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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 555 546 499
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -47
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 65 118 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.27% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 1.07% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 64 108 163
Median salary £33,750 £40,000 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.62% +7.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £70,750 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -12.50%
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
8930 11005 11260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 23.39% 25.22% 24.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7486 9117 8974
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

MCTS Salary Histogram in London

MCTS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the London region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +27 14 £46,250 +32.14% 2
Surbiton - 10 £48,750 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £52,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 136 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (68.38%) Microsoft
3 89 (65.44%) SQL Server
4 69 (50.74%) Windows
5 68 (50.00%) Degree
6 62 (45.59%) MCITP
7 57 (41.91%) MCSE
8 56 (41.18%) C#
9 54 (39.71%) SQL
9 54 (39.71%) MCP
10 51 (37.50%) Windows Server
11 50 (36.76%) Active Directory
12 47 (34.56%) .NET
13 46 (33.82%) MS Excel
14 41 (30.15%) MCAD
14 41 (30.15%) MCSD
14 41 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
14 41 (30.15%) TDD
15 38 (27.94%) Scrum
15 38 (27.94%) MCSA
16 37 (27.21%) SQL Server 2014
17 36 (26.47%) Web Application Development
17 36 (26.47%) .NET Framework
18 34 (25.00%) MS Exchange
19 33 (24.26%) ASP.NET
19 33 (24.26%) VMware
20 32 (23.53%) Computer Science
20 32 (23.53%) MVC
20 32 (23.53%) PowerShell
21 31 (22.79%) ASP.NET MVC

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 23 (16.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (14.71%) SharePoint
4 19 (13.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (8.82%) Apache
6 11 (8.09%) Apache Spark
6 11 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (7.35%) IIS
8 9 (6.62%) Skype for Business
9 8 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.47%) CMS
11 2 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.74%) Zimbra
Applications
1 46 (33.82%) MS Excel
2 22 (16.18%) MS Office
3 4 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (8.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (7.35%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.38%) Office 365
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.97%) DNS
2 15 (11.03%) DHCP
2 15 (11.03%) TCP/IP
3 13 (9.56%) LAN
3 13 (9.56%) WAN
4 12 (8.82%) Internet
5 8 (5.88%) VPN
6 7 (5.15%) Firewall
7 6 (4.41%) SAN
8 4 (2.94%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.94%) VLAN
9 2 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.74%) Extranet
10 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.74%) NAS
10 1 (0.74%) Network Security
10 1 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.74%) Skype
10 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (65.44%) SQL Server
2 37 (27.21%) SQL Server 2014
3 26 (19.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (16.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (16.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (11.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (8.09%) Relational Database
8 10 (7.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (7.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (5.88%) Data Mart
9 8 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.47%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.74%) Big Data
11 1 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (22.79%) Moq
1 31 (22.79%) NUnit
2 28 (20.59%) Rhino Mocks
3 10 (7.35%) JIRA
3 10 (7.35%) TeamCity
4 8 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 8 (5.88%) WiX
5 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.21%) Selenium
5 3 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (19.85%) Games
2 19 (13.97%) Finance
3 5 (3.68%) Marketing
4 2 (1.47%) Publishing
5 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.74%) Law
5 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (38.97%) Developer
2 30 (22.06%) .NET Developer
3 28 (20.59%) Graduate
3 28 (20.59%) Junior
4 27 (19.85%) Games Developer
4 27 (19.85%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 27 (19.85%) Graduate Developer
4 27 (19.85%) Graduate Games Developer
4 27 (19.85%) Junior .NET Developer
4 27 (19.85%) Junior Developer
4 27 (19.85%) Junior Games Developer
5 24 (17.65%) Analyst
6 20 (14.71%) DBA
7 19 (13.97%) SQL DBA
8 17 (12.50%) C# Developer
9 16 (11.76%) IT Support
9 16 (11.76%) Support Engineer
10 15 (11.03%) Administrator
10 15 (11.03%) SQL Server DBA
11 14 (10.29%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (34.56%) .NET
2 36 (26.47%) .NET Framework
3 33 (24.26%) ASP.NET
4 31 (22.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (20.59%) LINQ
5 28 (20.59%) NHibernate
6 27 (19.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 9 (6.62%) WCF
8 5 (3.68%) Web Services
9 4 (2.94%) MDX
9 4 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (2.21%) Entity Framework
10 3 (2.21%) jQuery
10 3 (2.21%) Unity DI Container
11 2 (1.47%) Ajax
11 2 (1.47%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.47%) HTML
12 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 1 (0.74%) CSS
12 1 (0.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 14 (10.29%) Data Centre
3 12 (8.82%) Mathematics
4 10 (7.35%) Physics
4 10 (7.35%) Reinsurance
5 8 (5.88%) Blackberry
5 8 (5.88%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.94%) Clustering
6 4 (2.94%) Statistics
7 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.47%) Fintech
8 2 (1.47%) iPhone
8 2 (1.47%) Replication
9 1 (0.74%) Applied Mathematics
9 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 69 (50.74%) Windows
2 51 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 22 (16.18%) Windows 7
4 19 (13.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.62%) Linux
6 9 (6.62%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.15%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.74%) Android
9 1 (0.74%) CentOS
9 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (30.15%) TDD
2 38 (27.94%) Scrum
3 36 (26.47%) Web Application Development
4 32 (23.53%) MVC
5 29 (21.32%) ITIL
6 28 (20.59%) BDD
6 28 (20.59%) Kanban
7 21 (15.44%) CRM
8 14 (10.29%) Service Management
9 13 (9.56%) OO
9 13 (9.56%) OOD
10 10 (7.35%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (7.35%) Machine Learning
10 10 (7.35%) MVVM
10 10 (7.35%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (6.62%) High Availability
12 8 (5.88%) Database Theory
12 8 (5.88%) Inmon Methodology
Programming Languages
1 56 (41.18%) C#
2 54 (39.71%) SQL
3 32 (23.53%) PowerShell
4 24 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 12 (8.82%) Python
6 10 (7.35%) Scala
7 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.94%) Ruby
8 2 (1.47%) C
8 2 (1.47%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.74%) PHP
9 1 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 136 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (50.00%) Degree
3 62 (45.59%) MCITP
4 57 (41.91%) MCSE
5 54 (39.71%) MCP
6 41 (30.15%) MCAD
6 41 (30.15%) MCSD
7 38 (27.94%) MCSA
8 12 (8.82%) CCNA
8 12 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (8.82%) MCDBA
8 12 (8.82%) MCPD
9 8 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (5.88%) MOS
10 7 (5.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.94%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.47%) CCA
12 2 (1.47%) CCEA
12 2 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.47%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.35%) QA
2 9 (6.62%) SLA
3 5 (3.68%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.74%) COSHH
System Software
1 50 (36.76%) Active Directory
2 28 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.62%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.88%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.68%) vSphere
6 3 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (2.21%) XenApp
7 2 (1.47%) Firmware
7 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.47%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.74%) Docker
8 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (5.88%) SCCM
2 7 (5.15%) SCOM
2 7 (5.15%) WSUS
3 6 (4.41%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.68%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (3.68%) Nagios
4 5 (3.68%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.74%) vMotion
Vendors
1 93 (68.38%) Microsoft
2 33 (24.26%) VMware
3 15 (11.03%) Citrix
4 13 (9.56%) Cisco
5 10 (7.35%) Actian
6 7 (5.15%) RedGate
6 7 (5.15%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.68%) BT
7 5 (3.68%) CA
7 5 (3.68%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.68%) Intel Security
8 4 (2.94%) Symantec
9 3 (2.21%) NetApp
10 2 (1.47%) AppSense
10 2 (1.47%) EMC
10 2 (1.47%) HP
10 2 (1.47%) Nintex
10 2 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.47%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.47%) Veeam
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Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum OTE + Competitive Base + Private Medical
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum OTE + Competitive Base + Private Medical
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mint
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago