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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 60 32 20
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 31 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 0.83% 7.00% 12.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 18.13% 44.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4 27 46
Average salary £23,500 £40,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.25% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,350 £35,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £40,000 £37,500
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
172 171 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 35.68% 38.60% 28.45%
Number of salaries quoted 125 111 82
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £38,500 £45,000
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 27 February 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Warrington

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) MCSE
1 16 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (100.00%) MCITP
2 15 (93.75%) VPN
2 15 (93.75%) MS Office
3 14 (87.50%) Hyper-V
4 13 (81.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (81.25%) Linux
5 12 (75.00%) MCP
5 12 (75.00%) MCSA
5 12 (75.00%) Windows 7
5 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (68.75%) MS Excel
6 11 (68.75%) DNS
6 11 (68.75%) DHCP
6 11 (68.75%) TCP/IP
7 10 (62.50%) Windows XP
8 9 (56.25%) UNIX
9 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (43.75%) Cisco
11 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
11 6 (37.50%) VMware
11 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (25.00%) PowerShell

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 16 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (81.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (25.00%) Lync
4 4 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (93.75%) MS Office
2 11 (68.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) VPN
2 11 (68.75%) DNS
2 11 (68.75%) DHCP
2 11 (68.75%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) SAN
3 4 (25.00%) iSCSI
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) IT Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (62.50%) Windows XP
5 9 (56.25%) UNIX
6 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
1 4 (25.00%) VB
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) MCSE
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (100.00%) MCITP
2 12 (75.00%) MCP
2 12 (75.00%) MCSA
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) CCDP
5 1 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) CCENT
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Hyper-V
2 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) NETGEAR
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) EMC