The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 89 91 95
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 24 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.096% 1.48% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 7.10% 6.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1 21 24
Median salary £36,500 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.35% -2.85%
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
MCTS
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
237 338 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.64% 20.85% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 186 256 268
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Chester - 1 £36,500 -
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 11 (100.00%) MCP
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) MCSA
1 11 (100.00%) DNS
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) CCNA
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) DHCP
1 11 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 11 (100.00%) MCITP
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (90.91%) Exchange Server 2013
2 10 (90.91%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (90.91%) Hyper-V
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 10 (90.91%) MS Office
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) VPN
2 10 (90.91%) MS Excel
2 10 (90.91%) Windows XP
2 10 (90.91%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) WLAN
3 1 (9.09%) HP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 10 (90.91%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (90.91%) Exchange Server 2013
1 10 (90.91%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (90.91%) MS Excel
1 10 (90.91%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) DHCP
1 11 (100.00%) DNS
1 11 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 10 (90.91%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) VLAN
3 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 11 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 11 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 11 (100.00%) IT Engineer
1 11 (100.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 11 (100.00%) IT Support
1 11 (100.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 11 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (90.91%) Windows 7
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (90.91%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) CCNA
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (100.00%) MCITP
1 11 (100.00%) MCP
1 11 (100.00%) MCSA
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCA
2 1 (9.09%) CCIE
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (90.91%) Hyper-V
2 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) WatchGuard