The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 38 44
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport - 1.22% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.88% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 1
Average salary - £36,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -23.68%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
MCTS
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stockport region.

Qualifications Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
45 41 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 28.30% 25.00% 20.54%
Number of salaries quoted 39 36 45
Average salary £34,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,850 £30,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £51,400 £47,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Stockport region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

MCTS
Salary Trend in Stockport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Stockport region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Stockport

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Stockport 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 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (66.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (66.67%) UAG
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) MOM
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Stockport 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2000
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Celerra
2 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) HP AIS
3 1 (33.33%) HP MASE
3 1 (33.33%) VCDX
3 1 (33.33%) NCDA
3 1 (33.33%) NCIE
3 1 (33.33%) VCAP
3 1 (33.33%) CCEE
3 1 (33.33%) CCIA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (66.67%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (66.67%) UAG
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) MOM
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (66.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp