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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 724 685 422
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -263
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 192 287 782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 0.94% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 164 245 705
Median salary £34,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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
26007 30378 33083
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.66% 27.42% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21039 24079 26193
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £67,500 £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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -36 178 £32,500 -7.14% 19
London +31 66 £42,500 +1.19% 4
South East +14 59 £30,000 -15.49% 12
Hampshire +7 30 £27,500 +14.58%
City of London +61 15 £32,500 -21.68%
Fareham +1 15 £25,500 +6.25%
West Midlands -14 15 £36,000 +2.85% 1
East of England +33 14 £44,000 +41.93%
Buckinghamshire +20 13 £40,000 +37.93% 4
Surrey +25 10 £33,546 -32.90% 6
Birmingham -7 10 £36,000 +1.40% 1
South West +12 8 £25,000 -3.84% 1
Yorkshire +12 8 £60,000 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire +2 8 £52,500 +16.66%
Milton Keynes - 8 £41,500 - 1
Huntingdon - 8 £52,500 -
North West -14 7 £20,500 -47.09% 1
Winchester - 7 £44,000 -
Wales +11 6 £18,500 -51.94%
South Wales +10 6 £18,500 -51.94%
South Yorkshire - 6 - -
Doncaster - 6 - -
Havant +13 5 £31,500 +17.75%
High Wycombe +1 5 £32,500 +41.30% 1
Farnham - 5 £30,791 - 1
Warwickshire - 5 £29,000 -
Hertfordshire +16 4 £40,000 +42.85%
Hemel Hempstead +10 4 £40,000 +42.85%
Woking -3 4 £70,000 +55.55% 2
Warwick - 4 - -

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 463 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 361 (77.97%) Microsoft
3 288 (62.20%) Windows
4 232 (50.11%) Active Directory
5 223 (48.16%) SQL Server
6 191 (41.25%) MCITP
7 189 (40.82%) MS Excel
8 186 (40.17%) MCSA
9 181 (39.09%) MCSE
10 177 (38.23%) ITIL
11 163 (35.21%) Windows Server
12 151 (32.61%) SQL
13 142 (30.67%) MCP
14 140 (30.24%) VMware
15 138 (29.81%) MS Exchange
16 120 (25.92%) Degree
17 111 (23.97%) C#
18 105 (22.68%) VMware Infrastructure
19 100 (21.60%) .NET
20 98 (21.17%) Windows Server 2008
21 97 (20.95%) Windows Server 2012
22 90 (19.44%) Citrix
23 85 (18.36%) Cisco
24 79 (17.06%) Hyper-V
25 76 (16.41%) MS Office
26 74 (15.98%) T-SQL
27 73 (15.77%) CCNA
27 73 (15.77%) Cisco Certification
28 72 (15.55%) Office 365
29 69 (14.90%) Windows 7

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
1 138 (29.81%) MS Exchange
2 67 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 36 (7.78%) SharePoint
5 29 (6.26%) Skype for Business
6 27 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (4.97%) IIS
8 14 (3.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (2.59%) Apache
10 11 (2.38%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (1.51%) MS Project Server
13 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.86%) WordPress
15 3 (0.65%) CMS
16 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 1 (0.22%) JBoss
17 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 189 (40.82%) MS Excel
2 76 (16.41%) MS Office
3 7 (1.51%) MS Project
4 5 (1.08%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.59%) SAP Business One
3 11 (2.38%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 72 (15.55%) Office 365
2 29 (6.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.73%) IaaS
5 6 (1.30%) SaaS
6 3 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (12.74%) DNS
2 44 (9.50%) LAN
3 43 (9.29%) WAN
4 40 (8.64%) DHCP
5 39 (8.42%) Firewall
6 27 (5.83%) TCP/IP
7 26 (5.62%) VPN
8 19 (4.10%) SAN
8 19 (4.10%) VoIP
9 14 (3.02%) Wireless
10 9 (1.94%) Internet
11 8 (1.73%) Network Security
11 8 (1.73%) VLAN
12 6 (1.30%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.30%) NAS
13 4 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.86%) Intranet
13 4 (0.86%) PABX
13 4 (0.86%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (48.16%) SQL Server
2 61 (13.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (11.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 52 (11.23%) Relational Database
5 41 (8.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (7.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 34 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (7.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (4.75%) RDBMS
9 14 (3.02%) Crystal Reports
9 14 (3.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.30%) DTS
13 3 (0.65%) Data Mart
13 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.43%) MySQL
15 1 (0.22%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 36 (7.78%) Visual Studio
2 28 (6.05%) Moq
2 28 (6.05%) NUnit
3 25 (5.40%) Rhino Mocks
4 21 (4.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (2.59%) JIRA
5 12 (2.59%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.86%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.65%) Selenium
7 3 (0.65%) WiX
8 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.22%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.22%) Grunt
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 40 (8.64%) Finance
2 27 (5.83%) Games
3 11 (2.38%) Marketing
4 10 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.16%) Retail
5 9 (1.94%) Publishing
5 9 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.51%) Automotive
6 7 (1.51%) Banking
7 6 (1.30%) Advertising
7 6 (1.30%) Billing
8 4 (0.86%) Local Government
9 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 121 (26.13%) Developer
2 80 (17.28%) Support Engineer
3 68 (14.69%) .NET Developer
4 63 (13.61%) Analyst
5 55 (11.88%) C# Developer
6 49 (10.58%) DBA
7 47 (10.15%) C# Software Developer
7 47 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 46 (9.94%) SQL DBA
9 43 (9.29%) IT Engineer
9 43 (9.29%) Software Developer
10 41 (8.86%) 2nd Line Support
11 39 (8.42%) C# .NET Developer
12 37 (7.99%) .NET Software Developer
12 37 (7.99%) Administrator
13 35 (7.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 33 (7.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 32 (6.91%) Consultant
16 31 (6.70%) IT Support
17 29 (6.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (21.60%) .NET
2 68 (14.69%) ASP.NET
3 53 (11.45%) .NET Framework
4 37 (7.99%) Web Services
5 36 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (7.56%) CSS
6 35 (7.56%) HTML
7 31 (6.70%) WCF
8 29 (6.26%) XSLT
9 28 (6.05%) LINQ
10 26 (5.62%) XML
11 25 (5.40%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 25 (5.40%) NHibernate
12 22 (4.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (3.24%) Ajax
13 15 (3.24%) WinForms
14 13 (2.81%) COM
15 11 (2.38%) jQuery
16 8 (1.73%) HTML5
17 7 (1.51%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.45%) Computer Science
2 36 (7.78%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.75%) Management Information System
4 20 (4.32%) Replication
5 18 (3.89%) User Experience
6 17 (3.67%) Mathematics
7 16 (3.46%) Clustering
8 15 (3.24%) Driving Licence
9 11 (2.38%) Physics
9 11 (2.38%) Reinsurance
10 10 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (1.94%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.73%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (1.08%) Statistics
14 4 (0.86%) iPhone
15 3 (0.65%) Blackberry
15 3 (0.65%) Fintech
16 2 (0.43%) iPad
17 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Software
17 1 (0.22%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 288 (62.20%) Windows
2 163 (35.21%) Windows Server
3 98 (21.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 97 (20.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 69 (14.90%) Windows 7
6 35 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (7.34%) Windows 8
8 25 (5.40%) Windows 10
9 19 (4.10%) Windows XP
10 15 (3.24%) Linux
11 9 (1.94%) Unix
12 6 (1.30%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.65%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.22%) AIX
14 1 (0.22%) Android
14 1 (0.22%) CentOS
14 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (38.23%) ITIL
2 54 (11.66%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (10.37%) Mentoring
4 47 (10.15%) Scrum
5 44 (9.50%) MVC
6 40 (8.64%) TDD
7 36 (7.78%) OO
8 32 (6.91%) Service Management
9 30 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 29 (6.26%) CRM
11 28 (6.05%) Database Theory
11 28 (6.05%) Relational Database Theory
11 28 (6.05%) Web Application Development
12 27 (5.83%) High Availability
12 27 (5.83%) Ticket Management
13 26 (5.62%) ITIL V3
14 25 (5.40%) BDD
14 25 (5.40%) Kanban
15 24 (5.18%) Wealth Management
16 23 (4.97%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 151 (32.61%) SQL
2 111 (23.97%) C#
3 74 (15.98%) T-SQL
4 40 (8.64%) JavaScript
5 30 (6.48%) PowerShell
6 19 (4.10%) VB.NET
6 19 (4.10%) XPath
7 17 (3.67%) VB
8 13 (2.81%) Python
9 12 (2.59%) C++
9 12 (2.59%) VB6
9 12 (2.59%) VC++
10 11 (2.38%) Scala
11 8 (1.73%) VBScript
12 5 (1.08%) C
13 4 (0.86%) Ruby
14 2 (0.43%) Perl
15 1 (0.22%) PHP
15 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.22%) XAML
Qualifications
1 463 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 191 (41.25%) MCITP
3 186 (40.17%) MCSA
4 181 (39.09%) MCSE
5 142 (30.67%) MCP
6 120 (25.92%) Degree
7 73 (15.77%) CCNA
7 73 (15.77%) Cisco Certification
8 67 (14.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 56 (12.10%) Citrix Certification
10 55 (11.88%) MCSD
11 53 (11.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 52 (11.23%) CCA
12 52 (11.23%) MCAD
13 50 (10.80%) MCPD
14 36 (7.78%) MCDBA
15 26 (5.62%) A+ Certification
16 23 (4.97%) MCDST
16 23 (4.97%) SC Cleared
16 23 (4.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (10.58%) SLA
2 14 (3.02%) Solvency II
3 6 (1.30%) QA
4 3 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) COSHH
System Software
1 232 (50.11%) Active Directory
2 105 (22.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (17.06%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.89%) vSphere
5 14 (3.02%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (2.38%) XenApp
7 10 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (1.94%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.94%) XenServer
9 7 (1.51%) BitLocker
9 7 (1.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (1.51%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.08%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 32 (6.91%) SCOM
2 30 (6.48%) SCCM
3 21 (4.54%) WSUS
4 13 (2.81%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.38%) AirWatch
5 11 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (1.51%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (1.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 5 (1.08%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.86%) MOM
11 3 (0.65%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.43%) Nagios
12 2 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.43%) XenMobile
13 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 361 (77.97%) Microsoft
2 140 (30.24%) VMware
3 90 (19.44%) Citrix
4 85 (18.36%) Cisco
5 52 (11.23%) HP
6 45 (9.72%) NetApp
7 26 (5.62%) EMC
8 13 (2.81%) SAP
8 13 (2.81%) Veeam
9 11 (2.38%) Actian
10 10 (2.16%) Symantec
11 9 (1.94%) SonicWALL
12 8 (1.73%) Mitel
13 7 (1.51%) CommVault
13 7 (1.51%) Dell
13 7 (1.51%) MobileIron
13 7 (1.51%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.30%) AppSense
14 6 (1.30%) Intel Security
15 5 (1.08%) Altiris
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Go IT Recruitment Limited
Salary: holiday + more
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
Posted: 8 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
University for the Creative Arts
Salary: £30k - 42.6k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cumbria
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Salary: benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Olney
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago