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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 522 329 202
Rank change year-on-year
-193 -127
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 385 859 1437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.82% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 3.01% 5.14%
Number of salaries quoted 360 810 1380
Average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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
27621 28519 27983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.42% 27.13% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 21878 22905 22914
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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 £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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -116 164 £44,500 +4.70% 14
South East -98 72 £34,000 -24.44% 8
North West -34 45 £34,000 -2.85% 3
Yorkshire +12 38 £50,000 +5.26% 3
West Midlands -7 32 £44,000 -7.36% 3
East of England -32 30 £45,000 +12.50% 2
East Midlands -38 15 £21,500 -46.91% 1
North East 0 10 £52,500 +85.84%
South West -55 7 £22,500 -47.05% 1
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 773 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 597 (77.23%) Microsoft
3 583 (75.42%) Windows
4 416 (53.82%) MCITP
5 382 (49.42%) MCSE
6 353 (45.67%) Active Directory
7 300 (38.81%) MS Exchange
8 271 (35.06%) MCP
8 271 (35.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 265 (34.28%) SQL Server
10 241 (31.18%) Windows 7
11 237 (30.66%) MS Excel
12 223 (28.85%) SQL
13 210 (27.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 194 (25.10%) MCSA
15 183 (23.67%) VMware
16 182 (23.54%) Exchange Server 2010
17 172 (22.25%) ITIL
18 169 (21.86%) MS Office
19 162 (20.96%) Cisco
20 142 (18.37%) Lync
21 137 (17.72%) TCP/IP
22 134 (17.34%) Windows Server 2003
23 132 (17.08%) .NET
24 131 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
25 130 (16.82%) CCNA
26 128 (16.56%) C#
27 127 (16.43%) SharePoint
28 126 (16.30%) SQL Server 2008
28 126 (16.30%) Windows 8

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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
1 300 (38.81%) MS Exchange
2 182 (23.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 142 (18.37%) Lync
4 127 (16.43%) SharePoint
5 99 (12.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 96 (12.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 69 (8.93%) IIS
8 60 (7.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 56 (7.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 40 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
11 32 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 20 (2.59%) Office Communications Server
13 17 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
13 17 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (1.16%) OpenEdge
15 6 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.78%) Documentum
16 4 (0.52%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 237 (30.66%) MS Excel
2 169 (21.86%) MS Office
3 8 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.03%) Mingle
3 8 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.39%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 64 (8.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.39%) SAP CCM
3 3 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 110 (14.23%) Office 365
2 67 (8.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.46%) IaaS
4 15 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.39%) Yammer
6 2 (0.26%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (17.72%) TCP/IP
2 118 (15.27%) LAN
3 116 (15.01%) DNS
4 105 (13.58%) WAN
5 104 (13.45%) VPN
6 82 (10.61%) DHCP
7 68 (8.80%) Firewall
8 56 (7.24%) SAN
9 36 (4.66%) VoIP
10 24 (3.10%) Wi-Fi
10 24 (3.10%) Network Security
11 23 (2.98%) Unified Communications
12 20 (2.59%) Internet
13 17 (2.20%) VLAN
14 16 (2.07%) NAS
15 13 (1.68%) Wireless
16 12 (1.55%) ADSL
17 10 (1.29%) PBX
18 7 (0.91%) ISDN
19 6 (0.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (34.28%) SQL Server
2 126 (16.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (7.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 39 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (2.72%) MySQL
9 8 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 8 (1.03%) RavenDB
9 8 (1.03%) Neo4j
10 7 (0.91%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.78%) Big Data
11 6 (0.78%) QlikView
11 6 (0.78%) DTS
11 6 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.52%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 44 (5.69%) NUnit
2 32 (4.14%) Visual Studio
3 26 (3.36%) Rhino Mocks
3 26 (3.36%) Moq
4 9 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.16%) MSTest
5 8 (1.03%) TeamCity
5 8 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.03%) CruiseControl
5 8 (1.03%) MSBuild
5 8 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.26%) JIRA
9 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 60 (7.76%) Finance
2 27 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.36%) Games
4 21 (2.72%) Legal
5 18 (2.33%) Marketing
6 15 (1.94%) Advertising
7 12 (1.55%) Retail
8 4 (0.52%) Local Government
8 4 (0.52%) Banking
8 4 (0.52%) Law
9 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 156 (20.18%) Support Engineer
2 129 (16.69%) Consultant
3 112 (14.49%) Developer
4 89 (11.51%) DBA
5 83 (10.74%) Microsoft Consultant
6 79 (10.22%) SQL DBA
7 74 (9.57%) Administrator
8 68 (8.80%) Technical Consultant
9 67 (8.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 66 (8.54%) Analyst
11 65 (8.41%) IT Support
