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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 94 105
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 3 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% 0.25% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.76% 1.06% 4.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 17
Median salary £23,000 £22,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% -35.29%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.55%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 264 283 385
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 21.04% 23.47% 22.54%
Number of salaries quoted 180 223 269
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,215 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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

MCTS
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +3 2 £23,000 +4.54%
MCTS
North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL V2
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (100.00%) DBS Check
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) IT Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) IT Support
1 2 (100.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL V2
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 2 (100.00%) DBS Check
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware