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

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 754 687 434
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -253
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 181 276 714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.25% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 0.91% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 150 238 626
Median salary £36,300 £35,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.71% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,250 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.73% -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
26139 30235 31745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.65% 27.37% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 21142 24036 24857
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 £72,500 £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 23 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 23 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 -36 172 £36,000 +2.85% 30
London +23 63 £45,000 +12.50% 14
South East +2 60 £30,300 +3.58% 11
Hampshire -6 24 £30,000 +15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire +32 18 £32,500 +41.30% 2
West Midlands -11 15 £36,000 +2.85% 1
East of England +18 12 £42,500 +25.64%
City of London +63 11 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Surrey +21 10 £36,300 -21.51% 5
Fareham -5 10 £26,500 +10.41% 1
Birmingham -8 10 £36,000 -
Milton Keynes - 9 £41,500 - 1
Yorkshire +25 8 £60,000 +20.00% 1
South West +17 7 £20,000 -25.92% 1
High Wycombe +8 7 £32,500 +41.30% 1
North West -8 7 £33,250 -11.33% 1
South Yorkshire - 7 - - 1
Winchester - 7 £44,000 -
Doncaster - 7 - - 1
Berkshire +1 6 £27,500 -50.00% 1
Hertfordshire +13 5 £40,000 +35.59%
Hemel Hempstead +10 5 £40,000 +35.59%
Cumbria - 5 £45,000 -
Bournemouth - 5 £20,000 -
Dorset - 5 £20,000 -
Warwickshire - 5 £29,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +10 4 £52,500 +16.66%
Woking -7 4 £70,000 +55.55%
Farnham - 4 £36,300 -
Warwick - 4 - -

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 427 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 325 (76.11%) Microsoft
3 263 (61.59%) Windows
4 216 (50.59%) SQL Server
5 198 (46.37%) Active Directory
6 178 (41.69%) MCITP
7 168 (39.34%) MCSA
8 164 (38.41%) MS Excel
9 157 (36.77%) Windows Server
10 156 (36.53%) MCSE
11 147 (34.43%) SQL
11 147 (34.43%) ITIL
12 137 (32.08%) MCP
13 124 (29.04%) VMware
14 118 (27.63%) MS Exchange
15 115 (26.93%) Degree
16 110 (25.76%) C#
17 99 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
18 94 (22.01%) .NET
19 90 (21.08%) Windows Server 2008
20 83 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
21 81 (18.97%) Citrix
22 78 (18.27%) T-SQL
23 69 (16.16%) MS Office
24 66 (15.46%) Cisco
24 66 (15.46%) Office 365
25 65 (15.22%) Windows 7
26 64 (14.99%) ASP.NET
27 62 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
28 61 (14.29%) CCNA

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 (27.63%) MS Exchange
2 62 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 33 (7.73%) SharePoint
5 27 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (5.62%) Skype for Business
7 20 (4.68%) IIS
8 14 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (2.81%) Apache
10 11 (2.58%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.94%) MS Project Server
13 4 (0.94%) SAS
14 3 (0.70%) CMS
15 2 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
16 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
16 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 164 (38.41%) MS Excel
2 69 (16.16%) MS Office
3 6 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.17%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.94%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.58%) ReMetrica
3 8 (1.87%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 66 (15.46%) Office 365
2 27 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.22%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.87%) IaaS
5 3 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (10.77%) DNS
2 40 (9.37%) LAN
3 39 (9.13%) WAN
4 35 (8.20%) DHCP
5 34 (7.96%) Firewall
6 24 (5.62%) TCP/IP
7 23 (5.39%) VPN
8 19 (4.45%) SAN
8 19 (4.45%) VoIP
9 11 (2.58%) Wireless
10 9 (2.11%) Internet
11 7 (1.64%) iSCSI
11 7 (1.64%) Network Security
11 7 (1.64%) VLAN
12 6 (1.41%) NAS
13 4 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
15 2 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (0.47%) IP Telephony
15 2 (0.47%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (50.59%) SQL Server
2 55 (12.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (12.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 46 (10.77%) Relational Database
5 44 (10.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (9.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 41 (9.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (8.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (4.92%) RDBMS
10 17 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (2.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (1.87%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (1.64%) Data Mart
15 6 (1.41%) DTS
16 5 (1.17%) MySQL
17 4 (0.94%) Big Data
17 4 (0.94%) Hadoop
18 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (7.49%) Visual Studio
2 29 (6.79%) Moq
2 29 (6.79%) NUnit
3 26 (6.09%) Rhino Mocks
4 17 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.58%) JIRA
5 11 (2.58%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.64%) WiX
7 3 (0.70%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.70%) Selenium
8 1 (0.23%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.23%) Grunt
8 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 43 (10.07%) Finance
2 27 (6.32%) Games
3 11 (2.58%) Marketing
4 10 (2.34%) Retail
5 9 (2.11%) Banking
6 7 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.41%) Local Government
7 6 (1.41%) Publishing
7 6 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.17%) Advertising
9 4 (0.94%) Automotive
9 4 (0.94%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 120 (28.10%) Developer
2 67 (15.69%) Support Engineer
3 63 (14.75%) .NET Developer
4 59 (13.82%) Analyst
5 54 (12.65%) C# Developer
6 52 (12.18%) DBA
7 49 (11.48%) SQL DBA
8 43 (10.07%) C# Software Developer
9 37 (8.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 36 (8.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (8.43%) IT Engineer
11 35 (8.20%) Software Developer
12 34 (7.96%) .NET Software Developer
12 34 (7.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 34 (7.96%) Administrator
12 34 (7.96%) C# .NET Developer
13 32 (7.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 30 (7.03%) SQL Server DBA
15 29 (6.79%) Consultant
16 28 (6.56%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (22.01%) .NET
2 64 (14.99%) ASP.NET
3 50 (11.71%) .NET Framework
4 36 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 34 (7.96%) CSS
5 34 (7.96%) HTML
6 33 (7.73%) Web Services
7 31 (7.26%) WCF
8 29 (6.79%) LINQ
9 28 (6.56%) XSLT
10 26 (6.09%) NHibernate
11 25 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 23 (5.39%) XML
13 22 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 12 (2.81%) Ajax
15 11 (2.58%) WinForms
16 9 (2.11%) COM
17 8 (1.87%) jQuery
18 6 (1.41%) Entity Framework
18 6 (1.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.65%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.09%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.22%) Replication
4 17 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.51%) Clustering
5 15 (3.51%) Driving Licence
5 15 (3.51%) Mathematics
5 15 (3.51%) User Experience
6 11 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.58%) Physics
6 11 (2.58%) Reinsurance
7 8 (1.87%) Enterprise Cloud
8 7 (1.64%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.17%) Statistics
10 4 (0.94%) iPhone
11 3 (0.70%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.70%) Fintech
12 2 (0.47%) iPad
13 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.23%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 263 (61.59%) Windows
2 157 (36.77%) Windows Server
3 90 (21.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 83 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (15.22%) Windows 7
6 35 (8.20%) Windows 8
7 31 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (4.92%) Windows 10
9 17 (3.98%) Linux
10 14 (3.28%) Windows XP
11 9 (2.11%) Unix
12 4 (0.94%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.23%) AIX
14 1 (0.23%) Android
14 1 (0.23%) CentOS
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (34.43%) ITIL
2 53 (12.41%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (11.01%) Scrum
4 42 (9.84%) MVC
5 41 (9.60%) Mentoring
6 40 (9.37%) TDD
7 36 (8.43%) OO
8 33 (7.73%) Web Application Development
9 28 (6.56%) Service Management
10 27 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 26 (6.09%) BDD
11 26 (6.09%) Kanban
11 26 (6.09%) Wealth Management
12 24 (5.62%) Release Management
12 24 (5.62%) Ticket Management
13 23 (5.39%) CRM
13 23 (5.39%) Database Theory
13 23 (5.39%) Relational Database Theory
14 22 (5.15%) ITIL V3
14 22 (5.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 147 (34.43%) SQL
2 110 (25.76%) C#
3 78 (18.27%) T-SQL
4 40 (9.37%) PowerShell
5 36 (8.43%) JavaScript
6 19 (4.45%) XPath
7 16 (3.75%) Python
7 16 (3.75%) VB.NET
8 14 (3.28%) VB
9 11 (2.58%) Scala
10 8 (1.87%) C++
10 8 (1.87%) VB6
10 8 (1.87%) VC++
11 7 (1.64%) VBScript
12 5 (1.17%) Perl
13 4 (0.94%) C
13 4 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.94%) R
13 4 (0.94%) Ruby
14 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 427 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 178 (41.69%) MCITP
3 168 (39.34%) MCSA
4 156 (36.53%) MCSE
5 137 (32.08%) MCP
6 115 (26.93%) Degree
7 61 (14.29%) CCNA
7 61 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 54 (12.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 52 (12.18%) MCSD
10 49 (11.48%) MCAD
11 46 (10.77%) Citrix Certification
12 45 (10.54%) MCPD
13 44 (10.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 41 (9.60%) CCA
15 30 (7.03%) MCDBA
16 24 (5.62%) SC Cleared
16 24 (5.62%) Security Cleared
17 21 (4.92%) A+ Certification
18 14 (3.28%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (10.54%) SLA
2 12 (2.81%) Solvency II
3 9 (2.11%) QA
4 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) COSHH
System Software
1 198 (46.37%) Active Directory
2 99 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (14.05%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.22%) vSphere
5 12 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (2.81%) VMware ESX
5 12 (2.81%) XenApp
6 11 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (2.11%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.64%) BitLocker
9 6 (1.41%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.70%) XenServer
12 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.23%) vCloud
13 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 29 (6.79%) SCCM
2 27 (6.32%) SCOM
3 17 (3.98%) WSUS
4 13 (3.04%) AirWatch
5 11 (2.58%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (2.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (1.17%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.70%) Nagios
10 3 (0.70%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.47%) MOM
11 2 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.47%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 325 (76.11%) Microsoft
2 124 (29.04%) VMware
3 81 (18.97%) Citrix
4 66 (15.46%) Cisco
5 44 (10.30%) HP
6 34 (7.96%) NetApp
7 22 (5.15%) EMC
8 11 (2.58%) Actian
9 9 (2.11%) SAP
9 9 (2.11%) SonicWALL
9 9 (2.11%) Symantec
10 8 (1.87%) SolarWinds
10 8 (1.87%) Veeam
11 7 (1.64%) CommVault
11 7 (1.64%) Intel Security
11 7 (1.64%) MobileIron
11 7 (1.64%) RedGate
12 5 (1.17%) AppSense
12 5 (1.17%) Dell
12 5 (1.17%) Mitel
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Epsom
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £15000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
Posted: 3 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Holiday etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Annual Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £14,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
West London
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Chislehurst, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Epsom
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago