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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 217 128 119
Rank change year-on-year
-89 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 33 121 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 1.78% 2.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 7.59% 9.05%
Number of salaries quoted 32 110 177
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,150 £23,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
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
1788 1595 1955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.27% 23.48% 24.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1499 1336 1714
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -52 21 £40,000 +19.40% 1
Cheshire -41 10 £23,500 -32.85%
Merseyside +2 2 £52,500 +31.25% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (70.91%) Windows
3 73 (66.36%) MCITP
4 68 (61.82%) Microsoft
5 58 (52.73%) MCP
6 51 (46.36%) VMware
7 49 (44.55%) ITIL
8 48 (43.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (42.73%) Citrix
9 47 (42.73%) Hyper-V
10 46 (41.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 45 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 44 (40.00%) MCSE
13 41 (37.27%) MCSA
13 41 (37.27%) MS Exchange
14 40 (36.36%) MS Excel
15 38 (34.55%) CCA
15 38 (34.55%) Citrix Certification
15 38 (34.55%) Active Directory
16 30 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 30 (27.27%) SQL Server
17 27 (24.55%) Change Management
17 27 (24.55%) Windows 2000
17 27 (24.55%) DHCP
17 27 (24.55%) DNS
17 27 (24.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 26 (23.64%) SAN
18 26 (23.64%) TCP/IP
18 26 (23.64%) SQL
19 25 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 41 (37.27%) MS Exchange
2 25 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (6.36%) IIS
6 6 (5.45%) Lync
7 4 (3.64%) TPMS
8 3 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 24 (21.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.73%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (6.36%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (24.55%) DHCP
1 27 (24.55%) DNS
2 26 (23.64%) SAN
2 26 (23.64%) TCP/IP
3 24 (21.82%) VPN
4 7 (6.36%) LAN
4 7 (6.36%) WAN
4 7 (6.36%) iSCSI
5 6 (5.45%) Firewall
6 3 (2.73%) Network Security
7 2 (1.82%) NAS
7 2 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.82%) PSTN
8 1 (0.91%) VoIP
8 1 (0.91%) DMZ
8 1 (0.91%) Intranet
8 1 (0.91%) Internet
8 1 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (7.27%) NUnit
1 8 (7.27%) MSTest
1 8 (7.27%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (7.27%) Moq
2 5 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (2.73%) Advertising
3 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 21 (19.09%) Windows Support Engineer
3 20 (18.18%) Windows Server Engineer
3 20 (18.18%) Server Support
3 20 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 20 (18.18%) Server Support Engineer
4 19 (17.27%) Developer
5 13 (11.82%) .NET Developer
6 11 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.36%) IT Support
9 6 (5.45%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Technical Manager
9 6 (5.45%) Consultant
10 5 (4.55%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.55%) Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) Service Analyst
11 4 (3.64%) IT Consultant
11 4 (3.64%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.09%) ASP.NET
1 21 (19.09%) .NET
2 13 (11.82%) WCF
3 12 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
3 12 (10.91%) Razor View Engine
3 12 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 8 (7.27%) Unity DI Container
4 8 (7.27%) Spring.NET
4 8 (7.27%) Castle Windsor
4 8 (7.27%) Ninject
5 7 (6.36%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.82%) CSS
7 1 (0.91%) SOAP
7 1 (0.91%) XML
7 1 (0.91%) WSDL
7 1 (0.91%) Ajax
7 1 (0.91%) HTML
7 1 (0.91%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.91%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.27%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (6.36%) N-Tier
4 6 (5.45%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.55%) Clustering
6 1 (0.91%) Statistics
6 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.91%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 78 (70.91%) Windows
2 48 (43.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (24.55%) Windows 2000
6 24 (21.82%) Windows 7
7 19 (17.27%) Linux
8 18 (16.36%) Windows XP
8 18 (16.36%) VMS
9 15 (13.64%) UNIX
10 3 (2.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.55%) ITIL
2 27 (24.55%) Change Management
3 20 (18.18%) Change Control
4 18 (16.36%) MVC
5 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (11.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (10.91%) TDD
7 12 (10.91%) Service Management
7 12 (10.91%) Web Application Development
8 11 (10.00%) Migration
9 9 (8.18%) Scrum
10 8 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.27%) Kanban
10 8 (7.27%) Dependency Injection
11 7 (6.36%) Incident Management
11 7 (6.36%) Problem Management
11 7 (6.36%) OO
11 7 (6.36%) High Availability
12 6 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (5.45%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.64%) SQL
2 20 (18.18%) C#
3 6 (5.45%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.55%) VB
5 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.73%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.82%) C
8 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 110 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (66.36%) MCITP
3 58 (52.73%) MCP
4 44 (40.00%) MCSE
5 41 (37.27%) MCSA
6 38 (34.55%) CCA
6 38 (34.55%) Citrix Certification
7 27 (24.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (21.82%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (21.82%) CCNA
9 14 (12.73%) MCSD
10 13 (11.82%) MCAD
11 7 (6.36%) MCPD
11 7 (6.36%) Degree
12 4 (3.64%) NCDA
13 3 (2.73%) VCP5
13 3 (2.73%) VCP4
13 3 (2.73%) CCEA
14 2 (1.82%) CCNP
15 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.82%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (42.73%) Hyper-V
2 46 (41.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (34.55%) Active Directory
4 22 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 18 (16.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (6.36%) XenApp
7 6 (5.45%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.73%) vSphere
9 3 (2.73%) NFS
10 2 (1.82%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.91%) XenServer
11 1 (0.91%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 18 (16.36%) SCCM
2 11 (10.00%) SCOM
2 11 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 6 (5.45%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 68 (61.82%) Microsoft
2 51 (46.36%) VMware
3 47 (42.73%) Citrix
4 20 (18.18%) Cisco
5 14 (12.73%) HP
6 13 (11.82%) McAfee
7 12 (10.91%) Symantec
8 11 (10.00%) Sophos
9 7 (6.36%) NetApp
10 6 (5.45%) Dell
11 4 (3.64%) EMC
11 4 (3.64%) NETGEAR
12 3 (2.73%) SAP
13 1 (0.91%) Veeam
13 1 (0.91%) SonicWALL
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