Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 972 893 739
Rank change year-on-year -79 -154 -103
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 194 264 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.63% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 179 239 485
England median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,700 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £50,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.67% -6.25%

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 38,512 41,905 54,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.62% 25.43% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 30,085 33,357 43,865
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 18 February 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 18 February 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
South East +23 71 £36,000 +10.77% 7
London -32 65 £39,000 +30.00% 6
North of England -27 18 £32,500 -27.78% 3
East of England -15 16 £45,750 +2.81% 1
South West +12 14 £25,000 -50.00%
North West -25 10 £41,500 +18.57% 3
West Midlands +9 9 £35,000 +2.94% 2
Midlands -4 9 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire -9 5 £31,000 -31.11%
North East - 3 £20,000 -
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 194 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 140 (72.16%) Microsoft
3 114 (58.76%) Windows
4 90 (46.39%) Active Directory
5 83 (42.78%) MCITP
6 80 (41.24%) MCP
7 78 (40.21%) ITIL
8 66 (34.02%) SQL Server
9 59 (30.41%) MCSE
10 56 (28.87%) VMware
11 54 (27.84%) MCSA
12 53 (27.32%) Windows Server
13 48 (24.74%) .NET
14 47 (24.23%) SQL
15 45 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (21.65%) WAN
17 40 (20.62%) C#
18 39 (20.10%) Microsoft Office
18 39 (20.10%) LAN
19 37 (19.07%) ASP.NET
19 37 (19.07%) Degree
20 36 (18.56%) MS Exchange
20 36 (18.56%) DNS
20 36 (18.56%) Cisco Certification
21 35 (18.04%) HTML
21 35 (18.04%) Windows 7
22 34 (17.53%) MVC
23 33 (17.01%) CCNA
23 33 (17.01%) Windows Server 2008
23 33 (17.01%) Office 365

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 36 (18.56%) MS Exchange
2 25 (12.89%) SharePoint
3 18 (9.28%) IIS
4 17 (8.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (4.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.55%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.55%) Sonic ESB
9 2 (1.03%) Mule
9 2 (1.03%) Mule ESB
9 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.52%) Apache
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.52%) lighttpd
Applications
1 39 (20.10%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 33 (17.01%) Office 365
2 21 (10.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.64%) SaaS
4 4 (2.06%) IaaS
5 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.55%) PaaS
6 2 (1.03%) G Suite
7 1 (0.52%) Catchpoint
Communications & Networking
1 42 (21.65%) WAN
2 39 (20.10%) LAN
3 36 (18.56%) DNS
4 31 (15.98%) DHCP
5 27 (13.92%) Firewall
6 16 (8.25%) SAN
6 16 (8.25%) TCP/IP
7 13 (6.70%) VPN
8 8 (4.12%) VoIP
9 5 (2.58%) Network Security
10 4 (2.06%) HTTP
10 4 (2.06%) Internet
10 4 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (2.06%) IPsec
10 4 (2.06%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.06%) SSL
10 4 (2.06%) VLAN
11 3 (1.55%) MPLS
11 3 (1.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (34.02%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (7.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (7.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (5.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (5.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.58%) MySQL
9 5 (2.58%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.58%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.55%) Power BI
12 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (6.70%) JIRA
2 13 (6.70%) NUnit
3 12 (6.19%) Moq
3 12 (6.19%) Rhino Mocks
3 12 (6.19%) Visual Studio
4 9 (4.64%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (2.06%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.03%) AdminStudio
6 2 (1.03%) MSI
6 2 (1.03%) Selenium
6 2 (1.03%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.52%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (10.82%) Finance
2 11 (5.67%) Games
3 4 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.03%) Back Office
4 2 (1.03%) Billing
4 2 (1.03%) French Language
4 2 (1.03%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (26.29%) Developer
2 31 (15.98%) Analyst
3 24 (12.37%) Service Analyst
3 24 (12.37%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (11.86%) Support Engineer
5 20 (10.31%) .NET Developer
6 19 (9.79%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (9.79%) IT Support
7 18 (9.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 18 (9.28%) Administrator
7 18 (9.28%) IT Engineer
8 17 (8.76%) DBA
9 16 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (8.25%) SQL DBA
10 13 (6.70%) Junior
11 12 (6.19%) IT Support Engineer
12 11 (5.67%) Games Developer
12 11 (5.67%) HTML Developer
12 11 (5.67%) Junior Developer
12 11 (5.67%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (24.74%) .NET
2 37 (19.07%) ASP.NET
3 35 (18.04%) HTML
4 31 (15.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 29 (14.95%) CSS
6 26 (13.40%) .NET Framework
6 26 (13.40%) Web Services
7 24 (12.37%) WCF
8 18 (9.28%) LINQ
9 17 (8.76%) XSLT
10 15 (7.73%) HTML5
10 15 (7.73%) jQuery
11 14 (7.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 14 (7.22%) XML
12 12 (6.19%) NHibernate
13 11 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 10 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (5.15%) Middleware
15 8 (4.12%) RESTful
16 7 (3.61%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.37%) Driving Licence
2 20 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.79%) Computer Science
4 12 (6.19%) Fintech
5 11 (5.67%) User Experience
6 9 (4.64%) iPad
7 8 (4.12%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.58%) Replication
9 4 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (2.06%) PKI
10 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.03%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.03%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.03%) RIA
10 2 (1.03%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.52%) EFT
11 1 (0.52%) EFTPOS
11 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.52%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 114 (58.76%) Windows
2 53 (27.32%) Windows Server
3 35 (18.04%) Windows 7
4 33 (17.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.73%) Linux
6 15 (7.73%) Windows XP
7 9 (4.64%) Mac OS X
7 9 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.58%) Unix
8 5 (2.58%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.06%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.55%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.03%) Android
11 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.03%) CentOS
11 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (40.21%) ITIL
2 45 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (17.53%) MVC
4 32 (16.49%) Mentoring
5 30 (15.46%) Scrum
6 28 (14.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (11.86%) Migration
8 16 (8.25%) OO
8 16 (8.25%) TDD
9 15 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (7.22%) Coaching
10 14 (7.22%) Release Management
10 14 (7.22%) SOA
11 12 (6.19%) BDD
11 12 (6.19%) High Availability
11 12 (6.19%) Kanban
11 12 (6.19%) Web Application Development
12 11 (5.67%) Change Management
12 11 (5.67%) Content Management
12 11 (5.67%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (24.23%) SQL
2 40 (20.62%) C#
3 24 (12.37%) JavaScript
4 19 (9.79%) PowerShell
5 17 (8.76%) T-SQL
6 9 (4.64%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.09%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.58%) VBScript
9 3 (1.55%) Java
9 3 (1.55%) XPath
10 2 (1.03%) Perl
10 2 (1.03%) Python
11 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 194 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (42.78%) MCITP
3 80 (41.24%) MCP
4 59 (30.41%) MCSE
5 54 (27.84%) MCSA
6 37 (19.07%) Degree
7 36 (18.56%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (17.01%) CCNA
9 27 (13.92%) MCSD
10 25 (12.89%) MCPD
11 24 (12.37%) DV Cleared
11 24 (12.37%) MCAD
11 24 (12.37%) Security Cleared
12 23 (11.86%) MCDST
13 21 (10.82%) SC Cleared
14 13 (6.70%) A+ Certification
15 12 (6.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (3.61%) DBS Check
17 6 (3.09%) CCNP
18 5 (2.58%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.67%) SLA
2 5 (2.58%) GDPR
3 4 (2.06%) GAMP
4 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 90 (46.39%) Active Directory
2 32 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (15.98%) Hyper-V
4 11 (5.67%) vSphere
5 4 (2.06%) Terminal Services
5 4 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.55%) XenApp
7 2 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.03%) pfSense
8 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (8.25%) SCCM
2 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.06%) SCOM
3 4 (2.06%) WSUS
4 3 (1.55%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.03%) Cisco CME
5 2 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.03%) WMI
6 1 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.52%) Puppet
6 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 140 (72.16%) Microsoft
2 56 (28.87%) VMware
3 26 (13.40%) Citrix
4 25 (12.89%) Cisco
5 13 (6.70%) Oracle
6 9 (4.64%) Apple
7 6 (3.09%) HP
8 5 (2.58%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.06%) SonicWALL
9 4 (2.06%) Symantec
10 3 (1.55%) Veeam
11 2 (1.03%) CA
11 2 (1.03%) CommVault
11 2 (1.03%) EMC
11 2 (1.03%) FalconStor
11 2 (1.03%) McAfee
11 2 (1.03%) Polycom
11 2 (1.03%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds