Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 328 330 366
Rank change year-on-year +2 +36 -44
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 22 30 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.19% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.86% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 19 23 14
East of England median annual salary £48,000 £44,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.87% +36.92% -18.75%
10th Percentile £21,000 £30,000 £24,850
90th Percentile £50,100 £49,600 £44,625
England median annual salary £35,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.25% +6.67% -2.60%

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 3,545 3,492 4,471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.87% 28.06% 30.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,834 2,738 3,537
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,575
90th Percentile £67,125 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Hertfordshire -3 13 £50,000 +66.67%
Cambridgeshire -31 4 £46,000 +3.37%
Bedfordshire +41 2 £48,750 +8.33%
Suffolk - 2 £38,750 -
Essex +13 1 £42,500 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (77.27%) Windows
3 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 14 (63.64%) DHCP
4 14 (63.64%) DNS
4 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
5 13 (59.09%) MCP
5 13 (59.09%) CCNA
5 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (59.09%) VMware
5 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (54.55%) PowerShell
6 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
6 12 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (54.55%) Cisco
6 12 (54.55%) Citrix
6 12 (54.55%) SQL
7 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
8 10 (45.45%) MCSE
8 10 (45.45%) ITIL
8 10 (45.45%) Firewall
9 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
9 9 (40.91%) HP
9 9 (40.91%) SAN
10 8 (36.36%) VBScript
11 7 (31.82%) VoIP
11 7 (31.82%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (31.82%) Change Management

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 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (18.18%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) DHCP
1 14 (63.64%) DNS
2 10 (45.45%) Firewall
3 9 (40.91%) SAN
4 7 (31.82%) iSCSI
4 7 (31.82%) VoIP
5 3 (13.64%) Internet
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
6 2 (9.09%) WAN
7 1 (4.55%) LAN
7 1 (4.55%) MPLS
7 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) AdminStudio
1 3 (13.64%) MSI
1 3 (13.64%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) IT Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Azure Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) DBA
4 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Replication
2 5 (22.73%) Driving Licence
3 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
4 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.09%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
5 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (22.73%) Windows XP
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (45.45%) ITIL
3 7 (31.82%) Change Management
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL V3
3 7 (31.82%) Problem Management
4 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) MOF
4 3 (13.64%) Patch Management
4 3 (13.64%) Power Management
4 3 (13.64%) Security Patching
4 3 (13.64%) Software Distribution
5 1 (4.55%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) PowerShell
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) VBScript
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (59.09%) CCNA
2 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (59.09%) MCP
3 10 (45.45%) MCSE
4 7 (31.82%) CCAA
4 7 (31.82%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (31.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (22.73%) A+ Certification
5 5 (22.73%) MCITP
6 4 (18.18%) MCSA
7 2 (9.09%) Degree
7 2 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (13.64%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 2 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) WMI
2 3 (13.64%) WSUS
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
3 12 (54.55%) Cisco
3 12 (54.55%) Citrix
4 9 (40.91%) HP
5 7 (31.82%) SonicWALL
6 2 (9.09%) CA
6 2 (9.09%) CommVault
6 2 (9.09%) EMC
6 2 (9.09%) FalconStor
6 2 (9.09%) McAfee