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

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 218 217 183
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 12 39 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.59% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 2.17% 4.88%
Number of salaries quoted 8 39 71
Median salary £22,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-47.05% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £52,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
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
1367 1799 1618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.15% 27.31% 22.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1380 1252
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £61,215
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 May 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 May 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 +7 8 £23,000 -6.12% 1
Cheshire +7 3 £22,000 -35.29%
Cumbria - 1 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (98.08%) Windows
3 49 (94.23%) Active Directory
4 45 (86.54%) VMware
5 44 (84.62%) Microsoft
6 43 (82.69%) Windows Server
7 37 (71.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
9 35 (67.31%) Hyper-V
10 34 (65.38%) MCSE
10 34 (65.38%) MCP
11 32 (61.54%) Cisco
11 32 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (59.62%) MCITP
13 28 (53.85%) MCSA
14 27 (51.92%) ITIL
14 27 (51.92%) Windows 7
15 26 (50.00%) CCNA
15 26 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (44.23%) Windows XP
16 23 (44.23%) MS Exchange
17 22 (42.31%) NetApp
17 22 (42.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 21 (40.38%) Exchange Server 2010
18 21 (40.38%) TCP/IP
19 20 (38.46%) DHCP
19 20 (38.46%) DNS
19 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
19 20 (38.46%) Citrix
19 20 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013

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 23 (44.23%) MS Exchange
2 21 (40.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.77%) IIS
5 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 16 (30.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (40.38%) TCP/IP
2 20 (38.46%) DHCP
2 20 (38.46%) DNS
3 14 (26.92%) LAN
3 14 (26.92%) VPN
3 14 (26.92%) WAN
4 8 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (11.54%) Network Security
5 6 (11.54%) VLAN
6 5 (9.62%) SAN
7 4 (7.69%) Firewall
8 3 (5.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (57.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (50.00%) IT Engineer
2 26 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 21 (40.38%) IT Support
4 19 (36.54%) Infrastructure Support
4 19 (36.54%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 15 (28.85%) IT Support Engineer
6 11 (21.15%) Storage Engineer
7 8 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 8 (15.38%) Storage Specialist
8 6 (11.54%) Senior Support Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 4 (7.69%) Analyst
9 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support
9 4 (7.69%) NetApp Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.62%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 51 (98.08%) Windows
2 43 (82.69%) Windows Server
3 37 (71.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (51.92%) Windows 7
6 23 (44.23%) Windows XP
7 15 (28.85%) Windows 8
7 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (19.23%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
3 7 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (11.54%) Data Management
4 6 (11.54%) Migration
5 5 (9.62%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (5.77%) Coaching
6 3 (5.77%) High Availability
6 3 (5.77%) ITIL V2
6 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.85%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.85%) Database Security
8 1 (1.92%) BPMN
8 1 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.92%) Presales
8 1 (1.92%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.92%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) C
1 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (65.38%) MCP
2 34 (65.38%) MCSE
3 31 (59.62%) MCITP
4 28 (53.85%) MCSA
5 26 (50.00%) CCNA
5 26 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (42.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (23.08%) CCA
8 12 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (19.23%) NCDA
10 2 (3.85%) Degree
10 2 (3.85%) HND
10 2 (3.85%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.92%) CCIE
11 1 (1.92%) CCNP
11 1 (1.92%) NCIE
11 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 49 (94.23%) Active Directory
2 36 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (67.31%) Hyper-V
4 11 (21.15%) XenServer
5 5 (9.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) SCCM
1 9 (17.31%) SCOM
2 3 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.77%) SCOrch
3 2 (3.85%) SnapMirror
3 2 (3.85%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 45 (86.54%) VMware
2 44 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 32 (61.54%) Cisco
4 22 (42.31%) NetApp
5 20 (38.46%) Citrix
6 9 (17.31%) HP
7 6 (11.54%) Dell
7 6 (11.54%) Symantec
7 6 (11.54%) Veeam
8 3 (5.77%) Intel Security
8 3 (5.77%) WatchGuard
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