Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 635 971 1025
Rank change year-on-year +336 +54 -84
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 36 81 113
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.064% 0.074%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.28% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23 59 94
Median annual salary £36,525 £30,500 £35,875
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.75% -14.98% +15.73%
10th Percentile £25,750 £19,950 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £57,500 £58,125
UK median annual salary £36,525 £33,000 £35,875
% change year-on-year +10.68% -8.01% +5.51%

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 9,838 29,239 36,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.66% 23.27% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7,410 21,551 27,093
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in England

MCTS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCTS in England.

Salary trend for MCTS in England

MCTS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCTS in England over the 6 months to 27 October 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 27 October 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 +154 19 £67,500 +101.49%
North West +126 19 £67,500 +95.65%
Midlands +133 9 £39,500 +79.55% 1
East Midlands +98 8 £39,500 -
South East +197 4 £31,500 -3.45% 3
London +223 2 £26,500 -13.11%
South West +126 2 £36,525 +73.93%
West Midlands +90 1 - - 1
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (97.22%) MCSE
3 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 25 (69.44%) Azure
5 22 (61.11%) AWS
6 21 (58.33%) MCSA
6 21 (58.33%) SQL Server
6 21 (58.33%) Finance
7 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (50.00%) CCNA
7 18 (50.00%) TOGAF
7 18 (50.00%) TOGAF Certification
8 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
8 17 (47.22%) Windows
9 14 (38.89%) MCITP
10 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
11 12 (33.33%) GCP
11 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
11 12 (33.33%) IT Strategy
11 12 (33.33%) Decision-Making
11 12 (33.33%) Google
11 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 10 (27.78%) VMware
12 10 (27.78%) ITIL
13 9 (25.00%) DNS
13 9 (25.00%) Firewall
13 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (25.00%) Server Management
14 8 (22.22%) Storage Management

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 3 (8.33%) CMS
1 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (69.44%) Azure
2 22 (61.11%) AWS
3 12 (33.33%) GCP
4 8 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (19.44%) IaaS
5 7 (19.44%) PaaS
5 7 (19.44%) SaaS
6 3 (8.33%) Office 365
7 2 (5.56%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (5.56%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) DNS
1 9 (25.00%) Firewall
2 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.56%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) Network Security
4 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Data Lake
2 2 (5.56%) Power BI
General
1 21 (58.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Architect
2 11 (30.56%) Azure Architect
2 11 (30.56%) Cloud Architect
3 8 (22.22%) IT Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Administrator
5 5 (13.89%) IT Support
5 5 (13.89%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (8.33%) IT Technician
6 3 (8.33%) Network Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) Support Technician
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Smartcard
2 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.89%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.56%) Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Unix
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 12 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 10 (27.78%) ITIL
4 9 (25.00%) Server Management
5 8 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
5 8 (22.22%) Storage Management
6 5 (13.89%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.56%) CRM
8 2 (5.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (5.56%) Web Design
9 1 (2.78%) Change Management
9 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.78%) Creative Thinking
9 1 (2.78%) Data Science
9 1 (2.78%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (97.22%) MCSE
3 21 (58.33%) MCSA
4 18 (50.00%) CCNA
4 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (50.00%) TOGAF Certification
5 14 (38.89%) MCITP
6 8 (22.22%) AWS Certification
7 5 (13.89%) Degree
8 4 (11.11%) MCP
8 4 (11.11%) RHCSA
9 3 (8.33%) HNC
9 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
9 3 (8.33%) VCDX
10 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (22.22%) SLA
3 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (8.33%) vCenter Server
2 2 (5.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (33.33%) Google
3 10 (27.78%) VMware
4 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) McAfee
5 3 (8.33%) NetApp
5 3 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 3 (8.33%) Splunk
6 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.78%) EMC
6 1 (2.78%) Symantec