The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 16 April 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 London region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 329 266 291
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +25
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 402 452 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.80% 0.98% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 3.81% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 390 422 446
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
12782 11879 13523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.44% 25.67% 24.11%
Number of salaries quoted 10373 9674 11560
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
England

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCTS
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the London region.

MCTS Salary Trend in London

MCTS
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in London

MCTS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the London region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -14 42 £47,500 +30.13% 7
Kingston Upon Thames -2 8 £35,000 -20.00%
Beckenham - 2 £29,000 -
Croydon -14 1 £47,500 +2.70%
Bromley -18 1 £21,500 -58.04%
Barnet - 1 £37,500 -
West Drayton - 1 £37,500 -
Mayfair - 1 £30,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 813 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 608 (74.78%) SQL Server
3 544 (66.91%) .NET
4 526 (64.70%) C#
5 512 (62.98%) MCP
6 489 (60.15%) MCSD
7 486 (59.78%) MCAD
8 445 (54.74%) ASP.NET
9 444 (54.61%) MVC
9 444 (54.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 424 (52.15%) TDD
11 408 (50.18%) WCF
12 407 (50.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 397 (48.83%) Web Application Development
14 378 (46.49%) Microsoft
15 377 (46.37%) Windows
16 374 (46.00%) SQL Server 2012
17 364 (44.77%) WPF
18 329 (40.47%) NHibernate
19 325 (39.98%) NUnit
19 325 (39.98%) Rhino Mocks
20 316 (38.87%) Scrum
21 286 (35.18%) Razor View Engine
22 215 (26.45%) BDD
23 193 (23.74%) SQL
24 191 (23.49%) Castle Windsor
24 191 (23.49%) MCITP
25 187 (23.00%) LINQ
25 187 (23.00%) Finance
26 183 (22.51%) Kanban

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the London 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
1 160 (19.68%) SharePoint
2 98 (12.05%) MS Exchange
3 93 (11.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 86 (10.58%) BizTalk Server
5 67 (8.24%) Node.js
6 66 (8.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 54 (6.64%) Lync
8 41 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 40 (4.92%) IIS
10 38 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 37 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.74%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.37%) CMS
16 3 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
17 2 (0.25%) Kentico
17 2 (0.25%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 134 (16.48%) MS Excel
2 63 (7.75%) MS Office
3 11 (1.35%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 29 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 56 (6.89%) Office 365
2 36 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (10.95%) DNS
2 76 (9.35%) DHCP
3 57 (7.01%) VPN
4 53 (6.52%) Internet
5 50 (6.15%) WAN
6 45 (5.54%) LAN
7 36 (4.43%) SSL
8 29 (3.57%) TCP/IP
9 28 (3.44%) Firewall
10 26 (3.20%) Unified Communications
11 25 (3.08%) Broadband
12 20 (2.46%) SAN
13 12 (1.48%) Extranet
14 10 (1.23%) PBX
15 8 (0.98%) MPLS
15 8 (0.98%) PSTN
15 8 (0.98%) NAS
16 5 (0.62%) IP Telephony
16 5 (0.62%) Kerberos
16 5 (0.62%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 608 (74.78%) SQL Server
2 374 (46.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 79 (9.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 39 (4.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 31 (3.81%) NoSQL
9 26 (3.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 16 (1.97%) OLTP
11 11 (1.35%) PowerCenter
12 10 (1.23%) DTS
13 7 (0.86%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 7 (0.86%) OLAP
14 5 (0.62%) MySQL
15 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database
16 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
16 2 (0.25%) PerformancePoint
16 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 325 (39.98%) NUnit
1 325 (39.98%) Rhino Mocks
2 179 (22.02%) Moq
3 170 (20.91%) Subversion
4 45 (5.54%) MSTest
5 37 (4.55%) Git (software)
6 15 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (1.60%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.74%) JIRA
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 187 (23.00%) Finance
2 126 (15.50%) Banking
3 122 (15.01%) Games
4 44 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 34 (4.18%) Retail
6 32 (3.94%) Advertising
7 28 (3.44%) Telecoms
8 24 (2.95%) Music Industry
9 11 (1.35%) Legal
10 6 (0.74%) Law
11 4 (0.49%) Publishing
11 4 (0.49%) Billing
11 4 (0.49%) Marketing
12 3 (0.37%) Back Office
13 2 (0.25%) Front Office
13 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.25%) Welsh Language
14 1 (0.12%) French Language
14 1 (0.12%) Electronics
14 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 536 (65.93%) Developer
2 374 (46.00%) .NET Developer
3 221 (27.18%) C# Developer
4 158 (19.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 106 (13.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 106 (13.04%) ASP.NET Developer
6 78 (9.59%) Agile .NET Developer
7 77 (9.47%) Consultant
8 62 (7.63%) Administrator
9 51 (6.27%) Graduate
9 51 (6.27%) Agile C# Developer
10 48 (5.90%) Junior
11 47 (5.78%) Junior .NET Developer
11 47 (5.78%) Junior Developer
12 46 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
13 45 (5.54%) DBA
14 37 (4.55%) SQL Developer
15 34 (4.18%) SQL DBA
16 27 (3.32%) Technical Consultant
17 26 (3.20%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 544 (66.91%) .NET
2 445 (54.74%) ASP.NET
3 444 (54.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 408 (50.18%) WCF
5 407 (50.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 364 (44.77%) WPF
7 329 (40.47%) NHibernate
8 286 (35.18%) Razor View Engine
9 191 (23.49%) Castle Windsor
10 187 (23.00%) LINQ
11 178 (21.89%) Ajax
12 176 (21.65%) HTML
13 165 (20.30%) WinForms
14 160 (19.68%) .NET Framework
15 159 (19.56%) HTML5
16 154 (18.94%) Silverlight
17 152 (18.70%) CSS
18 146 (17.96%) MonoRail
19 81 (9.96%) Ninject
20 59 (7.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.98%) Client/Server
2 68 (8.36%) Tandem
3 45 (5.54%) Inversion of Control
4 41 (5.04%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (3.44%) Computer Science
6 26 (3.20%) iPhone
6 26 (3.20%) Social Network
6 26 (3.20%) Mobile App
7 20 (2.46%) Replication
8 13 (1.60%) Blackberry
8 13 (1.60%) Clustering
9 10 (1.23%) Streaming Music
10 9 (1.11%) CMDB
11 8 (0.98%) DTV
11 8 (0.98%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.86%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.74%) Social Media
14 4 (0.49%) Statistics
15 3 (0.37%) Data Integration
15 3 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 377 (46.37%) Windows
2 147 (18.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (9.84%) Windows 7
4 70 (8.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (3.57%) Android
7 14 (1.72%) Windows 8
8 9 (1.11%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.74%) Linux
10 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.25%) UNIX
11 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (54.61%) MVC
2 424 (52.15%) TDD
3 397 (48.83%) Web Application Development
4 316 (38.87%) Scrum
5 215 (26.45%) BDD
6 183 (22.51%) Kanban
7 139 (17.10%) OO
8 93 (11.44%) Business Intelligence
9 81 (9.96%) Dependency Injection
10 79 (9.72%) MVVM
10 79 (9.72%) ITIL
11 60 (7.38%) Domain-Driven Design
12 51 (6.27%) OOP
13 48 (5.90%) OOA/OOD
13 48 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
14 47 (5.78%) OOD
15 40 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
16 39 (4.80%) Service Delivery
17 38 (4.67%) CRM
18 35 (4.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 526 (64.70%) C#
2 193 (23.74%) SQL
3 177 (21.77%) JavaScript
4 119 (14.64%) T-SQL
5 104 (12.79%) VB.NET
6 68 (8.36%) VB
7 32 (3.94%) PowerShell
8 31 (3.81%) Ruby
9 25 (3.08%) C++
10 8 (0.98%) VBScript
11 5 (0.62%) VBA
12 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.25%) Java
13 1 (0.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 813 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 512 (62.98%) MCP
3 489 (60.15%) MCSD
4 486 (59.78%) MCAD
5 191 (23.49%) MCITP
6 157 (19.31%) MCSE
7 126 (15.50%) Degree
8 69 (8.49%) MCSA
9 47 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
10 45 (5.54%) CCNA
11 15 (1.85%) MCSM
12 11 (1.35%) CCNP
13 10 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.11%) MCPD
15 7 (0.86%) MCT
16 5 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.62%) A+ Certification
17 4 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.49%) Postgraduate
17 4 (0.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.81%) SLA
2 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 111 (13.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 100 (12.30%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.09%) ISA Server
5 16 (1.97%) Forefront TMG
6 9 (1.11%) vSphere
7 7 (0.86%) UAG
8 6 (0.74%) XenApp
8 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 71 (8.73%) SCOM
2 56 (6.89%) SCCM
3 39 (4.80%) WSUS
4 27 (3.32%) SCVMM
5 18 (2.21%) SCSM
6 9 (1.11%) HP SIM
6 9 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (0.86%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.49%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.37%) WMI
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.25%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.25%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 378 (46.49%) Microsoft
2 152 (18.70%) VMware
3 54 (6.64%) Cisco
4 47 (5.78%) Citrix
5 35 (4.31%) Juniper
6 31 (3.81%) Facebook
7 26 (3.20%) Google
8 22 (2.71%) Oracle
9 18 (2.21%) HP
10 12 (1.48%) SolarWinds
11 11 (1.35%) Informatica
12 10 (1.23%) Sun
13 9 (1.11%) NetScout
13 9 (1.11%) MicroStrategy
14 8 (0.98%) Polycom
14 8 (0.98%) Mitel
15 7 (0.86%) Red Gate
15 7 (0.86%) Symantec
15 7 (0.86%) Siemens
15 7 (0.86%) EMC
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