The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / South East
Rank 374 381 381
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 14 75 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.094% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 1.24% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 13 62 62
Median salary £28,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.57% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £64,250 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4303 6027 6674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 28.95% 31.36% 33.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3426 4896 5090
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCTS
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the South East region.

MCTS Salary Trend in the South East

MCTS
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the South East

MCTS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 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
Berkshire +42 6 £28,500 -40.62%
Surrey +6 4 £33,750 -15.62% 2
Hampshire +10 2 £36,500 +7.35% 2
Kent - 2 £27,500 - 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 South East region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 58 (71.60%) Windows
4 48 (59.26%) MCITP
5 45 (55.56%) Windows Server
6 42 (51.85%) Active Directory
7 39 (48.15%) VMware
8 38 (46.91%) MCSA
9 35 (43.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (41.98%) SQL Server
11 30 (37.04%) MCP
12 28 (34.57%) MS Excel
13 27 (33.33%) MCSE
14 24 (29.63%) ITIL
15 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (27.16%) Windows 7
17 20 (24.69%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
18 19 (23.46%) SQL
18 19 (23.46%) CCNA
19 18 (22.22%) Hyper-V
20 15 (18.52%) Citrix
21 14 (17.28%) SQL Server 2008
22 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
22 13 (16.05%) LAN
22 13 (16.05%) WAN
22 13 (16.05%) Disaster Recovery
22 13 (16.05%) Firewall
23 12 (14.81%) MS Exchange
23 12 (14.81%) Office 365

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.94%) SAS
4 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.70%) SharePoint Foundation
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (34.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.81%) Office 365
2 3 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.47%) IaaS
4 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) Firewall
1 13 (16.05%) LAN
1 13 (16.05%) WAN
2 8 (9.88%) DHCP
2 8 (9.88%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.41%) WLAN
4 5 (6.17%) DNS
4 5 (6.17%) IP Telephony
4 5 (6.17%) VLAN
4 5 (6.17%) VPN
5 4 (4.94%) SAN
6 2 (2.47%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.23%) Intranet
7 1 (1.23%) NAS
7 1 (1.23%) Network Security
7 1 (1.23%) SSL
7 1 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (41.98%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (13.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (4.94%) Big Data
7 4 (4.94%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.94%) MySQL
8 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.47%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.23%) Moq
2 1 (1.23%) NUnit
2 1 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 7 (8.64%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Games
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (24.69%) Support Engineer
2 11 (13.58%) Architect
2 11 (13.58%) DBA
2 11 (13.58%) SQL DBA
3 10 (12.35%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (12.35%) Analyst
4 9 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Active Directory Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) SQL Server DBA
6 7 (8.64%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Help Desk Manager
7 6 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
7 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) IT Support
7 6 (7.41%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) REST
1 5 (6.17%) SOAP
1 5 (6.17%) Web Services
2 2 (2.47%) .NET
3 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (1.23%) CSS
3 1 (1.23%) HTML
3 1 (1.23%) LINQ
3 1 (1.23%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.41%) Clustering
1 6 (7.41%) Driving Licence
2 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.70%) Replication
3 3 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.47%) PKI
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (71.60%) Windows
2 45 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (27.16%) Windows 7
5 20 (24.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (9.88%) Unix
6 8 (9.88%) Windows 8
7 6 (7.41%) Linux
8 5 (6.17%) Android
8 5 (6.17%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (3.70%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.47%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.23%) AIX
11 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.63%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (13.58%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (12.35%) BCP
4 10 (12.35%) Business Continuity
4 10 (12.35%) Business Continuity Planning
4 10 (12.35%) Capacity Management
5 9 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.17%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (6.17%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (6.17%) Service Design
7 5 (6.17%) Time Management
8 4 (4.94%) Dashboard Development
8 4 (4.94%) Data Management
8 4 (4.94%) Presales
8 4 (4.94%) Project Management
8 4 (4.94%) Validation
9 3 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.46%) SQL
2 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
3 10 (12.35%) T-SQL
4 6 (7.41%) C#
5 4 (4.94%) Perl
5 4 (4.94%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.94%) Python
5 4 (4.94%) R
5 4 (4.94%) VB
6 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (59.26%) MCITP
3 38 (46.91%) MCSA
4 30 (37.04%) MCP
5 27 (33.33%) MCSE
6 19 (23.46%) CCNA
6 19 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (13.58%) Degree
8 8 (9.88%) CCA
8 8 (9.88%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (9.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.70%) CCAA
9 3 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (3.70%) VCP5
9 3 (3.70%) VCP6
9 3 (3.70%) VTSP
10 2 (2.47%) CCNP
11 1 (1.23%) MCAD
11 1 (1.23%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.23%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 35 (43.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.35%) vSphere
5 8 (9.88%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (4.94%) XenApp
8 3 (3.70%) vCloud
8 3 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) SCCM
2 5 (6.17%) AirWatch
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (6.17%) SCOM
3 3 (3.70%) PowerCLI
3 3 (3.70%) vRealize
4 2 (2.47%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.47%) Nagios
5 1 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 39 (48.15%) VMware
3 15 (18.52%) Citrix
4 9 (11.11%) Cisco
5 8 (9.88%) HP
6 6 (7.41%) NetApp
7 5 (6.17%) Altiris
7 5 (6.17%) Barracuda Networks
7 5 (6.17%) Dell
7 5 (6.17%) Mitel
7 5 (6.17%) MobileIron
7 5 (6.17%) Nortel
8 4 (4.94%) Teradata
9 3 (3.70%) EMC
9 3 (3.70%) Huawei
9 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.47%) Apple
10 2 (2.47%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.47%) Juniper
10 2 (2.47%) Nintex
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