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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 539 393 276
Rank change year-on-year
-146 -117
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 89 286 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.59% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% 2.34% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 79 277 422
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,826 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.43% -
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
11153 12218 11169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.13% 25.26% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9067 9801 9033
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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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 +4 23 £40,000 -27.27% 2
Bromley +14 2 £28,250 +15.30%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 237 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 179 (75.53%) Microsoft
3 149 (62.87%) Windows
4 124 (52.32%) MCITP
5 121 (51.05%) MCSE
6 92 (38.82%) SQL Server
7 82 (34.60%) Active Directory
8 74 (31.22%) MCP
9 70 (29.54%) MS Excel
10 66 (27.85%) MCSA
11 63 (26.58%) SQL
12 61 (25.74%) .NET
12 61 (25.74%) Windows 7
13 58 (24.47%) ITIL
14 55 (23.21%) VMware
15 54 (22.78%) Windows Server 2008
16 53 (22.36%) Degree
16 53 (22.36%) C#
17 52 (21.94%) SQL Server 2008
18 50 (21.10%) MS Exchange
19 47 (19.83%) SharePoint
20 44 (18.57%) Lync
21 43 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
22 40 (16.88%) MS Office
23 39 (16.46%) MCSD
24 38 (16.03%) MCAD
24 38 (16.03%) Cisco
25 37 (15.61%) ASP.NET
25 37 (15.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 37 (15.61%) Web Application Development

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 50 (21.10%) MS Exchange
2 47 (19.83%) SharePoint
3 44 (18.57%) Lync
4 30 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (6.75%) IIS
8 15 (6.33%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (5.91%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (5.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.84%) Commerce Server
13 2 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.42%) CMS
14 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.42%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 70 (29.54%) MS Excel
2 40 (16.88%) MS Office
3 8 (3.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (2.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (12.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.27%) SAP CCM
2 3 (1.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.50%) Office 365
2 23 (9.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.06%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.69%) Yammer
6 3 (1.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.50%) DNS
2 28 (11.81%) VPN
3 26 (10.97%) LAN
4 25 (10.55%) WAN
4 25 (10.55%) Firewall
5 21 (8.86%) DHCP
6 17 (7.17%) TCP/IP
7 12 (5.06%) VoIP
7 12 (5.06%) VLAN
8 10 (4.22%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (4.22%) SAN
9 8 (3.38%) Unified Communications
10 5 (2.11%) ADSL
11 4 (1.69%) Internet
12 3 (1.27%) MPLS
12 3 (1.27%) WLAN
12 3 (1.27%) Intranet
12 3 (1.27%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.27%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (38.82%) SQL Server
2 52 (21.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (15.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (10.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (8.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (8.44%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (4.64%) Oracle Database
10 10 (4.22%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (3.80%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (3.38%) Big Data
13 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (2.95%) MySQL
14 6 (2.53%) Data Mart
15 5 (2.11%) QlikView
16 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
17 3 (1.27%) NoSQL
18 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
18 2 (0.84%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (13.50%) NUnit
2 25 (10.55%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (10.55%) Moq
3 19 (8.02%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.38%) Subversion
5 7 (2.95%) CruiseControl
5 7 (2.95%) MSBuild
5 7 (2.95%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.84%) JIRA
7 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.42%) MSTest
General
1 26 (10.97%) Finance
2 25 (10.55%) Games
3 15 (6.33%) Marketing
4 9 (3.80%) Retail
5 8 (3.38%) Legal
6 7 (2.95%) Advertising
7 6 (2.53%) Electronics
8 5 (2.11%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.69%) Local Government
9 4 (1.69%) Banking
10 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.84%) Back Office
11 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 55 (23.21%) Developer
2 40 (16.88%) Consultant
3 32 (13.50%) .NET Developer
4 31 (13.08%) Analyst
5 30 (12.66%) Junior
6 29 (12.24%) Microsoft Consultant
7 27 (11.39%) Support Engineer
8 25 (10.55%) Graduate
8 25 (10.55%) Junior Developer
8 25 (10.55%) Junior .NET Developer
9 24 (10.13%) Technical Consultant
10 20 (8.44%) DBA
11 18 (7.59%) Support Analyst
12 17 (7.17%) Administrator
12 17 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (6.33%) SQL DBA
14 14 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support
15 12 (5.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 12 (5.06%) IT Support
16 10 (4.22%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (25.74%) .NET
2 37 (15.61%) ASP.NET
3 36 (15.19%) .NET Framework
4 25 (10.55%) LINQ
4 25 (10.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (10.55%) NHibernate
5 16 (6.75%) WCF
6 14 (5.91%) HTML
7 11 (4.64%) CSS
8 9 (3.80%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 9 (3.80%) Entity Framework
9 4 (1.69%) XML
10 3 (1.27%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.84%) Ajax
11 2 (0.84%) COM
11 2 (0.84%) ADO.NET
12 1 (0.42%) MSMQ
12 1 (0.42%) SAML
12 1 (0.42%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.02%) Private Cloud
2 16 (6.75%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.64%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.38%) Digital Media
5 8 (3.38%) Clustering
6 7 (2.95%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.53%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.53%) Replication
7 6 (2.53%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.69%) Statistics
8 4 (1.69%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.84%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.84%) CMDB
10 2 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.84%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.84%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 149 (62.87%) Windows
2 61 (25.74%) Windows 7
3 54 (22.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (15.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (10.13%) Windows 8
7 15 (6.33%) Mac OS
7 15 (6.33%) Windows XP
8 9 (3.80%) Linux
9 8 (3.38%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.84%) UNIX
10 2 (0.84%) Solaris
11 1 (0.42%) Fedora
11 1 (0.42%) Android
11 1 (0.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.47%) ITIL
2 43 (18.14%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (15.61%) Web Application Development
4 34 (14.35%) MVC
4 34 (14.35%) CRM
5 29 (12.24%) Scrum
6 27 (11.39%) TDD
7 25 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (10.55%) BDD
7 25 (10.55%) Kanban
8 22 (9.28%) Migration
9 19 (8.02%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (7.59%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (5.49%) PRINCE2
12 12 (5.06%) Unit Testing
13 11 (4.64%) Problem Management
13 11 (4.64%) Project Management
13 11 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (4.22%) Software Engineering
15 9 (3.80%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (26.58%) SQL
2 53 (22.36%) C#
3 24 (10.13%) T-SQL
4 13 (5.49%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.80%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.11%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.69%) Java
8 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.27%) VBScript
9 2 (0.84%) VBA
9 2 (0.84%) Python
9 2 (0.84%) C++
10 1 (0.42%) Perl
10 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 237 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (52.32%) MCITP
3 121 (51.05%) MCSE
4 74 (31.22%) MCP
5 66 (27.85%) MCSA
6 53 (22.36%) Degree
7 39 (16.46%) MCSD
8 38 (16.03%) MCAD
9 31 (13.08%) CCNA
9 31 (13.08%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (8.44%) Citrix Certification
10 20 (8.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (6.75%) MCPD
12 14 (5.91%) CCA
13 13 (5.49%) Security Cleared
14 12 (5.06%) CCEE
14 12 (5.06%) SC Cleared
15 11 (4.64%) A+ Certification
16 9 (3.80%) CCIA
16 9 (3.80%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (12.66%) SLA
2 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 82 (34.60%) Active Directory
2 36 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (13.50%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.95%) XenApp
4 7 (2.95%) vSphere
5 6 (2.53%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.27%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.42%) XenServer
8 1 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.42%) UAG
Systems Management
1 28 (11.81%) SCOM
2 24 (10.13%) SCCM
3 6 (2.53%) Casper Suite
4 5 (2.11%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.69%) Puppet
5 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.69%) SCDPM
5 4 (1.69%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.69%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.69%) SCSM
6 3 (1.27%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.27%) WSUS
7 2 (0.84%) Nagios
7 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.84%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.42%) MOM
8 1 (0.42%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 179 (75.53%) Microsoft
2 55 (23.21%) VMware
3 38 (16.03%) Cisco
4 33 (13.92%) Citrix
5 30 (12.66%) Apple
6 17 (7.17%) Oracle
7 10 (4.22%) MicroStrategy
7 10 (4.22%) Red Gate
8 8 (3.38%) Symantec
8 8 (3.38%) Adobe
8 8 (3.38%) HP
8 8 (3.38%) Dell
9 5 (2.11%) NetApp
9 5 (2.11%) Altiris
10 4 (1.69%) WatchGuard
10 4 (1.69%) SAP
10 4 (1.69%) Juniper
11 3 (1.27%) Avaya
11 3 (1.27%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.27%) Sage
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