Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 324 317 331
Rank change year-on-year -7 +14 +51
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 40 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.047% 0.34% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 1.12% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 5 37 23
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.36% +36.92%
England median annual salary £36,000 £31,000 £36,300
% change year-on-year +16.13% -14.60% +2.25%

MCTS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,041 3,586 3,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.84% 30.65% 28.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,144 2,840 2,950
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in the East of England

MCTS
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS in the East of England.

Salary trend for MCTS in the East of England

MCTS
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for MCTS in the East of England

MCTS
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the East of England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +5 2 £50,000 +2.56%
Hertfordshire -9 2 £47,500 +22.58% 1
Suffolk - 1 £35,000 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (40.00%) Active Listening
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) FalconStor
4 2 (40.00%) Network+ Certification

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) PBX
3 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) IT Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) IT Support
1 2 (40.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (60.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (40.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (40.00%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Active Listening
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) CA
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) CommVault
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) FalconStor
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) McAfee