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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK
Rank 772 640 592
Rank change year-on-year
-132 -48
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 87 298 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 1.07% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 83 262 362
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -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
21200 27839 28943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.11% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16776 22262 23172
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24 January 2017 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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -117 85 £40,000 +6.66% 21
London -22 34 £25,000 -37.50% 6
Yorkshire - 15 £45,000 - 2
East of England +28 14 £44,500 +45.90% 1
West Yorkshire - 14 £45,000 -
Leeds - 14 £45,000 -
South East -2 13 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Hemel Hempstead +17 8 £30,000 +17.64% 1
Hertfordshire +12 8 £30,000 +11.11% 1
Manchester -40 7 £35,000 -6.66% 3
North West -50 7 £35,000 +40.00% 4
Surrey +10 6 £36,250 -9.37% 2
City of London +6 6 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Huntingdon - 5 £44,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £44,500 -
Berkshire +44 4 £28,500 -40.62%
Bolton - 4 £35,000 -
Maidenhead - 3 £28,500 -
Guildford +28 2 £38,750 -3.12%
Hampshire +1 2 £36,500 +7.35% 1
Epsom - 2 £32,500 -
Croydon - 2 £20,500 -
Reading +36 1 £27,500 -45.00%
Essex +28 1 - -
Leatherhead -6 1 £35,000 -46.15%
Fareham -6 1 £25,000 -1.96% 1
South West -6 1 - - 1
Birmingham -17 1 £40,000 -
West Midlands -22 1 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 306 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 220 (71.90%) Microsoft
3 165 (53.92%) Windows
3 165 (53.92%) MCITP
4 132 (43.14%) MS Excel
5 131 (42.81%) SQL Server
6 120 (39.22%) Active Directory
7 115 (37.58%) Windows Server
8 114 (37.25%) MCP
9 113 (36.93%) SQL
10 96 (31.37%) MCSE
11 93 (30.39%) ITIL
12 90 (29.41%) VMware
12 90 (29.41%) Degree
13 78 (25.49%) C#
14 77 (25.16%) MCSA
15 75 (24.51%) MS Exchange
16 74 (24.18%) Windows Server 2008
17 71 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
17 71 (23.20%) .NET
18 62 (20.26%) PowerShell
19 60 (19.61%) Windows 7
20 55 (17.97%) Windows Server 2012
21 52 (16.99%) Office 365
21 52 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
21 52 (16.99%) Cisco Certification
22 48 (15.69%) CCNA
23 47 (15.36%) SQL Server 2008
24 46 (15.03%) Citrix
24 46 (15.03%) MVC

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 75 (24.51%) MS Exchange
2 36 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (10.46%) SharePoint
5 20 (6.54%) IIS
6 19 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (6.21%) Skype for Business
7 12 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (3.27%) Apache
8 10 (3.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (2.94%) Apache Spark
10 8 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (2.29%) Umbraco
12 6 (1.96%) IBM Domino
13 5 (1.63%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.98%) CMS
14 3 (0.98%) SAS
14 3 (0.98%) SharePoint Foundation
15 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 132 (43.14%) MS Excel
2 41 (13.40%) MS Office
3 6 (1.96%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (16.99%) Office 365
2 20 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.59%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.31%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.65%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.65%) IaaS
6 2 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.11%) DNS
2 32 (10.46%) Firewall
3 28 (9.15%) DHCP
4 23 (7.52%) TCP/IP
5 22 (7.19%) VPN
6 20 (6.54%) LAN
6 20 (6.54%) WAN
7 15 (4.90%) SAN
8 13 (4.25%) VoIP
9 11 (3.59%) VLAN
10 10 (3.27%) Internet
11 8 (2.61%) Wireless
12 6 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.96%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.63%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.63%) NetScaler
13 5 (1.63%) Network Security
13 5 (1.63%) WLAN
14 4 (1.31%) BIG-IP
14 4 (1.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (42.81%) SQL Server
2 47 (15.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (14.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 37 (12.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (10.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (8.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 23 (7.52%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (4.58%) Big Data
11 8 (2.61%) Data Mart
12 7 (2.29%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (1.63%) GIS
14 5 (1.63%) Hadoop
14 5 (1.63%) MySQL
15 4 (1.31%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
16 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
16 2 (0.65%) Apache Hive
16 2 (0.65%) HBase
Development Applications
1 28 (9.15%) Moq
1 28 (9.15%) NUnit
1 28 (9.15%) Rhino Mocks
2 18 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.96%) WiX
5 5 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.33%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (10.13%) Finance
2 28 (9.15%) Games
3 8 (2.61%) Banking
4 7 (2.29%) Automotive
4 7 (2.29%) Retail
5 4 (1.31%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.65%) Advertising
6 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (22.55%) Developer
2 58 (18.95%) DBA
2 58 (18.95%) SQL DBA
3 50 (16.34%) Support Engineer
4 44 (14.38%) Analyst
5 38 (12.42%) .NET Developer
6 34 (11.11%) IT Support
7 29 (9.48%) Graduate
7 29 (9.48%) Junior
8 28 (9.15%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (9.15%) Games Developer
8 28 (9.15%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 28 (9.15%) Graduate Developer
8 28 (9.15%) Graduate Games Developer
8 28 (9.15%) Junior .NET Developer
8 28 (9.15%) Junior Developer
8 28 (9.15%) Junior Games Developer
9 27 (8.82%) Support Analyst
10 23 (7.52%) IT Analyst
11 21 (6.86%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (23.20%) .NET
2 43 (14.05%) ASP.NET
3 38 (12.42%) .NET Framework
4 28 (9.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 28 (9.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 28 (9.15%) HTML
4 28 (9.15%) LINQ
4 28 (9.15%) NHibernate
5 18 (5.88%) CSS
6 17 (5.56%) Web Services
7 16 (5.23%) Ajax
7 16 (5.23%) XML
8 14 (4.58%) REST
9 8 (2.61%) jQuery
9 8 (2.61%) XSLT
10 7 (2.29%) CSS3
10 7 (2.29%) WCF
11 6 (1.96%) HTML5
12 5 (1.63%) SOAP
12 5 (1.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.84%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.90%) Statistics
3 14 (4.58%) Clustering
3 14 (4.58%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.27%) Mathematics
5 9 (2.94%) Applied Mathematics
5 9 (2.94%) User Experience
6 8 (2.61%) Replication
7 7 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.96%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.96%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.96%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.98%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.98%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.65%) Fintech
11 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.65%) PKI
12 1 (0.33%) iPhone
12 1 (0.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 165 (53.92%) Windows
2 115 (37.58%) Windows Server
3 74 (24.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (19.61%) Windows 7
5 55 (17.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (9.48%) Windows 8
7 20 (6.54%) Linux
8 16 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (3.92%) Unix
10 8 (2.61%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.96%) Android
12 5 (1.63%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.63%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.98%) CentOS
15 2 (0.65%) Solaris
15 2 (0.65%) SUSE
15 2 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (30.39%) ITIL
2 52 (16.99%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (15.03%) MVC
4 44 (14.38%) Scrum
5 34 (11.11%) Web Application Development
6 30 (9.80%) Problem Management
7 28 (9.15%) BDD
7 28 (9.15%) Kanban
7 28 (9.15%) TDD
8 25 (8.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (7.19%) Migration
10 19 (6.21%) CRM
11 18 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (5.56%) Capacity Management
13 16 (5.23%) Service Design
13 16 (5.23%) Service Management
14 15 (4.90%) ETL
15 12 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
16 11 (3.59%) Business Continuity
16 11 (3.59%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 113 (36.93%) SQL
2 78 (25.49%) C#
3 62 (20.26%) PowerShell
4 32 (10.46%) T-SQL
5 24 (7.84%) VB.NET
6 17 (5.56%) R
7 12 (3.92%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.94%) PHP
8 9 (2.94%) VB
9 7 (2.29%) Python
10 5 (1.63%) Perl
11 4 (1.31%) VBScript
12 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.65%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.65%) C
13 2 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 306 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 165 (53.92%) MCITP
3 114 (37.25%) MCP
4 96 (31.37%) MCSE
5 90 (29.41%) Degree
6 77 (25.16%) MCSA
7 52 (16.99%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (15.69%) CCNA
9 43 (14.05%) MCSD
10 42 (13.73%) MCAD
11 27 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 26 (8.50%) MCDBA
13 13 (4.25%) A+ Certification
14 12 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (2.94%) MCPD
15 9 (2.94%) PhD
15 9 (2.94%) Security Cleared
16 8 (2.61%) CCA
16 8 (2.61%) SC Cleared
17 7 (2.29%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.56%) SLA
2 6 (1.96%) QA
3 4 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.65%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 120 (39.22%) Active Directory
2 71 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (12.75%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.56%) vSphere
5 8 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.29%) XenApp
7 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.31%) Firmware
9 3 (0.98%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.65%) Docker
10 2 (0.65%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.65%) vCloud
10 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (8.17%) SCCM
2 22 (7.19%) SCOM
3 10 (3.27%) WSUS
4 8 (2.61%) AirWatch
4 8 (2.61%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.29%) Nagios
6 6 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.63%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (1.63%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.65%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.65%) vMotion
10 2 (0.65%) vRealize
11 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 220 (71.90%) Microsoft
2 90 (29.41%) VMware
3 46 (15.03%) Citrix
4 43 (14.05%) Cisco
5 24 (7.84%) HP
6 11 (3.59%) NetApp
7 10 (3.27%) Dell
8 9 (2.94%) Symantec
9 8 (2.61%) Intel Security
9 8 (2.61%) Remedy
10 7 (2.29%) Barracuda Networks
10 7 (2.29%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.29%) SonicWALL
11 6 (1.96%) EMC
11 6 (1.96%) Juniper
11 6 (1.96%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.96%) Veeam
12 5 (1.63%) BMC
12 5 (1.63%) CA
12 5 (1.63%) Nortel
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Horley, Surrey
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £26000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Mandara
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan
Mint
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £46,500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
Posted: 20 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Compu team
Salary: From £16,000 to £19,000 per annum plus pension & profit-share scheme
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago