The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 293 279 268
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 42 49 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.41% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 1.64% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 39 36 68
Average salary £47,500 £36,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.13% -18.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £70,250 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3029 2991 3171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.75% 25.07% 22.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2569 2582 2848
Average salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,400 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
London

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 16 April 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 16 April 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (76.07%) SQL Server
3 97 (59.51%) .NET
3 97 (59.51%) C#
4 92 (56.44%) MCAD
4 92 (56.44%) MCSD
5 90 (55.21%) MCP
6 85 (52.15%) Microsoft
7 80 (49.08%) TDD
8 79 (48.47%) MVC
8 79 (48.47%) ASP.NET
9 78 (47.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 73 (44.79%) Web Application Development
11 71 (43.56%) Windows
11 71 (43.56%) WCF
12 70 (42.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 69 (42.33%) SQL Server 2012
14 61 (37.42%) WPF
14 61 (37.42%) Scrum
15 60 (36.81%) NHibernate
16 58 (35.58%) NUnit
16 58 (35.58%) Rhino Mocks
17 48 (29.45%) MCITP
18 46 (28.22%) BDD
18 46 (28.22%) Razor View Engine
19 41 (25.15%) SQL
20 39 (23.93%) MCSE
21 37 (22.70%) Kanban
22 36 (22.09%) LINQ
23 35 (21.47%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (17.79%) SharePoint
2 24 (14.72%) MS Exchange
3 20 (12.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (10.43%) Node.js
5 16 (9.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (7.98%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (7.36%) Lync
9 10 (6.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (5.52%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (1.84%) IIS
13 3 (1.84%) CMS
13 3 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (1.23%) Umbraco
14 2 (1.23%) Immediacy CMS
14 2 (1.23%) DNN
14 2 (1.23%) Kentico
Applications
1 29 (17.79%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.75%) MS Office
3 3 (1.84%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.59%) Office 365
2 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) IaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.43%) TCP/IP
2 16 (9.82%) DHCP
2 16 (9.82%) DNS
3 11 (6.75%) VPN
3 11 (6.75%) SAN
4 10 (6.13%) Unified Communications
5 9 (5.52%) Internet
6 7 (4.29%) PBX
7 6 (3.68%) PSTN
7 6 (3.68%) LAN
8 5 (3.07%) Kerberos
8 5 (3.07%) Firewall
8 5 (3.07%) MPLS
9 3 (1.84%) Broadband
9 3 (1.84%) SMTP
9 3 (1.84%) VoIP
9 3 (1.84%) H.323
10 2 (1.23%) WAN
10 2 (1.23%) NAS
11 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (76.07%) SQL Server
2 69 (42.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (17.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (12.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (10.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (9.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (7.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 12 (7.36%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (6.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (6.13%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.23%) OLTP
10 2 (1.23%) OLAP
10 2 (1.23%) Data Mart
10 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 58 (35.58%) NUnit
1 58 (35.58%) Rhino Mocks
2 34 (20.86%) Moq
3 29 (17.79%) Subversion
4 13 (7.98%) Git (software)
5 7 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.68%) MSTest
7 5 (3.07%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (2.45%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.84%) JIRA
10 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
General
1 34 (20.86%) Finance
2 18 (11.04%) Games
3 17 (10.43%) Banking
4 10 (6.13%) Advertising
5 5 (3.07%) Retail
5 5 (3.07%) Music Industry
6 4 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.23%) Legal
7 2 (1.23%) Front Office
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 103 (63.19%) Developer
2 59 (36.20%) .NET Developer
3 41 (25.15%) C# Developer
4 28 (17.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (10.43%) ASP.NET Developer
5 17 (10.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (9.20%) Agile .NET Developer
6 15 (9.20%) Consultant
7 13 (7.98%) Architect
8 12 (7.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (6.13%) Graduate
9 10 (6.13%) Agile C# Developer
10 9 (5.52%) SQL Developer
11 8 (4.91%) Analyst
11 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Consultant
12 7 (4.29%) DBA
13 6 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (3.68%) Administrator
13 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 5 (3.07%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (59.51%) .NET
2 79 (48.47%) ASP.NET
3 78 (47.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 71 (43.56%) WCF
5 70 (42.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 61 (37.42%) WPF
7 60 (36.81%) NHibernate
8 46 (28.22%) Razor View Engine
9 36 (22.09%) LINQ
10 34 (20.86%) Ajax
11 33 (20.25%) .NET Framework
12 31 (19.02%) Silverlight
13 30 (18.40%) Castle Windsor
14 29 (17.79%) HTML
15 28 (17.18%) HTML5
16 27 (16.56%) WinForms
17 26 (15.95%) CSS
18 24 (14.72%) MonoRail
19 13 (7.98%) Ninject
20 11 (6.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) Client/Server
2 9 (5.52%) Tandem
2 9 (5.52%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.68%) DTV
4 6 (3.68%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (3.07%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.07%) CMDB
5 5 (3.07%) iPhone
6 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.45%) Clustering
7 3 (1.84%) Social Network
7 3 (1.84%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.23%) Derivative
8 2 (1.23%) Streaming Music
8 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.23%) Replication
9 1 (0.61%) Statistics
9 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 71 (43.56%) Windows
2 35 (21.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.29%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.07%) Android
7 4 (2.45%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.84%) Linux
9 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (49.08%) TDD
2 79 (48.47%) MVC
3 73 (44.79%) Web Application Development
4 61 (37.42%) Scrum
5 46 (28.22%) BDD
6 37 (22.70%) Kanban
7 33 (20.25%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (9.82%) OO
8 16 (9.82%) MVVM
9 15 (9.20%) ITIL
9 15 (9.20%) Service Delivery
10 14 (8.59%) Project Management
11 13 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (7.98%) Dependency Injection
12 10 (6.13%) Domain-Driven Design
13 9 (5.52%) Migration
14 7 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (4.29%) E-Commerce
14 7 (4.29%) OOP
14 7 (4.29%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 97 (59.51%) C#
2 41 (25.15%) SQL
3 31 (19.02%) JavaScript
4 29 (17.79%) T-SQL
5 16 (9.82%) VB.NET
6 11 (6.75%) VB
7 10 (6.13%) PowerShell
7 10 (6.13%) Ruby
8 6 (3.68%) VBScript
9 3 (1.84%) C++
10 2 (1.23%) VBA
11 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 163 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (56.44%) MCAD
2 92 (56.44%) MCSD
3 90 (55.21%) MCP
4 48 (29.45%) MCITP
5 39 (23.93%) MCSE
6 17 (10.43%) MCSA
7 15 (9.20%) Degree
8 7 (4.29%) MCPD
9 5 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.07%) CCNA
10 4 (2.45%) CCNP
10 4 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.84%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.61%) VCAP
13 1 (0.61%) MOS
13 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.61%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (11.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.29%) Forefront TMG
3 7 (4.29%) UAG
4 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.23%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.61%) vSphere
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 17 (10.43%) SCCM
2 14 (8.59%) SCOM
3 6 (3.68%) HP SIM
3 6 (3.68%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 85 (52.15%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.82%) VMware
3 10 (6.13%) Facebook
4 8 (4.91%) Citrix
4 8 (4.91%) Oracle
5 7 (4.29%) HP
6 6 (3.68%) Cisco
6 6 (3.68%) Siemens
6 6 (3.68%) Polycom
6 6 (3.68%) NetScout
6 6 (3.68%) Mitel
6 6 (3.68%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.07%) Google
7 5 (3.07%) Sun
8 4 (2.45%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (1.84%) EMC
10 2 (1.23%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.23%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.23%) EPiServer
10 2 (1.23%) Alterian
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