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

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 686 610 380
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -230
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 227 354 856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.34% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 1.24% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 189 331 794
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
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
26264 28449 30205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.11% 27.48% 27.28%
Number of salaries quoted 21336 22403 24382
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £67,500 £69,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 April 2016.

MCTS Salary Histogram in England

MCTS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -48 85 £42,500 +4.29% 7
South East +16 47 £30,791 +4.37% 12
West Midlands -27 25 £37,500 - 1
South West +17 21 £32,500 +44.44%
North West +7 14 £23,000 -39.86% 2
East of England -18 14 £44,000 +22.22%
Yorkshire -7 13 £50,750 +19.41% 1
East Midlands -3 1 £22,000 - 1
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the England region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS.

1 498 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 374 (75.10%) Microsoft
3 305 (61.24%) Windows
4 272 (54.62%) Active Directory
5 246 (49.40%) MCSE
6 219 (43.98%) MCITP
7 214 (42.97%) MCSA
8 206 (41.37%) SQL Server
9 195 (39.16%) MS Excel
10 184 (36.95%) ITIL
11 174 (34.94%) Windows Server
12 172 (34.54%) SQL
13 168 (33.73%) MCP
14 151 (30.32%) VMware
15 146 (29.32%) MS Exchange
16 143 (28.71%) Degree
17 123 (24.70%) Windows Server 2012
18 113 (22.69%) C#
19 111 (22.29%) .NET
19 111 (22.29%) Cisco
20 109 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
21 107 (21.49%) Cisco Certification
22 100 (20.08%) Windows Server 2008
23 95 (19.08%) CCNA
24 87 (17.47%) Hyper-V
25 84 (16.87%) T-SQL
25 84 (16.87%) MS Office
26 77 (15.46%) Citrix
27 75 (15.06%) DNS
28 74 (14.86%) Windows 7

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs across the England region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 146 (29.32%) MS Exchange
2 71 (14.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 45 (9.04%) SharePoint
5 40 (8.03%) IIS
5 40 (8.03%) Skype for Business
6 29 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (1.61%) MS Project Server
8 8 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.00%) SAS
10 5 (1.00%) WordPress
11 4 (0.80%) Apache
11 4 (0.80%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.60%) CMS
13 2 (0.40%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.20%) JBoss
14 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 195 (39.16%) MS Excel
2 84 (16.87%) MS Office
3 8 (1.61%) MS Project
4 6 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 23 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (3.61%) SAP Business One
3 4 (0.80%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 71 (14.26%) Office 365
2 26 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.61%) IaaS
4 8 (1.61%) SaaS
5 2 (0.40%) GitHub
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (15.06%) DNS
2 55 (11.04%) DHCP
3 47 (9.44%) LAN
3 47 (9.44%) VPN
4 46 (9.24%) TCP/IP
5 44 (8.84%) WAN
6 42 (8.43%) Firewall
7 22 (4.42%) VLAN
8 19 (3.82%) Internet
9 16 (3.21%) Network Security
10 15 (3.01%) SAN
11 14 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (2.41%) VoIP
12 12 (2.41%) Wireless
13 7 (1.41%) Kerberos
14 6 (1.20%) Unified Communications
15 5 (1.00%) Intranet
15 5 (1.00%) IPv4
15 5 (1.00%) NAS
16 4 (0.80%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (41.37%) SQL Server
2 62 (12.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 61 (12.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 55 (11.04%) Relational Database
5 47 (9.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (7.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 32 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 29 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (4.02%) Crystal Reports
10 19 (3.82%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.81%) MySQL
12 11 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (2.01%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
16 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 2 (0.40%) Data Mining
18 1 (0.20%) Pentaho
18 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
18 1 (0.20%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 39 (7.83%) Visual Studio
2 27 (5.42%) Moq
2 27 (5.42%) NUnit
3 26 (5.22%) Rhino Mocks
4 20 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.41%) JIRA
5 7 (1.41%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.20%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.20%) Grunt
8 1 (0.20%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.20%) MSI
8 1 (0.20%) MSTest
8 1 (0.20%) Selenium
8 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 56 (11.24%) Finance
2 26 (5.22%) Games
3 14 (2.81%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.41%) Billing
5 11 (2.21%) Local Government
5 11 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.81%) Banking
6 9 (1.81%) Publishing
7 8 (1.61%) Retail
8 7 (1.41%) Automotive
9 4 (0.80%) Back Office
10 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 119 (23.90%) Developer
2 90 (18.07%) Support Engineer
3 70 (14.06%) .NET Developer
4 62 (12.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 61 (12.25%) Analyst
6 59 (11.85%) DBA
7 57 (11.45%) SQL DBA
8 51 (10.24%) C# Developer
9 49 (9.84%) Administrator
9 49 (9.84%) IT Engineer
10 45 (9.04%) 2nd Line Support
11 43 (8.63%) Software Developer
12 40 (8.03%) C# .NET Developer
13 39 (7.83%) C# Software Developer
13 39 (7.83%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
13 39 (7.83%) IT Support
14 34 (6.83%) .NET Software Developer
15 32 (6.43%) SQL Server DBA
16 31 (6.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 30 (6.02%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (22.29%) .NET
2 72 (14.46%) ASP.NET
3 55 (11.04%) .NET Framework
4 36 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 36 (7.23%) WCF
5 31 (6.22%) XML
6 30 (6.02%) Web Services
7 28 (5.62%) CSS
7 28 (5.62%) HTML
7 28 (5.62%) LINQ
8 25 (5.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 25 (5.02%) NHibernate
9 22 (4.42%) XSLT
10 21 (4.22%) WinForms
11 20 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 19 (3.82%) COM
13 15 (3.01%) Ajax
14 10 (2.01%) jQuery
15 7 (1.41%) CSS3
15 7 (1.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 67 (13.45%) Computer Science
2 51 (10.24%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.41%) Mathematics
4 12 (2.41%) Replication
5 9 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (1.81%) Clustering
6 8 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.61%) Enterprise Cloud
7 7 (1.41%) User Experience
8 6 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.00%) FlexPod
9 5 (1.00%) iPhone
9 5 (1.00%) Raspberry Pi
9 5 (1.00%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.80%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.80%) Physics
10 4 (0.80%) Statistics
11 3 (0.60%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 305 (61.24%) Windows
2 174 (34.94%) Windows Server
3 123 (24.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 100 (20.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (14.86%) Windows 7
6 42 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (7.03%) Windows XP
8 34 (6.83%) Windows 8
9 23 (4.62%) Linux
10 20 (4.02%) Windows 10
11 10 (2.01%) Data ONTAP
12 6 (1.20%) Unix
13 3 (0.60%) AIX
13 3 (0.60%) HPUX
13 3 (0.60%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.60%) Solaris
14 2 (0.40%) Debian
15 1 (0.20%) CentOS
15 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (36.95%) ITIL
2 59 (11.85%) Mentoring
3 44 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (8.84%) MVC
4 37 (7.43%) CRM
4 37 (7.43%) Scrum
5 36 (7.23%) High Availability
6 35 (7.03%) Database Theory
6 35 (7.03%) Relational Database Theory
7 33 (6.63%) TDD
8 31 (6.22%) Service Management
9 27 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (5.22%) Kanban
10 26 (5.22%) OO
10 26 (5.22%) Web Application Development
11 25 (5.02%) BDD
11 25 (5.02%) Coaching
11 25 (5.02%) Migration
12 24 (4.82%) ITIL V3
12 24 (4.82%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (34.54%) SQL
2 113 (22.69%) C#
3 84 (16.87%) T-SQL
4 43 (8.63%) JavaScript
5 32 (6.43%) VB
6 26 (5.22%) PowerShell
7 19 (3.82%) VB.NET
8 18 (3.61%) C++
8 18 (3.61%) VB6
8 18 (3.61%) VC++
9 17 (3.41%) XPath
10 10 (2.01%) C
11 9 (1.81%) VBScript
12 7 (1.41%) Python
13 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.80%) Scala
15 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.60%) Korn
15 3 (0.60%) Ruby
15 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 498 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 246 (49.40%) MCSE
3 219 (43.98%) MCITP
4 214 (42.97%) MCSA
5 168 (33.73%) MCP
6 143 (28.71%) Degree
7 107 (21.49%) Cisco Certification
8 95 (19.08%) CCNA
9 74 (14.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 57 (11.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 48 (9.64%) CCA
11 48 (9.64%) Citrix Certification
11 48 (9.64%) MCSD
12 47 (9.44%) MCDBA
13 43 (8.63%) MCPD
14 40 (8.03%) MCAD
15 31 (6.22%) MCDST
16 28 (5.62%) A+ Certification
17 19 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (3.82%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (9.44%) SLA
2 17 (3.41%) Solvency II
3 9 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.20%) QA
System Software
1 272 (54.62%) Active Directory
2 109 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (17.47%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.01%) vSphere
4 15 (3.01%) XenServer
5 11 (2.21%) Terminal Services
6 8 (1.61%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.41%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.80%) XenApp
9 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.40%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 42 (8.43%) SCOM
2 35 (7.03%) SCCM
3 23 (4.62%) WSUS
4 12 (2.41%) Windows Intune
5 8 (1.61%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (1.00%) Cacti
6 5 (1.00%) SmoothWall
7 4 (0.80%) MOM
7 4 (0.80%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.60%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.40%) SnapMirror
9 2 (0.40%) SnapVault
10 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 374 (75.10%) Microsoft
2 151 (30.32%) VMware
3 111 (22.29%) Cisco
4 77 (15.46%) Citrix
5 50 (10.04%) HP
6 48 (9.64%) NetApp
7 24 (4.82%) EMC
8 18 (3.61%) Dell
8 18 (3.61%) SAP
9 16 (3.21%) Veeam
10 14 (2.81%) SolarWinds
11 8 (1.61%) Mitel
11 8 (1.61%) Symantec
12 7 (1.41%) Intel Security
13 6 (1.20%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.00%) Fortinet
14 5 (1.00%) Nimble Storage
14 5 (1.00%) Ruckus Wireless
14 5 (1.00%) Sophos
14 5 (1.00%) Teradata
Hull, North Humberside
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + local parking, career progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £21000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Mint
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Beckenham, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Healthcare,25 Days Holiday
Posted: 24 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago