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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 451 255 301
Rank change year-on-year
-196 +46
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 169 488 421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.37% 1.08% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 4.42% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 166 478 398
Average salary £36,125 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.94% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £31,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £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
11174 11037 13000
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.73% 24.51% 26.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8911 9111 11048
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +10 45 £40,000 -15.78% 3
Wimbledon - 8 £35,000 -
Bromley -2 7 £23,500 -54.80%
Uxbridge - 7 £27,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £40,000 -
Harrow - 2 £37,250 -
Hayes - 2 £42,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 523 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 342 (65.39%) SQL Server
3 280 (53.54%) Microsoft
4 269 (51.43%) MCP
5 253 (48.37%) Windows
6 251 (47.99%) .NET
7 231 (44.17%) C#
8 230 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
9 217 (41.49%) MCSD
10 211 (40.34%) MCAD
11 196 (37.48%) ASP.NET
12 192 (36.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 188 (35.95%) MVC
14 187 (35.76%) TDD
15 172 (32.89%) WCF
15 172 (32.89%) SQL Server 2012
16 166 (31.74%) Web Application Development
16 166 (31.74%) MCSE
17 165 (31.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 160 (30.59%) Scrum
19 158 (30.21%) WPF
20 156 (29.83%) MCITP
21 154 (29.45%) NHibernate
21 154 (29.45%) Rhino Mocks
21 154 (29.45%) NUnit
22 139 (26.58%) SQL
23 128 (24.47%) Windows Server 2008
24 121 (23.14%) SharePoint
25 117 (22.37%) Razor View Engine
26 116 (22.18%) MS Excel

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 121 (23.14%) SharePoint
2 102 (19.50%) MS Exchange
3 60 (11.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (10.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 49 (9.37%) Lync
6 48 (9.18%) BizTalk Server
7 36 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (4.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 22 (4.21%) Node.js
10 21 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (2.87%) IIS
12 6 (1.15%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
15 1 (0.19%) CMS
Applications
1 116 (22.18%) MS Excel
2 56 (10.71%) MS Office
3 12 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.38%) Maya
5 2 (0.38%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (5.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.12%) Office 365
2 17 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (14.91%) DNS
2 58 (11.09%) DHCP
3 48 (9.18%) VPN
4 45 (8.60%) LAN
5 42 (8.03%) WAN
6 33 (6.31%) TCP/IP
7 30 (5.74%) Internet
7 30 (5.74%) Firewall
8 23 (4.40%) SAN
9 19 (3.63%) Wi-Fi
9 19 (3.63%) SSL
10 13 (2.49%) Unified Communications
11 11 (2.10%) NAS
11 11 (2.10%) ADSL
11 11 (2.10%) Broadband
12 9 (1.72%) SMTP
13 7 (1.34%) MPLS
13 7 (1.34%) Extranet
13 7 (1.34%) H.323
13 7 (1.34%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (65.39%) SQL Server
2 172 (32.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 66 (12.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 64 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 61 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 46 (8.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 36 (6.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (3.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 11 (2.10%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.53%) MySQL
11 8 (1.53%) OLTP
12 5 (0.96%) Big Data
12 5 (0.96%) DTS
13 4 (0.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 3 (0.57%) Data Mart
14 3 (0.57%) OLAP
14 3 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
15 1 (0.19%) SSDT
15 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 154 (29.45%) Rhino Mocks
1 154 (29.45%) NUnit
2 92 (17.59%) Moq
3 76 (14.53%) Subversion
4 22 (4.21%) MSTest
5 14 (2.68%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.10%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.19%) WATIR
8 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
General
1 93 (17.78%) Finance
2 74 (14.15%) Games
3 68 (13.00%) Banking
4 23 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 22 (4.21%) Legal
5 22 (4.21%) Investment Banking
6 19 (3.63%) Advertising
7 14 (2.68%) Retail
8 11 (2.10%) Music Industry
9 10 (1.91%) Marketing
10 9 (1.72%) Billing
10 9 (1.72%) Law
11 6 (1.15%) Electronics
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 259 (49.52%) Developer
2 172 (32.89%) .NET Developer
3 85 (16.25%) C# Developer
4 67 (12.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 54 (10.33%) Administrator
6 49 (9.37%) DBA
7 46 (8.80%) SQL DBA
8 44 (8.41%) ASP.NET Developer
8 44 (8.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 41 (7.84%) Junior
10 38 (7.27%) Consultant
11 37 (7.07%) Graduate
11 37 (7.07%) Junior Developer
11 37 (7.07%) Junior .NET Developer
12 33 (6.31%) Agile .NET Developer
13 32 (6.12%) Support Engineer
14 29 (5.54%) Systems Engineer
15 24 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 24 (4.59%) Microsoft Consultant
16 23 (4.40%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (47.99%) .NET
2 196 (37.48%) ASP.NET
3 192 (36.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 172 (32.89%) WCF
5 165 (31.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 158 (30.21%) WPF
7 154 (29.45%) NHibernate
8 117 (22.37%) Razor View Engine
9 96 (18.36%) LINQ
10 90 (17.21%) .NET Framework
11 84 (16.06%) Castle Windsor
12 78 (14.91%) Ajax
12 78 (14.91%) HTML
13 70 (13.38%) HTML5
14 68 (13.00%) CSS
15 62 (11.85%) WinForms
15 62 (11.85%) MonoRail
15 62 (11.85%) Silverlight
16 33 (6.31%) Ninject
17 23 (4.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.50%) Client/Server
2 33 (6.31%) Tandem
3 32 (6.12%) Blackberry
4 25 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.21%) Inversion of Control
6 21 (4.02%) iPhone
7 17 (3.25%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (2.10%) Data Integration
9 11 (2.10%) Social Network
9 11 (2.10%) Mobile App
9 11 (2.10%) Replication
10 10 (1.91%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.53%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.96%) Clustering
14 4 (0.76%) Equities
15 3 (0.57%) Digital Media
15 3 (0.57%) N-Tier
16 2 (0.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 253 (48.37%) Windows
2 128 (24.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (17.40%) Windows 7
4 52 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (4.78%) Windows XP
7 16 (3.06%) Windows 8
8 11 (2.10%) Android
9 5 (0.96%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.96%) Linux
10 4 (0.76%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.19%) VMS
12 1 (0.19%) UNIX
12 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (35.95%) MVC
3 187 (35.76%) TDD
4 166 (31.74%) Web Application Development
5 160 (30.59%) Scrum
6 103 (19.69%) BDD
7 92 (17.59%) Kanban
8 85 (16.25%) ITIL
9 68 (13.00%) OO
10 65 (12.43%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (7.46%) CRM
11 39 (7.46%) Migration
11 39 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
12 37 (7.07%) MVVM
13 33 (6.31%) Dependency Injection
14 30 (5.74%) PRINCE2
15 25 (4.78%) Performance Monitoring
16 23 (4.40%) ETL
16 23 (4.40%) OOA/OOD
17 22 (4.21%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 231 (44.17%) C#
2 139 (26.58%) SQL
3 86 (16.44%) T-SQL
4 77 (14.72%) JavaScript
5 40 (7.65%) VB.NET
6 22 (4.21%) VB
7 19 (3.63%) C++
8 12 (2.29%) Ruby
9 7 (1.34%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.38%) VBA
11 1 (0.19%) Ada
11 1 (0.19%) C
Qualifications
1 523 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 269 (51.43%) MCP
3 217 (41.49%) MCSD
4 211 (40.34%) MCAD
5 166 (31.74%) MCSE
6 156 (29.83%) MCITP
7 86 (16.44%) Degree
8 78 (14.91%) MCSA
9 42 (8.03%) CCNA
9 42 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
10 38 (7.27%) MCDBA
11 15 (2.87%) A+ Certification
12 14 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (1.72%) MCT
14 7 (1.34%) CCA
14 7 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (1.15%) CCNP
15 6 (1.15%) CCAA
16 4 (0.76%) ACMT
16 4 (0.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.19%) Section 508
2 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 105 (20.08%) Active Directory
2 72 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (11.09%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.91%) VMware ESX
4 10 (1.91%) XenApp
5 7 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (1.15%) ISA Server
6 6 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.57%) vSphere
7 3 (0.57%) UAG
8 2 (0.38%) XenServer
8 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 29 (5.54%) SCCM
1 29 (5.54%) SCOM
2 19 (3.63%) WSUS
3 15 (2.87%) Backup Exec
4 12 (2.29%) SCVMM
5 11 (2.10%) SCSM
6 4 (0.76%) Casper Suite
7 3 (0.57%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.57%) MIIS
8 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.38%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.19%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 280 (53.54%) Microsoft
2 107 (20.46%) VMware
3 53 (10.13%) Cisco
4 46 (8.80%) Citrix
5 24 (4.59%) Juniper
6 17 (3.25%) Oracle
7 16 (3.06%) Apple
8 14 (2.68%) NetApp
9 13 (2.49%) HP
10 12 (2.29%) Dell
11 11 (2.10%) Google
11 11 (2.10%) Facebook
11 11 (2.10%) Remedy
12 10 (1.91%) Symantec
13 7 (1.34%) Polycom
13 7 (1.34%) Mitel
13 7 (1.34%) Sybase
14 4 (0.76%) Altiris
15 3 (0.57%) Red Gate
15 3 (0.57%) MicroStrategy
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