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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 278 290 294
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 25 49 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 1.60% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 22 42 37
Average salary £40,000 £55,000 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.27% +20.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £28,550 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,826 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.43% -
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
2483 3070 2675
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.90% 24.84% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2116 2522 2360
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
3 42 (71.19%) MCITP
4 38 (64.41%) Windows
5 31 (52.54%) MCSE
6 24 (40.68%) Windows 7
7 23 (38.98%) MCP
8 22 (37.29%) MCSA
9 20 (33.90%) ITIL
9 20 (33.90%) MS Excel
9 20 (33.90%) Cisco
10 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
11 18 (30.51%) SQL
11 18 (30.51%) SQL Server
12 16 (27.12%) SLA
13 15 (25.42%) CCNA
13 15 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (25.42%) VMware
14 14 (23.73%) SharePoint
14 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (23.73%) SCCM
15 13 (22.03%) MS Office
16 12 (20.34%) CRM
16 12 (20.34%) Citrix
17 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
17 11 (18.64%) Windows 8
17 11 (18.64%) Private Cloud
18 10 (16.95%) Management Information System
18 10 (16.95%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 14 (23.73%) SharePoint
2 10 (16.95%) Lync
3 8 (13.56%) MS Exchange
4 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.78%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.39%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.69%) IIS
8 1 (1.69%) Commerce Server
8 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (33.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (22.03%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.39%) SAP CCM
2 2 (3.39%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) LAN
1 9 (15.25%) WAN
2 8 (13.56%) Firewall
3 7 (11.86%) DNS
4 6 (10.17%) VPN
5 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.78%) VLAN
7 3 (5.08%) VoIP
8 2 (3.39%) DHCP
8 2 (3.39%) Intranet
8 2 (3.39%) MPLS
9 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.51%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.69%) MySQL
8 1 (1.69%) EDRMS
8 1 (1.69%) QlikView
8 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
1 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.69%) MSTest
2 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.69%) NUnit
2 1 (1.69%) CruiseControl
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Legal
3 4 (6.78%) Electronics
4 3 (5.08%) Advertising
4 3 (5.08%) Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Retail
5 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Consultant
2 12 (20.34%) Analyst
2 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Consultant
3 11 (18.64%) Technical Consultant
4 8 (13.56%) DBA
4 8 (13.56%) Administrator
4 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) SQL DBA
5 7 (11.86%) Support Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Service Manager
7 5 (8.47%) Service Desk Manager
8 4 (6.78%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Technical Support
8 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 4 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.78%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) WCF
3 3 (5.08%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) COM
5 1 (1.69%) CSS
5 1 (1.69%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.69%) SAML
5 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 1 (1.69%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Private Cloud
2 10 (16.95%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.78%) Mathematics
5 3 (5.08%) Replication
5 3 (5.08%) Clustering
6 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.39%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 38 (64.41%) Windows
2 24 (40.68%) Windows 7
3 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (18.64%) Windows 8
5 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.17%) Linux
7 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.39%) Solaris
8 2 (3.39%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.39%) UNIX
9 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) ITIL
2 12 (20.34%) CRM
3 7 (11.86%) Service Management
3 7 (11.86%) Incident Management
4 6 (10.17%) Problem Management
4 6 (10.17%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (8.47%) Service Desk Management
5 5 (8.47%) Workflow
5 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.78%) Migration
6 4 (6.78%) Computer Security
6 4 (6.78%) SDLC
7 3 (5.08%) Database Mirroring
7 3 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.39%) Information Security
8 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.39%) Data Management
8 2 (3.39%) Document Management
8 2 (3.39%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.39%) C++
4 2 (3.39%) Java
5 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (71.19%) MCITP
3 31 (52.54%) MCSE
4 23 (38.98%) MCP
5 22 (37.29%) MCSA
6 15 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (25.42%) CCNA
7 7 (11.86%) CCA
7 7 (11.86%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (11.86%) Degree
8 5 (8.47%) A+ Certification
9 4 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (6.78%) CCIE
9 4 (6.78%) CCNP
9 4 (6.78%) HNC
10 3 (5.08%) HND
10 3 (5.08%) MCDBA
10 3 (5.08%) MCPD
11 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
11 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.12%) SLA
2 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (18.64%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.78%) XenApp
4 3 (5.08%) vSphere
4 3 (5.08%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.69%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.69%) UAG
6 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) SCOM
3 2 (3.39%) WSUS
4 1 (1.69%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.69%) Nagios
4 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
2 20 (33.90%) Cisco
3 15 (25.42%) VMware
4 12 (20.34%) Citrix
5 8 (13.56%) Apple
6 4 (6.78%) WatchGuard
7 3 (5.08%) Juniper
8 2 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (3.39%) JD Edwards
8 2 (3.39%) Sage
8 2 (3.39%) SAP
8 2 (3.39%) BT
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle
9 1 (1.69%) Avaya
9 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.69%) Symantec
9 1 (1.69%) McAfee
9 1 (1.69%) CA
9 1 (1.69%) Red Gate
9 1 (1.69%) Percona
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Performance Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + 25 days holiday, 5% pension etc...
Posted: 4 days ago