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 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 732 726 668
Rank change year-on-year -6 -58  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 123 181 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.60% 0.73% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 105 156 259
Median salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.40% +1.42%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £32,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +12.30% -4.41%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20554 24654 28457
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.62% 26.61% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16095 20173 22718
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +26 43 £23,500 -21.66% 5
London 0 38 £47,500 +5.55% 1
East of England +16 30 £47,500 +7.95%
South West +9 7 £36,500 +28.07% 1
West Midlands +6 3 £36,250 +0.69% 1
Yorkshire -3 2 £26,500 -55.83% 2
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (74.88%) Microsoft
3 138 (64.19%) Windows
4 114 (53.02%) SQL Server
5 113 (52.56%) Active Directory
6 96 (44.65%) MCITP
7 92 (42.79%) MCP
8 91 (42.33%) Windows Server
9 80 (37.21%) SQL
9 80 (37.21%) Degree
10 72 (33.49%) MS Exchange
11 70 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 65 (30.23%) .NET
13 63 (29.30%) C#
14 62 (28.84%) Windows 7
15 60 (27.91%) ITIL
16 52 (24.19%) ASP.NET
17 51 (23.72%) Cisco
17 51 (23.72%) SQL Server 2014
18 50 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
19 48 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
20 45 (20.93%) VMware
21 43 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
22 42 (19.53%) Disaster Recovery
23 41 (19.07%) CCNA
24 38 (17.67%) MCSE
24 38 (17.67%) Citrix
24 38 (17.67%) A+ Certification
25 37 (17.21%) MCSA
25 37 (17.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 72 (33.49%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (6.51%) CMS
3 14 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.51%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.05%) IIS
5 11 (5.12%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.26%) Kentico
7 5 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.40%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.47%) Apache
10 1 (0.47%) lighttpd
Applications
1 26 (12.09%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.93%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.30%) Office 365
2 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.47%) Catchpoint
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.81%) DNS
2 32 (14.88%) LAN
2 32 (14.88%) WAN
3 31 (14.42%) DHCP
4 25 (11.63%) Firewall
5 21 (9.77%) VPN
6 20 (9.30%) SAN
7 12 (5.58%) TCP/IP
8 11 (5.12%) Network Security
9 9 (4.19%) NAS
9 9 (4.19%) VoIP
10 8 (3.72%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.79%) Wireless
12 5 (2.33%) Software-Defined Networking
13 4 (1.86%) IP Telephony
14 3 (1.40%) Intrusion Detection
15 2 (0.93%) Internet
15 2 (0.93%) PBX
15 2 (0.93%) VLAN
16 1 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (53.02%) SQL Server
2 51 (23.72%) SQL Server 2014
3 37 (17.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (17.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (16.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (13.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 28 (13.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (8.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (6.98%) MySQL
9 13 (6.05%) Hadoop
9 13 (6.05%) RDBMS
9 13 (6.05%) Relational Database
9 13 (6.05%) SQL Server 2000
10 12 (5.58%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (5.58%) NoSQL
11 8 (3.72%) MongoDB
12 5 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (2.33%) DTS
13 3 (1.40%) Data Mart
14 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 26 (12.09%) Moq
1 26 (12.09%) NUnit
1 26 (12.09%) Rhino Mocks
2 24 (11.16%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.26%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.26%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.93%) WiX
5 1 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 26 (12.09%) Finance
1 26 (12.09%) Games
2 4 (1.86%) Retail
3 3 (1.40%) Legal
4 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (26.51%) Analyst
2 52 (24.19%) Developer
3 34 (15.81%) .NET Developer
4 30 (13.95%) IT Support
5 28 (13.02%) Support Analyst
6 26 (12.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 26 (12.09%) DBA
6 26 (12.09%) Games Developer
6 26 (12.09%) Graduate
6 26 (12.09%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 26 (12.09%) Graduate Developer
6 26 (12.09%) Graduate Games Developer
6 26 (12.09%) Junior
6 26 (12.09%) Junior .NET Developer
6 26 (12.09%) Junior Developer
6 26 (12.09%) Junior Games Developer
6 26 (12.09%) SQL DBA
7 24 (11.16%) Support Engineer
8 18 (8.37%) IT Analyst
8 18 (8.37%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (30.23%) .NET
2 52 (24.19%) ASP.NET
3 27 (12.56%) .NET Framework
4 26 (12.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (12.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 26 (12.09%) LINQ
4 26 (12.09%) NHibernate
5 13 (6.05%) CSS
5 13 (6.05%) HTML
6 11 (5.12%) jQuery
7 10 (4.65%) HTML5
8 8 (3.72%) CSS3
8 8 (3.72%) Software Packaging
9 7 (3.26%) Google Maps API
10 5 (2.33%) XSLT
11 3 (1.40%) Ajax
11 3 (1.40%) LINQ to SQL
11 3 (1.40%) Web Services
11 3 (1.40%) WinForms
11 3 (1.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.98%) Driving Licence
2 13 (6.05%) Replication
3 12 (5.58%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.26%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.79%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.86%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.86%) Fintech
7 4 (1.86%) User Experience
8 3 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.40%) Clustering
8 3 (1.40%) Podcast
9 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.47%) EPoS
10 1 (0.47%) iPhone
10 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 138 (64.19%) Windows
2 91 (42.33%) Windows Server
3 70 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (28.84%) Windows 7
5 50 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (9.30%) Windows XP
7 13 (6.05%) Linux
8 9 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.79%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.33%) VMS
11 4 (1.86%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.40%) Android
12 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.93%) Unix
13 2 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.47%) CentOS
14 1 (0.47%) Solaris
14 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (27.91%) ITIL
2 48 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (19.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 37 (17.21%) Performance Tuning
5 35 (16.28%) MVC
5 35 (16.28%) Scrum
6 33 (15.35%) BDD
7 30 (13.95%) High Availability
8 29 (13.49%) TDD
8 29 (13.49%) Web Application Development
9 26 (12.09%) Kanban
10 22 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (6.98%) Change Management
12 14 (6.51%) CRM
13 12 (5.58%) Data Protection
13 12 (5.58%) DevOps
13 12 (5.58%) ITIL V3
13 12 (5.58%) Migration
13 12 (5.58%) Mobile Device Management
13 12 (5.58%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (37.21%) SQL
2 63 (29.30%) C#
3 23 (10.70%) PowerShell
4 11 (5.12%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.12%) T-SQL
5 9 (4.19%) Perl
6 8 (3.72%) VBScript
7 7 (3.26%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.79%) VB
9 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.93%) Python
Qualifications
1 215 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (44.65%) MCITP
3 92 (42.79%) MCP
4 80 (37.21%) Degree
5 43 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (19.07%) CCNA
7 38 (17.67%) A+ Certification
7 38 (17.67%) MCSE
8 37 (17.21%) MCSA
9 28 (13.02%) MCAD
9 28 (13.02%) MCSD
10 22 (10.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (8.84%) Network+ Certification
12 17 (7.91%) MCDST
12 17 (7.91%) Security Cleared
13 16 (7.44%) CCAA
13 16 (7.44%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (7.44%) SC Cleared
14 10 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (3.72%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.91%) PCI DSS
2 12 (5.58%) GDPR
3 10 (4.65%) COBIT
4 8 (3.72%) QA
5 5 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 113 (52.56%) Active Directory
2 35 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.44%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.05%) vSphere
5 9 (4.19%) XenApp
6 5 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.93%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.47%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (7.44%) SCCM
2 8 (3.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 8 (3.72%) SCDPM
3 2 (0.93%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.93%) Nagios
3 2 (0.93%) SCOM
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.47%) OpenView
4 1 (0.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 161 (74.88%) Microsoft
2 51 (23.72%) Cisco
3 45 (20.93%) VMware
4 38 (17.67%) Citrix
5 22 (10.23%) HP
6 18 (8.37%) Oracle
7 14 (6.51%) SonicWALL
8 10 (4.65%) ServiceNow
9 8 (3.72%) 3PAR
9 8 (3.72%) CommVault
9 8 (3.72%) DataCore
10 7 (3.26%) Google
11 6 (2.79%) Dell
12 5 (2.33%) EMC
12 5 (2.33%) NetApp
12 5 (2.33%) Tableau
13 4 (1.86%) Juniper
13 4 (1.86%) Meraki
14 3 (1.40%) LANDesk
14 3 (1.40%) RedGate
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Posted: 6 hours ago
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