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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 41 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.76% 5.32% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 17.95% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 1
Average salary £35,000 £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
76 78 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 28.90% 29.66% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 44 62 39
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 £26,250 £23,092 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £50,000
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 30 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) SCVMM
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (50.00%) NCIE
3 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (50.00%) High Availability

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Wintel Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) MOF
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (50.00%) NCIE
3 1 (25.00%) VCAP
3 1 (25.00%) CCEE
3 1 (25.00%) CCIA
3 1 (25.00%) HP AIS
3 1 (25.00%) HP MASE
3 1 (25.00%) NCDA
3 1 (25.00%) VCDX
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenServer
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
1 3 (75.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) CommVault
3 1 (25.00%) SAP