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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 723 610 401
Rank change year-on-year
-113 -209
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 183 327 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.33% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 1.20% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 164 291 735
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,250 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -12.50%
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
25192 27232 30266
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.98% 27.33% 27.41%
Number of salaries quoted 20515 21549 24497
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -14 79 £42,500 -2.29% 6
South East -17 54 £29,000 -18.30% 8
East of England +7 15 £44,000 +35.74% 1
West Midlands -34 12 £37,500 +7.14%
South West +4 7 £34,000 +30.76% 1
Yorkshire -7 7 £60,000 +50.00%
North West -16 7 £20,500 -47.09% 1
East Midlands +3 1 £22,000 -6.38%
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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.

1 456 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 347 (76.10%) Microsoft
3 290 (63.60%) Windows
4 251 (55.04%) Active Directory
5 217 (47.59%) MCSE
6 205 (44.96%) MCITP
7 199 (43.64%) MCSA
8 195 (42.76%) SQL Server
9 183 (40.13%) ITIL
10 181 (39.69%) MS Excel
11 165 (36.18%) Windows Server
12 147 (32.24%) MCP
13 146 (32.02%) VMware
14 135 (29.61%) SQL
14 135 (29.61%) MS Exchange
15 119 (26.10%) Degree
16 109 (23.90%) Windows Server 2012
17 106 (23.25%) C#
18 105 (23.03%) VMware Infrastructure
19 104 (22.81%) .NET
20 100 (21.93%) Cisco
21 91 (19.96%) Cisco Certification
22 87 (19.08%) CCNA
22 87 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
23 84 (18.42%) Hyper-V
24 83 (18.20%) Citrix
25 80 (17.54%) MS Office
26 73 (16.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 69 (15.13%) T-SQL
27 69 (15.13%) Office 365

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
1 135 (29.61%) MS Exchange
2 67 (14.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (11.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (8.33%) Skype for Business
5 37 (8.11%) SharePoint
6 26 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (5.04%) IIS
8 10 (2.19%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.75%) MS Project Server
11 7 (1.54%) Apache
11 7 (1.54%) Apache Spark
12 6 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (1.10%) WordPress
14 3 (0.66%) CMS
15 2 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.44%) NServiceBus
16 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
16 1 (0.22%) Zimbra
Applications
1 181 (39.69%) MS Excel
2 80 (17.54%) MS Office
3 8 (1.75%) MS Project
4 5 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 25 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (3.29%) SAP Business One
3 7 (1.54%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 69 (15.13%) Office 365
2 28 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.75%) IaaS
5 7 (1.54%) SaaS
6 2 (0.44%) GitHub
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (13.38%) DNS
2 46 (10.09%) DHCP
2 46 (10.09%) LAN
3 43 (9.43%) WAN
4 34 (7.46%) TCP/IP
5 33 (7.24%) VPN
6 31 (6.80%) Firewall
7 18 (3.95%) SAN
8 13 (2.85%) VLAN
9 12 (2.63%) VoIP
10 10 (2.19%) Internet
10 10 (2.19%) Network Security
10 10 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (1.75%) NAS
12 7 (1.54%) Wireless
13 5 (1.10%) Intranet
14 4 (0.88%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (0.88%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.88%) PABX
14 4 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (42.76%) SQL Server
2 55 (12.06%) Relational Database
2 55 (12.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (11.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 43 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 37 (8.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 29 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (4.39%) RDBMS
9 17 (3.73%) Crystal Reports
10 14 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.66%) MySQL
13 2 (0.44%) Data Mart
13 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (7.46%) Visual Studio
2 28 (6.14%) Moq
2 28 (6.14%) NUnit
3 26 (5.70%) Rhino Mocks
4 18 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.97%) JIRA
5 9 (1.97%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.88%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.44%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Blend
7 2 (0.44%) Selenium
7 2 (0.44%) WiX
8 1 (0.22%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.22%) Grunt
8 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.22%) MSI
8 1 (0.22%) MSTest
General
1 46 (10.09%) Finance
2 26 (5.70%) Games
3 13 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.63%) Retail
5 9 (1.97%) Billing
5 9 (1.97%) Publishing
6 8 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.54%) Local Government
8 5 (1.10%) Banking
9 4 (0.88%) Automotive
9 4 (0.88%) Marketing
10 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.44%) Back Office
12 1 (0.22%) Advertising
12 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 110 (24.12%) Developer
2 91 (19.96%) Support Engineer
3 66 (14.47%) .NET Developer
4 61 (13.38%) Analyst
5 60 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 51 (11.18%) DBA
7 49 (10.75%) SQL DBA
8 48 (10.53%) C# Developer
9 46 (10.09%) 2nd Line Support
9 46 (10.09%) IT Engineer
10 43 (9.43%) Administrator
11 38 (8.33%) Software Developer
12 37 (8.11%) C# Software Developer
13 36 (7.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 36 (7.89%) C# .NET Developer
13 36 (7.89%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 34 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 32 (7.02%) .NET Software Developer
16 31 (6.80%) IT Support
17 28 (6.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (22.81%) .NET
2 66 (14.47%) ASP.NET
3 51 (11.18%) .NET Framework
4 36 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 34 (7.46%) WCF
6 30 (6.58%) Web Services
7 28 (6.14%) LINQ
7 28 (6.14%) XML
8 25 (5.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 25 (5.48%) CSS
8 25 (5.48%) HTML
8 25 (5.48%) NHibernate
9 22 (4.82%) XSLT
10 20 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 18 (3.95%) WinForms
12 16 (3.51%) COM
13 12 (2.63%) Ajax
14 7 (1.54%) jQuery
15 6 (1.32%) AngularJS
16 5 (1.10%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.18%) Computer Science
2 39 (8.55%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.07%) Mathematics
5 10 (2.19%) Replication
5 10 (2.19%) User Experience
6 9 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.97%) Clustering
7 8 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
8 7 (1.54%) Physics
8 7 (1.54%) Reinsurance
9 6 (1.32%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.10%) iPhone
10 5 (1.10%) Statistics
11 3 (0.66%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.66%) Raspberry Pi
11 3 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.44%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 290 (63.60%) Windows
2 165 (36.18%) Windows Server
3 109 (23.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (19.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 68 (14.91%) Windows 7
6 34 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (7.02%) Windows 8
8 24 (5.26%) Windows 10
8 24 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 18 (3.95%) Linux
10 8 (1.75%) Data ONTAP
11 6 (1.32%) Unix
12 3 (0.66%) AIX
12 3 (0.66%) HPUX
12 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.66%) Solaris
13 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.22%) Android
14 1 (0.22%) CentOS
14 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (40.13%) ITIL
2 49 (10.75%) Mentoring
3 46 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (8.99%) MVC
5 40 (8.77%) Scrum
6 37 (8.11%) TDD
7 34 (7.46%) Database Theory
7 34 (7.46%) Relational Database Theory
8 31 (6.80%) CRM
8 31 (6.80%) High Availability
8 31 (6.80%) Service Management
9 29 (6.36%) OO
10 28 (6.14%) Web Application Development
11 27 (5.92%) Ticket Management
12 26 (5.70%) Kanban
13 25 (5.48%) BDD
14 23 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (5.04%) ITIL V3
15 21 (4.61%) Presales
16 20 (4.39%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 135 (29.61%) SQL
2 106 (23.25%) C#
3 69 (15.13%) T-SQL
4 37 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 25 (5.48%) PowerShell
6 22 (4.82%) VB
7 17 (3.73%) XPath
8 16 (3.51%) VB.NET
9 15 (3.29%) C++
9 15 (3.29%) VB6
9 15 (3.29%) VC++
10 10 (2.19%) Python
11 8 (1.75%) C
11 8 (1.75%) VBScript
12 7 (1.54%) Scala
13 4 (0.88%) Ruby
14 3 (0.66%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.66%) Korn
14 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 456 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 217 (47.59%) MCSE
3 205 (44.96%) MCITP
4 199 (43.64%) MCSA
5 147 (32.24%) MCP
6 119 (26.10%) Degree
7 91 (19.96%) Cisco Certification
8 87 (19.08%) CCNA
9 73 (16.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 61 (13.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 57 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
12 56 (12.28%) CCA
13 46 (10.09%) MCSD
14 44 (9.65%) MCDBA
15 43 (9.43%) MCPD
16 41 (8.99%) MCAD
17 31 (6.80%) MCDST
18 19 (4.17%) A+ Certification
19 16 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
20 15 (3.29%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (9.87%) SLA
2 17 (3.73%) Solvency II
3 6 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.88%) QA
5 3 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) COSHH
System Software
1 251 (55.04%) Active Directory
2 105 (23.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (18.42%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.29%) XenServer
5 12 (2.63%) vSphere
6 10 (2.19%) XenApp
7 9 (1.97%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.54%) BitLocker
9 6 (1.32%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.10%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.44%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 40 (8.77%) SCOM
2 29 (6.36%) SCCM
3 22 (4.82%) WSUS
4 11 (2.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 11 (2.41%) Windows Intune
5 9 (1.97%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.88%) MOM
7 4 (0.88%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.66%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.66%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.44%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.44%) Cacti
9 2 (0.44%) Nagios
9 2 (0.44%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.44%) SnapMirror
9 2 (0.44%) SnapVault
9 2 (0.44%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 347 (76.10%) Microsoft
2 146 (32.02%) VMware
3 100 (21.93%) Cisco
4 83 (18.20%) Citrix
5 54 (11.84%) HP
6 48 (10.53%) NetApp
7 26 (5.70%) EMC
8 16 (3.51%) SAP
9 15 (3.29%) Dell
10 13 (2.85%) Veeam
11 11 (2.41%) SolarWinds
12 9 (1.97%) Mitel
13 7 (1.54%) Actian
13 7 (1.54%) Symantec
14 6 (1.32%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.32%) SonicWALL
15 5 (1.10%) Intel Security
16 4 (0.88%) CommVault
17 3 (0.66%) AppSense
17 3 (0.66%) Oracle
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