Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 977 1003 937
Rank change year-on-year +26 -66 -59
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 74 155 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.057% 0.099% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.42% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 62 143 220
England median annual salary £41,425 £42,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.53% +30.77% -9.72%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £72,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £41,850 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.53% +21.43% -3.58%

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 31,015 37,050 40,668
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.76% 23.75% 24.48%
Number of salaries quoted 22,574 27,652 31,385
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38% +1.08%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +39 40 £40,175 +7.13% 5
North of England +17 13 £42,500 -0.58% 4
North West +25 11 £42,500 -0.58% 4
East of England +62 6 £48,000 +2.61% 1
South West +9 6 £38,750 +55.00% 1
South East +22 4 £46,375 +3.06% 3
Midlands +37 3 £21,500 -47.88% 1
West Midlands +22 3 £21,500 -52.22% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £38,000 -
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (67.57%) Active Directory
2 50 (67.57%) Windows
3 48 (64.86%) Microsoft
4 35 (47.30%) Office 365
5 32 (43.24%) Degree
6 31 (41.89%) PowerShell
7 29 (39.19%) MCP
8 27 (36.49%) VoIP
9 26 (35.14%) Cisco
10 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (31.08%) Windows 7
11 23 (31.08%) SQL Server
12 22 (29.73%) MCITP
13 20 (27.03%) Azure
13 20 (27.03%) TCP/IP
14 19 (25.68%) Windows 10
15 18 (24.32%) Firewall
16 17 (22.97%) WAN
16 17 (22.97%) LAN
17 16 (21.62%) DNS
17 16 (21.62%) Mac OS X
17 16 (21.62%) VMware
17 16 (21.62%) Windows Server
18 15 (20.27%) Finance
18 15 (20.27%) Wireless
18 15 (20.27%) Asset Management
18 15 (20.27%) Citrix
18 15 (20.27%) MCSA
19 14 (18.92%) ITIL

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 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.70%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 35 (47.30%) Office 365
2 20 (27.03%) Azure
3 14 (18.92%) AWS
4 13 (17.57%) G Suite
5 8 (10.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (8.11%) PaaS
7 4 (5.41%) IaaS
7 4 (5.41%) Rackspace Cloud
7 4 (5.41%) SaaS
8 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.35%) Dropbox
8 1 (1.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.49%) VoIP
2 20 (27.03%) TCP/IP
3 18 (24.32%) Firewall
4 17 (22.97%) LAN
4 17 (22.97%) WAN
5 16 (21.62%) DNS
6 15 (20.27%) Wireless
7 12 (16.22%) DHCP
8 8 (10.81%) VPN
9 7 (9.46%) VLAN
10 5 (6.76%) Internet
10 5 (6.76%) IP Telephony
10 5 (6.76%) iSCSI
10 5 (6.76%) SAN
11 3 (4.05%) Network Security
12 2 (2.70%) NetScaler
12 2 (2.70%) Skype
12 2 (2.70%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (1.35%) PPTP
13 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.51%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.41%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.70%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.46%) MSI
3 6 (8.11%) Moq
3 6 (8.11%) NUnit
4 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.41%) CircleCI
5 4 (5.41%) Hudson
5 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.41%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (20.27%) Finance
2 11 (14.86%) Legal
3 5 (6.76%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Support Engineer
2 18 (24.32%) IT Support
3 15 (20.27%) IT Engineer
3 15 (20.27%) IT Support Engineer
4 14 (18.92%) Developer
5 11 (14.86%) Analyst
6 9 (12.16%) C# Developer
6 9 (12.16%) C# Software Developer
6 9 (12.16%) Software Developer
7 8 (10.81%) 1st Line Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (10.81%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 8 (10.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (9.46%) Cisco Analyst
9 6 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (6.76%) .NET Developer
10 5 (6.76%) .NET Software Developer
10 5 (6.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (6.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) .NET
2 10 (13.51%) .NET Framework
2 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET
2 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
2 10 (13.51%) Entity Framework
3 9 (12.16%) .NET Core
3 9 (12.16%) XMPP
4 7 (9.46%) AngularJS
4 7 (9.46%) React
5 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (8.11%) CSS
5 6 (8.11%) HTML
5 6 (8.11%) HTML5
6 4 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 4 (5.41%) CSS3
6 4 (5.41%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (5.41%) Vue.js
6 4 (5.41%) Web Services
7 2 (2.70%) WCF
7 2 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (12.16%) User Experience
2 6 (8.11%) Public Cloud
3 5 (6.76%) Replication
4 4 (5.41%) Clustering
5 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.35%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 50 (67.57%) Windows
2 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (31.08%) Windows 7
4 19 (25.68%) Windows 10
5 16 (21.62%) Mac OS X
5 16 (21.62%) Windows Server
6 13 (17.57%) Linux
7 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.70%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Asset Management
2 14 (18.92%) ITIL
3 12 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (13.51%) MVC
5 9 (12.16%) Collaborative Working
5 9 (12.16%) Document Management
5 9 (12.16%) Expense Management
5 9 (12.16%) Migration
5 9 (12.16%) Time Management
5 9 (12.16%) Workflow
6 8 (10.81%) Problem Management
7 7 (9.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (8.11%) Application Packaging
8 6 (8.11%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (8.11%) ITIL V3
8 6 (8.11%) Microservices
8 6 (8.11%) OO
8 6 (8.11%) OOD
8 6 (8.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (41.89%) PowerShell
2 14 (18.92%) SQL
3 10 (13.51%) C#
4 7 (9.46%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.76%) Java
6 2 (2.70%) VBScript
7 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (43.24%) Degree
3 29 (39.19%) MCP
4 22 (29.73%) MCITP
5 15 (20.27%) MCSA
6 12 (16.22%) MCAD
7 11 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (12.16%) CCNA
9 8 (10.81%) MCSD
10 7 (9.46%) Network+ Certification
11 6 (8.11%) MCPD
11 6 (8.11%) MCSE
12 5 (6.76%) CCAA
12 5 (6.76%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (6.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (5.41%) A+ Certification
13 4 (5.41%) OCPJP
13 4 (5.41%) RHCSA
14 3 (4.05%) CCNP
14 3 (4.05%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
1 6 (8.11%) SLA
2 4 (5.41%) COBIT
3 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (67.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.51%) Docker
4 7 (9.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.41%) BitLocker
6 4 (5.41%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (14.86%) SCCM
2 9 (12.16%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (5.41%) Ansible
3 4 (5.41%) Kubernetes
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.41%) Puppet
3 4 (5.41%) Salt
4 2 (2.70%) WSUS
5 1 (1.35%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 26 (35.14%) Cisco
3 16 (21.62%) VMware
4 15 (20.27%) Citrix
5 7 (9.46%) Meraki
6 5 (6.76%) HP
6 5 (6.76%) SonicWALL
7 4 (5.41%) Apple
7 4 (5.41%) EMC
7 4 (5.41%) Ivanti
7 4 (5.41%) Rackspace
7 4 (5.41%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.70%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.70%) SAP
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle