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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 564 531 341
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -190
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 88 140 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.31% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 1.20% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 82 133 388
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -12.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £36,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.94% -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
10669 11712 12656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.36% 26.25% 25.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8889 9605 10272
Median salary £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.79% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +37 29 £45,000 -5.26%
New Malden - 4 £37,500 -
Surbiton - 3 £47,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £50,000 -
Greenwich - 1 £33,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 191 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 132 (69.11%) Microsoft
3 111 (58.12%) MCITP
4 110 (57.59%) MCSE
5 103 (53.93%) SQL Server
6 89 (46.60%) MCSA
7 85 (44.50%) Windows
8 76 (39.79%) ITIL
8 76 (39.79%) SQL
9 68 (35.60%) Active Directory
10 67 (35.08%) Degree
11 62 (32.46%) MCP
12 50 (26.18%) Windows Server
13 49 (25.65%) C#
14 46 (24.08%) .NET
15 43 (22.51%) MCDBA
16 42 (21.99%) MS Excel
17 41 (21.47%) Finance
18 40 (20.94%) ASP.NET
19 39 (20.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 37 (19.37%) Relational Database
20 37 (19.37%) Database Theory
20 37 (19.37%) Relational Database Theory
21 35 (18.32%) SQL Server 2008
22 34 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
23 33 (17.28%) TDD
23 33 (17.28%) MCAD
23 33 (17.28%) MCSD
24 32 (16.75%) MS Exchange
24 32 (16.75%) 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 32 (16.75%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.19%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.66%) IIS
6 6 (3.14%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.62%) Apache
7 5 (2.62%) Apache Spark
7 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.57%) CMS
9 2 (1.05%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.52%) Zimbra
Applications
1 42 (21.99%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.62%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.85%) Office 365
2 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.05%) GitHub
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.52%) DNS
2 18 (9.42%) DHCP
2 18 (9.42%) Firewall
3 15 (7.85%) VPN
4 13 (6.81%) LAN
5 12 (6.28%) VLAN
6 10 (5.24%) WAN
7 9 (4.71%) Internet
7 9 (4.71%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.66%) Wireless
9 5 (2.62%) Network Security
9 5 (2.62%) VoIP
10 4 (2.09%) SAN
11 3 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.57%) Skype
12 2 (1.05%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.52%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (53.93%) SQL Server
2 37 (19.37%) Relational Database
3 35 (18.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (16.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (16.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (13.61%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (6.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (4.71%) MySQL
10 6 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.52%) Pentaho
13 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (13.61%) Moq
1 26 (13.61%) NUnit
2 25 (13.09%) Rhino Mocks
3 7 (3.66%) JIRA
3 7 (3.66%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.05%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Blend
6 1 (0.52%) Grunt
6 1 (0.52%) Selenium
6 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (21.47%) Finance
2 25 (13.09%) Games
3 12 (6.28%) Billing
4 5 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.09%) Back Office
6 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (24.61%) Developer
2 44 (23.04%) DBA
3 43 (22.51%) Administrator
4 42 (21.99%) SQL DBA
5 31 (16.23%) .NET Developer
6 25 (13.09%) Games Developer
6 25 (13.09%) Graduate
6 25 (13.09%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 25 (13.09%) Graduate Developer
6 25 (13.09%) Graduate Games Developer
6 25 (13.09%) Junior
6 25 (13.09%) Junior .NET Developer
6 25 (13.09%) Junior Developer
6 25 (13.09%) Junior Games Developer
7 24 (12.57%) SQL Server DBA
8 21 (10.99%) Analyst
9 20 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (9.42%) Service Desk Support
11 17 (8.90%) C# Developer
12 16 (8.38%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (24.08%) .NET
2 40 (20.94%) ASP.NET
3 31 (16.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (14.14%) .NET Framework
5 25 (13.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 25 (13.09%) LINQ
5 25 (13.09%) NHibernate
6 12 (6.28%) XML
7 6 (3.14%) Web Services
8 5 (2.62%) Ajax
8 5 (2.62%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.62%) XSLT
9 4 (2.09%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (1.05%) AppFabric
10 2 (1.05%) Caliburn.Micro
10 2 (1.05%) jQuery
10 2 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (1.05%) WPF
10 2 (1.05%) ZeroMQ
11 1 (0.52%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.14%) Computer Science
2 17 (8.90%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.19%) Clustering
3 8 (4.19%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.19%) Mathematics
4 6 (3.14%) Reinsurance
5 5 (2.62%) iPhone
5 5 (2.62%) Physics
5 5 (2.62%) Replication
6 2 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.05%) Fintech
6 2 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.52%) iPad
7 1 (0.52%) Statistics
7 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 85 (44.50%) Windows
2 50 (26.18%) Windows Server
3 29 (15.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (14.14%) Windows 7
5 25 (13.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (9.95%) Linux
7 6 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.05%) Debian
9 2 (1.05%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.52%) Android
10 1 (0.52%) CentOS
10 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (39.79%) ITIL
2 37 (19.37%) Database Theory
2 37 (19.37%) Relational Database Theory
3 34 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (17.28%) TDD
5 32 (16.75%) MVC
5 32 (16.75%) Scrum
6 25 (13.09%) BDD
6 25 (13.09%) Kanban
6 25 (13.09%) Web Application Development
7 18 (9.42%) Data Protection
8 14 (7.33%) High Availability
9 10 (5.24%) Information Security
9 10 (5.24%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.71%) CRM
10 9 (4.71%) Project Management
10 9 (4.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 8 (4.19%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (4.19%) Presales
11 8 (4.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 76 (39.79%) SQL
2 49 (25.65%) C#
3 24 (12.57%) T-SQL
4 14 (7.33%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.81%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.62%) Python
6 5 (2.62%) Scala
7 4 (2.09%) Ruby
8 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.05%) VBA
8 2 (1.05%) XAML
9 1 (0.52%) C
9 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 191 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (58.12%) MCITP
3 110 (57.59%) MCSE
4 89 (46.60%) MCSA
5 67 (35.08%) Degree
6 62 (32.46%) MCP
7 43 (22.51%) MCDBA
8 39 (20.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 33 (17.28%) MCAD
9 33 (17.28%) MCSD
10 28 (14.66%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (10.47%) CCNA
12 16 (8.38%) CCNP
13 11 (5.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (4.71%) CCA
14 9 (4.71%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (4.71%) MCPD
15 6 (3.14%) A+ Certification
15 6 (3.14%) MOS
16 4 (2.09%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.42%) Solvency II
2 9 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.71%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.62%) SLA
4 1 (0.52%) COSHH
4 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 68 (35.60%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.95%) Hyper-V
2 19 (9.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.19%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (2.09%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.09%) XenServer
5 3 (1.57%) vSphere
6 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.14%) SCCM
2 4 (2.09%) SCOM
3 3 (1.57%) WSUS
4 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 132 (69.11%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.71%) VMware
3 22 (11.52%) Cisco
4 18 (9.42%) Citrix
5 12 (6.28%) HP
6 9 (4.71%) Mitel
7 8 (4.19%) Dell
8 5 (2.62%) Actian
9 4 (2.09%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.09%) SonicWALL
10 3 (1.57%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.57%) NetApp
10 3 (1.57%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.05%) AppSense
11 2 (1.05%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (1.05%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.05%) Clearswift
11 2 (1.05%) EMC
11 2 (1.05%) Forcepoint
11 2 (1.05%) Veeam
Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago