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

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 704 669 557
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -112
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 159 267 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.27% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.98% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 145 228 390
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
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
21718 27180 29561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.78% 27.26% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17262 21749 23812
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -5 58 £38,892 -8.48% 7
South East +13 38 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Yorkshire - 25 £45,000 -
North West -26 19 £35,000 +48.93% 2
East of England +3 10 £44,500 +48.33% 1
West Midlands -4 8 £37,000 -1.33% 1
East Midlands +3 1 £32,000 +28.00% 1
South West -4 1 £50,000 +47.05%
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 343 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 245 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 194 (56.56%) Windows
4 183 (53.35%) MCITP
5 158 (46.06%) SQL Server
6 140 (40.82%) SQL
7 138 (40.23%) Windows Server
8 137 (39.94%) MS Excel
9 128 (37.32%) Active Directory
10 126 (36.73%) MCP
11 110 (32.07%) MCSE
12 106 (30.90%) Degree
13 103 (30.03%) ITIL
14 101 (29.45%) VMware
15 95 (27.70%) MCSA
16 92 (26.82%) C#
17 84 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
18 77 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
18 77 (22.45%) .NET
19 72 (20.99%) MS Exchange
20 71 (20.70%) PowerShell
21 66 (19.24%) Windows 7
22 53 (15.45%) Office 365
22 53 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
23 52 (15.16%) T-SQL
24 51 (14.87%) ASP.NET
25 50 (14.58%) Citrix
25 50 (14.58%) MVC
25 50 (14.58%) SQL Server 2008
25 50 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 (20.99%) MS Exchange
2 38 (11.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 38 (11.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 31 (9.04%) SharePoint
4 26 (7.58%) IIS
5 20 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (4.96%) Skype for Business
7 14 (4.08%) Apache
8 12 (3.50%) Apache Spark
8 12 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (2.04%) SAS
10 7 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (2.04%) Umbraco
11 5 (1.46%) IBM Domino
11 5 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.87%) CMS
13 3 (0.87%) SharePoint Foundation
14 2 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 137 (39.94%) MS Excel
2 47 (13.70%) MS Office
3 4 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.87%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 53 (15.45%) Office 365
2 19 (5.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.17%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.58%) IaaS
6 2 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.20%) DNS
2 33 (9.62%) Firewall
3 30 (8.75%) DHCP
4 28 (8.16%) TCP/IP
5 24 (7.00%) LAN
5 24 (7.00%) WAN
6 20 (5.83%) VPN
7 15 (4.37%) SAN
8 14 (4.08%) VoIP
9 13 (3.79%) Internet
10 11 (3.21%) VLAN
11 9 (2.62%) Wireless
12 6 (1.75%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.75%) WLAN
13 5 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.46%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.46%) Network Security
14 4 (1.17%) BIG-IP
14 4 (1.17%) MPLS
14 4 (1.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (46.06%) SQL Server
2 50 (14.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 50 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (13.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 41 (11.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (10.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (9.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (7.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (5.25%) Big Data
10 10 (2.92%) Data Mart
10 10 (2.92%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (2.62%) Hadoop
12 7 (2.04%) MySQL
12 7 (2.04%) Relational Database
13 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (1.75%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (1.46%) DTS
15 4 (1.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 29 (8.45%) Moq
1 29 (8.45%) NUnit
2 28 (8.16%) Rhino Mocks
3 16 (4.66%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.33%) WiX
5 7 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.17%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.87%) JIRA
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.29%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.29%) Selenium
General
1 41 (11.95%) Finance
2 27 (7.87%) Games
3 13 (3.79%) Banking
4 10 (2.92%) Automotive
5 7 (2.04%) Retail
6 5 (1.46%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.87%) Local Government
8 2 (0.58%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (24.49%) Developer
2 61 (17.78%) DBA
2 61 (17.78%) SQL DBA
3 53 (15.45%) Support Engineer
4 49 (14.29%) Analyst
5 45 (13.12%) .NET Developer
6 35 (10.20%) C# Developer
7 33 (9.62%) IT Support
8 28 (8.16%) Graduate
9 27 (7.87%) Games Developer
9 27 (7.87%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 27 (7.87%) Graduate Developer
9 27 (7.87%) Graduate Games Developer
9 27 (7.87%) Junior
9 27 (7.87%) Junior .NET Developer
9 27 (7.87%) Junior Developer
9 27 (7.87%) Junior Games Developer
9 27 (7.87%) SQL Developer
10 25 (7.29%) IT Analyst
10 25 (7.29%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (22.45%) .NET
2 51 (14.87%) ASP.NET
3 45 (13.12%) .NET Framework
4 32 (9.33%) HTML
5 29 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (8.16%) LINQ
6 28 (8.16%) NHibernate
7 27 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 25 (7.29%) Web Services
9 22 (6.41%) CSS
10 20 (5.83%) Ajax
11 18 (5.25%) XML
12 14 (4.08%) REST
13 12 (3.50%) jQuery
14 10 (2.92%) CSS3
14 10 (2.92%) WCF
15 8 (2.33%) XSLT
16 6 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 5 (1.46%) MDX
17 5 (1.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.37%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.54%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.66%) Clustering
4 14 (4.08%) Statistics
5 13 (3.79%) Mathematics
6 11 (3.21%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.62%) Applied Mathematics
7 9 (2.62%) Blackberry
7 9 (2.62%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.33%) User Experience
9 7 (2.04%) Replication
10 6 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.87%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.87%) Physics
11 3 (0.87%) Reinsurance
11 3 (0.87%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.58%) Fintech
12 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 194 (56.56%) Windows
2 138 (40.23%) Windows Server
3 77 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (19.24%) Windows 7
5 53 (15.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (11.66%) Windows 8
7 21 (6.12%) Linux
8 17 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (3.50%) Windows 10
10 11 (3.21%) Unix
11 6 (1.75%) Android
12 5 (1.46%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.87%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.29%) AIX
15 1 (0.29%) CentOS
15 1 (0.29%) Solaris
15 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (30.03%) ITIL
2 50 (14.58%) MVC
3 49 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (11.95%) Scrum
5 36 (10.50%) Web Application Development
6 32 (9.33%) TDD
7 30 (8.75%) Problem Management
8 28 (8.16%) BDD
8 28 (8.16%) Kanban
9 22 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (6.12%) CRM
11 19 (5.54%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (5.25%) Migration
13 17 (4.96%) Capacity Management
13 17 (4.96%) Service Management
14 16 (4.66%) Service Design
15 15 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (4.37%) ETL
16 14 (4.08%) ITIL V3
17 13 (3.79%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (40.82%) SQL
2 92 (26.82%) C#
3 71 (20.70%) PowerShell
4 52 (15.16%) T-SQL
5 24 (7.00%) VB.NET
6 21 (6.12%) JavaScript
6 21 (6.12%) R
7 14 (4.08%) Python
8 11 (3.21%) VB
9 9 (2.62%) PHP
10 8 (2.33%) Perl
11 7 (2.04%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.75%) XPath
13 4 (1.17%) VBScript
14 3 (0.87%) Scala
15 2 (0.58%) C
16 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 343 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 183 (53.35%) MCITP
3 126 (36.73%) MCP
4 110 (32.07%) MCSE
5 106 (30.90%) Degree
6 95 (27.70%) MCSA
7 46 (13.41%) Cisco Certification
7 46 (13.41%) MCSD
8 45 (13.12%) MCAD
9 42 (12.24%) CCNA
10 28 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (6.41%) MCDBA
12 14 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (3.50%) MCPD
14 10 (2.92%) CCA
15 9 (2.62%) PhD
16 8 (2.33%) MOS
17 7 (2.04%) CCAA
17 7 (2.04%) SC Cleared
17 7 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.58%) SLA
2 8 (2.33%) QA
3 4 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 128 (37.32%) Active Directory
2 84 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (12.24%) Hyper-V
4 20 (5.83%) vSphere
5 10 (2.92%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.33%) VMware ESX
8 7 (2.04%) XenApp
9 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.46%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.17%) Firmware
11 3 (0.87%) vCloud
11 3 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.58%) Docker
12 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (8.16%) SCCM
2 23 (6.71%) SCOM
3 15 (4.37%) AirWatch
4 14 (4.08%) WSUS
5 9 (2.62%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.75%) CA Spectrum
7 6 (1.75%) Nagios
7 6 (1.75%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.87%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.87%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.87%) vRealize
10 2 (0.58%) vMotion
Vendors
1 245 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 101 (29.45%) VMware
3 50 (14.58%) Citrix
4 37 (10.79%) Cisco
5 21 (6.12%) HP
6 12 (3.50%) NetApp
7 10 (2.92%) Symantec
8 9 (2.62%) Intel Security
9 8 (2.33%) Dell
9 8 (2.33%) SolarWinds
9 8 (2.33%) SonicWALL
10 7 (2.04%) Altiris
10 7 (2.04%) MobileIron
10 7 (2.04%) Teradata
10 7 (2.04%) Veeam
11 6 (1.75%) BT
11 6 (1.75%) CA
11 6 (1.75%) EMC
11 6 (1.75%) Juniper
11 6 (1.75%) Nintex
West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + BENS
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + fantastic benefits listed
Posted: Yesterday
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £26000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Mandara
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 21 days ago