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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 90 124 79
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -45
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 12 3 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.93% 0.16% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 0.70% 9.50%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 33
Average salary £22,000 £23,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.38% -32.85%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
326 428 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.39% 23.22% 27.63%
Number of salaries quoted 281 340 303
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
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 11 February 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
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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 +15 12 £22,000 -6.38%
MCTS
North West

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 23 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 23 (100.00%) MCITP
2 22 (95.65%) CCNA
2 22 (95.65%) Active Directory
2 22 (95.65%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (95.65%) MS Office
2 22 (95.65%) Windows XP
2 22 (95.65%) MS Exchange
2 22 (95.65%) DHCP
2 22 (95.65%) TCP/IP
2 22 (95.65%) VPN
2 22 (95.65%) DNS
2 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 22 (95.65%) MCP
2 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 22 (95.65%) MCSE
2 22 (95.65%) MCSA
2 22 (95.65%) VMware
2 22 (95.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (95.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 22 (95.65%) Hyper-V
2 22 (95.65%) Windows 7
2 22 (95.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 22 (95.65%) Windows Server 2012
2 22 (95.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 22 (95.65%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (95.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 22 (95.65%) Exchange Server 2013
1 22 (95.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 22 (95.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) DHCP
1 22 (95.65%) DNS
1 22 (95.65%) TCP/IP
1 22 (95.65%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 22 (95.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 22 (95.65%) IT Engineer
1 22 (95.65%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 22 (95.65%) IT Support
1 22 (95.65%) IT Support Engineer
1 22 (95.65%) Support Engineer
2 1 (4.35%) Developer
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) CSS3
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) HTML5
1 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
1 22 (95.65%) Windows 7
1 22 (95.65%) Windows Server
1 22 (95.65%) Windows Server 2008
1 22 (95.65%) Windows Server 2012
1 22 (95.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (4.35%) Change Management
1 1 (4.35%) Information Management
1 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
1 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) MCITP
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (95.65%) CCNA
2 22 (95.65%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (95.65%) MCP
2 22 (95.65%) MCSA
2 22 (95.65%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) MCPD
System Software
1 22 (95.65%) Active Directory
1 22 (95.65%) Hyper-V
1 22 (95.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 22 (95.65%) VMware