The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 430 284 258
Rank change year-on-year
-146 -26
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 185 449 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.99% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 3.94% 4.15%
Number of salaries quoted 178 442 493
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,350 £32,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
MCTS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11267 11406 12348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.44% 25.12% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9222 9165 10383
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
City of London -36 51 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Wimbledon - 25 £36,000 -
Uxbridge - 9 £35,000 -
Twickenham - 2 - -
Hayes - 2 £42,500 - 1
Hounslow - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £45,000 -
Enfield - 1 £30,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 351 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 258 (73.50%) Microsoft
3 236 (67.24%) Windows
4 214 (60.97%) MCSE
5 184 (52.42%) MCITP
6 163 (46.44%) Active Directory
7 150 (42.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 148 (42.17%) MS Exchange
9 130 (37.04%) MCP
10 122 (34.76%) SQL Server
11 114 (32.48%) Windows 7
12 110 (31.34%) MS Excel
13 108 (30.77%) VMware
14 100 (28.49%) MCSA
15 90 (25.64%) SQL
16 78 (22.22%) DNS
16 78 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
17 76 (21.65%) Windows Server 2003
18 74 (21.08%) MS Office
19 73 (20.80%) VMware Infrastructure
20 71 (20.23%) Cisco
21 65 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
21 65 (18.52%) Hyper-V
22 64 (18.23%) CCNA
22 64 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
23 63 (17.95%) VPN
24 62 (17.66%) SharePoint
24 62 (17.66%) .NET
25 61 (17.38%) Degree
25 61 (17.38%) ITIL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 148 (42.17%) MS Exchange
2 78 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (17.66%) SharePoint
4 57 (16.24%) Lync
5 45 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 40 (11.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (3.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (3.42%) Office Communications Server
10 11 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.14%) IIS
12 4 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.28%) WorkSite
Applications
1 110 (31.34%) MS Excel
2 74 (21.08%) MS Office
3 13 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.85%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.57%) Maya
5 2 (0.57%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.83%) Office 365
2 19 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.99%) IaaS
4 2 (0.57%) PaaS
4 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 78 (22.22%) DNS
2 63 (17.95%) VPN
3 50 (14.25%) TCP/IP
4 44 (12.54%) LAN
5 43 (12.25%) DHCP
6 38 (10.83%) WAN
7 32 (9.12%) Firewall
8 17 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (4.84%) SAN
9 15 (4.27%) Internet
10 13 (3.70%) SSL
10 13 (3.70%) ADSL
11 7 (1.99%) NAS
11 7 (1.99%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.42%) VLAN
12 5 (1.42%) VoIP
13 4 (1.14%) Network Security
14 3 (0.85%) MPLS
14 3 (0.85%) IP Telephony
15 2 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (34.76%) SQL Server
2 44 (12.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (9.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (8.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (7.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (3.13%) MySQL
9 8 (2.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (1.42%) Data Mart
10 5 (1.42%) Big Data
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.28%) PowerCenter
13 1 (0.28%) SSDT
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 27 (7.69%) NUnit
2 26 (7.41%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (7.41%) Moq
3 10 (2.85%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.57%) Subversion
4 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (10.26%) Finance
2 30 (8.55%) Games
3 22 (6.27%) Legal
4 13 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 11 (3.13%) Banking
6 9 (2.56%) Billing
7 7 (1.99%) Law
8 5 (1.42%) Marketing
9 4 (1.14%) Electronics
10 3 (0.85%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 65 (18.52%) Consultant
2 63 (17.95%) Developer
2 63 (17.95%) Support Engineer
3 45 (12.82%) IT Support
4 41 (11.68%) Microsoft Consultant
5 34 (9.69%) IT Support Engineer
6 32 (9.12%) Administrator
7 30 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 30 (8.55%) .NET Developer
7 30 (8.55%) Junior
8 29 (8.26%) DBA
8 29 (8.26%) Technical Consultant
9 28 (7.98%) SQL DBA
10 26 (7.41%) Junior Developer
10 26 (7.41%) Graduate
10 26 (7.41%) Junior .NET Developer
11 21 (5.98%) 2nd Line Support
12 20 (5.70%) Systems Engineer
13 19 (5.41%) Analyst
13 19 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (17.66%) .NET
2 36 (10.26%) ASP.NET
3 32 (9.12%) .NET Framework
4 27 (7.69%) LINQ
5 26 (7.41%) NHibernate
5 26 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (2.85%) HTML
7 9 (2.56%) CSS
8 6 (1.71%) ADO.NET
9 5 (1.42%) WCF
10 3 (0.85%) Ajax
10 3 (0.85%) jQuery
11 2 (0.57%) HTML5
11 2 (0.57%) Middleware
11 2 (0.57%) WPF
11 2 (0.57%) WAP
11 2 (0.57%) Web Services
12 1 (0.28%) XSLT
12 1 (0.28%) SAML
12 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.83%) Blackberry
1 38 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.13%) iPhone
3 12 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.28%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.99%) Clustering
6 6 (1.71%) Replication
7 5 (1.42%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.42%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.85%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.85%) Statistics
9 2 (0.57%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.57%) New Media
9 2 (0.57%) CMDB
10 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.28%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 236 (67.24%) Windows
2 150 (42.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (32.48%) Windows 7
4 76 (21.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 64 (18.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (12.25%) Windows XP
7 42 (11.97%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.99%) Linux
9 4 (1.14%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.28%) UNIX
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.28%) VMS
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (17.38%) ITIL
2 45 (12.82%) Migration
3 36 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (9.69%) PRINCE2
5 29 (8.26%) Scrum
5 29 (8.26%) Web Application Development
6 27 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 26 (7.41%) CRM
7 26 (7.41%) MVC
7 26 (7.41%) TDD
7 26 (7.41%) BDD
7 26 (7.41%) Kanban
8 25 (7.12%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
10 17 (4.84%) Software Testing
10 17 (4.84%) Project Management
10 17 (4.84%) Mentoring
11 15 (4.27%) Database Security
12 14 (3.99%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 90 (25.64%) SQL
2 51 (14.53%) C#
3 34 (9.69%) T-SQL
4 17 (4.84%) VB.NET
5 5 (1.42%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.14%) C
6 4 (1.14%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.57%) C++
8 1 (0.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 351 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 214 (60.97%) MCSE
3 184 (52.42%) MCITP
4 130 (37.04%) MCP
5 100 (28.49%) MCSA
6 65 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (18.23%) CCNA
8 61 (17.38%) Degree
9 30 (8.55%) MCAD
9 30 (8.55%) MCSD
10 23 (6.55%) MCDBA
11 22 (6.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (5.70%) CCNP
13 18 (5.13%) Security Cleared
14 17 (4.84%) A+ Certification
14 17 (4.84%) Citrix Certification
15 16 (4.56%) CCA
16 15 (4.27%) SC Cleared
17 12 (3.42%) CCEE
17 12 (3.42%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.12%) SLA
2 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 163 (46.44%) Active Directory
2 73 (20.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (18.52%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.71%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.42%) XenApp
6 4 (1.14%) vSphere
6 4 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (1.14%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.85%) UAG
7 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.57%) XenServer
9 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 41 (11.68%) SCCM
2 32 (9.12%) SCOM
3 22 (6.27%) Backup Exec
4 14 (3.99%) SCVMM
5 12 (3.42%) WSUS
6 11 (3.13%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.42%) SCSM
8 4 (1.14%) Casper Suite
8 4 (1.14%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.85%) MIIS
10 2 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.57%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Intune
11 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 258 (73.50%) Microsoft
2 108 (30.77%) VMware
3 71 (20.23%) Cisco
4 49 (13.96%) Citrix
5 31 (8.83%) Apple
6 23 (6.55%) Juniper
7 22 (6.27%) Oracle
8 13 (3.70%) Remedy
9 12 (3.42%) Symantec
10 9 (2.56%) NetApp
10 9 (2.56%) Sybase
11 8 (2.28%) HP
12 6 (1.71%) McAfee
13 4 (1.14%) Avaya
14 3 (0.85%) Informatica
14 3 (0.85%) Dell
14 3 (0.85%) AppSense
15 2 (0.57%) Meridio
15 2 (0.57%) Perforce
15 2 (0.57%) SonicWALL
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