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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 491 224 205
Rank change year-on-year
-267 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 447 1263 1501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.42% 1.26% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.53% 4.73% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 386 1228 1428
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
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
29144 26729 30476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.32% 26.58% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 23278 21969 25637
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -199 166 £35,000 -26.31% 13
South East -154 89 £30,000 -25.00% 10
North West -74 49 £34,500 -8.00% 6
West Midlands -52 48 £49,500 +23.75% 3
East of England -46 47 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire -33 41 £47,500 +35.71%
South West -53 18 £25,000 -34.64% 5
East Midlands -60 18 £27,000 -28.00% 2
North East -34 7 - -
MCTS
UK

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 1115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 719 (64.48%) Windows
3 691 (61.97%) Microsoft
4 517 (46.37%) SQL Server
5 506 (45.38%) MCITP
6 505 (45.29%) MCP
7 476 (42.69%) MCSE
8 375 (33.63%) .NET
9 368 (33.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 360 (32.29%) MS Excel
11 353 (31.66%) C#
12 350 (31.39%) VMware
13 346 (31.03%) MS Exchange
14 323 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
15 321 (28.79%) Active Directory
16 304 (27.26%) ASP.NET
17 300 (26.91%) MCSA
18 280 (25.11%) MCSD
19 271 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
20 267 (23.95%) MCAD
21 264 (23.68%) SQL
22 256 (22.96%) MVC
23 253 (22.69%) ASP.NET MVC
24 238 (21.35%) TDD
25 229 (20.54%) WCF
26 225 (20.18%) Windows Server 2012
27 218 (19.55%) ITIL
28 212 (19.01%) Citrix
29 211 (18.92%) Scrum
29 211 (18.92%) Web Application Development

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 346 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 201 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 178 (15.96%) SharePoint
4 155 (13.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 141 (12.65%) Lync
6 130 (11.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 79 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 69 (6.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 51 (4.57%) BizTalk Server
10 49 (4.39%) IIS
11 45 (4.04%) SharePoint 2010
12 30 (2.69%) Office Communications Server
13 25 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 23 (2.06%) SharePoint Server
15 14 (1.26%) Node.js
16 11 (0.99%) OpenEdge
17 4 (0.36%) TPMS
18 2 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
19 1 (0.090%) IBM Notes
19 1 (0.090%) CMS
Applications
1 360 (32.29%) MS Excel
2 167 (14.98%) MS Office
3 13 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.63%) Mingle
5 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.18%) Maya
6 2 (0.18%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 44 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.45%) Summit
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 92 (8.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (7.62%) Office 365
3 8 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.54%) IaaS
5 4 (0.36%) SaaS
6 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 201 (18.03%) DNS
2 159 (14.26%) DHCP
3 149 (13.36%) SAN
4 131 (11.75%) TCP/IP
4 131 (11.75%) VPN
5 72 (6.46%) LAN
6 64 (5.74%) Firewall
7 63 (5.65%) WAN
8 57 (5.11%) Wireless
9 49 (4.39%) Unified Communications
10 39 (3.50%) NAS
11 31 (2.78%) Internet
12 19 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (1.52%) SSL
14 15 (1.35%) PBX
15 13 (1.17%) PSTN
15 13 (1.17%) VoIP
15 13 (1.17%) SMTP
15 13 (1.17%) MPLS
16 12 (1.08%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 517 (46.37%) SQL Server
2 184 (16.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 121 (10.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 68 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (5.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 43 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 35 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.70%) Crystal Reports
10 13 (1.17%) MySQL
11 9 (0.81%) Big Data
11 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (0.72%) Relational Database
13 7 (0.63%) Neo4j
13 7 (0.63%) NoSQL
13 7 (0.63%) RavenDB
14 6 (0.54%) OLTP
15 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (0.36%) Text Mining
15 4 (0.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 205 (18.39%) NUnit
2 197 (17.67%) Rhino Mocks
3 150 (13.45%) Moq
4 71 (6.37%) MSTest
5 56 (5.02%) Subversion
6 37 (3.32%) Visual Studio
7 23 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (1.26%) Git (software)
9 11 (0.99%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.36%) JIRA
12 1 (0.090%) WATIR
12 1 (0.090%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.090%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 129 (11.57%) Finance
2 62 (5.56%) Games
3 55 (4.93%) Banking
4 36 (3.23%) Legal
5 26 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 25 (2.24%) Advertising
7 22 (1.97%) Music Industry
8 15 (1.35%) Marketing
9 14 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.17%) Retail
11 10 (0.90%) Billing
12 9 (0.81%) Law
13 4 (0.36%) Electronics
14 2 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 375 (33.63%) Developer
2 239 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 207 (18.57%) Support Engineer
4 112 (10.04%) Consultant
5 96 (8.61%) Analyst
6 91 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 91 (8.16%) C# Developer
7 88 (7.89%) DBA
8 82 (7.35%) SQL DBA
9 73 (6.55%) C# .NET Developer
10 72 (6.46%) Administrator
11 71 (6.37%) IT Support
12 58 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support
13 57 (5.11%) Microsoft Consultant
14 56 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support
15 53 (4.75%) SharePoint Developer
16 52 (4.66%) IT Support Engineer
17 51 (4.57%) ASP.NET Developer
18 47 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 44 (3.95%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (33.63%) .NET
2 304 (27.26%) ASP.NET
3 253 (22.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 229 (20.54%) WCF
5 194 (17.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 163 (14.62%) WPF
7 161 (14.44%) Razor View Engine
8 147 (13.18%) NHibernate
9 116 (10.40%) HTML
10 111 (9.96%) Castle Windsor
11 104 (9.33%) .NET Framework
12 93 (8.34%) CSS
13 90 (8.07%) WinForms
14 75 (6.73%) Ajax
15 74 (6.64%) LINQ
16 71 (6.37%) Ninject
17 64 (5.74%) Unity DI Container
17 64 (5.74%) Spring.NET
18 54 (4.84%) HTML5
19 47 (4.22%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.10%) Blackberry
2 64 (5.74%) Inversion of Control
3 55 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.59%) Clustering
5 26 (2.33%) Tandem
5 26 (2.33%) Client/Server
6 25 (2.24%) iPhone
6 25 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 20 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.43%) Streaming Music
9 14 (1.26%) Statistics
9 14 (1.26%) Mathematics
10 12 (1.08%) Celerra
10 12 (1.08%) CLARiiON
11 11 (0.99%) Replication
12 10 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.81%) EqualLogic
14 8 (0.72%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.72%) Open Source
15 7 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 719 (64.48%) Windows
2 368 (33.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 225 (20.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 199 (17.85%) Windows 7
5 166 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 87 (7.80%) Windows XP
7 67 (6.01%) Windows 8
8 39 (3.50%) Linux
9 28 (2.51%) Windows 2000
10 23 (2.06%) UNIX
11 19 (1.70%) VMS
12 12 (1.08%) Windows Vista
13 10 (0.90%) Android
13 10 (0.90%) CentOS
14 9 (0.81%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.27%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.27%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (22.96%) MVC
3 238 (21.35%) TDD
4 218 (19.55%) ITIL
5 211 (18.92%) Scrum
5 211 (18.92%) Web Application Development
6 150 (13.45%) Kanban
7 127 (11.39%) BDD
8 86 (7.71%) Migration
9 84 (7.53%) Mentoring
10 80 (7.17%) Business Intelligence
11 77 (6.91%) MVVM
12 73 (6.55%) Performance Tuning
13 71 (6.37%) Dependency Injection
14 67 (6.01%) OO
15 65 (5.83%) CRM
15 65 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
16 53 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
17 51 (4.57%) Project Management
18 49 (4.39%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 353 (31.66%) C#
2 264 (23.68%) SQL
3 103 (9.24%) T-SQL
4 97 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 58 (5.20%) VB.NET
6 42 (3.77%) PowerShell
7 40 (3.59%) VB
8 20 (1.79%) C++
9 8 (0.72%) VBScript
9 8 (0.72%) Ruby
10 4 (0.36%) VC++
10 4 (0.36%) VB6
11 2 (0.18%) XPath
11 2 (0.18%) C
11 2 (0.18%) Java
12 1 (0.090%) Perl
12 1 (0.090%) PHP
12 1 (0.090%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 506 (45.38%) MCITP
3 505 (45.29%) MCP
4 476 (42.69%) MCSE
5 300 (26.91%) MCSA
6 280 (25.11%) MCSD
7 267 (23.95%) MCAD
8 156 (13.99%) Degree
9 114 (10.22%) Cisco Certification
10 112 (10.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 107 (9.60%) CCNA
12 100 (8.97%) Citrix Certification
13 98 (8.79%) CCA
14 37 (3.32%) MCDBA
15 30 (2.69%) VCAP
16 29 (2.60%) CCNP
17 26 (2.33%) MCPD
18 22 (1.97%) Security Cleared
19 21 (1.88%) NCDA
19 21 (1.88%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.02%) SLA
2 8 (0.72%) QA
3 7 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.18%) BS7799
4 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.090%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.090%) Section 508
System Software
1 321 (28.79%) Active Directory
2 271 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (17.04%) Hyper-V
4 55 (4.93%) XenDesktop
5 48 (4.30%) XenApp
5 48 (4.30%) vSphere
6 44 (3.95%) VMware ESX
7 26 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 23 (2.06%) XenServer
9 17 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
9 17 (1.52%) vCloud
10 14 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.54%) UAG
13 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.36%) NFS
13 4 (0.36%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.27%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.18%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.090%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 75 (6.73%) Backup Exec
2 57 (5.11%) SCCM
3 46 (4.13%) SCOM
4 34 (3.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 27 (2.42%) WSUS
6 21 (1.88%) SCVMM
7 10 (0.90%) MIIS
8 8 (0.72%) SCSM
9 7 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 7 (0.63%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.54%) XenMobile
11 5 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.36%) Casper Suite
12 4 (0.36%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.18%) SCDPM
13 2 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.18%) ARCserve
14 1 (0.090%) Windows Intune
14 1 (0.090%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 1 (0.090%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 691 (61.97%) Microsoft
2 350 (31.39%) VMware
3 212 (19.01%) Citrix
4 129 (11.57%) Cisco
5 110 (9.87%) HP
6 78 (7.00%) EMC
7 77 (6.91%) Symantec
8 76 (6.82%) Apple
9 73 (6.55%) Juniper
10 61 (5.47%) Veeam
11 50 (4.48%) Meru Networks
12 48 (4.30%) NetApp
13 39 (3.50%) Dell
14 29 (2.60%) McAfee
15 23 (2.06%) Oracle
16 22 (1.97%) Remedy
17 15 (1.35%) Mitel
18 14 (1.26%) Sophos
19 12 (1.08%) 3PAR
20 11 (0.99%) Polycom
City of London
Hudson - London
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
East Midlands
Hudson - London
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 - 40000
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Good Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £38k - 40k per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Remit Resources
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Full Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Henley-In-Arden, West Midlands (County)
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Information Initiatives
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus overtime bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits, holidays
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Hampshire County Council
Salary: From £37,284 to £48,921 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Hampshire County Council
Salary: From £23,580 to £33,648 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago