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

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 629 565 285
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -280
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 295 373 1030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.38% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 1.36% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 258 353 987
Average salary £37,500 £42,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.28% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
26251 27416 26081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.75% 27.59% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 21260 22063 20747
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 -62 105 £40,000 -15.78% 12
South East +17 73 £34,500 +1.47% 4
North West +35 45 £25,000 -37.50% 1
West Midlands -39 28 £40,000 -15.78% 1
South West +13 20 £34,000 +29.52% 3
East of England -6 7 £32,750 +3.14% 1
Yorkshire -12 6 £26,500 -48.29% 2
East Midlands -12 2 £25,000 -20.63% 1
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 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.

1 550 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 416 (75.64%) Microsoft
3 355 (64.55%) Windows
4 304 (55.27%) Active Directory
5 284 (51.64%) MCSE
6 272 (49.45%) MCITP
7 227 (41.27%) Windows Server
8 225 (40.91%) MS Excel
9 223 (40.55%) MCP
10 222 (40.36%) MCSA
11 212 (38.55%) SQL Server
12 196 (35.64%) ITIL
13 187 (34.00%) VMware
14 184 (33.45%) SQL
15 175 (31.82%) MS Exchange
16 162 (29.45%) Windows Server 2008
17 157 (28.55%) Windows Server 2012
18 152 (27.64%) Degree
19 151 (27.45%) Cisco
20 144 (26.18%) Cisco Certification
21 135 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
22 130 (23.64%) CCNA
23 111 (20.18%) Hyper-V
24 109 (19.82%) Windows 7
24 109 (19.82%) C#
25 108 (19.64%) .NET
26 105 (19.09%) DNS
27 92 (16.73%) Citrix
28 90 (16.36%) MS Office
29 85 (15.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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
1 175 (31.82%) MS Exchange
2 83 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 57 (10.36%) SharePoint
5 52 (9.45%) IIS
6 42 (7.64%) Skype for Business
7 38 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (2.00%) SAS
9 11 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.27%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.73%) WordPress
13 3 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.36%) CMS
14 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.36%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 225 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 90 (16.36%) MS Office
3 10 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.09%) MS Project
4 6 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (3.09%) SAP Business One
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.36%) Adaptiv
4 2 (0.36%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.36%) SAP CCM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 57 (10.36%) Office 365
2 12 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.00%) SaaS
4 7 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.09%) IaaS
6 2 (0.36%) GitHub
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 105 (19.09%) DNS
2 79 (14.36%) DHCP
2 79 (14.36%) TCP/IP
3 74 (13.45%) WAN
4 72 (13.09%) LAN
5 71 (12.91%) VPN
6 66 (12.00%) Firewall
7 29 (5.27%) SAN
8 24 (4.36%) Network Security
9 20 (3.64%) VLAN
9 20 (3.64%) Wireless
10 16 (2.91%) Internet
11 14 (2.55%) Kerberos
11 14 (2.55%) VoIP
11 14 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (1.82%) NAS
13 8 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (1.09%) Unified Communications
15 5 (0.91%) IPv4
15 5 (0.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (38.55%) SQL Server
2 75 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (11.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 58 (10.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 41 (7.45%) Relational Database
6 39 (7.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 38 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (4.36%) MySQL
10 19 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
11 14 (2.55%) SQL Server 2000
12 11 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.64%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.27%) Big Data
16 5 (0.91%) Data Mining
16 5 (0.91%) Text Mining
17 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
18 2 (0.36%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 49 (8.91%) Visual Studio
2 30 (5.45%) Moq
2 30 (5.45%) NUnit
2 30 (5.45%) Rhino Mocks
3 18 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.27%) JIRA
4 7 (1.27%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.91%) MSI
5 5 (0.91%) Subversion
6 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.55%) MSTest
7 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.18%) Mercurial
General
1 63 (11.45%) Finance
2 31 (5.64%) Games
3 17 (3.09%) Banking
4 14 (2.55%) Automotive
5 13 (2.36%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.00%) Local Government
7 10 (1.82%) Billing
8 9 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.09%) Publishing
10 5 (0.91%) Back Office
10 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.91%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.55%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.55%) Legal
11 3 (0.55%) Retail
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 113 (20.55%) Support Engineer
2 112 (20.36%) Developer
3 83 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 68 (12.36%) .NET Developer
5 66 (12.00%) IT Engineer
6 61 (11.09%) Analyst
7 60 (10.91%) DBA
8 55 (10.00%) Administrator
8 55 (10.00%) IT Support
8 55 (10.00%) SQL DBA
9 47 (8.55%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 42 (7.64%) C# Developer
10 42 (7.64%) Software Developer
11 41 (7.45%) IT Support Engineer
12 38 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support
13 37 (6.73%) C# .NET Developer
14 36 (6.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 34 (6.18%) SQL Developer
16 33 (6.00%) SQL Server DBA
17 32 (5.82%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (19.64%) .NET
2 72 (13.09%) ASP.NET
3 61 (11.09%) .NET Framework
4 39 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 35 (6.36%) WCF
6 28 (5.09%) LINQ
7 27 (4.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 27 (4.91%) CSS
7 27 (4.91%) NHibernate
8 26 (4.73%) HTML
9 25 (4.55%) Web Services
10 22 (4.00%) XML
11 21 (3.82%) jQuery
12 18 (3.27%) Ajax
12 18 (3.27%) COM
12 18 (3.27%) WinForms
13 17 (3.09%) HTML5
14 15 (2.73%) CSS3
15 14 (2.55%) Classic ASP
16 13 (2.36%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.73%) Computer Science
2 56 (10.18%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.09%) Blackberry
5 13 (2.36%) Driving Licence
6 11 (2.00%) FlexPod
7 10 (1.82%) User Experience
8 9 (1.64%) iPhone
8 9 (1.64%) Replication
8 9 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.45%) Clustering
10 7 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
11 6 (1.09%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.09%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.09%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.91%) Raspberry Pi
12 5 (0.91%) Social Media
13 4 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 355 (64.55%) Windows
2 227 (41.27%) Windows Server
3 162 (29.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 157 (28.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 109 (19.82%) Windows 7
6 58 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (9.64%) Windows XP
8 48 (8.73%) Windows 8
9 25 (4.55%) Linux
10 14 (2.55%) Data ONTAP
10 14 (2.55%) Windows 10
11 7 (1.27%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.09%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.91%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.55%) AIX
14 3 (0.55%) Debian
14 3 (0.55%) HPUX
14 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.55%) Solaris
14 3 (0.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (35.64%) ITIL
2 59 (10.73%) Mentoring
3 54 (9.82%) MVC
4 47 (8.55%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (6.91%) CRM
6 37 (6.73%) Migration
7 35 (6.36%) Scrum
7 35 (6.36%) Service Delivery
8 34 (6.18%) Disaster Recovery
9 33 (6.00%) Service Management
10 32 (5.82%) TDD
11 31 (5.64%) High Availability
12 30 (5.45%) Kanban
12 30 (5.45%) Web Application Development
13 28 (5.09%) Performance Tuning
13 28 (5.09%) PRINCE2
14 27 (4.91%) BDD
14 27 (4.91%) Database Theory
15 26 (4.73%) Coaching
15 26 (4.73%) Relational Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 184 (33.45%) SQL
2 109 (19.82%) C#
3 79 (14.36%) T-SQL
4 45 (8.18%) PowerShell
5 37 (6.73%) VB
6 36 (6.55%) JavaScript
7 20 (3.64%) VB.NET
8 19 (3.45%) C++
9 17 (3.09%) VB6
9 17 (3.09%) VC++
10 13 (2.36%) VBScript
11 11 (2.00%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.82%) C
13 7 (1.27%) XPath
14 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.55%) Korn
14 3 (0.55%) Perl
14 3 (0.55%) Python
14 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 550 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 284 (51.64%) MCSE
3 272 (49.45%) MCITP
4 223 (40.55%) MCP
5 222 (40.36%) MCSA
6 152 (27.64%) Degree
7 144 (26.18%) Cisco Certification
8 130 (23.64%) CCNA
9 85 (15.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 58 (10.55%) MCSD
11 48 (8.73%) Citrix Certification
11 48 (8.73%) MCAD
12 45 (8.18%) CCA
13 39 (7.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 36 (6.55%) MCDBA
14 36 (6.55%) MCDST
15 31 (5.64%) MCPD
16 29 (5.27%) CCNP
17 27 (4.91%) A+ Certification
18 20 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.91%) SLA
2 12 (2.18%) Solvency II
3 11 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.64%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 304 (55.27%) Active Directory
2 135 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (20.18%) Hyper-V
4 30 (5.45%) vSphere
5 22 (4.00%) XenServer
6 18 (3.27%) XenApp
7 9 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.09%) Terminal Server
10 6 (1.09%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.73%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.73%) Firmware
12 3 (0.55%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 45 (8.18%) SCCM
2 39 (7.09%) SCOM
3 29 (5.27%) WSUS
4 12 (2.18%) SCOrch
5 10 (1.82%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 9 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.27%) Cacti
7 7 (1.27%) Windows Intune
8 6 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.91%) Puppet
9 5 (0.91%) SmoothWall
10 4 (0.73%) MOM
11 3 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
12 2 (0.36%) Nagios
12 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.36%) SnapMirror
12 2 (0.36%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 416 (75.64%) Microsoft
2 187 (34.00%) VMware
3 151 (27.45%) Cisco
4 92 (16.73%) Citrix
5 52 (9.45%) HP
6 49 (8.91%) NetApp
7 20 (3.64%) Veeam
8 19 (3.45%) SAP
9 18 (3.27%) Dell
10 17 (3.09%) SolarWinds
11 16 (2.91%) EMC
12 14 (2.55%) Apple
12 14 (2.55%) Symantec
13 11 (2.00%) Intel Security
13 11 (2.00%) Teradata
14 9 (1.64%) Juniper
14 9 (1.64%) Oracle
15 7 (1.27%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.27%) Fortinet
15 7 (1.27%) Sophos
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
England
Stott and May
Salary: car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Bexley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Age Partnership
Salary: 25 days holiday, plus birthday day off, free parking.
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CMD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: £25k - £35k + bonus + pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol, Avon
soVision Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £25,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: 20 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago