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

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 720 695 468
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -227
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 195 263 633
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.88% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 164 239 529
Median salary £40,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.71% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,250 £34,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+18.38% -19.04%

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
25340 30003 31644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.31% 27.48% 27.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20550 24185 24481
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -3 183 £40,000 +14.28% 29
South East +2 59 £36,300 +32.00% 14
London -7 55 £45,000 +12.50% 7
West Midlands +4 21 £36,000 +8.27% 1
Hampshire -18 18 £44,000 +69.23% 4
East of England +27 16 £44,500 +27.14% 1
Buckinghamshire +34 15 £30,000 +30.43%
South West +10 13 £22,500 -16.66% 3
Birmingham -9 13 £36,000 -
Yorkshire +35 12 £43,750 -2.77% 1
Berkshire +18 12 £60,000 +60.00% 3
City of London +48 11 £52,500 +50.00% 1
South Yorkshire +16 9 £17,500 -37.50% 1
Maidenhead -5 9 £60,000 -
Doncaster - 9 £17,500 -
Warwickshire - 8 £42,000 -
Surrey +30 7 £36,300 -9.25% 4
Hertfordshire +21 7 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Winchester - 7 £45,250 - 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £30,000 -
Surbiton - 7 £50,000 -
Bournemouth - 6 £20,000 - 1
Warwick - 6 £55,000 -
Dorset - 6 £20,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +25 5 £45,000 +42.85%
West Sussex +12 5 £47,500 -12.84% 2
Hemel Hempstead +5 5 £42,000 -6.66%
High Wycombe 0 5 £32,500 +41.30%
Crawley -1 4 £47,500 -12.84% 1
Fareham -5 4 £25,500 +6.25%

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 391 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 292 (74.68%) Microsoft
3 240 (61.38%) Windows
4 192 (49.10%) SQL Server
5 174 (44.50%) MCITP
6 170 (43.48%) Active Directory
7 155 (39.64%) MCSA
8 154 (39.39%) Windows Server
9 147 (37.60%) MCP
10 143 (36.57%) MS Excel
11 141 (36.06%) MCSE
12 136 (34.78%) ITIL
13 135 (34.53%) SQL
14 119 (30.43%) VMware
15 105 (26.85%) MS Exchange
16 101 (25.83%) Degree
17 96 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
18 93 (23.79%) C#
19 86 (21.99%) Windows Server 2008
20 77 (19.69%) Citrix
21 76 (19.44%) .NET
22 72 (18.41%) T-SQL
23 70 (17.90%) Windows 7
24 64 (16.37%) Windows Server 2012
25 61 (15.60%) MS Office
26 58 (14.83%) MCSD
27 57 (14.58%) MCAD
27 57 (14.58%) ASP.NET
27 57 (14.58%) Office 365
27 57 (14.58%) Agile Software Development

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
1 105 (26.85%) MS Exchange
2 55 (14.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (12.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (8.95%) SharePoint
5 28 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (5.88%) Skype for Business
7 17 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (4.09%) IIS
9 12 (3.07%) Apache
10 11 (2.81%) Apache Spark
11 9 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.53%) SAS
13 4 (1.02%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.77%) CMS
14 3 (0.77%) SharePoint Foundation
15 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
16 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.26%) Zimbra
Applications
1 143 (36.57%) MS Excel
2 61 (15.60%) MS Office
3 9 (2.30%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (2.81%) ReMetrica
2 10 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.02%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.58%) Office 365
2 24 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.60%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.77%) SaaS
6 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.72%) LAN
1 38 (9.72%) WAN
2 29 (7.42%) DNS
2 29 (7.42%) Firewall
3 27 (6.91%) DHCP
4 24 (6.14%) TCP/IP
5 21 (5.37%) SAN
6 20 (5.12%) VPN
7 18 (4.60%) VoIP
8 11 (2.81%) Internet
9 7 (1.79%) iSCSI
9 7 (1.79%) NAS
9 7 (1.79%) Wireless
10 5 (1.28%) WLAN
11 3 (0.77%) Network Security
11 3 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.77%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.77%) VLAN
12 2 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.51%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (49.10%) SQL Server
2 52 (13.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 51 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (12.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 48 (12.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 44 (11.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (9.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 32 (8.18%) Relational Database
8 19 (4.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (4.09%) RDBMS
10 12 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (2.81%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (1.79%) Data Mart
12 7 (1.79%) MySQL
13 6 (1.53%) Big Data
13 6 (1.53%) DTS
13 6 (1.53%) Hadoop
14 5 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 30 (7.67%) Moq
1 30 (7.67%) NUnit
2 27 (6.91%) Rhino Mocks
3 23 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 14 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.81%) JIRA
5 11 (2.81%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.79%) WiX
7 3 (0.77%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.77%) Selenium
8 1 (0.26%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.26%) Grunt
8 1 (0.26%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (11.51%) Finance
2 28 (7.16%) Games
3 13 (3.32%) Banking
4 11 (2.81%) Marketing
4 11 (2.81%) Retail
5 7 (1.79%) Automotive
5 7 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.53%) Local Government
7 5 (1.28%) Advertising
8 2 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 103 (26.34%) Developer
2 66 (16.88%) Support Engineer
3 59 (15.09%) Analyst
4 52 (13.30%) DBA
5 51 (13.04%) .NET Developer
6 49 (12.53%) SQL DBA
7 40 (10.23%) C# Developer
8 35 (8.95%) IT Engineer
9 34 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (7.93%) IT Support
10 31 (7.93%) SQL Server DBA
11 30 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 29 (7.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 29 (7.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 29 (7.42%) IT Analyst
13 28 (7.16%) Support Analyst
14 27 (6.91%) C# Software Developer
14 27 (6.91%) Junior
15 26 (6.65%) Graduate
15 26 (6.65%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (19.44%) .NET
2 57 (14.58%) ASP.NET
3 48 (12.28%) .NET Framework
4 34 (8.70%) CSS
4 34 (8.70%) HTML
5 32 (8.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (7.16%) LINQ
6 28 (7.16%) Web Services
7 27 (6.91%) NHibernate
8 26 (6.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 24 (6.14%) XSLT
10 16 (4.09%) XML
11 15 (3.84%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 15 (3.84%) WCF
12 11 (2.81%) jQuery
13 10 (2.56%) Ajax
14 9 (2.30%) HTML5
15 7 (1.79%) CSS3
16 6 (1.53%) Software Packaging
17 5 (1.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.25%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.65%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.12%) Clustering
3 20 (5.12%) User Experience
4 19 (4.86%) Replication
5 16 (4.09%) Driving Licence
6 15 (3.84%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.32%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (3.32%) Mathematics
8 11 (2.81%) Physics
8 11 (2.81%) Reinsurance
9 7 (1.79%) Statistics
10 6 (1.53%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.53%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.02%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.02%) Fintech
11 4 (1.02%) iPhone
11 4 (1.02%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 240 (61.38%) Windows
2 154 (39.39%) Windows Server
3 86 (21.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (17.90%) Windows 7
5 64 (16.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (11.25%) Windows 8
7 24 (6.14%) Linux
8 23 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (5.12%) Windows 10
10 11 (2.81%) Unix
11 5 (1.28%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.02%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.26%) AIX
15 1 (0.26%) Android
15 1 (0.26%) CentOS
15 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (34.78%) ITIL
2 57 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (12.79%) Scrum
4 41 (10.49%) MVC
4 41 (10.49%) TDD
5 34 (8.70%) Web Application Development
6 29 (7.42%) OO
7 27 (6.91%) BDD
7 27 (6.91%) Kanban
8 26 (6.65%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (6.39%) Mentoring
9 25 (6.39%) Performance Tuning
10 24 (6.14%) Wealth Management
11 22 (5.63%) Ticket Management
12 21 (5.37%) Service Management
13 20 (5.12%) CRM
14 19 (4.86%) High Availability
14 19 (4.86%) ITIL V3
14 19 (4.86%) Problem Management
14 19 (4.86%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (34.53%) SQL
2 93 (23.79%) C#
3 72 (18.41%) T-SQL
4 48 (12.28%) PowerShell
5 29 (7.42%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.86%) Python
7 14 (3.58%) XPath
8 12 (3.07%) VB.NET
9 11 (2.81%) Scala
10 10 (2.56%) VB
11 6 (1.53%) Perl
11 6 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.53%) R
12 5 (1.28%) VBScript
13 4 (1.02%) C++
13 4 (1.02%) Ruby
13 4 (1.02%) VB6
13 4 (1.02%) VC++
14 1 (0.26%) C
14 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 391 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 174 (44.50%) MCITP
3 155 (39.64%) MCSA
4 147 (37.60%) MCP
5 141 (36.06%) MCSE
6 101 (25.83%) Degree
7 58 (14.83%) MCSD
8 57 (14.58%) MCAD
9 53 (13.55%) CCNA
9 53 (13.55%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (12.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 40 (10.23%) Citrix Certification
11 40 (10.23%) MCPD
12 35 (8.95%) CCA
13 34 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 24 (6.14%) SC Cleared
14 24 (6.14%) Security Cleared
15 23 (5.88%) MCDBA
16 13 (3.32%) A+ Certification
16 13 (3.32%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.76%) SLA
2 9 (2.30%) QA
3 7 (1.79%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) COSHH
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 170 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 96 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (9.72%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.37%) vSphere
5 13 (3.32%) XenApp
6 12 (3.07%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (2.56%) VMware ESX
7 10 (2.56%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.02%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.77%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.77%) vCloud
13 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.26%) Docker
14 1 (0.26%) Firmware
14 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 34 (8.70%) SCCM
2 26 (6.65%) SCOM
3 17 (4.35%) AirWatch
4 15 (3.84%) WSUS
5 13 (3.32%) Backup Exec
5 13 (3.32%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.53%) Nagios
7 5 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.28%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.02%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.77%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.77%) vRealize
10 2 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.51%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 292 (74.68%) Microsoft
2 119 (30.43%) VMware
3 77 (19.69%) Citrix
4 51 (13.04%) Cisco
5 35 (8.95%) HP
6 26 (6.65%) NetApp
7 20 (5.12%) EMC
8 11 (2.81%) Actian
8 11 (2.81%) Symantec
9 9 (2.30%) SolarWinds
9 9 (2.30%) SonicWALL
10 8 (2.05%) Intel Security
11 7 (1.79%) CommVault
11 7 (1.79%) MobileIron
11 7 (1.79%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.79%) RedGate
12 6 (1.53%) Altiris
12 6 (1.53%) Teradata
12 6 (1.53%) Veeam
13 5 (1.28%) AppSense
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
TTR UK Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £28k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
Posted: 10 days ago
Bath
Mint
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 13 days ago
Epsom
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £28k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Sheffield
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £250000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Yateley, Hampshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
greywood
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + bens + OT
Posted: 11 days ago
Haywards Heath
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Somerbys IT
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Bournemouth
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Epsom
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago