPv4
11 1 (1.47%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (16.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (13.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (13.24%) Oracle9i Database
6 9 (13.24%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (13.24%) Oracle Database
7 4 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (4.41%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (4.41%) MySQL
9 1 (1.47%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
1 4 (5.88%) Legal
2 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (38.24%) Support Engineer
2 17 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (20.59%) Administrator
4 11 (16.18%) DBA
5 10 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (13.24%) IT Support Engineer
6 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 9 (13.24%) IT Support
7 8 (11.76%) IT Manager
8 7 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 6 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (8.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 5 (7.35%) SQL DBA
10 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Manager
11 4 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) WebCenter
2 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) XML
3 1 (1.47%) RSS
3 1 (1.47%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.47%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.18%) Clustering
3 9 (13.24%) Replication
4 7 (10.29%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.88%) Blackberry
6 3 (4.41%) Life Science
6 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (4.41%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 60 (88.24%) Windows
2 53 (77.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 52 (76.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (61.76%) Windows 7
5 25 (36.76%) Windows 8
6 18 (26.47%) Windows XP
7 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (8.82%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) ITIL
2 14 (20.59%) Mentoring
3 11 (16.18%) Service Management
4 9 (13.24%) Database Mirroring
4 9 (13.24%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (13.24%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (11.76%) Change Management
5 8 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.82%) Migration
7 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.35%) ITIL V2
7 5 (7.35%) Coaching
8 4 (5.88%) Software Licensing
8 4 (5.88%) Software Deployment
8 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.88%) Data Security
8 4 (5.88%) Workflow
8 4 (5.88%) Data Management
8 4 (5.88%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.88%) SQL
2 18 (26.47%) PowerShell
3 11 (16.18%) T-SQL
4 9 (13.24%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.88%) VBScript
6 3 (4.41%) Prolog
7 2 (2.94%) C#
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (66.18%) MCITP
3 36 (52.94%) MCSE
4 32 (47.06%) CCNA
4 32 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (42.65%) MCP
6 26 (38.24%) MCSA
7 12 (17.65%) Degree
8 9 (13.24%) NCDA
8 9 (13.24%) OCP
8 9 (13.24%) Oracle Certification
9 8 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (11.76%) JNCIA
10 6 (8.82%) CCIE
10 6 (8.82%) CCDP
10 6 (8.82%) CCENT
11 3 (4.41%) CCA
11 3 (4.41%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (2.94%) HND
13 1 (1.47%) MCDBA
System Software
1 47 (69.12%) Active Directory
2 29 (42.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (42.65%) Hyper-V
3 8 (11.76%) vSphere
4 4 (5.88%) Terminal Server
4 4 (5.88%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.94%) XenApp
5 2 (2.94%) XenServer
5 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) SCCM
2 5 (7.35%) SCOM
2 5 (7.35%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (7.35%) SCOrch
3 3 (4.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.47%) Nagios
4 1 (1.47%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.47%) Opsview
4 1 (1.47%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 49 (72.06%) Microsoft
2 35 (51.47%) VMware
3 29 (42.65%) Cisco
4 14 (20.59%) NetApp
5 10 (14.71%) HP
6 9 (13.24%) Oracle
7 8 (11.76%) Dell
7 8 (11.76%) IBM
7 8 (11.76%) Juniper
8 6 (8.82%) Citrix
9 5 (7.35%) McAfee
10 4 (5.88%) Interwoven
11 3 (4.41%) CommVault
12 2 (2.94%) WatchGuard
13 1 (1.47%) Red Gate
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago