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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 337 208 227
Rank change year-on-year
-129 +19
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 879 1407 1399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.77% 1.34% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 4.82% 4.33%
Number of salaries quoted 815 1349 1324
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30808 29173 32331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.11% 27.72% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 24867 23810 27635
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 23 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -61 400 £47,500 +18.75% 28
South East -82 182 £42,500 +6.25% 8
North West -76 84 £35,000 -
East Midlands -66 66 £40,500 +8.00% 1
East of England -71 66 £40,000 - 4
South West -17 53 £41,500 +3.75% 3
Yorkshire -55 26 £45,000 +22.17%
West Midlands -35 25 £47,500 +22.58% 1
North East -15 3 £40,000 +10.34%
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1993 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1444 (72.45%) SQL Server
3 1332 (66.83%) MCP
4 1314 (65.93%) .NET
5 1243 (62.37%) C#
6 1132 (56.80%) MCSD
7 1089 (54.64%) MCAD
8 1086 (54.49%) ASP.NET
9 1064 (53.39%) MVC
10 1047 (52.53%) TDD
11 1038 (52.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 990 (49.67%) Windows
13 975 (48.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 972 (48.77%) Microsoft
15 904 (45.36%) Web Application Development
16 901 (45.21%) WCF
17 806 (40.44%) Scrum
18 789 (39.59%) NUnit
19 776 (38.94%) Rhino Mocks
20 772 (38.74%) SQL Server 2012
21 722 (36.23%) Razor View Engine
22 657 (32.97%) WPF
23 560 (28.10%) Castle Windsor
24 554 (27.80%) NHibernate
25 539 (27.04%) Kanban
26 497 (24.94%) Moq
27 441 (22.13%) WinForms
28 437 (21.93%) BDD
29 428 (21.48%) MCITP
30 409 (20.52%) SQL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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
1 336 (16.86%) MS Exchange
2 259 (13.00%) SharePoint
3 197 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 122 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 117 (5.87%) IIS
6 115 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 110 (5.52%) Lync
8 107 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 93 (4.67%) Node.js
10 86 (4.32%) BizTalk Server
11 79 (3.96%) SharePoint 2010
12 57 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
13 36 (1.81%) Office Communications Server
14 16 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
15 12 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.40%) CMS
16 8 (0.40%) MS Project Server
17 6 (0.30%) TPMS
18 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
18 5 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 327 (16.41%) MS Excel
2 133 (6.67%) MS Office
3 14 (0.70%) MS Project
4 12 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.60%) Mingle
5 11 (0.55%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 47 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.30%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.10%) Summit
4 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 107 (5.37%) Office 365
2 50 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.51%) SaaS
4 12 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.050%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 218 (10.94%) Internet
2 201 (10.09%) DNS
3 154 (7.73%) DHCP
4 143 (7.18%) Firewall
5 137 (6.87%) SAN
6 136 (6.82%) LAN
7 127 (6.37%) VPN
8 125 (6.27%) WAN
9 119 (5.97%) TCP/IP
10 59 (2.96%) Unified Communications
11 43 (2.16%) Wireless
12 39 (1.96%) SSL
13 35 (1.76%) NAS
14 31 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
15 26 (1.30%) Broadband
16 24 (1.20%) VoIP
17 23 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
18 20 (1.00%) iSCSI
19 16 (0.80%) PBX
19 16 (0.80%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1444 (72.45%) SQL Server
2 772 (38.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 201 (10.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 133 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 116 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 85 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 70 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 50 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (1.71%) NoSQL
10 32 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 20 (1.00%) OLTP
12 16 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (0.65%) OLAP
13 13 (0.65%) MySQL
14 12 (0.60%) DTS
14 12 (0.60%) Neo4j
15 11 (0.55%) Relational Database
16 10 (0.50%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.50%) PowerCenter
17 7 (0.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 789 (39.59%) NUnit
2 776 (38.94%) Rhino Mocks
3 497 (24.94%) Moq
4 293 (14.70%) MSTest
5 264 (13.25%) Subversion
6 57 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 57 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 50 (2.51%) Git (software)
8 12 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.30%) JIRA
11 2 (0.10%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.050%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.050%) CruiseControl
12 1 (0.050%) NCover
12 1 (0.050%) FxCop
General
1 264 (13.25%) Finance
2 232 (11.64%) Games
3 125 (6.27%) Banking
4 54 (2.71%) Music Industry
5 45 (2.26%) Retail
5 45 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 43 (2.16%) Advertising
7 42 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 14 (0.70%) Legal
9 8 (0.40%) Back Office
10 7 (0.35%) Marketing
11 6 (0.30%) Law
11 6 (0.30%) Billing
12 5 (0.25%) Publishing
12 5 (0.25%) Welsh Language
13 3 (0.15%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.10%) Front Office
14 2 (0.10%) French Language
15 1 (0.050%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.050%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1218 (61.11%) Developer
2 941 (47.22%) .NET Developer
3 287 (14.40%) C# Developer
4 205 (10.29%) C# .NET Developer
5 150 (7.53%) Support Engineer
6 135 (6.77%) Consultant
7 117 (5.87%) ASP.NET Developer
7 117 (5.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 114 (5.72%) Administrator
9 96 (4.82%) Junior
10 91 (4.57%) Graduate
11 90 (4.52%) Junior Developer
12 88 (4.42%) Junior .NET Developer
13 81 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
14 78 (3.91%) Analyst
14 78 (3.91%) Agile .NET Developer
15 74 (3.71%) DBA
16 70 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
17 64 (3.21%) SQL DBA
18 58 (2.91%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1314 (65.93%) .NET
2 1086 (54.49%) ASP.NET
3 1038 (52.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 975 (48.92%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 901 (45.21%) WCF
6 722 (36.23%) Razor View Engine
7 657 (32.97%) WPF
8 560 (28.10%) Castle Windsor
9 554 (27.80%) NHibernate
10 441 (22.13%) WinForms
11 330 (16.56%) Ninject
12 299 (15.00%) LINQ
13 282 (14.15%) Ajax
14 281 (14.10%) Spring.NET
14 281 (14.10%) Unity DI Container
15 279 (14.00%) MonoRail
16 276 (13.85%) .NET Framework
17 239 (11.99%) HTML
18 192 (9.63%) CSS
19 175 (8.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 281 (14.10%) Inversion of Control
2 108 (5.42%) Tandem
3 91 (4.57%) Computer Science
4 89 (4.47%) Client/Server
5 81 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
6 66 (3.31%) Clustering
7 52 (2.61%) Social Network
8 49 (2.46%) Replication
9 41 (2.06%) Streaming Music
10 38 (1.91%) Blackberry
11 36 (1.81%) iPhone
12 34 (1.71%) Mobile App
13 25 (1.25%) N-Tier
14 20 (1.00%) SystemC
15 16 (0.80%) NHS
16 14 (0.70%) Mathematics
17 11 (0.55%) CMDB
18 10 (0.50%) Management Information System
19 9 (0.45%) IPTV
20 8 (0.40%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 990 (49.67%) Windows
2 357 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 198 (9.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 184 (9.23%) Windows 7
5 153 (7.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 84 (4.21%) Windows XP
7 77 (3.86%) Windows 8
8 38 (1.91%) Android
9 36 (1.81%) Linux
10 15 (0.75%) Windows Vista
11 12 (0.60%) CentOS
12 7 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.20%) UNIX
15 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.050%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1064 (53.39%) MVC
2 1047 (52.53%) TDD
3 904 (45.36%) Web Application Development
4 806 (40.44%) Scrum
5 539 (27.04%) Kanban
6 437 (21.93%) BDD
7 364 (18.26%) Dependency Injection
8 343 (17.21%) OO
9 335 (16.81%) MVVM
10 320 (16.06%) Continuous Integration
11 215 (10.79%) ITIL
12 170 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
13 169 (8.48%) Domain-Driven Design
14 131 (6.57%) CQRS
15 129 (6.47%) OOD
16 122 (6.12%) OOP
17 102 (5.12%) OOA/OOD
18 98 (4.92%) E-Commerce
19 96 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
20 90 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1243 (62.37%) C#
2 409 (20.52%) SQL
3 231 (11.59%) JavaScript
4 173 (8.68%) VB.NET
5 148 (7.43%) T-SQL
6 133 (6.67%) VB
7 81 (4.06%) PowerShell
8 41 (2.06%) C++
9 32 (1.61%) Ruby
10 21 (1.05%) C
11 15 (0.75%) VB6
12 13 (0.65%) VC++
13 8 (0.40%) XPath
13 8 (0.40%) VBScript
13 8 (0.40%) Java
14 6 (0.30%) VBA
15 4 (0.20%) Python
16 2 (0.10%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1993 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1332 (66.83%) MCP
3 1132 (56.80%) MCSD
4 1089 (54.64%) MCAD
5 428 (21.48%) MCITP
6 396 (19.87%) MCSE
7 240 (12.04%) MCSA
8 230 (11.54%) Degree
9 142 (7.12%) Cisco Certification
10 137 (6.87%) CCNA
11 93 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 84 (4.21%) MCPD
13 52 (2.61%) Citrix Certification
14 35 (1.76%) CCA
15 29 (1.46%) NCDA
15 29 (1.46%) CCEE
16 27 (1.35%) CCNP
17 24 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
18 21 (1.05%) MCSM
19 19 (0.95%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.66%) SLA
2 17 (0.85%) QA
3 7 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.050%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 370 (18.56%) Active Directory
2 261 (13.10%) Hyper-V
3 256 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (3.71%) vSphere
5 33 (1.66%) XenApp
6 27 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
7 25 (1.25%) UAG
7 25 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 21 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (1.00%) VMware ESX
10 17 (0.85%) XenServer
11 13 (0.65%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.35%) Terminal Server
13 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.25%) vCloud
15 4 (0.20%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.15%) Squid
17 2 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 131 (6.57%) SCCM
2 125 (6.27%) SCOM
3 57 (2.86%) WSUS
4 33 (1.66%) SCSM
4 33 (1.66%) SCVMM
5 21 (1.05%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 10 (0.50%) SCDPM
7 9 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (0.45%) HP SIM
8 6 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.25%) MOM
9 5 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.15%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.15%) WMI
11 3 (0.15%) Puppet
11 3 (0.15%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 972 (48.77%) Microsoft
2 362 (18.16%) VMware
3 152 (7.63%) Cisco
4 149 (7.48%) Citrix
5 89 (4.47%) HP
6 61 (3.06%) NetApp
7 44 (2.21%) Juniper
8 40 (2.01%) Oracle
9 39 (1.96%) Facebook
10 34 (1.71%) Google
11 33 (1.66%) Dell
12 30 (1.51%) Symantec
13 26 (1.30%) Apple
14 24 (1.20%) EMC
15 22 (1.10%) McAfee
16 18 (0.90%) Mitel
17 17 (0.85%) SonicWALL
18 16 (0.80%) SolarWinds
18 16 (0.80%) McKesson
19 14 (0.70%) Polycom
Cambridgeshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + £10k Sign-On Fee + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago