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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 542 346 218
Rank change year-on-year
-196 -128
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 354 859 1389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.77% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 2.84% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 331 797 1331
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
28376 30283 28909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.41% 27.18% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 22381 24475 23573
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £66,000
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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -151 148 £42,500 -10.52% 10
South East -103 62 £35,500 -16.47% 7
East of England -4 40 £36,000 -10.00% 2
North West -25 40 £38,250 +9.28% 7
Yorkshire +8 28 £40,000 -11.11% 3
West Midlands -15 27 £37,500 -21.05% 3
East Midlands -35 12 £22,000 -45.67%
South West -52 7 £22,500 -45.78% 1
North East -7 5 £52,500 +23.52%
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 732 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 568 (77.60%) Microsoft
3 542 (74.04%) Windows
4 409 (55.87%) MCITP
5 356 (48.63%) MCSE
6 341 (46.58%) Active Directory
7 274 (37.43%) MS Exchange
8 250 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 247 (33.74%) MCP
10 237 (32.38%) Windows 7
11 234 (31.97%) SQL Server
12 217 (29.64%) MS Excel
13 214 (29.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 207 (28.28%) SQL
15 180 (24.59%) ITIL
16 171 (23.36%) MCSA
17 168 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2010
18 164 (22.40%) VMware
19 146 (19.95%) Cisco
20 143 (19.54%) MS Office
20 143 (19.54%) Lync
21 126 (17.21%) LAN
22 123 (16.80%) .NET
23 120 (16.39%) Windows 8
24 119 (16.26%) CCNA
24 119 (16.26%) TCP/IP
24 119 (16.26%) Cisco Certification
25 117 (15.98%) C#
26 116 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
27 115 (15.71%) SQL Server 2008

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 274 (37.43%) MS Exchange
2 168 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 143 (19.54%) Lync
4 109 (14.89%) SharePoint
5 105 (14.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 82 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 58 (7.92%) IIS
8 47 (6.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 41 (5.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 32 (4.37%) BizTalk Server
11 27 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (2.46%) Office Communications Server
13 11 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.82%) Documentum
15 5 (0.68%) OpenEdge
16 4 (0.55%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 217 (29.64%) MS Excel
2 143 (19.54%) MS Office
3 10 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.09%) Mingle
5 3 (0.41%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 56 (7.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.41%) SAP CCM
3 3 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 106 (14.48%) Office 365
2 56 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (2.19%) IaaS
5 4 (0.55%) Yammer
6 2 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (17.21%) LAN
2 119 (16.26%) TCP/IP
3 111 (15.16%) WAN
4 104 (14.21%) DNS
5 84 (11.48%) VPN
6 77 (10.52%) DHCP
7 68 (9.29%) Firewall
8 56 (7.65%) SAN
9 40 (5.46%) VoIP
10 25 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
10 25 (3.42%) Unified Communications
11 21 (2.87%) Network Security
11 21 (2.87%) NAS
12 19 (2.60%) VLAN
13 15 (2.05%) Internet
14 14 (1.91%) ADSL
15 10 (1.37%) PBX
15 10 (1.37%) Wireless
16 9 (1.23%) VDSL
17 7 (0.96%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (31.97%) SQL Server
2 115 (15.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (8.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 63 (8.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (5.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 37 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 37 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 26 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (2.60%) MySQL
9 11 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 10 (1.37%) Oracle Database
11 8 (1.09%) RavenDB
11 8 (1.09%) Neo4j
12 7 (0.96%) Big Data
12 7 (0.96%) QlikView
12 7 (0.96%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (0.68%) Data Mart
13 5 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 44 (6.01%) NUnit
2 34 (4.64%) Visual Studio
3 26 (3.55%) Rhino Mocks
3 26 (3.55%) Moq
4 12 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.23%) MSTest
5 9 (1.23%) CruiseControl
5 9 (1.23%) MSBuild
6 8 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (1.09%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.09%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.27%) JIRA
9 1 (0.14%) Subversion
9 1 (0.14%) MSI
General
1 55 (7.51%) Finance
2 26 (3.55%) Games
3 20 (2.73%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.73%) Marketing
4 18 (2.46%) Legal
5 14 (1.91%) Advertising
6 11 (1.50%) Retail
7 4 (0.55%) Local Government
8 3 (0.41%) Law
9 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.27%) Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 134 (18.31%) Support Engineer
2 117 (15.98%) Consultant
3 101 (13.80%) Developer
4 87 (11.89%) DBA
5 81 (11.07%) Microsoft Consultant
6 76 (10.38%) Administrator
7 75 (10.25%) Analyst
8 74 (10.11%) SQL DBA
9 65 (8.88%) Technical Consultant
10 60 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
11 55 (7.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 52 (7.10%) IT Support
13 47 (6.42%) .NET Developer
14 35 (4.78%) Junior
14 35 (4.78%) Support Analyst
15 27 (3.69%) IT Support Engineer
16 26 (3.55%) Junior .NET Developer
16 26 (3.55%) SharePoint Developer
16 26 (3.55%) Graduate
16 26 (3.55%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (16.80%) .NET
2 92 (12.57%) ASP.NET
3 80 (10.93%) .NET Framework
4 59 (8.06%) HTML
5 55 (7.51%) CSS
6 46 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 41 (5.60%) WCF
8 33 (4.51%) LINQ
9 27 (3.69%) Ajax
10 26 (3.55%) NHibernate
11 25 (3.42%) Entity Framework
12 16 (2.19%) Web Services
13 15 (2.05%) XML
14 13 (1.78%) ADO.NET
15 12 (1.64%) jQuery
16 11 (1.50%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
17 8 (1.09%) RESTful
17 8 (1.09%) Silverlight
17 8 (1.09%) KnockoutJS
17 8 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.51%) Private Cloud
2 52 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.10%) Blackberry
4 24 (3.28%) Statistics
5 22 (3.01%) Replication
6 21 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
7 15 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.78%) Clustering
9 10 (1.37%) Digital Media
10 9 (1.23%) FlexPod
11 8 (1.09%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.09%) iPhone
11 8 (1.09%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.96%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.96%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.55%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.41%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.41%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.41%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 542 (74.04%) Windows
2 250 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 237 (32.38%) Windows 7
4 214 (29.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (16.39%) Windows 8
6 116 (15.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 98 (13.39%) Windows XP
8 29 (3.96%) Linux
9 14 (1.91%) UNIX
10 13 (1.78%) Mac OS
11 10 (1.37%) CentOS
12 6 (0.82%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.55%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.41%) Android
16 2 (0.27%) Fedora
16 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.27%) Solaris
17 1 (0.14%) AIX
17 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (24.59%) ITIL
2 110 (15.03%) Migration
3 84 (11.48%) CRM
4 75 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (10.11%) Performance Tuning
6 63 (8.61%) Mentoring
7 55 (7.51%) MVC
8 46 (6.28%) PRINCE2
9 45 (6.15%) Service Delivery
10 40 (5.46%) Disaster Recovery
11 39 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (5.33%) Web Application Development
12 36 (4.92%) Project Management
13 34 (4.64%) TDD
13 34 (4.64%) BDD
14 30 (4.10%) Scrum
14 30 (4.10%) OO
15 26 (3.55%) OOA/OOD
15 26 (3.55%) Software Engineering
15 26 (3.55%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 207 (28.28%) SQL
2 117 (15.98%) C#
3 71 (9.70%) T-SQL
4 50 (6.83%) PowerShell
5 49 (6.69%) JavaScript
6 22 (3.01%) VB.NET
7 14 (1.91%) VB
8 13 (1.78%) C
9 10 (1.37%) Java
10 9 (1.23%) VBScript
11 7 (0.96%) C++
12 6 (0.82%) JAQL
13 4 (0.55%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 732 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 409 (55.87%) MCITP
3 356 (48.63%) MCSE
4 247 (33.74%) MCP
5 171 (23.36%) MCSA
6 119 (16.26%) CCNA
6 119 (16.26%) Cisco Certification
7 86 (11.75%) Degree
8 72 (9.84%) MCSD
9 61 (8.33%) MCAD
10 52 (7.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 41 (5.60%) Security Cleared
12 39 (5.33%) Citrix Certification
13 37 (5.05%) CCA
14 33 (4.51%) SC Cleared
15 27 (3.69%) MCDST
15 27 (3.69%) MCPD
16 19 (2.60%) CCNP
17 18 (2.46%) CCEE
17 18 (2.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (9.29%) SLA
2 5 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.41%) TickIT
3 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.27%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.14%) HL7
5 1 (0.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 341 (46.58%) Active Directory
2 115 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (15.30%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.01%) vSphere
5 17 (2.32%) XenApp
6 13 (1.78%) Forefront TMG
7 11 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.37%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.37%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.09%) XenServer
10 7 (0.96%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.82%) UAG
12 3 (0.41%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 95 (12.98%) SCOM
2 81 (11.07%) SCCM
3 22 (3.01%) SCVMM
4 17 (2.32%) AirWatch
5 16 (2.19%) SCOrch
6 11 (1.50%) SCSM
6 11 (1.50%) Backup Exec
6 11 (1.50%) SCDPM
7 9 (1.23%) WSUS
8 8 (1.09%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 7 (0.96%) Windows Intune
10 5 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.55%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.41%) Casper Suite
13 2 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
13 2 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.27%) Nagios
13 2 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
14 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
14 1 (0.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 568 (77.60%) Microsoft
2 164 (22.40%) VMware
3 146 (19.95%) Cisco
4 61 (8.33%) Citrix
5 49 (6.69%) HP
6 42 (5.74%) Apple
7 36 (4.92%) NetApp
8 33 (4.51%) Oracle
9 27 (3.69%) Remedy
10 23 (3.14%) Avaya
10 23 (3.14%) Juniper
11 21 (2.87%) LANDesk
12 19 (2.60%) Dell
13 13 (1.78%) IBM
13 13 (1.78%) Symantec
14 12 (1.64%) McAfee
15 10 (1.37%) Adobe
16 8 (1.09%) Veeam
17 6 (0.82%) Acme Packet
17 6 (0.82%) Sonus
South West London
TFL
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Salford, Lancashire
ninesharp
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + 5% pension, medical, 25 holidays
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
IT Human Resources
Salary: bonus, Pension, benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cornwallis Elt Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £43,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £60000 Per Annum + £10,000 bonus paid montly +
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-45k
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago