The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 636 567 293
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -274
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 312 401 1065
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.38% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.36% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 270 368 1016
Average salary £37,500 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.73% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCTS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS within the UK.

MCTS Salary Trend in the UK

MCTS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 within the UK.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the UK

MCTS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the UK over the 3 months to 12 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
England -56 288 £37,500 -12.79% 23
London -64 101 £40,000 -15.78% 9
South East +12 72 £34,000 - 7
North West +37 43 £25,000 -37.50% 1
Surrey +37 35 £30,791 -9.43% 2
Manchester +29 31 £37,500 +10.29%
West Midlands -32 29 £40,000 -15.78%
City of London +27 26 £45,000 -10.00% 1
South West +2 19 £34,000 +51.11% 3
Hampshire 0 19 £32,500 -15.58%
Birmingham -13 14 £40,000 -23.80%
Cheshire +34 12 £22,000 -6.38%
Warrington +15 12 £22,000 -6.38%
Buckinghamshire +4 11 £30,000 +1.69%
Warwickshire -7 11 £30,000 -27.71%
Dorset - 11 £34,000 - 1
Bournemouth - 11 £34,000 - 1
Fareham - 11 £25,500 -
Berkshire -20 9 £50,000 +58.73%
Thames Ditton - 8 £22,500 -
Warwick - 8 £45,750 -
Leeds -11 7 £26,500 -49.52% 1
Yorkshire -13 7 £26,500 -49.52% 1
West Yorkshire -21 7 £26,500 -49.52% 1
Marlow - 7 - -
East of England -10 6 £32,500 +2.36% 1
South Wales - 6 £24,500 -
Wales - 6 £24,500 - 1
Farnham - 6 £30,791 -
Wiltshire +3 5 £27,823 +23.65%

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 595 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 437 (73.45%) Microsoft
3 382 (64.20%) Windows
4 326 (54.79%) Active Directory
5 291 (48.91%) MCSE
6 283 (47.56%) MCITP
7 239 (40.17%) Windows Server
8 237 (39.83%) MS Excel
9 231 (38.82%) SQL Server
10 230 (38.66%) MCSA
11 226 (37.98%) MCP
12 212 (35.63%) ITIL
13 207 (34.79%) SQL
14 197 (33.11%) VMware
15 183 (30.76%) MS Exchange
16 177 (29.75%) Windows Server 2008
17 163 (27.39%) Windows Server 2012
18 162 (27.23%) Cisco
19 158 (26.55%) Cisco Certification
20 155 (26.05%) Degree
21 144 (24.20%) VMware Infrastructure
22 141 (23.70%) CCNA
23 120 (20.17%) Hyper-V
24 119 (20.00%) DNS
25 112 (18.82%) .NET
26 111 (18.66%) C#
27 110 (18.49%) Windows 7
28 93 (15.63%) MS Office
29 92 (15.46%) Citrix
29 92 (15.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 183 (30.76%) MS Exchange
2 83 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (12.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 70 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 53 (8.91%) IIS
6 50 (8.40%) Skype for Business
7 38 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (4.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (2.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (1.85%) SAS
12 9 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (1.51%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.34%) MS Project Server
14 4 (0.67%) WordPress
15 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.34%) CMS
16 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
16 2 (0.34%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 237 (39.83%) MS Excel
2 93 (15.63%) MS Office
3 13 (2.18%) InfoPath
4 10 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.18%) MS Project
6 6 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.86%) SAP Business One
3 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.34%) Adaptiv
4 2 (0.34%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.34%) SAP CCM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 73 (12.27%) Office 365
2 12 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.85%) SaaS
4 6 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.01%) IaaS
5 2 (0.34%) GitHub
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 119 (20.00%) DNS
2 87 (14.62%) DHCP
3 79 (13.28%) TCP/IP
4 77 (12.94%) Firewall
4 77 (12.94%) WAN
5 75 (12.61%) LAN
5 75 (12.61%) VPN
6 37 (6.22%) SAN
7 31 (5.21%) VLAN
8 27 (4.54%) Network Security
9 26 (4.37%) Wireless
10 17 (2.86%) NAS
10 17 (2.86%) VoIP
11 16 (2.69%) Internet
12 14 (2.35%) Kerberos
12 14 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.34%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (1.34%) WLAN
14 6 (1.01%) Unified Communications
15 5 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (38.82%) SQL Server
2 77 (12.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (11.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 64 (10.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 43 (7.23%) Relational Database
6 38 (6.39%) SQL Server 2014
7 37 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (6.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (4.54%) MySQL
10 19 (3.19%) Crystal Reports
11 14 (2.35%) SQL Server 2000
12 13 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.85%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (1.18%) Big Data
16 5 (0.84%) Data Mining
16 5 (0.84%) Text Mining
17 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 2 (0.34%) Hadoop
18 2 (0.34%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 63 (10.59%) Visual Studio
2 29 (4.87%) Moq
2 29 (4.87%) NUnit
2 29 (4.87%) Rhino Mocks
3 18 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.18%) JIRA
4 7 (1.18%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.84%) MSI
5 5 (0.84%) Subversion
6 3 (0.50%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.50%) MSTest
7 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.17%) Mercurial
General
1 64 (10.76%) Finance
2 30 (5.04%) Games
3 18 (3.03%) Banking
4 14 (2.35%) Automotive
5 13 (2.18%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.85%) Local Government
7 10 (1.68%) Billing
8 9 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.18%) Publishing
10 5 (0.84%) Back Office
10 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.84%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.50%) Legal
11 3 (0.50%) Retail
12 2 (0.34%) Advertising
12 2 (0.34%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 121 (20.34%) Developer
2 113 (18.99%) Support Engineer
3 91 (15.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 69 (11.60%) .NET Developer
5 66 (11.09%) DBA
5 66 (11.09%) IT Engineer
6 65 (10.92%) Analyst
7 61 (10.25%) SQL DBA
8 56 (9.41%) Administrator
9 55 (9.24%) IT Support
10 47 (7.90%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 44 (7.39%) C# Developer
12 43 (7.23%) Software Developer
13 41 (6.89%) IT Support Engineer
14 39 (6.55%) C# .NET Developer
15 38 (6.39%) 2nd Line Support
16 36 (6.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
17 35 (5.88%) Consultant
17 35 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
18 34 (5.71%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (18.82%) .NET
2 72 (12.10%) ASP.NET
3 60 (10.08%) .NET Framework
4 40 (6.72%) CSS
5 39 (6.55%) HTML
6 38 (6.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (6.05%) WCF
8 29 (4.87%) HTML5
9 27 (4.54%) LINQ
10 26 (4.37%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 26 (4.37%) NHibernate
10 26 (4.37%) Web Services
10 26 (4.37%) XSLT
11 23 (3.87%) XML
12 21 (3.53%) jQuery
13 18 (3.03%) Ajax
13 18 (3.03%) COM
13 18 (3.03%) WinForms
14 15 (2.52%) CSS3
15 14 (2.35%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.59%) Data Centre
2 60 (10.08%) Computer Science
3 24 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.52%) User Experience
6 13 (2.18%) Driving Licence
7 12 (2.02%) Replication
8 11 (1.85%) FlexPod
8 11 (1.85%) PKI
9 10 (1.68%) Clustering
10 9 (1.51%) iPhone
10 9 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.34%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (1.01%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.01%) Statistics
12 6 (1.01%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.84%) Raspberry Pi
13 5 (0.84%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 382 (64.20%) Windows
2 239 (40.17%) Windows Server
3 177 (29.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 163 (27.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (18.49%) Windows 7
6 58 (9.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (8.91%) Windows XP
8 49 (8.24%) Windows 8
9 35 (5.88%) Linux
10 15 (2.52%) Windows 10
11 14 (2.35%) Data ONTAP
12 13 (2.18%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.18%) Windows Vista
14 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.50%) AIX
15 3 (0.50%) HPUX
15 3 (0.50%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.50%) Solaris
15 3 (0.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (35.63%) ITIL
2 61 (10.25%) Mentoring
3 58 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (8.91%) MVC
5 50 (8.40%) Migration
6 49 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 46 (7.73%) Scrum
8 40 (6.72%) CRM
9 36 (6.05%) High Availability
10 35 (5.88%) Service Delivery
11 33 (5.55%) Service Management
12 31 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
12 31 (5.21%) TDD
13 29 (4.87%) Kanban
13 29 (4.87%) Web Application Development
14 28 (4.71%) PRINCE2
15 27 (4.54%) Database Theory
16 26 (4.37%) BDD
16 26 (4.37%) Coaching
16 26 (4.37%) Relational Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 207 (34.79%) SQL
2 111 (18.66%) C#
3 84 (14.12%) T-SQL
4 46 (7.73%) PowerShell
5 37 (6.22%) JavaScript
5 37 (6.22%) VB
6 21 (3.53%) VB.NET
7 19 (3.19%) C++
8 17 (2.86%) VB6
8 17 (2.86%) VC++
9 13 (2.18%) VBScript
10 11 (1.85%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.68%) C
12 8 (1.34%) XPath
13 3 (0.50%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.50%) Korn
13 3 (0.50%) Perl
13 3 (0.50%) Python
13 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.34%) Ada 83
Qualifications
1 595 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 291 (48.91%) MCSE
3 283 (47.56%) MCITP
4 230 (38.66%) MCSA
5 226 (37.98%) MCP
6 158 (26.55%) Cisco Certification
7 155 (26.05%) Degree
8 141 (23.70%) CCNA
9 92 (15.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 68 (11.43%) MCSD
11 59 (9.92%) MCAD
12 48 (8.07%) Citrix Certification
13 45 (7.56%) CCA
14 44 (7.39%) MCPD
15 39 (6.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 39 (6.55%) MCDBA
16 37 (6.22%) MCDST
17 34 (5.71%) CCNP
18 30 (5.04%) A+ Certification
19 20 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.74%) SLA
2 13 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.02%) Solvency II
4 11 (1.85%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.34%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 326 (54.79%) Active Directory
2 144 (24.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (20.17%) Hyper-V
4 30 (5.04%) vSphere
5 22 (3.70%) XenServer
6 18 (3.03%) XenApp
7 14 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (1.01%) Terminal Server
11 6 (1.01%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.67%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.67%) Firmware
13 3 (0.50%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.34%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 45 (7.56%) SCCM
2 39 (6.55%) SCOM
2 39 (6.55%) WSUS
3 12 (2.02%) SCOrch
4 10 (1.68%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 9 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.18%) Cacti
6 7 (1.18%) Windows Intune
7 6 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.84%) SmoothWall
9 4 (0.67%) MOM
9 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.67%) Puppet
10 3 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.34%) Nagios
11 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.34%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 437 (73.45%) Microsoft
2 197 (33.11%) VMware
3 162 (27.23%) Cisco
4 92 (15.46%) Citrix
5 57 (9.58%) NetApp
6 52 (8.74%) HP
7 27 (4.54%) Veeam
8 21 (3.53%) Apple
9 20 (3.36%) Dell
10 19 (3.19%) SAP
11 17 (2.86%) EMC
11 17 (2.86%) SolarWinds
12 14 (2.35%) Symantec
13 11 (1.85%) Intel Security
13 11 (1.85%) Teradata
14 9 (1.51%) Juniper
15 8 (1.34%) Oracle
16 7 (1.18%) CheckPoint
16 7 (1.18%) Fortinet
16 7 (1.18%) Sophos
Wales
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East London
Pebble.IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Beckenham, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bexley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Age Partnership
Salary: 25 days holiday, plus birthday day off, free parking.
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
CMD
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol, Avon
soVision Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £25,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: 23 days ago