Period
to 23 May 2018

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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 914 951 804
Rank change year-on-year +37 -147 -129
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 237 199 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.12% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.62% 0.50% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 223 169 417
England median annual salary £43,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £57,500 £61,650
UK median annual salary £43,000 £38,250 £36,750
% change year-on-year +12.42% +4.08% -8.13%

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 38,105 39,698 52,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.69% 24.90% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 29,011 31,340 42,252
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,658
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.55% +3.68%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018. 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 +23 110 £45,000 +24.14% 6
South East 0 64 £45,000 +57.89% 1
North of England +14 25 £32,500 -19.75% 2
North West +16 16 £42,500 +34.92% 2
Midlands +25 15 £35,000 -26.32% 2
West Midlands +25 14 £40,000 -
East of England -40 14 £46,056 -3.04%
South West -18 9 £25,000 -31.51% 1
Yorkshire +30 6 £30,000 -33.33%
North East - 3 £20,000 -
East Midlands +8 1 £35,000 -26.32% 2
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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.

1 237 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 187 (78.90%) Microsoft
3 167 (70.46%) Windows
4 133 (56.12%) Active Directory
5 126 (53.16%) MCSE
6 103 (43.46%) MCSA
7 99 (41.77%) VMware
8 95 (40.08%) MCP
9 92 (38.82%) MCITP
10 71 (29.96%) Office 365
11 68 (28.69%) Hyper-V
12 67 (28.27%) DNS
13 59 (24.89%) ITIL
14 57 (24.05%) SQL Server
15 55 (23.21%) DHCP
16 54 (22.78%) C#
17 53 (22.36%) SharePoint
18 52 (21.94%) SQL
18 52 (21.94%) Microsoft Azure
19 51 (21.52%) Windows Server
20 48 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
21 46 (19.41%) Mac OS X
21 46 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
22 45 (18.99%) iPad
22 45 (18.99%) Apple
23 44 (18.57%) .NET
24 42 (17.72%) DBS Check
24 42 (17.72%) HTML
24 42 (17.72%) MCSD
25 41 (17.30%) Migration

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 53 (22.36%) SharePoint
2 40 (16.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 28 (11.81%) MS Exchange
4 12 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.80%) Skype for Business
7 8 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (3.38%) IIS
7 8 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (2.95%) CMS
9 5 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.69%) Sonic ESB
11 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (9.28%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 71 (29.96%) Office 365
2 52 (21.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (5.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.38%) IaaS
5 7 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.95%) PaaS
6 3 (1.27%) G Suite
6 3 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (28.27%) DNS
2 55 (23.21%) DHCP
3 36 (15.19%) WAN
4 33 (13.92%) Firewall
5 25 (10.55%) LAN
6 21 (8.86%) VPN
7 18 (7.59%) TCP/IP
8 14 (5.91%) SAN
9 11 (4.64%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (2.53%) Network Security
11 5 (2.11%) Internet
12 4 (1.69%) Skype
13 3 (1.27%) VoIP
13 3 (1.27%) Wireless
14 2 (0.84%) MPLS
14 2 (0.84%) Unified Communications
15 1 (0.42%) BIG-IP
15 1 (0.42%) IPv4
15 1 (0.42%) VLAN
15 1 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.84%) Power BI
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.42%) MySQL
10 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (9.28%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.38%) NUnit
3 8 (3.38%) Rhino Mocks
4 7 (2.95%) Moq
5 5 (2.11%) AdminStudio
5 5 (2.11%) MSI
5 5 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (2.11%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.42%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 26 (10.97%) Finance
2 7 (2.95%) Games
3 5 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.27%) Retail
5 2 (0.84%) Advertising
5 2 (0.84%) Back Office
5 2 (0.84%) Billing
6 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.42%) Legal
6 1 (0.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (26.16%) Developer
2 58 (24.47%) Support Engineer
3 43 (18.14%) IT Support
4 40 (16.88%) IT Engineer
5 37 (15.61%) IT Support Engineer
6 35 (14.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 33 (13.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 29 (12.24%) SharePoint Developer
9 27 (11.39%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 27 (11.39%) Consultant
10 23 (9.70%) Azure Consultant
10 23 (9.70%) Office 365 Consultant
11 22 (9.28%) Analyst
12 17 (7.17%) DBA
12 17 (7.17%) SQL DBA
13 16 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (6.33%) .NET Developer
14 15 (6.33%) Active Directory Consultant
14 15 (6.33%) Exchange Consultant
14 15 (6.33%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (18.57%) .NET
2 42 (17.72%) HTML
3 37 (15.61%) CSS
4 35 (14.77%) ASP.NET
5 33 (13.92%) XSLT
6 24 (10.13%) HTML5
6 24 (10.13%) XML
7 22 (9.28%) jQuery
8 20 (8.44%) Web Services
9 18 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (7.17%) WCF
11 16 (6.75%) .NET Framework
12 13 (5.49%) AngularJS
12 13 (5.49%) React
13 12 (5.06%) LINQ
14 8 (3.38%) NHibernate
15 7 (2.95%) Ajax
15 7 (2.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 7 (2.95%) LINQ to SQL
15 7 (2.95%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.99%) iPad
2 26 (10.97%) Self-Motivation
3 24 (10.13%) Computer Science
4 22 (9.28%) User Experience
5 12 (5.06%) Driving Licence
6 9 (3.80%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.11%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.11%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.11%) Fintech
8 5 (2.11%) PKI
8 5 (2.11%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.27%) NHS
11 2 (0.84%) Replication
12 1 (0.42%) Clustering
12 1 (0.42%) EFT
12 1 (0.42%) EFTPOS
12 1 (0.42%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 167 (70.46%) Windows
2 51 (21.52%) Windows Server
3 46 (19.41%) Mac OS X
4 37 (15.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (9.70%) Windows XP
7 15 (6.33%) Windows 7
8 12 (5.06%) Linux
9 9 (3.80%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.53%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.11%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.69%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.69%) CentOS
13 2 (0.84%) Android
14 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.42%) SUSE
14 1 (0.42%) Unix
14 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (24.89%) ITIL
2 48 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (17.30%) Migration
4 36 (15.19%) Scrum
5 27 (11.39%) Mentoring
5 27 (11.39%) MVC
6 22 (9.28%) Content Management
6 22 (9.28%) Records Management
7 21 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (8.02%) Coaching
9 17 (7.17%) OO
9 17 (7.17%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (6.33%) TDD
11 12 (5.06%) Patch Management
11 12 (5.06%) Service Management
12 11 (4.64%) High Availability
12 11 (4.64%) Release Management
12 11 (4.64%) Software Deployment
13 9 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (3.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.78%) C#
2 52 (21.94%) SQL
3 32 (13.50%) PowerShell
4 27 (11.39%) JavaScript
5 17 (7.17%) T-SQL
6 9 (3.80%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.11%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.69%) Java
9 2 (0.84%) VBScript
10 1 (0.42%) Python
10 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 237 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (53.16%) MCSE
3 103 (43.46%) MCSA
4 95 (40.08%) MCP
5 92 (38.82%) MCITP
6 42 (17.72%) DBS Check
6 42 (17.72%) MCSD
7 37 (15.61%) Degree
8 36 (15.19%) MCPD
9 30 (12.66%) MCAD
10 15 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (5.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (5.06%) CCNA
13 8 (3.38%) A+ Certification
13 8 (3.38%) MCDST
14 7 (2.95%) CCNP
14 7 (2.95%) DV Cleared
14 7 (2.95%) SC Cleared
14 7 (2.95%) Security Cleared
15 5 (2.11%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.80%) SLA
3 7 (2.95%) ISO 9000
3 7 (2.95%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.11%) GAMP
5 4 (1.69%) GDPR
6 3 (1.27%) PMO
7 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 133 (56.12%) Active Directory
2 68 (28.69%) Hyper-V
3 46 (19.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.91%) vSphere
5 7 (2.95%) Forefront TMG
6 6 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.53%) Terminal Services
6 6 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (2.53%) XenApp
7 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.84%) UAG
8 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.42%) NFS
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 31 (13.08%) SCCM
2 11 (4.64%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.53%) WSUS
5 5 (2.11%) WMI
6 4 (1.69%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.84%) Cisco CME
7 2 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.42%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.42%) SCOM
8 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 187 (78.90%) Microsoft
2 99 (41.77%) VMware
3 45 (18.99%) Apple
4 34 (14.35%) Citrix
5 19 (8.02%) Cisco
6 10 (4.22%) Veeam
7 6 (2.53%) Oracle
7 6 (2.53%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.53%) Symantec
8 5 (2.11%) CommVault
8 5 (2.11%) EMC
8 5 (2.11%) HP
8 5 (2.11%) McAfee
9 4 (1.69%) CA
9 4 (1.69%) FalconStor
10 3 (1.27%) ConnectWise
10 3 (1.27%) Google
11 2 (0.84%) F5
11 2 (0.84%) Ivanti
11 2 (0.84%) Polycom