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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 443 308 262
Rank change year-on-year
-135 -46
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 165 383 456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.88% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 3.46% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 157 379 435
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% -2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
11891 11076 11634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 28.41% 25.51% 26.33%
Number of salaries quoted 9695 8907 9688
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £73,600 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
(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 +25 46 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Wimbledon - 8 £37,500 -
Uxbridge - 3 £35,000 -
Bromley +9 2 £27,750 +29.06%
Hayes - 2 - -
Twickenham - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -10 1 £33,500 -4.28%
Romford - 1 £37,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 354 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 274 (77.40%) Microsoft
3 260 (73.45%) Windows
4 218 (61.58%) MCSE
5 200 (56.50%) MCITP
6 167 (47.18%) Active Directory
7 150 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 142 (40.11%) MS Exchange
9 123 (34.75%) MCP
10 112 (31.64%) Windows 7
11 109 (30.79%) SQL Server
12 102 (28.81%) MCSA
13 94 (26.55%) MS Excel
14 83 (23.45%) SQL
15 79 (22.32%) Exchange Server 2010
15 79 (22.32%) Windows Server 2012
16 75 (21.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 75 (21.19%) VMware
17 69 (19.49%) Lync
18 67 (18.93%) MS Office
19 65 (18.36%) Cisco
20 60 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
20 60 (16.95%) SharePoint
21 59 (16.67%) ITIL
21 59 (16.67%) .NET
21 59 (16.67%) CCNA
22 57 (16.10%) Hyper-V
23 55 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
24 54 (15.25%) SCCM
24 54 (15.25%) Windows 8

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 142 (40.11%) MS Exchange
2 79 (22.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (19.49%) Lync
4 60 (16.95%) SharePoint
5 45 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 45 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (4.52%) Office Communications Server
7 15 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (3.11%) IIS
9 8 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.28%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 94 (26.55%) MS Excel
2 67 (18.93%) MS Office
3 11 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.85%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 52 (14.69%) Office 365
2 26 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.67%) IaaS
4 12 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.56%) Yammer
5 2 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.25%) DNS
2 53 (14.97%) VPN
3 51 (14.41%) TCP/IP
4 36 (10.17%) LAN
5 35 (9.89%) Firewall
6 29 (8.19%) WAN
7 24 (6.78%) DHCP
8 16 (4.52%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (4.52%) Unified Communications
9 11 (3.11%) Internet
10 9 (2.54%) ADSL
10 9 (2.54%) SAN
11 7 (1.98%) VLAN
11 7 (1.98%) VoIP
12 4 (1.13%) Network Security
13 3 (0.85%) Structured Cabling
13 3 (0.85%) MPLS
13 3 (0.85%) IP Telephony
14 2 (0.56%) Wireless
14 2 (0.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (30.79%) SQL Server
2 55 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (10.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (7.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (7.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (4.24%) MySQL
8 14 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (1.41%) Big Data
11 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.13%) DTS
11 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.13%) Data Mart
12 3 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (8.76%) NUnit
2 26 (7.34%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (7.34%) Moq
3 6 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.13%) CruiseControl
4 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (1.13%) MSBuild
5 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 37 (10.45%) Finance
2 26 (7.34%) Games
3 17 (4.80%) Legal
4 11 (3.11%) Marketing
4 11 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.13%) Electronics
5 4 (1.13%) Retail
5 4 (1.13%) Local Government
6 2 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Billing
7 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 94 (26.55%) Consultant
2 67 (18.93%) Microsoft Consultant
3 66 (18.64%) Support Engineer
4 57 (16.10%) Developer
5 53 (14.97%) Technical Consultant
6 39 (11.02%) IT Support
7 36 (10.17%) Administrator
8 35 (9.89%) DBA
9 34 (9.60%) IT Support Engineer
10 33 (9.32%) SQL DBA
11 32 (9.04%) .NET Developer
12 31 (8.76%) Junior
13 27 (7.63%) 2nd Line Support
14 26 (7.34%) Junior Developer
14 26 (7.34%) Junior .NET Developer
14 26 (7.34%) Graduate
15 25 (7.06%) Analyst
16 22 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 17 (4.80%) Technical Support
17 17 (4.80%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (16.67%) .NET
2 43 (12.15%) ASP.NET
3 41 (11.58%) .NET Framework
4 27 (7.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (7.34%) NHibernate
5 26 (7.34%) LINQ
6 13 (3.67%) HTML
7 11 (3.11%) CSS
8 9 (2.54%) WCF
9 6 (1.69%) ADO.NET
10 5 (1.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (1.41%) Ajax
11 4 (1.13%) SAML
11 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 2 (0.56%) WinForms
12 2 (0.56%) WAP
12 2 (0.56%) jQuery
13 1 (0.28%) HTML5
13 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
13 1 (0.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (8.19%) Blackberry
3 16 (4.52%) iPhone
4 14 (3.95%) Replication
5 11 (3.11%) Clustering
6 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.26%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.69%) Statistics
9 5 (1.41%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.56%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.56%) CMDB
10 2 (0.56%) New Media
11 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.28%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 260 (73.45%) Windows
2 150 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 112 (31.64%) Windows 7
4 79 (22.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (21.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 54 (15.25%) Windows 8
7 41 (11.58%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.54%) Linux
9 7 (1.98%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.56%) Fedora
10 2 (0.56%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.28%) Solaris
11 1 (0.28%) UNIX
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (16.67%) ITIL
2 53 (14.97%) Migration
3 39 (11.02%) PRINCE2
3 39 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (8.76%) MVC
5 28 (7.91%) Service Delivery
5 28 (7.91%) Web Application Development
6 27 (7.63%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (7.63%) Scrum
7 26 (7.34%) TDD
7 26 (7.34%) BDD
7 26 (7.34%) Kanban
8 23 (6.50%) Mentoring
9 22 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (5.65%) CRM
10 20 (5.65%) Project Management
10 20 (5.65%) Database Security
11 17 (4.80%) Performance Monitoring
12 15 (4.24%) Software Testing
13 12 (3.39%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (23.45%) SQL
2 54 (15.25%) C#
3 36 (10.17%) T-SQL
4 16 (4.52%) VB.NET
5 12 (3.39%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.26%) C
7 4 (1.13%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.56%) Java
9 1 (0.28%) C++
9 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 354 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 218 (61.58%) MCSE
3 200 (56.50%) MCITP
4 123 (34.75%) MCP
5 102 (28.81%) MCSA
6 60 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (16.67%) CCNA
8 43 (12.15%) Degree
9 37 (10.45%) MCAD
9 37 (10.45%) MCSD
10 23 (6.50%) CCNP
10 23 (6.50%) Security Cleared
11 20 (5.65%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (5.65%) SC Cleared
12 19 (5.37%) CCA
12 19 (5.37%) MCDBA
13 17 (4.80%) CCEE
13 17 (4.80%) CCIA
14 16 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (3.67%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.47%) SLA
2 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 167 (47.18%) Active Directory
2 57 (16.10%) Hyper-V
3 50 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (1.69%) ISA Server
5 6 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (1.69%) UAG
6 5 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.85%) XenApp
8 1 (0.28%) vSphere
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 54 (15.25%) SCCM
2 48 (13.56%) SCOM
3 18 (5.08%) SCVMM
4 15 (4.24%) Backup Exec
5 14 (3.95%) SCOrch
6 6 (1.69%) SCDPM
6 6 (1.69%) SCSM
7 4 (1.13%) Casper Suite
8 3 (0.85%) WSUS
8 3 (0.85%) MIIS
9 2 (0.56%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.56%) Nagios
9 2 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 274 (77.40%) Microsoft
2 75 (21.19%) VMware
3 65 (18.36%) Cisco
4 39 (11.02%) Apple
5 36 (10.17%) Citrix
6 21 (5.93%) Oracle
7 12 (3.39%) Symantec
8 10 (2.82%) Juniper
8 10 (2.82%) Sybase
9 7 (1.98%) Adobe
9 7 (1.98%) Remedy
9 7 (1.98%) McAfee
10 5 (1.41%) Avaya
11 4 (1.13%) SAP
12 3 (0.85%) Informatica
12 3 (0.85%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.85%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.85%) Meridio
12 3 (0.85%) BT
12 3 (0.85%) AppSense
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