The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Warrington region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 40 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 28 13 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 5.44% 3.70% 6.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.37% 13.13% 19.59%
Number of salaries quoted 28 12 36
Average salary £23,500 £56,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-58.22% +78.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £23,650 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
171 99 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 33.20% 28.21% 34.09%
Number of salaries quoted 134 73 165
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £23,990 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
Cheshire

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 25 July 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Warrington

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (91.38%) MCP
3 38 (65.52%) C#
3 38 (65.52%) .NET
3 38 (65.52%) TDD
4 34 (58.62%) NUnit
4 34 (58.62%) MVC
4 34 (58.62%) Scrum
4 34 (58.62%) SQL Server
4 34 (58.62%) MCAD
4 34 (58.62%) MCSD
4 34 (58.62%) ASP.NET
4 34 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (58.62%) Kanban
4 34 (58.62%) Spring.NET
4 34 (58.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 34 (58.62%) Dependency Injection
4 34 (58.62%) Inversion of Control
4 34 (58.62%) MSTest
4 34 (58.62%) Rhino Mocks
4 34 (58.62%) Moq
4 34 (58.62%) Castle Windsor
4 34 (58.62%) Ninject
4 34 (58.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 34 (58.62%) Unity DI Container
5 27 (46.55%) Windows
6 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (44.83%) Web Application Development
6 26 (44.83%) Razor View Engine
6 26 (44.83%) WCF

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 19 (32.76%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.72%) Lync
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (41.38%) MS Excel
2 19 (32.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
1 18 (31.03%) VPN
2 12 (20.69%) DNS
3 9 (15.52%) DHCP
4 3 (5.17%) LAN
4 3 (5.17%) WAN
4 3 (5.17%) SAN
4 3 (5.17%) Firewall
5 2 (3.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (58.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 34 (58.62%) NUnit
1 34 (58.62%) MSTest
1 34 (58.62%) Rhino Mocks
1 34 (58.62%) Moq
Job Titles
1 34 (58.62%) Developer
1 34 (58.62%) .NET Developer
2 18 (31.03%) Support Engineer
3 13 (22.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) IT Support Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) IT Support
5 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) .NET Software Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.45%) .NET Team Leader
7 2 (3.45%) Software Team Leader
7 2 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (1.72%) Technical Consultant
8 1 (1.72%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (65.52%) .NET
2 34 (58.62%) ASP.NET
2 34 (58.62%) Spring.NET
2 34 (58.62%) ASP.NET MVC
2 34 (58.62%) Castle Windsor
2 34 (58.62%) Ninject
2 34 (58.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 34 (58.62%) Unity DI Container
3 26 (44.83%) WCF
3 26 (44.83%) Razor View Engine
4 12 (20.69%) WinForms
4 12 (20.69%) WPF
5 4 (6.90%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (58.62%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.90%) SystemC
4 1 (1.72%) Celerra
4 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.72%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 27 (46.55%) Windows
2 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (31.03%) Windows 7
4 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (15.52%) UNIX
6 9 (15.52%) Linux
6 9 (15.52%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (65.52%) TDD
2 34 (58.62%) MVC
2 34 (58.62%) Scrum
2 34 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
2 34 (58.62%) Kanban
2 34 (58.62%) Dependency Injection
3 26 (44.83%) Web Application Development
3 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (20.69%) OO
4 12 (20.69%) OOD
5 8 (13.79%) OOP
5 8 (13.79%) OOA/OOD
5 8 (13.79%) MVVM
6 6 (10.34%) ITIL
6 6 (10.34%) Service Management
7 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.90%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.45%) Product Management
8 2 (3.45%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (65.52%) C#
2 4 (6.90%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (91.38%) MCP
3 34 (58.62%) MCAD
3 34 (58.62%) MCSD
4 15 (25.86%) MCSA
5 13 (22.41%) MCSE
6 11 (18.97%) MCITP
7 4 (6.90%) MCPD
7 4 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.72%) HP AIS
8 1 (1.72%) HP MASE
8 1 (1.72%) VCDX
8 1 (1.72%) NCDA
8 1 (1.72%) NCIE
8 1 (1.72%) VCAP
8 1 (1.72%) CCEE
8 1 (1.72%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
1 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.90%) vSphere
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.72%) XenApp
3 1 (1.72%) XenServer
3 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) VMware
3 3 (5.17%) Cisco
4 1 (1.72%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Dell
4 1 (1.72%) EMC
4 1 (1.72%) Citrix
4 1 (1.72%) NetApp