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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 268 296 277
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 39 45 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 1.48% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 38 41 34
Average salary £48,750 £47,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% +30.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £70,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
2719 3031 2997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.84% 24.08% 25.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2287 2578 2589
Average salary £52,000 £52,500 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.95% +3.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,750 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,500
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (86.96%) Windows
3 78 (84.78%) Microsoft
4 75 (81.52%) MCITP
5 68 (73.91%) MCSE
6 52 (56.52%) Windows 7
7 43 (46.74%) SCCM
8 39 (42.39%) Private Cloud
9 37 (40.22%) Windows 8
10 34 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (32.61%) MCSA
12 25 (27.17%) SQL
13 23 (25.00%) SQL Server
14 20 (21.74%) ITIL
14 20 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (20.65%) MCP
15 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
15 19 (20.65%) MS Exchange
15 19 (20.65%) Finance
16 18 (19.57%) VMware
16 18 (19.57%) MS Excel
16 18 (19.57%) SCOM
17 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (16.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 15 (16.30%) Cisco
19 14 (15.22%) PRINCE2
20 13 (14.13%) MS Office
21 12 (13.04%) Legal
22 11 (11.96%) Citrix
22 11 (11.96%) SCVMM

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (20.65%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.78%) Lync
3 9 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.09%) IIS
7 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.09%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.13%) MS Office
3 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) SAP CCM
2 1 (1.09%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) Office 365
2 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.78%) LAN
1 9 (9.78%) WAN
2 8 (8.70%) Firewall
3 7 (7.61%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.43%) DNS
5 4 (4.35%) SAN
5 4 (4.35%) VPN
5 4 (4.35%) DHCP
5 4 (4.35%) VoIP
6 2 (2.17%) MPLS
7 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.09%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (16.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (11.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (10.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (9.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.09%) MySQL
9 1 (1.09%) Big Data
9 1 (1.09%) EDRMS
9 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.09%) NUnit
2 1 (1.09%) CruiseControl
General
1 19 (20.65%) Finance
2 12 (13.04%) Legal
3 3 (3.26%) Retail
4 2 (2.17%) Marketing
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 42 (45.65%) Consultant
2 36 (39.13%) Microsoft Consultant
3 35 (38.04%) Technical Consultant
4 13 (14.13%) Analyst
4 13 (14.13%) Administrator
5 12 (13.04%) SQL DBA
5 12 (13.04%) DBA
6 10 (10.87%) Support Analyst
6 10 (10.87%) Senior DBA
6 10 (10.87%) Senior SQL DBA
7 8 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) Developer
7 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) SQL Developer
9 5 (5.43%) IT Support
9 5 (5.43%) Messaging Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) .NET
2 4 (4.35%) SAML
3 2 (2.17%) COM
3 2 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (1.09%) CSS
4 1 (1.09%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 1 (1.09%) WCF
4 1 (1.09%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (42.39%) Private Cloud
2 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.17%) Replication
4 2 (2.17%) Clustering
4 2 (2.17%) iPhone
5 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 80 (86.96%) Windows
2 52 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 37 (40.22%) Windows 8
4 34 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.61%) Linux
8 2 (2.17%) Solaris
8 2 (2.17%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.17%) UNIX
9 1 (1.09%) Android
9 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) ITIL
2 14 (15.22%) PRINCE2
3 10 (10.87%) Database Security
4 8 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (6.52%) Business Analysis
5 6 (6.52%) Migration
5 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
6 5 (5.43%) Business Development
7 2 (2.17%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.17%) Analytics
7 2 (2.17%) Time Management
7 2 (2.17%) CRM
7 2 (2.17%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (1.09%) Coaching
8 1 (1.09%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.09%) ERP
8 1 (1.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.17%) SQL
2 10 (10.87%) T-SQL
3 9 (9.78%) C#
4 6 (6.52%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.26%) Java
6 2 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (81.52%) MCITP
3 68 (73.91%) MCSE
4 30 (32.61%) MCSA
5 19 (20.65%) MCP
6 8 (8.70%) CCNA
6 8 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (8.70%) Degree
7 6 (6.52%) CCA
7 6 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (4.35%) CCIE
8 4 (4.35%) CCNP
9 3 (3.26%) HND
9 3 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.17%) MCDST
10 2 (2.17%) MCDBA
11 1 (1.09%) MCT
11 1 (1.09%) MCAD
11 1 (1.09%) MCSD
11 1 (1.09%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (20.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.78%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (4.35%) ISA Server
6 4 (4.35%) XenApp
6 4 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (4.35%) UAG
7 1 (1.09%) XenServer
7 1 (1.09%) vSphere
7 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 43 (46.74%) SCCM
2 18 (19.57%) SCOM
3 11 (11.96%) SCVMM
3 11 (11.96%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (84.78%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.57%) VMware
3 15 (16.30%) Cisco
4 11 (11.96%) Citrix
5 6 (6.52%) Juniper
6 5 (5.43%) Apple
7 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.09%) Remedy
8 1 (1.09%) BT
8 1 (1.09%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.09%) Percona
8 1 (1.09%) NetApp
8 1 (1.09%) Avaya
8 1 (1.09%) Adobe
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle
8 1 (1.09%) SAP