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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 175 175
Rank change year-on-year -33 0  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.024% 0.086% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.35% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 4
Median salary £25,000 £20,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.95% -39.25%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -7.14%  

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 938 857 807
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 22.31% 24.53% 24.34%
Number of salaries quoted 796 737 679
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Wonderware
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) MCPD
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (33.33%) Power BI
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL

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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Power BI
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
1 1 (33.33%) ETL
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) HND
3 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (33.33%) MCPD
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Avaya
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Wonderware
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 15 days ago