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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 469 240 319
Rank change year-on-year
-229 +79
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 166 522 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.36% 1.17% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.46% 4.75% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 163 512 381
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £31,500 £31,052
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
11387 10997 12888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.72% 24.70% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 9090 9081 11010
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 September 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 September 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 +3 45 £42,500 -10.52% 4
Bromley -9 7 £23,500 -55.23%
Uxbridge - 7 £27,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £40,000 -
Wimbledon -4 5 £35,000 +16.66%
Harrow - 2 £37,250 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 557 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 384 (68.94%) SQL Server
3 298 (53.50%) MCP
4 286 (51.35%) .NET
5 284 (50.99%) Microsoft
6 269 (48.29%) Agile Software Development
7 266 (47.76%) Windows
8 264 (47.40%) C#
9 252 (45.24%) MCSD
10 246 (44.17%) MCAD
11 225 (40.39%) ASP.NET
12 223 (40.04%) ASP.NET MVC
13 219 (39.32%) MVC
14 218 (39.14%) TDD
15 202 (36.27%) WCF
16 199 (35.73%) SQL Server 2012
17 195 (35.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 193 (34.65%) Web Application Development
19 186 (33.39%) WPF
19 186 (33.39%) Scrum
20 179 (32.14%) NUnit
20 179 (32.14%) NHibernate
20 179 (32.14%) Rhino Mocks
21 160 (28.73%) MCSE
22 158 (28.37%) MCITP
23 153 (27.47%) SQL
24 139 (24.96%) Razor View Engine
25 131 (23.52%) Windows Server 2008
26 128 (22.98%) SharePoint
27 118 (21.18%) BDD

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 128 (22.98%) SharePoint
2 97 (17.41%) MS Exchange
3 59 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (10.23%) SharePoint 2013
5 54 (9.69%) BizTalk Server
6 50 (8.98%) Lync
7 37 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 26 (4.67%) Node.js
10 23 (4.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
12 18 (3.23%) IIS
13 6 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.18%) CMS
16 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 116 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 56 (10.05%) MS Office
3 11 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.54%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.36%) Maya
5 2 (0.36%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (5.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.28%) Office 365
2 19 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (14.18%) DNS
2 60 (10.77%) DHCP
3 50 (8.98%) VPN
4 47 (8.44%) LAN
5 42 (7.54%) WAN
6 35 (6.28%) Internet
7 30 (5.39%) TCP/IP
8 29 (5.21%) Firewall
9 24 (4.31%) SAN
10 22 (3.95%) SSL
11 19 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (2.33%) Broadband
13 12 (2.15%) NAS
13 12 (2.15%) Unified Communications
14 10 (1.80%) ADSL
15 9 (1.62%) SMTP
15 9 (1.62%) Extranet
16 7 (1.26%) MPLS
16 7 (1.26%) H.323
16 7 (1.26%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (68.94%) SQL Server
2 199 (35.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 74 (13.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 72 (12.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 40 (7.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (3.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 13 (2.33%) NoSQL
11 12 (2.15%) OLTP
12 7 (1.26%) MySQL
12 7 (1.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 6 (1.08%) DTS
13 6 (1.08%) OLAP
14 5 (0.90%) Big Data
15 3 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
16 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
16 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
16 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 179 (32.14%) NUnit
1 179 (32.14%) Rhino Mocks
2 105 (18.85%) Moq
3 90 (16.16%) Subversion
4 26 (4.67%) MSTest
5 17 (3.05%) Visual Studio
6 13 (2.33%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.18%) WATIR
8 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
General
1 104 (18.67%) Finance
2 83 (14.90%) Games
3 78 (14.00%) Banking
4 26 (4.67%) Investment Banking
5 23 (4.13%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.95%) Legal
7 21 (3.77%) Advertising
8 19 (3.41%) Retail
9 13 (2.33%) Music Industry
10 10 (1.80%) Law
11 9 (1.62%) Marketing
11 9 (1.62%) Billing
12 5 (0.90%) Electronics
13 2 (0.36%) Back Office
13 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 294 (52.78%) Developer
2 199 (35.73%) .NET Developer
3 101 (18.13%) C# Developer
4 79 (14.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 59 (10.59%) Administrator
6 52 (9.34%) DBA
6 52 (9.34%) ASP.NET Developer
6 52 (9.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 46 (8.26%) SQL DBA
8 44 (7.90%) Junior
9 42 (7.54%) Graduate
10 40 (7.18%) Junior Developer
10 40 (7.18%) Junior .NET Developer
11 39 (7.00%) Agile .NET Developer
12 37 (6.64%) Consultant
13 31 (5.57%) Systems Engineer
14 28 (5.03%) Support Engineer
15 26 (4.67%) Agile C# Developer
16 24 (4.31%) Senior DBA
17 23 (4.13%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (51.35%) .NET
2 225 (40.39%) ASP.NET
3 223 (40.04%) ASP.NET MVC
4 202 (36.27%) WCF
5 195 (35.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 186 (33.39%) WPF
7 179 (32.14%) NHibernate
8 139 (24.96%) Razor View Engine
9 109 (19.57%) LINQ
10 101 (18.13%) .NET Framework
11 100 (17.95%) Castle Windsor
12 92 (16.52%) Ajax
13 89 (15.98%) HTML
14 81 (14.54%) HTML5
15 77 (13.82%) CSS
16 74 (13.29%) WinForms
16 74 (13.29%) Silverlight
16 74 (13.29%) MonoRail
17 39 (7.00%) Ninject
18 27 (4.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.18%) Client/Server
2 39 (7.00%) Tandem
3 29 (5.21%) Blackberry
4 26 (4.67%) Inversion of Control
4 26 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.77%) iPhone
6 17 (3.05%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.69%) Replication
8 14 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (2.33%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.33%) Social Network
10 11 (1.97%) Data Integration
11 10 (1.80%) Mathematics
12 9 (1.62%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.90%) Clustering
15 4 (0.72%) Equities
16 3 (0.54%) N-Tier
17 2 (0.36%) DTV
17 2 (0.36%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 266 (47.76%) Windows
2 131 (23.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (16.34%) Windows 7
4 50 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (8.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.95%) Windows XP
7 13 (2.33%) Android
8 12 (2.15%) Windows 8
9 7 (1.26%) Linux
10 6 (1.08%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.72%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.36%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.36%) UNIX
12 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.18%) VMS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (48.29%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (39.32%) MVC
3 218 (39.14%) TDD
4 193 (34.65%) Web Application Development
5 186 (33.39%) Scrum
6 118 (21.18%) BDD
7 105 (18.85%) Kanban
8 91 (16.34%) ITIL
9 80 (14.36%) OO
10 71 (12.75%) Business Intelligence
11 43 (7.72%) MVVM
11 43 (7.72%) Performance Tuning
12 41 (7.36%) CRM
13 39 (7.00%) Dependency Injection
14 38 (6.82%) Migration
15 30 (5.39%) PRINCE2
16 27 (4.85%) OOA/OOD
16 27 (4.85%) Service Delivery
17 26 (4.67%) OOP
17 26 (4.67%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 264 (47.40%) C#
2 153 (27.47%) SQL
3 94 (16.88%) T-SQL
4 88 (15.80%) JavaScript
5 44 (7.90%) VB.NET
6 26 (4.67%) VB
7 21 (3.77%) C++
8 14 (2.51%) Ruby
9 10 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.36%) VBA
11 1 (0.18%) Python
11 1 (0.18%) Ada
11 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.18%) Java
11 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.18%) C
Qualifications
1 557 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 298 (53.50%) MCP
3 252 (45.24%) MCSD
4 246 (44.17%) MCAD
5 160 (28.73%) MCSE
6 158 (28.37%) MCITP
7 93 (16.70%) Degree
8 81 (14.54%) MCSA
9 39 (7.00%) CCNA
9 39 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (6.28%) MCDBA
11 15 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (2.51%) A+ Certification
13 11 (1.97%) MCT
14 7 (1.26%) CCA
14 7 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (1.08%) CCAA
16 4 (0.72%) Security Cleared
16 4 (0.72%) CCNP
17 3 (0.54%) ACMT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.18%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) Section 508
2 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 101 (18.13%) Active Directory
2 74 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (11.13%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.80%) XenApp
4 10 (1.80%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
6 6 (1.08%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.54%) UAG
7 3 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.54%) vSphere
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.36%) XenServer
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (5.57%) SCOM
2 27 (4.85%) SCCM
3 21 (3.77%) WSUS
4 14 (2.51%) Backup Exec
5 12 (2.15%) SCVMM
5 12 (2.15%) SCSM
6 3 (0.54%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.36%) MIIS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.18%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 284 (50.99%) Microsoft
2 111 (19.93%) VMware
3 51 (9.16%) Cisco
4 48 (8.62%) Citrix
5 26 (4.67%) Juniper
6 17 (3.05%) Oracle
7 14 (2.51%) NetApp
7 14 (2.51%) Apple
8 13 (2.33%) HP
8 13 (2.33%) Dell
8 13 (2.33%) Google
8 13 (2.33%) Facebook
9 10 (1.80%) Remedy
10 9 (1.62%) Symantec
11 7 (1.26%) Mitel
11 7 (1.26%) Polycom
12 6 (1.08%) Red Gate
12 6 (1.08%) Sybase
12 6 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
13 5 (0.90%) Altiris
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Spring Technology
Salary: £56000.00 - £62000.00 per annum
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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North West London
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £62000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
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Chislehurst, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,000 to £16,000 per annum
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Central London / West End
Frontier Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
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London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + 10% bonus + bens
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