Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK > England
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 888 990 967
Rank change year-on-year +102 -23 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 66 87 210
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.063% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.26% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 48 73 198
Median annual salary £32,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.73% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £23,725 £25,550 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £56,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £32,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -21.69% +3.75% -

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 23,508 34,082 39,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.54% 24.62% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 17,383 24,845 30,645
Median annual salary £52,284 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.57% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +99 37 £32,500 +1.56% 10
North West +80 36 £32,500 +1.56% 10
London +86 17 £33,750 -25.00%
South East +58 7 £44,250 -19.55% 2
Midlands +54 5 £45,000 +5.88% 2
East Midlands +20 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Yorkshire - 1 £22,500 -
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 36 (54.55%) MCSE
3 36 (54.55%) MCITP
4 35 (53.03%) Active Directory
5 32 (48.48%) MCSA
5 32 (48.48%) Windows
6 24 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 23 (34.85%) ITIL
7 23 (34.85%) Azure
8 21 (31.82%) Firewall
9 20 (30.30%) VMware
10 18 (27.27%) MCP
10 18 (27.27%) AWS
10 18 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
13 15 (22.73%) Citrix
13 15 (22.73%) Service Management
13 15 (22.73%) Windows Server
14 13 (19.70%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (19.70%) DNS
14 13 (19.70%) CCNA
14 13 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 13 (19.70%) Office 365
15 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
15 12 (18.18%) Release Management
15 12 (18.18%) TOGAF
15 12 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 11 (16.67%) Degree

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 11 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.52%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 23 (34.85%) Azure
2 18 (27.27%) AWS
3 13 (19.70%) Office 365
4 10 (15.15%) IaaS
4 10 (15.15%) PaaS
5 7 (10.61%) G Suite
5 7 (10.61%) SaaS
6 5 (7.58%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (3.03%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.82%) Firewall
2 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
3 13 (19.70%) DNS
4 10 (15.15%) LAN
4 10 (15.15%) VoIP
4 10 (15.15%) WAN
5 9 (13.64%) Wireless
6 8 (12.12%) DHCP
7 6 (9.09%) IP Telephony
8 3 (4.55%) MPLS
8 3 (4.55%) VPN
9 2 (3.03%) Internet
10 1 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.52%) FTP
10 1 (1.52%) SAN
10 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MSI
2 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Back Office
2 1 (1.52%) Law
2 1 (1.52%) Legal
2 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (46.97%) IT Engineer
2 18 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 15 (22.73%) IT Support
4 14 (21.21%) IT Support Engineer
5 12 (18.18%) Architect
6 10 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (15.15%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (7.58%) Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
9 4 (6.06%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (4.55%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) .NET
2 8 (12.12%) .NET Core
2 8 (12.12%) .NET Framework
2 8 (12.12%) Entity Framework
3 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.58%) Web Services
4 4 (6.06%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 4 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (6.06%) CSS
4 4 (6.06%) CSS3
4 4 (6.06%) HTML
4 4 (6.06%) HTML5
4 4 (6.06%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (6.06%) React
4 4 (6.06%) REST
4 4 (6.06%) SOAP
4 4 (6.06%) Vue.js
4 4 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.03%) Data Structures
2 2 (3.03%) Replication
2 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.52%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (48.48%) Windows
2 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 11 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (15.15%) Windows 10
6 9 (13.64%) Mac OS X
7 5 (7.58%) Windows 8
7 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.03%) Linux
8 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.52%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.85%) ITIL
2 15 (22.73%) Service Management
3 13 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (18.18%) Release Management
4 12 (18.18%) TOGAF
5 10 (15.15%) Asset Management
6 8 (12.12%) MVC
7 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (10.61%) Server Management
8 5 (7.58%) Creative Thinking
8 5 (7.58%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (7.58%) Storage Management
9 4 (6.06%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (6.06%) Innovative Thinking
9 4 (6.06%) Line Management
9 4 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (6.06%) Scrum
10 3 (4.55%) Data Management
10 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) T-SQL
2 9 (13.64%) C#
3 5 (7.58%) SQL
4 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.52%) C++
5 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (54.55%) MCITP
2 36 (54.55%) MCSE
3 32 (48.48%) MCSA
4 18 (27.27%) MCP
5 13 (19.70%) CCNA
5 13 (19.70%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 11 (16.67%) Degree
8 10 (15.15%) TOGAF Certification
9 5 (7.58%) AWS Certification
9 5 (7.58%) MCPD
10 4 (6.06%) A+ Certification
10 4 (6.06%) MCAD
11 2 (3.03%) DBS Check
11 2 (3.03%) MCDBA
12 1 (1.52%) NCDA
12 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (10.61%) PCI DSS
2 7 (10.61%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (53.03%) Active Directory
2 18 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.06%) Docker
3 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.52%) SCOM
2 1 (1.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 48 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 20 (30.30%) VMware
3 15 (22.73%) Citrix
4 9 (13.64%) Cisco
5 7 (10.61%) Meraki
6 6 (9.09%) Apple
7 3 (4.55%) Remedy
7 3 (4.55%) Symantec
8 2 (3.03%) arcserve
8 2 (3.03%) CA
8 2 (3.03%) Google
9 1 (1.52%) HP
9 1 (1.52%) McAfee
9 1 (1.52%) Meridio
9 1 (1.52%) NetApp
9 1 (1.52%) Oracle
9 1 (1.52%) Sage
9 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds