Period
to 7 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 7 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK > England
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 920 1022 993
Rank change year-on-year +102 -29 -135
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 84 91 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.068% 0.061% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.26% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 63 71 195
England median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +17.65% -15.00%
10th Percentile £20,000 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% -12.50%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 27,721 35,644 40,397
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.56% 23.87% 24.10%
Number of salaries quoted 20,659 26,465 31,287
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.55%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in England

MCTS
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for MCTS in England

MCTS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in England over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Salary histogram for MCTS in England

MCTS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the England region over the 6 months to 7 December 2019. 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
London +83 34 £30,500 +8.93% 5
North of England +70 27 £32,500 -24.42% 12
North West +45 24 £32,500 -24.42% 10
South East +40 11 £45,250 +13.13% 2
Midlands +20 7 £24,250 -39.38% 1
West Midlands +15 4 £22,000 -45.00% 1
East Midlands +23 3 £45,000 +24.14%
Yorkshire - 3 £30,250 - 2
South West +4 2 £20,500 -41.43% 3
East of England +58 1 £33,000 -26.67%
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 46 (54.76%) Active Directory
4 39 (46.43%) Windows
5 33 (39.29%) MCP
6 32 (38.10%) SQL Server
7 31 (36.90%) MCITP
8 28 (33.33%) Office 365
9 22 (26.19%) .NET
10 21 (25.00%) MCSE
11 20 (23.81%) C#
12 19 (22.62%) Firewall
12 19 (22.62%) MVC
12 19 (22.62%) Entity Framework
12 19 (22.62%) .NET Framework
13 18 (21.43%) Windows 7
13 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (21.43%) MCSA
13 18 (21.43%) .NET Core
14 17 (20.24%) MCAD
14 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
14 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (19.05%) Degree
15 16 (19.05%) Azure
15 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET
16 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
16 15 (17.86%) VoIP
16 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
16 15 (17.86%) AngularJS
16 15 (17.86%) Relational Database

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (10.71%) IIS
2 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 28 (33.33%) Office 365
2 16 (19.05%) Azure
3 12 (14.29%) AWS
3 12 (14.29%) SaaS
4 11 (13.10%) G Suite
5 10 (11.90%) PaaS
6 8 (9.52%) IaaS
7 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.38%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.19%) Dropbox
9 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.62%) Firewall
2 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
3 15 (17.86%) VoIP
4 14 (16.67%) LAN
4 14 (16.67%) WAN
5 13 (15.48%) Wireless
6 9 (10.71%) DNS
7 7 (8.33%) Internet
8 6 (7.14%) DHCP
8 6 (7.14%) VPN
9 4 (4.76%) IP Telephony
10 3 (3.57%) MPLS
11 2 (2.38%) VLAN
12 1 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (1.19%) FTP
12 1 (1.19%) PPTP
12 1 (1.19%) SAN
12 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 12 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.57%) Moq
2 3 (3.57%) MSI
2 3 (3.57%) NUnit
2 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.38%) CircleCI
3 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.38%) Hudson
3 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (32.14%) IT Engineer
2 23 (27.38%) IT Support
3 22 (26.19%) Support Engineer
4 21 (25.00%) Developer
5 19 (22.62%) IT Support Engineer
6 15 (17.86%) C# Developer
6 15 (17.86%) C# Software Developer
6 15 (17.86%) Software Developer
7 8 (9.52%) 1st Line Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (9.52%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) Architect
8 6 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (5.95%) IT Technician
10 4 (4.76%) .NET Developer
10 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Analyst
11 3 (3.57%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.19%) .NET
2 19 (22.62%) .NET Framework
2 19 (22.62%) Entity Framework
3 18 (21.43%) .NET Core
4 16 (19.05%) ASP.NET
5 15 (17.86%) AngularJS
5 15 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (17.86%) React
6 14 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 14 (16.67%) CSS
6 14 (16.67%) HTML
6 14 (16.67%) HTML5
7 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 12 (14.29%) CSS3
7 12 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
7 12 (14.29%) Vue.js
8 7 (8.33%) Web Services
9 6 (7.14%) SOAP
10 4 (4.76%) REST
10 4 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) User Experience
2 3 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.19%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.19%) iPhone
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (46.43%) Windows
2 18 (21.43%) Windows 7
2 18 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (17.86%) Windows 10
5 14 (16.67%) Mac OS X
6 12 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.76%) Linux
8 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.19%) Android
9 1 (1.19%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) MVC
2 14 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 13 (15.48%) ITIL
4 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.52%) Release Management
5 8 (9.52%) Scrum
5 8 (9.52%) Service Management
5 8 (9.52%) TOGAF
6 7 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (7.14%) Innovative Thinking
7 6 (7.14%) Server Management
7 6 (7.14%) Time Management
8 5 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.95%) Creative Thinking
8 5 (5.95%) Migration
8 5 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.95%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (4.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.81%) C#
2 15 (17.86%) JavaScript
3 10 (11.90%) SQL
4 9 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.57%) Java
7 1 (1.19%) C++
7 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (39.29%) MCP
3 31 (36.90%) MCITP
4 21 (25.00%) MCSE
5 18 (21.43%) MCSA
6 17 (20.24%) MCAD
7 16 (19.05%) Degree
8 15 (17.86%) MCPD
9 12 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (11.90%) CCNA
11 6 (7.14%) Security Cleared
11 6 (7.14%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (5.95%) A+ Certification
12 5 (5.95%) DBS Check
12 5 (5.95%) MCSD
13 3 (3.57%) AWS Certification
13 3 (3.57%) HND
14 2 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (2.38%) OCPJP
14 2 (2.38%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.33%) SLA
3 6 (7.14%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.57%) QA
5 2 (2.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 46 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.71%) Docker
4 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) Ansible
2 2 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.38%) Puppet
2 2 (2.38%) Salt
3 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.19%) SCOM
3 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.48%) VMware
3 10 (11.90%) Citrix
4 8 (9.52%) Cisco
5 7 (8.33%) Apple
6 5 (5.95%) Meraki
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle
7 2 (2.38%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.38%) SAP
7 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.38%) Symantec
8 1 (1.19%) HP
8 1 (1.19%) McAfee
8 1 (1.19%) Meridio
8 1 (1.19%) NetApp
8 1 (1.19%) Remedy
8 1 (1.19%) Sage
8 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.19%) Sophos
8 1 (1.19%) Veeam