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

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 236 216 181
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -35
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 39 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.60% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 2.48% 4.53%
Number of salaries quoted 4 31 66
Median salary £33,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £20,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £33,826 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -15.43%
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
1399 1573 1633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.83% 24.06% 22.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1156 1225 1257
Median salary £42,500 £39,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 - 4 £45,000 -
Lancashire +14 1 £21,500 -49.41%
Manchester -7 1 £20,500 -45.33% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
3 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 13 (72.22%) Windows
4 12 (66.67%) MCSE
4 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 10 (55.56%) CCNA
5 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (50.00%) MCSA
6 9 (50.00%) MCP
6 9 (50.00%) MCITP
7 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (44.44%) Hyper-V
7 8 (44.44%) VMware
8 7 (38.89%) ITIL
8 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
8 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (33.33%) MS Office
9 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 6 (33.33%) DHCP
9 6 (33.33%) DNS
9 6 (33.33%) Cisco
9 6 (33.33%) Citrix
9 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (27.78%) BPMN
10 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
10 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared

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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (33.33%) MS Office
3 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) DHCP
1 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) VLAN
3 3 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) WLAN
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Support Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) Business Process Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) IT Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (27.78%) Process Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Support Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (16.67%) IT Support
6 3 (16.67%) NetApp Engineer
6 3 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) BPMN
2 5 (27.78%) Quality Management
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) Data Management
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (66.67%) MCSE
3 10 (55.56%) CCNA
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (50.00%) MCITP
4 9 (50.00%) MCP
4 9 (50.00%) MCSA
5 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (16.67%) CCA
6 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (16.67%) NCDA
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (5.56%) CCIE
8 1 (5.56%) CCNP
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) Hyper-V
2 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) XenServer
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) Citrix
4 5 (27.78%) NetApp
5 4 (22.22%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) Symantec
6 3 (16.67%) Veeam
7 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard
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