Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 347 316
Rank change year-on-year -13 -31 -54
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 20 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.030% 0.16% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.71% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 4 21 45
North West median annual salary £32,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% -6.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £43,800 £47,500 £46,250
England median annual salary £33,000 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year -17.50% +12.68% -11.25%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2821 2802 3269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.16% 22.53% 25.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2156 2221 2494
North West median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.38% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in the North West

MCTS
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for MCTS in the North West

MCTS
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCTS in the North West

MCTS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Manchester -31 4 £32,000 -8.57% 1
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 North West region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
2 2 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (50.00%) Power BI
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) HND
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (50.00%) IaaS
2 2 (50.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (50.00%) Power BI
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Junior
1 2 (50.00%) Junior DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Coaching
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) HND
2 2 (50.00%) MCDBA
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) MCPD
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware