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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 614 375 225
Rank change year-on-year
-239 -150
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 268 735 1310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.67% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 2.44% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 234 671 1262
Average salary £35,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
27877 30152 27980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.01% 27.32% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22282 24016 22927
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -197 89 £36,250 -23.68% 13
South East -48 77 £35,500 +1.42% 9
North West -22 39 £38,750 +10.71% 2
West Midlands -19 22 £35,000 -16.66%
East of England -37 19 £31,000 -22.50% 2
East Midlands -41 10 £23,500 -42.68% 1
Yorkshire -22 6 £50,000 +19.04%
South West -30 6 £26,000 -20.00% 2
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 655 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 515 (78.63%) Microsoft
3 469 (71.60%) Windows
4 367 (56.03%) MCITP
5 340 (51.91%) Active Directory
6 316 (48.24%) MCSE
7 250 (38.17%) MS Exchange
8 236 (36.03%) MCP
8 236 (36.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 216 (32.98%) MS Excel
10 206 (31.45%) Windows 7
11 203 (30.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 197 (30.08%) SQL Server
13 175 (26.72%) SQL
14 173 (26.41%) ITIL
15 163 (24.89%) VMware
16 156 (23.82%) Exchange Server 2010
17 137 (20.92%) MCSA
18 135 (20.61%) MS Office
19 130 (19.85%) LAN
20 126 (19.24%) Cisco
21 125 (19.08%) DNS
22 124 (18.93%) CCNA
22 124 (18.93%) Cisco Certification
23 117 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
24 116 (17.71%) Exchange Server 2013
25 115 (17.56%) WAN
26 113 (17.25%) TCP/IP
27 112 (17.10%) Lync
28 109 (16.64%) Hyper-V

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 250 (38.17%) MS Exchange
2 156 (23.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 116 (17.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 112 (17.10%) Lync
5 85 (12.98%) SharePoint
6 69 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 47 (7.18%) IIS
8 37 (5.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 30 (4.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 26 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
12 17 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
14 8 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.46%) Oracle 9iAS
16 3 (0.46%) Oracle Application Server
17 2 (0.31%) MS Project Server
17 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
17 2 (0.31%) Documentum
Applications
1 216 (32.98%) MS Excel
2 135 (20.61%) MS Office
3 9 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (1.22%) Mingle
5 3 (0.46%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.46%) ProjectWise
5 3 (0.46%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 45 (6.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) SAP CCM
2 4 (0.61%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.46%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 87 (13.28%) Office 365
2 40 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.76%) IaaS
5 4 (0.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 130 (19.85%) LAN
2 125 (19.08%) DNS
3 115 (17.56%) WAN
4 113 (17.25%) TCP/IP
5 102 (15.57%) DHCP
6 84 (12.82%) VPN
7 67 (10.23%) Firewall
8 54 (8.24%) SAN
9 32 (4.89%) VoIP
10 26 (3.97%) Unified Communications
11 25 (3.82%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (3.51%) VLAN
13 22 (3.36%) Network Security
14 21 (3.21%) NAS
15 19 (2.90%) Wireless
16 16 (2.44%) ADSL
17 11 (1.68%) VDSL
18 8 (1.22%) Internet
19 5 (0.76%) Cisco IPT
19 5 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (30.08%) SQL Server
2 99 (15.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (10.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (6.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 28 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (3.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (3.66%) MySQL
10 22 (3.36%) Oracle Database
11 18 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 11 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (1.37%) Oracle9i Database
14 9 (1.37%) Big Data
15 8 (1.22%) RavenDB
15 8 (1.22%) Neo4j
16 7 (1.07%) QlikView
17 6 (0.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (6.56%) NUnit
2 41 (6.26%) Visual Studio
3 26 (3.97%) Rhino Mocks
3 26 (3.97%) Moq
4 13 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.37%) MSTest
5 9 (1.37%) CruiseControl
5 9 (1.37%) MSBuild
6 8 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (1.22%) Subversion
6 8 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (1.22%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.22%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.31%) JIRA
General
1 49 (7.48%) Finance
2 26 (3.97%) Games
3 22 (3.36%) Marketing
4 14 (2.14%) Legal
4 14 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.68%) Retail
6 9 (1.37%) Advertising
7 5 (0.76%) Automotive
8 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.61%) Local Government
9 3 (0.46%) Law
10 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (18.63%) Support Engineer
2 97 (14.81%) Analyst
3 85 (12.98%) Developer
4 79 (12.06%) DBA
5 71 (10.84%) Consultant
6 66 (10.08%) SQL DBA
7 61 (9.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 59 (9.01%) Administrator
9 51 (7.79%) .NET Developer
10 48 (7.33%) Microsoft Consultant
11 44 (6.72%) Technical Consultant
11 44 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
11 44 (6.72%) IT Support
12 38 (5.80%) Support Analyst
13 36 (5.50%) Junior
14 26 (3.97%) Graduate
14 26 (3.97%) SQL Server DBA
14 26 (3.97%) Service Desk Analyst
14 26 (3.97%) Junior .NET Developer
14 26 (3.97%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (16.34%) .NET
2 79 (12.06%) ASP.NET
3 74 (11.30%) .NET Framework
4 53 (8.09%) HTML
5 48 (7.33%) CSS
6 47 (7.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (5.04%) LINQ
7 33 (5.04%) WCF
8 26 (3.97%) NHibernate
9 25 (3.82%) Entity Framework
10 24 (3.66%) Ajax
11 20 (3.05%) Web Services
12 18 (2.75%) jQuery
13 14 (2.14%) XML
14 12 (1.83%) HTML5
15 11 (1.68%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
16 8 (1.22%) Silverlight
16 8 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
16 8 (1.22%) RESTful
16 8 (1.22%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.73%) Private Cloud
3 29 (4.43%) Blackberry
4 25 (3.82%) Replication
4 25 (3.82%) Data Centre
5 22 (3.36%) Statistics
6 21 (3.21%) Clustering
7 14 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.37%) Digital Media
10 8 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.22%) FlexPod
10 8 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.22%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.92%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.92%) iPhone
11 6 (0.92%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.61%) User Experience
12 4 (0.61%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 469 (71.60%) Windows
2 236 (36.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 206 (31.45%) Windows 7
4 203 (30.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 103 (15.73%) Windows 8
6 99 (15.11%) Windows XP
7 93 (14.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (2.90%) Linux
9 18 (2.75%) Mac OS
10 10 (1.53%) CentOS
11 9 (1.37%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.37%) UNIX
12 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.46%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.46%) Android
12 3 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.31%) Solaris
13 2 (0.31%) Fedora
14 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (26.41%) ITIL
2 82 (12.52%) Migration
3 69 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (8.70%) MVC
4 57 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 54 (8.24%) CRM
6 46 (7.02%) Mentoring
7 44 (6.72%) Web Application Development
8 40 (6.11%) Project Management
8 40 (6.11%) Service Management
9 39 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 35 (5.34%) TDD
11 34 (5.19%) BDD
12 31 (4.73%) Scrum
13 30 (4.58%) PRINCE2
14 27 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (4.12%) Change Management
15 26 (3.97%) Kanban
15 26 (3.97%) Service Delivery
16 25 (3.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 175 (26.72%) SQL
2 93 (14.20%) C#
3 64 (9.77%) T-SQL
4 51 (7.79%) PowerShell
5 43 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.83%) VB.NET
7 9 (1.37%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.37%) VB
8 7 (1.07%) VBScript
8 7 (1.07%) C
9 6 (0.92%) JAQL
10 4 (0.61%) Java
11 3 (0.46%) Prolog
12 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.31%) C++
12 2 (0.31%) Python
13 1 (0.15%) Perl
13 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 655 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 367 (56.03%) MCITP
3 316 (48.24%) MCSE
4 236 (36.03%) MCP
5 137 (20.92%) MCSA
6 124 (18.93%) CCNA
6 124 (18.93%) Cisco Certification
7 98 (14.96%) Degree
8 66 (10.08%) MCSD
9 58 (8.85%) MCAD
10 52 (7.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 35 (5.34%) Security Cleared
12 34 (5.19%) Citrix Certification
13 28 (4.27%) CCA
14 27 (4.12%) MCPD
15 23 (3.51%) MCDST
16 21 (3.21%) A+ Certification
17 20 (3.05%) SC Cleared
18 16 (2.44%) CCNP
19 14 (2.14%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.55%) SLA
2 7 (1.07%) ISO 9000
2 7 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.61%) TickIT
System Software
1 340 (51.91%) Active Directory
2 117 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (16.64%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.90%) vSphere
5 17 (2.60%) XenApp
6 14 (2.14%) Forefront TMG
7 11 (1.68%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.68%) Terminal Server
8 10 (1.53%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.92%) XenServer
11 5 (0.76%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.31%) UAG
13 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 62 (9.47%) SCOM
2 52 (7.94%) SCCM
3 17 (2.60%) AirWatch
4 10 (1.53%) SCVMM
4 10 (1.53%) WSUS
5 8 (1.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 7 (1.07%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.92%) Casper Suite
7 6 (0.92%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.76%) SCSM
8 5 (0.76%) SCDPM
8 5 (0.76%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.46%) Nagios
10 3 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.46%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 515 (78.63%) Microsoft
2 163 (24.89%) VMware
3 126 (19.24%) Cisco
4 72 (10.99%) Citrix
5 57 (8.70%) HP
6 37 (5.65%) Oracle
7 35 (5.34%) NetApp
8 33 (5.04%) Apple
9 25 (3.82%) Dell
10 17 (2.60%) Juniper
10 17 (2.60%) Symantec
11 16 (2.44%) IBM
12 15 (2.29%) Avaya
13 14 (2.14%) Business Objects
13 14 (2.14%) Red Gate
14 12 (1.83%) Remedy
15 10 (1.53%) MicroStrategy
16 9 (1.37%) Adobe
17 7 (1.07%) McAfee
18 6 (0.92%) Altiris
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
North London
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £15,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £15,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
St Paul's Catholic College
Salary: £23,761 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Artemis IT Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45000
Posted: 10 days ago
East London
GDIT
Posted: 11 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
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Lincoln
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
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