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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 43 62 34
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 13 3 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 3.45% 0.66% 8.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.30% 1.88% 22.44%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 29
Average salary £22,000 £23,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.38% -41.25%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
115 160 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 30.50% 35.32% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 95 119 104
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,250 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 23 (100.00%) MCITP
2 22 (95.65%) CCNA
2 22 (95.65%) Active Directory
2 22 (95.65%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (95.65%) MS Office
2 22 (95.65%) Windows XP
2 22 (95.65%) MS Exchange
2 22 (95.65%) DHCP
2 22 (95.65%) TCP/IP
2 22 (95.65%) VPN
2 22 (95.65%) DNS
2 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 22 (95.65%) MCP
2 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 22 (95.65%) MCSE
2 22 (95.65%) MCSA
2 22 (95.65%) VMware
2 22 (95.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (95.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 22 (95.65%) Hyper-V
2 22 (95.65%) Windows 7
2 22 (95.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 22 (95.65%) Windows Server 2012
2 22 (95.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 22 (95.65%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (95.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 22 (95.65%) Exchange Server 2013
1 22 (95.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 22 (95.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) DHCP
1 22 (95.65%) DNS
1 22 (95.65%) TCP/IP
1 22 (95.65%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 22 (95.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 22 (95.65%) IT Engineer
1 22 (95.65%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
1 22 (95.65%) IT Support
1 22 (95.65%) IT Support Engineer
1 22 (95.65%) Support Engineer
2 1 (4.35%) Developer
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) CSS3
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) HTML5
1 1 (4.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
1 22 (95.65%) Windows 7
1 22 (95.65%) Windows Server
1 22 (95.65%) Windows Server 2008
1 22 (95.65%) Windows Server 2012
1 22 (95.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (4.35%) Change Management
1 1 (4.35%) Information Management
1 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
1 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) MCITP
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (95.65%) CCNA
2 22 (95.65%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (95.65%) MCP
2 22 (95.65%) MCSA
2 22 (95.65%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) MCPD
System Software
1 22 (95.65%) Active Directory
1 22 (95.65%) Hyper-V
1 22 (95.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 22 (95.65%) VMware