Period
to 16 July 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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > London
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 707 756 757
Rank change year-on-year +49 +1 -88
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 128 81 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 0.47% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 135 74 141
London median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -27.78% +8.43%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £73,250 £62,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +16.44% -2.67% +4.17%

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 16,471 17,068 20,818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 23.01% 23.37% 25.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12,263 13,117 17,419
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +5.56%

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 July 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 July 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 +24 32 £28,000 +27.27%
Central London -25 26 £60,000 +106.90%
West London +13 2 £34,500 -37.27% 1
East London -3 2 £39,500 -34.17%
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 128 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (83.59%) Microsoft
3 88 (68.75%) Windows
4 76 (59.38%) MCSE
5 74 (57.81%) Active Directory
6 64 (50.00%) MCSA
7 61 (47.66%) MCP
8 59 (46.09%) VMware
9 50 (39.06%) DNS
10 48 (37.50%) Hyper-V
11 45 (35.16%) Office 365
12 44 (34.38%) Mac OS X
13 43 (33.59%) Apple
13 43 (33.59%) iPad
14 42 (32.81%) DBS Check
15 38 (29.69%) SharePoint
16 36 (28.13%) C#
17 33 (25.78%) MCSD
17 33 (25.78%) DHCP
18 30 (23.44%) MCITP
19 28 (21.88%) MCPD
19 28 (21.88%) SharePoint 2013
19 28 (21.88%) HTML
19 28 (21.88%) CSS
19 28 (21.88%) XSLT
20 27 (21.09%) Microsoft Azure
21 26 (20.31%) .NET
21 26 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
22 25 (19.53%) Scrum
22 25 (19.53%) Firewall

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 38 (29.69%) SharePoint
2 28 (21.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (6.25%) CMS
3 8 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.78%) IIS
4 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (15.63%) InfoPath
2 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 45 (35.16%) Office 365
2 27 (21.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (10.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.78%) G Suite
5 1 (0.78%) IaaS
5 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (39.06%) DNS
2 33 (25.78%) DHCP
3 25 (19.53%) Firewall
4 16 (12.50%) VPN
5 11 (8.59%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.47%) LAN
6 7 (5.47%) WAN
7 5 (3.91%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.78%) PBX
8 1 (0.78%) SAN
8 1 (0.78%) Skype
8 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.78%) VoIP
8 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.56%) MySQL
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (15.63%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.91%) Moq
2 5 (3.91%) NUnit
2 5 (3.91%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (1.56%) MSI
General
1 15 (11.72%) Finance
2 5 (3.91%) Games
3 1 (0.78%) Advertising
3 1 (0.78%) Billing
3 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.78%) Legal
3 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (35.16%) Support Engineer
2 41 (32.03%) Developer
3 27 (21.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 26 (20.31%) Consultant
5 23 (17.97%) Azure Consultant
5 23 (17.97%) Office 365 Consultant
6 19 (14.84%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (13.28%) IT Engineer
8 16 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 16 (12.50%) IT Support
8 16 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
9 15 (11.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (11.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (11.72%) Active Directory Consultant
9 15 (11.72%) Exchange Consultant
9 15 (11.72%) Senior Support Engineer
10 12 (9.38%) Technical Support
11 11 (8.59%) SCCM Consultant
11 11 (8.59%) SharePoint Consultant
12 10 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.88%) CSS
1 28 (21.88%) HTML
1 28 (21.88%) XSLT
2 26 (20.31%) .NET
3 21 (16.41%) ASP.NET
4 20 (15.63%) HTML5
5 16 (12.50%) jQuery
5 16 (12.50%) XML
6 10 (7.81%) .NET Framework
7 8 (6.25%) Ajax
7 8 (6.25%) AngularJS
7 8 (6.25%) LINQ to SQL
7 8 (6.25%) React
7 8 (6.25%) Web Services
7 8 (6.25%) WinForms
8 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (3.91%) LINQ
8 5 (3.91%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (33.59%) iPad
2 20 (15.63%) User Experience
3 15 (11.72%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.03%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.91%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.91%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.56%) Clustering
6 2 (1.56%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.56%) PKI
6 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) EFT
7 1 (0.78%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (68.75%) Windows
2 44 (34.38%) Mac OS X
3 10 (7.81%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.91%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.34%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.78%) Android
8 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.78%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.31%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (19.53%) Scrum
3 22 (17.19%) Migration
4 20 (15.63%) Content Management
4 20 (15.63%) Records Management
5 13 (10.16%) MVC
5 13 (10.16%) TDD
6 12 (9.38%) ITIL
7 11 (8.59%) Software Deployment
8 8 (6.25%) CRM
8 8 (6.25%) Feasibility Study
8 8 (6.25%) OO
8 8 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (3.91%) BDD
9 5 (3.91%) Kanban
9 5 (3.91%) Project Management
9 5 (3.91%) Web Application Development
10 4 (3.13%) Workload Management
11 3 (2.34%) Information Management
11 3 (2.34%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.13%) C#
2 22 (17.19%) SQL
3 20 (15.63%) PowerShell
4 16 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.81%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 128 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (59.38%) MCSE
3 64 (50.00%) MCSA
4 61 (47.66%) MCP
5 42 (32.81%) DBS Check
6 33 (25.78%) MCSD
7 30 (23.44%) MCITP
8 28 (21.88%) MCPD
9 25 (19.53%) Degree
9 25 (19.53%) MCAD
10 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.78%) ACSP
11 1 (0.78%) ACTC
11 1 (0.78%) CCA
11 1 (0.78%) CCNA
11 1 (0.78%) CCNP
11 1 (0.78%) CCVP
11 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) SLA
2 4 (3.13%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 74 (57.81%) Active Directory
2 48 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.56%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.56%) XenApp
4 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (14.84%) SCCM
2 11 (8.59%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.56%) Control-M
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco CME
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 107 (83.59%) Microsoft
2 59 (46.09%) VMware
3 43 (33.59%) Apple
4 19 (14.84%) Citrix
5 5 (3.91%) Cisco
5 5 (3.91%) Veeam
6 4 (3.13%) ConnectWise
7 3 (2.34%) Ivanti
7 3 (2.34%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.56%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle
9 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.78%) CommVault
9 1 (0.78%) Google
9 1 (0.78%) Polycom
9 1 (0.78%) SAP