Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > South East
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 492 524
Rank change year-on-year +12 +32 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 64 46 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% 0.56% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 46 31 104
South East median annual salary £45,000 £28,500 £30,791
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.89% -7.44% -12.65%
10th Percentile £24,000 £19,125 £21,625
90th Percentile £67,500 £51,250 £60,075
England median annual salary £43,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.16% +1.33% -6.25%

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 7,998 8,172 11,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.37% 28.13% 31.69%
Number of salaries quoted 6,322 6,613 9,645
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £68,675 £66,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 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
Thames Valley +31 36 £55,000 +92.98%
Berkshire +15 21 £55,000 +92.98%
Surrey 0 19 £26,000 -35.00%
Buckinghamshire - 15 £63,750 -
West Sussex +7 3 £37,500 +85.19%
Hampshire -33 2 £35,000 +44.33% 1
Kent +8 1 £45,000 +5.88%
East Sussex -26 1 £33,000 -25.44%
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 South East region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (76.56%) Windows
3 42 (65.63%) Microsoft
4 38 (59.38%) Active Directory
5 37 (57.81%) MCSE
6 34 (53.13%) MCSA
7 29 (45.31%) VMware
8 27 (42.19%) MCITP
9 25 (39.06%) Hyper-V
10 24 (37.50%) SQL Server
11 23 (35.94%) SQL
12 21 (32.81%) DHCP
12 21 (32.81%) DNS
13 20 (31.25%) MCP
14 19 (29.69%) Windows Server
15 18 (28.13%) ITIL
16 17 (26.56%) Mac OS X
16 17 (26.56%) Apple
16 17 (26.56%) iPad
17 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
18 15 (23.44%) DBS Check
18 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
19 14 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
19 14 (21.88%) Migration
20 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET
20 13 (20.31%) .NET
20 13 (20.31%) C#
20 13 (20.31%) MVC
20 13 (20.31%) WCF

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 8 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (10.94%) IIS
2 7 (10.94%) Skype for Business
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (20.31%) Office 365
3 2 (3.13%) G Suite
4 1 (1.56%) IaaS
4 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.81%) DHCP
1 21 (32.81%) DNS
2 9 (14.06%) WAN
3 4 (6.25%) Firewall
3 4 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (1.56%) LAN
5 1 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.56%) SAN
5 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.56%) VoIP
5 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.56%) Wireless
5 1 (1.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (6.25%) AdminStudio
3 4 (6.25%) MSI
3 4 (6.25%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.56%) NUnit
4 1 (1.56%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.56%) Selenium
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Support Engineer
2 16 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 15 (23.44%) IT Support
3 15 (23.44%) IT Support Engineer
4 14 (21.88%) Developer
5 12 (18.75%) DBA
5 12 (18.75%) SQL DBA
6 11 (17.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (14.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (14.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (12.50%) .NET Developer
8 8 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 8 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (12.50%) Administrator
9 7 (10.94%) Analyst
10 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (7.81%) Lead Developer
10 5 (7.81%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
11 4 (6.25%) Database Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.31%) .NET
1 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET
1 13 (20.31%) WCF
2 12 (18.75%) HTML
3 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 7 (10.94%) CSS
4 7 (10.94%) jQuery
5 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
5 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (7.81%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (7.81%) React
5 5 (7.81%) SignalR
5 5 (7.81%) Web Services
5 5 (7.81%) XML
6 2 (3.13%) CSS3
6 2 (3.13%) HTML5
6 2 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.56%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (1.56%) Lucene.Net
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.56%) iPad
2 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.94%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.81%) Fintech
3 5 (7.81%) PKI
4 4 (6.25%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.13%) NHS
6 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 49 (76.56%) Windows
2 19 (29.69%) Windows Server
3 17 (26.56%) Mac OS X
4 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.38%) Windows 8
6 6 (9.38%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) ITIL
2 16 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (21.88%) Migration
4 13 (20.31%) MVC
5 11 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (15.63%) Mentoring
7 9 (14.06%) High Availability
7 9 (14.06%) Patch Management
7 9 (14.06%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (10.94%) E-Commerce
10 6 (9.38%) Business Continuity
10 6 (9.38%) OO
11 5 (7.81%) Application Packaging
11 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity Planning
11 5 (7.81%) Change Control
11 5 (7.81%) Coaching
11 5 (7.81%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (7.81%) Release Management
11 5 (7.81%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.94%) SQL
2 13 (20.31%) C#
3 12 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 5 (7.81%) PL/SQL
4 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (57.81%) MCSE
3 34 (53.13%) MCSA
4 27 (42.19%) MCITP
5 20 (31.25%) MCP
6 15 (23.44%) DBS Check
7 5 (7.81%) MCPD
8 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (4.69%) CCNA
9 3 (4.69%) Degree
10 2 (3.13%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.56%) CISSP
11 1 (1.56%) MCAD
11 1 (1.56%) MCSD
11 1 (1.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (10.94%) ISO 9000
3 5 (7.81%) GAMP
4 2 (3.13%) PMO
5 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 25 (39.06%) Hyper-V
3 14 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.94%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (3.13%) UAG
6 2 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) SCCM
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (6.25%) WMI
3 4 (6.25%) WSUS
4 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 29 (45.31%) VMware
3 17 (26.56%) Apple
4 5 (7.81%) Oracle
4 5 (7.81%) Symantec
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco
5 2 (3.13%) Google
6 1 (1.56%) Avaya
6 1 (1.56%) Citrix
6 1 (1.56%) Facebook
6 1 (1.56%) Meraki
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.56%) Twitter
6 1 (1.56%) Veeam