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

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 247 232 177
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -55
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 27 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.049% 0.40% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 1.63% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2 26 73
Median salary £45,000 £35,750 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+25.87% +3.62%
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £33,913 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+19.42% -19.25%
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
1346 1655 1694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.85% 24.60% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1070 1285 1291
Median salary £41,000 £38,350 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.91% +2.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,400 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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
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 31 August 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
Cumbria - 3 £45,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) Quality Management
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (50.00%) MCITP
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) MCP
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
2 5 (50.00%) MCSA
2 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (50.00%) BPMN
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8

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 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) VLAN
1 1 (10.00%) WLAN
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Business Process Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Process Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) BPMN
1 5 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 5 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCITP
2 5 (50.00%) MCP
2 5 (50.00%) MCSA
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCA
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) WatchGuard