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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK / England
Rank 748 657 585
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -72
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 80 277 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 1.05% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 70 233 345
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,200 £55,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,500 £34,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+30.88% -16.04%

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
19184 26306 27260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 24.68% 27.62% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 15217 21306 21811
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 £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £71,000
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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +20 39 £22,500 -43.75% 7
East of England +27 14 £44,000 +3.52% 1
South East +17 9 £28,500 -12.30% 5
Yorkshire +29 6 £45,000 +69.81%
South West -7 4 £52,000 +65.07% 1
North West -48 4 £33,250 +33.00% 1
East Midlands - 3 £47,500 - 1
West Midlands +7 1 £40,000 -
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 258 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 178 (68.99%) Microsoft
3 136 (52.71%) MCITP
4 135 (52.33%) Windows
5 121 (46.90%) SQL Server
6 119 (46.12%) MS Excel
7 103 (39.92%) SQL
8 96 (37.21%) Active Directory
9 94 (36.43%) MCP
10 92 (35.66%) Degree
11 88 (34.11%) Windows Server
12 76 (29.46%) C#
13 75 (29.07%) ITIL
14 71 (27.52%) .NET
15 70 (27.13%) VMware
16 68 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
17 66 (25.58%) MCSE
18 63 (24.42%) MS Exchange
19 56 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
20 52 (20.16%) PowerShell
20 52 (20.16%) Windows 7
21 48 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
21 48 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
22 47 (18.22%) MCSA
23 45 (17.44%) MVC
24 44 (17.05%) Office 365
24 44 (17.05%) SQL Server 2008
25 43 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
25 43 (16.67%) ASP.NET
26 42 (16.28%) CCNA

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 63 (24.42%) MS Exchange
2 34 (13.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (8.14%) SharePoint
5 16 (6.20%) Skype for Business
6 15 (5.81%) IIS
7 14 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (4.26%) Apache
9 10 (3.88%) CMS
10 9 (3.49%) Apache Spark
10 9 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (1.55%) IBM Domino
13 4 (1.55%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (1.55%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.78%) lighttpd
15 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.39%) Zimbra
Applications
1 119 (46.12%) MS Excel
2 29 (11.24%) MS Office
3 2 (0.78%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.39%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 44 (17.05%) Office 365
2 19 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.55%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.78%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.78%) IaaS
7 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (13.18%) Firewall
2 33 (12.79%) DNS
3 25 (9.69%) DHCP
4 23 (8.91%) VPN
5 21 (8.14%) TCP/IP
6 16 (6.20%) LAN
6 16 (6.20%) WAN
7 14 (5.43%) SAN
8 11 (4.26%) VLAN
8 11 (4.26%) VoIP
9 8 (3.10%) iSCSI
10 7 (2.71%) IP Telephony
10 7 (2.71%) Wireless
11 6 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.94%) Internet
13 4 (1.55%) BIG-IP
13 4 (1.55%) MPLS
13 4 (1.55%) NetScaler
13 4 (1.55%) Network Security
14 2 (0.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (46.90%) SQL Server
2 44 (17.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (15.89%) SQL Server 2014
4 32 (12.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (10.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (8.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (6.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (4.65%) Big Data
11 8 (3.10%) Data Mart
12 4 (1.55%) GIS
12 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (1.16%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
13 3 (1.16%) MySQL
14 2 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.78%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 27 (10.47%) Moq
1 27 (10.47%) NUnit
1 27 (10.47%) Rhino Mocks
2 16 (6.20%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.33%) WiX
4 5 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.39%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (10.47%) Games
2 26 (10.08%) Finance
3 8 (3.10%) Retail
4 4 (1.55%) Automotive
4 4 (1.55%) Banking
5 2 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (24.81%) Developer
2 49 (18.99%) DBA
2 49 (18.99%) SQL DBA
3 40 (15.50%) Support Engineer
4 39 (15.12%) Analyst
5 35 (13.57%) .NET Developer
6 31 (12.02%) IT Support
7 28 (10.85%) Graduate
8 27 (10.47%) Games Developer
8 27 (10.47%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 27 (10.47%) Graduate Developer
8 27 (10.47%) Graduate Games Developer
8 27 (10.47%) Junior
8 27 (10.47%) Junior .NET Developer
8 27 (10.47%) Junior Developer
8 27 (10.47%) Junior Games Developer
9 25 (9.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 22 (8.53%) Support Analyst
11 18 (6.98%) C# Developer
11 18 (6.98%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (27.52%) .NET
2 43 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 35 (13.57%) .NET Framework
4 27 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 27 (10.47%) LINQ
4 27 (10.47%) NHibernate
5 20 (7.75%) HTML
6 16 (6.20%) Ajax
7 15 (5.81%) Web Services
8 14 (5.43%) REST
8 14 (5.43%) XML
9 10 (3.88%) CSS
10 9 (3.49%) jQuery
11 7 (2.71%) WCF
12 5 (1.94%) CSS3
12 5 (1.94%) SOAP
12 5 (1.94%) WinForms
12 5 (1.94%) XSLT
13 4 (1.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.69%) Computer Science
2 10 (3.88%) Clustering
2 10 (3.88%) Replication
3 7 (2.71%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.71%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.94%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.94%) Driving Licence
4 5 (1.94%) Fintech
5 4 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.16%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.16%) User Experience
7 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.78%) PKI
8 1 (0.39%) iPhone
8 1 (0.39%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 135 (52.33%) Windows
2 88 (34.11%) Windows Server
3 68 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (20.16%) Windows 7
5 48 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (8.14%) Windows 8
7 13 (5.04%) Linux
8 12 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.88%) Unix
10 7 (2.71%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.33%) Android
12 5 (1.94%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.94%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.16%) CentOS
13 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.78%) Solaris
15 1 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (29.07%) ITIL
2 45 (17.44%) MVC
3 43 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (14.34%) Scrum
5 33 (12.79%) Web Application Development
6 30 (11.63%) TDD
7 29 (11.24%) Problem Management
8 27 (10.47%) BDD
8 27 (10.47%) Kanban
9 22 (8.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (8.14%) CRM
11 19 (7.36%) Migration
12 18 (6.98%) ETL
13 17 (6.59%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (5.04%) Statistics
16 12 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
16 12 (4.65%) Service Design
17 11 (4.26%) Capacity Management
17 11 (4.26%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 103 (39.92%) SQL
2 76 (29.46%) C#
3 52 (20.16%) PowerShell
4 25 (9.69%) T-SQL
5 23 (8.91%) VB.NET
6 15 (5.81%) R
7 11 (4.26%) JavaScript
8 9 (3.49%) PHP
8 9 (3.49%) VB
9 6 (2.33%) VBScript
10 5 (1.94%) Python
11 4 (1.55%) Perl
12 3 (1.16%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.39%) C
13 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 258 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (52.71%) MCITP
3 94 (36.43%) MCP
4 92 (35.66%) Degree
5 66 (25.58%) MCSE
6 48 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (18.22%) MCSA
8 42 (16.28%) CCNA
9 35 (13.57%) MCSD
10 34 (13.18%) MCAD
11 25 (9.69%) MCDBA
12 22 (8.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (6.59%) A+ Certification
14 10 (3.88%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (3.49%) MCPD
15 9 (3.49%) PhD
16 8 (3.10%) CCNP
17 6 (2.33%) CCAA
17 6 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
18 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.49%) QA
2 8 (3.10%) SLA
3 4 (1.55%) COBIT
4 3 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 96 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 56 (21.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (13.95%) Hyper-V
4 14 (5.43%) vSphere
5 8 (3.10%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.94%) XenApp
7 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.16%) Firmware
9 2 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.78%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.78%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (7.36%) SCCM
2 18 (6.98%) SCOM
3 7 (2.71%) WSUS
4 5 (1.94%) Nagios
5 4 (1.55%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.55%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.16%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.16%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.39%) OpenView
7 1 (0.39%) vMotion
Vendors
1 178 (68.99%) Microsoft
2 70 (27.13%) VMware
3 40 (15.50%) Cisco
4 37 (14.34%) Citrix
5 22 (8.53%) HP
6 9 (3.49%) Dell
7 8 (3.10%) SonicWALL
8 7 (2.71%) Barracuda Networks
8 7 (2.71%) Remedy
9 6 (2.33%) Meraki
9 6 (2.33%) NetApp
10 5 (1.94%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.94%) F5
10 5 (1.94%) Juniper
10 5 (1.94%) Mitel
10 5 (1.94%) Nintex
10 5 (1.94%) Nortel
10 5 (1.94%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.94%) Tableau
11 4 (1.55%) BMC
Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Beckenham, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Computer Network Services Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £47,500 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Southern Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Poole
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £52000 per annum + Pension, Beautiful Location, Hours
Posted: 23 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago