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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 564 576 381
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -195
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 70 91 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.20% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.79% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 65 83 359
Median salary £45,000 £43,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £137,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,000 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
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
9579 11509 12976
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.30% 25.72% 25.84%
Number of salaries quoted 8046 9381 10432
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +56 18 £45,000 -1.63% 1
Surbiton - 2 £50,000 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £50,000 -
New Malden - 1 £37,500 -
Greenwich - 1 £33,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 112 (71.79%) Microsoft
3 101 (64.74%) SQL Server
4 74 (47.44%) MCITP
5 70 (44.87%) MCSE
6 64 (41.03%) MCSA
7 61 (39.10%) Windows
7 61 (39.10%) SQL
8 58 (37.18%) Degree
9 54 (34.62%) ITIL
9 54 (34.62%) MCP
10 52 (33.33%) C#
11 48 (30.77%) Active Directory
12 43 (27.56%) .NET
12 43 (27.56%) Windows Server
13 42 (26.92%) MS Excel
14 38 (24.36%) MCAD
14 38 (24.36%) MCSD
14 38 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (24.36%) TDD
15 36 (23.08%) MCDBA
15 36 (23.08%) Scrum
16 35 (22.44%) ASP.NET
17 33 (21.15%) MVC
18 32 (20.51%) ASP.NET MVC
19 31 (19.87%) SQL Server 2012
19 31 (19.87%) Relational Database
20 30 (19.23%) .NET Framework
20 30 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
21 29 (18.59%) Database Theory

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 24 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.05%) Apache
4 10 (6.41%) Apache Spark
5 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.85%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (3.21%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.56%) IIS
9 3 (1.92%) CMS
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.64%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.64%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.64%) Zimbra
Applications
1 42 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 20 (12.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (7.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (6.41%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.62%) Office 365
2 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.18%) DNS
2 15 (9.62%) DHCP
3 12 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.77%) LAN
5 8 (5.13%) Firewall
5 8 (5.13%) WAN
6 6 (3.85%) Internet
7 4 (2.56%) VoIP
7 4 (2.56%) Wireless
8 3 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.92%) SAN
8 3 (1.92%) Skype
8 3 (1.92%) VPN
9 2 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.28%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.28%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.28%) VLAN
10 1 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.64%) HTTP
10 1 (0.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (64.74%) SQL Server
2 31 (19.87%) Relational Database
2 31 (19.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 30 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (17.95%) SQL Server 2014
5 26 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (6.41%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.92%) Data Mart
12 2 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.28%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (17.31%) Moq
1 27 (17.31%) NUnit
2 25 (16.03%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (7.05%) JIRA
3 11 (7.05%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.92%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.92%) WiX
6 2 (1.28%) Selenium
6 2 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.64%) Grunt
7 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 28 (17.95%) Finance
2 25 (16.03%) Games
3 6 (3.85%) Billing
3 6 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.28%) Publishing
5 1 (0.64%) Advertising
5 1 (0.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (32.69%) Developer
2 36 (23.08%) DBA
3 35 (22.44%) SQL DBA
4 31 (19.87%) Administrator
5 28 (17.95%) .NET Developer
6 26 (16.67%) Junior
7 25 (16.03%) Games Developer
7 25 (16.03%) Graduate
7 25 (16.03%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 25 (16.03%) Graduate Developer
7 25 (16.03%) Graduate Games Developer
7 25 (16.03%) Junior .NET Developer
7 25 (16.03%) Junior Developer
7 25 (16.03%) Junior Games Developer
8 21 (13.46%) Analyst
9 20 (12.82%) SQL Server DBA
10 17 (10.90%) C# Developer
11 14 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (8.97%) IT Engineer
11 14 (8.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (27.56%) .NET
2 35 (22.44%) ASP.NET
3 32 (20.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (19.23%) .NET Framework
5 25 (16.03%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 25 (16.03%) LINQ
5 25 (16.03%) NHibernate
6 11 (7.05%) Web Services
7 6 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.85%) XML
8 5 (3.21%) Ajax
8 5 (3.21%) XSLT
9 4 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (1.92%) jQuery
10 3 (1.92%) WCF
11 2 (1.28%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.28%) Unity DI Container
12 1 (0.64%) Caliburn.Micro
12 1 (0.64%) KnockoutJS
12 1 (0.64%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.46%) Computer Science
2 12 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.05%) Mathematics
4 10 (6.41%) Physics
4 10 (6.41%) Reinsurance
5 8 (5.13%) Clustering
6 5 (3.21%) Replication
7 4 (2.56%) iPhone
7 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.28%) Fintech
8 2 (1.28%) Statistics
9 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.64%) iPad
9 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (39.10%) Windows
2 43 (27.56%) Windows Server
3 27 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (13.46%) Windows 7
5 20 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.13%) Linux
7 5 (3.21%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.92%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.64%) Android
9 1 (0.64%) CentOS
9 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (34.62%) ITIL
2 38 (24.36%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (24.36%) TDD
3 36 (23.08%) Scrum
4 33 (21.15%) MVC
5 29 (18.59%) Database Theory
5 29 (18.59%) Relational Database Theory
6 28 (17.95%) Web Application Development
7 25 (16.03%) BDD
7 25 (16.03%) Kanban
8 15 (9.62%) Data Protection
9 14 (8.97%) CRM
9 14 (8.97%) High Availability
10 12 (7.69%) OO
10 12 (7.69%) OOD
11 11 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (7.05%) MVVM
12 10 (6.41%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (6.41%) Machine Learning
13 9 (5.77%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 61 (39.10%) SQL
2 52 (33.33%) C#
3 20 (12.82%) T-SQL
4 11 (7.05%) PowerShell
4 11 (7.05%) Python
5 10 (6.41%) Scala
6 9 (5.77%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.56%) Ruby
8 2 (1.28%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.64%) Perl
9 1 (0.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 156 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (47.44%) MCITP
3 70 (44.87%) MCSE
4 64 (41.03%) MCSA
5 58 (37.18%) Degree
6 54 (34.62%) MCP
7 38 (24.36%) MCAD
7 38 (24.36%) MCSD
8 36 (23.08%) MCDBA
9 29 (18.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 13 (8.33%) MCPD
11 11 (7.05%) CCNA
11 11 (7.05%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (3.21%) A+ Certification
13 5 (3.21%) MOS
14 4 (2.56%) CCA
14 4 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (1.28%) CCEA
15 2 (1.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.62%) Solvency II
2 5 (3.21%) QA
3 3 (1.92%) SLA
4 1 (0.64%) COSHH
System Software
1 48 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.56%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (2.56%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.92%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.28%) XenApp
7 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.64%) vSphere
7 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (1.92%) SCCM
2 3 (1.92%) SCOM
3 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.64%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 112 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.90%) VMware
3 11 (7.05%) Cisco
4 10 (6.41%) Actian
5 9 (5.77%) Mitel
6 8 (5.13%) Citrix
7 6 (3.85%) Dell
8 5 (3.21%) HP
9 3 (1.92%) AppSense
9 3 (1.92%) RedGate
9 3 (1.92%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.64%) NetApp
11 1 (0.64%) ProCurve
11 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
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