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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 78 63 87
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +24
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 46 54 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.40% 3.40% 2.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.81% 12.95% 9.00%
Number of salaries quoted 39 49 52
Average salary £34,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
469 417 600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.47% 26.24% 27.88%
Number of salaries quoted 340 331 509
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 £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -17 25 £23,500 -41.25% 1
Knutsford -5 7 £34,500 -15.85%
Chester -4 4 £36,500 +4.28%
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (62.16%) MCP
3 41 (55.41%) Windows
4 32 (43.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (41.89%) SQL Server
6 30 (40.54%) C#
6 30 (40.54%) .NET
6 30 (40.54%) ASP.NET
6 30 (40.54%) MCITP
7 29 (39.19%) Scrum
8 28 (37.84%) MVC
8 28 (37.84%) TDD
8 28 (37.84%) NUnit
8 28 (37.84%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (37.84%) Kanban
8 28 (37.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (37.84%) Dependency Injection
8 28 (37.84%) Inversion of Control
8 28 (37.84%) MSTest
8 28 (37.84%) Rhino Mocks
8 28 (37.84%) Moq
8 28 (37.84%) MCAD
8 28 (37.84%) MCSD
8 28 (37.84%) Spring.NET
8 28 (37.84%) Castle Windsor
8 28 (37.84%) Ninject
8 28 (37.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 28 (37.84%) Unity DI Container
9 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (33.78%) TCP/IP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.35%) Lync
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (33.78%) MS Excel
2 22 (29.73%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.78%) TCP/IP
2 21 (28.38%) VPN
3 19 (25.68%) DNS
4 16 (21.62%) DHCP
5 7 (9.46%) SAN
6 3 (4.05%) LAN
6 3 (4.05%) WAN
6 3 (4.05%) Firewall
6 3 (4.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (41.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (37.84%) NUnit
1 28 (37.84%) MSTest
1 28 (37.84%) Rhino Mocks
1 28 (37.84%) Moq
2 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (40.54%) Developer
1 30 (40.54%) Support Engineer
2 29 (39.19%) .NET Developer
3 13 (17.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) IT Support Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) IT Support
5 10 (13.51%) Windows Support Engineer
6 9 (12.16%) Server Support
6 9 (12.16%) Server Engineer
6 9 (12.16%) Server Support Engineer
6 9 (12.16%) Windows Server Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (6.76%) Operations Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Wintel Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Consultant
10 2 (2.70%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (40.54%) .NET
1 30 (40.54%) ASP.NET
2 28 (37.84%) ASP.NET MVC
2 28 (37.84%) Spring.NET
2 28 (37.84%) Castle Windsor
2 28 (37.84%) Ninject
2 28 (37.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 28 (37.84%) Unity DI Container
3 24 (32.43%) WCF
3 24 (32.43%) Razor View Engine
4 4 (5.41%) WPF
4 4 (5.41%) WinForms
5 2 (2.70%) jQuery
6 1 (1.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (37.84%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.05%) Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) Celerra
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Statistics
4 1 (1.35%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 41 (55.41%) Windows
2 32 (43.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (28.38%) Windows 7
6 13 (17.57%) Windows 2000
7 12 (16.22%) UNIX
7 12 (16.22%) Linux
7 12 (16.22%) Windows XP
8 9 (12.16%) VMS
9 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) Scrum
2 28 (37.84%) MVC
2 28 (37.84%) TDD
2 28 (37.84%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (37.84%) Kanban
2 28 (37.84%) Dependency Injection
3 24 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (32.43%) Web Application Development
4 22 (29.73%) ITIL
5 10 (13.51%) Change Management
6 9 (12.16%) Change Control
7 6 (8.11%) Service Management
8 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.76%) OOP
8 5 (6.76%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.76%) High Availability
9 4 (5.41%) MVVM
9 4 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.41%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (5.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) C#
2 2 (2.70%) VB
2 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.35%) SQL
3 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (62.16%) MCP
3 30 (40.54%) MCITP
4 28 (37.84%) MCAD
4 28 (37.84%) MCSD
5 23 (31.08%) MCSA
6 21 (28.38%) MCSE
7 11 (14.86%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (13.51%) CCA
9 6 (8.11%) Degree
10 5 (6.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.70%) NCIE
12 1 (1.35%) NCDA
12 1 (1.35%) VCDX
12 1 (1.35%) HP AIS
12 1 (1.35%) HP MASE
12 1 (1.35%) VCAP
12 1 (1.35%) CCEE
12 1 (1.35%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (24.32%) Hyper-V
2 15 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (18.92%) Active Directory
4 11 (14.86%) VMware ESX
5 10 (13.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (6.76%) vSphere
7 1 (1.35%) XenApp
7 1 (1.35%) XenServer
7 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (33.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.27%) VMware
3 12 (16.22%) Citrix
4 5 (6.76%) HP
4 5 (6.76%) Dell
5 3 (4.05%) Cisco
6 2 (2.70%) NetApp
6 2 (2.70%) EMC
6 2 (2.70%) SAP
7 1 (1.35%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.35%) CommVault
7 1 (1.35%) Symantec
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