Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 200 265 277
Rank change year-on-year +65 +12 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 30 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.56% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 0.46% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 21 6 10
Manchester median annual salary £32,500 £37,250 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.75% -10.24% +18.57%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £29,700
90th Percentile £68,750 £44,500 £44,550
North West median annual salary £32,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -22.62% +1.20% +18.57%

MCTS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 921 1,524 1,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 17.19% 23.17% 19.82%
Number of salaries quoted 689 1,274 1,123
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.47% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,235 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Manchester

MCTS
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Manchester

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Salary histogram for MCTS in Manchester

MCTS
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 10 £32,500 - 1
Salford - 3 £67,500 - 1
Stockport - 1 £20,500 -
MCTS
North West

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (96.67%) Microsoft
3 24 (80.00%) MCSA
4 23 (76.67%) MCSE
5 17 (56.67%) SQL Server
6 13 (43.33%) Azure
7 12 (40.00%) VMware
7 12 (40.00%) TOGAF
7 12 (40.00%) ITIL
8 11 (36.67%) Citrix
8 11 (36.67%) Service Management
8 11 (36.67%) Release Management
8 11 (36.67%) MCITP
8 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
8 11 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (33.33%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (33.33%) PaaS
9 10 (33.33%) IaaS
9 10 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (33.33%) CCNA
9 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
10 9 (30.00%) IIS
10 9 (30.00%) Finance
11 7 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 7 (23.33%) PCI DSS
12 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (16.67%) Firewall
14 4 (13.33%) MVC
14 4 (13.33%) Scrum

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 9 (30.00%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) Azure
2 10 (33.33%) IaaS
2 10 (33.33%) PaaS
3 3 (10.00%) AWS
3 3 (10.00%) SaaS
4 2 (6.67%) GCP
5 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) MPLS
2 3 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.33%) FTP
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (56.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Architect
2 11 (36.67%) IT Engineer
3 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (23.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) IT Support
5 4 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (3.33%) ICT Technician
8 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
1 4 (13.33%) .NET Core
1 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
1 4 (13.33%) Entity Framework
1 4 (13.33%) REST
1 4 (13.33%) SOAP
1 4 (13.33%) Web Services
1 4 (13.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) FlexPod
1 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
1 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
1 12 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 11 (36.67%) Release Management
2 11 (36.67%) Service Management
3 10 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (13.33%) Creative Thinking
5 4 (13.33%) Innovative Thinking
5 4 (13.33%) Line Management
5 4 (13.33%) MVC
5 4 (13.33%) Scrum
6 3 (10.00%) Data Management
6 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Decision-Making
7 2 (6.67%) IT Strategy
8 1 (3.33%) Commercial Awareness
8 1 (3.33%) DevOps
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL V2
8 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) C#
1 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (80.00%) MCSA
3 23 (76.67%) MCSE
4 11 (36.67%) MCITP
4 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
5 10 (33.33%) CCNA
5 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (33.33%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (3.33%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.33%) NCDA
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (23.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.33%) Docker
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
1 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) VMware
3 11 (36.67%) Citrix
4 2 (6.67%) Google
5 1 (3.33%) Apple
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee
5 1 (3.33%) NetApp