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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 119 84 71
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 36 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.33% 2.22% 3.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% 8.07% 16.55%
Number of salaries quoted 6 31 72
Average salary £28,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
466 446 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.51% 27.48% 22.07%
Number of salaries quoted 351 310 318
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £45,600 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
(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 -17 4 £23,500 -41.25%
Knutsford - 2 £33,500 - 1
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 20 (100.00%) MCITP
2 18 (90.00%) MCSE
2 18 (90.00%) MS Exchange
3 17 (85.00%) VPN
4 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (80.00%) Hyper-V
5 15 (75.00%) MS Office
6 14 (70.00%) MCP
6 14 (70.00%) Windows 7
6 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (65.00%) Linux
7 13 (65.00%) DHCP
7 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
7 13 (65.00%) DNS
7 13 (65.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (60.00%) MCSA
9 11 (55.00%) MS Excel
10 10 (50.00%) Windows XP
10 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (45.00%) UNIX
11 9 (45.00%) Cisco
11 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
11 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (40.00%) VMware
12 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (30.00%) PowerShell

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 18 (90.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (65.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (20.00%) IIS
4 4 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (75.00%) MS Office
2 11 (55.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) VPN
2 13 (65.00%) DHCP
2 13 (65.00%) TCP/IP
2 13 (65.00%) DNS
3 6 (30.00%) SAN
4 4 (20.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (10.00%) NAS
5 2 (10.00%) ADSL
5 2 (10.00%) VLAN
5 2 (10.00%) VDSL
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) IT Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (65.00%) Linux
5 10 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (45.00%) UNIX
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (5.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) Change Control
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.00%) Release Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 20 (100.00%) MCITP
2 18 (90.00%) MCSE
3 14 (70.00%) MCP
4 12 (60.00%) MCSA
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (10.00%) VCP4
7 2 (10.00%) JNCIA
8 1 (5.00%) CCENT
8 1 (5.00%) CCDP
8 1 (5.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) NETGEAR
5 4 (20.00%) EMC
6 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago