Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 362 321 366
Rank change year-on-year -41 +45 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 13 34 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.10% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.95% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 12 30 20
East of England median annual salary £45,528 £44,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.31% +2.89% +20.14%
10th Percentile £25,500 £30,000 £26,050
90th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £46,275
England median annual salary £42,895 £39,446 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.74% +5.19% -6.25%

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 3,660 3,580 4,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.32% 29.07% 29.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,818 2,727 3,363
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -3.23% +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 22 April 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 22 April 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 - 6 £46,056 -
Cambridgeshire -43 3 £25,000 -43.82%
Hertfordshire -34 2 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Suffolk - 2 £38,750 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (84.62%) Windows
3 10 (76.92%) MCP
4 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
4 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
5 7 (53.85%) MCSE
5 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
5 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
6 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
6 6 (46.15%) MCSA
6 6 (46.15%) Firewall
6 6 (46.15%) VMware
6 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (46.15%) MCITP
7 5 (38.46%) Network+ Certification
7 5 (38.46%) McAfee
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (38.46%) ITIL
7 5 (38.46%) HP
7 5 (38.46%) EMC
7 5 (38.46%) Citrix
7 5 (38.46%) A+ Certification
7 5 (38.46%) SAN
7 5 (38.46%) Cisco
7 5 (38.46%) Network Security
7 5 (38.46%) XenApp
7 5 (38.46%) Degree

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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security
2 5 (38.46%) SAN
3 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (15.38%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) IPv4
5 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
5 1 (7.69%) NAS
5 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (7.69%) VLAN
5 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) AdminStudio
1 1 (7.69%) AutoIt
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
1 1 (7.69%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (38.46%) 3rd Line Support Technician
1 5 (38.46%) Support Technician
2 3 (23.08%) IT Support
2 3 (23.08%) IT Support Technician
2 3 (23.08%) IT Technician
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Flash
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
1 5 (38.46%) Driving Licence
1 5 (38.46%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (30.77%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
2 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) BCP
3 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Active Listening
4 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) MOF
4 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Power Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Software Distribution
4 1 (7.69%) Statistics
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) MCP
3 7 (53.85%) MCSE
4 6 (46.15%) MCITP
4 6 (46.15%) MCSA
5 5 (38.46%) A+ Certification
5 5 (38.46%) Degree
5 5 (38.46%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (23.08%) CCNA
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (15.38%) CCNP
8 1 (7.69%) CCA
8 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (38.46%) XenApp
4 4 (30.77%) vSphere
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (7.69%) NFS
6 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) WSUS
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.69%) PowerCLI
3 1 (7.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) EMC
3 5 (38.46%) HP
3 5 (38.46%) McAfee
4 4 (30.77%) CA
4 4 (30.77%) CommVault
4 4 (30.77%) FalconStor
5 1 (7.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Ivanti
5 1 (7.69%) Shavlik
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec