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 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 242 216 234
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 18 26 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 1.59% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 37
Median salary £35,000 £24,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+45.83% -29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -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
1432 1632 1855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.94% 26.51% 24.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1119 1222 1558
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
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 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 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 -13 16 £35,000 -18.12% 3
Cheshire +4 4 £45,000 +104.54% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (71.43%) MCITP
3 12 (57.14%) Windows
4 11 (52.38%) SQL
4 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
5 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (47.62%) MCSE
5 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
6 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
6 9 (42.86%) Windows 8
7 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
8 7 (33.33%) MCSA
8 7 (33.33%) ITIL
8 7 (33.33%) Cisco
8 7 (33.33%) Finance
8 7 (33.33%) VMware
9 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (28.57%) CCNA
9 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
10 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (23.81%) Degree
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (23.81%) CRM
10 5 (23.81%) MS Office
11 4 (19.05%) Retail

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 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) Zimbra
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (23.81%) MS Office
3 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Mimecast
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (19.05%) BIG-IP
2 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) MPLS
2 4 (19.05%) VLAN
2 4 (19.05%) VoIP
2 4 (19.05%) VPN
2 4 (19.05%) Wireless
3 3 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) DBA
2 6 (28.57%) SQL DBA
3 5 (23.81%) IT Support
3 5 (23.81%) IT Support Technician
3 5 (23.81%) IT Technician
3 5 (23.81%) Support Technician
4 4 (19.05%) Senior IT Support
4 4 (19.05%) Senior IT Technician
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Support Technician
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Technician
4 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Business Process Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Process Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
3 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 9 (42.86%) Windows 8
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) CentOS
6 1 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) CRM
3 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
4 3 (14.29%) BPMN
4 3 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Broadcast Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (71.43%) MCITP
3 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (47.62%) MCSE
4 7 (33.33%) MCSA
5 6 (28.57%) CCNA
5 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (23.81%) Degree
7 4 (19.05%) MCDBA
7 4 (19.05%) MCP
8 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 2 (9.52%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) F5
3 4 (19.05%) Meraki
4 3 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) Adobe
6 1 (4.76%) Aspera
6 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) Kaspersky
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
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