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

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 721 685 435
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -250
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 172 261 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.25% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.93% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 142 228 610
Median salary £36,000 £35,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,250 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.73% -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
24299 28046 29694
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.46% 27.20% 27.32%
Number of salaries quoted 19896 22460 23437
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +23 63 £45,000 +12.50% 14
South East +2 60 £30,300 +3.58% 11
West Midlands -11 15 £36,000 +2.85% 1
East of England +18 12 £42,500 +25.64%
Yorkshire +25 8 £60,000 +20.00% 1
South West +17 7 £20,000 -25.92% 1
North West -8 7 £33,250 -11.33% 1
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 402 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 304 (75.62%) Microsoft
3 249 (61.94%) Windows
4 203 (50.50%) SQL Server
5 189 (47.01%) Active Directory
6 173 (43.03%) MCITP
7 159 (39.55%) MCSA
8 157 (39.05%) MS Excel
9 153 (38.06%) Windows Server
10 150 (37.31%) MCSE
11 142 (35.32%) ITIL
12 137 (34.08%) MCP
13 133 (33.08%) SQL
14 120 (29.85%) VMware
15 115 (28.61%) Degree
16 110 (27.36%) C#
17 108 (26.87%) MS Exchange
18 96 (23.88%) VMware Infrastructure
19 94 (23.38%) .NET
20 86 (21.39%) Windows Server 2008
21 81 (20.15%) Citrix
22 79 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
23 73 (18.16%) T-SQL
24 69 (17.16%) MS Office
25 65 (16.17%) Cisco
26 64 (15.92%) ASP.NET
27 61 (15.17%) Office 365
27 61 (15.17%) Windows 7
28 60 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
28 60 (14.93%) 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
1 108 (26.87%) MS Exchange
2 60 (14.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (12.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (6.97%) SharePoint
5 25 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (5.97%) Skype for Business
7 20 (4.98%) IIS
8 12 (2.99%) Apache
9 11 (2.74%) Apache Spark
10 9 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.00%) MS Project Server
13 4 (1.00%) SAS
14 3 (0.75%) CMS
15 2 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
16 1 (0.25%) WordPress
16 1 (0.25%) Zimbra
Applications
1 157 (39.05%) MS Excel
2 69 (17.16%) MS Office
3 6 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.00%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.74%) ReMetrica
3 8 (1.99%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 61 (15.17%) Office 365
2 27 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.99%) IaaS
5 3 (0.75%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.95%) DNS
2 38 (9.45%) LAN
3 37 (9.20%) WAN
4 35 (8.71%) DHCP
5 26 (6.47%) Firewall
6 24 (5.97%) TCP/IP
7 21 (5.22%) VPN
8 17 (4.23%) SAN
8 17 (4.23%) VoIP
9 9 (2.24%) Internet
10 7 (1.74%) iSCSI
10 7 (1.74%) Network Security
10 7 (1.74%) VLAN
11 6 (1.49%) NAS
12 5 (1.24%) Wireless
13 4 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
15 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (0.50%) IP Telephony
15 2 (0.50%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (50.50%) SQL Server
2 52 (12.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 51 (12.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (11.44%) Relational Database
5 42 (10.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 39 (9.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 37 (9.20%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (5.22%) RDBMS
10 17 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.24%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (1.74%) Data Mart
15 5 (1.24%) DTS
15 5 (1.24%) MySQL
16 4 (1.00%) Big Data
16 4 (1.00%) Hadoop
17 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (7.21%) Moq
1 29 (7.21%) NUnit
2 27 (6.72%) Visual Studio
3 26 (6.47%) Rhino Mocks
4 12 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.74%) JIRA
5 11 (2.74%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.74%) WiX
7 3 (0.75%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.75%) Selenium
8 1 (0.25%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.25%) Grunt
8 1 (0.25%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.25%) MSI
General
1 43 (10.70%) Finance
2 26 (6.47%) Games
3 10 (2.49%) Retail
4 9 (2.24%) Banking
5 7 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.49%) Local Government
6 6 (1.49%) Marketing
6 6 (1.49%) Publishing
6 6 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.00%) Automotive
7 4 (1.00%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 115 (28.61%) Developer
2 67 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 63 (15.67%) .NET Developer
4 59 (14.68%) Analyst
5 54 (13.43%) C# Developer
6 47 (11.69%) DBA
7 44 (10.95%) SQL DBA
8 43 (10.70%) C# Software Developer
9 37 (9.20%) 2nd Line Support
10 35 (8.71%) Software Developer
11 34 (8.46%) .NET Software Developer
11 34 (8.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 34 (8.46%) Administrator
11 34 (8.46%) C# .NET Developer
11 34 (8.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 34 (8.46%) IT Engineer
12 32 (7.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 30 (7.46%) SQL Server DBA
14 28 (6.97%) IT Support
15 26 (6.47%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (23.38%) .NET
2 64 (15.92%) ASP.NET
3 50 (12.44%) .NET Framework
4 36 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 33 (8.21%) Web Services
6 31 (7.71%) WCF
7 29 (7.21%) CSS
7 29 (7.21%) HTML
7 29 (7.21%) LINQ
8 26 (6.47%) NHibernate
9 25 (6.22%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 23 (5.72%) XML
10 23 (5.72%) XSLT
11 22 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 12 (2.99%) Ajax
13 11 (2.74%) WinForms
14 9 (2.24%) COM
15 8 (1.99%) jQuery
16 6 (1.49%) Entity Framework
16 6 (1.49%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.43%) Computer Science
2 22 (5.47%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.23%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.73%) Driving Licence
4 15 (3.73%) Mathematics
5 14 (3.48%) Replication
6 13 (3.23%) Clustering
7 11 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.74%) Physics
7 11 (2.74%) Reinsurance
8 10 (2.49%) User Experience
9 8 (1.99%) Enterprise Cloud
10 7 (1.74%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.24%) Statistics
12 4 (1.00%) iPhone
13 3 (0.75%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.75%) Fintech
14 2 (0.50%) iPad
15 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
15 1 (0.25%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 249 (61.94%) Windows
2 153 (38.06%) Windows Server
3 86 (21.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (19.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (15.17%) Windows 7
6 35 (8.71%) Windows 8
7 29 (7.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (5.22%) Windows 10
9 17 (4.23%) Linux
10 11 (2.74%) Windows XP
11 9 (2.24%) Unix
12 4 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.25%) AIX
14 1 (0.25%) Android
14 1 (0.25%) CentOS
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (35.32%) ITIL
2 48 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (10.45%) MVC
3 42 (10.45%) Scrum
4 41 (10.20%) Mentoring
5 40 (9.95%) TDD
6 36 (8.96%) OO
7 33 (8.21%) Web Application Development
8 28 (6.97%) Service Management
9 26 (6.47%) BDD
9 26 (6.47%) Kanban
9 26 (6.47%) Wealth Management
10 24 (5.97%) Release Management
10 24 (5.97%) Ticket Management
11 23 (5.72%) Database Theory
11 23 (5.72%) Relational Database Theory
12 22 (5.47%) CRM
12 22 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
12 22 (5.47%) ITIL V3
12 22 (5.47%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 133 (33.08%) SQL
2 110 (27.36%) C#
3 73 (18.16%) T-SQL
4 40 (9.95%) PowerShell
5 36 (8.96%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.73%) XPath
7 16 (3.98%) Python
7 16 (3.98%) VB.NET
8 14 (3.48%) VB
9 11 (2.74%) Scala
10 8 (1.99%) C++
10 8 (1.99%) VB6
10 8 (1.99%) VC++
11 7 (1.74%) VBScript
12 5 (1.24%) Perl
13 4 (1.00%) C
13 4 (1.00%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.00%) R
13 4 (1.00%) Ruby
14 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 402 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 173 (43.03%) MCITP
3 159 (39.55%) MCSA
4 150 (37.31%) MCSE
5 137 (34.08%) MCP
6 115 (28.61%) Degree
7 60 (14.93%) CCNA
7 60 (14.93%) Cisco Certification
8 52 (12.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 47 (11.69%) MCSD
10 46 (11.44%) Citrix Certification
11 44 (10.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 44 (10.95%) MCAD
12 41 (10.20%) CCA
13 40 (9.95%) MCPD
14 30 (7.46%) MCDBA
15 17 (4.23%) A+ Certification
16 14 (3.48%) MCDST
16 14 (3.48%) SC Cleared
16 14 (3.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.95%) SLA
2 12 (2.99%) Solvency II
3 9 (2.24%) QA
4 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) COSHH
System Software
1 189 (47.01%) Active Directory
2 96 (23.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (12.94%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.98%) vSphere
5 12 (2.99%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (2.99%) VMware ESX
5 12 (2.99%) XenApp
6 9 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (2.24%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.74%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.75%) XenServer
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.25%) vCloud
12 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 29 (7.21%) SCCM
2 27 (6.72%) SCOM
3 15 (3.73%) WSUS
4 13 (3.23%) AirWatch
5 11 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (1.99%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 7 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (1.24%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.75%) Nagios
9 3 (0.75%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.50%) MOM
10 2 (0.50%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.25%) Puppet
11 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 304 (75.62%) Microsoft
2 120 (29.85%) VMware
3 81 (20.15%) Citrix
4 65 (16.17%) Cisco
5 44 (10.95%) HP
6 32 (7.96%) NetApp
7 22 (5.47%) EMC
8 11 (2.74%) Actian
9 9 (2.24%) SAP
9 9 (2.24%) SonicWALL
10 8 (1.99%) Veeam
11 7 (1.74%) Intel Security
11 7 (1.74%) MobileIron
11 7 (1.74%) RedGate
12 6 (1.49%) SolarWinds
12 6 (1.49%) Symantec
13 5 (1.24%) Altiris
13 5 (1.24%) AppSense
13 5 (1.24%) CommVault
13 5 (1.24%) Dell
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £34,000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
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Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
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Southampton, Hampshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
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Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
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Fareham, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
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High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
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Salary: £40500 per annum
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Hayes, Middlesex
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Salary: Up to £14,000 per annum
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Godalming, Surrey
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Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
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Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
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Warrington
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Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
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Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
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Epsom
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Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
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London
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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London
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
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