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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 424 255 291
Rank change year-on-year
-169 +36
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 227 488 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.48% 1.10% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 4.35% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 221 479 401
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £48,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% -1.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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
11818 11208 12903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.89% 25.30% 25.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9425 9131 11125
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -12 46 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Uxbridge - 9 £27,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 8 £40,000 -
Bromley -25 4 £23,500 -55.23%
Wimbledon -8 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Harrow - 2 £37,250 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 611 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 445 (72.83%) SQL Server
3 346 (56.63%) MCP
4 345 (56.46%) .NET
5 322 (52.70%) C#
6 309 (50.57%) MCSD
7 299 (48.94%) MCAD
8 297 (48.61%) Microsoft
9 289 (47.30%) Windows
10 275 (45.01%) ASP.NET MVC
11 272 (44.52%) ASP.NET
12 269 (44.03%) MVC
13 266 (43.54%) TDD
14 250 (40.92%) WCF
15 247 (40.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 238 (38.95%) SQL Server 2012
17 237 (38.79%) Web Application Development
18 232 (37.97%) WPF
19 224 (36.66%) Scrum
20 218 (35.68%) NUnit
20 218 (35.68%) NHibernate
20 218 (35.68%) Rhino Mocks
21 176 (28.81%) Razor View Engine
22 169 (27.66%) SQL
23 165 (27.00%) MCITP
24 151 (24.71%) MCSE
25 141 (23.08%) SharePoint
26 140 (22.91%) BDD
27 132 (21.60%) Windows Server 2008
28 129 (21.11%) LINQ

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 141 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 85 (13.91%) MS Exchange
3 64 (10.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 63 (10.31%) BizTalk Server
5 50 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 46 (7.53%) Lync
7 33 (5.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 32 (5.24%) Node.js
9 29 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 27 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2007
11 24 (3.93%) IIS
12 17 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.33%) K2 blackpearl
17 1 (0.16%) CMS
17 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 114 (18.66%) MS Excel
2 49 (8.02%) MS Office
3 8 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.82%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.33%) Maya
6 2 (0.33%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 34 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.22%) Office 365
2 20 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (12.60%) DNS
2 61 (9.98%) DHCP
3 47 (7.69%) VPN
4 43 (7.04%) LAN
5 40 (6.55%) Internet
6 36 (5.89%) WAN
7 31 (5.07%) TCP/IP
8 27 (4.42%) Firewall
9 26 (4.26%) SAN
10 19 (3.11%) SSL
11 17 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (2.62%) Broadband
13 15 (2.45%) Extranet
14 13 (2.13%) Unified Communications
15 12 (1.96%) NAS
15 12 (1.96%) PBX
16 10 (1.64%) PSTN
17 9 (1.47%) SMTP
17 9 (1.47%) MPLS
18 7 (1.15%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 445 (72.83%) SQL Server
2 238 (38.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 83 (13.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 83 (13.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (10.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 46 (7.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 42 (6.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (3.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 16 (2.62%) OLTP
9 16 (2.62%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.47%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 8 (1.31%) DTS
11 8 (1.31%) OLAP
12 4 (0.65%) MySQL
12 4 (0.65%) Big Data
13 3 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 218 (35.68%) NUnit
1 218 (35.68%) Rhino Mocks
2 124 (20.29%) Moq
3 113 (18.49%) Subversion
4 32 (5.24%) MSTest
5 21 (3.44%) Visual Studio
6 18 (2.95%) Git (software)
7 11 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.33%) JIRA
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.16%) WATIR
9 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
General
1 128 (20.95%) Finance
2 95 (15.55%) Games
3 91 (14.89%) Banking
4 32 (5.24%) Investment Banking
5 26 (4.26%) Retail
6 24 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 24 (3.93%) Advertising
7 21 (3.44%) Legal
8 16 (2.62%) Music Industry
9 11 (1.80%) Law
10 8 (1.31%) Marketing
10 8 (1.31%) Billing
11 3 (0.49%) Back Office
12 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 351 (57.45%) Developer
2 242 (39.61%) .NET Developer
3 130 (21.28%) C# Developer
4 100 (16.37%) C# .NET Developer
5 68 (11.13%) Administrator
6 66 (10.80%) ASP.NET Developer
6 66 (10.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 52 (8.51%) DBA
8 48 (7.86%) Agile .NET Developer
9 46 (7.53%) Graduate
10 44 (7.20%) Junior
10 44 (7.20%) SQL DBA
11 42 (6.87%) Junior Developer
11 42 (6.87%) Junior .NET Developer
12 33 (5.40%) Consultant
13 32 (5.24%) Agile C# Developer
14 29 (4.75%) Systems Engineer
15 24 (3.93%) Analyst
15 24 (3.93%) Support Engineer
16 23 (3.76%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (56.46%) .NET
2 275 (45.01%) ASP.NET MVC
3 272 (44.52%) ASP.NET
4 250 (40.92%) WCF
5 247 (40.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 232 (37.97%) WPF
7 218 (35.68%) NHibernate
8 176 (28.81%) Razor View Engine
9 129 (21.11%) LINQ
10 126 (20.62%) Castle Windsor
11 118 (19.31%) .NET Framework
12 117 (19.15%) Ajax
13 110 (18.00%) HTML
14 101 (16.53%) HTML5
15 96 (15.71%) Silverlight
16 95 (15.55%) CSS
17 94 (15.38%) MonoRail
18 93 (15.22%) WinForms
19 48 (7.86%) Ninject
20 35 (5.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.86%) Client/Server
1 48 (7.86%) Tandem
2 32 (5.24%) Inversion of Control
3 23 (3.76%) Blackberry
4 22 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.27%) iPhone
6 19 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.78%) Replication
8 16 (2.62%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.62%) Social Network
9 10 (1.64%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.31%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 6 (0.98%) Equities
13 5 (0.82%) Clustering
14 3 (0.49%) DTV
14 3 (0.49%) N-Tier
14 3 (0.49%) Statistics
15 2 (0.33%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 289 (47.30%) Windows
2 132 (21.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 90 (14.73%) Windows 7
4 48 (7.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (2.78%) Windows XP
7 16 (2.62%) Android
8 12 (1.96%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.31%) Mac OS
9 8 (1.31%) Linux
10 4 (0.65%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.33%) UNIX
11 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.16%) VMS
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (44.03%) MVC
2 266 (43.54%) TDD
3 237 (38.79%) Web Application Development
4 224 (36.66%) Scrum
5 140 (22.91%) BDD
6 124 (20.29%) Kanban
7 99 (16.20%) ITIL
7 99 (16.20%) OO
8 84 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
9 53 (8.67%) MVVM
10 48 (7.86%) Dependency Injection
11 44 (7.20%) CRM
12 42 (6.87%) Performance Tuning
13 41 (6.71%) Service Delivery
14 40 (6.55%) Migration
15 32 (5.24%) OOP
15 32 (5.24%) OOA/OOD
15 32 (5.24%) OOD
15 32 (5.24%) Domain-Driven Design
15 32 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 322 (52.70%) C#
2 169 (27.66%) SQL
3 112 (18.33%) JavaScript
4 106 (17.35%) T-SQL
5 52 (8.51%) VB.NET
6 32 (5.24%) VB
7 24 (3.93%) C++
8 17 (2.78%) Ruby
9 13 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.98%) VBA
11 2 (0.33%) Java
12 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.16%) Python
12 1 (0.16%) Ada
12 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 611 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 346 (56.63%) MCP
3 309 (50.57%) MCSD
4 299 (48.94%) MCAD
5 165 (27.00%) MCITP
6 151 (24.71%) MCSE
7 101 (16.53%) Degree
8 81 (13.26%) MCSA
9 32 (5.24%) CCNA
9 32 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (4.75%) MCDBA
11 15 (2.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (1.96%) MCT
13 11 (1.80%) A+ Certification
14 7 (1.15%) CCA
14 7 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.98%) CCAA
16 5 (0.82%) SC Cleared
16 5 (0.82%) Security Cleared
17 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (0.16%) QA
2 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.16%) Section 508
2 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 96 (15.71%) Active Directory
2 72 (11.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (10.47%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.64%) VMware ESX
5 8 (1.31%) ISA Server
5 8 (1.31%) XenApp
6 7 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (0.65%) UAG
8 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.49%) vSphere
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.33%) XenServer
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (5.56%) SCOM
2 32 (5.24%) SCCM
3 18 (2.95%) WSUS
4 13 (2.13%) SCVMM
4 13 (2.13%) SCSM
5 11 (1.80%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.49%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.16%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 297 (48.61%) Microsoft
2 112 (18.33%) VMware
3 50 (8.18%) Citrix
4 49 (8.02%) Cisco
5 23 (3.76%) Juniper
6 16 (2.62%) Google
6 16 (2.62%) Facebook
7 15 (2.45%) Oracle
8 14 (2.29%) NetApp
9 13 (2.13%) HP
9 13 (2.13%) Dell
10 11 (1.80%) Apple
11 10 (1.64%) Mitel
11 10 (1.64%) Polycom
12 8 (1.31%) Red Gate
12 8 (1.31%) Symantec
12 8 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
13 7 (1.15%) Remedy
14 6 (0.98%) Altiris
15 4 (0.65%) Siemens
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CPS Group UK
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 per year
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