The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 646 441 214
Rank change year-on-year
-205 -227
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 241 586 1340
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.55% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 2.03% 4.99%
Number of salaries quoted 223 512 1301
Average salary £35,000 £40,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +0.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,913 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-19.25% +5.00%
MCTS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
27767 28927 26850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.16% 27.00% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 22508 22627 22033
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCTS
Salary Trend in England

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

MCTS Salary Trend in England

MCTS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in England

MCTS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -74 105 £40,000 - 11
South East -61 70 £27,500 -17.29% 8
North West -53 27 £35,750 +3.62% 4
West Midlands -36 10 £31,000 -43.63% 1
Yorkshire -12 9 £45,000 +7.14% 1
East of England -64 9 £35,000 -26.31%
South West -39 5 £27,000 -48.57%
East Midlands -40 4 £23,500 -42.68% 1
North East -12 2 £34,250 +37.00% 1
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 558 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 428 (76.70%) Microsoft
3 402 (72.04%) Windows
4 336 (60.22%) MCITP
5 291 (52.15%) Active Directory
6 267 (47.85%) MCSE
7 229 (41.04%) MCP
8 222 (39.78%) MS Excel
9 221 (39.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 207 (37.10%) MS Exchange
11 180 (32.26%) VMware
12 178 (31.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 175 (31.36%) Windows 7
14 170 (30.47%) SQL Server
15 168 (30.11%) ITIL
16 155 (27.78%) SQL
17 132 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 132 (23.66%) Exchange Server 2010
18 123 (22.04%) MCSA
18 123 (22.04%) DNS
19 122 (21.86%) LAN
19 122 (21.86%) Cisco Certification
20 121 (21.68%) CCNA
21 120 (21.51%) MS Office
21 120 (21.51%) Hyper-V
22 117 (20.97%) Cisco
23 110 (19.71%) WAN
24 103 (18.46%) TCP/IP
25 102 (18.28%) Exchange Server 2013
26 95 (17.03%) DHCP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the England 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
1 207 (37.10%) MS Exchange
2 132 (23.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 102 (18.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 85 (15.23%) Lync
5 71 (12.72%) SharePoint
6 60 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (4.84%) IIS
8 19 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (2.69%) SharePoint Server
10 13 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.72%) CMS
14 3 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.54%) Commerce Server
14 3 (0.54%) Oracle 9iAS
15 2 (0.36%) OpenEdge
15 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 222 (39.78%) MS Excel
2 120 (21.51%) MS Office
3 9 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.54%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.54%) ProjectWise
4 3 (0.54%) Mingle
4 3 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.54%) Primavera
3 2 (0.36%) SAP CCM
3 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 62 (11.11%) Office 365
2 19 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 123 (22.04%) DNS
2 122 (21.86%) LAN
3 110 (19.71%) WAN
4 103 (18.46%) TCP/IP
5 95 (17.03%) DHCP
6 92 (16.49%) Firewall
7 87 (15.59%) VPN
8 51 (9.14%) SAN
9 29 (5.20%) VoIP
10 22 (3.94%) VLAN
11 21 (3.76%) NAS
12 20 (3.58%) Wireless
13 19 (3.41%) Unified Communications
14 17 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (2.15%) ADSL
16 11 (1.97%) Network Security
17 9 (1.61%) VDSL
18 8 (1.43%) Wireshark
19 7 (1.25%) Internet
19 7 (1.25%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (30.47%) SQL Server
2 82 (14.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (7.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 39 (6.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 38 (6.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (5.02%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (3.76%) Oracle Database
10 18 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
11 17 (3.05%) MySQL
12 14 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (1.61%) Oracle9i Database
15 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (1.25%) OLTP
16 7 (1.25%) Big Data
17 6 (1.08%) Relational Database
17 6 (1.08%) Data Mart
17 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 31 (5.56%) NUnit
2 25 (4.48%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (4.48%) Moq
3 24 (4.30%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.43%) Subversion
4 8 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.72%) MSTest
6 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.54%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.54%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.54%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.54%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.18%) MSI
8 1 (0.18%) JIRA
General
1 34 (6.09%) Finance
2 25 (4.48%) Games
3 15 (2.69%) Marketing
4 12 (2.15%) Legal
5 7 (1.25%) Advertising
6 6 (1.08%) Electronics
6 6 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.90%) Automotive
7 5 (0.90%) Banking
7 5 (0.90%) Retail
8 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.36%) Back Office
9 2 (0.36%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 109 (19.53%) Support Engineer
2 95 (17.03%) Analyst
3 68 (12.19%) DBA
4 60 (10.75%) Developer
5 52 (9.32%) SQL DBA
6 50 (8.96%) Administrator
6 50 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 41 (7.35%) .NET Developer
7 41 (7.35%) Support Analyst
8 35 (6.27%) 3rd Line Support
8 35 (6.27%) Consultant
9 33 (5.91%) IT Support
10 30 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
10 30 (5.38%) Junior
11 26 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
11 26 (4.66%) Service Desk Analyst
12 25 (4.48%) Graduate
12 25 (4.48%) Service Analyst
12 25 (4.48%) Junior Developer
12 25 (4.48%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (13.62%) .NET
2 48 (8.60%) ASP.NET
3 43 (7.71%) .NET Framework
4 33 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 29 (5.20%) LINQ
6 25 (4.48%) NHibernate
7 23 (4.12%) HTML
8 20 (3.58%) WCF
9 19 (3.41%) CSS
10 13 (2.33%) XML
11 12 (2.15%) Web Services
12 11 (1.97%) Ajax
12 11 (1.97%) jQuery
13 10 (1.79%) HTML5
13 10 (1.79%) Entity Framework
14 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 5 (0.90%) Classic ASP
15 4 (0.72%) MSMQ
15 4 (0.72%) JSON
15 4 (0.72%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.48%) Replication
3 23 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 20 (3.58%) Blackberry
5 19 (3.41%) Data Centre
6 17 (3.05%) Clustering
7 14 (2.51%) Statistics
7 14 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (2.33%) Computer Science
9 12 (2.15%) Private Cloud
9 12 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.61%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.25%) User Experience
12 5 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.72%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.54%) iPhone
14 3 (0.54%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.54%) PKI
14 3 (0.54%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 402 (72.04%) Windows
2 221 (39.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 178 (31.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 175 (31.36%) Windows 7
5 80 (14.34%) Windows XP
6 69 (12.37%) Windows 8
7 60 (10.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (3.76%) Linux
9 14 (2.51%) Mac OS
10 9 (1.61%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (0.72%) UNIX
13 3 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.54%) CentOS
14 2 (0.36%) Android
14 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.18%) AIX
15 1 (0.18%) Solaris
15 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (30.11%) ITIL
2 54 (9.68%) Service Management
2 54 (9.68%) Migration
3 47 (8.42%) Performance Tuning
4 44 (7.89%) Mentoring
5 43 (7.71%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (7.35%) Web Application Development
7 39 (6.99%) MVC
7 39 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 38 (6.81%) CRM
9 32 (5.73%) Project Management
10 31 (5.56%) Change Management
10 31 (5.56%) TDD
11 28 (5.02%) Scrum
11 28 (5.02%) BDD
12 25 (4.48%) Kanban
13 24 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (3.76%) Service Delivery
15 20 (3.58%) Capacity Planning
16 19 (3.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 155 (27.78%) SQL
2 66 (11.83%) C#
3 53 (9.50%) PowerShell
4 46 (8.24%) T-SQL
5 18 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.33%) VBScript
7 11 (1.97%) VB.NET
8 9 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.72%) JAQL
10 3 (0.54%) Prolog
10 3 (0.54%) Java
11 2 (0.36%) VBA
11 2 (0.36%) Python
11 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.18%) X++
12 1 (0.18%) VB
12 1 (0.18%) Perl
12 1 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 558 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 336 (60.22%) MCITP
3 267 (47.85%) MCSE
4 229 (41.04%) MCP
5 123 (22.04%) MCSA
6 122 (21.86%) Cisco Certification
7 121 (21.68%) CCNA
8 92 (16.49%) Degree
9 54 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 44 (7.89%) MCSD
11 39 (6.99%) MCAD
12 37 (6.63%) Citrix Certification
13 36 (6.45%) Security Cleared
14 27 (4.84%) MCDST
15 25 (4.48%) CCA
16 23 (4.12%) A+ Certification
17 18 (3.23%) Microsoft Certified Master
18 17 (3.05%) CCEE
18 17 (3.05%) CCNP
19 14 (2.51%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (10.93%) SLA
2 11 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.25%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.54%) TickIT
5 2 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 291 (52.15%) Active Directory
2 132 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (21.51%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.94%) vSphere
5 13 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
5 13 (2.33%) XenApp
6 12 (2.15%) Terminal Server
6 12 (2.15%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.97%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.08%) XenServer
10 5 (0.90%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.36%) KVM
12 1 (0.18%) UAG
12 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 43 (7.71%) SCOM
2 34 (6.09%) SCCM
3 10 (1.79%) AirWatch
4 9 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.61%) Puppet
5 8 (1.43%) WSUS
5 8 (1.43%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.08%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.08%) SCDPM
6 6 (1.08%) SCOrch
6 6 (1.08%) Casper Suite
7 5 (0.90%) SCSM
7 5 (0.90%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 5 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.72%) Nagios
9 3 (0.54%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.36%) Opsview
10 2 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 428 (76.70%) Microsoft
2 180 (32.26%) VMware
3 117 (20.97%) Cisco
4 72 (12.90%) Citrix
5 39 (6.99%) HP
6 37 (6.63%) Apple
7 31 (5.56%) Oracle
8 26 (4.66%) NetApp
9 18 (3.23%) Dell
9 18 (3.23%) SonicWALL
10 17 (3.05%) Juniper
11 14 (2.51%) Red Gate
12 13 (2.33%) IBM
12 13 (2.33%) Symantec
13 12 (2.15%) Avaya
14 11 (1.97%) Remedy
15 10 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
16 8 (1.43%) McAfee
16 8 (1.43%) Altiris
17 6 (1.08%) WatchGuard
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Towcester, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Spring Technology
Salary: £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + 25 days holiday, 5% pension etc...
Posted: Yesterday
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 24 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
TFL
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £17,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Sovereign Housing Association
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago