Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > London
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 743 767 737
Rank change year-on-year +24 -30 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 64 84 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.094% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.50% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 55 83 126
London median annual salary £35,750 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.69% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £24,700 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £38,500 £31,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +24.19% -13.89% +1.41%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,187 16,896 18,583
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.33% 22.67% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 11,315 12,525 15,563
London median annual salary £60,000 £56,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.27% +3.77%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in London

MCTS
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS in London.

Salary trend for MCTS in London

MCTS
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in London over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for MCTS in London

MCTS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the London region over the 6 months to 16 October 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 London +20 19 £28,000 -22.22% 1
Central London -23 11 £70,000 +164.15%
West London +13 2 £40,000 -30.43% 2
East London -18 2 £39,500 -34.17% 1
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 London region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (93.75%) Microsoft
3 55 (85.94%) Windows
4 50 (78.13%) Active Directory
5 44 (68.75%) MCSE
6 42 (65.63%) MCSA
7 38 (59.38%) DNS
8 37 (57.81%) MCP
9 36 (56.25%) VMware
10 29 (45.31%) Hyper-V
11 28 (43.75%) iPad
12 26 (40.63%) DBS Check
13 25 (39.06%) Mac OS X
13 25 (39.06%) Apple
14 24 (37.50%) DHCP
15 23 (35.94%) Office 365
16 20 (31.25%) SCCM
17 18 (28.13%) MCITP
18 17 (26.56%) PowerShell
19 16 (25.00%) Firewall
19 16 (25.00%) Citrix
20 14 (21.88%) VPN
21 13 (20.31%) ITIL
21 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
22 11 (17.19%) SLA
23 10 (15.63%) C#
23 10 (15.63%) Finance
23 10 (15.63%) Azure Active Directory
24 9 (14.06%) Single Sign-On
24 9 (14.06%) Windows 10

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.69%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.56%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 23 (35.94%) Office 365
2 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (15.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.13%) IaaS
4 2 (3.13%) PaaS
5 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (59.38%) DNS
2 24 (37.50%) DHCP
3 16 (25.00%) Firewall
4 14 (21.88%) VPN
5 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
6 5 (7.81%) LAN
6 5 (7.81%) WAN
7 3 (4.69%) Internet
7 3 (4.69%) MPLS
7 3 (4.69%) SAN
7 3 (4.69%) Skype
7 3 (4.69%) VoIP
7 3 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) MySQL
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MSI
2 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Banking
2 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 14 (21.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (18.75%) Technical Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Azure Consultant
4 10 (15.63%) Consultant
4 10 (15.63%) Office 365 Consultant
5 9 (14.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Active Directory Consultant
5 9 (14.06%) Exchange Consultant
5 9 (14.06%) Field Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Field Support Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) SCCM Consultant
6 8 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (12.50%) Technical Support
7 6 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Technical Support Engineer
8 5 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 5 (7.81%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.13%) Web Services
2 2 (3.13%) XSLT
3 1 (1.56%) Ajax
3 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.56%) CSS
3 1 (1.56%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) HTML5
3 1 (1.56%) jQuery
3 1 (1.56%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (1.56%) WinForms
3 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (43.75%) iPad
2 5 (7.81%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.13%) Clustering
3 2 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.13%) PKI
3 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.13%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) CCTV
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 55 (85.94%) Windows
2 25 (39.06%) Mac OS X
3 9 (14.06%) Windows 10
4 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.56%) Android
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) Software Deployment
3 7 (10.94%) Incident Management
4 6 (9.38%) ITIL V3
4 6 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (9.38%) Time Management
5 5 (7.81%) Tech Ops
6 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.25%) Information Security
6 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (6.25%) Mathematics
6 4 (6.25%) Migration
7 3 (4.69%) BCP
7 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.69%) Information Management
7 3 (4.69%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.69%) Project Management
7 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.69%) Software Audit
7 3 (4.69%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.56%) PowerShell
2 10 (15.63%) C#
3 9 (14.06%) SQL
4 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (68.75%) MCSE
3 42 (65.63%) MCSA
4 37 (57.81%) MCP
5 26 (40.63%) DBS Check
6 18 (28.13%) MCITP
7 4 (6.25%) Degree
8 3 (4.69%) A+ Certification
8 3 (4.69%) MCPD
9 2 (3.13%) MCAD
9 2 (3.13%) MCSD
10 1 (1.56%) GCFA
10 1 (1.56%) GIAC
10 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (1.56%) OSCP
10 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.19%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (78.13%) Active Directory
2 29 (45.31%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.13%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.13%) XenApp
4 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (31.25%) SCCM
2 9 (14.06%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.13%) Control-M
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.13%) SCOM
4 1 (1.56%) EnCase
4 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 60 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 36 (56.25%) VMware
3 25 (39.06%) Apple
4 16 (25.00%) Citrix
5 6 (9.38%) Cisco
6 3 (4.69%) ShoreTel
7 2 (3.13%) arcserve
7 2 (3.13%) CA
7 2 (3.13%) ConnectWise
7 2 (3.13%) CyberArk
7 2 (3.13%) Ivanti
7 2 (3.13%) Oracle
7 2 (3.13%) Remedy
7 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.13%) Symantec
7 2 (3.13%) Veeam
8 1 (1.56%) McAfee