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

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 724 669 406
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -263
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 178 275 764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.27% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 0.98% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 153 241 696
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
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
24030 28119 30951
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.46% 27.20% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19682 22485 24715
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 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +12 70 £45,000 +3.44% 5
South East +19 59 £30,000 -14.28% 9
East of England +30 15 £44,000 +41.93% 2
West Midlands -28 14 £36,000 +2.85%
Yorkshire +26 7 £60,000 +20.00%
North West -7 7 £20,500 -47.09% 1
South West +12 6 £25,000 -3.84% 1
East Midlands -1 1 £22,000 -6.38%
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 428 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 333 (77.80%) Microsoft
3 269 (62.85%) Windows
4 220 (51.40%) Active Directory
5 199 (46.50%) SQL Server
6 191 (44.63%) MCITP
7 180 (42.06%) MCSA
8 179 (41.82%) MCSE
9 177 (41.36%) MS Excel
10 171 (39.95%) ITIL
11 155 (36.21%) Windows Server
12 140 (32.71%) MCP
13 137 (32.01%) VMware
14 128 (29.91%) SQL
15 124 (28.97%) MS Exchange
16 116 (27.10%) Degree
17 107 (25.00%) C#
18 103 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
19 98 (22.90%) .NET
20 95 (22.20%) Windows Server 2012
21 92 (21.50%) Windows Server 2008
22 90 (21.03%) Citrix
23 84 (19.63%) Cisco
24 76 (17.76%) MS Office
25 74 (17.29%) CCNA
25 74 (17.29%) Cisco Certification
26 69 (16.12%) Hyper-V
27 68 (15.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
28 67 (15.65%) Office 365
28 67 (15.65%) T-SQL

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
1 124 (28.97%) MS Exchange
2 66 (15.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (12.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (7.01%) SharePoint
5 29 (6.78%) Skype for Business
6 25 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (4.91%) IIS
8 11 (2.57%) Apache
9 10 (2.34%) Apache Spark
10 9 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.64%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.93%) WordPress
13 3 (0.70%) CMS
14 2 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.23%) JBoss
15 1 (0.23%) NServiceBus
15 1 (0.23%) Zimbra
Applications
1 177 (41.36%) MS Excel
2 76 (17.76%) MS Office
3 7 (1.64%) MS Project
4 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (4.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (3.04%) SAP Business One
3 10 (2.34%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 67 (15.65%) Office 365
2 29 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.87%) IaaS
5 6 (1.40%) SaaS
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 51 (11.92%) DNS
2 41 (9.58%) DHCP
3 40 (9.35%) LAN
4 39 (9.11%) WAN
5 28 (6.54%) TCP/IP
6 25 (5.84%) Firewall
6 25 (5.84%) VPN
7 17 (3.97%) SAN
8 15 (3.50%) VoIP
9 8 (1.87%) Internet
9 8 (1.87%) VLAN
10 7 (1.64%) Network Security
11 6 (1.40%) iSCSI
11 6 (1.40%) NAS
12 5 (1.17%) Wireless
13 4 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.93%) Intranet
13 4 (0.93%) PABX
13 4 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (46.50%) SQL Server
2 56 (13.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (12.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 50 (11.68%) Relational Database
5 41 (9.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (7.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 32 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (4.67%) RDBMS
10 15 (3.50%) Crystal Reports
11 14 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.93%) DTS
15 3 (0.70%) Data Mart
15 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
17 1 (0.23%) MySQL
17 1 (0.23%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 32 (7.48%) Visual Studio
2 27 (6.31%) Moq
2 27 (6.31%) NUnit
3 25 (5.84%) Rhino Mocks
4 16 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.57%) JIRA
5 11 (2.57%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.70%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.70%) WiX
7 2 (0.47%) Selenium
8 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.23%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.23%) Grunt
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 41 (9.58%) Finance
2 26 (6.07%) Games
3 10 (2.34%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.34%) Retail
4 9 (2.10%) Publishing
4 9 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.40%) Automotive
5 6 (1.40%) Banking
5 6 (1.40%) Billing
5 6 (1.40%) Marketing
6 3 (0.70%) Local Government
7 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
8 1 (0.23%) Back Office
8 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (25.93%) Developer
2 81 (18.93%) Support Engineer
3 65 (15.19%) .NET Developer
4 62 (14.49%) Analyst
5 51 (11.92%) C# Developer
6 48 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 44 (10.28%) DBA
8 43 (10.05%) C# Software Developer
8 43 (10.05%) IT Engineer
9 41 (9.58%) Software Developer
9 41 (9.58%) SQL DBA
10 40 (9.35%) 2nd Line Support
11 38 (8.88%) Administrator
12 36 (8.41%) C# .NET Developer
13 34 (7.94%) .NET Software Developer
13 34 (7.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 32 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 30 (7.01%) IT Support
16 29 (6.78%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
16 29 (6.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (22.90%) .NET
2 65 (15.19%) ASP.NET
3 52 (12.15%) .NET Framework
4 35 (8.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 35 (8.18%) Web Services
5 32 (7.48%) WCF
6 28 (6.54%) CSS
6 28 (6.54%) HTML
6 28 (6.54%) LINQ
7 25 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 25 (5.84%) NHibernate
7 25 (5.84%) XML
8 23 (5.37%) XSLT
9 21 (4.91%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 16 (3.74%) WinForms
11 14 (3.27%) Ajax
11 14 (3.27%) COM
12 9 (2.10%) jQuery
13 6 (1.40%) CSS3
13 6 (1.40%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.68%) Computer Science
2 29 (6.78%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.74%) Mathematics
5 14 (3.27%) Driving Licence
5 14 (3.27%) Replication
6 13 (3.04%) User Experience
7 12 (2.80%) Clustering
8 10 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.34%) Physics
8 10 (2.34%) Reinsurance
9 8 (1.87%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.87%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (1.17%) Statistics
11 4 (0.93%) iPhone
12 3 (0.70%) Fintech
13 2 (0.47%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.47%) iPad
14 1 (0.23%) HACMP
14 1 (0.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 269 (62.85%) Windows
2 155 (36.21%) Windows Server
3 95 (22.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 92 (21.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (15.42%) Windows 7
6 33 (7.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (7.48%) Windows 8
8 25 (5.84%) Windows 10
9 16 (3.74%) Windows XP
10 14 (3.27%) Linux
11 9 (2.10%) Unix
12 6 (1.40%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.23%) AIX
14 1 (0.23%) Android
14 1 (0.23%) CentOS
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (39.95%) ITIL
2 48 (11.21%) Mentoring
3 47 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (9.81%) MVC
5 41 (9.58%) Scrum
6 38 (8.88%) TDD
7 33 (7.71%) OO
8 31 (7.24%) Service Management
9 29 (6.78%) Database Theory
9 29 (6.78%) Relational Database Theory
10 28 (6.54%) Web Application Development
11 27 (6.31%) CRM
11 27 (6.31%) Ticket Management
12 25 (5.84%) BDD
12 25 (5.84%) Kanban
13 24 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (5.61%) ITIL V3
14 22 (5.14%) High Availability
14 22 (5.14%) Wealth Management
15 21 (4.91%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 128 (29.91%) SQL
2 107 (25.00%) C#
3 67 (15.65%) T-SQL
4 37 (8.64%) JavaScript
5 29 (6.78%) PowerShell
6 18 (4.21%) VB.NET
6 18 (4.21%) XPath
7 17 (3.97%) VB
8 13 (3.04%) C++
8 13 (3.04%) VB6
8 13 (3.04%) VC++
9 11 (2.57%) Python
10 10 (2.34%) Scala
11 8 (1.87%) VBScript
12 5 (1.17%) C
13 4 (0.93%) Ruby
14 1 (0.23%) Perl
14 1 (0.23%) PHP
14 1 (0.23%) XAML
Qualifications
1 428 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 191 (44.63%) MCITP
3 180 (42.06%) MCSA
4 179 (41.82%) MCSE
5 140 (32.71%) MCP
6 116 (27.10%) Degree
7 74 (17.29%) CCNA
7 74 (17.29%) Cisco Certification
8 68 (15.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 58 (13.55%) Citrix Certification
10 54 (12.62%) CCA
10 54 (12.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 47 (10.98%) MCSD
12 44 (10.28%) MCAD
12 44 (10.28%) MCPD
13 37 (8.64%) MCDBA
14 23 (5.37%) MCDST
15 20 (4.67%) A+ Certification
16 13 (3.04%) SC Cleared
16 13 (3.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (9.81%) SLA
2 15 (3.50%) Solvency II
3 5 (1.17%) QA
4 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) COSHH
System Software
1 220 (51.40%) Active Directory
2 103 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (16.12%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.50%) vSphere
5 12 (2.80%) XenApp
6 10 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (2.34%) XenServer
7 9 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (2.10%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.64%) BitLocker
8 7 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.17%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.47%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 32 (7.48%) SCOM
2 29 (6.78%) SCCM
3 16 (3.74%) WSUS
4 11 (2.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (2.34%) AirWatch
5 10 (2.34%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.17%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.93%) MOM
10 3 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.70%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.47%) Nagios
11 2 (0.47%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.23%) Puppet
12 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 333 (77.80%) Microsoft
2 137 (32.01%) VMware
3 90 (21.03%) Citrix
4 84 (19.63%) Cisco
5 52 (12.15%) HP
6 44 (10.28%) NetApp
7 26 (6.07%) EMC
8 14 (3.27%) SAP
9 13 (3.04%) Veeam
10 10 (2.34%) Actian
11 9 (2.10%) Mitel
11 9 (2.10%) SonicWALL
12 7 (1.64%) Dell
12 7 (1.64%) MobileIron
12 7 (1.64%) Symantec
13 6 (1.40%) AppSense
13 6 (1.40%) Intel Security
14 5 (1.17%) Altiris
14 5 (1.17%) CommVault
14 5 (1.17%) SolarWinds
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
University for the Creative Arts
Salary: £30k - 42.6k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
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Thames Ditton, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent Crew
Salary: £31500 - £38500 per annum + Superb benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Olney, Buckinghamshire
Alliance Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits (D.O.E)
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
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Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
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Cumbria
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Salary: benefits
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Woking, Surrey
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Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
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Olney
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Milton Keynes
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
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