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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 57 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.22% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% - -
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 0
Average salary £30,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
112 82 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.00% 30.15% 46.03%
Number of salaries quoted 89 60 93
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £49,900
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 29 January 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) IIS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (50.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Straight-Through Processing
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (100.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) PBX
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) IT Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Straight-Through Processing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) CCENT
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (50.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco