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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 262 212 257
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +45
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 52 120 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 1.04% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% 4.37% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 52 118 58
Average salary £50,000 £52,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £35,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
2625 2746 2939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.38% 23.69% 25.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2283 2334 2627
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 95 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 70 (73.68%) Windows
4 66 (69.47%) MCITP
5 64 (67.37%) MCSE
6 44 (46.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (46.32%) Windows 7
7 43 (45.26%) MS Excel
8 33 (34.74%) SQL Server
8 33 (34.74%) MS Exchange
9 32 (33.68%) MCSA
10 31 (32.63%) Active Directory
11 28 (29.47%) SQL
11 28 (29.47%) ITIL
12 26 (27.37%) SCCM
13 23 (24.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (22.11%) MS Office
14 21 (22.11%) MCP
14 21 (22.11%) Windows 8
15 20 (21.05%) Finance
15 20 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
16 19 (20.00%) Blackberry
17 18 (18.95%) Citrix
18 17 (17.89%) PRINCE2
18 17 (17.89%) DNS
18 17 (17.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
19 16 (16.84%) VMware
20 13 (13.68%) DHCP
20 13 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (34.74%) MS Exchange
2 20 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (9.47%) SharePoint
5 8 (8.42%) Lync
5 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.21%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (4.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (3.16%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.05%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 43 (45.26%) MS Excel
2 21 (22.11%) MS Office
3 6 (6.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) Office 365
2 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.89%) DNS
2 13 (13.68%) DHCP
3 12 (12.63%) VPN
4 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
5 10 (10.53%) Firewall
6 9 (9.47%) LAN
7 8 (8.42%) WAN
8 7 (7.37%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (6.32%) ADSL
10 5 (5.26%) SAN
11 4 (4.21%) Internet
11 4 (4.21%) VLAN
12 2 (2.11%) SSL
13 1 (1.05%) NAS
13 1 (1.05%) Unified Communications
13 1 (1.05%) SMTP
13 1 (1.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (34.74%) SQL Server
2 23 (24.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (17.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (12.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (11.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (11.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (4.21%) Big Data
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (21.05%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Legal
3 5 (5.26%) Billing
4 4 (4.21%) Electronics
4 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) Consultant
2 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 18 (18.95%) Technical Consultant
4 17 (17.89%) Administrator
5 15 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (15.79%) Developer
6 13 (13.68%) Support Engineer
7 12 (12.63%) DBA
7 12 (12.63%) SQL DBA
7 12 (12.63%) IT Support
8 11 (11.58%) Senior SQL DBA
8 11 (11.58%) Senior DBA
9 10 (10.53%) Support Analyst
9 10 (10.53%) Analyst
9 10 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (8.42%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (6.32%) SQL Developer
11 6 (6.32%) Support Manager
11 6 (6.32%) Applications Support Manager
11 6 (6.32%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) .NET
2 4 (4.21%) HTML
3 3 (3.16%) CSS
4 2 (2.11%) SAML
5 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.05%) WCF
5 1 (1.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 10 (10.53%) iPhone
2 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.21%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.21%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.05%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 70 (73.68%) Windows
2 44 (46.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 44 (46.32%) Windows 7
3 21 (22.11%) Windows 8
4 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.42%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.21%) Linux
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.05%) VMS
9 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.47%) ITIL
2 17 (17.89%) PRINCE2
3 11 (11.58%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (11.58%) Database Security
4 10 (10.53%) CRM
5 7 (7.37%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (7.37%) Time Management
6 6 (6.32%) Project Management
6 6 (6.32%) Information Security
6 6 (6.32%) Business Analysis
6 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.26%) Migration
8 4 (4.21%) ETL
8 4 (4.21%) Change Management
8 4 (4.21%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.21%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (4.21%) Data Transformation
9 3 (3.16%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.16%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.47%) SQL
2 11 (11.58%) T-SQL
3 9 (9.47%) C#
4 6 (6.32%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.05%) C++
6 1 (1.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (69.47%) MCITP
3 64 (67.37%) MCSE
4 32 (33.68%) MCSA
5 21 (22.11%) MCP
6 11 (11.58%) CCNA
6 11 (11.58%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (8.42%) A+ Certification
8 7 (7.37%) Degree
9 6 (6.32%) MCDBA
10 4 (4.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (4.21%) ACMT
11 3 (3.16%) HNC
12 2 (2.11%) MCDST
13 1 (1.05%) CCA
13 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (32.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.21%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.21%) vSphere
4 3 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.11%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.11%) UAG
5 2 (2.11%) XenApp
5 2 (2.11%) XenServer
5 2 (2.11%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 26 (27.37%) SCCM
2 13 (13.68%) SCOM
3 10 (10.53%) SCVMM
4 9 (9.47%) SCOrch
5 8 (8.42%) Backup Exec
6 4 (4.21%) Casper Suite
7 2 (2.11%) ARCserve
8 1 (1.05%) SCSM
Vendors
1 76 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.95%) Citrix
3 16 (16.84%) VMware
4 11 (11.58%) Cisco
5 7 (7.37%) Juniper
6 6 (6.32%) Remedy
7 5 (5.26%) Apple
7 5 (5.26%) Oracle
8 2 (2.11%) HP
8 2 (2.11%) NetApp
9 1 (1.05%) IBM
9 1 (1.05%) Adobe
9 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.05%) Meridio
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