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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 57 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 9 41 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 2.01% 8.72% 11.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.45% 27.52% 43.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9 31 60
Average salary £23,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,600 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
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 Warrington region.

Qualifications Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
165 149 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 36.83% 31.70% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 133 111 120
Average salary £30,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,500 £49,650
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Warrington

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (85.71%) MCP
3 20 (71.43%) MS Office
3 20 (71.43%) Windows
3 20 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 20 (71.43%) VPN
3 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 19 (67.86%) Linux
4 19 (67.86%) MCSE
4 19 (67.86%) MCITP
4 19 (67.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (64.29%) Hyper-V
6 16 (57.14%) MCSA
6 16 (57.14%) MS Excel
6 16 (57.14%) TCP/IP
6 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (57.14%) Windows 7
6 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (53.57%) UNIX
7 15 (53.57%) DHCP
7 15 (53.57%) DNS
8 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
8 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (28.57%) C#
9 8 (28.57%) .NET
9 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
9 8 (28.57%) MCAD
9 8 (28.57%) MCSD
9 8 (28.57%) MVC

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 20 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 19 (67.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (14.29%) Lync
4 4 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (71.43%) MS Office
2 16 (57.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) VPN
2 16 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 15 (53.57%) DHCP
3 15 (53.57%) DNS
4 4 (14.29%) SAN
4 4 (14.29%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) NUnit
1 8 (28.57%) MSTest
1 8 (28.57%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (28.57%) Moq
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
1 8 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) IT Support
3 6 (21.43%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) IT Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
1 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 8 (28.57%) WCF
1 8 (28.57%) Spring.NET
1 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
1 8 (28.57%) Castle Windsor
1 8 (28.57%) Ninject
1 8 (28.57%) Razor View Engine
1 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 8 (28.57%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Linux
3 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (53.57%) UNIX
5 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) MVC
1 8 (28.57%) Scrum
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (28.57%) TDD
1 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (28.57%) Kanban
1 8 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
1 8 (28.57%) Web Application Development
2 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL
3 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) VB
2 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (85.71%) MCP
3 19 (67.86%) MCSE
3 19 (67.86%) MCITP
4 16 (57.14%) MCSA
5 8 (28.57%) MCAD
5 8 (28.57%) MCSD
6 4 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Hyper-V
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 4 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) EMC
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
2 4 (14.29%) NETGEAR
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco