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

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 222 205 202
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 7 43 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.70% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 2.70% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5 36 54
Median salary £20,500 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-47.09% -3.12%
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -12.50%
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
1393 1593 1558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.10% 25.82% 22.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 1261 1201
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,100 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 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 28 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 -15 3 £20,500 -8.88%
Cumbria - 2 - - 1
Cheshire 0 1 £36,500 +7.35%
Lancashire 0 1 £21,500 -49.41%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (95.74%) Windows
3 43 (91.49%) Active Directory
4 39 (82.98%) Microsoft
5 38 (80.85%) Windows Server
6 37 (78.72%) VMware
7 33 (70.21%) MCSE
8 32 (68.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 32 (68.09%) Hyper-V
9 31 (65.96%) MCP
10 30 (63.83%) MCITP
11 29 (61.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (57.45%) MCSA
13 26 (55.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 25 (53.19%) ITIL
15 24 (51.06%) Cisco
16 23 (48.94%) CCNA
16 23 (48.94%) Cisco Certification
17 22 (46.81%) Windows 7
18 19 (40.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 19 (40.43%) NetApp
18 19 (40.43%) Citrix
18 19 (40.43%) MS Exchange
19 18 (38.30%) Windows XP
19 18 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2010
19 18 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2013
20 17 (36.17%) DHCP
20 17 (36.17%) DNS
21 16 (34.04%) TCP/IP
21 16 (34.04%) MS Excel

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 19 (40.43%) MS Exchange
2 18 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 18 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (34.04%) MS Excel
2 15 (31.91%) MS Office
3 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.17%) DHCP
1 17 (36.17%) DNS
2 16 (34.04%) TCP/IP
3 11 (23.40%) LAN
3 11 (23.40%) VPN
3 11 (23.40%) WAN
4 6 (12.77%) VLAN
4 6 (12.77%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (10.64%) Network Security
6 3 (6.38%) SAN
7 2 (4.26%) Firewall
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (48.94%) IT Engineer
2 23 (48.94%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (48.94%) Support Engineer
3 16 (34.04%) Infrastructure Support
3 16 (34.04%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 16 (34.04%) IT Support
4 12 (25.53%) IT Support Engineer
5 11 (23.40%) Storage Engineer
6 8 (17.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 8 (17.02%) Storage Specialist
7 7 (14.89%) Analyst
8 6 (12.77%) Senior Support Engineer
9 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (10.64%) Support Analyst
10 4 (8.51%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (8.51%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 4 (8.51%) NetApp Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 45 (95.74%) Windows
2 38 (80.85%) Windows Server
3 29 (61.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (55.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (46.81%) Windows 7
6 18 (38.30%) Windows XP
7 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (23.40%) Windows 8
9 8 (17.02%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) ITIL
2 6 (12.77%) Data Management
2 6 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
3 5 (10.64%) Migration
3 5 (10.64%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (6.38%) High Availability
5 2 (4.26%) BPMN
5 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.26%) Database Security
5 2 (4.26%) Quality Management
5 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.13%) Coaching
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL V2
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.13%) Presales
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.13%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) C
2 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (70.21%) MCSE
3 31 (65.96%) MCP
4 30 (63.83%) MCITP
5 27 (57.45%) MCSA
6 23 (48.94%) CCNA
6 23 (48.94%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (40.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (27.66%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (25.53%) CCA
9 12 (25.53%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (14.89%) NCDA
11 2 (4.26%) Degree
11 2 (4.26%) HND
11 2 (4.26%) MCDBA
11 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
11 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
12 1 (2.13%) CCIE
12 1 (2.13%) CCNP
12 1 (2.13%) NCIE
System Software
1 43 (91.49%) Active Directory
2 32 (68.09%) Hyper-V
2 32 (68.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (23.40%) XenServer
4 3 (6.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
1 5 (10.64%) SCOM
2 2 (4.26%) SnapMirror
2 2 (4.26%) SnapVault
3 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 39 (82.98%) Microsoft
2 37 (78.72%) VMware
3 24 (51.06%) Cisco
4 19 (40.43%) Citrix
4 19 (40.43%) NetApp
5 8 (17.02%) HP
6 5 (10.64%) Symantec
6 5 (10.64%) Veeam
7 4 (8.51%) Dell
8 3 (6.38%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
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