Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 462 488 479
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9 -37
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 75 106 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.91% 0.98% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 66 89 132
South East median annual salary £32,750 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.77% -7.14% -26.32%
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,700 £58,625
England median annual salary £34,000 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year -15.00% +12.68% -11.25%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8280 10834 13261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.84% 30.99% 30.96%
Number of salaries quoted 6713 8728 10631
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £66,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in the South East

MCTS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for MCTS in the South East

MCTS
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCTS in the South East

MCTS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Hampshire +3 31 £23,500 -48.07% 1
Surrey +18 16 £33,750 +3.85%
Thames Valley -3 13 £50,000 +53.85%
Kent +26 8 £42,500 +54.55%
Oxfordshire +2 7 £50,000 +100.00%
Buckinghamshire -8 6 £45,000 +50.00%
East Sussex - 3 £30,000 -
Berkshire +22 2 £65,000 +100.00%
West Sussex -3 2 £32,625 -31.32%
Home Counties - 1 £40,000 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 South East region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 59 (78.67%) Windows
4 46 (61.33%) Active Directory
4 46 (61.33%) MCITP
5 41 (54.67%) MCP
6 37 (49.33%) ITIL
7 32 (42.67%) WAN
8 31 (41.33%) MS Exchange
9 30 (40.00%) LAN
9 30 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
9 30 (40.00%) SC Cleared
9 30 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 30 (40.00%) Windows 7
10 28 (37.33%) MCDST
11 26 (34.67%) Driving Licence
12 24 (32.00%) Windows Server
13 23 (30.67%) SQL Server
14 22 (29.33%) VMware
14 22 (29.33%) DV Cleared
15 20 (26.67%) MCSE
15 20 (26.67%) MCSA
16 18 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (22.67%) ASP.NET
17 17 (22.67%) C#
17 17 (22.67%) HTML
17 17 (22.67%) JavaScript
17 17 (22.67%) .NET
18 16 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
19 15 (20.00%) MVC

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 31 (41.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.67%) IIS
3 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (5.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.67%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 32 (42.67%) WAN
2 30 (40.00%) LAN
3 6 (8.00%) Firewall
4 5 (6.67%) DHCP
4 5 (6.67%) DNS
4 5 (6.67%) VPN
5 4 (5.33%) PBX
5 4 (5.33%) Skype
5 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.00%) VLAN
7 2 (2.67%) ISDN
7 2 (2.67%) SAN
8 1 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.33%) NAS
8 1 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (30.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) MySQL
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) Analyst
2 26 (34.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 26 (34.67%) Service Analyst
2 26 (34.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (22.67%) Developer
4 11 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (10.67%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Senior Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.67%) .NET
1 17 (22.67%) ASP.NET
1 17 (22.67%) HTML
2 14 (18.67%) WCF
3 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (14.67%) CSS
5 9 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (12.00%) Web Services
6 8 (10.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 8 (10.67%) jQuery
7 6 (8.00%) AngularJS
7 6 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
7 6 (8.00%) React
7 6 (8.00%) SignalR
7 6 (8.00%) XML
8 3 (4.00%) Entity Framework
8 3 (4.00%) LINQ
8 3 (4.00%) WinForms
8 3 (4.00%) WPF
8 3 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (34.67%) Driving Licence
2 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.33%) Fintech
4 2 (2.67%) iPad
5 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 59 (78.67%) Windows
2 30 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 24 (32.00%) Windows Server
4 18 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 5 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.00%) Linux
8 2 (2.67%) Android
8 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.67%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (49.33%) ITIL
2 15 (20.00%) MVC
3 13 (17.33%) Mentoring
4 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.67%) Coaching
6 6 (8.00%) OO
6 6 (8.00%) Presales
6 6 (8.00%) Release Management
6 6 (8.00%) SOA
7 3 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.00%) Scrum
7 3 (4.00%) TDD
8 2 (2.67%) High Availability
8 2 (2.67%) Migration
8 2 (2.67%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.67%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.33%) Line Management
9 1 (1.33%) Service Design
9 1 (1.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) C#
1 17 (22.67%) JavaScript
2 12 (16.00%) SQL
3 6 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 75 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (61.33%) MCITP
3 41 (54.67%) MCP
4 30 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 30 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 28 (37.33%) MCDST
6 22 (29.33%) DV Cleared
7 20 (26.67%) MCSA
7 20 (26.67%) MCSE
8 7 (9.33%) Degree
8 7 (9.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (8.00%) MCPD
10 5 (6.67%) VCAP
11 4 (5.33%) CCNA
11 4 (5.33%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (2.67%) A+ Certification
13 1 (1.33%) CCA
13 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.33%) RHCE
System Software
1 46 (61.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.67%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.67%) vSphere
4 2 (2.67%) Firmware
4 2 (2.67%) pfSense
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) SCCM
1 2 (2.67%) SCOM
2 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 60 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (29.33%) VMware
3 8 (10.67%) Oracle
4 7 (9.33%) Cisco
5 3 (4.00%) Citrix
5 3 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (2.67%) Apple
6 2 (2.67%) Google
6 2 (2.67%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.33%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.33%) Acronis
7 1 (1.33%) BMC
7 1 (1.33%) Cognos
7 1 (1.33%) CommVault
7 1 (1.33%) DataCore
7 1 (1.33%) EMC
7 1 (1.33%) IBM
7 1 (1.33%) NetApp
7 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.33%) Veeam