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

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 571 589 410
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -179
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 63 86 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.19% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.76% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 59 76 288
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £137,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £34,250 £34,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.73% -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
9525 11251 12113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.15% 25.29% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7993 9149 9706
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,565 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 11 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Surbiton - 4 £48,750 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £52,500 -
Greenwich - 1 £33,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (73.47%) SQL Server
3 101 (68.71%) Microsoft
4 67 (45.58%) SQL
5 63 (42.86%) MCITP
6 62 (42.18%) Degree
6 62 (42.18%) Windows
7 58 (39.46%) MCSE
8 57 (38.78%) C#
9 55 (37.41%) MCSA
10 51 (34.69%) MCP
11 47 (31.97%) .NET
11 47 (31.97%) Windows Server
12 44 (29.93%) Active Directory
13 40 (27.21%) MCAD
13 40 (27.21%) MCSD
13 40 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (27.21%) TDD
14 39 (26.53%) ITIL
15 37 (25.17%) MS Excel
15 37 (25.17%) Scrum
16 35 (23.81%) .NET Framework
16 35 (23.81%) ASP.NET
17 34 (23.13%) MVC
17 34 (23.13%) SQL Server 2014
18 33 (22.45%) Web Application Development
18 33 (22.45%) SQL Server 2012
18 33 (22.45%) ASP.NET MVC
19 30 (20.41%) MCDBA
20 29 (19.73%) T-SQL

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 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.16%) Apache
4 11 (7.48%) Apache Spark
5 9 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (6.12%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.40%) IIS
6 5 (3.40%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.72%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.04%) CMS
8 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.68%) Zimbra
Applications
1 37 (25.17%) MS Excel
2 19 (12.93%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (7.48%) ReMetrica
2 10 (6.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.52%) Office 365
2 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.20%) DNS
2 12 (8.16%) DHCP
2 12 (8.16%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.80%) LAN
4 9 (6.12%) WAN
5 8 (5.44%) Internet
6 7 (4.76%) Firewall
7 4 (2.72%) VoIP
7 4 (2.72%) Wireless
8 3 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.04%) SAN
8 3 (2.04%) VPN
9 2 (1.36%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.36%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.36%) VLAN
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.68%) HTTP
10 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.68%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (73.47%) SQL Server
2 34 (23.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 33 (22.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (17.69%) Relational Database
6 25 (17.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (14.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (8.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (7.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (4.76%) Data Mart
12 2 (1.36%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (19.73%) Moq
1 29 (19.73%) NUnit
2 26 (17.69%) Rhino Mocks
3 11 (7.48%) JIRA
3 11 (7.48%) TeamCity
4 8 (5.44%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.76%) WiX
6 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.04%) Selenium
6 3 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.68%) Grunt
General
1 25 (17.01%) Finance
1 25 (17.01%) Games
2 6 (4.08%) Marketing
3 4 (2.72%) Billing
4 2 (1.36%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (36.73%) Developer
2 37 (25.17%) DBA
3 36 (24.49%) SQL DBA
4 28 (19.05%) .NET Developer
4 28 (19.05%) Administrator
5 26 (17.69%) Junior
6 25 (17.01%) Games Developer
6 25 (17.01%) Graduate
6 25 (17.01%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 25 (17.01%) Graduate Developer
6 25 (17.01%) Graduate Games Developer
6 25 (17.01%) Junior .NET Developer
6 25 (17.01%) Junior Developer
6 25 (17.01%) Junior Games Developer
7 24 (16.33%) SQL Server DBA
8 21 (14.29%) C# Developer
9 18 (12.24%) Analyst
10 13 (8.84%) Software Developer
11 12 (8.16%) C# Software Developer
12 11 (7.48%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (31.97%) .NET
2 35 (23.81%) .NET Framework
2 35 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 33 (22.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (17.69%) LINQ
4 26 (17.69%) NHibernate
5 25 (17.01%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 10 (6.80%) Web Services
7 8 (5.44%) WCF
8 6 (4.08%) AngularJS
9 5 (3.40%) Ajax
10 4 (2.72%) jQuery
10 4 (2.72%) MDX
10 4 (2.72%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (2.72%) XML
10 4 (2.72%) XSLT
11 3 (2.04%) Entity Framework
11 3 (2.04%) Unity DI Container
12 2 (1.36%) CSS
12 2 (1.36%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.69%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.48%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.48%) Mathematics
2 11 (7.48%) Physics
2 11 (7.48%) Reinsurance
3 7 (4.76%) Clustering
4 5 (3.40%) Replication
5 4 (2.72%) iPhone
6 3 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.36%) Fintech
7 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.36%) Statistics
8 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.68%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (42.18%) Windows
2 47 (31.97%) Windows Server
3 23 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.20%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.76%) Linux
7 6 (4.08%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.72%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) Android
10 1 (0.68%) CentOS
10 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (27.21%) TDD
2 39 (26.53%) ITIL
3 37 (25.17%) Scrum
4 34 (23.13%) MVC
5 33 (22.45%) Web Application Development
6 26 (17.69%) BDD
6 26 (17.69%) Kanban
7 23 (15.65%) Database Theory
7 23 (15.65%) Relational Database Theory
8 15 (10.20%) CRM
9 14 (9.52%) OO
9 14 (9.52%) OOD
10 13 (8.84%) High Availability
11 12 (8.16%) Data Protection
11 12 (8.16%) Performance Monitoring
12 11 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (7.48%) Machine Learning
12 11 (7.48%) MVVM
13 9 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 67 (45.58%) SQL
2 57 (38.78%) C#
3 29 (19.73%) T-SQL
4 24 (16.33%) PowerShell
5 12 (8.16%) Python
6 11 (7.48%) Scala
7 9 (6.12%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.72%) Ruby
9 2 (1.36%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (42.86%) MCITP
3 62 (42.18%) Degree
4 58 (39.46%) MCSE
5 55 (37.41%) MCSA
6 51 (34.69%) MCP
7 40 (27.21%) MCAD
7 40 (27.21%) MCSD
8 30 (20.41%) MCDBA
9 23 (15.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 13 (8.84%) MCPD
11 7 (4.76%) CCNA
11 7 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (4.08%) MOS
13 5 (3.40%) A+ Certification
14 4 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (2.04%) DBS Check
16 2 (1.36%) CCA
16 2 (1.36%) CCEA
16 2 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.16%) Solvency II
2 9 (6.12%) QA
3 4 (2.72%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) COSHH
System Software
1 44 (29.93%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.48%) VMware ESX
4 9 (6.12%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.72%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.36%) XenApp
7 2 (1.36%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (2.04%) SCOM
3 2 (1.36%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.36%) SCCM
4 1 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.68%) Nagios
4 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (68.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.29%) VMware
3 11 (7.48%) Actian
4 8 (5.44%) Cisco
5 7 (4.76%) RedGate
6 6 (4.08%) Citrix
7 5 (3.40%) Dell
7 5 (3.40%) Mitel
7 5 (3.40%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.04%) HP
9 2 (1.36%) AppSense
9 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.36%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.68%) BT
10 1 (0.68%) CA
10 1 (0.68%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.68%) Intel Security
10 1 (0.68%) ProCurve
10 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.68%) Symantec
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £14,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
West London
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Chislehurst, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago