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

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 531 474 331
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -143
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 108 169 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.41% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 1.61% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 101 160 385
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £67,500 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-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
10707 10510 10712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.07% 25.68% 25.29%
Number of salaries quoted 8954 8568 8571
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £73,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(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 +34 29 £50,000 - 3
Wimbledon -8 3 £18,000 -50.00%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 152 (70.70%) Microsoft
3 135 (62.79%) MCITP
4 126 (58.60%) MCSE
5 120 (55.81%) Windows
6 97 (45.12%) MCSA
7 88 (40.93%) MCP
8 86 (40.00%) Active Directory
9 83 (38.60%) ITIL
10 80 (37.21%) SQL Server
11 78 (36.28%) Windows Server
12 68 (31.63%) VMware
13 66 (30.70%) Degree
14 61 (28.37%) SQL
14 61 (28.37%) MS Excel
15 60 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
16 56 (26.05%) Cisco Certification
17 54 (25.12%) VMware Infrastructure
18 49 (22.79%) MS Exchange
18 49 (22.79%) Cisco
19 46 (21.40%) CCNA
20 41 (19.07%) DNS
20 41 (19.07%) .NET
21 40 (18.60%) C#
21 40 (18.60%) Windows 7
21 40 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
22 38 (17.67%) ASP.NET
23 37 (17.21%) Citrix
24 35 (16.28%) Finance
25 34 (15.81%) Agile Software Development

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 49 (22.79%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (8.37%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.19%) IIS
5 7 (3.26%) Lync
6 4 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.93%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.47%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.47%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 61 (28.37%) MS Excel
2 24 (11.16%) MS Office
3 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.47%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.05%) Office 365
2 4 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) GitHub
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (19.07%) DNS
2 34 (15.81%) DHCP
3 31 (14.42%) VPN
4 26 (12.09%) Firewall
5 22 (10.23%) WAN
6 20 (9.30%) LAN
6 20 (9.30%) TCP/IP
7 12 (5.58%) VLAN
8 11 (5.12%) Network Security
9 7 (3.26%) Internet
9 7 (3.26%) SAN
10 6 (2.79%) Wireless
11 5 (2.33%) NAS
11 5 (2.33%) SSL
11 5 (2.33%) VoIP
12 2 (0.93%) Skype
12 2 (0.93%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.47%) SNMP
13 1 (0.47%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (37.21%) SQL Server
2 28 (13.02%) SQL Server 2014
3 25 (11.63%) Relational Database
4 21 (9.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (8.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (5.12%) MySQL
8 4 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.47%) Pentaho
11 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (12.56%) Moq
1 27 (12.56%) NUnit
1 27 (12.56%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (2.33%) MSI
3 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.93%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.93%) JIRA
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Blend
4 2 (0.93%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.47%) Mercurial
General
1 35 (16.28%) Finance
2 31 (14.42%) Games
3 10 (4.65%) Billing
4 5 (2.33%) Back Office
4 5 (2.33%) Japanese Language
5 4 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.40%) Local Government
7 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (20.00%) Administrator
2 42 (19.53%) Developer
3 35 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (14.88%) .NET Developer
5 31 (14.42%) Support Engineer
6 28 (13.02%) DBA
6 28 (13.02%) Junior
6 28 (13.02%) SQL DBA
7 27 (12.56%) Games Developer
7 27 (12.56%) Graduate
7 27 (12.56%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 27 (12.56%) Graduate Developer
7 27 (12.56%) Graduate Games Developer
7 27 (12.56%) Junior .NET Developer
7 27 (12.56%) Junior Developer
7 27 (12.56%) Junior Games Developer
8 22 (10.23%) Analyst
9 20 (9.30%) IT Engineer
10 17 (7.91%) Service Desk Support
11 15 (6.98%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.07%) .NET
2 38 (17.67%) ASP.NET
3 30 (13.95%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (12.56%) .NET Framework
4 27 (12.56%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 27 (12.56%) LINQ
4 27 (12.56%) NHibernate
5 12 (5.58%) XML
6 5 (2.33%) XSLT
7 3 (1.40%) Ajax
7 3 (1.40%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.40%) CSS
7 3 (1.40%) Web Services
8 2 (0.93%) AppFabric
8 2 (0.93%) Caliburn.Micro
8 2 (0.93%) HTML5
8 2 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.93%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.93%) WPF
8 2 (0.93%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.16%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.44%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.05%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.19%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.19%) iPhone
6 5 (2.33%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.33%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.86%) Clustering
7 4 (1.86%) EPoS
8 3 (1.40%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.40%) PKI
8 3 (1.40%) User Experience
8 3 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.93%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 120 (55.81%) Windows
2 78 (36.28%) Windows Server
3 60 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (18.60%) Windows 7
4 40 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (9.30%) Linux
7 15 (6.98%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.33%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.86%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.40%) Debian
10 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.40%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (38.60%) ITIL
2 34 (15.81%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (13.95%) MVC
3 30 (13.95%) Scrum
4 29 (13.49%) TDD
5 27 (12.56%) BDD
5 27 (12.56%) Kanban
5 27 (12.56%) Web Application Development
6 26 (12.09%) Database Theory
7 25 (11.63%) Relational Database Theory
8 20 (9.30%) Service Delivery
9 16 (7.44%) Project Management
10 15 (6.98%) PRINCE2
11 11 (5.12%) Data Protection
11 11 (5.12%) Information Security
11 11 (5.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 10 (4.65%) Business Continuity
12 10 (4.65%) Migration
13 9 (4.19%) Presales
13 9 (4.19%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 61 (28.37%) SQL
2 40 (18.60%) C#
3 16 (7.44%) PowerShell
4 13 (6.05%) T-SQL
5 12 (5.58%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.40%) Perl
7 2 (0.93%) VBA
7 2 (0.93%) XAML
8 1 (0.47%) C
8 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.47%) X++
Qualifications
1 215 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 135 (62.79%) MCITP
3 126 (58.60%) MCSE
4 97 (45.12%) MCSA
5 88 (40.93%) MCP
6 66 (30.70%) Degree
7 56 (26.05%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (21.40%) CCNA
9 30 (13.95%) MCAD
9 30 (13.95%) MCSD
10 28 (13.02%) CCNP
10 28 (13.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 28 (13.02%) MCDBA
11 26 (12.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (9.77%) Citrix Certification
13 18 (8.37%) CCA
14 14 (6.51%) CCIE
15 10 (4.65%) A+ Certification
16 8 (3.72%) MCDST
17 5 (2.33%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.05%) SLA
2 11 (5.12%) Solvency II
3 9 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (4.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 86 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 54 (25.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (13.49%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.51%) vSphere
4 14 (6.51%) XenApp
5 12 (5.58%) XenServer
6 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.33%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.86%) Firmware
10 2 (0.93%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (6.98%) SCCM
2 11 (5.12%) WSUS
3 9 (4.19%) SCOM
4 6 (2.79%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.86%) Puppet
5 4 (1.86%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.93%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.47%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.47%) Nagios
7 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.47%) SCSM
7 1 (0.47%) Simpana
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 152 (70.70%) Microsoft
2 68 (31.63%) VMware
3 49 (22.79%) Cisco
4 37 (17.21%) Citrix
5 18 (8.37%) HP
6 13 (6.05%) Apple
7 8 (3.72%) Veeam
8 7 (3.26%) Juniper
8 7 (3.26%) NetApp
9 6 (2.79%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.79%) EMC
10 5 (2.33%) Avaya
10 5 (2.33%) Dell
10 5 (2.33%) Mitel
11 4 (1.86%) Barracuda Networks
11 4 (1.86%) Clearswift
11 4 (1.86%) IBM
11 4 (1.86%) Symantec
11 4 (1.86%) Websense
12 3 (1.40%) SolarWinds
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