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

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 696 700 501
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -199
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 214 270 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.90% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 188 240 460
Median salary £40,000 £35,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.88% -10.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,550 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%

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
24802 29895 30684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.04% 27.29% 27.19%
Number of salaries quoted 19900 24117 23949
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +5 204 £36,900 +5.42% 24
London +4 67 £35,000 -12.50% 6
South East +40 64 £36,300 +32.00% 12
Yorkshire +28 17 £45,000 -
West Midlands -7 17 £33,250 -7.63% 3
East of England +23 16 £44,500 +14.83%
City of London +33 15 £45,000 +28.57%
Berkshire +31 15 £46,250 +8.82% 4
Buckinghamshire +22 15 £30,000 +4.34% 2
Hampshire -1 15 £47,000 +80.76% 1
Leeds +29 12 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire +28 12 £45,000 -
South West -1 11 £28,500 -16.17%
Maidenhead +6 10 £60,000 -
Surbiton - 10 £48,750 -
Surrey +27 9 £32,500 -18.75% 3
West Sussex +21 9 £47,500 +16.56% 1
Birmingham -24 9 £34,000 -7.48%
Hertfordshire +15 8 £34,500 -23.33%
Crawley +11 8 £47,500 -12.84% 1
North West -19 8 £28,750 -24.83% 3
Milton Keynes +24 6 £30,000 - 2
Basingstoke - 6 £48,000 -
South Yorkshire +14 5 £17,500 -37.50%
Manchester -12 5 £22,500 -47.05% 2
Warwickshire - 5 £55,000 - 1
Doncaster - 5 £17,500 -
Dorset +18 4 £20,000 -41.17%
Bournemouth +12 4 £20,000 -41.17%
Reading +12 4 £32,500 -27.77% 1

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for MCTS.

1 404 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 315 (77.97%) Microsoft
3 253 (62.62%) Windows
4 199 (49.26%) MCITP
5 183 (45.30%) SQL Server
6 177 (43.81%) Active Directory
7 173 (42.82%) Windows Server
8 163 (40.35%) MS Excel
9 157 (38.86%) MCP
10 150 (37.13%) MCSE
11 148 (36.63%) ITIL
12 146 (36.14%) MCSA
13 136 (33.66%) VMware
14 132 (32.67%) SQL
15 118 (29.21%) MS Exchange
15 118 (29.21%) Degree
16 107 (26.49%) VMware Infrastructure
17 98 (24.26%) Windows Server 2008
18 88 (21.78%) C#
19 87 (21.53%) Citrix
20 80 (19.80%) Windows 7
21 73 (18.07%) .NET
22 68 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
23 67 (16.58%) PowerShell
24 65 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2010
24 65 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
25 64 (15.84%) CCNA
26 63 (15.59%) MS Office
26 63 (15.59%) Office 365
27 62 (15.35%) T-SQL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 118 (29.21%) MS Exchange
2 65 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (15.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (10.64%) SharePoint
5 31 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (5.94%) Skype for Business
7 23 (5.69%) IIS
8 19 (4.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (2.97%) Apache
9 12 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (2.72%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.73%) Umbraco
12 6 (1.49%) SAS
13 5 (1.24%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.99%) CMS
14 4 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.74%) SharePoint Foundation
16 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 163 (40.35%) MS Excel
2 63 (15.59%) MS Office
3 9 (2.23%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.48%) ReMetrica
3 4 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 63 (15.59%) Office 365
2 20 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.74%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.65%) DNS
2 38 (9.41%) LAN
2 38 (9.41%) WAN
3 36 (8.91%) DHCP
4 32 (7.92%) Firewall
5 30 (7.43%) TCP/IP
6 27 (6.68%) SAN
6 27 (6.68%) VPN
7 18 (4.46%) VoIP
8 13 (3.22%) Internet
9 9 (2.23%) iSCSI
10 8 (1.98%) NAS
11 6 (1.49%) VLAN
11 6 (1.49%) Wireless
11 6 (1.49%) WLAN
12 4 (0.99%) NetScaler
12 4 (0.99%) Network Security
12 4 (0.99%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.74%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (45.30%) SQL Server
2 52 (12.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 49 (12.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (11.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (11.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (10.40%) SQL Server 2014
6 41 (10.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 21 (5.20%) Relational Database
8 17 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (2.97%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (2.72%) RDBMS
12 10 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (1.98%) Data Mart
14 7 (1.73%) Big Data
14 7 (1.73%) MySQL
15 6 (1.49%) DTS
15 6 (1.49%) Hadoop
16 4 (0.99%) GIS
16 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (7.43%) Moq
1 30 (7.43%) NUnit
2 27 (6.68%) Rhino Mocks
3 20 (4.95%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.48%) JIRA
4 10 (2.48%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.98%) WiX
6 3 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.74%) Selenium
7 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.25%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.25%) MSBuild
General
1 47 (11.63%) Finance
2 27 (6.68%) Games
3 14 (3.47%) Retail
4 13 (3.22%) Banking
5 11 (2.72%) Automotive
6 6 (1.49%) Local Government
6 6 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.49%) Marketing
6 6 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.50%) Publishing
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 97 (24.01%) Developer
2 74 (18.32%) Support Engineer
3 64 (15.84%) Analyst
4 48 (11.88%) .NET Developer
4 48 (11.88%) DBA
5 45 (11.14%) SQL DBA
6 38 (9.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 37 (9.16%) C# Developer
7 37 (9.16%) IT Engineer
7 37 (9.16%) IT Support
8 33 (8.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (8.17%) IT Analyst
9 30 (7.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 30 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 30 (7.43%) Support Analyst
10 28 (6.93%) Junior
11 27 (6.68%) Graduate
11 27 (6.68%) SQL Developer
12 26 (6.44%) Games Developer
12 26 (6.44%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (18.07%) .NET
2 54 (13.37%) ASP.NET
3 47 (11.63%) .NET Framework
4 32 (7.92%) HTML
5 31 (7.67%) CSS
6 30 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (6.68%) LINQ
7 27 (6.68%) NHibernate
7 27 (6.68%) Web Services
8 26 (6.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 18 (4.46%) XSLT
10 14 (3.47%) jQuery
11 13 (3.22%) Ajax
12 12 (2.97%) XML
13 11 (2.72%) CSS3
13 11 (2.72%) WCF
14 9 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 9 (2.23%) HTML5
15 6 (1.49%) Software Packaging
16 4 (0.99%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.38%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.44%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.95%) User Experience
4 19 (4.70%) Clustering
5 17 (4.21%) Driving Licence
6 14 (3.47%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.22%) Mathematics
7 13 (3.22%) Replication
8 12 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (2.48%) Physics
9 10 (2.48%) Reinsurance
10 8 (1.98%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.98%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.49%) Statistics
12 4 (0.99%) Fintech
13 3 (0.74%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.74%) Thin Client
14 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.25%) HACMP
14 1 (0.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 253 (62.62%) Windows
2 173 (42.82%) Windows Server
3 98 (24.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (19.80%) Windows 7
5 68 (16.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (11.88%) Windows 8
7 27 (6.68%) Linux
8 25 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (5.20%) Windows 10
10 13 (3.22%) Unix
11 5 (1.24%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.99%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.50%) Android
14 2 (0.50%) SUSE
14 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.25%) AIX
15 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (36.63%) ITIL
2 56 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (12.38%) Scrum
4 43 (10.64%) MVC
5 40 (9.90%) TDD
6 35 (8.66%) Web Application Development
7 27 (6.68%) BDD
7 27 (6.68%) Kanban
8 26 (6.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (6.44%) Service Management
9 24 (5.94%) CRM
10 23 (5.69%) Problem Management
11 22 (5.45%) OO
12 21 (5.20%) Migration
13 19 (4.70%) Wealth Management
14 18 (4.46%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (4.46%) Mentoring
14 18 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (4.21%) ITIL V3
15 17 (4.21%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (32.67%) SQL
2 88 (21.78%) C#
3 67 (16.58%) PowerShell
4 62 (15.35%) T-SQL
5 25 (6.19%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.70%) Python
7 15 (3.71%) VB.NET
8 11 (2.72%) VB
9 10 (2.48%) Scala
10 9 (2.23%) XPath
11 7 (1.73%) R
12 6 (1.49%) Perl
12 6 (1.49%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.24%) VBScript
14 4 (0.99%) Ruby
15 2 (0.50%) C
15 2 (0.50%) PHP
16 1 (0.25%) C++
16 1 (0.25%) VB6
16 1 (0.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 404 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 199 (49.26%) MCITP
3 157 (38.86%) MCP
4 150 (37.13%) MCSE
5 146 (36.14%) MCSA
6 118 (29.21%) Degree
7 65 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
8 64 (15.84%) CCNA
9 60 (14.85%) MCAD
9 60 (14.85%) MCSD
10 51 (12.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 39 (9.65%) Citrix Certification
12 34 (8.42%) CCA
13 31 (7.67%) MCPD
14 25 (6.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 20 (4.95%) MCDBA
16 17 (4.21%) SC Cleared
16 17 (4.21%) Security Cleared
17 13 (3.22%) CCAA
18 11 (2.72%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (10.15%) SLA
2 10 (2.48%) QA
3 5 (1.24%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.25%) COSHH
System Software
1 177 (43.81%) Active Directory
2 107 (26.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (10.89%) Hyper-V
4 25 (6.19%) vSphere
5 16 (3.96%) XenApp
6 14 (3.47%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (2.97%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.72%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.98%) VMware ESX
11 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (1.24%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.74%) Firmware
13 3 (0.74%) vCloud
14 2 (0.50%) Docker
14 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 33 (8.17%) SCCM
2 25 (6.19%) SCOM
3 20 (4.95%) AirWatch
4 19 (4.70%) WSUS
5 14 (3.47%) Backup Exec
6 10 (2.48%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.98%) Nagios
8 7 (1.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (1.49%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (1.49%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.24%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.24%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.74%) PowerCLI
12 3 (0.74%) vRealize
13 2 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 2 (0.50%) vMotion
13 2 (0.50%) XenMobile
14 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 315 (77.97%) Microsoft
2 136 (33.66%) VMware
3 87 (21.53%) Citrix
4 57 (14.11%) Cisco
5 38 (9.41%) HP
6 27 (6.68%) NetApp
7 19 (4.70%) EMC
8 12 (2.97%) Symantec
9 10 (2.48%) Actian
9 10 (2.48%) Intel Security
9 10 (2.48%) SolarWinds
9 10 (2.48%) SonicWALL
10 9 (2.23%) Altiris
10 9 (2.23%) MobileIron
11 8 (1.98%) Red Hat
11 8 (1.98%) Veeam
12 7 (1.73%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.73%) CommVault
12 7 (1.73%) RedGate
13 6 (1.49%) BT
Milton Keynes
Noa Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum +Training
Posted: 21 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Annual Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + pension, bonus etc...
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Compu team
Salary: £15,000 - £19,000 pa depending on skills and experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Yateley, Hampshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Epsom
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Epsom
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum OTE + Competitive Base + Private Medical
Posted: 8 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Mint
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 27 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Iress
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 20 days ago