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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
North West / Manchester
Rank 196 160 168
Rank change year-on-year -36 +8  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 19 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.051% 0.57% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 2.31% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2 15 21
Median salary £33,250 £37,500 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.33% +53.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,850 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,650 £38,100 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £35,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +26.76% -10.12%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 928 822 1085
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 23.53% 24.47% 29.14%
Number of salaries quoted 697 675 869
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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
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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
Bolton - 1 £35,000 -
Wigan - 1 £31,500 -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) MCITP
3 11 (73.33%) SQL
4 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (53.33%) Windows
6 7 (46.67%) MCSE
6 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
7 6 (40.00%) VMware
7 6 (40.00%) Cisco
8 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 5 (33.33%) ITIL
8 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
8 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
9 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (26.67%) Degree
9 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (26.67%) VoIP
9 4 (26.67%) CCNA
10 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 3 (20.00%) VPN
10 3 (20.00%) DNS
10 3 (20.00%) Dell

MCTS
Top Related 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Zimbra
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe Premiere
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Mimecast
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (26.67%) VoIP
2 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) MPLS
2 3 (20.00%) VLAN
2 3 (20.00%) VPN
2 3 (20.00%) Wireless
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) DBA
1 7 (46.67%) SQL DBA
2 4 (26.67%) IT Support
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (20.00%) IT Technician
3 3 (20.00%) Senior IT Support
3 3 (20.00%) Senior IT Technician
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Support Technician
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Technician
3 3 (20.00%) Support Technician
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) CentOS
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) CRM
2 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Broadcast Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Post-Production
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) MCITP
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (46.67%) MCSE
4 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (20.00%) MCDBA
5 3 (20.00%) MCSA
6 1 (6.67%) CCNP
6 1 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Dell
3 3 (20.00%) F5
3 3 (20.00%) Meraki
4 1 (6.67%) Adobe
4 1 (6.67%) Aspera
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) Avid
4 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) Kaspersky
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Wonderware