The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 276 276 240
Rank change year-on-year
0 -36
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 49 37 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.31% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 1.38% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 42 37 73
Average salary £55,000 £45,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.87% +13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,550 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3085 2678 3037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.95% 22.38% 23.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2532 2361 2755
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
London

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 30 July 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 57 (59.38%) SQL Server
4 55 (57.29%) MCITP
5 51 (53.13%) Windows
6 45 (46.88%) MS Excel
7 41 (42.71%) SQL
8 38 (39.58%) MCSE
9 34 (35.42%) SQL Server 2008
10 32 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (29.17%) SharePoint
11 28 (29.17%) T-SQL
12 27 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (27.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 26 (27.08%) MS Exchange
14 24 (25.00%) Active Directory
14 24 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
15 22 (22.92%) VMware
15 22 (22.92%) ITIL
16 20 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (19.79%) .NET
18 18 (18.75%) Windows 7
19 17 (17.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 16 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
20 16 (16.67%) MCSA
20 16 (16.67%) CRM
20 16 (16.67%) Citrix
20 16 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
20 16 (16.67%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 28 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 26 (27.08%) MS Exchange
3 16 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (13.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (8.33%) Lync
8 4 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (2.08%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.08%) IIS
11 1 (1.04%) CMS
11 1 (1.04%) Umbraco
Applications
1 45 (46.88%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.46%) MS Office
3 2 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.08%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.42%) Office 365
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) IaaS
4 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) LAN
2 10 (10.42%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.38%) DHCP
3 9 (9.38%) DNS
4 8 (8.33%) VPN
4 8 (8.33%) WAN
5 7 (7.29%) SAN
6 6 (6.25%) Firewall
7 5 (5.21%) Unified Communications
8 4 (4.17%) Internet
8 4 (4.17%) PBX
9 3 (3.13%) PSTN
9 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.08%) MPLS
10 2 (2.08%) ADSL
11 1 (1.04%) Kerberos
11 1 (1.04%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (59.38%) SQL Server
2 34 (35.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (28.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (27.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 24 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (17.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 16 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (4.17%) Big Data
11 3 (3.13%) OLAP
11 3 (3.13%) OLTP
11 3 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
13 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.08%) JIRA
3 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.04%) Subversion
4 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.04%) WATIR
General
1 16 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Banking
3 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.17%) Billing
5 3 (3.13%) Retail
6 2 (2.08%) Marketing
6 2 (2.08%) Electronics
6 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.04%) Advertising
7 1 (1.04%) Front Office
7 1 (1.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (35.42%) Developer
2 17 (17.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 15 (15.63%) Consultant
4 14 (14.58%) Senior Developer
5 12 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
6 11 (11.46%) DBA
6 11 (11.46%) Administrator
7 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Consultant
8 9 (9.38%) Technical Consultant
8 9 (9.38%) SQL DBA
8 9 (9.38%) SQL Developer
9 8 (8.33%) Senior SharePoint Developer
9 8 (8.33%) Senior DBA
10 7 (7.29%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (6.25%) Senior SQL DBA
12 5 (5.21%) Analyst
12 5 (5.21%) ETL Developer
12 5 (5.21%) Support Manager
12 5 (5.21%) Senior ETL Developer
12 5 (5.21%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.79%) .NET
2 11 (11.46%) .NET Framework
3 9 (9.38%) WCF
4 8 (8.33%) WPF
5 4 (4.17%) CSS
6 3 (3.13%) HTML
6 3 (3.13%) COM
6 3 (3.13%) SAML
7 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.08%) jQuery
7 2 (2.08%) Ajax
7 2 (2.08%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.04%) Web Services
8 1 (1.04%) DOM
8 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Data Integration
2 7 (7.29%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.17%) Clustering
5 3 (3.13%) Replication
5 3 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.08%) CMDB
6 2 (2.08%) Derivative
6 2 (2.08%) Statistics
6 2 (2.08%) DTV
7 1 (1.04%) Open Source
7 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 51 (53.13%) Windows
2 32 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 9 (9.38%) Windows 8
5 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.21%) Linux
6 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.13%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.08%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.04%) UNIX
9 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.04%) VMS
9 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 22 (22.92%) ITIL
3 16 (16.67%) CRM
4 15 (15.63%) Project Management
5 13 (13.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (12.50%) Scrum
6 12 (12.50%) ETL
7 11 (11.46%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (10.42%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (9.38%) Data Transformation
10 8 (8.33%) MVVM
10 8 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
10 8 (8.33%) Service Delivery
11 7 (7.29%) Migration
12 6 (6.25%) PRINCE2
13 5 (5.21%) Data Modelling
13 5 (5.21%) Change Management
13 5 (5.21%) Unit Testing
14 3 (3.13%) E-Commerce
14 3 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (42.71%) SQL
2 28 (29.17%) T-SQL
3 10 (10.42%) C#
4 8 (8.33%) C++
5 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.08%) VBA
7 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.04%) Ada
7 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (57.29%) MCITP
3 38 (39.58%) MCSE
4 16 (16.67%) MCSA
5 14 (14.58%) Degree
6 10 (10.42%) MCDBA
7 8 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (8.33%) MCP
8 7 (7.29%) CCA
8 7 (7.29%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (6.25%) CCAA
10 3 (3.13%) MCSD
10 3 (3.13%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.08%) CCNA
11 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.04%) MCAD
12 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.04%) SLA
1 1 (1.04%) QA
1 1 (1.04%) Section 508
System Software
1 24 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 7 (7.29%) XenApp
4 5 (5.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (4.17%) UAG
6 3 (3.13%) ISA Server
6 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.08%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.04%) vSphere
8 1 (1.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) SCCM
2 7 (7.29%) SCOM
3 2 (2.08%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.04%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.04%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.04%) SCSM
Vendors
1 80 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.92%) VMware
3 16 (16.67%) Citrix
4 7 (7.29%) Cisco
4 7 (7.29%) Oracle
5 3 (3.13%) Siemens
5 3 (3.13%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (3.13%) Juniper
5 3 (3.13%) Mitel
5 3 (3.13%) Polycom
5 3 (3.13%) Red Gate
6 2 (2.08%) WatchGuard
6 2 (2.08%) Remedy
6 2 (2.08%) NetApp
6 2 (2.08%) IBM
6 2 (2.08%) HP
6 2 (2.08%) SAP
7 1 (1.04%) Dell
7 1 (1.04%) EMC
7 1 (1.04%) Novell
City, London
Asset Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + 10% bonus
Posted: 23 days ago