Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 138 147
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 4 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.18% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.78% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 20
Cheshire median annual salary - £45,000 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +104.55% -36.23%
North West median annual salary £40,250 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% +7.69% -18.75%

MCTS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 623 515 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.46% 23.01% 24.09%
Number of salaries quoted 423 375 585
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,000 £55,000 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Cheshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Cheshire