The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 29 40
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester - 5.08% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category - 17.11% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 0 6 1
Average salary - £35,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -26.31%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
71 76 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 28.63% 29.69% 20.83%
Number of salaries quoted 41 55 40
Average salary £55,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £22,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £47,500 £48,600
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
Cheshire

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

MCTS
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Chester region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Chester

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) NCIE
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CommVault
2 1 (50.00%) VCAP
2 1 (50.00%) CCEE
2 1 (50.00%) CCIA
2 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) NCDA
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) VCDX
2 1 (50.00%) HP AIS
2 1 (50.00%) HP MASE
2 1 (50.00%) Celerra
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) EqualLogic
1 1 (50.00%) Celerra
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (50.00%) MOF
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) NCIE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VCAP
2 1 (50.00%) CCEE
2 1 (50.00%) CCIA
2 1 (50.00%) NCDA
2 1 (50.00%) VCDX
2 1 (50.00%) HP AIS
2 1 (50.00%) HP MASE
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) CommVault
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago