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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 271 229 221
Rank change year-on-year -42 -8  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 7 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.015% 0.13% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.066% 0.52% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 30
Median salary £25,000 £20,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.95% -47.09%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £32,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +14.06% -5.88%  

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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1520 1347 1551
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.09% 24.31% 24.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1186 1132 1246
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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
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 3 months to 26 June 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
Manchester -36 1 £25,000 +21.95% 1
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (40.00%) DBS Check
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL V2
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) Time Management
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Power BI
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) IT Support
2 2 (40.00%) Administrator
2 2 (40.00%) DBA
2 2 (40.00%) IT Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Junior
3 1 (20.00%) Junior DBA
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V2
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (40.00%) DBS Check
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) HND
3 1 (20.00%) MCDBA
3 1 (20.00%) MCPD
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Wonderware
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