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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 513 222 186
Rank change year-on-year
-291 -36
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 442 1309 1690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.41% 1.26% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.48% 4.71% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 398 1262 1623
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,150 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
29889 27771 30867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.64% 26.79% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 24122 22503 26105
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,000
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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -165 190 £36,000 -28.00% 12
South East -186 73 £33,000 -17.50% 14
West Midlands -1 60 £49,500 +23.75% 6
Yorkshire -40 41 £47,500 +35.71%
North West -96 38 £33,250 -11.33% 2
East of England -83 33 £37,000 -7.50% 3
South West -56 16 £22,500 -43.75% 5
East Midlands -60 16 £31,500 -16.00% 1
North East -33 1 - -
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1030 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 698 (67.77%) Windows
3 684 (66.41%) Microsoft
4 533 (51.75%) MCITP
5 492 (47.77%) MCSE
6 429 (41.65%) MCP
7 423 (41.07%) SQL Server
8 360 (34.95%) MS Exchange
9 351 (34.08%) MS Excel
10 350 (33.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 344 (33.40%) Active Directory
12 333 (32.33%) VMware
13 295 (28.64%) MCSA
14 270 (26.21%) .NET
15 266 (25.83%) SQL
16 257 (24.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 255 (24.76%) C#
18 223 (21.65%) Windows Server 2012
19 221 (21.46%) ASP.NET
20 219 (21.26%) Windows 7
21 217 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
22 212 (20.58%) ITIL
23 203 (19.71%) Exchange Server 2010
24 202 (19.61%) Citrix
25 187 (18.16%) Hyper-V
26 184 (17.86%) DNS
26 184 (17.86%) MCSD
27 182 (17.67%) MS Office
28 173 (16.80%) MCAD
29 167 (16.21%) Windows Server 2003

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 360 (34.95%) MS Exchange
2 203 (19.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 158 (15.34%) SharePoint
4 155 (15.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 149 (14.47%) Lync
6 122 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 74 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2003
8 58 (5.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 46 (4.47%) IIS
10 45 (4.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 42 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
12 29 (2.82%) Office Communications Server
13 26 (2.52%) SharePoint Server
14 21 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 11 (1.07%) OpenEdge
16 6 (0.58%) Node.js
17 4 (0.39%) TPMS
18 1 (0.097%) MS Project Server
18 1 (0.097%) WorkSite
Applications
1 351 (34.08%) MS Excel
2 182 (17.67%) MS Office
3 14 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.68%) Mingle
5 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.19%) Maya
6 2 (0.19%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.097%) MS Project
7 1 (0.097%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 48 (4.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.29%) Summit
4 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 94 (9.13%) Office 365
2 86 (8.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.87%) IaaS
4 7 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.39%) SaaS
6 1 (0.097%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 184 (17.86%) DNS
2 139 (13.50%) TCP/IP
3 136 (13.20%) DHCP
4 131 (12.72%) SAN
5 130 (12.62%) VPN
6 81 (7.86%) LAN
7 70 (6.80%) WAN
8 59 (5.73%) Firewall
9 50 (4.85%) Wireless
10 37 (3.59%) Unified Communications
11 33 (3.20%) NAS
12 26 (2.52%) Internet
13 19 (1.84%) VoIP
14 16 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (1.26%) ADSL
15 13 (1.26%) SSL
15 13 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (1.17%) WAAS
17 10 (0.97%) iSCSI
17 10 (0.97%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (41.07%) SQL Server
2 126 (12.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 116 (11.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 71 (6.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 64 (6.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 44 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
10 13 (1.26%) MySQL
11 8 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 8 (0.78%) Big Data
11 8 (0.78%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.68%) Neo4j
12 7 (0.68%) RavenDB
13 4 (0.39%) OLTP
14 3 (0.29%) Text Mining
14 3 (0.29%) Data Mart
14 3 (0.29%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 132 (12.82%) NUnit
2 123 (11.94%) Rhino Mocks
3 104 (10.10%) Moq
4 50 (4.85%) MSTest
5 30 (2.91%) Visual Studio
6 26 (2.52%) Subversion
7 15 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.97%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.97%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.29%) JIRA
11 1 (0.097%) MSI
11 1 (0.097%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 102 (9.90%) Finance
2 44 (4.27%) Games
3 38 (3.69%) Legal
4 33 (3.20%) Banking
5 24 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.33%) Advertising
6 14 (1.36%) Music Industry
7 13 (1.26%) Marketing
8 9 (0.87%) Retail
8 9 (0.87%) Billing
8 9 (0.87%) Law
9 6 (0.58%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.39%) Electronics
11 2 (0.19%) Back Office
12 1 (0.097%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 271 (26.31%) Developer
2 209 (20.29%) Support Engineer
3 156 (15.15%) .NET Developer
4 126 (12.23%) Consultant
5 95 (9.22%) DBA
6 91 (8.83%) Analyst
7 85 (8.25%) SQL DBA
8 81 (7.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 79 (7.67%) Administrator
9 79 (7.67%) IT Support
10 65 (6.31%) Microsoft Consultant
11 58 (5.63%) IT Support Engineer
12 53 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
12 53 (5.15%) SharePoint Developer
13 52 (5.05%) 3rd Line Support
13 52 (5.05%) C# Developer
14 47 (4.56%) Support Analyst
15 44 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
16 43 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 42 (4.08%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (26.21%) .NET
2 221 (21.46%) ASP.NET
3 162 (15.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 140 (13.59%) WCF
5 106 (10.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 91 (8.83%) Razor View Engine
7 90 (8.74%) WPF
7 90 (8.74%) HTML
8 87 (8.45%) NHibernate
9 82 (7.96%) .NET Framework
10 72 (6.99%) CSS
11 61 (5.92%) Castle Windsor
12 54 (5.24%) WinForms
13 47 (4.56%) Ajax
14 46 (4.47%) LINQ
15 45 (4.37%) Ninject
16 42 (4.08%) Spring.NET
16 42 (4.08%) Unity DI Container
17 29 (2.82%) HTML5
18 25 (2.43%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.21%) Blackberry
2 60 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (4.08%) Inversion of Control
4 32 (3.11%) Clustering
5 23 (2.23%) iPhone
6 18 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.55%) Mathematics
8 15 (1.46%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.26%) Statistics
9 13 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (1.17%) Celerra
10 12 (1.17%) Streaming Music
10 12 (1.17%) CLARiiON
11 10 (0.97%) Tandem
12 9 (0.87%) N-Tier
12 9 (0.87%) Replication
13 8 (0.78%) EqualLogic
14 7 (0.68%) Open Source
14 7 (0.68%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 698 (67.77%) Windows
2 350 (33.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 223 (21.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 219 (21.26%) Windows 7
5 167 (16.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 96 (9.32%) Windows XP
7 83 (8.06%) Windows 8
8 40 (3.88%) Linux
9 29 (2.82%) Windows 2000
10 23 (2.23%) UNIX
11 19 (1.84%) VMS
12 10 (0.97%) Windows Vista
12 10 (0.97%) CentOS
13 6 (0.58%) Android
14 4 (0.39%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.19%) AIX
17 1 (0.097%) Solaris
17 1 (0.097%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (20.58%) ITIL
3 167 (16.21%) MVC
4 148 (14.37%) TDD
5 135 (13.11%) Scrum
6 133 (12.91%) Web Application Development
7 104 (10.10%) Kanban
8 88 (8.54%) Migration
9 87 (8.45%) BDD
10 80 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
11 79 (7.67%) Performance Tuning
12 77 (7.48%) Mentoring
12 77 (7.48%) CRM
13 53 (5.15%) Service Delivery
14 52 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
15 49 (4.76%) MVVM
16 46 (4.47%) PRINCE2
16 46 (4.47%) OO
17 45 (4.37%) Dependency Injection
18 44 (4.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (25.83%) SQL
2 255 (24.76%) C#
3 93 (9.03%) T-SQL
4 68 (6.60%) JavaScript
5 52 (5.05%) VB.NET
6 40 (3.88%) PowerShell
7 26 (2.52%) VB
8 9 (0.87%) C++
9 7 (0.68%) VBScript
10 6 (0.58%) Java
11 4 (0.39%) C
12 3 (0.29%) Ruby
13 2 (0.19%) XPath
13 2 (0.19%) Perl
14 1 (0.097%) PHP
14 1 (0.097%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1030 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 533 (51.75%) MCITP
3 492 (47.77%) MCSE
4 429 (41.65%) MCP
5 295 (28.64%) MCSA
6 184 (17.86%) MCSD
7 173 (16.80%) MCAD
8 136 (13.20%) Degree
9 119 (11.55%) Cisco Certification
10 113 (10.97%) CCNA
11 110 (10.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 98 (9.51%) Citrix Certification
13 96 (9.32%) CCA
14 35 (3.40%) MCDBA
15 30 (2.91%) CCNP
16 29 (2.82%) VCAP
17 28 (2.72%) Security Cleared
18 24 (2.33%) MCDST
18 24 (2.33%) SC Cleared
19 23 (2.23%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.89%) SLA
2 7 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.58%) QA
4 2 (0.19%) BS7799
4 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.097%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.097%) HL7
5 1 (0.097%) DICOM
System Software
1 344 (33.40%) Active Directory
2 257 (24.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (18.16%) Hyper-V
4 49 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 46 (4.47%) vSphere
6 43 (4.17%) VMware ESX
7 39 (3.79%) XenApp
8 23 (2.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 19 (1.84%) XenServer
10 16 (1.55%) vCloud
11 15 (1.46%) Forefront TMG
12 13 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.39%) NFS
14 4 (0.39%) UAG
14 4 (0.39%) ISA Server
15 3 (0.29%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.19%) Terminal Services
17 1 (0.097%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 72 (6.99%) Backup Exec
2 68 (6.60%) SCCM
3 65 (6.31%) SCOM
4 27 (2.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 24 (2.33%) SCVMM
6 19 (1.84%) WSUS
7 10 (0.97%) SCOrch
7 10 (0.97%) MIIS
8 8 (0.78%) SCSM
9 7 (0.68%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 7 (0.68%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.58%) XenMobile
11 5 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.49%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.39%) Casper Suite
13 2 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Intune
13 2 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.19%) ARCserve
13 2 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 684 (66.41%) Microsoft
2 333 (32.33%) VMware
3 202 (19.61%) Citrix
4 139 (13.50%) Cisco
5 94 (9.13%) HP
6 73 (7.09%) Apple
7 68 (6.60%) Symantec
7 68 (6.60%) EMC
8 64 (6.21%) Juniper
9 53 (5.15%) Veeam
10 43 (4.17%) NetApp
11 42 (4.08%) Meru Networks
12 33 (3.20%) Remedy
13 31 (3.01%) McAfee
13 31 (3.01%) Dell
14 23 (2.23%) Oracle
15 17 (1.65%) LANDesk
16 15 (1.46%) Avaya
17 13 (1.26%) Sophos
18 12 (1.17%) 3PAR
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
IT Connections
Salary: £22,000 to £30,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
ININ UK Limited
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
IT Human Resources
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + on call + bonus + training + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
IT Human Resources
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + on call + bonus + training + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £32000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago