The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 31 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 0.58% 1.03% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.00% 4.65% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 3
Average salary £46,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Knutsford region.

Qualifications Category
Knutsford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
25 43 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 14.45% 22.05% 6.29%
Number of salaries quoted 22 43 17
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £33,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

MCTS
Salary Trend in Knutsford

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Knutsford

MCTS
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (100.00%) Change Management
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (100.00%) Change Control
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) CCA
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 7 (87.50%) VMS
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Continuity Management

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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.

General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Server Support
1 8 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 8 (100.00%) Server Engineer
1 8 (100.00%) Server Support Engineer
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server Engineer
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (87.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Change Management
1 8 (100.00%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Service Continuity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) MCITP
2 7 (87.50%) CCA
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) VMware ESX
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
1 7 (87.50%) VMware