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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 520 449 254
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -195
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 109 181 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.25% 0.39% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 1.59% 4.56%
Number of salaries quoted 99 177 488
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +3.12%
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
10996 11418 10933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.07% 24.83% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 9160 9108 8938
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,550 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £71,900
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +24 29 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Wimbledon 0 6 £42,500 +13.33%
Bromley +22 2 £28,250 +20.21%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 224 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 164 (73.21%) Microsoft
3 142 (63.39%) Windows
4 121 (54.02%) MCITP
5 112 (50.00%) MCSE
6 87 (38.84%) MCP
7 83 (37.05%) SQL Server
8 78 (34.82%) Active Directory
9 74 (33.04%) VMware
10 71 (31.70%) MS Excel
11 67 (29.91%) MCSA
12 58 (25.89%) .NET
12 58 (25.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 56 (25.00%) SQL
14 53 (23.66%) Windows 7
15 52 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
15 52 (23.21%) Degree
15 52 (23.21%) ITIL
16 50 (22.32%) Cisco
17 49 (21.88%) C#
18 46 (20.54%) MS Exchange
19 42 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
20 41 (18.30%) CCNA
20 41 (18.30%) SharePoint
20 41 (18.30%) SQL Server 2008
21 38 (16.96%) Web Application Development
21 38 (16.96%) DNS
21 38 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
22 36 (16.07%) Citrix
23 34 (15.18%) MCSD

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 46 (20.54%) MS Exchange
2 41 (18.30%) SharePoint
3 33 (14.73%) Lync
4 23 (10.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (4.91%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (4.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (4.02%) IIS
10 6 (2.68%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.34%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.89%) CMS
12 2 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.89%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 71 (31.70%) MS Excel
2 30 (13.39%) MS Office
3 5 (2.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.34%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 20 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.89%) SAP CCM
2 2 (0.89%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.48%) Office 365
2 14 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (16.96%) DNS
2 31 (13.84%) VPN
3 27 (12.05%) Firewall
4 26 (11.61%) WAN
5 25 (11.16%) DHCP
5 25 (11.16%) LAN
6 20 (8.93%) TCP/IP
7 12 (5.36%) SAN
7 12 (5.36%) VLAN
8 10 (4.46%) VoIP
9 8 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (2.68%) NAS
11 4 (1.79%) Wireless
11 4 (1.79%) Internet
12 3 (1.34%) MPLS
12 3 (1.34%) Intranet
12 3 (1.34%) WLAN
12 3 (1.34%) ADSL
12 3 (1.34%) Network Security
12 3 (1.34%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (37.05%) SQL Server
2 41 (18.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (13.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (9.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (8.04%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (4.91%) Oracle Database
9 10 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (4.46%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (4.02%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (2.68%) Data Mart
13 5 (2.23%) Big Data
13 5 (2.23%) MySQL
14 4 (1.79%) NoSQL
15 3 (1.34%) QlikView
16 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
16 2 (0.89%) InterSystems Cache
16 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (12.95%) NUnit
2 26 (11.61%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (11.61%) Moq
3 14 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.57%) Subversion
5 7 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.34%) MSBuild
7 3 (1.34%) MSI
7 3 (1.34%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.45%) MSTest
9 1 (0.45%) JIRA
General
1 27 (12.05%) Games
2 22 (9.82%) Finance
3 9 (4.02%) Marketing
4 6 (2.68%) Electronics
5 5 (2.23%) Legal
5 5 (2.23%) Advertising
5 5 (2.23%) Banking
5 5 (2.23%) Retail
6 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.89%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 48 (21.43%) Developer
2 34 (15.18%) Support Engineer
3 32 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 29 (12.95%) Junior
5 26 (11.61%) Graduate
5 26 (11.61%) Analyst
5 26 (11.61%) Consultant
5 26 (11.61%) Junior Developer
5 26 (11.61%) Junior .NET Developer
6 20 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (8.04%) Support Analyst
8 17 (7.59%) Microsoft Consultant
9 16 (7.14%) Administrator
9 16 (7.14%) DBA
10 15 (6.70%) Architect
11 14 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (5.80%) Technical Consultant
13 11 (4.91%) SQL DBA
14 10 (4.46%) Service Manager
14 10 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (25.89%) .NET
2 33 (14.73%) ASP.NET
3 31 (13.84%) .NET Framework
4 26 (11.61%) LINQ
4 26 (11.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (11.61%) NHibernate
5 13 (5.80%) WCF
6 7 (3.13%) HTML
7 6 (2.68%) XML
8 5 (2.23%) CSS
8 5 (2.23%) Entity Framework
8 5 (2.23%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 3 (1.34%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.89%) MSMQ
11 1 (0.45%) COM
11 1 (0.45%) ADO.NET
11 1 (0.45%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 20 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.46%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.02%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.68%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.23%) Clustering
8 4 (1.79%) Replication
8 4 (1.79%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.79%) Statistics
8 4 (1.79%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.34%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.34%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.34%) PKI
9 3 (1.34%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.34%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.89%) CMDB
10 2 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 142 (63.39%) Windows
2 58 (25.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (23.66%) Windows 7
4 34 (15.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (8.93%) Windows 8
7 12 (5.36%) Linux
7 12 (5.36%) Windows XP
8 10 (4.46%) Mac OS
9 9 (4.02%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.45%) Solaris
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.45%) UNIX
10 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.21%) ITIL
2 38 (16.96%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.96%) Web Application Development
3 31 (13.84%) MVC
4 29 (12.95%) TDD
4 29 (12.95%) Scrum
5 26 (11.61%) BDD
5 26 (11.61%) Kanban
6 24 (10.71%) CRM
7 22 (9.82%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (7.59%) Migration
9 16 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
10 14 (6.25%) Service Management
11 12 (5.36%) Incident Management
11 12 (5.36%) Problem Management
11 12 (5.36%) Unit Testing
12 11 (4.91%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (4.46%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (25.00%) SQL
2 49 (21.88%) C#
3 17 (7.59%) T-SQL
4 14 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.68%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.23%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.79%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.34%) Java
8 3 (1.34%) VBScript
9 2 (0.89%) VBA
9 2 (0.89%) Python
9 2 (0.89%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.45%) X++
10 1 (0.45%) Perl
10 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 224 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 121 (54.02%) MCITP
3 112 (50.00%) MCSE
4 87 (38.84%) MCP
5 67 (29.91%) MCSA
6 52 (23.21%) Degree
7 42 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (18.30%) CCNA
9 34 (15.18%) MCSD
10 32 (14.29%) MCAD
11 27 (12.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 25 (11.16%) Citrix Certification
13 18 (8.04%) CCA
14 15 (6.70%) A+ Certification
15 13 (5.80%) CCEE
16 11 (4.91%) CCNP
17 10 (4.46%) CCIA
17 10 (4.46%) Microsoft Certified Master
17 10 (4.46%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 10 (4.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (14.73%) SLA
2 4 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 78 (34.82%) Active Directory
2 52 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.91%) vSphere
5 10 (4.46%) XenApp
6 8 (3.57%) Terminal Services
7 6 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.34%) XenServer
9 3 (1.34%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (8.93%) SCOM
2 19 (8.48%) SCCM
3 9 (4.02%) Puppet
3 9 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.68%) WSUS
4 6 (2.68%) Casper Suite
5 5 (2.23%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.79%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.79%) SCDPM
7 3 (1.34%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.34%) SCSM
7 3 (1.34%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.89%) Nagios
8 2 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.45%) MOM
9 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 164 (73.21%) Microsoft
2 74 (33.04%) VMware
3 50 (22.32%) Cisco
4 36 (16.07%) Citrix
5 32 (14.29%) Apple
6 15 (6.70%) Oracle
7 10 (4.46%) MicroStrategy
7 10 (4.46%) Red Gate
8 8 (3.57%) HP
8 8 (3.57%) Dell
8 8 (3.57%) Symantec
9 6 (2.68%) NetApp
9 6 (2.68%) Juniper
10 5 (2.23%) Avaya
10 5 (2.23%) Altiris
10 5 (2.23%) Veeam
11 4 (1.79%) WatchGuard
11 4 (1.79%) Remedy
11 4 (1.79%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.34%) SonicWALL
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