Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 912 976 882
Rank change year-on-year +64 -94 -134
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 216 219 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.54% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 203 189 324
England median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.44% -1.35% +4.23%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £58,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +5.63%

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 37,741 40,698 50,363
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.83% 24.44% 26.91%
Number of salaries quoted 28,185 31,486 41,074
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +57 114 £40,000 +5.96% 3
South East -25 53 £42,500 +75.26%
North of England +43 17 £42,500 +70.00% 7
East of England +1 14 £46,056 -5.53%
North West +19 13 £42,750 +71.00% 3
Midlands +27 11 £42,500 +13.33%
West Midlands +34 8 £45,000 +28.57%
South West +1 7 £25,000 -31.51%
Yorkshire +41 4 £30,000 +13.21% 4
East Midlands +2 3 £35,000 -26.32%
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 216 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 183 (84.72%) Microsoft
3 173 (80.09%) Windows
4 138 (63.89%) Active Directory
5 136 (62.96%) MCSE
6 113 (52.31%) VMware
7 110 (50.93%) MCSA
8 97 (44.91%) MCP
9 85 (39.35%) Hyper-V
10 81 (37.50%) MCITP
11 75 (34.72%) DNS
12 65 (30.09%) Office 365
13 60 (27.78%) Apple
14 59 (27.31%) DHCP
15 57 (26.39%) Mac OS X
15 57 (26.39%) DBS Check
16 56 (25.93%) iPad
17 47 (21.76%) ITIL
18 46 (21.30%) SQL Server
18 46 (21.30%) SharePoint
18 46 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
18 46 (21.30%) Windows Server
19 42 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
20 41 (18.98%) C#
20 41 (18.98%) Windows Server 2012
21 38 (17.59%) Firewall
22 35 (16.20%) SQL
23 34 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
24 33 (15.28%) SharePoint 2013
24 33 (15.28%) SCCM

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 46 (21.30%) SharePoint
2 33 (15.28%) MS Exchange
2 33 (15.28%) SharePoint 2013
3 14 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (4.17%) Skype for Business
6 8 (3.70%) CMS
6 8 (3.70%) IIS
6 8 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.46%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 22 (10.19%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (7.41%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 65 (30.09%) Office 365
2 46 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.78%) IaaS
5 6 (2.78%) PaaS
6 3 (1.39%) G Suite
7 2 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (34.72%) DNS
2 59 (27.31%) DHCP
3 38 (17.59%) Firewall
4 31 (14.35%) WAN
5 19 (8.80%) LAN
5 19 (8.80%) VPN
6 16 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 13 (6.02%) SAN
8 7 (3.24%) Network Security
8 7 (3.24%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.85%) Internet
9 4 (1.85%) Wireless
10 2 (0.93%) Skype
11 1 (0.46%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.46%) IPv4
11 1 (0.46%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.46%) MPLS
11 1 (0.46%) NAS
11 1 (0.46%) VLAN
11 1 (0.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (21.30%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.93%) MySQL
9 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 7 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.78%) MSI
4 4 (1.85%) AdminStudio
4 4 (1.85%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (1.39%) Moq
5 3 (1.39%) NUnit
5 3 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.46%) AutoIt
General
1 17 (7.87%) Finance
2 4 (1.85%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.39%) Games
3 3 (1.39%) Retail
4 2 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.46%) Advertising
5 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (30.09%) Support Engineer
2 42 (19.44%) Developer
3 39 (18.06%) 3rd Line Support
3 39 (18.06%) IT Support
4 34 (15.74%) IT Engineer
5 33 (15.28%) IT Support Engineer
6 32 (14.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 28 (12.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 27 (12.50%) Consultant
9 23 (10.65%) Azure Consultant
9 23 (10.65%) Office 365 Consultant
9 23 (10.65%) SharePoint Developer
10 18 (8.33%) Analyst
11 17 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (6.94%) Active Directory Consultant
12 15 (6.94%) Exchange Consultant
13 14 (6.48%) Senior Support Engineer
14 12 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (5.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.89%) HTML
2 29 (13.43%) .NET
3 27 (12.50%) CSS
4 25 (11.57%) ASP.NET
4 25 (11.57%) XSLT
5 19 (8.80%) HTML5
5 19 (8.80%) jQuery
6 17 (7.87%) XML
7 15 (6.94%) Web Services
8 11 (5.09%) AngularJS
8 11 (5.09%) React
9 8 (3.70%) Ajax
9 8 (3.70%) LINQ to SQL
9 8 (3.70%) WinForms
10 7 (3.24%) .NET Framework
10 7 (3.24%) WCF
11 6 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (2.78%) Flash
12 4 (1.85%) LINQ
13 3 (1.39%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 56 (25.93%) iPad
2 29 (13.43%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (7.87%) Computer Science
4 16 (7.41%) User Experience
5 14 (6.48%) Driving Licence
6 10 (4.63%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.78%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (1.85%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.85%) Clustering
8 4 (1.85%) PKI
9 3 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.39%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.39%) NHS
9 3 (1.39%) Replication
9 3 (1.39%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 173 (80.09%) Windows
2 57 (26.39%) Mac OS X
3 46 (21.30%) Windows Server
4 41 (18.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (10.65%) Windows XP
7 15 (6.94%) Windows 7
8 8 (3.70%) Linux
8 8 (3.70%) Windows 10
9 7 (3.24%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.85%) CentOS
10 4 (1.85%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.76%) ITIL
2 33 (15.28%) Migration
3 31 (14.35%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (9.72%) Scrum
5 20 (9.26%) Mentoring
6 19 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 17 (7.87%) MVC
8 16 (7.41%) Content Management
8 16 (7.41%) Records Management
9 14 (6.48%) Coaching
9 14 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (5.09%) Software Deployment
10 11 (5.09%) TDD
11 10 (4.63%) Patch Management
12 9 (4.17%) OO
12 9 (4.17%) Service Management
13 8 (3.70%) CRM
13 8 (3.70%) Feasibility Study
13 8 (3.70%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 41 (18.98%) C#
2 35 (16.20%) SQL
3 30 (13.89%) PowerShell
4 22 (10.19%) JavaScript
5 18 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 11 (5.09%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.39%) VBScript
8 1 (0.46%) Java
8 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 216 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (62.96%) MCSE
3 110 (50.93%) MCSA
4 97 (44.91%) MCP
5 81 (37.50%) MCITP
6 57 (26.39%) DBS Check
7 31 (14.35%) Degree
8 28 (12.96%) MCSD
9 24 (11.11%) MCPD
10 19 (8.80%) MCAD
11 10 (4.63%) A+ Certification
11 10 (4.63%) CCNA
11 10 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (4.63%) SC Cleared
11 10 (4.63%) Security Cleared
11 10 (4.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (3.24%) DV Cleared
12 7 (3.24%) MCDST
12 7 (3.24%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (5.56%) SLA
3 9 (4.17%) ISO 9000
4 6 (2.78%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.39%) PMO
6 2 (0.93%) GAMP
7 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 138 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 85 (39.35%) Hyper-V
3 42 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (6.48%) vSphere
5 9 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
5 9 (4.17%) XenApp
6 8 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.31%) Terminal Services
7 5 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.39%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.39%) UAG
9 3 (1.39%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.46%) NFS
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (15.28%) SCCM
2 11 (5.09%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (2.31%) WSUS
4 4 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.85%) WMI
5 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.93%) Control-M
7 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.46%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 183 (84.72%) Microsoft
2 113 (52.31%) VMware
3 60 (27.78%) Apple
4 30 (13.89%) Citrix
5 20 (9.26%) Cisco
6 7 (3.24%) CommVault
6 7 (3.24%) EMC
6 7 (3.24%) HP
6 7 (3.24%) McAfee
6 7 (3.24%) Veeam
7 6 (2.78%) CA
7 6 (2.78%) FalconStor
8 4 (1.85%) ConnectWise
8 4 (1.85%) Ivanti
8 4 (1.85%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.39%) Google
9 3 (1.39%) NetApp
9 3 (1.39%) Symantec
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle
10 2 (0.93%) SolarWinds