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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 259 225 277
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +52
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 48 119 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.98% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 4.25% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 48 118 46
Average salary £42,500 £52,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.04% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £35,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
2667 2798 3033
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.53% 23.00% 25.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2283 2393 2722
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 69 (77.53%) Microsoft
3 62 (69.66%) Windows
4 57 (64.04%) MCITP
5 50 (56.18%) MCSE
6 45 (50.56%) MS Excel
7 42 (47.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (41.57%) SQL Server
9 34 (38.20%) Windows 7
10 33 (37.08%) MS Exchange
11 32 (35.96%) Active Directory
12 29 (32.58%) MCSA
13 28 (31.46%) ITIL
13 28 (31.46%) SQL
14 22 (24.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (23.60%) Finance
15 21 (23.60%) MS Office
15 21 (23.60%) Citrix
16 19 (21.35%) Blackberry
16 19 (21.35%) MCP
16 19 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (20.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 17 (19.10%) DNS
19 16 (17.98%) VMware
19 16 (17.98%) .NET
19 16 (17.98%) SharePoint
20 15 (16.85%) PRINCE2
20 15 (16.85%) SCCM
20 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
21 14 (15.73%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (37.08%) MS Exchange
2 19 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (17.98%) SharePoint
4 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (8.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (8.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (6.74%) Lync
8 5 (5.62%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (3.37%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.12%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 45 (50.56%) MS Excel
2 21 (23.60%) MS Office
3 6 (6.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Office 365
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.10%) DNS
2 13 (14.61%) DHCP
3 12 (13.48%) VPN
3 12 (13.48%) LAN
4 11 (12.36%) WAN
4 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
5 8 (8.99%) Firewall
6 7 (7.87%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (6.74%) ADSL
8 4 (4.49%) VLAN
8 4 (4.49%) Internet
9 3 (3.37%) SAN
10 2 (2.25%) SSL
11 1 (1.12%) NAS
11 1 (1.12%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.12%) SMTP
11 1 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (41.57%) SQL Server
2 22 (24.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (20.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (14.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (13.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (13.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (4.49%) Big Data
7 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (23.60%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Legal
3 5 (5.62%) Banking
3 5 (5.62%) Billing
4 4 (4.49%) Electronics
4 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (21.35%) Developer
2 17 (19.10%) Administrator
3 15 (16.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (14.61%) Support Engineer
4 13 (14.61%) DBA
4 13 (14.61%) SQL DBA
5 12 (13.48%) Consultant
5 12 (13.48%) IT Support
6 11 (12.36%) Senior SQL DBA
6 11 (12.36%) Senior DBA
7 10 (11.24%) Microsoft Consultant
7 10 (11.24%) IT Support Analyst
7 10 (11.24%) Analyst
7 10 (11.24%) Support Analyst
8 9 (10.11%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (8.99%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (8.99%) SharePoint Developer
10 6 (6.74%) Applications Manager
10 6 (6.74%) SQL Developer
10 6 (6.74%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.98%) .NET
2 5 (5.62%) .NET Framework
2 5 (5.62%) WCF
2 5 (5.62%) WPF
3 4 (4.49%) HTML
4 3 (3.37%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Blackberry
2 10 (11.24%) iPhone
3 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.49%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.49%) Data Integration
6 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) Clustering
7 1 (1.12%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 62 (69.66%) Windows
2 42 (47.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (38.20%) Windows 7
4 15 (16.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (13.48%) Windows 8
6 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.99%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.37%) Linux
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.12%) VMS
9 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) ITIL
2 15 (16.85%) PRINCE2
3 14 (15.73%) CRM
4 12 (13.48%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (10.11%) Database Security
5 9 (10.11%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (7.87%) Time Management
7 6 (6.74%) Incident Management
7 6 (6.74%) Project Management
7 6 (6.74%) Scrum
7 6 (6.74%) Information Security
7 6 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.62%) Migration
8 5 (5.62%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (5.62%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.62%) MVVM
8 5 (5.62%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (4.49%) ETL
9 4 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (4.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.46%) SQL
2 13 (14.61%) T-SQL
3 9 (10.11%) C#
4 5 (5.62%) C++
4 5 (5.62%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.12%) Java
Qualifications
1 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (64.04%) MCITP
3 50 (56.18%) MCSE
4 29 (32.58%) MCSA
5 19 (21.35%) MCP
6 11 (12.36%) CCNA
6 11 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (8.99%) MCDBA
7 8 (8.99%) A+ Certification
8 7 (7.87%) Degree
9 4 (4.49%) ACMT
9 4 (4.49%) CCA
9 4 (4.49%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (3.37%) HNC
10 3 (3.37%) CCAA
11 2 (2.25%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (35.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.62%) XenApp
4 4 (4.49%) vSphere
4 4 (4.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.25%) XenServer
5 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (16.85%) SCCM
2 8 (8.99%) SCOM
2 8 (8.99%) Backup Exec
3 7 (7.87%) SCVMM
4 6 (6.74%) SCOrch
5 4 (4.49%) Casper Suite
6 2 (2.25%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.12%) SCSM
Vendors
1 69 (77.53%) Microsoft
2 21 (23.60%) Citrix
3 16 (17.98%) VMware
4 10 (11.24%) Cisco
5 6 (6.74%) Juniper
5 6 (6.74%) Remedy
6 5 (5.62%) Oracle
7 4 (4.49%) Apple
8 2 (2.25%) NetApp
8 2 (2.25%) HP
9 1 (1.12%) IBM
9 1 (1.12%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.12%) Meridio
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