12 61 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 43 (5.56%) .NET Developer
14 42 (5.43%) IT Support Engineer
15 40 (5.17%) SharePoint Developer
16 35 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 35 (4.53%) Junior
17 34 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
18 31 (4.01%) Support Analyst
19 26 (3.36%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (17.08%) .NET
2 106 (13.71%) ASP.NET
3 89 (11.51%) .NET Framework
4 70 (9.06%) HTML
5 65 (8.41%) CSS
6 46 (5.95%) WCF
6 46 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
7 35 (4.53%) Ajax
8 33 (4.27%) LINQ
9 26 (3.36%) NHibernate
10 23 (2.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 20 (2.59%) XML
11 20 (2.59%) ADO.NET
12 16 (2.07%) Web Services
13 12 (1.55%) jQuery
14 10 (1.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
14 10 (1.29%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 9 (1.16%) JSON
16 8 (1.03%) Silverlight
16 8 (1.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.17%) Blackberry
3 23 (2.98%) Statistics
4 21 (2.72%) Replication
5 18 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (1.94%) iPhone
7 14 (1.81%) Clustering
8 12 (1.55%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.16%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.16%) FlexPod
10 8 (1.03%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.03%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.65%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.52%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.39%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
13 3 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.26%) Enterprise Storage
14 2 (0.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 583 (75.42%) Windows
2 271 (35.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 241 (31.18%) Windows 7
4 210 (27.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 134 (17.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 126 (16.30%) Windows 8
7 96 (12.42%) Windows XP
8 32 (4.14%) Linux
9 16 (2.07%) UNIX
10 10 (1.29%) CentOS
11 8 (1.03%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 5 (0.65%) Android
13 3 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.26%) Solaris
14 2 (0.26%) Fedora
14 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (22.25%) ITIL
2 112 (14.49%) Migration
3 94 (12.16%) CRM
4 89 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (9.31%) Performance Tuning
6 63 (8.15%) Mentoring
7 53 (6.86%) MVC
8 52 (6.73%) PRINCE2
9 46 (5.95%) Service Delivery
10 42 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 39 (5.05%) OO
11 39 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
12 35 (4.53%) OOA/OOD
12 35 (4.53%) Web Application Development
13 34 (4.40%) BDD
13 34 (4.40%) TDD
14 31 (4.01%) Scrum
15 30 (3.88%) Software Engineering
16 29 (3.75%) Project Management
17 26 (3.36%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 223 (28.85%) SQL
2 128 (16.56%) C#
3 70 (9.06%) T-SQL
4 60 (7.76%) JavaScript
5 52 (6.73%) PowerShell
6 25 (3.23%) VB.NET
7 16 (2.07%) VB
8 13 (1.68%) C
9 11 (1.42%) Java
10 9 (1.16%) VBScript
11 7 (0.91%) C++
12 6 (0.78%) JAQL
13 1 (0.13%) Perl
13 1 (0.13%) PHP
13 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 773 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 416 (53.82%) MCITP
3 382 (49.42%) MCSE
4 271 (35.06%) MCP
5 194 (25.10%) MCSA
6 131 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
7 130 (16.82%) CCNA
8 86 (11.13%) Degree
9 80 (10.35%) MCSD
10 70 (9.06%) MCAD
11 61 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 44 (5.69%) Citrix Certification
13 42 (5.43%) CCA
14 41 (5.30%) Security Cleared
15 35 (4.53%) SC Cleared
16 30 (3.88%) MCPD
17 27 (3.49%) CCNP
18 26 (3.36%) MCDST
19 21 (2.72%) CCEE
20 20 (2.59%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (8.67%) SLA
2 7 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.26%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) TickIT
4 1 (0.13%) QA
4 1 (0.13%) HL7
4 1 (0.13%) DICOM
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 353 (45.67%) Active Directory
2 125 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (15.27%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.36%) vSphere
5 18 (2.33%) XenApp
6 12 (1.55%) Forefront TMG
6 12 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.55%) XenDesktop
7 11 (1.42%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (0.91%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.91%) XenServer
10 6 (0.78%) UAG
11 3 (0.39%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.26%) vCloud
13 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 96 (12.42%) SCOM
2 86 (11.13%) SCCM
3 24 (3.10%) SCVMM
4 18 (2.33%) SCOrch
5 16 (2.07%) Backup Exec
6 11 (1.42%) SCSM
6 11 (1.42%) SCDPM
7 9 (1.16%) WSUS
8 8 (1.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 8 (1.03%) Windows Intune
9 5 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.39%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.26%) MIIS
11 2 (0.26%) Nagios
11 2 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.26%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.13%) Casper Suite
12 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 597 (77.23%) Microsoft
2 183 (23.67%) VMware
3 162 (20.96%) Cisco
4 72 (9.31%) Citrix
5 51 (6.60%) HP
6 44 (5.69%) Apple
7 35 (4.53%) NetApp
8 30 (3.88%) Oracle
9 29 (3.75%) Remedy
10 24 (3.10%) Juniper
11 23 (2.98%) Avaya
11 23 (2.98%) LANDesk
12 18 (2.33%) Symantec
13 14 (1.81%) McAfee
13 14 (1.81%) Dell
14 11 (1.42%) EMC
14 11 (1.42%) SAP
14 11 (1.42%) Veeam
15 9 (1.16%) IBM
16 8 (1.03%) Adobe
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