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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 262 286 280
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 29 39 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.30% 1.33% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 26 36 46
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £62,750 £58,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +3.12%
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
2239 2937 2607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.67% 25.35% 22.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1932 2411 2299
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (77.36%) Microsoft
3 36 (67.92%) MCITP
4 31 (58.49%) Windows
5 26 (49.06%) MCP
6 25 (47.17%) MCSE
7 24 (45.28%) Cisco
8 21 (39.62%) Windows 7
9 20 (37.74%) MCSA
9 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
10 18 (33.96%) SLA
11 17 (32.08%) CCNA
11 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
11 17 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (30.19%) ITIL
13 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
13 14 (26.42%) MS Office
13 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (24.53%) SQL
14 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
14 13 (24.53%) Management Information System
14 13 (24.53%) VMware
15 11 (20.75%) CRM
16 10 (18.87%) MS Exchange
16 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (16.98%) SCCM
17 9 (16.98%) Hyper-V
17 9 (16.98%) Incident Management
17 9 (16.98%) Service Management
17 9 (16.98%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
2 10 (18.87%) MS Exchange
3 8 (15.09%) Lync
3 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.66%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.77%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.89%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
2 14 (26.42%) MS Office
3 2 (3.77%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP CCM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) LAN
1 8 (15.09%) WAN
1 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
2 7 (13.21%) VPN
3 6 (11.32%) DNS
3 6 (11.32%) Firewall
4 4 (7.55%) VLAN
5 3 (5.66%) VoIP
6 2 (3.77%) Intranet
6 2 (3.77%) MPLS
7 1 (1.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.89%) MySQL
6 1 (1.89%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.89%) QlikView
6 1 (1.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MSI
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
1 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.89%) MSTest
General
1 4 (7.55%) Electronics
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Legal
2 3 (5.66%) Advertising
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Analyst
2 10 (18.87%) Consultant
3 9 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Service Manager
4 8 (15.09%) Support Analyst
4 8 (15.09%) Support Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Service Desk Manager
4 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Consultant
5 7 (13.21%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (9.43%) Administrator
6 5 (9.43%) DBA
6 5 (9.43%) SQL DBA
6 5 (9.43%) Developer
7 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Technical Support
7 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (7.55%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.66%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) XML
2 3 (5.66%) WCF
3 1 (1.89%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.32%) Private Cloud
3 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.55%) Mathematics
5 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.77%) Data Integration
6 2 (3.77%) Replication
6 2 (3.77%) Clustering
6 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.89%) EPoS
7 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.89%) Statistics
7 1 (1.89%) iPhone
7 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (58.49%) Windows
2 21 (39.62%) Windows 7
3 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.21%) Windows 8
5 6 (11.32%) Linux
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.89%) UNIX
8 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.89%) Solaris
8 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) ITIL
2 11 (20.75%) CRM
3 9 (16.98%) Service Management
3 9 (16.98%) Incident Management
4 8 (15.09%) Service Desk Management
4 8 (15.09%) Workflow
5 5 (9.43%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.55%) Computer Security
6 4 (7.55%) SDLC
7 3 (5.66%) Migration
7 3 (5.66%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.77%) Information Security
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.77%) Data Management
8 2 (3.77%) Document Management
8 2 (3.77%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) C#
3 4 (7.55%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.89%) C++
4 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (67.92%) MCITP
3 26 (49.06%) MCP
4 25 (47.17%) MCSE
5 20 (37.74%) MCSA
6 17 (32.08%) CCNA
6 17 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (15.09%) A+ Certification
8 7 (13.21%) Degree
8 7 (13.21%) CCA
8 7 (13.21%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (7.55%) CCIE
9 4 (7.55%) CCNP
9 4 (7.55%) HNC
9 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (5.66%) HND
11 2 (3.77%) MCDBA
11 2 (3.77%) MCPD
11 2 (3.77%) CCEE
11 2 (3.77%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (33.96%) SLA
2 4 (7.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.98%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.66%) XenApp
4 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
4 3 (5.66%) vSphere
5 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.89%) Nagios
3 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (77.36%) Microsoft
2 24 (45.28%) Cisco
3 13 (24.53%) VMware
4 9 (16.98%) Citrix
4 9 (16.98%) Apple
5 4 (7.55%) Avaya
5 4 (7.55%) WatchGuard
6 3 (5.66%) Juniper
7 2 (3.77%) Sage
8 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.89%) Symantec
8 1 (1.89%) McAfee
8 1 (1.89%) BT
8 1 (1.89%) Red Gate
8 1 (1.89%) Percona
8 1 (1.89%) CA
8 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle
8 1 (1.89%) SAP
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