Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 942 852 788
Rank change year-on-year -90 -64 -242
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 221 364 532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.78% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 203 320 460
England median annual salary £34,000 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +12.68% -11.25%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -10.00%

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 40419 46620 56282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 26.11% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 31288 37668 45222
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -34 81 £38,250 -4.38% 6
South East +26 75 £32,750 +0.77% 1
East of England +7 27 £50,000 +12.36%
South West +25 20 £25,000 +11.11%
North of England -33 9 £29,000 -35.56% 1
Midlands +7 8 £27,500 -21.43% 3
West Midlands -8 6 £35,000 +2.94% 3
Yorkshire -7 5 £29,000 -35.56%
North West -36 4 £32,000 -8.57% 1
East Midlands +29 2 £24,250 -39.38%
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 221 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 171 (77.38%) Microsoft
3 149 (67.42%) Windows
4 118 (53.39%) Active Directory
5 117 (52.94%) MCITP
6 99 (44.80%) MCP
7 96 (43.44%) ITIL
8 90 (40.72%) SQL Server
9 83 (37.56%) Windows Server
10 68 (30.77%) Windows 7
11 66 (29.86%) VMware
12 65 (29.41%) MS Exchange
13 61 (27.60%) MCSE
14 59 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
15 57 (25.79%) Microsoft Office
16 56 (25.34%) .NET
17 54 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
18 53 (23.98%) SQL
18 53 (23.98%) LAN
18 53 (23.98%) WAN
19 51 (23.08%) MCSA
19 51 (23.08%) CCNA
19 51 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
20 48 (21.72%) C#
21 47 (21.27%) ASP.NET
22 43 (19.46%) Security Cleared
23 41 (18.55%) VMware Infrastructure
23 41 (18.55%) Degree
24 40 (18.10%) MCDST
24 40 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012

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 65 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 30 (13.57%) IIS
3 20 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (7.69%) SharePoint
6 9 (4.07%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.26%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.90%) Apache
9 2 (0.90%) Mule
9 2 (0.90%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Qpid
10 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.45%) lighttpd
Applications
1 57 (25.79%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.17%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.22%) Office 365
2 13 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.62%) SaaS
4 3 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.36%) G Suite
4 3 (1.36%) IaaS
4 3 (1.36%) PaaS
5 2 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.45%) Catchpoint
Communications & Networking
1 53 (23.98%) LAN
1 53 (23.98%) WAN
2 38 (17.19%) DNS
3 35 (15.84%) Firewall
4 33 (14.93%) DHCP
5 22 (9.95%) VPN
6 18 (8.14%) SAN
7 15 (6.79%) TCP/IP
8 12 (5.43%) VoIP
9 9 (4.07%) iSCSI
10 8 (3.62%) Internet
10 8 (3.62%) Network Security
10 8 (3.62%) VLAN
11 5 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (2.26%) Skype
12 4 (1.81%) HTTP
12 4 (1.81%) IPsec
12 4 (1.81%) PBX
12 4 (1.81%) SSL
13 3 (1.36%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (40.72%) SQL Server
2 35 (15.84%) SQL Server 2014
3 29 (13.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (9.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (9.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (8.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (8.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (8.14%) Relational Database
7 18 (8.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (7.24%) RDBMS
9 15 (6.79%) MySQL
10 12 (5.43%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (4.98%) Hadoop
11 11 (4.98%) NoSQL
12 10 (4.52%) MongoDB
13 5 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.90%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 20 (9.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (8.60%) Visual Studio
3 18 (8.14%) Moq
3 18 (8.14%) NUnit
4 17 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
5 16 (7.24%) JIRA
6 10 (4.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (4.52%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.81%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.81%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (1.36%) AdminStudio
8 3 (1.36%) MSI
8 3 (1.36%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.45%) Selenium
General
1 22 (9.95%) Finance
2 17 (7.69%) Games
3 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.36%) Legal
4 3 (1.36%) Retail
5 2 (0.90%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (24.89%) Analyst
2 46 (20.81%) Developer
3 38 (17.19%) Service Analyst
4 36 (16.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 33 (14.93%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 25 (11.31%) .NET Developer
7 20 (9.05%) Junior
8 18 (8.14%) Support Engineer
9 17 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 17 (7.69%) Games Developer
9 17 (7.69%) Graduate
9 17 (7.69%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 17 (7.69%) Graduate Developer
9 17 (7.69%) Graduate Games Developer
9 17 (7.69%) Junior .NET Developer
9 17 (7.69%) Junior Developer
9 17 (7.69%) Junior Games Developer
10 15 (6.79%) Administrator
11 14 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (6.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (25.34%) .NET
2 47 (21.27%) ASP.NET
3 31 (14.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 29 (13.12%) .NET Framework
5 26 (11.76%) HTML
6 20 (9.05%) CSS
6 20 (9.05%) LINQ
7 19 (8.60%) Web Services
8 17 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 17 (7.69%) NHibernate
9 15 (6.79%) WCF
10 11 (4.98%) HTML5
11 10 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (4.52%) jQuery
11 10 (4.52%) RESTful
11 10 (4.52%) XSLT
12 9 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 9 (4.07%) JSON
12 9 (4.07%) Middleware
13 7 (3.17%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 39 (17.65%) Driving Licence
2 16 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.43%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.98%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.98%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (4.52%) Replication
6 8 (3.62%) User Experience
7 7 (3.17%) Fintech
8 4 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.36%) iPad
10 2 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.90%) RIA
11 1 (0.45%) Clustering
11 1 (0.45%) iPhone
11 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 149 (67.42%) Windows
2 83 (37.56%) Windows Server
3 68 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 59 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (18.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (10.86%) Linux
7 21 (9.50%) Windows XP
8 18 (8.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.17%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.71%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.26%) Unix
12 4 (1.81%) CentOS
13 3 (1.36%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.36%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.90%) Android
14 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (43.44%) ITIL
2 54 (24.43%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (16.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (15.38%) MVC
5 30 (13.57%) Mentoring
6 29 (13.12%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (13.12%) Scrum
7 21 (9.50%) TDD
8 20 (9.05%) High Availability
9 19 (8.60%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (8.14%) Web Application Development
11 17 (7.69%) BDD
11 17 (7.69%) Kanban
12 16 (7.24%) Migration
13 15 (6.79%) DevOps
14 12 (5.43%) Change Management
14 12 (5.43%) Data Modelling
14 12 (5.43%) ITIL V3
14 12 (5.43%) Problem Management
14 12 (5.43%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 53 (23.98%) SQL
2 48 (21.72%) C#
3 31 (14.03%) PowerShell
4 19 (8.60%) JavaScript
5 16 (7.24%) T-SQL
6 12 (5.43%) Perl
7 10 (4.52%) VBScript
8 6 (2.71%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.81%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.36%) XPath
11 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.90%) Python
12 1 (0.45%) Java
12 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 221 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (52.94%) MCITP
3 99 (44.80%) MCP
4 61 (27.60%) MCSE
5 51 (23.08%) CCNA
5 51 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (23.08%) MCSA
6 43 (19.46%) Security Cleared
7 41 (18.55%) Degree
8 40 (18.10%) MCDST
9 39 (17.65%) SC Cleared
10 33 (14.93%) DV Cleared
11 27 (12.22%) MCSD
12 25 (11.31%) MCAD
13 21 (9.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (8.14%) A+ Certification
15 15 (6.79%) MCPD
16 12 (5.43%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (4.52%) CCAA
18 8 (3.62%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.33%) PCI DSS
2 11 (4.98%) GDPR
2 11 (4.98%) SLA
3 4 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.90%) QA
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 118 (53.39%) Active Directory
2 41 (18.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (13.57%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.79%) vSphere
5 8 (3.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 8 (3.62%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.36%) XenApp
7 2 (0.90%) Firmware
7 2 (0.90%) pfSense
7 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.45%) Docker
8 1 (0.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (8.14%) SCCM
2 6 (2.71%) WSUS
3 5 (2.26%) SCOM
4 3 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.36%) WMI
5 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.90%) Puppet
5 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.45%) Nagios
6 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.45%) OpenView
6 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 171 (77.38%) Microsoft
2 66 (29.86%) VMware
3 38 (17.19%) Cisco
4 30 (13.57%) Citrix
5 21 (9.50%) Oracle
6 16 (7.24%) HP
7 12 (5.43%) SonicWALL
8 5 (2.26%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.81%) Dell
9 4 (1.81%) EMC
9 4 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.36%) Apple
10 3 (1.36%) CommVault
11 2 (0.90%) CA
11 2 (0.90%) Fortinet
11 2 (0.90%) Google
11 2 (0.90%) LANDesk
11 2 (0.90%) McAfee
11 2 (0.90%) NetApp
11 2 (0.90%) Veeam