Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 906 1012 980
Rank change year-on-year +106 -32 -75
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 77 87 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.068% 0.062% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.25% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 52 66 181
England median annual salary £32,500 £41,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.73% +13.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £20,675 £25,625 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,875 £61,250
UK median annual salary £32,500 £42,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -22.62% +13.51% -7.50%

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 24,683 34,196 39,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.81% 24.44% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 18,375 25,116 30,748
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,641 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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
North of England +75 35 £32,500 -22.62% 6
North West +68 34 £32,500 -22.62% 4
London +83 25 £31,750 -2.31% 6
South East +74 11 £45,250 -17.73% 3
Midlands +31 4 £45,000 +12.50% 3
East Midlands +28 3 £45,000 +5.88% 1
East of England +51 1 £33,000 -26.67% 2
West Midlands +31 1 £26,000 -35.00% 2
South West +22 1 £21,000 -40.00% 2
Yorkshire - 1 £22,500 - 1
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (68.83%) Microsoft
3 39 (50.65%) Active Directory
4 34 (44.16%) SQL Server
5 33 (42.86%) Windows
5 33 (42.86%) MCITP
6 32 (41.56%) MCSE
7 30 (38.96%) MCP
8 27 (35.06%) MCSA
9 19 (24.68%) Firewall
9 19 (24.68%) Office 365
10 18 (23.38%) Azure
10 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (23.38%) VMware
10 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
11 17 (22.08%) .NET
11 17 (22.08%) C#
12 16 (20.78%) ITIL
12 16 (20.78%) MVC
12 16 (20.78%) .NET Core
12 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
12 16 (20.78%) Entity Framework
12 16 (20.78%) .NET Framework
12 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (19.48%) SaaS
13 15 (19.48%) Windows 10
14 14 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (18.18%) TOGAF
15 13 (16.88%) Asset Management
15 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET

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 10 (12.99%) IIS
2 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.68%) Office 365
2 18 (23.38%) Azure
3 15 (19.48%) SaaS
4 11 (14.29%) AWS
5 10 (12.99%) IaaS
5 10 (12.99%) PaaS
6 8 (10.39%) G Suite
7 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.60%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.68%) Firewall
2 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
3 13 (16.88%) LAN
3 13 (16.88%) VoIP
3 13 (16.88%) WAN
4 12 (15.58%) Wireless
5 10 (12.99%) DNS
6 7 (9.09%) DHCP
7 6 (7.79%) Internet
8 5 (6.49%) IP Telephony
9 4 (5.19%) VPN
10 3 (3.90%) MPLS
11 1 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (1.30%) FTP
11 1 (1.30%) PPTP
11 1 (1.30%) SAN
11 1 (1.30%) VLAN
11 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (44.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (15.58%) RDBMS
2 12 (15.58%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MSI
1 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 9 (11.69%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Legal
2 2 (2.60%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) IT Engineer
2 20 (25.97%) Support Engineer
3 18 (23.38%) IT Support
4 16 (20.78%) IT Support Engineer
5 14 (18.18%) Architect
5 14 (18.18%) Developer
6 12 (15.58%) C# Developer
6 12 (15.58%) C# Software Developer
6 12 (15.58%) Software Developer
7 9 (11.69%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.19%) IT Technician
10 3 (3.90%) 1st Line Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.90%) Mac Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Operations Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) .NET
2 16 (20.78%) .NET Core
2 16 (20.78%) .NET Framework
2 16 (20.78%) Entity Framework
3 13 (16.88%) ASP.NET
4 12 (15.58%) AngularJS
4 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 12 (15.58%) ASP.NET Web API
4 12 (15.58%) CSS
4 12 (15.58%) CSS3
4 12 (15.58%) HTML
4 12 (15.58%) HTML5
4 12 (15.58%) KnockoutJS
4 12 (15.58%) React
4 12 (15.58%) Vue.js
5 5 (6.49%) Web Services
6 4 (5.19%) REST
6 4 (5.19%) SOAP
6 4 (5.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.60%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.60%) Public Cloud
2 2 (2.60%) Replication
2 2 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.30%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.30%) iPhone
3 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (42.86%) Windows
2 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
4 15 (19.48%) Windows 10
5 12 (15.58%) Mac OS X
6 10 (12.99%) Windows Server
6 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.49%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.30%) Android
9 1 (1.30%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.30%) Linux
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) ITIL
1 16 (20.78%) MVC
2 14 (18.18%) TOGAF
3 13 (16.88%) Asset Management
4 11 (14.29%) Release Management
4 11 (14.29%) Service Management
5 10 (12.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.79%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (6.49%) Creative Thinking
8 5 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (5.19%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.19%) Innovative Thinking
9 4 (5.19%) Line Management
9 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.19%) Scrum
9 4 (5.19%) Server Management
10 3 (3.90%) Data Management
10 3 (3.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) C#
2 12 (15.58%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.69%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.49%) SQL
5 1 (1.30%) C++
5 1 (1.30%) Java
5 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (42.86%) MCITP
3 32 (41.56%) MCSE
4 30 (38.96%) MCP
5 27 (35.06%) MCSA
6 14 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (16.88%) MCPD
8 12 (15.58%) CCNA
8 12 (15.58%) MCAD
9 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 10 (12.99%) TOGAF Certification
11 8 (10.39%) Degree
12 4 (5.19%) DBS Check
13 3 (3.90%) A+ Certification
13 3 (3.90%) AWS Certification
14 2 (2.60%) CCDE
14 2 (2.60%) CCDP
14 2 (2.60%) MCDBA
15 1 (1.30%) NCDA
15 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 6 (7.79%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (50.65%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) Docker
4 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.30%) SCOM
2 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (68.83%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.38%) VMware
3 12 (15.58%) Citrix
4 8 (10.39%) Apple
4 8 (10.39%) Cisco
5 6 (7.79%) Meraki
6 4 (5.19%) Symantec
7 3 (3.90%) Remedy
8 2 (2.60%) arcserve
8 2 (2.60%) CA
8 2 (2.60%) Google
8 2 (2.60%) Oracle
9 1 (1.30%) HP
9 1 (1.30%) McAfee
9 1 (1.30%) Meridio
9 1 (1.30%) NetApp
9 1 (1.30%) Sage
9 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.30%) Sophos
9 1 (1.30%) Veeam