The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 518 304 192
Rank change year-on-year
-214 -112
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 362 882 1460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.91% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 3.34% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 339 839 1411
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
MCTS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30049 26425 27647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 31.15% 27.22% 28.01%
Number of salaries quoted 24144 21044 22850
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCTS
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the England region.

MCTS Salary Trend in England

MCTS
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

MCTS Salary Histogram in England

MCTS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the England region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -146 151 £47,500 +5.55% 14
South East -123 68 £34,000 -15.00% 13
North West -57 41 £40,000 +14.28% 6
West Midlands -8 36 £47,500 - 4
Yorkshire +6 34 £50,000 +5.26% 4
East of England -50 27 £38,000 -5.00% 3
North East -4 14 £52,500 +45.83% 1
East Midlands -38 12 £21,500 -46.25% 2
South West -63 9 £22,500 -35.71% 4
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the England 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.

1 788 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 603 (76.52%) Microsoft
3 581 (73.73%) Windows
4 423 (53.68%) MCITP
5 392 (49.75%) MCSE
6 353 (44.80%) Active Directory
7 313 (39.72%) MS Exchange
8 289 (36.68%) MCP
9 282 (35.79%) SQL Server
10 265 (33.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 243 (30.84%) MS Excel
12 234 (29.70%) SQL
13 226 (28.68%) Windows 7
14 200 (25.38%) MCSA
15 197 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 182 (23.10%) Exchange Server 2010
16 182 (23.10%) VMware
17 179 (22.72%) ITIL
18 161 (20.43%) MS Office
19 152 (19.29%) Cisco
20 143 (18.15%) Lync
21 137 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
22 136 (17.26%) .NET
23 135 (17.13%) TCP/IP
24 134 (17.01%) SharePoint
25 133 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
26 131 (16.62%) C#
27 128 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
28 122 (15.48%) DNS
28 122 (15.48%) Cisco Certification

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT jobs across the England 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
1 313 (39.72%) MS Exchange
2 182 (23.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 143 (18.15%) Lync
4 134 (17.01%) SharePoint
5 105 (13.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 99 (12.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 68 (8.63%) IIS
8 60 (7.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 60 (7.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 41 (5.20%) BizTalk Server
10 37 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (2.54%) SharePoint Server
12 19 (2.41%) Office Communications Server
13 18 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (1.78%) OpenEdge
15 6 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.76%) Documentum
16 4 (0.51%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 243 (30.84%) MS Excel
2 161 (20.43%) MS Office
3 9 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.89%) Mingle
4 7 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.38%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 61 (7.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.38%) SAP CCM
3 3 (0.38%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 110 (13.96%) Office 365
2 69 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.41%) IaaS
4 12 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.25%) PaaS
5 2 (0.25%) Yammer
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (17.13%) TCP/IP
2 122 (15.48%) DNS
3 105 (13.32%) LAN
4 103 (13.07%) VPN
5 94 (11.93%) WAN
6 83 (10.53%) DHCP
7 58 (7.36%) Firewall
8 57 (7.23%) SAN
9 34 (4.31%) VoIP
10 27 (3.43%) Unified Communications
11 23 (2.92%) Network Security
12 22 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (2.79%) Internet
13 18 (2.28%) Wireless
14 17 (2.16%) VLAN
15 14 (1.78%) NAS
16 11 (1.40%) ADSL
17 10 (1.27%) PBX
18 6 (0.76%) ISDN
18 6 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (35.79%) SQL Server
2 137 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (8.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 54 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (5.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 41 (5.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 37 (4.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (2.41%) MySQL
10 8 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (1.02%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (0.89%) RavenDB
11 7 (0.89%) Neo4j
12 6 (0.76%) DTS
13 5 (0.63%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.63%) Big Data
13 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.51%) QlikView
14 4 (0.51%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 41 (5.20%) NUnit
2 27 (3.43%) Visual Studio
3 26 (3.30%) Rhino Mocks
3 26 (3.30%) Moq
4 8 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (1.02%) MSTest
5 7 (0.89%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.76%) MSBuild
6 6 (0.76%) CruiseControl
7 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.25%) JIRA
9 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 64 (8.12%) Finance
2 30 (3.81%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.30%) Games
4 23 (2.92%) Legal
5 16 (2.03%) Marketing
6 15 (1.90%) Advertising
7 13 (1.65%) Retail
8 5 (0.63%) Banking
9 4 (0.51%) Local Government
9 4 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.38%) Law
11 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 153 (19.42%) Support Engineer
2 130 (16.50%) Consultant
3 117 (14.85%) Developer
4 104 (13.20%) DBA
5 92 (11.68%) SQL DBA
6 81 (10.28%) Administrator
7 80 (10.15%) Microsoft Consultant
8 65 (8.25%) IT Support
9 62 (7.87%) 2nd Line Support
10 61 (7.74%) Technical Consultant
11 60 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 55 (6.98%) Analyst
13 48 (6.09%) SharePoint Developer
14 47 (5.96%) IT Support Engineer
15 41 (5.20%) .NET Developer
16 38 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
17 34 (4.31%) Junior
18 32 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 31 (3.93%) Architect
20 28 (3.55%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (17.26%) .NET
2 110 (13.96%) ASP.NET
3 89 (11.29%) .NET Framework
4 66 (8.38%) HTML
5 61 (7.74%) CSS
6 43 (5.46%) WCF
7 42 (5.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 36 (4.57%) Ajax
9 30 (3.81%) LINQ
10 26 (3.30%) NHibernate
11 23 (2.92%) ADO.NET
12 21 (2.66%) XML
13 16 (2.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 13 (1.65%) Web Services
15 12 (1.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 10 (1.27%) jQuery
16 10 (1.27%) WSH
17 7 (0.89%) RESTful
17 7 (0.89%) KnockoutJS
17 7 (0.89%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.84%) Blackberry
3 23 (2.92%) Statistics
4 22 (2.79%) Replication
5 20 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (2.41%) Clustering
7 18 (2.28%) iPhone
8 14 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.14%) FlexPod
10 8 (1.02%) Digital Media
10 8 (1.02%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.02%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.02%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.76%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.63%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.38%) CLARiiON
13 3 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.38%) Celerra
14 2 (0.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 581 (73.73%) Windows
2 265 (33.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 226 (28.68%) Windows 7
4 197 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 133 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 113 (14.34%) Windows 8
7 97 (12.31%) Windows XP
8 33 (4.19%) Linux
9 18 (2.28%) UNIX
10 9 (1.14%) CentOS
11 7 (0.89%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.63%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.63%) Android
13 3 (0.38%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.25%) Solaris
14 2 (0.25%) Fedora
14 2 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.13%) AIX
15 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (22.72%) ITIL
2 107 (13.58%) Migration
3 92 (11.68%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (11.42%) CRM
5 74 (9.39%) Performance Tuning
6 61 (7.74%) Mentoring
7 55 (6.98%) PRINCE2
8 50 (6.35%) MVC
8 50 (6.35%) Service Delivery
8 50 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 45 (5.71%) OO
9 45 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (4.82%) OOA/OOD
11 33 (4.19%) TDD
11 33 (4.19%) BDD
12 32 (4.06%) Web Application Development
12 32 (4.06%) Performance Monitoring
13 30 (3.81%) Scrum
14 26 (3.30%) Project Management
14 26 (3.30%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 234 (29.70%) SQL
2 131 (16.62%) C#
3 79 (10.03%) T-SQL
4 58 (7.36%) JavaScript
5 55 (6.98%) PowerShell
6 31 (3.93%) VB.NET
7 17 (2.16%) VB
8 14 (1.78%) C
9 12 (1.52%) Java
10 10 (1.27%) VBScript
11 8 (1.02%) C++
12 3 (0.38%) JAQL
13 2 (0.25%) Perl
14 1 (0.13%) PHP
14 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 788 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 423 (53.68%) MCITP
3 392 (49.75%) MCSE
4 289 (36.68%) MCP
5 200 (25.38%) MCSA
6 122 (15.48%) Cisco Certification
7 121 (15.36%) CCNA
8 89 (11.29%) Degree
9 79 (10.03%) MCSD
10 70 (8.88%) MCAD
11 60 (7.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 42 (5.33%) Citrix Certification
13 41 (5.20%) CCA
14 36 (4.57%) Security Cleared
15 33 (4.19%) SC Cleared
16 30 (3.81%) VCP4
17 29 (3.68%) MCPD
18 26 (3.30%) MCDST
18 26 (3.30%) CCNP
19 23 (2.92%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (8.38%) SLA
2 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.13%) QA
3 1 (0.13%) HL7
3 1 (0.13%) DICOM
3 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.13%) TickIT
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 353 (44.80%) Active Directory
2 128 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (14.59%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.05%) vSphere
5 17 (2.16%) XenApp
6 13 (1.65%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 9 (1.14%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.76%) UAG
10 6 (0.76%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.63%) XenServer
12 4 (0.51%) vCloud
13 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 92 (11.68%) SCOM
2 84 (10.66%) SCCM
3 24 (3.05%) Backup Exec
4 23 (2.92%) SCVMM
5 17 (2.16%) SCOrch
6 10 (1.27%) SCSM
6 10 (1.27%) SCDPM
7 8 (1.02%) WSUS
8 7 (0.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 7 (0.89%) Windows Intune
9 6 (0.76%) MIIS
10 5 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.51%) Casper Suite
12 3 (0.38%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.38%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.25%) Nagios
13 2 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
13 2 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 603 (76.52%) Microsoft
2 182 (23.10%) VMware
3 152 (19.29%) Cisco
4 81 (10.28%) Citrix
5 50 (6.35%) HP
6 49 (6.22%) Apple
7 33 (4.19%) Symantec
8 32 (4.06%) Oracle
9 31 (3.93%) Remedy
10 30 (3.81%) NetApp
11 25 (3.17%) Juniper
12 23 (2.92%) LANDesk
13 20 (2.54%) Avaya
14 19 (2.41%) McAfee
15 18 (2.28%) EMC
16 15 (1.90%) Veeam
17 13 (1.65%) SAP
18 11 (1.40%) Dell
19 9 (1.14%) Sybase
20 7 (0.89%) IBM
London
Roc Search
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Bonus, benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Essex
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits plus benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Harrington Starr
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum + Range of benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits pension,healthcare,season ticket l
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago