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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 551 370 242
Rank change year-on-year
-181 -128
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 332 770 1198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.70% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 2.57% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 301 707 1136
Average salary £36,750 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.36% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
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
27102 29981 28056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.20% 27.34% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 21480 24264 22837
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 £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -157 122 £43,500 +2.35% 11
South East -67 73 £35,500 -11.25% 14
North West -14 41 £40,000 - 7
West Midlands +5 30 £35,250 -25.78% 5
East of England -16 30 £34,913 -12.71% 3
Yorkshire +8 20 £40,000 -11.11% 3
East Midlands -34 12 £23,000 -42.50% 2
South West -45 6 £25,000 -34.21% 2
North East 0 1 £52,500 +23.52%
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 700 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 549 (78.43%) Microsoft
3 508 (72.57%) Windows
4 391 (55.86%) MCITP
5 346 (49.43%) Active Directory
6 344 (49.14%) MCSE
7 259 (37.00%) MS Exchange
8 241 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 235 (33.57%) MCP
10 221 (31.57%) SQL Server
11 219 (31.29%) Windows 7
12 216 (30.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 211 (30.14%) MS Excel
14 186 (26.57%) SQL
15 176 (25.14%) ITIL
16 157 (22.43%) VMware
17 156 (22.29%) Exchange Server 2010
18 148 (21.14%) MCSA
19 138 (19.71%) Lync
20 135 (19.29%) Cisco
21 128 (18.29%) LAN
22 123 (17.57%) MS Office
23 119 (17.00%) .NET
24 117 (16.71%) Windows 8
25 115 (16.43%) WAN
25 115 (16.43%) CCNA
25 115 (16.43%) Cisco Certification
26 114 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
26 114 (16.29%) Exchange Server 2013
27 113 (16.14%) Migration

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 259 (37.00%) MS Exchange
2 156 (22.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 138 (19.71%) Lync
4 114 (16.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 94 (13.43%) SharePoint
6 67 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 54 (7.71%) IIS
8 41 (5.86%) SharePoint 2010
9 36 (5.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 29 (4.14%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2003
12 17 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 13 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
14 7 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.86%) Documentum
15 6 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
16 5 (0.71%) OpenEdge
17 4 (0.57%) IBM Notes
17 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
18 3 (0.43%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 211 (30.14%) MS Excel
2 123 (17.57%) MS Office
3 10 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (1.14%) Mingle
5 7 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.43%) ProjectWise
7 2 (0.29%) MS Project
8 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 49 (7.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.43%) Primavera
2 3 (0.43%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.43%) SAP CCM
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 104 (14.86%) Office 365
2 51 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (2.00%) IaaS
5 4 (0.57%) Yammer
6 2 (0.29%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (18.29%) LAN
2 115 (16.43%) WAN
3 111 (15.86%) TCP/IP
4 110 (15.71%) DNS
5 80 (11.43%) DHCP
6 75 (10.71%) VPN
7 67 (9.57%) Firewall
8 59 (8.43%) SAN
9 39 (5.57%) VoIP
10 29 (4.14%) Unified Communications
11 26 (3.71%) NAS
12 25 (3.57%) Network Security
12 25 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (3.00%) VLAN
14 15 (2.14%) ADSL
15 12 (1.71%) Wireless
15 12 (1.71%) Internet
16 11 (1.57%) VDSL
17 8 (1.14%) PBX
18 7 (1.00%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (31.57%) SQL Server
2 110 (15.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (8.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (8.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (6.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 42 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 34 (4.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (3.43%) MySQL
10 17 (2.43%) Oracle Database
11 14 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (1.29%) Big Data
14 8 (1.14%) Data Mart
14 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (1.14%) Neo4j
14 8 (1.14%) RavenDB
15 7 (1.00%) Relational Database
15 7 (1.00%) QlikView
16 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 43 (6.14%) NUnit
2 41 (5.86%) Visual Studio
3 26 (3.71%) Rhino Mocks
3 26 (3.71%) Moq
4 13 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.29%) MSBuild
5 9 (1.29%) CruiseControl
5 9 (1.29%) MSTest
6 8 (1.14%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.14%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.71%) Subversion
8 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.29%) JIRA
10 1 (0.14%) MSI
General
1 50 (7.14%) Finance
2 26 (3.71%) Games
3 22 (3.14%) Marketing
4 20 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.14%) Legal
6 10 (1.43%) Retail
6 10 (1.43%) Advertising
7 4 (0.57%) Local Government
7 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.43%) Automotive
8 3 (0.43%) Law
9 2 (0.29%) Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 121 (17.29%) Support Engineer
2 104 (14.86%) Consultant
3 95 (13.57%) Developer
4 85 (12.14%) DBA
5 83 (11.86%) Analyst
6 72 (10.29%) Microsoft Consultant
7 69 (9.86%) Administrator
8 68 (9.71%) SQL DBA
9 61 (8.71%) Technical Consultant
10 53 (7.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 52 (7.43%) .NET Developer
12 50 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 44 (6.29%) IT Support
14 36 (5.14%) Junior
15 34 (4.86%) Support Analyst
16 28 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
17 26 (3.71%) Graduate
17 26 (3.71%) Junior .NET Developer
17 26 (3.71%) Junior Developer
18 25 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (17.00%) .NET
2 89 (12.71%) ASP.NET
3 81 (11.57%) .NET Framework
4 56 (8.00%) HTML
5 52 (7.43%) CSS
6 47 (6.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 38 (5.43%) WCF
8 33 (4.71%) LINQ
9 28 (4.00%) Ajax
10 26 (3.71%) NHibernate
11 25 (3.57%) Entity Framework
12 18 (2.57%) Web Services
13 16 (2.29%) jQuery
14 13 (1.86%) XML
15 11 (1.57%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
16 10 (1.43%) HTML5
17 9 (1.29%) ADO.NET
18 8 (1.14%) RESTful
18 8 (1.14%) Silverlight
18 8 (1.14%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.00%) Private Cloud
2 48 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.00%) Statistics
4 26 (3.71%) Replication
5 23 (3.29%) Blackberry
6 18 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (2.29%) Clustering
8 13 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (1.86%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.43%) Digital Media
10 9 (1.29%) FlexPod
11 8 (1.14%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.00%) Thin Client
12 7 (1.00%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
15 4 (0.57%) Data Integration
16 3 (0.43%) User Experience
16 3 (0.43%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 508 (72.57%) Windows
2 241 (34.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 219 (31.29%) Windows 7
4 216 (30.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 117 (16.71%) Windows 8
6 106 (15.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 95 (13.57%) Windows XP
8 21 (3.00%) Linux
9 16 (2.29%) Mac OS
10 11 (1.57%) UNIX
11 10 (1.43%) CentOS
12 8 (1.14%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.57%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.29%) Android
15 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.29%) Solaris
15 2 (0.29%) Fedora
16 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (25.14%) ITIL
2 113 (16.14%) Migration
3 74 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (10.00%) CRM
5 65 (9.29%) Performance Tuning
6 58 (8.29%) MVC
6 58 (8.29%) Mentoring
7 45 (6.43%) Service Delivery
8 43 (6.14%) Web Application Development
9 41 (5.86%) Project Management
10 39 (5.57%) PRINCE2
10 39 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
11 35 (5.00%) TDD
12 34 (4.86%) BDD
13 31 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
13 31 (4.43%) Scrum
14 27 (3.86%) Service Management
15 26 (3.71%) OO
15 26 (3.71%) Kanban
16 25 (3.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 186 (26.57%) SQL
2 110 (15.71%) C#
3 69 (9.86%) T-SQL
4 56 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 47 (6.71%) JavaScript
6 17 (2.43%) VB.NET
7 12 (1.71%) C
8 11 (1.57%) VB
9 8 (1.14%) VBScript
10 7 (1.00%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.86%) Java
11 6 (0.86%) C++
11 6 (0.86%) JAQL
12 3 (0.43%) Prolog
13 1 (0.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 700 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 391 (55.86%) MCITP
3 344 (49.14%) MCSE
4 235 (33.57%) MCP
5 148 (21.14%) MCSA
6 115 (16.43%) CCNA
6 115 (16.43%) Cisco Certification
7 94 (13.43%) Degree
8 71 (10.14%) MCSD
9 62 (8.86%) MCAD
10 49 (7.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 40 (5.71%) Security Cleared
12 35 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
13 32 (4.57%) CCA
14 30 (4.29%) SC Cleared
15 28 (4.00%) MCPD
16 25 (3.57%) MCDST
17 18 (2.57%) DV Cleared
18 17 (2.43%) NCDA
19 16 (2.29%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (8.43%) SLA
2 8 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.71%) ISO 9000
4 4 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.57%) TickIT
System Software
1 346 (49.43%) Active Directory
2 114 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (15.43%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.14%) vSphere
5 18 (2.57%) XenApp
6 15 (2.14%) Forefront TMG
7 11 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.43%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (1.00%) XenServer
11 6 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.71%) ISA Server
12 5 (0.71%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.57%) UAG
14 3 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 83 (11.86%) SCOM
2 71 (10.14%) SCCM
3 16 (2.29%) SCVMM
3 16 (2.29%) AirWatch
4 13 (1.86%) SCOrch
5 9 (1.29%) SCDPM
5 9 (1.29%) SCSM
5 9 (1.29%) Backup Exec
5 9 (1.29%) WSUS
6 8 (1.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 7 (1.00%) Windows Intune
8 5 (0.71%) Casper Suite
8 5 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.57%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.29%) Nagios
10 2 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.29%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 549 (78.43%) Microsoft
2 157 (22.43%) VMware
3 135 (19.29%) Cisco
4 61 (8.71%) Citrix
5 53 (7.57%) HP
6 42 (6.00%) NetApp
7 41 (5.86%) Oracle
8 35 (5.00%) Apple
9 23 (3.29%) Dell
10 21 (3.00%) Juniper
11 20 (2.86%) Remedy
12 18 (2.57%) Avaya
13 16 (2.29%) IBM
14 15 (2.14%) Symantec
14 15 (2.14%) LANDesk
15 12 (1.71%) Business Objects
16 11 (1.57%) Red Gate
17 10 (1.43%) Adobe
18 8 (1.14%) MicroStrategy
18 8 (1.14%) McAfee
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Qualification Allowance + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Microsoft
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Microsoft
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Microsoft
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Microsoft
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Microsoft
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car/car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Allianz
Salary: benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Transport For London
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago