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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK / England
Rank 748 635 588
Rank change year-on-year
-113 -47
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 85 269 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.43% 1.04% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 80 239 356
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%

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
19818 25987 27216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.19% 27.79% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15760 21028 21895
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

MCTS Salary Histogram in England

MCTS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the England region over the 3 months to 19 January 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
London -24 34 £25,000 -37.50% 7
Yorkshire - 16 £45,000 - 1
South East -1 14 £32,500 -7.14% 5
East of England +22 12 £44,500 +45.90% 1
North West -50 7 £35,000 +40.00% 3
South West 0 1 - - 1
West Midlands -12 1 £40,000 -
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 England region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 295 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 210 (71.19%) Microsoft
3 164 (55.59%) Windows
4 163 (55.25%) MCITP
5 127 (43.05%) SQL Server
6 126 (42.71%) MS Excel
7 115 (38.98%) Active Directory
7 115 (38.98%) Windows Server
8 112 (37.97%) SQL
9 109 (36.95%) MCP
10 95 (32.20%) MCSE
11 90 (30.51%) Degree
12 89 (30.17%) ITIL
12 89 (30.17%) VMware
13 76 (25.76%) MCSA
14 75 (25.42%) C#
15 73 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 72 (24.41%) Windows Server 2008
16 72 (24.41%) MS Exchange
17 67 (22.71%) .NET
18 60 (20.34%) PowerShell
19 59 (20.00%) Windows 7
20 54 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
21 49 (16.61%) Cisco Certification
21 49 (16.61%) Office 365
22 45 (15.25%) CCNA
22 45 (15.25%) MVC
22 45 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
23 44 (14.92%) SQL Server 2008
24 42 (14.24%) ASP.NET

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Application Platforms
1 72 (24.41%) MS Exchange
2 35 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (11.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (9.49%) SharePoint
5 21 (7.12%) IIS
6 20 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (6.10%) Skype for Business
8 10 (3.39%) Apache
9 9 (3.05%) Apache Spark
9 9 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (2.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (2.37%) Umbraco
12 6 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.69%) IBM Domino
13 5 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (1.36%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (1.02%) CMS
15 3 (1.02%) SAS
15 3 (1.02%) SharePoint Foundation
16 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 126 (42.71%) MS Excel
2 41 (13.90%) MS Office
3 3 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (16.61%) Office 365
2 20 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.36%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.68%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.68%) IaaS
6 2 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.85%) DNS
2 31 (10.51%) Firewall
3 27 (9.15%) DHCP
4 24 (8.14%) TCP/IP
5 21 (7.12%) LAN
5 21 (7.12%) VPN
5 21 (7.12%) WAN
6 15 (5.08%) SAN
7 11 (3.73%) Internet
7 11 (3.73%) VLAN
8 10 (3.39%) VoIP
9 8 (2.71%) Wireless
10 6 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.03%) WLAN
11 5 (1.69%) IP Telephony
11 5 (1.69%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.36%) BIG-IP
12 4 (1.36%) MPLS
12 4 (1.36%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (43.05%) SQL Server
2 44 (14.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (14.24%) SQL Server 2014
4 38 (12.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (10.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (8.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (8.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (7.12%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (4.75%) Big Data
11 8 (2.71%) Data Mart
12 7 (2.37%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (1.69%) Hadoop
14 5 (1.69%) MySQL
15 4 (1.36%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 4 (1.36%) GIS
16 2 (0.68%) HBase
16 2 (0.68%) Pentaho
16 2 (0.68%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 27 (9.15%) Moq
1 27 (9.15%) NUnit
1 27 (9.15%) Rhino Mocks
2 14 (4.75%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.03%) WiX
4 5 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (10.17%) Finance
2 27 (9.15%) Games
3 8 (2.71%) Banking
4 7 (2.37%) Automotive
4 7 (2.37%) Retail
5 5 (1.69%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (21.69%) Developer
2 57 (19.32%) DBA
2 57 (19.32%) SQL DBA
3 51 (17.29%) Support Engineer
4 42 (14.24%) Analyst
5 37 (12.54%) .NET Developer
6 33 (11.19%) IT Support
7 28 (9.49%) Graduate
8 27 (9.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (9.15%) Games Developer
8 27 (9.15%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 27 (9.15%) Graduate Developer
8 27 (9.15%) Graduate Games Developer
8 27 (9.15%) Junior
8 27 (9.15%) Junior .NET Developer
8 27 (9.15%) Junior Developer
8 27 (9.15%) Junior Games Developer
9 25 (8.47%) Support Analyst
10 21 (7.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (7.12%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (22.71%) .NET
2 42 (14.24%) ASP.NET
3 37 (12.54%) .NET Framework
4 27 (9.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (9.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 27 (9.15%) LINQ
4 27 (9.15%) NHibernate
5 24 (8.14%) HTML
6 17 (5.76%) Web Services
7 16 (5.42%) Ajax
8 14 (4.75%) CSS
8 14 (4.75%) REST
8 14 (4.75%) XML
9 8 (2.71%) jQuery
10 7 (2.37%) CSS3
10 7 (2.37%) WCF
11 5 (1.69%) SOAP
12 4 (1.36%) XMPP
12 4 (1.36%) XSLT
13 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.47%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.42%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.08%) Statistics
4 14 (4.75%) Clustering
5 10 (3.39%) Mathematics
6 9 (3.05%) Applied Mathematics
7 7 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.37%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.37%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.37%) Replication
8 6 (2.03%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.69%) User Experience
10 4 (1.36%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.02%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.02%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.68%) Fintech
12 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.68%) PKI
13 1 (0.34%) iPhone
13 1 (0.34%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 164 (55.59%) Windows
2 115 (38.98%) Windows Server
3 72 (24.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 54 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (10.17%) Windows 8
7 20 (6.78%) Linux
8 16 (5.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.39%) Unix
10 8 (2.71%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.03%) Android
12 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.36%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.02%) CentOS
14 3 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (1.02%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.68%) Solaris
16 1 (0.34%) AIX
16 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (30.17%) ITIL
2 45 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (15.25%) MVC
3 37 (12.54%) Scrum
4 33 (11.19%) Web Application Development
5 29 (9.83%) Problem Management
6 27 (9.15%) BDD
6 27 (9.15%) Kanban
6 27 (9.15%) TDD
7 24 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (6.44%) CRM
9 18 (6.10%) Migration
9 18 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (5.76%) Capacity Management
11 15 (5.08%) ETL
12 14 (4.75%) Service Design
13 12 (4.07%) Performance Monitoring
13 12 (4.07%) Service Management
14 11 (3.73%) Business Continuity
14 11 (3.73%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 112 (37.97%) SQL
2 75 (25.42%) C#
3 60 (20.34%) PowerShell
4 33 (11.19%) T-SQL
5 21 (7.12%) VB.NET
6 17 (5.76%) R
7 12 (4.07%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.05%) PHP
9 8 (2.71%) VB
10 7 (2.37%) Python
11 5 (1.69%) Perl
12 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.02%) VBScript
13 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.68%) C
13 2 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 295 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 163 (55.25%) MCITP
3 109 (36.95%) MCP
4 95 (32.20%) MCSE
5 90 (30.51%) Degree
6 76 (25.76%) MCSA
7 49 (16.61%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (15.25%) CCNA
9 38 (12.88%) MCSD
10 37 (12.54%) MCAD
11 27 (9.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 26 (8.81%) MCDBA
13 12 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (3.73%) A+ Certification
15 9 (3.05%) CCA
15 9 (3.05%) PhD
16 7 (2.37%) MOS
17 6 (2.03%) CCAA
17 6 (2.03%) CCNP
18 5 (1.69%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.10%) SLA
2 6 (2.03%) QA
3 4 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.68%) COBIT
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 115 (38.98%) Active Directory
2 73 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (13.22%) Hyper-V
4 18 (6.10%) vSphere
5 8 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.71%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (2.71%) XenApp
6 6 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.36%) Firmware
9 3 (1.02%) vCloud
9 3 (1.02%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.68%) Docker
10 2 (0.68%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (8.14%) SCCM
2 22 (7.46%) SCOM
3 9 (3.05%) WSUS
4 8 (2.71%) AirWatch
4 8 (2.71%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.37%) Nagios
6 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.69%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (1.69%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.02%) PowerCLI
9 3 (1.02%) vRealize
10 2 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.68%) vMotion
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.34%) OpenView
Vendors
1 210 (71.19%) Microsoft
2 89 (30.17%) VMware
3 41 (13.90%) Citrix
4 39 (13.22%) Cisco
5 21 (7.12%) HP
6 11 (3.73%) NetApp
7 9 (3.05%) Symantec
8 8 (2.71%) Dell
8 8 (2.71%) Intel Security
9 7 (2.37%) Remedy
10 6 (2.03%) Barracuda Networks
10 6 (2.03%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.03%) Juniper
10 6 (2.03%) SonicWALL
10 6 (2.03%) Veeam
11 5 (1.69%) CA
11 5 (1.69%) EMC
11 5 (1.69%) F5
11 5 (1.69%) MobileIron
11 5 (1.69%) Nortel
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £25500 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £46,500 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wigan
Mint
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Bluetownonline
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Horley, Surrey
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £30000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London, Greater London
360 Resourcing
Salary: £36,000 - £44,000
Posted: 9 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
Posted: 14 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Compu team
Salary: From £16,000 to £19,000 per annum plus pension & profit-share scheme
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Bradford
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago