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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 712 695 572
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -123
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 164 293 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.27% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 1.00% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 148 252 399
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £36,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -8.12%

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
23312 29373 31579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.88% 27.38% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 18397 23289 25310
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -7 162 £40,000 +6.66% 14
London +14 59 £38,196 -10.12% 7
South East +13 38 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Yorkshire - 25 £45,000 -
Leeds - 25 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 25 £45,000 -
North West -22 19 £35,000 +48.93% 2
Manchester -4 17 £35,000 -18.60% 1
Berkshire +45 11 £32,500 -32.29% 1
East of England +7 11 £44,500 +48.33% 1
West Midlands -18 9 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Reading +34 7 £32,500 -27.77%
City of London +13 7 £46,250 +2.77% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £22,000 -37.14%
Surrey -8 7 £32,500 -23.52%
Epsom - 6 £31,750 -
Kent +11 5 £27,500 +22.22%
Cambridgeshire - 5 £44,500 -
Huntingdon - 5 £44,500 -
Cheshire +13 4 £45,000 +104.54% 1
Hertfordshire +13 4 - - 1
Hampshire +5 4 £40,000 +32.23% 1
West Sussex - 4 £47,500 -
Crawley - 4 £47,500 -
Warrington +8 3 £45,000 +104.54% 1
Maidenhead +3 3 £28,500 -
Birmingham -17 3 £34,000 -9.33% 1
Bolton - 3 £35,000 -
Stockport - 3 £45,000 -
Winchester - 3 £46,500 -

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 362 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 265 (73.20%) Microsoft
3 204 (56.35%) Windows
4 190 (52.49%) MCITP
5 162 (44.75%) SQL Server
6 146 (40.33%) Windows Server
7 143 (39.50%) SQL
8 141 (38.95%) MS Excel
9 138 (38.12%) Active Directory
10 131 (36.19%) MCP
11 117 (32.32%) MCSE
12 109 (30.11%) ITIL
13 108 (29.83%) VMware
13 108 (29.83%) Degree
14 101 (27.90%) MCSA
15 92 (25.41%) C#
16 90 (24.86%) VMware Infrastructure
17 81 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
18 77 (21.27%) .NET
18 77 (21.27%) MS Exchange
19 73 (20.17%) PowerShell
20 67 (18.51%) Windows 7
21 62 (17.13%) Office 365
22 55 (15.19%) Citrix
22 55 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
22 55 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
23 53 (14.64%) T-SQL
24 52 (14.36%) MCSD
25 51 (14.09%) MCAD
25 51 (14.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 77 (21.27%) MS Exchange
2 40 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 39 (10.77%) SharePoint
4 26 (7.18%) IIS
5 20 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (4.97%) Skype for Business
7 15 (4.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (3.87%) Apache
8 14 (3.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (3.31%) Apache Spark
9 12 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.93%) SAS
10 7 (1.93%) Umbraco
11 6 (1.66%) IBM Domino
12 5 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.83%) CMS
13 3 (0.83%) SharePoint Foundation
14 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 141 (38.95%) MS Excel
2 48 (13.26%) MS Office
3 9 (2.49%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.83%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 62 (17.13%) Office 365
2 19 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.04%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.10%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.55%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.55%) IaaS
6 2 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.22%) DNS
2 36 (9.94%) Firewall
3 32 (8.84%) DHCP
4 30 (8.29%) LAN
4 30 (8.29%) WAN
5 29 (8.01%) TCP/IP
6 23 (6.35%) VPN
7 17 (4.70%) VoIP
8 16 (4.42%) SAN
9 13 (3.59%) Internet
10 11 (3.04%) VLAN
11 9 (2.49%) Wireless
12 6 (1.66%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.66%) WLAN
13 5 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.38%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.38%) NetScaler
13 5 (1.38%) Network Security
14 4 (1.10%) BIG-IP
14 4 (1.10%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (44.75%) SQL Server
2 51 (14.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (13.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (12.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 42 (11.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (10.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (9.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (7.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (4.97%) Big Data
11 11 (3.04%) Data Mart
12 10 (2.76%) SQL Server 2000
13 9 (2.49%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.93%) MySQL
14 7 (1.93%) Relational Database
15 6 (1.66%) DTS
15 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (1.66%) RDBMS
16 5 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
16 5 (1.38%) GIS
Development Applications
1 28 (7.73%) Moq
1 28 (7.73%) NUnit
2 27 (7.46%) Rhino Mocks
3 24 (6.63%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.49%) WiX
5 7 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (1.10%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.83%) JIRA
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.28%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 42 (11.60%) Finance
2 26 (7.18%) Games
3 13 (3.59%) Banking
4 10 (2.76%) Automotive
5 7 (1.93%) Retail
6 5 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.83%) Local Government
7 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (24.86%) Developer
2 61 (16.85%) DBA
2 61 (16.85%) SQL DBA
3 55 (15.19%) Support Engineer
4 50 (13.81%) Analyst
5 44 (12.15%) .NET Developer
6 35 (9.67%) C# Developer
7 34 (9.39%) IT Support
8 27 (7.46%) Graduate
8 27 (7.46%) Junior
8 27 (7.46%) SQL Developer
9 26 (7.18%) Games Developer
9 26 (7.18%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 26 (7.18%) Graduate Developer
9 26 (7.18%) Graduate Games Developer
9 26 (7.18%) IT Analyst
9 26 (7.18%) IT Engineer
9 26 (7.18%) Junior .NET Developer
9 26 (7.18%) Junior Developer
9 26 (7.18%) Junior Games Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (21.27%) .NET
2 50 (13.81%) ASP.NET
3 45 (12.43%) .NET Framework
4 39 (10.77%) HTML
5 29 (8.01%) CSS
6 28 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (7.46%) LINQ
7 27 (7.46%) NHibernate
8 26 (7.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 25 (6.91%) Web Services
10 20 (5.52%) Ajax
11 18 (4.97%) XML
12 15 (4.14%) XSLT
13 14 (3.87%) REST
14 12 (3.31%) jQuery
15 11 (3.04%) WCF
16 10 (2.76%) CSS3
17 9 (2.49%) HTML5
18 6 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 5 (1.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.33%) Computer Science
2 22 (6.08%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.97%) Clustering
4 15 (4.14%) User Experience
5 14 (3.87%) Statistics
6 13 (3.59%) Mathematics
7 11 (3.04%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.49%) Applied Mathematics
8 9 (2.49%) Blackberry
8 9 (2.49%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.49%) Replication
9 6 (1.66%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.83%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.83%) Physics
10 3 (0.83%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.83%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.55%) Fintech
11 2 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 204 (56.35%) Windows
2 146 (40.33%) Windows Server
3 81 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (18.51%) Windows 7
5 55 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (11.05%) Windows 8
7 23 (6.35%) Linux
8 17 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (3.59%) Unix
10 12 (3.31%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.66%) Android
12 5 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.83%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.55%) SUSE
16 1 (0.28%) AIX
16 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.28%) Solaris
16 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (30.11%) ITIL
2 55 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (13.54%) MVC
4 47 (12.98%) Scrum
5 36 (9.94%) Web Application Development
6 31 (8.56%) TDD
7 30 (8.29%) Problem Management
8 27 (7.46%) BDD
8 27 (7.46%) Kanban
9 25 (6.91%) Migration
10 23 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (5.80%) CRM
12 19 (5.25%) Performance Tuning
12 19 (5.25%) Service Management
13 17 (4.70%) Capacity Management
14 16 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (4.42%) ETL
14 16 (4.42%) Service Design
15 15 (4.14%) Content Management
16 14 (3.87%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 143 (39.50%) SQL
2 92 (25.41%) C#
3 73 (20.17%) PowerShell
4 53 (14.64%) T-SQL
5 24 (6.63%) VB.NET
6 21 (5.80%) JavaScript
6 21 (5.80%) R
7 14 (3.87%) Python
8 12 (3.31%) VB
9 9 (2.49%) PHP
10 8 (2.21%) Perl
11 7 (1.93%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.66%) XPath
13 4 (1.10%) VBScript
14 3 (0.83%) Scala
15 2 (0.55%) C
16 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 362 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 190 (52.49%) MCITP
3 131 (36.19%) MCP
4 117 (32.32%) MCSE
5 108 (29.83%) Degree
6 101 (27.90%) MCSA
7 52 (14.36%) MCSD
8 51 (14.09%) MCAD
9 47 (12.98%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (11.88%) CCNA
11 29 (8.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (6.08%) MCDBA
13 19 (5.25%) MCPD
14 16 (4.42%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (3.87%) SC Cleared
15 14 (3.87%) Security Cleared
16 12 (3.31%) CCA
17 9 (2.49%) PhD
18 8 (2.21%) CCAA
18 8 (2.21%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.18%) SLA
2 9 (2.49%) QA
3 4 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) COBIT
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 138 (38.12%) Active Directory
2 90 (24.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (12.71%) Hyper-V
4 20 (5.52%) vSphere
5 11 (3.04%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (2.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.21%) VMware ESX
7 8 (2.21%) XenApp
8 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (1.38%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.10%) Firmware
11 3 (0.83%) vCloud
11 3 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.55%) Docker
12 2 (0.55%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (7.73%) SCCM
2 23 (6.35%) SCOM
3 17 (4.70%) WSUS
4 15 (4.14%) AirWatch
5 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (2.49%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.66%) CA Spectrum
7 6 (1.66%) Nagios
7 6 (1.66%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.83%) PowerCLI
10 3 (0.83%) vRealize
11 2 (0.55%) vMotion
12 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 265 (73.20%) Microsoft
2 108 (29.83%) VMware
3 55 (15.19%) Citrix
4 40 (11.05%) Cisco
5 24 (6.63%) HP
6 12 (3.31%) NetApp
7 10 (2.76%) Symantec
8 9 (2.49%) Dell
8 9 (2.49%) Intel Security
9 8 (2.21%) SolarWinds
9 8 (2.21%) SonicWALL
10 7 (1.93%) Altiris
10 7 (1.93%) MobileIron
10 7 (1.93%) Remedy
10 7 (1.93%) Teradata
10 7 (1.93%) Veeam
11 6 (1.66%) BT
11 6 (1.66%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.66%) Nintex
11 6 (1.66%) Red Hat
West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + BENS
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + fantastic benefits listed
Posted: Yesterday
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £26000.00 - £33000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Applicant Services
Salary: Salary up to £50,000 + 3% flexible benefits + on target bonus of 10% + contributory pension
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Mandara
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum depending on experience.
Posted: 21 days ago