The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 75 71 74
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 39 48 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.24% 2.76% 2.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.03% 11.94% 11.61%
Number of salaries quoted 34 40 65
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £60,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
432 402 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.77% 23.16% 25.34%
Number of salaries quoted 307 312 522
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Cheshire

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Cheshire

MCTS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -3 28 £23,500 -58.22%
Knutsford +7 3 £34,500 -15.85%
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (73.97%) MCP
3 41 (56.16%) C#
3 41 (56.16%) .NET
4 39 (53.42%) TDD
5 37 (50.68%) SQL Server
5 37 (50.68%) ASP.NET
6 36 (49.32%) MVC
7 35 (47.95%) MCAD
7 35 (47.95%) MCSD
7 35 (47.95%) Windows
7 35 (47.95%) Scrum
7 35 (47.95%) NUnit
7 35 (47.95%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (47.95%) Kanban
7 35 (47.95%) Spring.NET
7 35 (47.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 35 (47.95%) Dependency Injection
7 35 (47.95%) Inversion of Control
7 35 (47.95%) MSTest
7 35 (47.95%) Rhino Mocks
7 35 (47.95%) Moq
7 35 (47.95%) Castle Windsor
7 35 (47.95%) Ninject
7 35 (47.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 35 (47.95%) Unity DI Container
8 27 (36.99%) WCF
9 26 (35.62%) MS Excel
9 26 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (35.62%) Razor View Engine

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 19 (26.03%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.37%) Lync
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 26 (35.62%) MS Excel
2 19 (26.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.66%) TCP/IP
1 18 (24.66%) VPN
2 12 (16.44%) DNS
3 9 (12.33%) DHCP
4 3 (4.11%) LAN
4 3 (4.11%) WAN
4 3 (4.11%) SAN
4 3 (4.11%) Firewall
4 3 (4.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (50.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 35 (47.95%) NUnit
1 35 (47.95%) MSTest
1 35 (47.95%) Rhino Mocks
1 35 (47.95%) Moq
2 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (50.68%) Developer
2 35 (47.95%) .NET Developer
3 24 (32.88%) Support Engineer
4 13 (17.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 9 (12.33%) IT Support
6 7 (9.59%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (8.22%) Windows Support Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Server Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Server Support Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Windows Server Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Operations Manager
8 5 (6.85%) Server Support
9 4 (5.48%) Software Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) C# Software Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) .NET Software Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.74%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (56.16%) .NET
2 37 (50.68%) ASP.NET
3 35 (47.95%) Spring.NET
3 35 (47.95%) ASP.NET MVC
3 35 (47.95%) Castle Windsor
3 35 (47.95%) Ninject
3 35 (47.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 35 (47.95%) Unity DI Container
4 27 (36.99%) WCF
5 26 (35.62%) Razor View Engine
6 14 (19.18%) WPF
7 13 (17.81%) WinForms
8 4 (5.48%) .NET Framework
9 2 (2.74%) jQuery
10 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (1.37%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 35 (47.95%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) SystemC
4 1 (1.37%) Celerra
4 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.37%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 35 (47.95%) Windows
2 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (24.66%) Windows 7
5 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (12.33%) UNIX
6 9 (12.33%) Linux
6 9 (12.33%) Windows XP
7 6 (8.22%) Windows 2000
8 5 (6.85%) VMS
9 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (53.42%) TDD
2 36 (49.32%) MVC
3 35 (47.95%) Scrum
3 35 (47.95%) Continuous Integration
3 35 (47.95%) Kanban
3 35 (47.95%) Dependency Injection
4 26 (35.62%) Web Application Development
4 26 (35.62%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (24.66%) ITIL
6 13 (17.81%) OO
6 13 (17.81%) OOD
7 10 (13.70%) OOP
8 9 (12.33%) OOA/OOD
8 9 (12.33%) MVVM
9 6 (8.22%) Service Management
9 6 (8.22%) Change Management
10 5 (6.85%) ITIL V3
10 5 (6.85%) Change Control
11 4 (5.48%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 41 (56.16%) C#
2 5 (6.85%) C
3 4 (5.48%) SQL
4 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (73.97%) MCP
3 35 (47.95%) MCAD
3 35 (47.95%) MCSD
4 20 (27.40%) MCSA
5 18 (24.66%) MCSE
5 18 (24.66%) MCITP
6 7 (9.59%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (8.22%) CCA
8 5 (6.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (6.85%) MCPD
8 5 (6.85%) Degree
9 2 (2.74%) NCIE
10 1 (1.37%) VCAP
10 1 (1.37%) CCEE
10 1 (1.37%) CCIA
10 1 (1.37%) HP AIS
10 1 (1.37%) HP MASE
10 1 (1.37%) VCDX
10 1 (1.37%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
System Software
1 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (15.07%) Hyper-V
2 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
3 7 (9.59%) VMware ESX
4 6 (8.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (6.85%) vSphere
6 1 (1.37%) XenApp
6 1 (1.37%) XenServer
6 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) SCCM
1 1 (1.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.07%) VMware
3 8 (10.96%) Citrix
4 3 (4.11%) Cisco
5 2 (2.74%) EMC
5 2 (2.74%) NetApp
6 1 (1.37%) Symantec
6 1 (1.37%) CommVault
6 1 (1.37%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) Dell
6 1 (1.37%) 3PAR
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