Period
to 4 April 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 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 188 265 269
Rank change year-on-year +77 +4 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 33 2 13
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.66% 0.032% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.91% 0.14% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 24 2 13
Median annual salary £32,500 £24,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.31% -38.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £18,525 £27,100
90th Percentile £68,750 £32,375 £44,500
North West median annual salary £32,500 £32,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.56% -20.00% +14.29%

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 845 1,468 1,442
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.87% 23.47% 19.38%
Number of salaries quoted 618 1,166 1,114
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +7.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,825
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £68,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Manchester

MCTS
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCTS in Manchester.

Salary trend for MCTS in Manchester

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCTS in Manchester over the 6 months to 4 April 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 4 April 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 - 14 £32,500 - 2
Salford - 4 £67,500 - 1
MCTS
North West

For the 6 months to 4 April 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (87.88%) MCSE
2 29 (87.88%) MCSA
3 19 (57.58%) Azure
4 18 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 16 (48.48%) ITIL
5 16 (48.48%) VMware
6 15 (45.45%) MCITP
6 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (45.45%) Citrix
6 15 (45.45%) Service Management
7 14 (42.42%) TOGAF
8 13 (39.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (36.36%) TOGAF Certification
9 12 (36.36%) IaaS
9 12 (36.36%) Release Management
9 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
9 12 (36.36%) PaaS
10 11 (33.33%) Finance
10 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (33.33%) CCNA
11 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
11 9 (27.27%) IIS
12 8 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 8 (24.24%) PCI DSS
13 7 (21.21%) AWS
13 7 (21.21%) Firewall
14 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
15 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture

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 (27.27%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 19 (57.58%) Azure
2 12 (36.36%) IaaS
2 12 (36.36%) PaaS
3 7 (21.21%) AWS
4 4 (12.12%) SaaS
5 2 (6.06%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) MPLS
2 3 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Architect
2 13 (39.39%) IT Engineer
3 10 (30.30%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (30.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (30.30%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) IT Support
5 3 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) IT Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
1 3 (9.09%) .NET Core
1 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 3 (9.09%) Entity Framework
1 3 (9.09%) REST
1 3 (9.09%) SOAP
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
1 3 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) FlexPod
1 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
1 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) ITIL
2 15 (45.45%) Service Management
3 14 (42.42%) TOGAF
4 13 (39.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (36.36%) Release Management
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (9.09%) Creative Thinking
8 3 (9.09%) Data Management
8 3 (9.09%) Innovative Thinking
8 3 (9.09%) Line Management
8 3 (9.09%) MVC
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
9 2 (6.06%) Decision-Making
9 2 (6.06%) IT Strategy
10 1 (3.03%) Commercial Awareness
10 1 (3.03%) ITIL V2
10 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) C#
1 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (87.88%) MCSA
2 29 (87.88%) MCSE
3 15 (45.45%) MCITP
4 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 12 (36.36%) TOGAF Certification
5 11 (33.33%) CCNA
5 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) NCDA
7 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (24.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) Docker
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
1 1 (3.03%) SCOM
1 1 (3.03%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (48.48%) VMware
3 15 (45.45%) Citrix
4 2 (6.06%) Google
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) McAfee
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp