Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 477 507 499
Rank change year-on-year +30 -8 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 70 56 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.18% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.62% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 57 47 121
South East median annual salary £37,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.85% -7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £22,750 £26,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £59,250 £48,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.67% -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 8,273 9,061 12,711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.29% 29.18% 30.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6,625 7,243 10,331
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +24 22 £50,000 +60.00% 4
Surrey +9 21 £34,000 +4.62% 2
Hampshire -18 18 £25,000 -46.24%
Berkshire -1 10 £55,000 +69.23% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 9 £45,000 +104.55% 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £50,000 -
West Sussex -2 4 £41,250 -13.16%
East Sussex - 2 £33,000 -
Kent +14 1 £42,500 +54.55%
Home Counties - 1 £40,000 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (67.14%) Windows
3 46 (65.71%) Microsoft
4 36 (51.43%) Active Directory
5 33 (47.14%) MCITP
6 30 (42.86%) ITIL
6 30 (42.86%) MCP
7 26 (37.14%) SQL Server
8 23 (32.86%) ASP.NET
8 23 (32.86%) C#
8 23 (32.86%) SQL
8 23 (32.86%) .NET
8 23 (32.86%) MCSA
9 22 (31.43%) HTML
9 22 (31.43%) JavaScript
10 21 (30.00%) WAN
10 21 (30.00%) MVC
11 20 (28.57%) MCSE
11 20 (28.57%) WCF
12 19 (27.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (27.14%) Microsoft Office
13 18 (25.71%) Mentoring
14 17 (24.29%) Windows Server
15 16 (22.86%) CSS
15 16 (22.86%) MS Exchange
15 16 (22.86%) LAN
16 15 (21.43%) VMware
16 15 (21.43%) Windows 7
16 15 (21.43%) SC Cleared
16 15 (21.43%) DV Cleared

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 16 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (11.43%) IIS
4 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.00%) Office 365
3 2 (2.86%) G Suite
4 1 (1.43%) IaaS
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.00%) WAN
2 16 (22.86%) LAN
3 10 (14.29%) DHCP
3 10 (14.29%) DNS
4 5 (7.14%) Firewall
5 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.29%) VPN
7 2 (2.86%) Internet
7 2 (2.86%) VLAN
8 1 (1.43%) PBX
8 1 (1.43%) SAN
8 1 (1.43%) Skype
8 1 (1.43%) VoIP
8 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.43%) Wireless
8 1 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.71%) MySQL
4 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.29%) JIRA
4 2 (2.86%) AdminStudio
4 2 (2.86%) MSI
4 2 (2.86%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.43%) NUnit
5 1 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.43%) Selenium
General
1 13 (18.57%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Developer
2 14 (20.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Senior Developer
4 8 (11.43%) DBA
4 8 (11.43%) Lead Developer
4 8 (11.43%) SQL DBA
5 7 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Administrator
7 4 (5.71%) Database Specialist
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.29%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (32.86%) .NET
1 23 (32.86%) ASP.NET
2 22 (31.43%) HTML
3 20 (28.57%) WCF
4 19 (27.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (22.86%) CSS
6 14 (20.00%) Web Services
7 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 13 (18.57%) jQuery
8 11 (15.71%) XML
9 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
10 6 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (8.57%) React
10 6 (8.57%) SignalR
11 4 (5.71%) LINQ
12 3 (4.29%) .NET Framework
12 3 (4.29%) Entity Framework
12 3 (4.29%) WPF
12 3 (4.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 14 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 12 (17.14%) Fintech
3 5 (7.14%) iPad
4 4 (5.71%) PKI
5 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Replication
6 1 (1.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (67.14%) Windows
2 17 (24.29%) Windows Server
3 15 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (7.14%) Mac OS X
7 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.29%) Linux
9 2 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) ITIL
2 21 (30.00%) MVC
3 18 (25.71%) Mentoring
4 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.14%) OO
5 11 (15.71%) Release Management
5 11 (15.71%) SOA
6 10 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (11.43%) Coaching
8 6 (8.57%) Business Continuity
8 6 (8.57%) Migration
8 6 (8.57%) Patch Management
9 5 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.71%) Application Packaging
10 4 (5.71%) Business Continuity Planning
10 4 (5.71%) Change Control
10 4 (5.71%) High Availability
10 4 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (5.71%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (5.71%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.86%) C#
1 23 (32.86%) SQL
2 22 (31.43%) JavaScript
3 9 (12.86%) PL/SQL
4 8 (11.43%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.14%) VB.NET
6 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (47.14%) MCITP
3 30 (42.86%) MCP
4 23 (32.86%) MCSA
5 20 (28.57%) MCSE
6 15 (21.43%) DV Cleared
6 15 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 14 (20.00%) MCDST
8 11 (15.71%) MCPD
9 8 (11.43%) Degree
10 5 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (5.71%) CCNA
11 4 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (4.29%) DBS Check
13 2 (2.86%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.86%) RHCE
14 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (1.43%) MCAD
14 1 (1.43%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) GAMP
2 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.86%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.71%) vSphere
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.86%) pfSense
5 2 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) SCCM
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.86%) WMI
3 2 (2.86%) WSUS
4 1 (1.43%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.43%) VMware
3 12 (17.14%) Oracle
4 5 (7.14%) Apple
4 5 (7.14%) Cisco
5 4 (5.71%) Symantec
6 2 (2.86%) Google
6 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.43%) Avaya
7 1 (1.43%) BMC
7 1 (1.43%) Citrix
7 1 (1.43%) Cognos
7 1 (1.43%) Facebook
7 1 (1.43%) IBM
7 1 (1.43%) Meraki
7 1 (1.43%) Twitter
7 1 (1.43%) Veeam