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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 397 217 193
Rank change year-on-year
-180 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 649 1308 1587
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.59% 1.29% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 4.73% 5.12%
Number of salaries quoted 577 1266 1510
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £27,500 £29,050
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29627 27648 31020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.21% 27.97%
Number of salaries quoted 23374 22505 26721
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
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 31 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 31 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 -125 268 £42,500 -13.26% 13
South East -131 141 £37,500 -11.76% 20
North West -46 77 £34,750 -7.33% 6
East of England -36 73 £45,000 +12.50% 9
East Midlands -60 47 £42,000 +12.00% 3
West Midlands -57 35 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Yorkshire -47 28 £42,000 +12.00% 2
South West -66 26 £36,000 -10.00% 2
North East -20 2 £25,000 -28.57%
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 1500 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 936 (62.40%) SQL Server
3 821 (54.73%) Windows
4 807 (53.80%) MCP
5 802 (53.47%) Microsoft
6 783 (52.20%) .NET
7 735 (49.00%) C#
8 655 (43.67%) MCSD
9 630 (42.00%) ASP.NET
10 620 (41.33%) MCAD
11 592 (39.47%) MVC
12 585 (39.00%) TDD
12 585 (39.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 531 (35.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 530 (35.33%) WCF
15 501 (33.40%) Web Application Development
16 493 (32.87%) Scrum
16 493 (32.87%) NUnit
17 485 (32.33%) Rhino Mocks
18 481 (32.07%) MCITP
19 444 (29.60%) SQL Server 2012
20 442 (29.47%) MCSE
21 424 (28.27%) Razor View Engine
22 419 (27.93%) WPF
23 375 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
24 368 (24.53%) VMware
25 366 (24.40%) MS Excel
26 355 (23.67%) NHibernate
27 352 (23.47%) SQL
28 331 (22.07%) Kanban

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 300 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 246 (16.40%) SharePoint
3 167 (11.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 135 (9.00%) Lync
5 124 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 113 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 92 (6.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 83 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 79 (5.27%) BizTalk Server
10 70 (4.67%) IIS
11 63 (4.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 48 (3.20%) Office Communications Server
13 38 (2.53%) Node.js
14 17 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 14 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (0.53%) MS Project Server
17 6 (0.40%) CMS
18 5 (0.33%) TPMS
19 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
19 3 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 366 (24.40%) MS Excel
2 112 (7.47%) MS Office
3 15 (1.00%) MS Project
4 9 (0.60%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.40%) 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 41 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.47%) Summit
3 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 104 (6.93%) Office 365
2 79 (5.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.40%) SaaS
6 5 (0.33%) IaaS
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 195 (13.00%) DNS
2 194 (12.93%) SAN
3 163 (10.87%) DHCP
4 111 (7.40%) TCP/IP
5 105 (7.00%) VPN
6 93 (6.20%) Firewall
7 84 (5.60%) Internet
8 76 (5.07%) LAN
9 70 (4.67%) Unified Communications
9 70 (4.67%) WAN
10 55 (3.67%) Wireless
11 50 (3.33%) NAS
12 30 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
13 27 (1.80%) PBX
14 22 (1.47%) PSTN
15 21 (1.40%) MPLS
16 20 (1.33%) SSL
16 20 (1.33%) SMTP
17 19 (1.27%) Broadband
18 17 (1.13%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 936 (62.40%) SQL Server
2 444 (29.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 162 (10.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 123 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 102 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 81 (5.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 62 (4.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 40 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 22 (1.47%) OLTP
11 21 (1.40%) NoSQL
12 17 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (0.93%) OLAP
14 12 (0.80%) DTS
15 11 (0.73%) Relational Database
16 9 (0.60%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
17 8 (0.53%) Big Data
18 6 (0.40%) Neo4j
18 6 (0.40%) RavenDB
18 6 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 493 (32.87%) NUnit
2 485 (32.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 331 (22.07%) Moq
4 174 (11.60%) MSTest
5 163 (10.87%) Subversion
6 62 (4.13%) Visual Studio
7 52 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (1.87%) Git (software)
9 10 (0.67%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.47%) JIRA
11 6 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.13%) NCover
12 2 (0.13%) FxCop
12 2 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.13%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.067%) WATIR
13 1 (0.067%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.067%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 216 (14.40%) Finance
2 140 (9.33%) Games
3 103 (6.87%) Banking
4 44 (2.93%) Music Industry
5 38 (2.53%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.27%) Advertising
6 34 (2.27%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.93%) Retail
8 20 (1.33%) Legal
9 9 (0.60%) Marketing
10 8 (0.53%) Law
11 7 (0.47%) Billing
12 6 (0.40%) Back Office
13 2 (0.13%) Electronics
13 2 (0.13%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.067%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.067%) Front Office
14 1 (0.067%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 772 (51.47%) Developer
2 551 (36.73%) .NET Developer
3 218 (14.53%) C# Developer
4 172 (11.47%) Support Engineer
5 167 (11.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 142 (9.47%) Consultant
7 105 (7.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 100 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 91 (6.07%) Administrator
9 91 (6.07%) Analyst
10 81 (5.40%) DBA
11 77 (5.13%) Microsoft Consultant
12 73 (4.87%) SQL DBA
13 69 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 67 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
15 62 (4.13%) Graduate
16 61 (4.07%) Junior
17 58 (3.87%) Junior Developer
17 58 (3.87%) Junior .NET Developer
18 57 (3.80%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 783 (52.20%) .NET
2 630 (42.00%) ASP.NET
3 585 (39.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 531 (35.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 530 (35.33%) WCF
6 424 (28.27%) Razor View Engine
7 419 (27.93%) WPF
8 355 (23.67%) NHibernate
9 322 (21.47%) Castle Windsor
10 247 (16.47%) WinForms
11 188 (12.53%) HTML
12 187 (12.47%) Ninject
13 183 (12.20%) LINQ
14 179 (11.93%) Ajax
15 176 (11.73%) .NET Framework
16 168 (11.20%) Spring.NET
16 168 (11.20%) Unity DI Container
17 154 (10.27%) MonoRail
18 146 (9.73%) CSS
19 125 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 168 (11.20%) Inversion of Control
2 74 (4.93%) Tandem
3 60 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 50 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 48 (3.20%) Blackberry
6 46 (3.07%) Clustering
7 42 (2.80%) Replication
8 39 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.73%) Streaming Music
10 21 (1.40%) iPhone
11 19 (1.27%) Mobile App
11 19 (1.27%) Social Network
12 15 (1.00%) Mathematics
12 15 (1.00%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.00%) N-Tier
13 13 (0.87%) Data Integration
14 12 (0.80%) EqualLogic
15 10 (0.67%) PKI
16 8 (0.53%) CMDB
16 8 (0.53%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 821 (54.73%) Windows
2 375 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 213 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 167 (11.13%) Windows 7
5 161 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 64 (4.27%) Windows XP
7 56 (3.73%) Windows 8
8 33 (2.20%) Linux
9 19 (1.27%) Android
10 17 (1.13%) Windows 2000
11 14 (0.93%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.87%) UNIX
13 12 (0.80%) VMS
14 10 (0.67%) Windows Vista
15 9 (0.60%) CentOS
16 8 (0.53%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
19 1 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
19 1 (0.067%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (39.47%) MVC
2 585 (39.00%) TDD
3 501 (33.40%) Web Application Development
4 493 (32.87%) Scrum
5 331 (22.07%) Kanban
6 259 (17.27%) BDD
7 225 (15.00%) ITIL
8 202 (13.47%) MVVM
9 187 (12.47%) Dependency Injection
10 168 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
11 165 (11.00%) OO
12 154 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
13 105 (7.00%) Migration
14 87 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
15 84 (5.60%) Project Management
16 72 (4.80%) OOP
17 71 (4.73%) CRM
17 71 (4.73%) Domain-Driven Design
18 63 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
19 58 (3.87%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 735 (49.00%) C#
2 352 (23.47%) SQL
3 179 (11.93%) JavaScript
4 151 (10.07%) T-SQL
5 104 (6.93%) VB.NET
6 76 (5.07%) VB
7 55 (3.67%) PowerShell
8 37 (2.47%) C++
9 20 (1.33%) Ruby
10 10 (0.67%) VC++
10 10 (0.67%) VB6
11 7 (0.47%) VBScript
12 6 (0.40%) VBA
13 5 (0.33%) C
14 4 (0.27%) Java
15 3 (0.20%) XPath
16 2 (0.13%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.13%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.067%) Python
17 1 (0.067%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1500 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 807 (53.80%) MCP
3 655 (43.67%) MCSD
4 620 (41.33%) MCAD
5 481 (32.07%) MCITP
6 442 (29.47%) MCSE
7 280 (18.67%) MCSA
8 196 (13.07%) Degree
9 108 (7.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 99 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
11 93 (6.20%) CCNA
12 90 (6.00%) Citrix Certification
13 81 (5.40%) CCA
14 38 (2.53%) MCDBA
15 30 (2.00%) MCPD
16 27 (1.80%) VCAP
17 26 (1.73%) CCEE
17 26 (1.73%) NCDA
18 17 (1.13%) CCNP
18 17 (1.13%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.07%) SLA
2 11 (0.73%) QA
3 5 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.13%) BS7799
6 1 (0.067%) Section 508
System Software
1 317 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 288 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 246 (16.40%) Hyper-V
4 62 (4.13%) vSphere
5 54 (3.60%) XenDesktop
6 47 (3.13%) XenApp
7 41 (2.73%) VMware ESX
8 31 (2.07%) Forefront TMG
9 29 (1.93%) XenServer
10 25 (1.67%) UAG
11 20 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (0.73%) vCloud
15 10 (0.67%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.47%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.40%) Terminal Services
18 4 (0.27%) Terminal Server
19 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
20 2 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 94 (6.27%) SCCM
2 83 (5.53%) SCOM
3 62 (4.13%) Backup Exec
4 36 (2.40%) SCSM
5 35 (2.33%) SCVMM
6 32 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 29 (1.93%) WSUS
8 8 (0.53%) SCDPM
9 6 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 5 (0.33%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.20%) MOM
12 3 (0.20%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.20%) XenMobile
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
14 1 (0.067%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 802 (53.47%) Microsoft
2 368 (24.53%) VMware
3 191 (12.73%) Citrix
4 119 (7.93%) HP
5 112 (7.47%) Cisco
6 74 (4.93%) EMC
7 64 (4.27%) Juniper
8 61 (4.07%) Symantec
9 58 (3.87%) Apple
10 57 (3.80%) NetApp
11 51 (3.40%) Veeam
12 48 (3.20%) Dell
13 42 (2.80%) Meru Networks
14 29 (1.93%) Oracle
15 27 (1.80%) Mitel
16 22 (1.47%) Polycom
17 20 (1.33%) Facebook
18 19 (1.27%) McAfee
18 19 (1.27%) Google
19 16 (1.07%) Siemens
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £20,000 to £29,000 per annum Healthcare Cash-back Scheme, Optiona
Posted: 12 hours ago
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
ALFA IT Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £75000 per annum - plus benefits + Share options
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + be - training, pens, health +
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Centric Resource
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Generous Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago