The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 51 45 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 12 24 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 2.36% 4.69% 6.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 12.31% 23.16%
Number of salaries quoted 12 24 21
Average salary £23,000 £23,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.12% -41.25%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
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 Warrington region.

Qualifications Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
144 195 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 28.29% 38.09% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 113 146 71
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

MCTS
Salary Trend in Warrington

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Warrington

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Warrington

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (88.89%) MCITP
3 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 21 (77.78%) Windows
3 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 18 (66.67%) MCSE
4 18 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 15 (55.56%) MCSA
5 15 (55.56%) DNS
5 15 (55.56%) MCP
5 15 (55.56%) CCNA
5 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 15 (55.56%) Cisco
5 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (44.44%) VMware
6 12 (44.44%) DHCP
6 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 12 (44.44%) MS Office
6 12 (44.44%) ITIL
7 9 (33.33%) Oracle
7 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
7 9 (33.33%) SQL
7 9 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 9 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
7 9 (33.33%) MS Excel

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 18 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 15 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle 9iAS
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) MS Office
2 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (11.11%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) DNS
2 12 (44.44%) DHCP
2 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 9 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (11.11%) LAN
4 3 (11.11%) WAN
4 3 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.11%) MySQL
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (44.44%) Administrator
3 9 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 9 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 9 (33.33%) DBA
4 8 (29.63%) IT Support
4 8 (29.63%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (22.22%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 6 (22.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 6 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (11.11%) SQL DBA
6 3 (11.11%) IT Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Replication
1 9 (33.33%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Life Science
2 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
1 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
1 21 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 18 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 9 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 9 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
3 8 (29.63%) Service Management
4 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.11%) ITSM
5 3 (11.11%) Data Management
5 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) ETL
5 3 (11.11%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
1 9 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Prolog
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (88.89%) MCITP
3 18 (66.67%) MCSE
4 15 (55.56%) MCSA
4 15 (55.56%) CCNA
4 15 (55.56%) MCP
4 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (33.33%) OCP
5 9 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (22.22%) CCDP
6 6 (22.22%) CCIE
6 6 (22.22%) CCENT
7 3 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) VMware
4 9 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) CommVault