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

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 246 236 196
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -40
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 8 20 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.30% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 1.17% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 8 18 66
Median salary £28,750 £38,250 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.83% +10.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £35,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.19% -11.25%
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
1426 1707 1740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.56% 25.58% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1103 1307 1376
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 5 £22,500 -47.05% 1
Cumbria - 2 £45,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (53.33%) MCSA
4 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
4 8 (53.33%) CCNA
4 8 (53.33%) MCITP
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 7 (46.67%) MCSE
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
6 6 (40.00%) MCP
6 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (40.00%) MS Office
6 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (40.00%) Finance
6 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (33.33%) Quality Management
7 5 (33.33%) Retail
7 5 (33.33%) BPMN
7 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Mimecast
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) MPLS
2 1 (6.67%) VLAN
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 6 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Business Process Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Process Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) IT Support
6 1 (6.67%) IT Technician
6 1 (6.67%) Senior IT Support
6 1 (6.67%) Senior IT Technician
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Technician
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
1 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) BPMN
2 5 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) CCNA
3 8 (53.33%) MCITP
3 8 (53.33%) MCSA
4 7 (46.67%) MCSE
5 6 (40.00%) MCP
6 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (13.33%) CCNP
9 1 (6.67%) Degree
9 1 (6.67%) MCDBA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Dell
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) Meraki
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