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 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / South East
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 383 399
Rank change year-on-year +30 +16  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 43 59 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 1.03% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 28 57 60
Median salary £23,500 £30,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.66% -14.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,125 £23,350 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £46,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,146 £34,000
% change year-on-year +4.34% -8.39%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4117 5736 6702
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.22% 31.30% 31.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7566 10657 11950
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,750 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +8 14 £23,500 -14.54% 3
Surrey +40 12 - - 1
Kent - 7 £42,500 - 2
West Sussex +18 6 £20,250 -66.25%
East Sussex - 3 £30,000 -
Berkshire +24 1 £29,500 +7.27%
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (91.53%) Microsoft
3 53 (89.83%) Windows
4 47 (79.66%) MCITP
5 40 (67.80%) Active Directory
6 35 (59.32%) Windows Server
7 28 (47.46%) SQL Server
8 27 (45.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (44.07%) MCP
10 25 (42.37%) MS Exchange
11 24 (40.68%) MCSA
11 24 (40.68%) ITIL
11 24 (40.68%) SQL
12 22 (37.29%) Windows 7
13 21 (35.59%) VMware
13 21 (35.59%) Microsoft Office
13 21 (35.59%) LAN
13 21 (35.59%) WAN
14 17 (28.81%) MCSE
14 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (27.12%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (27.12%) MCDST
16 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared
16 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
17 14 (23.73%) High Availability
18 13 (22.03%) Driving Licence
18 13 (22.03%) Citrix
18 13 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (22.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 12 (20.34%) HP

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 25 (42.37%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.39%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.59%) LAN
1 21 (35.59%) WAN
2 10 (16.95%) SAN
3 9 (15.25%) NAS
4 4 (6.78%) Network Security
5 3 (5.08%) Firewall
6 2 (3.39%) PBX
6 2 (3.39%) VPN
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (47.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (18.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (16.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.69%) Big Data
7 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.69%) MySQL
7 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (40.68%) Analyst
2 14 (23.73%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (22.03%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (22.03%) DBA
3 13 (22.03%) Service Analyst
3 13 (22.03%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (22.03%) SQL DBA
4 9 (15.25%) Support Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Citrix Support
5 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Wintel Support
6 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 5 (8.47%) Applications Support
7 5 (8.47%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) Software Packaging
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.39%) Replication
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 53 (89.83%) Windows
2 35 (59.32%) Windows Server
3 27 (45.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (37.29%) Windows 7
5 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.08%) Android
7 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) ITIL
2 16 (27.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (23.73%) High Availability
4 12 (20.34%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.08%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.08%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (3.39%) ETL
6 2 (3.39%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.39%) Migration
6 2 (3.39%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.39%) Presales
6 2 (3.39%) Time Management
7 1 (1.69%) CRM
7 1 (1.69%) Line Management
7 1 (1.69%) Project Management
7 1 (1.69%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.69%) Service Design
7 1 (1.69%) Software Licensing
7 1 (1.69%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.39%) C#
3 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (79.66%) MCITP
3 26 (44.07%) MCP
4 24 (40.68%) MCSA
5 17 (28.81%) MCSE
6 16 (27.12%) MCDST
7 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared
7 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
8 11 (18.64%) Degree
9 8 (13.56%) CCA
9 8 (13.56%) CCAA
9 8 (13.56%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (8.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (6.78%) VCAP
12 2 (3.39%) A+ Certification
12 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (3.39%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (3.39%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (3.39%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (67.80%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.25%) XenApp
4 6 (10.17%) vSphere
5 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 8 (13.56%) SCDPM
2 2 (3.39%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 54 (91.53%) Microsoft
2 21 (35.59%) VMware
3 13 (22.03%) Citrix
4 12 (20.34%) HP
5 10 (16.95%) Cisco
6 8 (13.56%) 3PAR
6 8 (13.56%) CommVault
6 8 (13.56%) DataCore
7 3 (5.08%) LANDesk
8 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.39%) EMC
8 2 (3.39%) NetApp
9 1 (1.69%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.69%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.69%) Draytek
9 1 (1.69%) Juniper
9 1 (1.69%) NetIQ
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle
9 1 (1.69%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.69%) WatchGuard
Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Folkestone
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago