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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 479 330 273
Rank change year-on-year
-149 -57
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 150 385 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.78% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% 3.05% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 144 374 423
Average salary £40,750 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.21% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
11654 12619 11790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.18% 25.63% 25.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9563 10236 9609
Average salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,850
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £74,000 £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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
City of London +28 39 £48,750 +2.63%
Wimbledon - 5 £44,000 -
Bromley +18 3 £27,500 +27.90% 1
Romford - 2 £37,500 -
Croydon +13 1 £22,000 -53.68%
Kingston Upon Thames -9 1 £33,500 -4.28%
Hayes - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £34,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 325 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 260 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 251 (77.23%) Windows
4 196 (60.31%) MCSE
5 187 (57.54%) MCITP
6 136 (41.85%) Active Directory
7 121 (37.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 110 (33.85%) Windows 7
9 101 (31.08%) MCSA
10 99 (30.46%) MS Exchange
10 99 (30.46%) SQL Server
11 98 (30.15%) MCP
12 83 (25.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 79 (24.31%) SQL
14 78 (24.00%) VMware
15 73 (22.46%) MS Excel
16 71 (21.85%) Lync
17 68 (20.92%) Windows Server 2003
18 63 (19.38%) .NET
19 60 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2010
20 59 (18.15%) Hyper-V
20 59 (18.15%) C#
21 58 (17.85%) SCCM
22 57 (17.54%) ITIL
22 57 (17.54%) MS Office
23 55 (16.92%) SCOM
23 55 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
24 54 (16.62%) Cisco
25 52 (16.00%) SharePoint
25 52 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 99 (30.46%) MS Exchange
2 71 (21.85%) Lync
3 60 (18.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (16.00%) SharePoint
5 42 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 42 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (4.92%) Office Communications Server
6 16 (4.92%) IIS
7 14 (4.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (3.69%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.23%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.31%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 73 (22.46%) MS Excel
2 57 (17.54%) MS Office
3 10 (3.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (7.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.92%) SAP CCM
2 3 (0.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 50 (15.38%) Office 365
2 30 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.85%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (3.38%) IaaS
5 4 (1.23%) Yammer
6 2 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.62%) VPN
2 40 (12.31%) DNS
2 40 (12.31%) TCP/IP
3 38 (11.69%) Firewall
4 36 (11.08%) LAN
5 28 (8.62%) WAN
6 19 (5.85%) DHCP
7 15 (4.62%) Unified Communications
8 14 (4.31%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (3.38%) VoIP
10 10 (3.08%) SAN
11 6 (1.85%) Internet
11 6 (1.85%) Skype
12 5 (1.54%) VLAN
12 5 (1.54%) MPLS
12 5 (1.54%) ADSL
13 4 (1.23%) Network Security
13 4 (1.23%) Structured Cabling
14 3 (0.92%) NAS
14 3 (0.92%) Softswitch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (30.46%) SQL Server
2 55 (16.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (12.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (8.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (7.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (6.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 19 (5.85%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (3.38%) MySQL
9 11 (3.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (2.15%) Big Data
11 6 (1.85%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.54%) Data Mart
12 5 (1.54%) QlikView
12 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (1.23%) DTS
13 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
15 2 (0.62%) PowerCenter
15 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (10.15%) NUnit
2 26 (8.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (8.00%) Moq
3 12 (3.69%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.15%) CruiseControl
4 7 (2.15%) MSBuild
4 7 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.62%) JIRA
7 1 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 36 (11.08%) Finance
2 26 (8.00%) Games
3 14 (4.31%) Legal
3 14 (4.31%) Marketing
4 8 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.15%) Retail
6 5 (1.54%) Advertising
7 4 (1.23%) Local Government
8 2 (0.62%) Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 97 (29.85%) Consultant
2 71 (21.85%) Microsoft Consultant
3 61 (18.77%) Technical Consultant
4 58 (17.85%) Developer
5 50 (15.38%) Support Engineer
6 35 (10.77%) .NET Developer
7 31 (9.54%) Junior
8 30 (9.23%) Administrator
9 28 (8.62%) Analyst
10 26 (8.00%) Graduate
10 26 (8.00%) Junior Developer
10 26 (8.00%) Junior .NET Developer
11 23 (7.08%) IT Support
11 23 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (7.08%) DBA
12 22 (6.77%) 2nd Line Support
13 19 (5.85%) SQL DBA
14 17 (5.23%) Support Analyst
15 15 (4.62%) IT Support Engineer
16 14 (4.31%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (19.38%) .NET
2 43 (13.23%) .NET Framework
3 41 (12.62%) ASP.NET
4 27 (8.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (8.00%) NHibernate
5 26 (8.00%) LINQ
6 15 (4.62%) HTML
7 12 (3.69%) WCF
7 12 (3.69%) CSS
8 10 (3.08%) Entity Framework
9 9 (2.77%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 4 (1.23%) SAML
11 3 (0.92%) Ajax
12 2 (0.62%) WinForms
12 2 (0.62%) WAP
12 2 (0.62%) COM
12 2 (0.62%) ADO.NET
13 1 (0.31%) Application Packaging
13 1 (0.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.69%) Private Cloud
2 30 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.38%) Blackberry
4 10 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (3.08%) Digital Media
5 9 (2.77%) Replication
6 6 (1.85%) Statistics
6 6 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.54%) Clustering
7 5 (1.54%) iPhone
8 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.92%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.62%) CMDB
9 2 (0.62%) Informatics
10 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.31%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 251 (77.23%) Windows
2 121 (37.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 110 (33.85%) Windows 7
4 83 (25.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (20.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (15.69%) Windows 8
7 28 (8.62%) Windows XP
8 13 (4.00%) Mac OS
9 10 (3.08%) Linux
10 5 (1.54%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.62%) Fedora
11 2 (0.62%) UNIX
11 2 (0.62%) Solaris
11 2 (0.62%) CentOS
12 1 (0.31%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.54%) ITIL
2 51 (15.69%) Migration
3 40 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (11.08%) MVC
5 33 (10.15%) Web Application Development
6 30 (9.23%) PRINCE2
7 28 (8.62%) Scrum
8 26 (8.00%) TDD
8 26 (8.00%) CRM
8 26 (8.00%) Kanban
8 26 (8.00%) BDD
9 25 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
9 25 (7.69%) Service Delivery
10 23 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (7.08%) Mentoring
11 19 (5.85%) Project Management
12 15 (4.62%) Database Security
13 12 (3.69%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
15 9 (2.77%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (24.31%) SQL
2 59 (18.15%) C#
3 33 (10.15%) T-SQL
4 16 (4.92%) VB.NET
5 14 (4.31%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.15%) C
7 5 (1.54%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.92%) Java
9 2 (0.62%) C++
10 1 (0.31%) Perl
10 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 325 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 196 (60.31%) MCSE
3 187 (57.54%) MCITP
4 101 (31.08%) MCSA
5 98 (30.15%) MCP
6 51 (15.69%) Degree
7 46 (14.15%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (13.85%) CCNA
9 40 (12.31%) MCAD
9 40 (12.31%) MCSD
10 25 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
11 24 (7.38%) CCA
11 24 (7.38%) SC Cleared
11 24 (7.38%) Security Cleared
12 20 (6.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (5.54%) CCEE
14 17 (5.23%) CCIA
15 16 (4.92%) MCPD
15 16 (4.92%) CCNP
16 9 (2.77%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 136 (41.85%) Active Directory
2 59 (18.15%) Hyper-V
3 52 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (1.85%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (1.85%) UAG
5 6 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.85%) ISA Server
6 5 (1.54%) XenApp
7 2 (0.62%) vSphere
8 1 (0.31%) XenServer
8 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 58 (17.85%) SCCM
2 55 (16.92%) SCOM
3 18 (5.54%) SCVMM
4 13 (4.00%) SCOrch
5 8 (2.46%) Backup Exec
6 7 (2.15%) SCDPM
6 7 (2.15%) SCSM
7 4 (1.23%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.92%) Casper Suite
8 3 (0.92%) WSUS
8 3 (0.92%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.62%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.62%) Nagios
9 2 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.31%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 260 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 78 (24.00%) VMware
3 54 (16.62%) Cisco
4 38 (11.69%) Apple
5 26 (8.00%) Citrix
6 18 (5.54%) Oracle
7 10 (3.08%) Adobe
7 10 (3.08%) Juniper
8 5 (1.54%) Avaya
8 5 (1.54%) Symantec
8 5 (1.54%) McAfee
8 5 (1.54%) Dell
9 4 (1.23%) AppSense
9 4 (1.23%) Informatica
9 4 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (1.23%) NetApp
9 4 (1.23%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.23%) SAP
10 3 (0.92%) Sybase
10 3 (0.92%) HP
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