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

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 503 467 513
Rank change year-on-year -36 +46 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 49 71 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.87% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 38 51 102
South East median annual salary £42,500 £23,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +80.85% -25.40% -3.08%
10th Percentile £24,525 £19,125 £23,550
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +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 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 7,749 8,142 11,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.18% 27.80% 31.74%
Number of salaries quoted 6,078 6,605 9,550
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,463 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.54% -3.42% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,250 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.11% -2.63% +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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +32 28 £55,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 15 £52,500 -
Berkshire +2 13 £55,000 -15.38%
Surrey +6 11 £26,000 -
Hampshire -29 7 £28,000 +19.15% 1
Kent +6 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (85.71%) Windows
3 35 (71.43%) MCSE
3 35 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 34 (69.39%) Active Directory
5 31 (63.27%) VMware
6 29 (59.18%) MCSA
7 27 (55.10%) Hyper-V
8 21 (42.86%) MCITP
9 18 (36.73%) MCP
9 18 (36.73%) Apple
10 17 (34.69%) Windows Server
11 16 (32.65%) DBS Check
11 16 (32.65%) SQL Server
11 16 (32.65%) Office 365
12 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (30.61%) DHCP
12 15 (30.61%) DNS
13 14 (28.57%) Mac OS X
13 14 (28.57%) iPad
14 13 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (24.49%) Migration
16 11 (22.45%) SQL
16 11 (22.45%) ITIL
16 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
17 9 (18.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2007
18 8 (16.33%) Forefront TMG
18 8 (16.33%) Skype for Business

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 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
1 8 (16.33%) Skype for Business
2 6 (12.24%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (32.65%) Office 365
2 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.08%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) DHCP
1 15 (30.61%) DNS
2 8 (16.33%) Firewall
3 5 (10.20%) WAN
4 3 (6.12%) VPN
5 2 (4.08%) Internet
6 1 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.08%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.08%) MSI
2 2 (4.08%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Support Engineer
2 12 (24.49%) IT Engineer
2 12 (24.49%) IT Support
2 12 (24.49%) IT Support Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (16.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 7 (14.29%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Administrator
5 7 (14.29%) Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) .NET Developer
6 6 (12.24%) DBA
6 6 (12.24%) Developer
6 6 (12.24%) SQL DBA
7 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
1 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET
1 6 (12.24%) HTML
1 6 (12.24%) WCF
2 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (6.12%) CSS
2 3 (6.12%) CSS3
2 3 (6.12%) HTML5
2 3 (6.12%) jQuery
2 3 (6.12%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (6.12%) React
2 3 (6.12%) SignalR
2 3 (6.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.57%) iPad
2 7 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.08%) NHS
3 2 (4.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (85.71%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Windows Server
3 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (28.57%) Mac OS X
5 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Migration
2 11 (22.45%) ITIL
3 8 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.24%) E-Commerce
5 6 (12.24%) Mentoring
5 6 (12.24%) MVC
6 5 (10.20%) High Availability
6 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (10.20%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.16%) Patch Management
8 3 (6.12%) Coaching
9 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity Planning
9 2 (4.08%) Change Control
9 2 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (4.08%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
9 2 (4.08%) Power Management
9 2 (4.08%) Security Patching
9 2 (4.08%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) C#
2 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (71.43%) MCSE
3 29 (59.18%) MCSA
4 21 (42.86%) MCITP
5 18 (36.73%) MCP
6 16 (32.65%) DBS Check
7 3 (6.12%) CCNA
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.08%) A+ Certification
8 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.08%) MCDBA
9 1 (2.04%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (16.33%) ISO 9000
3 2 (4.08%) GAMP
3 2 (4.08%) PMO
4 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (69.39%) Active Directory
2 27 (55.10%) Hyper-V
3 13 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (16.33%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (6.12%) UAG
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (4.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.08%) WMI
2 2 (4.08%) WSUS
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 31 (63.27%) VMware
3 18 (36.73%) Apple
4 2 (4.08%) Google
4 2 (4.08%) Symantec
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds