The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 284 291 302
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 24 52 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.40% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 1.67% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 24 47 23
Average salary £48,750 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,800 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £68,700
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-13.75% -
MCTS
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2541 3122 2816
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.25% 24.23% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2175 2637 2438
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCTS
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the City of London region.

MCTS Salary Trend in the City of London

MCTS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 June 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS.

1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 60 (86.96%) Windows
3 55 (79.71%) MCSE
4 54 (78.26%) MCITP
5 40 (57.97%) Windows 7
6 33 (47.83%) SCCM
7 32 (46.38%) Private Cloud
8 29 (42.03%) Windows 8
9 23 (33.33%) MCSA
10 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (24.64%) MCP
11 17 (24.64%) SQL
12 16 (23.19%) ITIL
12 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
12 16 (23.19%) VMware
13 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
14 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
15 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
15 12 (17.39%) SCOM
15 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (15.94%) Cisco
17 10 (14.49%) MS Office
17 10 (14.49%) Hyper-V
17 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
18 9 (13.04%) Citrix
18 9 (13.04%) Finance
19 8 (11.59%) Firewall

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing MCTS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.59%) Lync
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.90%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.45%) IIS
7 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.49%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP CCM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Office 365
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) Firewall
1 8 (11.59%) LAN
1 8 (11.59%) WAN
2 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.80%) SAN
3 4 (5.80%) VoIP
4 3 (4.35%) DNS
5 2 (2.90%) MPLS
5 2 (2.90%) VPN
5 2 (2.90%) DHCP
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.45%) Big Data
7 1 (1.45%) QlikView
7 1 (1.45%) MySQL
7 1 (1.45%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.90%) JIRA
2 1 (1.45%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.45%) MSTest
2 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.45%) NUnit
2 1 (1.45%) CruiseControl
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Legal
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Advertising
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Consultant
2 30 (43.48%) Microsoft Consultant
3 28 (40.58%) Technical Consultant
4 9 (13.04%) Analyst
5 8 (11.59%) DBA
5 8 (11.59%) Administrator
5 8 (11.59%) SQL DBA
6 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Support Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Senior SQL DBA
8 5 (7.25%) Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Senior DBA
9 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) Messaging Consultant
10 3 (4.35%) Service Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) SAML
2 2 (2.90%) .NET
2 2 (2.90%) COM
3 1 (1.45%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.45%) WCF
3 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 1 (1.45%) CSS
3 1 (1.45%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (46.38%) Private Cloud
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Clustering
3 2 (2.90%) Replication
3 2 (2.90%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.45%) Statistics
4 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 60 (86.96%) Windows
2 40 (57.97%) Windows 7
3 29 (42.03%) Windows 8
4 22 (31.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.35%) Linux
8 2 (2.90%) UNIX
8 2 (2.90%) Solaris
8 2 (2.90%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) ITIL
2 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
3 6 (8.70%) Migration
4 5 (7.25%) Database Security
5 4 (5.80%) Business Development
5 4 (5.80%) Mentoring
5 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.35%) CRM
6 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.90%) ETL
7 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.90%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.90%) Data Transformation
7 2 (2.90%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.90%) Analytics
7 2 (2.90%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (1.45%) SDLC
8 1 (1.45%) Coaching
8 1 (1.45%) MSF
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.80%) C#
4 2 (2.90%) C++
4 2 (2.90%) Java
5 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (79.71%) MCSE
3 54 (78.26%) MCITP
4 23 (33.33%) MCSA
5 17 (24.64%) MCP
6 7 (10.14%) Degree
6 7 (10.14%) CCA
6 7 (10.14%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (8.70%) CCNA
7 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (5.80%) CCIE
8 4 (5.80%) CCNP
8 4 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.35%) HND
10 2 (2.90%) MCDBA
10 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.90%) MCPD
10 2 (2.90%) CCEE
10 2 (2.90%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.49%) Hyper-V
3 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (5.80%) ISA Server
5 4 (5.80%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (5.80%) UAG
5 4 (5.80%) XenApp
6 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.90%) vSphere
8 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (47.83%) SCCM
2 12 (17.39%) SCOM
3 6 (8.70%) SCVMM
3 6 (8.70%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 16 (23.19%) VMware
3 11 (15.94%) Cisco
4 9 (13.04%) Citrix
5 5 (7.25%) Apple
6 4 (5.80%) Juniper
7 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.45%) Percona
8 1 (1.45%) Red Gate
8 1 (1.45%) SAP
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle
8 1 (1.45%) Avaya
8 1 (1.45%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.45%) Sage
8 1 (1.45%) Adobe
8 1 (1.45%) NetApp
8 1 (1.45%) BT
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Package
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