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

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 380 389 341
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -48
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 55 80 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.38% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 1.23% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 54 59 122
Median salary £28,250 £35,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.42% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £55,000 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
MCTS
England

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
5792 6507 7930
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.73% 31.23% 33.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4637 4914 6338
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 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
Hampshire +6 27 £25,500 +4.08% 1
Buckinghamshire +20 10 £41,500 +43.10% 1
Surrey +9 9 £40,396 -14.95% 1
Berkshire +9 7 £29,000 -47.27% 1
West Sussex -2 1 £60,000 +10.09% 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £25,000 - 2
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 South East region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (88.07%) Microsoft
3 94 (86.24%) Windows
4 87 (79.82%) Active Directory
5 75 (68.81%) MS Excel
6 73 (66.97%) ITIL
7 66 (60.55%) MCSA
8 60 (55.05%) MS Exchange
8 60 (55.05%) VMware
9 56 (51.38%) Windows Server
10 52 (47.71%) Cisco
11 46 (42.20%) MCSE
11 46 (42.20%) MCITP
11 46 (42.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 40 (36.70%) Citrix
13 39 (35.78%) Cisco Certification
14 37 (33.94%) CCNA
15 36 (33.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 34 (31.19%) SLA
16 34 (31.19%) CCA
16 34 (31.19%) Citrix Certification
17 32 (29.36%) HP
18 28 (25.69%) NetApp
19 26 (23.85%) MCP
19 26 (23.85%) SQL Server
20 25 (22.94%) MS Office
20 25 (22.94%) EMC
20 25 (22.94%) Degree
20 25 (22.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 25 (22.94%) Ticket Management

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 60 (55.05%) MS Exchange
2 22 (20.18%) SharePoint
3 16 (14.68%) Skype for Business
4 12 (11.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (8.26%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (7.34%) MS Project Server
8 6 (5.50%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 75 (68.81%) MS Excel
2 25 (22.94%) MS Office
3 8 (7.34%) MS Project
4 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.92%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (13.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.10%) Office 365
2 6 (5.50%) SaaS
3 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.27%) LAN
1 21 (19.27%) WAN
2 17 (15.60%) Firewall
3 13 (11.93%) DNS
3 13 (11.93%) VPN
4 6 (5.50%) SAN
4 6 (5.50%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.59%) NAS
6 4 (3.67%) PABX
6 4 (3.67%) VoIP
7 3 (2.75%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (2.75%) DHCP
8 2 (1.83%) ADSL
8 2 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.83%) H.323
8 2 (1.83%) Telepresence
8 2 (1.83%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.83%) VLAN
8 2 (1.83%) Wireless
9 1 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (7.34%) Publishing
2 7 (6.42%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.50%) Retail
3 6 (5.50%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.67%) Local Government
5 1 (0.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 43 (39.45%) Support Engineer
2 24 (22.02%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (19.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 20 (18.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 18 (16.51%) Analyst
6 16 (14.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (8.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (8.26%) Support Analyst
8 8 (7.34%) 1st Line Engineer
8 8 (7.34%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (7.34%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 8 (7.34%) Exchange Engineer
8 8 (7.34%) Exchange Support
8 8 (7.34%) Service Analyst
8 8 (7.34%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (7.34%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) First Line Help Desk Support
9 7 (6.42%) Help Desk Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) IT Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) .NET
2 4 (3.67%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Management Information System
2 13 (11.93%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.34%) Client/Server
3 8 (7.34%) User Experience
4 6 (5.50%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.59%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.75%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.75%) Replication
6 3 (2.75%) Statistics
7 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.92%) Clustering
8 1 (0.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 94 (86.24%) Windows
2 56 (51.38%) Windows Server
3 17 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.34%) Windows 10
5 8 (7.34%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.50%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.67%) Unix
8 3 (2.75%) Linux
8 3 (2.75%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (66.97%) ITIL
2 25 (22.94%) Ticket Management
3 20 (18.35%) Service Management
4 19 (17.43%) CRM
5 13 (11.93%) High Availability
6 12 (11.01%) ITIL V3
6 12 (11.01%) Problem Management
7 9 (8.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (8.26%) Mentoring
7 9 (8.26%) Migration
8 8 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.42%) ERP
9 7 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (6.42%) Software Deployment
10 6 (5.50%) Presales
11 5 (4.59%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (3.67%) Data Migration
12 4 (3.67%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (3.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.51%) SQL
2 6 (5.50%) T-SQL
3 4 (3.67%) VB
3 4 (3.67%) VBScript
4 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.92%) C#
5 1 (0.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (60.55%) MCSA
3 46 (42.20%) MCITP
3 46 (42.20%) MCSE
4 39 (35.78%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (33.94%) CCNA
6 36 (33.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 34 (31.19%) CCA
7 34 (31.19%) Citrix Certification
8 26 (23.85%) MCP
9 25 (22.94%) Degree
9 25 (22.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (11.01%) MCDST
11 10 (9.17%) MOS
12 8 (7.34%) A+ Certification
13 7 (6.42%) HNC
14 4 (3.67%) CCAA
15 3 (2.75%) NCDA
15 3 (2.75%) NCSA
16 2 (1.83%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (31.19%) SLA
2 3 (2.75%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 87 (79.82%) Active Directory
2 46 (42.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (20.18%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.42%) vSphere
4 7 (6.42%) XenApp
5 3 (2.75%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.75%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.83%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (12.84%) SCOM
2 13 (11.93%) SCCM
3 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 8 (7.34%) WSUS
5 4 (3.67%) Backup Exec
5 4 (3.67%) MOM
5 4 (3.67%) SCDPM
6 3 (2.75%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.75%) Windows Intune
7 2 (1.83%) Cacti
7 2 (1.83%) Nagios
7 2 (1.83%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.92%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 96 (88.07%) Microsoft
2 60 (55.05%) VMware
3 52 (47.71%) Cisco
4 40 (36.70%) Citrix
5 32 (29.36%) HP
6 28 (25.69%) NetApp
7 25 (22.94%) EMC
8 4 (3.67%) CommVault
9 3 (2.75%) 3PAR
9 3 (2.75%) DataCore
9 3 (2.75%) Oracle
10 2 (1.83%) Apple
10 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.83%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.83%) Juniper
10 2 (1.83%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.83%) NetIQ
10 2 (1.83%) Polycom
10 2 (1.83%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.83%) Sophos
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