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

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 371 401 326
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -75
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 64 66 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.32% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 1.03% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 53 55 98
Median salary £36,300 £27,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -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
5477 6419 7217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.18% 30.82% 33.32%
Number of salaries quoted 4454 5177 5524
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,975 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Buckinghamshire +21 15 £30,000 +4.34% 2
Berkshire +16 15 £46,250 +8.82% 3
Hampshire -8 15 £47,000 +80.76% 1
West Sussex +21 9 £47,500 +16.56% 1
Surrey +19 9 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Kent +1 1 £27,500 +22.22% 2
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (84.68%) Microsoft
3 103 (83.06%) Windows
4 79 (63.71%) Active Directory
5 76 (61.29%) MCSA
6 75 (60.48%) Windows Server
7 72 (58.06%) VMware
7 72 (58.06%) MCITP
8 66 (53.23%) ITIL
9 60 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 58 (46.77%) MS Excel
11 45 (36.29%) Citrix
12 44 (35.48%) MCSE
13 43 (34.68%) SQL Server
14 42 (33.87%) MS Exchange
15 41 (33.06%) MCP
16 36 (29.03%) CCNA
16 36 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
17 29 (23.39%) CCA
17 29 (23.39%) Citrix Certification
17 29 (23.39%) Cisco
17 29 (23.39%) Windows Server 2008
17 29 (23.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 27 (21.77%) Degree
19 26 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
20 23 (18.55%) HP
21 22 (17.74%) SQL
22 21 (16.94%) LAN
22 21 (16.94%) WAN
22 21 (16.94%) Windows 7

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 42 (33.87%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.84%) SAS
6 3 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.42%) SharePoint Foundation
7 2 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.81%) IIS
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 58 (46.77%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.48%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.06%) Office 365
2 3 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.94%) LAN
1 21 (16.94%) WAN
2 12 (9.68%) VPN
3 11 (8.87%) Firewall
4 10 (8.06%) SAN
5 8 (6.45%) DHCP
6 7 (5.65%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.84%) DNS
7 6 (4.84%) NAS
7 6 (4.84%) WLAN
8 5 (4.03%) VoIP
9 2 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.81%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.81%) SSL
10 1 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (34.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (10.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (7.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (7.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.65%) MySQL
7 6 (4.84%) Big Data
7 6 (4.84%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.42%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 9 (7.26%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Local Government
2 6 (4.84%) Retail
2 6 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (28.23%) Support Engineer
2 21 (16.94%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (14.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 18 (14.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 16 (12.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 13 (10.48%) DBA
5 13 (10.48%) Developer
5 13 (10.48%) IT Engineer
6 12 (9.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (9.68%) SQL DBA
7 11 (8.87%) Analyst
7 11 (8.87%) Architect
8 10 (8.06%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (8.06%) IT Support
8 10 (8.06%) SQL Server DBA
9 8 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) Server Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) Support Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.84%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.81%) REST
2 1 (0.81%) SOAP
2 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) Driving Licence
2 10 (8.06%) Management Information System
3 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.45%) Clustering
5 6 (4.84%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.03%) User Experience
7 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.42%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.42%) Replication
8 3 (2.42%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.81%) HACMP
9 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 103 (83.06%) Windows
2 75 (60.48%) Windows Server
3 29 (23.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (16.94%) Windows 7
6 17 (13.71%) Windows 8
7 11 (8.87%) Unix
7 11 (8.87%) Windows 10
8 5 (4.03%) Linux
9 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.42%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.81%) AIX
11 1 (0.81%) Android
11 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (53.23%) ITIL
2 17 (13.71%) Ticket Management
3 16 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (8.87%) Business Continuity
6 10 (8.06%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (8.06%) Project Management
6 10 (8.06%) Service Design
7 9 (7.26%) BCP
7 9 (7.26%) Business Continuity Planning
7 9 (7.26%) Capacity Management
7 9 (7.26%) Presales
7 9 (7.26%) Server Virtualisation
7 9 (7.26%) Service Management
8 8 (6.45%) Problem Management
8 8 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.84%) Data Management
9 6 (4.84%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (4.84%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.74%) SQL
2 16 (12.90%) PowerShell
3 15 (12.10%) T-SQL
4 7 (5.65%) C#
5 6 (4.84%) Perl
5 6 (4.84%) PL/SQL
5 6 (4.84%) Python
5 6 (4.84%) R
5 6 (4.84%) VB
6 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 124 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (61.29%) MCSA
3 72 (58.06%) MCITP
4 44 (35.48%) MCSE
5 41 (33.06%) MCP
6 36 (29.03%) CCNA
6 36 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (23.39%) CCA
7 29 (23.39%) Citrix Certification
7 29 (23.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 27 (21.77%) Degree
9 17 (13.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (6.45%) CCAA
11 3 (2.42%) VCP5
11 3 (2.42%) VCP6
11 3 (2.42%) VTSP
12 1 (0.81%) CCNP
12 1 (0.81%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.13%) SLA
2 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 79 (63.71%) Active Directory
2 60 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.52%) Hyper-V
4 15 (12.10%) vSphere
5 14 (11.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (8.87%) XenApp
7 7 (5.65%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (4.84%) XenDesktop
9 5 (4.03%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (2.42%) vCloud
12 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 19 (15.32%) SCCM
2 9 (7.26%) AirWatch
2 9 (7.26%) WSUS
3 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (4.03%) SCDPM
5 4 (3.23%) SCOM
6 3 (2.42%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.42%) Nagios
6 3 (2.42%) PowerCLI
6 3 (2.42%) vRealize
7 2 (1.61%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 105 (84.68%) Microsoft
2 72 (58.06%) VMware
3 45 (36.29%) Citrix
4 29 (23.39%) Cisco
5 23 (18.55%) HP
6 20 (16.13%) NetApp
7 17 (13.71%) EMC
8 9 (7.26%) Altiris
8 9 (7.26%) MobileIron
9 6 (4.84%) Teradata
10 5 (4.03%) Apple
10 5 (4.03%) CommVault
11 4 (3.23%) 3PAR
11 4 (3.23%) DataCore
11 4 (3.23%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.42%) Huawei
12 3 (2.42%) Nintex
13 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.61%) Juniper
13 2 (1.61%) NetIQ
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