The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 57 -
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham - 0.85% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.34% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Average salary - £40,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
MCTS
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Qualifications Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
110 128 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 29.02% 36.36% 31.94%
Number of salaries quoted 93 104 65
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,450 £29,766
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £71,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

MCTS
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Cheltenham region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Cheltenham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) IT Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Straight-Through Processing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (100.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) McAfee
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) F5