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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 112 66 84
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 25 55 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.26% 3.30% 2.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.19% 12.67% 9.27%
Number of salaries quoted 23 55 47
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%
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
482 434 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.26% 26.07% 27.28%
Number of salaries quoted 399 344 440
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £57,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 -23 14 £23,500 -32.85% 1
Knutsford -10 5 £34,500 -8.00%
Chester +6 3 £38,000 +1.33%
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (66.15%) Windows
3 39 (60.00%) MCP
4 37 (56.92%) MCITP
5 35 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (44.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (43.08%) Microsoft
7 28 (43.08%) MCSA
8 27 (41.54%) TCP/IP
9 26 (40.00%) VPN
9 26 (40.00%) MS Exchange
9 26 (40.00%) MS Office
9 26 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (38.46%) MCSE
11 24 (36.92%) Hyper-V
12 23 (35.38%) Windows 7
12 23 (35.38%) MS Excel
12 23 (35.38%) ITIL
13 21 (32.31%) DHCP
13 21 (32.31%) DNS
14 20 (30.77%) Linux
14 20 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
15 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
16 17 (26.15%) .NET
16 17 (26.15%) C#
16 17 (26.15%) ASP.NET
16 17 (26.15%) UNIX
16 17 (26.15%) Windows XP
16 17 (26.15%) Scrum
16 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 26 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 20 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.62%) Lync
4 3 (4.62%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (40.00%) MS Office
2 23 (35.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (41.54%) TCP/IP
2 26 (40.00%) VPN
3 21 (32.31%) DNS
3 21 (32.31%) DHCP
4 7 (10.77%) SAN
5 3 (4.62%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (24.62%) NUnit
1 16 (24.62%) MSTest
1 16 (24.62%) Rhino Mocks
1 16 (24.62%) Moq
2 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (18.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (44.62%) Support Engineer
2 17 (26.15%) Developer
2 17 (26.15%) .NET Developer
3 16 (24.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (18.46%) Windows Support Engineer
5 11 (16.92%) IT Support
5 11 (16.92%) Server Support
5 11 (16.92%) IT Support Engineer
5 11 (16.92%) Server Engineer
5 11 (16.92%) Server Support Engineer
5 11 (16.92%) Windows Server Engineer
6 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 6 (9.23%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (7.69%) Operations Manager
9 3 (4.62%) IT Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.15%) .NET
1 17 (26.15%) ASP.NET
2 16 (24.62%) WCF
2 16 (24.62%) Spring.NET
2 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET MVC
2 16 (24.62%) Castle Windsor
2 16 (24.62%) Ninject
2 16 (24.62%) Razor View Engine
2 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 16 (24.62%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (1.54%) jQuery
3 1 (1.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.62%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (9.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.62%) Clustering
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.54%) Statistics
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (66.15%) Windows
2 35 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (44.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (35.38%) Windows 7
6 20 (30.77%) Linux
7 17 (26.15%) Windows XP
7 17 (26.15%) UNIX
8 15 (23.08%) Windows 2000
9 10 (15.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) ITIL
2 17 (26.15%) Scrum
2 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (24.62%) TDD
3 16 (24.62%) MVC
3 16 (24.62%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (24.62%) Kanban
3 16 (24.62%) Dependency Injection
3 16 (24.62%) Web Application Development
4 12 (18.46%) Change Management
5 11 (16.92%) Change Control
6 8 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (9.23%) Service Management
8 5 (7.69%) ITIL V3
8 5 (7.69%) High Availability
9 4 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (4.62%) Migration
11 2 (3.08%) Problem Management
12 1 (1.54%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) C#
2 4 (6.15%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) VB
3 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (60.00%) MCP
3 37 (56.92%) MCITP
4 28 (43.08%) MCSA
5 25 (38.46%) MCSE
6 16 (24.62%) MCAD
6 16 (24.62%) MCSD
7 10 (15.38%) CCA
7 10 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (9.23%) Degree
9 3 (4.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (36.92%) Hyper-V
2 14 (21.54%) Active Directory
3 13 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 13 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (15.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) SCVMM
2 3 (4.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (43.08%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.00%) VMware
3 11 (16.92%) Citrix
4 7 (10.77%) HP
5 4 (6.15%) Dell
6 3 (4.62%) EMC
6 3 (4.62%) NETGEAR
6 3 (4.62%) Cisco
7 2 (3.08%) SAP
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