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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 750 658 584
Rank change year-on-year -92 -74  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 94 261 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.27% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.97% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 79 222 358
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,500 £60,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £36,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19872 27002 27635
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.78% 27.58% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15787 21865 21870
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 45 £29,000 -30.95% 7
East of England +26 17 £50,000 +13.63% 4
South East +30 16 £41,250 +26.92% 4
South West 0 5 £46,750 +37.50%
East Midlands - 5 £47,500 -
North West -28 4 £27,250 -25.34%
Yorkshire +23 2 £42,750 +25.73%
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 207 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 133 (64.25%) Microsoft
3 113 (54.59%) SQL Server
4 105 (50.72%) Windows
5 92 (44.44%) MCITP
6 91 (43.96%) SQL
6 91 (43.96%) MS Excel
7 79 (38.16%) Degree
8 77 (37.20%) MCP
9 74 (35.75%) Active Directory
10 72 (34.78%) C#
11 67 (32.37%) .NET
12 66 (31.88%) Windows Server
13 57 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 56 (27.05%) ITIL
15 47 (22.71%) MS Exchange
16 46 (22.22%) VMware
17 45 (21.74%) Windows 7
18 41 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
19 40 (19.32%) MVC
19 40 (19.32%) ASP.NET
19 40 (19.32%) Cisco Certification
19 40 (19.32%) SQL Server 2014
20 39 (18.84%) Cisco
21 38 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
22 37 (17.87%) SQL Server 2008
23 36 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
23 36 (17.39%) MCSE
24 35 (16.91%) CCNA
24 35 (16.91%) Scrum

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 47 (22.71%) MS Exchange
2 21 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (6.76%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.80%) Skype for Business
5 9 (4.35%) Apache
6 8 (3.86%) CMS
6 8 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (3.38%) Apache Spark
8 6 (2.90%) IIS
8 6 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.45%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.97%) lighttpd
10 2 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.48%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.48%) SAS
11 1 (0.48%) Zimbra
Applications
1 91 (43.96%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.21%) MS Office
3 2 (0.97%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.48%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.53%) Office 365
2 15 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.45%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.97%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (0.97%) IaaS
6 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.04%) Firewall
2 21 (10.14%) DNS
3 17 (8.21%) DHCP
4 15 (7.25%) SAN
5 14 (6.76%) VPN
6 12 (5.80%) VoIP
7 11 (5.31%) LAN
7 11 (5.31%) WAN
8 9 (4.35%) Network Security
8 9 (4.35%) TCP/IP
9 8 (3.86%) iSCSI
10 7 (3.38%) IP Telephony
11 6 (2.90%) VLAN
11 6 (2.90%) Wireless
12 5 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.45%) BIG-IP
13 3 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (1.45%) MPLS
13 3 (1.45%) NAS
14 2 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (54.59%) SQL Server
2 40 (19.32%) SQL Server 2014
3 37 (17.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (14.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (4.83%) Big Data
10 7 (3.38%) Data Mart
11 4 (1.93%) MySQL
12 3 (1.45%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.97%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.97%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 2 (0.97%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.97%) Oracle OLAP
13 2 (0.97%) Pentaho
13 2 (0.97%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (13.04%) Moq
1 27 (13.04%) NUnit
1 27 (13.04%) Rhino Mocks
2 16 (7.73%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.42%) WiX
4 4 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.48%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.48%) JIRA
7 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (13.04%) Games
2 24 (11.59%) Finance
3 4 (1.93%) Banking
4 3 (1.45%) Legal
4 3 (1.45%) Retail
5 2 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (28.02%) Developer
2 42 (20.29%) DBA
2 42 (20.29%) SQL DBA
3 33 (15.94%) Analyst
4 31 (14.98%) .NET Developer
5 27 (13.04%) Games Developer
5 27 (13.04%) Graduate
5 27 (13.04%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 27 (13.04%) Graduate Developer
5 27 (13.04%) Graduate Games Developer
5 27 (13.04%) Junior
5 27 (13.04%) Junior .NET Developer
5 27 (13.04%) Junior Developer
5 27 (13.04%) Junior Games Developer
6 25 (12.08%) IT Support
7 24 (11.59%) Support Engineer
8 20 (9.66%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (8.70%) Support Analyst
10 13 (6.28%) C# Developer
10 13 (6.28%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (32.37%) .NET
2 40 (19.32%) ASP.NET
3 31 (14.98%) .NET Framework
4 27 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 27 (13.04%) LINQ
4 27 (13.04%) NHibernate
5 15 (7.25%) HTML
6 12 (5.80%) XML
7 11 (5.31%) REST
8 10 (4.83%) Ajax
9 9 (4.35%) Web Services
10 7 (3.38%) CSS
11 6 (2.90%) WCF
12 5 (2.42%) jQuery
12 5 (2.42%) WinForms
12 5 (2.42%) XSLT
13 4 (1.93%) SOAP
14 3 (1.45%) HTML5
14 3 (1.45%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.25%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.76%) Replication
3 7 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.42%) Clustering
4 5 (2.42%) Fintech
5 4 (1.93%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.45%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.45%) Podcast
6 3 (1.45%) User Experience
7 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.97%) PKI
8 1 (0.48%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.48%) iPhone
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.48%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 105 (50.72%) Windows
2 66 (31.88%) Windows Server
3 57 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 36 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.80%) Linux
7 11 (5.31%) Windows XP
8 10 (4.83%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.38%) Unix
11 5 (2.42%) Android
12 4 (1.93%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.93%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.45%) CentOS
14 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.97%) Solaris
14 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.48%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (27.05%) ITIL
2 41 (19.81%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (19.32%) MVC
4 35 (16.91%) Scrum
5 32 (15.46%) Web Application Development
6 30 (14.49%) TDD
7 27 (13.04%) BDD
7 27 (13.04%) Kanban
8 24 (11.59%) Problem Management
9 23 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (10.14%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (8.70%) ETL
12 17 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (7.73%) CRM
13 16 (7.73%) Migration
14 13 (6.28%) Change Management
14 13 (6.28%) ITIL V3
15 10 (4.83%) Performance Monitoring
15 10 (4.83%) Statistics
16 9 (4.35%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 91 (43.96%) SQL
2 72 (34.78%) C#
3 35 (16.91%) PowerShell
4 19 (9.18%) VB.NET
5 18 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 13 (6.28%) R
7 8 (3.86%) VB
7 8 (3.86%) VBScript
8 7 (3.38%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.38%) PHP
9 4 (1.93%) Perl
9 4 (1.93%) Python
10 3 (1.45%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 207 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (44.44%) MCITP
3 79 (38.16%) Degree
4 77 (37.20%) MCP
5 40 (19.32%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (17.39%) MCSE
7 35 (16.91%) CCNA
8 31 (14.98%) MCSD
9 30 (14.49%) MCAD
10 26 (12.56%) MCSA
11 25 (12.08%) A+ Certification
12 19 (9.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (8.70%) MCDBA
14 10 (4.83%) CCAA
14 10 (4.83%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (4.83%) Network+ Certification
15 9 (4.35%) MCPD
16 7 (3.38%) PhD
17 5 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 5 (2.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.83%) QA
2 7 (3.38%) SLA
3 5 (2.42%) COBIT
4 3 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 74 (35.75%) Active Directory
2 38 (18.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (13.53%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.83%) vSphere
5 4 (1.93%) XenApp
6 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.48%) Firmware
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.48%) vCloud
7 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (6.76%) SCCM
2 10 (4.83%) SCOM
3 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.97%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.97%) Nagios
4 2 (0.97%) SCDPM
4 2 (0.97%) WSUS
5 1 (0.48%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.48%) OpenView
Vendors
1 133 (64.25%) Microsoft
2 46 (22.22%) VMware
3 39 (18.84%) Cisco
4 31 (14.98%) Citrix
5 19 (9.18%) HP
6 10 (4.83%) SonicWALL
7 7 (3.38%) Dell
7 7 (3.38%) Juniper
7 7 (3.38%) Tableau
8 6 (2.90%) Meraki
8 6 (2.90%) Oracle
8 6 (2.90%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.42%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (2.42%) NetApp
10 4 (1.93%) EMC
10 4 (1.93%) F5
10 4 (1.93%) Mitel
10 4 (1.93%) Nortel
10 4 (1.93%) Remedy
11 3 (1.45%) RedGate
Horsham, West Sussex
Searchability
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
MaxAd
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
MaxAd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
aap3
Salary: £80000 - £100000.00 per annum + 20% bonus + car allowance
Posted: 14 days ago
Tower Hamlets, London
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 10 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
London
aap3
Salary: £75000 - £88000.00 per annum + 20% bonus + car allowance
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
South East London
EY
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago