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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 232 266 257
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 29 52 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 2.05% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 26 52 62
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £53,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £30,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
1753 2541 2553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 26.19% 24.91% 24.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1574 2199 2166
Average salary £55,000 £51,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.79% -1.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £32,500 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 2016.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (83.33%) MCSE
3 36 (75.00%) MCITP
4 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
5 31 (64.58%) Windows
6 25 (52.08%) MCSA
7 22 (45.83%) ITIL
8 20 (41.67%) Finance
8 20 (41.67%) Windows Server
9 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
9 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
10 17 (35.42%) MCP
11 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (31.25%) MS Office
12 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
12 15 (31.25%) VPN
12 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (29.17%) MS Exchange
13 14 (29.17%) SQL
14 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
14 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
15 11 (22.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 11 (22.92%) Database Theory
15 11 (22.92%) Relational Database Theory
15 11 (22.92%) Degree
15 11 (22.92%) Solvency II
15 11 (22.92%) Data Protection
15 11 (22.92%) MCDBA

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
1 15 (31.25%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.25%) VPN
2 10 (20.83%) TCP/IP
3 9 (18.75%) Firewall
3 9 (18.75%) VLAN
4 8 (16.67%) LAN
5 7 (14.58%) DHCP
5 7 (14.58%) DNS
5 7 (14.58%) WAN
6 5 (10.42%) VoIP
7 4 (8.33%) Internet
8 2 (4.17%) Network Security
8 2 (4.17%) SSL
9 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
4 8 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 20 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Games
3 3 (6.25%) Back Office
4 2 (4.17%) Japanese Language
4 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Administrator
1 12 (25.00%) Analyst
1 12 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) DBA
2 11 (22.92%) Server Administrator
2 11 (22.92%) SQL DBA
2 11 (22.92%) SQL Server DBA
3 10 (20.83%) Support Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Support Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Information Security Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) IT Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Security Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (10.42%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.58%) Blackberry
3 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
5 4 (8.33%) EPoS
5 4 (8.33%) iPhone
6 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
6 2 (4.17%) User Experience
7 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (64.58%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (22.92%) Linux
5 10 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (10.42%) Windows 8
7 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (8.33%) Mac OS X
9 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.08%) Debian
10 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) ITIL
2 11 (22.92%) Data Protection
2 11 (22.92%) Database Theory
2 11 (22.92%) Relational Database Theory
3 8 (16.67%) Information Security
3 8 (16.67%) SDLC
3 8 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.33%) Migration
5 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.33%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.25%) Database Security
6 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.25%) Patch Management
6 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.25%) SIEM
7 2 (4.17%) Presales
7 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (83.33%) MCSE
3 36 (75.00%) MCITP
4 25 (52.08%) MCSA
5 17 (35.42%) MCP
6 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (22.92%) Degree
7 11 (22.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (22.92%) MCDBA
8 9 (18.75%) CCNA
9 7 (14.58%) CCNP
10 6 (12.50%) MCDST
11 2 (4.17%) A+ Certification
12 1 (2.08%) MOS
12 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
12 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) Solvency II
2 8 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (16.67%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) vSphere
4 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
1 3 (6.25%) WSUS
2 2 (4.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) Cisco
3 9 (18.75%) VMware
4 5 (10.42%) Apple
4 5 (10.42%) Avaya
5 3 (6.25%) Citrix
5 3 (6.25%) Juniper
5 3 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.17%) arcserve
6 2 (4.17%) HP
6 2 (4.17%) Mitel
7 1 (2.08%) iManage
7 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL
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