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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / North West
Rank 240 195 229
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +34
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 7 37 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.68% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 2.47% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 7 36 31
Median salary £35,000 £25,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £43,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%

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
1326 1499 1680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.38% 27.53% 25.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1012 1162 1401
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -37 7 £35,000 -6.66% 2
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 17 (80.95%) MCITP
3 13 (61.90%) SQL
4 12 (57.14%) Windows
5 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
5 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
6 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (47.62%) MCSE
6 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
6 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
7 9 (42.86%) Windows 8
8 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
8 8 (38.10%) ITIL
9 7 (33.33%) MCSA
9 7 (33.33%) Cisco
9 7 (33.33%) VMware
10 6 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (28.57%) CCNA
10 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
10 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
10 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
11 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (23.81%) Degree
11 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (23.81%) CRM
11 5 (23.81%) MS Office
11 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (23.81%) Finance

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 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (23.81%) MS Office
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (4.76%) 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 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) DBA
1 8 (38.10%) SQL DBA
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) IT Support
2 5 (23.81%) IT Support Technician
2 5 (23.81%) IT Technician
2 5 (23.81%) Support Technician
3 4 (19.05%) Senior IT Support
3 4 (19.05%) Senior IT Technician
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Support Technician
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Technician
3 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) 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 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) CRM
3 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) BPMN
4 1 (4.76%) Broadcast Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Post-Production
4 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (80.95%) 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 2 (9.52%) CCNP
9 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
9 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
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 8 (38.10%) 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%) Avid
6 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) Kaspersky
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
Wigan
Mint
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Compu team
Salary: From £16,000 to £19,000 per annum plus pension & profit-share scheme
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago