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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 678 683 505
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -178
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 204 248 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.24% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 0.89% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 179 224 450
Median salary £36,900 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,900 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -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
23270 27745 28667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.97% 27.13% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18784 22487 22585
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +4 67 £35,000 -12.50% 7
South East +40 64 £36,300 +32.00% 12
Yorkshire +28 17 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands -7 17 £33,250 -7.63% 3
East of England +23 16 £44,500 +14.83%
South West -1 11 £28,500 -16.17%
North West -19 8 £28,750 -24.83% 3
East Midlands - 4 £40,000 -
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 381 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 296 (77.69%) Microsoft
3 243 (63.78%) Windows
4 193 (50.66%) MCITP
5 180 (47.24%) SQL Server
6 170 (44.62%) Active Directory
7 167 (43.83%) Windows Server
8 161 (42.26%) MS Excel
9 154 (40.42%) MCP
10 141 (37.01%) MCSE
11 140 (36.75%) ITIL
12 138 (36.22%) MCSA
13 131 (34.38%) VMware
14 128 (33.60%) SQL
15 118 (30.97%) Degree
16 113 (29.66%) MS Exchange
17 104 (27.30%) VMware Infrastructure
18 94 (24.67%) Windows Server 2008
19 88 (23.10%) C#
20 84 (22.05%) Citrix
21 76 (19.95%) Windows 7
22 73 (19.16%) .NET
23 66 (17.32%) PowerShell
24 64 (16.80%) Cisco Certification
24 64 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
25 63 (16.54%) CCNA
25 63 (16.54%) MS Office
26 62 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2010
27 61 (16.01%) T-SQL
28 58 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2013

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
1 113 (29.66%) MS Exchange
2 62 (16.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 34 (8.92%) SharePoint
5 29 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (6.04%) IIS
6 23 (6.04%) Skype for Business
7 12 (3.15%) Apache
7 12 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (2.89%) Apache Spark
9 10 (2.62%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.84%) Umbraco
11 6 (1.57%) SAS
12 4 (1.05%) CMS
12 4 (1.05%) IBM Domino
12 4 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Foundation
14 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 161 (42.26%) MS Excel
2 63 (16.54%) MS Office
3 6 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.62%) ReMetrica
3 3 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 54 (14.17%) Office 365
2 20 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.79%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.97%) DNS
2 36 (9.45%) LAN
2 36 (9.45%) WAN
3 35 (9.19%) DHCP
4 30 (7.87%) Firewall
4 30 (7.87%) TCP/IP
5 25 (6.56%) SAN
5 25 (6.56%) VPN
6 15 (3.94%) VoIP
7 13 (3.41%) Internet
8 9 (2.36%) iSCSI
9 8 (2.10%) NAS
10 6 (1.57%) VLAN
10 6 (1.57%) Wireless
10 6 (1.57%) WLAN
11 4 (1.05%) Network Security
11 4 (1.05%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.79%) IP Telephony
12 3 (0.79%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (47.24%) SQL Server
2 52 (13.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (11.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 44 (11.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (11.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 41 (10.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (5.51%) Relational Database
9 17 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (3.15%) SQL Server 2000
12 11 (2.89%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.62%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (2.10%) Data Mart
15 7 (1.84%) Big Data
15 7 (1.84%) MySQL
16 6 (1.57%) Hadoop
17 5 (1.31%) DTS
18 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 3 (0.79%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 30 (7.87%) Moq
1 30 (7.87%) NUnit
2 27 (7.09%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (2.89%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.62%) JIRA
4 10 (2.62%) TeamCity
5 8 (2.10%) WiX
6 7 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.79%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.79%) Selenium
8 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.26%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.26%) MSBuild
General
1 47 (12.34%) Finance
2 26 (6.82%) Games
3 14 (3.67%) Retail
4 13 (3.41%) Banking
5 11 (2.89%) Automotive
6 6 (1.57%) Local Government
6 6 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.31%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 88 (23.10%) Developer
2 74 (19.42%) Support Engineer
3 64 (16.80%) Analyst
4 48 (12.60%) .NET Developer
5 47 (12.34%) DBA
6 44 (11.55%) SQL DBA
7 38 (9.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 37 (9.71%) C# Developer
8 37 (9.71%) IT Support
9 35 (9.19%) IT Engineer
10 33 (8.66%) IT Analyst
11 31 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 30 (7.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 30 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 30 (7.87%) Support Analyst
13 27 (7.09%) Graduate
13 27 (7.09%) Junior
13 27 (7.09%) SQL Developer
14 26 (6.82%) IT Support Engineer
14 26 (6.82%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (19.16%) .NET
2 54 (14.17%) ASP.NET
3 47 (12.34%) .NET Framework
4 30 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (7.09%) LINQ
5 27 (7.09%) NHibernate
5 27 (7.09%) Web Services
6 26 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 23 (6.04%) HTML
8 22 (5.77%) CSS
9 14 (3.67%) jQuery
10 13 (3.41%) Ajax
11 12 (3.15%) XML
12 11 (2.89%) CSS3
12 11 (2.89%) WCF
13 9 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 9 (2.36%) XSLT
14 6 (1.57%) Software Packaging
15 4 (1.05%) MDX
15 4 (1.05%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.12%) Computer Science
2 22 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.46%) Clustering
3 17 (4.46%) Driving Licence
4 14 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.41%) Mathematics
6 12 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.89%) User Experience
8 10 (2.62%) Physics
8 10 (2.62%) Reinsurance
9 9 (2.36%) Replication
10 8 (2.10%) Blackberry
10 8 (2.10%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.57%) Statistics
12 4 (1.05%) Fintech
13 3 (0.79%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.79%) Thin Client
14 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.26%) HACMP
14 1 (0.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 243 (63.78%) Windows
2 167 (43.83%) Windows Server
3 94 (24.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 76 (19.95%) Windows 7
5 64 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (12.60%) Windows 8
7 25 (6.56%) Linux
8 23 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (5.51%) Windows 10
10 11 (2.89%) Unix
11 4 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.05%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.52%) Android
13 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.26%) AIX
14 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (36.75%) ITIL
2 47 (12.34%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (11.29%) MVC
4 41 (10.76%) Scrum
5 40 (10.50%) TDD
6 35 (9.19%) Web Application Development
7 27 (7.09%) BDD
7 27 (7.09%) Kanban
8 25 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (6.30%) Service Management
10 23 (6.04%) CRM
10 23 (6.04%) Problem Management
11 22 (5.77%) OO
12 19 (4.99%) Wealth Management
13 18 (4.72%) Mentoring
14 17 (4.46%) ITIL V3
14 17 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
14 17 (4.46%) Ticket Management
15 16 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (3.94%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (33.60%) SQL
2 88 (23.10%) C#
3 66 (17.32%) PowerShell
4 61 (16.01%) T-SQL
5 25 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.99%) Python
7 15 (3.94%) VB.NET
8 10 (2.62%) Scala
8 10 (2.62%) VB
9 9 (2.36%) XPath
10 7 (1.84%) R
11 6 (1.57%) Perl
11 6 (1.57%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.31%) VBScript
13 4 (1.05%) Ruby
14 2 (0.52%) C
14 2 (0.52%) PHP
15 1 (0.26%) C++
15 1 (0.26%) VB6
15 1 (0.26%) VC++
Qualifications
1 381 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 193 (50.66%) MCITP
3 154 (40.42%) MCP
4 141 (37.01%) MCSE
5 138 (36.22%) MCSA
6 118 (30.97%) Degree
7 64 (16.80%) Cisco Certification
8 63 (16.54%) CCNA
9 51 (13.39%) MCAD
9 51 (13.39%) MCSD
10 49 (12.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 39 (10.24%) Citrix Certification
12 34 (8.92%) CCA
13 25 (6.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 22 (5.77%) MCPD
15 20 (5.25%) MCDBA
16 13 (3.41%) CCAA
17 9 (2.36%) MOS
18 7 (1.84%) SC Cleared
18 7 (1.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (10.50%) SLA
2 10 (2.62%) QA
3 5 (1.31%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) COSHH
System Software
1 170 (44.62%) Active Directory
2 104 (27.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (11.02%) Hyper-V
4 23 (6.04%) vSphere
5 16 (4.20%) XenApp
6 14 (3.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (3.15%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (2.10%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (0.79%) Firmware
12 3 (0.79%) vCloud
13 2 (0.52%) Docker
13 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 33 (8.66%) SCCM
2 25 (6.56%) SCOM
3 20 (5.25%) AirWatch
4 16 (4.20%) WSUS
5 11 (2.89%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (2.10%) Nagios
7 7 (1.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (1.57%) CA Spectrum
8 6 (1.57%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.31%) SCDPM
10 4 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.79%) PowerCLI
11 3 (0.79%) vRealize
12 2 (0.52%) vMotion
12 2 (0.52%) XenMobile
13 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 296 (77.69%) Microsoft
2 131 (34.38%) VMware
3 84 (22.05%) Citrix
4 55 (14.44%) Cisco
5 37 (9.71%) HP
6 25 (6.56%) NetApp
7 19 (4.99%) EMC
8 10 (2.62%) Actian
8 10 (2.62%) Intel Security
8 10 (2.62%) SonicWALL
9 9 (2.36%) Altiris
9 9 (2.36%) MobileIron
9 9 (2.36%) Symantec
10 8 (2.10%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.10%) Veeam
11 7 (1.84%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.84%) RedGate
12 6 (1.57%) CA
12 6 (1.57%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.57%) Teradata
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum +Training
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Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
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Salary: 30,000-35,000
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, bonus etc...
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Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Salary: £15,000 - £19,000 pa depending on skills and experience
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