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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 514 253 179
Rank change year-on-year
-261 -74
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 378 1093 1653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.38% 1.13% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 4.17% 5.62%
Number of salaries quoted 359 1046 1604
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
27114 26186 29400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.57% 27.08% 28.15%
Number of salaries quoted 21845 20820 24857
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 £62,500 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -140 172 £47,500 +5.55% 19
South East -175 72 £34,000 -12.25% 12
West Midlands +22 51 £47,500 +18.75% 1
North West -87 29 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Yorkshire -34 27 £51,250 +28.12% 3
East Midlands -48 14 £31,500 -21.25% 2
East of England -113 12 £31,750 -20.62% 4
North East -6 10 £52,500 +50.00%
South West -58 10 £22,500 -35.71% 7
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 822 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 604 (73.48%) Windows
3 603 (73.36%) Microsoft
4 481 (58.52%) MCITP
5 432 (52.55%) MCSE
6 331 (40.27%) Active Directory
7 328 (39.90%) MS Exchange
8 313 (38.08%) MCP
9 293 (35.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 292 (35.52%) SQL Server
11 264 (32.12%) MS Excel
12 230 (27.98%) Windows 7
13 229 (27.86%) MCSA
14 225 (27.37%) VMware
15 214 (26.03%) SQL
16 197 (23.97%) Exchange Server 2010
17 196 (23.84%) Windows Server 2012
18 179 (21.78%) ITIL
19 177 (21.53%) MS Office
20 161 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
21 158 (19.22%) Windows Server 2003
22 152 (18.49%) Lync
23 145 (17.64%) TCP/IP
24 144 (17.52%) .NET
25 140 (17.03%) Cisco
26 138 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2007
27 137 (16.67%) DNS
28 136 (16.55%) Hyper-V
29 134 (16.30%) C#
30 132 (16.06%) SQL Server 2008

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 328 (39.90%) MS Exchange
2 197 (23.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 152 (18.49%) Lync
4 138 (16.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 123 (14.96%) SharePoint
6 107 (13.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 53 (6.45%) IIS
8 51 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 47 (5.72%) SharePoint 2013
10 44 (5.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 32 (3.89%) BizTalk Server
12 23 (2.80%) SharePoint Server
13 22 (2.68%) Office Communications Server
14 20 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (1.70%) OpenEdge
16 6 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
16 6 (0.73%) Documentum
17 4 (0.49%) IBM Notes
18 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
18 1 (0.12%) TPMS
Applications
1 264 (32.12%) MS Excel
2 177 (21.53%) MS Office
3 8 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) Mingle
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) MS Project
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 41 (4.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.12%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 103 (12.53%) Office 365
2 67 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.95%) IaaS
4 12 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.24%) PaaS
6 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 145 (17.64%) TCP/IP
2 137 (16.67%) DNS
3 123 (14.96%) VPN
4 109 (13.26%) LAN
5 95 (11.56%) WAN
6 91 (11.07%) DHCP
7 67 (8.15%) SAN
8 56 (6.81%) Firewall
9 31 (3.77%) Unified Communications
9 31 (3.77%) VoIP
10 25 (3.04%) Wireless
11 20 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (2.43%) Internet
12 16 (1.95%) NAS
13 11 (1.34%) Network Security
13 11 (1.34%) SSL
14 10 (1.22%) PBX
14 10 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (1.09%) VLAN
16 8 (0.97%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (35.52%) SQL Server
2 132 (16.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (7.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (7.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (6.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 51 (6.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 40 (4.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
10 14 (1.70%) MySQL
11 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.73%) DTS
12 6 (0.73%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.61%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.61%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (0.49%) OLTP
14 4 (0.49%) Data Mart
15 3 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
16 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 45 (5.47%) NUnit
2 41 (4.99%) Rhino Mocks
2 41 (4.99%) Moq
3 16 (1.95%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.46%) MSTest
5 11 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 65 (7.91%) Finance
2 31 (3.77%) Legal
3 27 (3.28%) Games
4 25 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.70%) Banking
5 14 (1.70%) Advertising
6 13 (1.58%) Marketing
7 7 (0.85%) Retail
8 6 (0.73%) Law
9 4 (0.49%) Electronics
9 4 (0.49%) Billing
10 3 (0.36%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 167 (20.32%) Support Engineer
2 127 (15.45%) Consultant
3 125 (15.21%) Developer
4 102 (12.41%) DBA
5 90 (10.95%) SQL DBA
6 86 (10.46%) Administrator
7 74 (9.00%) Microsoft Consultant
8 69 (8.39%) IT Support
9 61 (7.42%) Analyst
10 60 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 53 (6.45%) Technical Consultant
12 52 (6.33%) IT Support Engineer
13 50 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
13 50 (6.08%) .NET Developer
14 44 (5.35%) SharePoint Developer
15 43 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support
16 37 (4.50%) Architect
17 34 (4.14%) Junior
18 33 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 32 (3.89%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (17.52%) .NET
2 113 (13.75%) ASP.NET
3 77 (9.37%) .NET Framework
4 54 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 53 (6.45%) HTML
6 47 (5.72%) CSS
7 46 (5.60%) WCF
8 32 (3.89%) NHibernate
9 29 (3.53%) Ajax
10 26 (3.16%) LINQ
11 21 (2.55%) ADO.NET
12 15 (1.82%) XML
12 15 (1.82%) jQuery
12 15 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 12 (1.46%) Razor View Engine
13 12 (1.46%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 11 (1.34%) WinForms
14 11 (1.34%) WSH
15 10 (1.22%) HTML5
16 9 (1.09%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (6.20%) Blackberry
3 24 (2.92%) Clustering
4 23 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
5 22 (2.68%) Statistics
6 21 (2.55%) iPhone
7 20 (2.43%) Replication
8 18 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.22%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.09%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
11 8 (0.97%) Celerra
11 8 (0.97%) CLARiiON
12 7 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.85%) Blog
12 7 (0.85%) Open Source
13 6 (0.73%) Computer Science
14 4 (0.49%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.49%) Thin Client
15 3 (0.36%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 604 (73.48%) Windows
2 293 (35.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 230 (27.98%) Windows 7
4 196 (23.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 158 (19.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 103 (12.53%) Windows 8
7 94 (11.44%) Windows XP
8 30 (3.65%) Linux
9 21 (2.55%) UNIX
10 15 (1.82%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.97%) VMS
12 7 (0.85%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.36%) CentOS
14 3 (0.36%) Android
15 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.24%) AIX
16 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.12%) Fedora
16 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (21.78%) ITIL
2 109 (13.26%) Migration
3 98 (11.92%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (10.22%) Performance Tuning
5 71 (8.64%) CRM
6 60 (7.30%) MVC
6 60 (7.30%) Service Delivery
7 59 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 53 (6.45%) Mentoring
9 52 (6.33%) Scrum
10 49 (5.96%) PRINCE2
11 48 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
11 48 (5.84%) Web Application Development
12 43 (5.23%) TDD
13 41 (4.99%) Kanban
14 36 (4.38%) OO
15 34 (4.14%) BDD
16 29 (3.53%) Performance Monitoring
17 28 (3.41%) OOA/OOD
18 27 (3.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (26.03%) SQL
2 134 (16.30%) C#
3 74 (9.00%) T-SQL
4 43 (5.23%) JavaScript
5 42 (5.11%) PowerShell
6 36 (4.38%) VB.NET
7 15 (1.82%) VB
8 12 (1.46%) C
9 10 (1.22%) Java
10 8 (0.97%) VBScript
11 6 (0.73%) C++
12 2 (0.24%) Perl
13 1 (0.12%) PHP
13 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 822 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 481 (58.52%) MCITP
3 432 (52.55%) MCSE
4 313 (38.08%) MCP
5 229 (27.86%) MCSA
6 124 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
7 123 (14.96%) CCNA
8 93 (11.31%) Degree
9 82 (9.98%) MCSD
10 74 (9.00%) MCAD
11 73 (8.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 60 (7.30%) Citrix Certification
13 58 (7.06%) CCA
14 40 (4.87%) Security Cleared
15 36 (4.38%) SC Cleared
16 33 (4.01%) MCDST
17 29 (3.53%) MCPD
18 25 (3.04%) CCIA
18 25 (3.04%) MCDBA
19 24 (2.92%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (7.91%) SLA
2 7 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.12%) QA
3 1 (0.12%) HL7
3 1 (0.12%) DICOM
3 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.12%) TickIT
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 331 (40.27%) Active Directory
2 161 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (16.55%) Hyper-V
4 28 (3.41%) vSphere
5 20 (2.43%) XenDesktop
6 19 (2.31%) XenApp
7 18 (2.19%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.09%) vCloud
10 8 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (0.97%) XenServer
10 8 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.61%) UAG
11 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.61%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.36%) NFS
12 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 83 (10.10%) SCOM
2 74 (9.00%) SCCM
3 30 (3.65%) Backup Exec
4 25 (3.04%) SCVMM
5 15 (1.82%) SCOrch
6 12 (1.46%) WSUS
7 10 (1.22%) MIIS
8 9 (1.09%) SCDPM
8 9 (1.09%) SCSM
9 7 (0.85%) Windows Intune
9 7 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.49%) Casper Suite
12 3 (0.36%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 2 (0.24%) ARCserve
13 2 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 1 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 603 (73.36%) Microsoft
2 225 (27.37%) VMware
3 140 (17.03%) Cisco
4 107 (13.02%) Citrix
5 51 (6.20%) HP
6 50 (6.08%) Apple
7 39 (4.74%) Symantec
8 37 (4.50%) Remedy
8 37 (4.50%) Juniper
9 34 (4.14%) Oracle
10 32 (3.89%) NetApp
11 29 (3.53%) EMC
12 26 (3.16%) LANDesk
13 22 (2.68%) McAfee
14 20 (2.43%) Veeam
15 19 (2.31%) Avaya
16 15 (1.82%) Dell
17 12 (1.46%) Meru Networks
18 11 (1.34%) SAP
19 8 (0.97%) Sybase
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newham, London
RM Education
Salary: £48k - £52k per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,500 to £13,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chessington, Surrey
TRG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + car allowance/car + commission
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £31000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum with excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Barton-Upon-Humber, South Humberside
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago