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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 265 287 273
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 46 44 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.37% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 1.71% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 45 43 57
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +41.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £40,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £59,400 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
2820 2574 3242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.86% 21.66% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2315 2259 2907
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,200 £70,000 £75,800
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 30 September 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 September 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 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (80.90%) Microsoft
3 54 (60.67%) Windows
4 50 (56.18%) MS Excel
5 49 (55.06%) SQL Server
5 49 (55.06%) MCITP
6 41 (46.07%) MCSE
7 38 (42.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (39.33%) SQL
9 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
9 30 (33.71%) MS Exchange
10 28 (31.46%) ITIL
11 25 (28.09%) SharePoint
12 24 (26.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (25.84%) VMware
14 22 (24.72%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (24.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (24.72%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (24.72%) Windows 7
15 20 (22.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (22.47%) MCSA
15 20 (22.47%) T-SQL
16 19 (21.35%) MCP
16 19 (21.35%) Citrix
16 19 (21.35%) SQL Server 2005
17 17 (19.10%) CRM
18 16 (17.98%) .NET
19 15 (16.85%) Finance
19 15 (16.85%) DNS
20 14 (15.73%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 30 (33.71%) MS Exchange
2 25 (28.09%) SharePoint
3 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (12.36%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (12.36%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (5.62%) Lync
7 5 (5.62%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (3.37%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.12%) CMS
11 1 (1.12%) IIS
11 1 (1.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 50 (56.18%) MS Excel
2 14 (15.73%) MS Office
3 4 (4.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (15.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Office 365
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.85%) DNS
2 12 (13.48%) LAN
3 11 (12.36%) WAN
3 11 (12.36%) DHCP
3 11 (12.36%) Firewall
4 9 (10.11%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.87%) VPN
6 6 (6.74%) SAN
7 5 (5.62%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (4.49%) VLAN
8 4 (4.49%) Internet
8 4 (4.49%) ADSL
9 2 (2.25%) NAS
10 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.12%) SSL
10 1 (1.12%) SMTP
10 1 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (55.06%) SQL Server
2 24 (26.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (24.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (24.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (22.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 19 (21.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 9 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (4.49%) Big Data
10 2 (2.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (2.25%) OLTP
10 2 (2.25%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.12%) Subversion
3 1 (1.12%) WATIR
General
1 15 (16.85%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Banking
3 6 (6.74%) Electronics
3 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.62%) Billing
5 3 (3.37%) Legal
6 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.25%) Retail
6 2 (2.25%) Marketing
7 1 (1.12%) Back Office
7 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Developer
2 16 (17.98%) Administrator
3 14 (15.73%) Senior Developer
4 12 (13.48%) DBA
4 12 (13.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 11 (12.36%) SharePoint Developer
5 11 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (12.36%) SQL DBA
6 10 (11.24%) Senior DBA
7 9 (10.11%) Senior SQL DBA
7 9 (10.11%) Support Engineer
8 8 (8.99%) Consultant
8 8 (8.99%) Senior SharePoint Developer
8 8 (8.99%) IT Support
9 7 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (7.87%) Support Manager
10 6 (6.74%) Applications Support
10 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Consultant
10 6 (6.74%) Applications Manager
10 6 (6.74%) Applications Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.98%) .NET
2 9 (10.11%) .NET Framework
2 9 (10.11%) WCF
3 8 (8.99%) WPF
4 4 (4.49%) CSS
5 3 (3.37%) HTML
6 2 (2.25%) SAML
7 1 (1.12%) Ajax
7 1 (1.12%) Web Services
7 1 (1.12%) DOM
7 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.12%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Blackberry
2 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.11%) Data Integration
4 6 (6.74%) Mathematics
5 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.62%) iPhone
6 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.25%) DTV
7 2 (2.25%) Replication
7 2 (2.25%) Clustering
8 1 (1.12%) Statistics
8 1 (1.12%) Open Source
8 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 54 (60.67%) Windows
2 38 (42.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (24.72%) Windows 7
4 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.74%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.62%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.37%) Linux
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.12%) VMS
10 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) ITIL
2 22 (24.72%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (19.10%) CRM
4 12 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (12.36%) Scrum
5 11 (12.36%) ETL
6 10 (11.24%) Project Management
6 10 (11.24%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (10.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (10.11%) Data Transformation
7 9 (10.11%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.99%) Systems Analysis
8 8 (8.99%) MVVM
9 7 (7.87%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (7.87%) Migration
10 5 (5.62%) Data Modelling
10 5 (5.62%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.62%) Time Management
10 5 (5.62%) Database Security
11 4 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 35 (39.33%) SQL
2 20 (22.47%) T-SQL
3 8 (8.99%) C++
4 6 (6.74%) C#
5 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.12%) Ada
5 1 (1.12%) Ruby
5 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (55.06%) MCITP
3 41 (46.07%) MCSE
4 20 (22.47%) MCSA
5 19 (21.35%) MCP
6 12 (13.48%) MCDBA
7 10 (11.24%) Degree
8 9 (10.11%) CCNA
8 9 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (8.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (7.87%) CCA
10 7 (7.87%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (6.74%) CCAA
11 6 (6.74%) A+ Certification
12 4 (4.49%) ACMT
13 3 (3.37%) HNC
14 1 (1.12%) MCSD
14 1 (1.12%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) SLA
1 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.12%) QA
1 1 (1.12%) Section 508
System Software
1 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.99%) XenApp
4 7 (7.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (5.62%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.37%) vSphere
7 2 (2.25%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.25%) UAG
7 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.25%) XenServer
7 2 (2.25%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) SCCM
2 5 (5.62%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.49%) Casper Suite
3 4 (4.49%) SCOM
4 2 (2.25%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.12%) SCSM
5 1 (1.12%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 72 (80.90%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.84%) VMware
3 19 (21.35%) Citrix
4 10 (11.24%) Cisco
5 5 (5.62%) Oracle
5 5 (5.62%) Juniper
6 4 (4.49%) Apple
6 4 (4.49%) Remedy
7 3 (3.37%) NetApp
7 3 (3.37%) HP
8 2 (2.25%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (2.25%) SAP
8 2 (2.25%) IBM
8 2 (2.25%) WatchGuard
8 2 (2.25%) Red Gate
9 1 (1.12%) Meridio
9 1 (1.12%) Novell
9 1 (1.12%) Dell
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