Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1037 931 861
Rank change year-on-year -106 -70 -67
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 98 227 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.55% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 77 208 325
England median annual salary £36,500 £33,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.15% -15.63% +12.68%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £50,100 £58,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% -12.50% +11.11%

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 36,004 40,932 47,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.90% 24.22% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 26,795 31,683 38,087
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +13 46 £28,000 -22.22% 5
South East -36 18 £36,000 +10.77% 2
North of England +34 15 £43,000 +48.28% 5
North West +26 13 £43,000 +34.38% 5
Midlands +21 7 £40,000 +28.00% 2
East of England +4 7 £45,000 -10.00% 4
West Midlands +34 5 £40,000 +10.34% 1
South West -13 4 £35,000 +40.00% 1
East Midlands +15 2 £35,000 +44.33% 1
North East - 2 - -
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (91.84%) Microsoft
3 81 (82.65%) Windows
4 66 (67.35%) Active Directory
5 60 (61.22%) MCSE
6 59 (60.20%) VMware
7 50 (51.02%) MCP
8 49 (50.00%) MCSA
9 41 (41.84%) Hyper-V
10 36 (36.73%) Office 365
11 35 (35.71%) ITIL
11 35 (35.71%) Windows Server
12 31 (31.63%) DNS
12 31 (31.63%) Firewall
13 29 (29.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (28.57%) MCITP
15 25 (25.51%) DHCP
15 25 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (23.47%) DBS Check
17 22 (22.45%) Apple
18 21 (21.43%) SQL Server
18 21 (21.43%) iPad
19 18 (18.37%) Mac OS X
19 18 (18.37%) Windows 10
20 17 (17.35%) SLA
20 17 (17.35%) Cisco
20 17 (17.35%) WAN
20 17 (17.35%) SCCM
21 16 (16.33%) MS Exchange

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 16 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.16%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (7.14%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.04%) IIS
8 1 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (11.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 36 (36.73%) Office 365
2 8 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.04%) IaaS
4 2 (2.04%) PaaS
5 1 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (31.63%) DNS
1 31 (31.63%) Firewall
2 25 (25.51%) DHCP
3 17 (17.35%) WAN
4 16 (16.33%) LAN
4 16 (16.33%) TCP/IP
5 12 (12.24%) SAN
6 8 (8.16%) VPN
7 7 (7.14%) VoIP
8 6 (6.12%) Internet
9 5 (5.10%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (5.10%) Skype
9 5 (5.10%) Structured Cabling
10 4 (4.08%) MPLS
10 4 (4.08%) Wireless
11 3 (3.06%) Network Security
11 3 (3.06%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (2.04%) Broadband
12 2 (2.04%) PBX
13 1 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.04%) MySQL
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.02%) Power BI
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) MSI
2 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.06%) Finance
3 1 (1.02%) Banking
3 1 (1.02%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (26.53%) Support Engineer
2 15 (15.31%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (13.27%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (13.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) IT Support
4 12 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (12.24%) IT Engineer
4 12 (12.24%) Technical Engineer
5 11 (11.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) Administrator
6 9 (9.18%) Project Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Field Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Field Support Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Support Technician
8 7 (7.14%) Technical Support
9 6 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (6.12%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.16%) Web Services
2 5 (5.10%) HTML
3 2 (2.04%) .NET
3 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.04%) CSS
3 2 (2.04%) Flash
3 2 (2.04%) HTML5
3 2 (2.04%) jQuery
3 2 (2.04%) XSLT
4 1 (1.02%) Ajax
4 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.02%) CSS3
4 1 (1.02%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (1.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.02%) WCF
4 1 (1.02%) WinForms
4 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.43%) iPad
2 14 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.10%) Driving Licence
4 5 (5.10%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.08%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.06%) Clustering
7 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.04%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (2.04%) PKI
7 2 (2.04%) Replication
7 2 (2.04%) User Experience
8 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.02%) CCTV
8 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 81 (82.65%) Windows
2 35 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 29 (29.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (23.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (18.37%) Mac OS X
5 18 (18.37%) Windows 10
6 13 (13.27%) Windows 7
7 8 (8.16%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.10%) Linux
9 4 (4.08%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.04%) Android
11 1 (1.02%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.71%) ITIL
2 11 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (10.20%) Mentoring
4 9 (9.18%) Coaching
4 9 (9.18%) ITIL V3
4 9 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (8.16%) Migration
6 6 (6.12%) Commercial Awareness
6 6 (6.12%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (6.12%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.12%) Server Virtualisation
6 6 (6.12%) Time Management
7 5 (5.10%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.10%) Tech Ops
8 4 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.08%) Information Security
8 4 (4.08%) Mathematics
8 4 (4.08%) Project Management
9 3 (3.06%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.22%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.20%) SQL
3 8 (8.16%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.06%) C#
5 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.04%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (61.22%) MCSE
3 50 (51.02%) MCP
4 49 (50.00%) MCSA
5 28 (28.57%) MCITP
6 23 (23.47%) DBS Check
7 8 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (7.14%) Degree
9 5 (5.10%) A+ Certification
9 5 (5.10%) CCNA
9 5 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
11 3 (3.06%) CCA
11 3 (3.06%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (3.06%) MCPD
11 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (2.04%) MCAD
12 2 (2.04%) MCDBA
12 2 (2.04%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.35%) SLA
2 5 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.04%) ISO 9000
3 2 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (67.35%) Active Directory
2 41 (41.84%) Hyper-V
3 25 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (10.20%) vSphere
5 6 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (6.12%) Terminal Services
5 6 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.08%) XenApp
7 3 (3.06%) BitLocker
7 3 (3.06%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.04%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.04%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.02%) pfSense
9 1 (1.02%) UAG
9 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (17.35%) SCCM
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (4.08%) SCOM
3 3 (3.06%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.06%) WSUS
4 2 (2.04%) Control-M
4 2 (2.04%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.04%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.02%) EnCase
5 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.02%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 90 (91.84%) Microsoft
2 59 (60.20%) VMware
3 22 (22.45%) Apple
4 17 (17.35%) Cisco
5 12 (12.24%) Citrix
6 5 (5.10%) HP
7 4 (4.08%) CA
8 3 (3.06%) EMC
8 3 (3.06%) McAfee
8 3 (3.06%) Meraki
8 3 (3.06%) ShoreTel
8 3 (3.06%) Symantec
9 2 (2.04%) arcserve
9 2 (2.04%) CommVault
9 2 (2.04%) CyberArk
9 2 (2.04%) Dell
9 2 (2.04%) Ivanti
9 2 (2.04%) Oracle
9 2 (2.04%) Remedy
9 2 (2.04%) ServiceNow