The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 392 225 194
Rank change year-on-year
-167 -31
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 671 1290 1587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.61% 1.27% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 4.66% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 599 1247 1513
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29737 27676 30969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.15% 27.18% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23485 22525 26770
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -117 286 £42,500 -15.00% 17
South East -135 145 £37,500 -11.76% 18
North West -43 74 £35,000 -6.66% 7
East of England -34 73 £43,750 +9.37% 7
East Midlands -49 49 £42,000 +12.00% 4
West Midlands -61 34 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Yorkshire -57 29 £42,000 +12.00% 2
South West -66 25 £36,000 -10.00% 2
North East -13 2 £25,000 -28.57%
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1530 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 971 (63.46%) SQL Server
3 834 (54.51%) MCP
4 827 (54.05%) Windows
5 820 (53.59%) .NET
6 811 (53.01%) Microsoft
7 771 (50.39%) C#
8 687 (44.90%) MCSD
9 663 (43.33%) ASP.NET
10 651 (42.55%) MCAD
11 624 (40.78%) MVC
12 615 (40.20%) TDD
13 614 (40.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 560 (36.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 557 (36.41%) WCF
16 527 (34.44%) Web Application Development
17 518 (33.86%) Scrum
18 515 (33.66%) NUnit
19 507 (33.14%) Rhino Mocks
20 476 (31.11%) MCITP
21 466 (30.46%) SQL Server 2012
22 446 (29.15%) Razor View Engine
23 440 (28.76%) WPF
24 434 (28.37%) MCSE
25 373 (24.38%) Windows Server 2008
26 370 (24.18%) NHibernate
27 367 (23.99%) VMware
28 365 (23.86%) MS Excel
29 357 (23.33%) SQL
30 345 (22.55%) Kanban

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 297 (19.41%) MS Exchange
2 251 (16.41%) SharePoint
3 169 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 139 (9.08%) Lync
5 127 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 110 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 96 (6.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 81 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 80 (5.23%) BizTalk Server
10 72 (4.71%) IIS
11 64 (4.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 48 (3.14%) Office Communications Server
13 40 (2.61%) Node.js
14 18 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (0.52%) MS Project Server
17 6 (0.39%) CMS
18 5 (0.33%) TPMS
19 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
19 4 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 365 (23.86%) MS Excel
2 108 (7.06%) MS Office
3 15 (0.98%) MS Project
4 10 (0.65%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.39%) Mingle
7 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.13%) Maya
8 2 (0.13%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 43 (2.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.46%) Summit
3 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 105 (6.86%) Office 365
2 78 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.39%) SaaS
6 5 (0.33%) IaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 195 (12.75%) DNS
2 193 (12.61%) SAN
3 162 (10.59%) DHCP
4 107 (6.99%) TCP/IP
5 104 (6.80%) VPN
6 93 (6.08%) Firewall
7 91 (5.95%) Internet
8 76 (4.97%) LAN
9 72 (4.71%) Unified Communications
10 71 (4.64%) WAN
11 55 (3.59%) Wireless
12 50 (3.27%) NAS
13 30 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
14 27 (1.76%) PBX
15 22 (1.44%) PSTN
16 21 (1.37%) SSL
16 21 (1.37%) MPLS
17 20 (1.31%) Broadband
17 20 (1.31%) SMTP
18 17 (1.11%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 971 (63.46%) SQL Server
2 466 (30.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 164 (10.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 125 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 104 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 80 (5.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 63 (4.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 40 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 22 (1.44%) OLTP
10 22 (1.44%) NoSQL
11 16 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
12 14 (0.92%) OLAP
13 12 (0.78%) DTS
14 11 (0.72%) Relational Database
15 9 (0.59%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
16 8 (0.52%) Big Data
17 7 (0.46%) MySQL
18 6 (0.39%) Neo4j
18 6 (0.39%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 515 (33.66%) NUnit
2 507 (33.14%) Rhino Mocks
3 345 (22.55%) Moq
4 184 (12.03%) MSTest
5 171 (11.18%) Subversion
6 65 (4.25%) Visual Studio
7 54 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 30 (1.96%) Git (software)
9 10 (0.65%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.52%) JIRA
11 6 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.13%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.13%) NCover
12 2 (0.13%) FxCop
13 1 (0.065%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.065%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.065%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.065%) WATIR
General
1 224 (14.64%) Finance
2 148 (9.67%) Games
3 106 (6.93%) Banking
4 45 (2.94%) Music Industry
5 40 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 36 (2.35%) Advertising
7 35 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.90%) Retail
9 19 (1.24%) Legal
10 9 (0.59%) Marketing
11 8 (0.52%) Law
12 6 (0.39%) Back Office
12 6 (0.39%) Billing
13 2 (0.13%) Electronics
13 2 (0.13%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.065%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.065%) Front Office
14 1 (0.065%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 806 (52.68%) Developer
2 579 (37.84%) .NET Developer
3 224 (14.64%) C# Developer
4 172 (11.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 167 (10.92%) Support Engineer
6 146 (9.54%) Consultant
7 108 (7.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 103 (6.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 91 (5.95%) Administrator
10 88 (5.75%) Analyst
11 82 (5.36%) DBA
12 77 (5.03%) Microsoft Consultant
13 74 (4.84%) SQL DBA
14 67 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
14 67 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 66 (4.31%) Graduate
16 65 (4.25%) Junior
17 63 (4.12%) Junior Developer
17 63 (4.12%) Junior .NET Developer
18 60 (3.92%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 820 (53.59%) .NET
2 663 (43.33%) ASP.NET
3 614 (40.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 560 (36.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 557 (36.41%) WCF
6 446 (29.15%) Razor View Engine
7 440 (28.76%) WPF
8 370 (24.18%) NHibernate
9 340 (22.22%) Castle Windsor
10 260 (16.99%) WinForms
11 198 (12.94%) Ninject
12 193 (12.61%) HTML
13 192 (12.55%) LINQ
14 186 (12.16%) Ajax
15 184 (12.03%) .NET Framework
16 178 (11.63%) Spring.NET
16 178 (11.63%) Unity DI Container
17 162 (10.59%) MonoRail
18 151 (9.87%) CSS
19 129 (8.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 178 (11.63%) Inversion of Control
2 78 (5.10%) Tandem
3 63 (4.12%) Client/Server
4 54 (3.53%) Computer Science
5 49 (3.20%) Clustering
5 49 (3.20%) Blackberry
6 44 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
7 42 (2.75%) Replication
8 26 (1.70%) Streaming Music
9 23 (1.50%) iPhone
10 21 (1.37%) Social Network
11 20 (1.31%) Mobile App
12 15 (0.98%) Mathematics
13 14 (0.92%) Management Information System
13 14 (0.92%) N-Tier
14 13 (0.85%) Data Integration
14 13 (0.85%) EqualLogic
15 10 (0.65%) PKI
16 8 (0.52%) Celerra
17 7 (0.46%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 827 (54.05%) Windows
2 373 (24.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 208 (13.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 164 (10.72%) Windows 7
5 160 (10.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (4.05%) Windows XP
7 54 (3.53%) Windows 8
8 34 (2.22%) Linux
9 21 (1.37%) Android
10 15 (0.98%) Windows 2000
11 14 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.78%) UNIX
13 11 (0.72%) VMS
14 10 (0.65%) Windows Vista
15 9 (0.59%) CentOS
16 8 (0.52%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
19 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
19 1 (0.065%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (40.78%) MVC
2 615 (40.20%) TDD
3 527 (34.44%) Web Application Development
4 518 (33.86%) Scrum
5 345 (22.55%) Kanban
6 270 (17.65%) BDD
7 219 (14.31%) ITIL
8 213 (13.92%) MVVM
9 198 (12.94%) Dependency Injection
10 178 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
11 177 (11.57%) OO
12 156 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
13 103 (6.73%) Migration
14 87 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
15 84 (5.49%) Project Management
16 77 (5.03%) OOP
16 77 (5.03%) Domain-Driven Design
17 73 (4.77%) CRM
18 64 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
19 63 (4.12%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 771 (50.39%) C#
2 357 (23.33%) SQL
3 187 (12.22%) JavaScript
4 153 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 107 (6.99%) VB.NET
6 78 (5.10%) VB
7 56 (3.66%) PowerShell
8 38 (2.48%) C++
9 21 (1.37%) Ruby
10 10 (0.65%) VB6
10 10 (0.65%) VC++
11 7 (0.46%) VBScript
12 6 (0.39%) VBA
13 5 (0.33%) C
14 4 (0.26%) Java
15 3 (0.20%) XPath
16 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.13%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.065%) Python
17 1 (0.065%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1530 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 834 (54.51%) MCP
3 687 (44.90%) MCSD
4 651 (42.55%) MCAD
5 476 (31.11%) MCITP
6 434 (28.37%) MCSE
7 272 (17.78%) MCSA
8 197 (12.88%) Degree
9 106 (6.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 96 (6.27%) Cisco Certification
11 90 (5.88%) CCNA
12 87 (5.69%) Citrix Certification
13 77 (5.03%) CCA
14 37 (2.42%) MCDBA
15 32 (2.09%) MCPD
16 27 (1.76%) VCAP
16 27 (1.76%) CCEE
17 26 (1.70%) NCDA
18 17 (1.11%) CCIA
18 17 (1.11%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.90%) SLA
2 12 (0.78%) QA
3 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.13%) BS7799
5 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.065%) Section 508
System Software
1 319 (20.85%) Active Directory
2 286 (18.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 246 (16.08%) Hyper-V
4 67 (4.38%) vSphere
5 53 (3.46%) XenDesktop
6 47 (3.07%) XenApp
7 41 (2.68%) VMware ESX
8 32 (2.09%) Forefront TMG
9 29 (1.90%) XenServer
10 26 (1.70%) UAG
11 21 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
12 18 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (0.72%) vCloud
15 10 (0.65%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.46%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.39%) Terminal Services
18 4 (0.26%) Terminal Server
19 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 2 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 96 (6.27%) SCCM
2 87 (5.69%) SCOM
3 62 (4.05%) Backup Exec
4 36 (2.35%) SCSM
5 33 (2.16%) SCVMM
6 32 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 30 (1.96%) WSUS
8 8 (0.52%) SCDPM
9 7 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.39%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 6 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.26%) MOM
13 3 (0.20%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.20%) XenMobile
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
15 1 (0.065%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 811 (53.01%) Microsoft
2 367 (23.99%) VMware
3 189 (12.35%) Citrix
4 119 (7.78%) HP
5 113 (7.39%) Cisco
6 74 (4.84%) EMC
7 65 (4.25%) Juniper
8 63 (4.12%) Symantec
9 58 (3.79%) Apple
10 57 (3.73%) NetApp
11 51 (3.33%) Veeam
12 46 (3.01%) Dell
13 42 (2.75%) Meru Networks
14 29 (1.90%) Oracle
15 27 (1.76%) Mitel
16 22 (1.44%) Polycom
16 22 (1.44%) Facebook
17 20 (1.31%) Google
18 19 (1.24%) McAfee
19 16 (1.05%) Siemens
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Centric Resource
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Generous Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + on call
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £24k - £28k per annum + £1k Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + be - training, pens, health +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Splash Damage
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Steria
Posted: 3 days ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £75000 per annum - plus benefits + Share options
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + £1000 bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Excellent salarty plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago