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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 432 203 209
Rank change year-on-year
-229 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 581 1387 1491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.53% 1.39% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% 5.16% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 503 1348 1420
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
29271 26901 31346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.93% 27.03% 28.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22897 22080 26790
Average salary £45,000 £44,145 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.93% +3.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -199 189 £40,000 -15.78% 9
South East -119 150 £33,000 -17.50% 18
North West -48 82 £34,500 -8.00%
East of England -38 73 £47,500 +18.75% 4
West Midlands -69 44 £55,000 +29.41% 2
East Midlands -73 41 £42,000 +12.00% 2
Yorkshire -64 34 £42,000 +20.00%
South West -78 23 £42,500 +6.25% 4
North East -17 8 £25,000 -16.66% 3
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1355 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 787 (58.08%) SQL Server
2 787 (58.08%) Windows
3 741 (54.69%) Microsoft
4 681 (50.26%) MCP
5 627 (46.27%) .NET
6 590 (43.54%) C#
7 526 (38.82%) MCSD
8 511 (37.71%) MCITP
9 508 (37.49%) ASP.NET
10 486 (35.87%) MCAD
11 469 (34.61%) MVC
11 469 (34.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 466 (34.39%) MCSE
13 457 (33.73%) TDD
14 423 (31.22%) WCF
15 411 (30.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 404 (29.82%) Scrum
17 398 (29.37%) Web Application Development
18 393 (29.00%) NUnit
19 387 (28.56%) VMware
20 386 (28.49%) Windows Server 2008
21 384 (28.34%) Rhino Mocks
22 366 (27.01%) MS Excel
23 361 (26.64%) SQL Server 2012
24 328 (24.21%) Razor View Engine
25 324 (23.91%) WPF
26 313 (23.10%) Active Directory
27 309 (22.80%) SQL
28 306 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 303 (22.36%) MS Exchange
2 218 (16.09%) SharePoint
3 174 (12.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 143 (10.55%) Lync
5 134 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 123 (9.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 90 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 75 (5.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 69 (5.09%) BizTalk Server
10 57 (4.21%) IIS
11 50 (3.69%) SharePoint 2010
12 46 (3.39%) Office Communications Server
13 30 (2.21%) Node.js
14 20 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 16 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.30%) MS Project Server
17 3 (0.22%) TPMS
17 3 (0.22%) CMS
18 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
18 2 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 366 (27.01%) MS Excel
2 129 (9.52%) MS Office
3 9 (0.66%) MS Project
4 7 (0.52%) Mingle
4 7 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.44%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.15%) Maya
7 2 (0.15%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 37 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.52%) Summit
3 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 101 (7.45%) Office 365
2 83 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.37%) IaaS
6 4 (0.30%) SaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 206 (15.20%) DNS
2 196 (14.46%) SAN
3 169 (12.47%) DHCP
4 122 (9.00%) VPN
5 118 (8.71%) TCP/IP
6 83 (6.13%) Firewall
7 81 (5.98%) LAN
8 73 (5.39%) WAN
9 66 (4.87%) Unified Communications
10 61 (4.50%) Internet
11 55 (4.06%) Wireless
12 54 (3.99%) NAS
13 26 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (1.92%) PBX
13 26 (1.92%) SSL
14 22 (1.62%) PSTN
15 21 (1.55%) SMTP
15 21 (1.55%) MPLS
16 17 (1.25%) H.323
17 15 (1.11%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 787 (58.08%) SQL Server
2 361 (26.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 150 (11.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 115 (8.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 90 (6.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 77 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 62 (4.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 43 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 19 (1.40%) OLTP
10 19 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
11 15 (1.11%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.89%) OLAP
13 10 (0.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 9 (0.66%) DTS
15 8 (0.59%) Big Data
16 7 (0.52%) Neo4j
16 7 (0.52%) RavenDB
16 7 (0.52%) Relational Database
17 6 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 393 (29.00%) NUnit
2 384 (28.34%) Rhino Mocks
3 268 (19.78%) Moq
4 138 (10.18%) MSTest
5 125 (9.23%) Subversion
6 61 (4.50%) Visual Studio
7 52 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (1.77%) Git (software)
9 11 (0.81%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.44%) JIRA
12 2 (0.15%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.15%) NCover
12 2 (0.15%) FxCop
13 1 (0.074%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.074%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.074%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.074%) WATIR
General
1 187 (13.80%) Finance
2 108 (7.97%) Games
3 89 (6.57%) Banking
4 38 (2.80%) Music Industry
5 30 (2.21%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.14%) Legal
7 28 (2.07%) Advertising
8 26 (1.92%) Telecoms
9 24 (1.77%) Retail
10 15 (1.11%) Marketing
11 11 (0.81%) Law
12 9 (0.66%) Billing
13 6 (0.44%) Back Office
14 2 (0.15%) Electronics
14 2 (0.15%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.074%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.074%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 631 (46.57%) Developer
2 442 (32.62%) .NET Developer
3 179 (13.21%) Support Engineer
4 176 (12.99%) C# Developer
5 137 (10.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 122 (9.00%) Consultant
7 97 (7.16%) Analyst
8 90 (6.64%) Administrator
9 86 (6.35%) ASP.NET Developer
10 80 (5.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 78 (5.76%) DBA
12 77 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 70 (5.17%) SQL DBA
14 67 (4.94%) Microsoft Consultant
15 56 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
16 55 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
17 53 (3.91%) Junior
18 52 (3.84%) Graduate
19 48 (3.54%) Junior Developer
19 48 (3.54%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 627 (46.27%) .NET
2 508 (37.49%) ASP.NET
3 469 (34.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 423 (31.22%) WCF
5 411 (30.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 328 (24.21%) Razor View Engine
7 324 (23.91%) WPF
8 283 (20.89%) NHibernate
9 247 (18.23%) Castle Windsor
10 189 (13.95%) WinForms
11 165 (12.18%) HTML
12 146 (10.77%) Ninject
13 145 (10.70%) LINQ
14 142 (10.48%) Ajax
15 139 (10.26%) .NET Framework
16 131 (9.67%) Spring.NET
16 131 (9.67%) Unity DI Container
17 129 (9.52%) CSS
18 116 (8.56%) MonoRail
19 105 (7.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 131 (9.67%) Inversion of Control
2 58 (4.28%) Tandem
3 53 (3.91%) Blackberry
4 47 (3.47%) Client/Server
5 43 (3.17%) Clustering
6 40 (2.95%) Computer Science
7 28 (2.07%) Replication
8 26 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.77%) Streaming Music
10 20 (1.48%) iPhone
11 17 (1.25%) N-Tier
12 16 (1.18%) Mathematics
13 15 (1.11%) Social Network
13 15 (1.11%) Management Information System
13 15 (1.11%) Mobile App
14 13 (0.96%) Data Integration
15 11 (0.81%) EqualLogic
16 10 (0.74%) Celerra
17 9 (0.66%) CLARiiON
18 8 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 787 (58.08%) Windows
2 386 (28.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 225 (16.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 175 (12.92%) Windows 7
5 168 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (4.58%) Windows XP
7 56 (4.13%) Windows 8
8 35 (2.58%) Linux
9 25 (1.85%) Windows 2000
10 18 (1.33%) VMS
11 16 (1.18%) UNIX
12 15 (1.11%) Android
13 12 (0.89%) Apple iOS
14 11 (0.81%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.74%) CentOS
16 8 (0.59%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
19 1 (0.074%) Mac OS X
19 1 (0.074%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (34.61%) MVC
2 457 (33.73%) TDD
3 404 (29.82%) Scrum
4 398 (29.37%) Web Application Development
5 268 (19.78%) Kanban
6 231 (17.05%) ITIL
7 210 (15.50%) BDD
8 152 (11.22%) MVVM
9 146 (10.77%) Dependency Injection
10 141 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
11 131 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
12 113 (8.34%) OO
13 109 (8.04%) Migration
14 89 (6.57%) Performance Tuning
15 78 (5.76%) Project Management
16 67 (4.94%) CRM
17 64 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
18 61 (4.50%) Service Delivery
19 59 (4.35%) Change Management
20 58 (4.28%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 590 (43.54%) C#
2 309 (22.80%) SQL
3 147 (10.85%) JavaScript
4 131 (9.67%) T-SQL
5 85 (6.27%) VB.NET
6 65 (4.80%) VB
7 49 (3.62%) PowerShell
8 31 (2.29%) C++
9 16 (1.18%) Ruby
10 8 (0.59%) VC++
10 8 (0.59%) VB6
11 7 (0.52%) VBScript
12 6 (0.44%) VBA
13 4 (0.30%) Java
14 3 (0.22%) XPath
15 1 (0.074%) Python
15 1 (0.074%) Ada
15 1 (0.074%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.074%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.074%) C
Qualifications
1 1355 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 681 (50.26%) MCP
3 526 (38.82%) MCSD
4 511 (37.71%) MCITP
5 486 (35.87%) MCAD
6 466 (34.39%) MCSE
7 302 (22.29%) MCSA
8 195 (14.39%) Degree
9 114 (8.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 106 (7.82%) Cisco Certification
11 100 (7.38%) CCNA
12 93 (6.86%) Citrix Certification
13 89 (6.57%) CCA
14 38 (2.80%) MCDBA
15 31 (2.29%) VCAP
16 29 (2.14%) NCDA
17 22 (1.62%) MCPD
18 19 (1.40%) NCIE
19 17 (1.25%) CCEE
20 16 (1.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (5.09%) SLA
2 8 (0.59%) QA
3 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.22%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.15%) BS7799
5 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.074%) Section 508
System Software
1 313 (23.10%) Active Directory
2 306 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 239 (17.64%) Hyper-V
4 60 (4.43%) vSphere
5 55 (4.06%) XenDesktop
6 48 (3.54%) XenApp
6 48 (3.54%) VMware ESX
7 29 (2.14%) Forefront TMG
8 28 (2.07%) XenServer
9 26 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 22 (1.62%) UAG
11 15 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.96%) vCloud
13 8 (0.59%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.44%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.37%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.30%) NFS
17 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
17 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 67 (4.94%) SCCM
2 63 (4.65%) Backup Exec
3 58 (4.28%) SCOM
4 35 (2.58%) WSUS
5 34 (2.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 28 (2.07%) SCVMM
7 25 (1.85%) SCSM
8 7 (0.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 6 (0.44%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.37%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.22%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.15%) MOM
12 2 (0.15%) MIIS
13 1 (0.074%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 741 (54.69%) Microsoft
2 387 (28.56%) VMware
3 198 (14.61%) Citrix
4 123 (9.08%) HP
5 116 (8.56%) Cisco
6 77 (5.68%) EMC
7 75 (5.54%) Juniper
8 65 (4.80%) Apple
9 63 (4.65%) Symantec
10 61 (4.50%) NetApp
11 55 (4.06%) Veeam
12 54 (3.99%) Dell
13 46 (3.39%) Meru Networks
14 26 (1.92%) Mitel
15 22 (1.62%) Oracle
15 22 (1.62%) Polycom
16 20 (1.48%) McAfee
17 16 (1.18%) Siemens
18 15 (1.11%) Google
18 15 (1.11%) Facebook
Buckinghamshire
Centric Resource
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Vehicle
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
IT People First
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £24k - £28k per annum + £1k Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £30k - £36k per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
NAK Consulting
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum based upon experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago