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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 449 218 217
Rank change year-on-year
-231 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 531 1298 1458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.50% 1.30% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 4.90% 4.59%
Number of salaries quoted 455 1263 1384
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
28894 26483 31787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.09% 26.59% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 22754 21918 27002
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -215 166 £37,500 -21.05% 13
South East -102 142 £33,000 -17.50% 15
North West -46 78 £34,500 -8.00% 1
East of England -33 68 £47,500 +18.75% 1
West Midlands -78 37 £49,500 +23.75% 1
Yorkshire -69 31 £45,000 +28.57% 2
East Midlands -75 27 £40,000 +6.66% 1
South West -71 21 £30,000 -25.00% 8
North East -23 7 - - 1
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1293 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 766 (59.24%) Windows
3 743 (57.46%) Microsoft
4 695 (53.75%) SQL Server
5 617 (47.72%) MCP
6 535 (41.38%) MCITP
7 527 (40.76%) .NET
8 498 (38.52%) C#
9 492 (38.05%) MCSE
10 461 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
11 432 (33.41%) MCSD
12 431 (33.33%) ASP.NET
13 400 (30.94%) MCAD
14 389 (30.09%) VMware
15 386 (29.85%) MVC
16 384 (29.70%) ASP.NET MVC
17 383 (29.62%) Windows Server 2008
18 379 (29.31%) MS Excel
19 372 (28.77%) TDD
20 353 (27.30%) WCF
21 326 (25.21%) MS Exchange
21 326 (25.21%) Scrum
21 326 (25.21%) Web Application Development
21 326 (25.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
22 320 (24.75%) NUnit
23 318 (24.59%) Active Directory
24 311 (24.05%) Rhino Mocks
25 310 (23.98%) MCSA
26 309 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
27 301 (23.28%) SQL Server 2012

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 326 (25.21%) MS Exchange
2 197 (15.24%) SharePoint
3 192 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 154 (11.91%) Lync
5 145 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 139 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 87 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 71 (5.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 61 (4.72%) BizTalk Server
10 51 (3.94%) IIS
11 42 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 38 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
13 24 (1.86%) Node.js
14 22 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 17 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.39%) OpenEdge
17 4 (0.31%) TPMS
18 2 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
19 1 (0.077%) IBM Notes
19 1 (0.077%) CMS
Applications
1 379 (29.31%) MS Excel
2 137 (10.60%) MS Office
3 11 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.54%) Mingle
5 6 (0.46%) MS Project
6 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.15%) Maya
7 2 (0.15%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 38 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.54%) Summit
3 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 98 (7.58%) Office 365
2 89 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.39%) IaaS
6 4 (0.31%) SaaS
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 212 (16.40%) DNS
2 186 (14.39%) SAN
3 168 (12.99%) DHCP
4 124 (9.59%) VPN
5 120 (9.28%) TCP/IP
6 80 (6.19%) Firewall
7 79 (6.11%) LAN
8 72 (5.57%) WAN
9 62 (4.80%) Unified Communications
10 60 (4.64%) Wireless
11 50 (3.87%) NAS
12 46 (3.56%) Internet
13 25 (1.93%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (1.86%) SSL
15 21 (1.62%) SMTP
16 20 (1.55%) PBX
17 17 (1.31%) PSTN
17 17 (1.31%) MPLS
17 17 (1.31%) H.323
18 13 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 695 (53.75%) SQL Server
2 301 (23.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 147 (11.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 99 (7.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 87 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 81 (6.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 60 (4.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 42 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 20 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
11 15 (1.16%) OLTP
12 12 (0.93%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.70%) Big Data
13 9 (0.70%) MySQL
14 8 (0.62%) OLAP
14 8 (0.62%) Relational Database
15 7 (0.54%) RavenDB
15 7 (0.54%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 7 (0.54%) Neo4j
16 6 (0.46%) DTS
Development Applications
1 320 (24.75%) NUnit
2 311 (24.05%) Rhino Mocks
3 220 (17.01%) Moq
4 110 (8.51%) MSTest
5 100 (7.73%) Subversion
6 54 (4.18%) Visual Studio
7 45 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (1.47%) Git (software)
9 11 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.31%) JIRA
12 2 (0.15%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.15%) NCover
12 2 (0.15%) FxCop
13 1 (0.077%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.077%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.077%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.077%) WATIR
General
1 165 (12.76%) Finance
2 91 (7.04%) Games
3 76 (5.88%) Banking
4 36 (2.78%) Legal
5 32 (2.47%) Music Industry
6 28 (2.17%) Advertising
7 26 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.86%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.55%) Retail
10 18 (1.39%) Marketing
11 10 (0.77%) Billing
11 10 (0.77%) Law
12 5 (0.39%) Back Office
12 5 (0.39%) Electronics
13 2 (0.15%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.077%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 535 (41.38%) Developer
2 363 (28.07%) .NET Developer
3 193 (14.93%) Support Engineer
4 147 (11.37%) C# Developer
5 124 (9.59%) Consultant
6 113 (8.74%) C# .NET Developer
7 99 (7.66%) Analyst
8 92 (7.12%) Administrator
9 90 (6.96%) DBA
10 83 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 83 (6.42%) SQL DBA
11 74 (5.72%) ASP.NET Developer
12 66 (5.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 65 (5.03%) Microsoft Consultant
14 57 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
15 55 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support
16 52 (4.02%) IT Support
17 49 (3.79%) Junior
18 44 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 43 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (40.76%) .NET
2 431 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 384 (29.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 353 (27.30%) WCF
5 326 (25.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 266 (20.57%) Razor View Engine
7 263 (20.34%) WPF
8 232 (17.94%) NHibernate
9 194 (15.00%) Castle Windsor
10 150 (11.60%) WinForms
11 148 (11.45%) HTML
12 122 (9.44%) .NET Framework
13 118 (9.13%) Ajax
13 118 (9.13%) LINQ
14 117 (9.05%) CSS
15 115 (8.89%) Ninject
16 103 (7.97%) Unity DI Container
16 103 (7.97%) Spring.NET
17 91 (7.04%) HTML5
17 91 (7.04%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.97%) Inversion of Control
2 60 (4.64%) Blackberry
3 51 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (3.56%) Tandem
5 45 (3.48%) Clustering
6 41 (3.17%) Client/Server
7 31 (2.40%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.70%) iPhone
9 21 (1.62%) Streaming Music
9 21 (1.62%) Replication
10 19 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.39%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.31%) N-Tier
12 17 (1.31%) Mathematics
13 13 (1.01%) Data Integration
13 13 (1.01%) Celerra
14 12 (0.93%) Social Network
14 12 (0.93%) CLARiiON
14 12 (0.93%) Mobile App
15 11 (0.85%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 766 (59.24%) Windows
2 383 (29.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 232 (17.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 192 (14.85%) Windows 7
5 165 (12.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 73 (5.65%) Windows XP
7 59 (4.56%) Windows 8
8 37 (2.86%) Linux
9 26 (2.01%) Windows 2000
10 22 (1.70%) UNIX
11 19 (1.47%) VMS
12 12 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.93%) Android
13 11 (0.85%) Windows Vista
14 10 (0.77%) CentOS
15 6 (0.46%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.23%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (35.65%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (29.85%) MVC
3 372 (28.77%) TDD
4 326 (25.21%) Scrum
4 326 (25.21%) Web Application Development
5 243 (18.79%) ITIL
6 220 (17.01%) Kanban
7 178 (13.77%) BDD
8 122 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
9 120 (9.28%) MVVM
10 115 (8.89%) Dependency Injection
11 105 (8.12%) Migration
12 103 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
13 95 (7.35%) OO
14 88 (6.81%) Performance Tuning
15 85 (6.57%) Mentoring
16 66 (5.10%) Project Management
17 63 (4.87%) CRM
18 57 (4.41%) PRINCE2
19 54 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 498 (38.52%) C#
2 295 (22.82%) SQL
3 127 (9.82%) JavaScript
4 126 (9.74%) T-SQL
5 77 (5.96%) VB.NET
6 57 (4.41%) VB
7 49 (3.79%) PowerShell
8 29 (2.24%) C++
9 13 (1.01%) Ruby
10 8 (0.62%) VC++
10 8 (0.62%) VBScript
10 8 (0.62%) VB6
11 4 (0.31%) Java
12 3 (0.23%) XPath
13 2 (0.15%) VBA
13 2 (0.15%) C
14 1 (0.077%) Perl
14 1 (0.077%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.077%) Python
14 1 (0.077%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1293 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 617 (47.72%) MCP
3 535 (41.38%) MCITP
4 492 (38.05%) MCSE
5 432 (33.41%) MCSD
6 400 (30.94%) MCAD
7 310 (23.98%) MCSA
8 176 (13.61%) Degree
9 115 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 107 (8.28%) Cisco Certification
11 101 (7.81%) CCNA
12 98 (7.58%) Citrix Certification
13 95 (7.35%) CCA
14 42 (3.25%) MCDBA
15 34 (2.63%) VCAP
16 27 (2.09%) NCDA
17 26 (2.01%) MCPD
18 21 (1.62%) NCIE
19 19 (1.47%) A+ Certification
20 18 (1.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (5.26%) SLA
2 8 (0.62%) QA
3 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.23%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.15%) BS7799
6 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.077%) Section 508
System Software
1 318 (24.59%) Active Directory
2 309 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 228 (17.63%) Hyper-V
4 58 (4.49%) XenDesktop
4 58 (4.49%) vSphere
5 51 (3.94%) XenApp
6 49 (3.79%) VMware ESX
7 29 (2.24%) XenServer
8 26 (2.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 26 (2.01%) Forefront TMG
9 17 (1.31%) UAG
10 16 (1.24%) vCloud
11 14 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.54%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.39%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.39%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.31%) NFS
16 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 74 (5.72%) Backup Exec
2 68 (5.26%) SCCM
3 56 (4.33%) SCOM
4 37 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 35 (2.71%) WSUS
6 27 (2.09%) SCVMM
7 21 (1.62%) SCSM
8 8 (0.62%) MIIS
9 7 (0.54%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.54%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 5 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.39%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.31%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.077%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 1 (0.077%) ARCserve
13 1 (0.077%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 1 (0.077%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 743 (57.46%) Microsoft
2 389 (30.09%) VMware
3 214 (16.55%) Citrix
4 125 (9.67%) HP
5 116 (8.97%) Cisco
6 83 (6.42%) EMC
7 80 (6.19%) Juniper
8 73 (5.65%) Apple
8 73 (5.65%) Symantec
9 61 (4.72%) Veeam
10 60 (4.64%) NetApp
11 52 (4.02%) Dell
11 52 (4.02%) Meru Networks
12 27 (2.09%) McAfee
13 25 (1.93%) Oracle
14 21 (1.62%) Mitel
14 21 (1.62%) Remedy
15 17 (1.31%) Polycom
16 13 (1.01%) Sophos
17 12 (0.93%) Google
London
Sanderson
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Dependent upon experience
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Forman Computer Staff
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
ITS
Salary: Salary Depending on skills match, experience and qualifications
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £24k - £28k per annum + £1k Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £30k - £36k per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Spring Technology
Salary: £36000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + £1000 bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Hull, Yorkshire
Wescot Credit Services Limited
Posted: 11 days ago