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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 115 82 63
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 12 45 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.69% 2.29% 3.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 9.51% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 12 38 49
Average salary £23,000 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -8.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +0.62%
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
428 473 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.70% 24.06% 26.00%
Number of salaries quoted 320 348 326
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
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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 -5 11 £23,000 -2.12%
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (89.19%) MCITP
3 31 (83.78%) Windows
3 31 (83.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (83.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (75.68%) MCSE
4 28 (75.68%) MS Exchange
5 27 (72.97%) Windows 7
6 24 (64.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (64.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (64.86%) Active Directory
7 23 (62.16%) CCNA
7 23 (62.16%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (62.16%) DNS
7 23 (62.16%) Cisco
7 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
7 23 (62.16%) MCP
8 21 (56.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (56.76%) VMware
9 20 (54.05%) ITIL
9 20 (54.05%) DHCP
9 20 (54.05%) TCP/IP
10 18 (48.65%) Hyper-V
11 17 (45.95%) VPN
11 17 (45.95%) MCSA
12 13 (35.14%) MS Office
13 12 (32.43%) Windows 8
14 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
15 10 (27.03%) SQL
16 9 (24.32%) T-SQL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 28 (75.68%) MS Exchange
2 24 (64.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 24 (64.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle 9iAS
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (8.11%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Office
2 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.11%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (62.16%) DNS
2 20 (54.05%) DHCP
2 20 (54.05%) TCP/IP
3 17 (45.95%) VPN
4 8 (21.62%) ADSL
4 8 (21.62%) SAN
4 8 (21.62%) VDSL
4 8 (21.62%) VLAN
4 8 (21.62%) NAS
5 3 (8.11%) Firewall
5 3 (8.11%) LAN
5 3 (8.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle9i Database
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database 10g
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database 11g
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (8.11%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (8.11%) MySQL
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (32.43%) Administrator
3 10 (27.03%) Support Engineer
4 9 (24.32%) DBA
4 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 8 (21.62%) IT Support
5 8 (21.62%) IT Manager
5 8 (21.62%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (16.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (16.22%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 6 (16.22%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (16.22%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (16.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (8.11%) IT Administrator
7 3 (8.11%) SQL DBA
8 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.70%) Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Replication
1 9 (24.32%) Clustering
2 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.11%) Life Science
3 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (83.78%) Windows
1 31 (83.78%) Windows Server 2008
1 31 (83.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 27 (72.97%) Windows 7
3 12 (32.43%) Windows 8
4 9 (24.32%) Windows XP
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (24.32%) Root Cause Analysis
2 9 (24.32%) Database Mirroring
3 8 (21.62%) Mobile Device Management
3 8 (21.62%) Mentoring
3 8 (21.62%) Service Management
3 8 (21.62%) Change Management
4 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.11%) ETL
6 3 (8.11%) ITSM
6 3 (8.11%) Data Management
6 3 (8.11%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
2 10 (27.03%) SQL
3 9 (24.32%) T-SQL
3 9 (24.32%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.11%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (89.19%) MCITP
3 28 (75.68%) MCSE
4 23 (62.16%) CCNA
4 23 (62.16%) MCP
4 23 (62.16%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (45.95%) MCSA
6 9 (24.32%) OCP
6 9 (24.32%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (21.62%) JNCIA
8 6 (16.22%) CCIE
8 6 (16.22%) CCDP
8 6 (16.22%) CCENT
9 3 (8.11%) Degree
System Software
1 24 (64.86%) Active Directory
2 21 (56.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (48.65%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
1 23 (62.16%) Cisco
2 21 (56.76%) VMware
3 9 (24.32%) Oracle
4 8 (21.62%) IBM
4 8 (21.62%) HP
4 8 (21.62%) Dell
4 8 (21.62%) Juniper
5 3 (8.11%) CommVault