Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > South East
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 514 484 489
Rank change year-on-year -30 +5 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 21 77 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.073% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.93% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 16 67 94
South East median annual salary £38,250 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.50% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £28,000 £22,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £54,375 £55,000 £51,825
England median annual salary £37,500 £33,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -15.63% +12.68%

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 7,829 8,282 11,025
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.20% 27.08% 31.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,030 6,742 8,850
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +27 12 £42,500 -15.00%
Buckinghamshire +25 9 £47,500 +5.56%
Hampshire -32 7 £28,000 +19.15% 2
Surrey +18 2 £32,500 -3.70%
Berkshire +9 2 £45,250 -30.38%
Oxfordshire -2 1 £36,500 -27.00%
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (80.95%) Windows
3 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
4 15 (71.43%) MCSE
4 15 (71.43%) MCSA
5 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
6 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
6 11 (52.38%) Firewall
7 10 (47.62%) VMware
8 9 (42.86%) MCITP
8 9 (42.86%) Office 365
9 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (33.33%) ITIL
10 7 (33.33%) MCP
10 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
11 6 (28.57%) HTML
11 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
12 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
12 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (19.05%) DBS Check
13 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
13 4 (19.05%) Coaching
13 4 (19.05%) Linux
13 4 (19.05%) WAN
13 4 (19.05%) Apple

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 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (14.29%) IIS
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Office 365
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) WAN
3 3 (14.29%) Internet
3 3 (14.29%) LAN
3 3 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Administrator
1 4 (19.05%) IT Manager
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) IT Administrator
2 3 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Azure Developer
3 2 (9.52%) DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Support Technician
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 3 (14.29%) WCF
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (9.52%) CSS
3 2 (9.52%) CSS3
3 2 (9.52%) HTML5
3 2 (9.52%) jQuery
3 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (4.76%) React
4 1 (4.76%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Coaching
2 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 3 (14.29%) MVC
3 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.76%) Critical Thinking
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Server Management
4 1 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (4.76%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (71.43%) MCSA
2 15 (71.43%) MCSE
3 9 (42.86%) MCITP
4 7 (33.33%) MCP
5 4 (19.05%) DBS Check
6 3 (14.29%) CCA
6 3 (14.29%) CCNA
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (9.52%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO 9000
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 12 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (9.52%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) pfSense
4 1 (4.76%) UAG
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Apple
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Meraki
4 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.76%) Dell