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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 282 272 248
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 44 48 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.40% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 1.75% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 39 47 74
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
3059 2749 3086
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.40% 22.68% 24.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2500 2438 2778
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,150 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,100 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (82.47%) Microsoft
3 56 (57.73%) SQL Server
4 54 (55.67%) MCITP
5 51 (52.58%) Windows
6 47 (48.45%) MS Excel
7 41 (42.27%) MCSE
7 41 (42.27%) SQL
8 36 (37.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (32.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 31 (31.96%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (28.87%) MS Exchange
12 27 (27.84%) T-SQL
12 27 (27.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 26 (26.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 26 (26.80%) SharePoint
13 26 (26.80%) Active Directory
14 24 (24.74%) VMware
15 23 (23.71%) ITIL
15 23 (23.71%) SQL Server 2005
16 20 (20.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 20 (20.62%) MCSA
16 20 (20.62%) .NET
17 19 (19.59%) Windows 7
18 18 (18.56%) Citrix
19 17 (17.53%) CRM
19 17 (17.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 16 (16.49%) Data Warehouse
21 15 (15.46%) Finance
21 15 (15.46%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 28 (28.87%) MS Exchange
2 26 (26.80%) SharePoint
3 15 (15.46%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (13.40%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (9.28%) Lync
8 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (5.15%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (4.12%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (3.09%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (2.06%) IIS
12 2 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (2.06%) K2 blackpearl
13 1 (1.03%) Umbraco
13 1 (1.03%) CMS
Applications
1 47 (48.45%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.37%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.06%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.31%) Office 365
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.06%) IaaS
4 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.43%) LAN
2 10 (10.31%) DHCP
2 10 (10.31%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.31%) VPN
2 10 (10.31%) DNS
3 9 (9.28%) WAN
4 8 (8.25%) Firewall
5 7 (7.22%) SAN
6 4 (4.12%) PBX
6 4 (4.12%) Internet
6 4 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (4.12%) Unified Communications
7 3 (3.09%) PSTN
8 2 (2.06%) ADSL
8 2 (2.06%) MPLS
9 1 (1.03%) NAS
9 1 (1.03%) SMTP
9 1 (1.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (57.73%) SQL Server
2 32 (32.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (27.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (26.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 23 (23.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (20.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (17.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 16 (16.49%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (8.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (4.12%) Big Data
11 3 (3.09%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 3 (3.09%) OLAP
11 3 (3.09%) OLTP
12 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.06%) JIRA
4 1 (1.03%) Subversion
4 1 (1.03%) WATIR
4 1 (1.03%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (15.46%) Finance
2 9 (9.28%) Banking
3 6 (6.19%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.15%) Billing
5 3 (3.09%) Retail
6 2 (2.06%) Electronics
6 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.06%) Marketing
7 1 (1.03%) Front Office
7 1 (1.03%) Back Office
7 1 (1.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (34.02%) Developer
2 17 (17.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 14 (14.43%) Senior Developer
4 13 (13.40%) Administrator
5 11 (11.34%) SharePoint Developer
6 10 (10.31%) DBA
6 10 (10.31%) Consultant
7 9 (9.28%) SQL Developer
8 8 (8.25%) Senior DBA
8 8 (8.25%) SQL DBA
8 8 (8.25%) Senior SharePoint Developer
9 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Consultant
9 7 (7.22%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (6.19%) Analyst
10 6 (6.19%) Technical Consultant
10 6 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (6.19%) Senior SQL DBA
10 6 (6.19%) Support Manager
11 5 (5.15%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (5.15%) Applications Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.62%) .NET
2 11 (11.34%) .NET Framework
3 9 (9.28%) WCF
4 8 (8.25%) WPF
5 4 (4.12%) CSS
6 3 (3.09%) HTML
6 3 (3.09%) COM
7 2 (2.06%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.06%) SAML
7 2 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.06%) jQuery
7 2 (2.06%) Ajax
8 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.03%) REST
8 1 (1.03%) Web Services
8 1 (1.03%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Data Integration
1 9 (9.28%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.09%) Clustering
4 3 (3.09%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.09%) Replication
5 2 (2.06%) DTV
5 2 (2.06%) CMDB
5 2 (2.06%) Derivative
5 2 (2.06%) Statistics
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.03%) Open Source
6 1 (1.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 51 (52.58%) Windows
2 36 (37.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (19.59%) Windows 7
4 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.19%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.12%) Linux
6 4 (4.12%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.06%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.96%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (23.71%) ITIL
3 17 (17.53%) CRM
4 15 (15.46%) Project Management
5 13 (13.40%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (13.40%) Scrum
6 12 (12.37%) ETL
7 10 (10.31%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (9.28%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (9.28%) Data Transformation
9 8 (8.25%) Service Delivery
9 8 (8.25%) Migration
9 8 (8.25%) Systems Analysis
9 8 (8.25%) MVVM
10 6 (6.19%) PRINCE2
10 6 (6.19%) Change Management
11 5 (5.15%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.15%) Data Modelling
12 3 (3.09%) Database Security
12 3 (3.09%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 41 (42.27%) SQL
2 27 (27.84%) T-SQL
3 10 (10.31%) C#
4 8 (8.25%) C++
5 2 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.06%) VBA
5 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.03%) Ruby
6 1 (1.03%) Ada
Qualifications
1 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (55.67%) MCITP
3 41 (42.27%) MCSE
4 20 (20.62%) MCSA
5 15 (15.46%) Degree
6 11 (11.34%) MCDBA
7 10 (10.31%) MCP
8 9 (9.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (7.22%) CCA
9 7 (7.22%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (6.19%) CCAA
11 5 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (5.15%) CCNA
12 4 (4.12%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.06%) MCSD
13 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
13 2 (2.06%) Security Cleared
14 1 (1.03%) VCAP
14 1 (1.03%) VCP5
14 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) Section 508
1 1 (1.03%) QA
1 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (26.80%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.25%) XenApp
4 7 (7.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (5.15%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.09%) vSphere
6 3 (3.09%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (3.09%) UAG
6 3 (3.09%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.06%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.06%) XenServer
7 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) SCCM
2 5 (5.15%) SCOM
3 3 (3.09%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.06%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.03%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.03%) SCSM
5 1 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.03%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 80 (82.47%) Microsoft
2 24 (24.74%) VMware
3 18 (18.56%) Citrix
4 10 (10.31%) Cisco
5 7 (7.22%) Oracle
6 5 (5.15%) Juniper
7 3 (3.09%) Red Gate
7 3 (3.09%) Mitel
7 3 (3.09%) Polycom
7 3 (3.09%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (3.09%) NetApp
7 3 (3.09%) Siemens
8 2 (2.06%) IBM
8 2 (2.06%) HP
8 2 (2.06%) SAP
8 2 (2.06%) Remedy
8 2 (2.06%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.03%) Altiris
9 1 (1.03%) Infor
9 1 (1.03%) Apple
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago