Period
to 27 November 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 27 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
UK > England
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 662 950 1041
Rank change year-on-year +288 +91 -75
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 38 85 91
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.075% 0.068% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.30% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 29 64 70
Median annual salary £36,500 £32,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.31% -13.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £25,750 £20,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,625 £50,025
UK median annual salary £36,525 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.38% -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 10,581 28,525 36,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.96% 22.78% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 8,126 21,227 26,900
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +127 17 £67,500 +107.69% 1
North West +109 17 £67,500 +107.69%
Midlands +118 8 £36,500 +50.52% 1
East Midlands +86 8 £36,500 -18.89%
South East +203 6 £31,500 -37.16% 4
London +226 5 £26,500 -13.82%
South West +109 2 £36,525 +78.17% 1
MCTS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (94.74%) MCSE
3 29 (76.32%) Microsoft
4 27 (71.05%) Azure
5 22 (57.89%) AWS
6 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
6 21 (55.26%) Windows
7 19 (50.00%) MCSA
7 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
8 18 (47.37%) Finance
9 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (42.11%) CCNA
10 15 (39.47%) TOGAF
10 15 (39.47%) Windows Server
10 15 (39.47%) TOGAF Certification
11 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2016
11 14 (36.84%) MCITP
12 13 (34.21%) ITIL
12 13 (34.21%) VMware
12 13 (34.21%) IT Strategy
13 12 (31.58%) Decision-Making
13 12 (31.58%) DNS
13 12 (31.58%) Google
13 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (31.58%) GCP
14 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (26.32%) SaaS
15 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
15 10 (26.32%) Firewall

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 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) CMS
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (71.05%) Azure
2 22 (57.89%) AWS
3 12 (31.58%) GCP
4 10 (26.32%) SaaS
5 8 (21.05%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (18.42%) IaaS
6 7 (18.42%) Office 365
6 7 (18.42%) PaaS
7 2 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (5.26%) OneDrive
7 2 (5.26%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) DNS
2 10 (26.32%) Firewall
2 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.26%) Internet
3 2 (5.26%) LAN
3 2 (5.26%) SAN
3 2 (5.26%) VLAN
3 2 (5.26%) VoIP
3 2 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (55.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Data Lake
2 2 (5.26%) Power BI
General
1 18 (47.37%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Architect
2 12 (31.58%) Azure Architect
3 11 (28.95%) Cloud Architect
4 8 (21.05%) IT Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) IT Support
5 6 (15.79%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Administrator
6 5 (13.16%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (10.53%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (10.53%) IT Technician
7 4 (10.53%) Support Technician
8 3 (7.89%) Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) IT Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Network Administrator
8 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Technical Support
8 3 (7.89%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Smartcard
2 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Windows Server
3 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2016
4 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (21.05%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.26%) Linux
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) TOGAF
2 13 (34.21%) IT Strategy
2 13 (34.21%) ITIL
3 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Decision-Making
4 8 (21.05%) Customer Requirements
4 8 (21.05%) Server Management
4 8 (21.05%) Storage Management
5 5 (13.16%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (10.53%) CRM
7 3 (7.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.26%) Data Science
8 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.26%) E-Discovery
8 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (5.26%) Web Design
9 1 (2.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (94.74%) MCSE
3 19 (50.00%) MCSA
4 16 (42.11%) CCNA
4 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (39.47%) TOGAF Certification
6 14 (36.84%) MCITP
7 8 (21.05%) AWS Certification
8 7 (18.42%) MCP
9 6 (15.79%) Degree
10 3 (7.89%) HNC
10 3 (7.89%) RHCSA
10 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (7.89%) vCenter Server
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (5.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (76.32%) Microsoft
2 13 (34.21%) VMware
3 12 (31.58%) Google
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) McAfee
5 3 (7.89%) NetApp
5 3 (7.89%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.89%) Splunk
6 2 (5.26%) Dell
6 2 (5.26%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (5.26%) EMC
6 2 (5.26%) EqualLogic
6 2 (5.26%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.26%) SonicWALL
6 2 (5.26%) Symantec
6 2 (5.26%) Veeam
6 2 (5.26%) WatchGuard