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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 214 192 120
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -72
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 39 57 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.82% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 3.66% 8.56%
Number of salaries quoted 32 51 141
Average salary £38,750 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,850 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
1539 1558 1741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.78% 22.48% 23.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1225 1199 1458
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Cheshire -11 25 £34,000 -2.85%
Manchester -15 8 £33,750 -15.62% 1
Merseyside +16 5 £45,000 +2.85%
Lancashire -8 4 £42,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (88.10%) Windows
3 65 (77.38%) Microsoft
4 62 (73.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (67.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (67.86%) Active Directory
6 52 (61.90%) MS Exchange
7 48 (57.14%) MCITP
8 47 (55.95%) MCP
9 46 (54.76%) Windows 7
10 42 (50.00%) Cisco
11 41 (48.81%) VMware
12 40 (47.62%) ITIL
13 39 (46.43%) DNS
13 39 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 39 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2013
14 37 (44.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 37 (44.05%) MCSE
15 34 (40.48%) TCP/IP
15 34 (40.48%) CCNA
15 34 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
16 33 (39.29%) Hyper-V
17 31 (36.90%) Windows 8
18 28 (33.33%) DHCP
19 26 (30.95%) VPN
19 26 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
20 24 (28.57%) LAN
20 24 (28.57%) WAN
20 24 (28.57%) SQL
21 23 (27.38%) Windows XP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 52 (61.90%) MS Exchange
2 39 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 37 (44.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (22.62%) IIS
5 14 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 14 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (13.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (10.71%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (5.95%) Lync
11 3 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (3.57%) Oracle 9iAS
12 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (1.19%) MS Project Server
12 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Foundation
12 1 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (20.24%) MS Excel
2 16 (19.05%) MS Office
3 3 (3.57%) ProjectWise
4 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.57%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.00%) Office 365
2 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (46.43%) DNS
2 34 (40.48%) TCP/IP
3 28 (33.33%) DHCP
4 26 (30.95%) VPN
5 24 (28.57%) LAN
5 24 (28.57%) WAN
6 22 (26.19%) SAN
7 17 (20.24%) VLAN
8 15 (17.86%) NAS
9 13 (15.48%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (14.29%) Firewall
10 12 (14.29%) Network Security
11 11 (13.10%) VDSL
11 11 (13.10%) ADSL
12 2 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
13 1 (1.19%) WiMAX
13 1 (1.19%) IMAP
13 1 (1.19%) Bluetooth
13 1 (1.19%) Broadband
13 1 (1.19%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.81%) SQL Server
1 20 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (13.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (10.71%) Oracle9i Database
4 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.57%) MySQL
5 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (26.19%) Support Engineer
2 20 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (17.86%) Administrator
4 12 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (14.29%) IT Support
5 11 (13.10%) IT Manager
6 10 (11.90%) DBA
7 9 (10.71%) Developer
7 9 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (10.71%) SharePoint Developer
8 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 8 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (8.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 7 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 6 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (5.95%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.10%) .NET
2 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET
2 9 (10.71%) CSS
2 9 (10.71%) Ajax
2 9 (10.71%) .NET Framework
2 9 (10.71%) WCF
2 9 (10.71%) HTML
3 3 (3.57%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.19%) XML
4 1 (1.19%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.90%) Clustering
3 9 (10.71%) Replication
4 8 (9.52%) FlexPod
4 8 (9.52%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.57%) Life Science
5 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 74 (88.10%) Windows
2 62 (73.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 57 (67.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (54.76%) Windows 7
5 31 (36.90%) Windows 8
6 26 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (27.38%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.57%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.62%) ITIL
2 13 (15.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 13 (15.48%) Mentoring
3 11 (13.10%) Mobile Device Management
3 11 (13.10%) Migration
3 11 (13.10%) Change Management
3 11 (13.10%) Service Management
4 9 (10.71%) OOA/OOD
4 9 (10.71%) OO
4 9 (10.71%) CRM
4 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (10.71%) Database Mirroring
5 6 (7.14%) Data Management
6 5 (5.95%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.76%) Data Security
7 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.76%) Software Licensing
8 3 (3.57%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.57%) SQL
2 19 (22.62%) T-SQL
3 17 (20.24%) PowerShell
4 11 (13.10%) C#
5 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 9 (10.71%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.95%) C
7 3 (3.57%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (57.14%) MCITP
3 47 (55.95%) MCP
4 37 (44.05%) MCSE
5 34 (40.48%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (40.48%) CCNA
6 20 (23.81%) MCSA
7 15 (17.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (15.48%) NCDA
9 11 (13.10%) JNCIA
10 9 (10.71%) OCP
10 9 (10.71%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (10.71%) MCAD
10 9 (10.71%) MCSD
11 7 (8.33%) CCDP
11 7 (8.33%) CCIE
11 7 (8.33%) Degree
11 7 (8.33%) CCENT
12 5 (5.95%) CCA
12 5 (5.95%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 57 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 39 (46.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (39.29%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.33%) vSphere
5 4 (4.76%) XenApp
5 4 (4.76%) XenServer
5 4 (4.76%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) SCCM
1 7 (8.33%) SCOM
2 3 (3.57%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.38%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.19%) SnapMirror
4 1 (1.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 65 (77.38%) Microsoft
2 42 (50.00%) Cisco
3 41 (48.81%) VMware
4 20 (23.81%) NetApp
4 20 (23.81%) HP
5 16 (19.05%) Dell
6 11 (13.10%) IBM
6 11 (13.10%) Juniper
7 9 (10.71%) Oracle
7 9 (10.71%) Citrix
8 5 (5.95%) Symantec
8 5 (5.95%) Veeam
9 3 (3.57%) CommVault
9 3 (3.57%) Business Objects
10 2 (2.38%) McAfee
11 1 (1.19%) WatchGuard
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