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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
London / City of London
Rank 217 231 278
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +47
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 15 25 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 1.39% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7 21 46
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £36,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -15.00%

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
1218 1800 2604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.36% 26.24% 25.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1105 1601 2205
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 13 (59.09%) Windows
4 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
6 9 (40.91%) MCP
6 9 (40.91%) SQL
6 9 (40.91%) Finance
6 9 (40.91%) MCITP
6 9 (40.91%) Degree
7 8 (36.36%) C#
7 8 (36.36%) .NET
7 8 (36.36%) CRM
8 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
9 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (27.27%) MCPD
9 6 (27.27%) CMS
9 6 (27.27%) VMware
9 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
9 6 (27.27%) DNS
9 6 (27.27%) VB.NET
9 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
9 6 (27.27%) Office 365
10 5 (22.73%) IIS
10 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
10 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
10 5 (22.73%) DHCP
10 5 (22.73%) MCSE
11 4 (18.18%) Citrix

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (27.27%) CMS
2 5 (22.73%) IIS
2 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.55%) Apache
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.55%) lighttpd
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) DNS
1 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 5 (22.73%) DHCP
3 3 (13.64%) LAN
3 3 (13.64%) VPN
3 3 (13.64%) WAN
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 2 (9.09%) Wireless
5 1 (4.55%) Extranet
5 1 (4.55%) HTTP
5 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) MySQL
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Developer
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) Ajax
3 3 (13.64%) jQuery
3 3 (13.64%) LINQ to SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 3 (13.64%) WinForms
3 3 (13.64%) XML
3 3 (13.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
2 4 (18.18%) Fintech
3 2 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) CentOS
4 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) CRM
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) MVC
2 3 (13.64%) OO
2 3 (13.64%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (13.64%) TDD
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) Information Management
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Management
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (4.55%) Case Management
4 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) C#
3 6 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
6 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (40.91%) Degree
2 9 (40.91%) MCITP
2 9 (40.91%) MCP
3 6 (27.27%) MCPD
4 5 (22.73%) MCSE
5 3 (13.64%) CCNA
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (9.09%) A+ Certification
6 2 (9.09%) MCSA
6 2 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.55%) Linux+ Certification
7 1 (4.55%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (4.55%) Nagios
2 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) Meraki
5 2 (9.09%) Nintex
5 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
5 2 (9.09%) Veeam
6 1 (4.55%) BT
6 1 (4.55%) CA
6 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec