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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 258 210 245
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +35
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 53 103 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.98% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.07% 3.95% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 53 101 63
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 £28,500 £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
2562 2607 2810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.93% 24.77% 26.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2226 2200 2505
Average salary £51,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 88 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (84.09%) Windows
3 69 (78.41%) Microsoft
4 67 (76.14%) MCSE
4 67 (76.14%) MCITP
5 47 (53.41%) Windows 7
6 40 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (38.64%) SCCM
8 30 (34.09%) MS Exchange
9 29 (32.95%) MCSA
9 29 (32.95%) Windows 8
10 28 (31.82%) MS Excel
11 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
12 23 (26.14%) ITIL
12 23 (26.14%) SQL Server
13 22 (25.00%) SQL
14 20 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 19 (21.59%) Finance
15 19 (21.59%) MCP
16 18 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
17 17 (19.32%) DNS
18 16 (18.18%) MS Office
18 16 (18.18%) PRINCE2
18 16 (18.18%) SCOM
19 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (17.05%) Blackberry
20 14 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 14 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2003
21 13 (14.77%) Citrix
21 13 (14.77%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 30 (34.09%) MS Exchange
2 18 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (7.95%) Lync
5 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.14%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 28 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 16 (18.18%) MS Office
3 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.14%) MS Project
4 1 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Office 365
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.32%) DNS
2 13 (14.77%) DHCP
3 12 (13.64%) VPN
4 11 (12.50%) Firewall
4 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.95%) LAN
6 6 (6.82%) WAN
7 5 (5.68%) SAN
7 5 (5.68%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (4.55%) VLAN
8 4 (4.55%) Internet
8 4 (4.55%) ADSL
9 2 (2.27%) SSL
10 1 (1.14%) SMTP
10 1 (1.14%) VoIP
10 1 (1.14%) NAS
10 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (26.14%) SQL Server
2 20 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 19 (21.59%) Finance
2 12 (13.64%) Legal
3 4 (4.55%) Electronics
4 2 (2.27%) Billing
5 1 (1.14%) Back Office
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (35.23%) Consultant
2 26 (29.55%) Microsoft Consultant
2 26 (29.55%) Technical Consultant
3 17 (19.32%) Administrator
4 13 (14.77%) DBA
4 13 (14.77%) SQL DBA
5 12 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (13.64%) Senior SQL DBA
5 12 (13.64%) Senior DBA
6 10 (11.36%) Analyst
6 10 (11.36%) Support Analyst
6 10 (11.36%) Support Engineer
6 10 (11.36%) IT Support Analyst
6 10 (11.36%) IT Support
7 8 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (7.95%) Developer
9 6 (6.82%) SQL Developer
10 5 (5.68%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (4.55%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (3.41%) SAML
3 1 (1.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) Blackberry
2 10 (11.36%) iPhone
3 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.55%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (84.09%) Windows
2 47 (53.41%) Windows 7
3 40 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (32.95%) Windows 8
5 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.68%) Linux
7 5 (5.68%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.14%) ITIL
2 16 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 12 (13.64%) Database Security
4 7 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (7.95%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (6.82%) Business Analysis
5 6 (6.82%) Migration
6 4 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 4 (4.55%) Time Management
6 4 (4.55%) Business Development
6 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.55%) Information Security
7 3 (3.41%) CRM
8 2 (2.27%) Change Management
8 2 (2.27%) Project Management
9 1 (1.14%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.14%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.14%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (7.95%) T-SQL
3 6 (6.82%) VB.NET
3 6 (6.82%) C#
4 1 (1.14%) Java
4 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 88 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (76.14%) MCSE
2 67 (76.14%) MCITP
3 29 (32.95%) MCSA
4 19 (21.59%) MCP
5 10 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (11.36%) CCNA
6 5 (5.68%) A+ Certification
6 5 (5.68%) Degree
7 4 (4.55%) ACMT
8 3 (3.41%) MCDBA
8 3 (3.41%) HNC
9 2 (2.27%) MCDST
10 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.41%) ISA Server
4 3 (3.41%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (3.41%) vSphere
4 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (3.41%) UAG
5 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.14%) XenApp
5 1 (1.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (38.64%) SCCM
2 16 (18.18%) SCOM
3 12 (13.64%) SCOrch
3 12 (13.64%) SCVMM
4 6 (6.82%) Backup Exec
5 4 (4.55%) Casper Suite
6 2 (2.27%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 69 (78.41%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.77%) Citrix
3 12 (13.64%) VMware
4 10 (11.36%) Cisco
5 7 (7.95%) Juniper
6 5 (5.68%) Apple
7 4 (4.55%) Remedy
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle
9 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.14%) NetApp
9 1 (1.14%) HP
9 1 (1.14%) Adobe
9 1 (1.14%) Meridio
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Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum with excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
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