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

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 266 272 263
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 42 48 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.41% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.46% 1.86% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 40 47 63
Average salary £42,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £38,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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
2873 2579 3195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.33% 21.84% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2368 2264 2868
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 17 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 17 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 91 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (80.22%) Microsoft
3 53 (58.24%) SQL Server
4 51 (56.04%) Windows
5 50 (54.95%) MCITP
6 48 (52.75%) MS Excel
7 39 (42.86%) MCSE
8 38 (41.76%) SQL
9 36 (39.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (32.97%) Active Directory
11 29 (31.87%) MS Exchange
12 28 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 28 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (29.67%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (28.57%) ITIL
15 25 (27.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (26.37%) T-SQL
16 24 (26.37%) SharePoint
16 24 (26.37%) VMware
17 23 (25.27%) SQL Server 2005
18 22 (24.18%) MCSA
18 22 (24.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 20 (21.98%) Citrix
20 19 (20.88%) Windows 7
21 16 (17.58%) .NET
21 16 (17.58%) CRM
21 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
22 15 (16.48%) MS Office
22 15 (16.48%) LAN
23 14 (15.38%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 29 (31.87%) MS Exchange
2 24 (26.37%) SharePoint
3 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (12.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (12.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (5.49%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (5.49%) Lync
7 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (3.30%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.20%) IIS
9 2 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.10%) CMS
10 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 48 (52.75%) MS Excel
2 15 (16.48%) MS Office
3 3 (3.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Office 365
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) IaaS
4 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.48%) LAN
2 11 (12.09%) DNS
3 10 (10.99%) WAN
3 10 (10.99%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.89%) VPN
4 9 (9.89%) DHCP
4 9 (9.89%) Firewall
5 6 (6.59%) SAN
5 6 (6.59%) Internet
6 4 (4.40%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.30%) ADSL
8 2 (2.20%) VLAN
8 2 (2.20%) NAS
9 1 (1.10%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.10%) SSL
9 1 (1.10%) SMTP
9 1 (1.10%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (58.24%) SQL Server
2 28 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 28 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (27.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 23 (25.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (24.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 14 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (4.40%) Big Data
10 3 (3.30%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 3 (3.30%) OLTP
10 3 (3.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.10%) Subversion
3 1 (1.10%) WATIR
General
1 13 (14.29%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Banking
3 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.49%) Billing
5 4 (4.40%) Electronics
6 3 (3.30%) Retail
7 2 (2.20%) Legal
7 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.20%) Marketing
8 1 (1.10%) Advertising
8 1 (1.10%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (32.97%) Developer
2 16 (17.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 15 (16.48%) Administrator
4 14 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 12 (13.19%) DBA
6 11 (12.09%) SharePoint Developer
7 10 (10.99%) Senior DBA
7 10 (10.99%) SQL DBA
8 9 (9.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (8.79%) Consultant
9 8 (8.79%) Senior SQL DBA
9 8 (8.79%) Senior SharePoint Developer
9 8 (8.79%) SQL Developer
10 7 (7.69%) Analyst
10 7 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (7.69%) Support Engineer
11 6 (6.59%) IT Support
11 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Consultant
11 6 (6.59%) Support Manager
12 5 (5.49%) Applications Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) .NET
2 9 (9.89%) .NET Framework
2 9 (9.89%) WCF
3 8 (8.79%) WPF
4 4 (4.40%) CSS
5 3 (3.30%) HTML
6 2 (2.20%) COM
6 2 (2.20%) SAML
7 1 (1.10%) Ajax
7 1 (1.10%) Web Services
7 1 (1.10%) DOM
7 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.89%) Data Integration
2 9 (9.89%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.49%) Mathematics
4 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.30%) Replication
5 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.30%) iPhone
6 2 (2.20%) DTV
6 2 (2.20%) Clustering
7 1 (1.10%) Statistics
7 1 (1.10%) Open Source
7 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 51 (56.04%) Windows
2 36 (39.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (20.88%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.49%) Windows 8
6 5 (5.49%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.40%) Linux
8 2 (2.20%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.10%) VMS
9 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.67%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (28.57%) ITIL
3 16 (17.58%) CRM
4 14 (15.38%) Project Management
5 13 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (13.19%) ETL
6 12 (13.19%) Scrum
7 11 (12.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (12.09%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (9.89%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (9.89%) Data Transformation
9 8 (8.79%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (8.79%) MVVM
10 7 (7.69%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.69%) Migration
11 5 (5.49%) Database Security
11 5 (5.49%) Data Modelling
11 5 (5.49%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.40%) Time Management
12 4 (4.40%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (41.76%) SQL
2 24 (26.37%) T-SQL
3 8 (8.79%) C++
4 6 (6.59%) C#
5 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.10%) Ada
6 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (54.95%) MCITP
3 39 (42.86%) MCSE
4 22 (24.18%) MCSA
5 14 (15.38%) MCP
6 11 (12.09%) MCDBA
6 11 (12.09%) Degree
7 9 (9.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (7.69%) CCNA
8 7 (7.69%) CCA
8 7 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (6.59%) CCAA
10 5 (5.49%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.20%) ACMT
12 1 (1.10%) VCAP
12 1 (1.10%) VCP5
12 1 (1.10%) MCSD
12 1 (1.10%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
1 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.10%) QA
1 1 (1.10%) Section 508
System Software
1 30 (32.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.79%) XenApp
4 7 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.30%) vSphere
7 2 (2.20%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.20%) UAG
7 2 (2.20%) XenServer
7 2 (2.20%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) SCCM
2 4 (4.40%) SCOM
2 4 (4.40%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.20%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.10%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.10%) SCSM
4 1 (1.10%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 73 (80.22%) Microsoft
2 24 (26.37%) VMware
3 20 (21.98%) Citrix
4 10 (10.99%) Cisco
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle
5 5 (5.49%) Juniper
6 3 (3.30%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (3.30%) NetApp
6 3 (3.30%) Red Gate
6 3 (3.30%) HP
6 3 (3.30%) Remedy
7 2 (2.20%) Apple
7 2 (2.20%) WatchGuard
7 2 (2.20%) SAP
7 2 (2.20%) IBM
8 1 (1.10%) Novell
8 1 (1.10%) Meridio
8 1 (1.10%) Dell
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