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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / South East
Rank 375 406 401
Rank change year-on-year +31 -5  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 15 50 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.84% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12 41 57
Median salary £41,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.92% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £23,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,300 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £35,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -10.25%  

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 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 4075 5982 6438
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.70% 31.21% 31.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3311 4852 4918
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,978 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 23 March 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 23 March 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
Surrey +35 6 £40,000 +29.90% 2
Hampshire +1 5 £31,000 -4.61%
Berkshire +24 2 £54,500 +9.00% 1
East Sussex - 2 £44,261 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (76.74%) Microsoft
3 31 (72.09%) Windows
4 27 (62.79%) MCITP
5 25 (58.14%) Windows Server
5 25 (58.14%) SQL Server
6 21 (48.84%) Active Directory
6 21 (48.84%) VMware
7 20 (46.51%) MS Excel
8 19 (44.19%) MCP
9 18 (41.86%) SQL
10 17 (39.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (34.88%) MCSA
13 13 (30.23%) Hyper-V
13 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
14 12 (27.91%) Firewall
15 11 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (25.58%) Office 365
16 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (23.26%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (23.26%) MCSE
17 9 (20.93%) ITIL
17 9 (20.93%) MS Office
18 8 (18.60%) Citrix
19 7 (16.28%) HP
19 7 (16.28%) LAN
19 7 (16.28%) WAN
19 7 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
19 7 (16.28%) Degree

MCTS
Top Related 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 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.33%) SAS
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (46.51%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.58%) Office 365
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) Firewall
2 7 (16.28%) LAN
2 7 (16.28%) WAN
3 5 (11.63%) IP Telephony
3 5 (11.63%) Network Security
4 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.30%) VLAN
4 4 (9.30%) VPN
5 3 (6.98%) SAN
6 2 (4.65%) Kerberos
6 2 (4.65%) NAS
6 2 (4.65%) PBX
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.33%) DHCP
7 1 (2.33%) DNS
7 1 (2.33%) Intranet
7 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (58.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (13.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.33%) Big Data
8 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.33%) Moq
2 1 (2.33%) NUnit
2 1 (2.33%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 2 (4.65%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Games
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Support Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) DBA
3 8 (18.60%) SQL DBA
4 6 (13.95%) Active Directory Support
5 5 (11.63%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Active Directory Support Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Applications Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support
5 5 (11.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Telephony Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Telephony Support
5 5 (11.63%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Support Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.98%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) REST
1 5 (11.63%) SOAP
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 4 (9.30%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) LINQ
3 1 (2.33%) NHibernate
3 1 (2.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (4.65%) PKI
1 2 (4.65%) Replication
2 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.33%) Clustering
2 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 25 (58.14%) Windows Server
3 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
5 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (11.63%) Android
6 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
7 4 (9.30%) Linux
7 4 (9.30%) Unix
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.33%) AIX
9 1 (2.33%) Solaris
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (20.93%) ITIL
3 7 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (11.63%) High Availability
5 3 (6.98%) CRM
6 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.65%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.65%) ETL
6 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.65%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.65%) Presales
6 2 (4.65%) Service Design
6 2 (4.65%) Time Management
7 1 (2.33%) Coaching
7 1 (2.33%) Data Management
7 1 (2.33%) IT Strategy
7 1 (2.33%) Kanban
7 1 (2.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.63%) C#
4 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) R
5 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (62.79%) MCITP
3 19 (44.19%) MCP
4 15 (34.88%) MCSA
5 10 (23.26%) MCSE
6 7 (16.28%) Degree
7 4 (9.30%) CCNA
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (4.65%) A+ Certification
8 2 (4.65%) CCA
8 2 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (4.65%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (4.65%) MCDBA
8 2 (4.65%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.65%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.33%) CCAA
9 1 (2.33%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (48.84%) Active Directory
2 17 (39.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (30.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (11.63%) vSphere
5 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.65%) XenApp
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) SCOM
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (6.98%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.33%) Nagios
3 1 (2.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 33 (76.74%) Microsoft
2 21 (48.84%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) Citrix
4 7 (16.28%) HP
5 6 (13.95%) Barracuda Networks
6 5 (11.63%) Dell
6 5 (11.63%) Mitel
6 5 (11.63%) Nortel
7 4 (9.30%) Cisco
8 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.65%) EMC
9 2 (4.65%) Juniper
9 2 (4.65%) NetApp
10 1 (2.33%) Altiris
10 1 (2.33%) Apple
10 1 (2.33%) Clearswift
10 1 (2.33%) CommVault
10 1 (2.33%) NetIQ
10 1 (2.33%) Oracle
10 1 (2.33%) Teradata
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