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

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 539 553 474
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -79
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 59 105 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.24% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.93% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 56 93 185
Median salary £38,196 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.12% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £36,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+15.64% -8.12%
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
8656 11348 11516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.46% 25.94% 25.69%
Number of salaries quoted 6982 9211 9407
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 £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +13 7 £46,250 +2.77% 2
Surbiton - 2 £32,500 -
Croydon - 1 £21,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (58.77%) Microsoft
3 62 (54.39%) Windows
4 60 (52.63%) SQL Server
5 59 (51.75%) Degree
6 54 (47.37%) C#
7 47 (41.23%) MCITP
8 45 (39.47%) .NET
9 43 (37.72%) MCP
10 42 (36.84%) SQL
11 41 (35.96%) MCSE
12 40 (35.09%) Windows Server
13 39 (34.21%) Active Directory
14 37 (32.46%) MVC
14 37 (32.46%) SQL Server 2014
15 36 (31.58%) Web Application Development
16 35 (30.70%) MS Excel
16 35 (30.70%) .NET Framework
16 35 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (29.82%) VMware
18 33 (28.95%) MCSD
19 32 (28.07%) MCAD
19 32 (28.07%) ASP.NET
20 31 (27.19%) MS Exchange
20 31 (27.19%) Scrum
20 31 (27.19%) TDD
20 31 (27.19%) PowerShell
21 30 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
22 29 (25.44%) Computer Science
23 28 (24.56%) NUnit

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 31 (27.19%) MS Exchange
2 22 (19.30%) SharePoint
3 19 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (14.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (13.16%) IIS
6 14 (12.28%) Apache
7 12 (10.53%) Apache Spark
7 12 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (7.89%) Skype for Business
9 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (4.39%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.88%) CMS
12 1 (0.88%) lighttpd
12 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (30.70%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.28%) MS Office
3 4 (3.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.63%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.05%) Office 365
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.75%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.91%) DNS
2 15 (13.16%) DHCP
3 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
4 12 (10.53%) Internet
5 9 (7.89%) Firewall
6 8 (7.02%) LAN
6 8 (7.02%) WAN
7 7 (6.14%) VPN
8 4 (3.51%) SAN
9 3 (2.63%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.75%) HTTP
10 2 (1.75%) VLAN
10 2 (1.75%) VoIP
11 1 (0.88%) Extranet
11 1 (0.88%) NAS
11 1 (0.88%) Network Security
11 1 (0.88%) Skype
11 1 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 37 (32.46%) SQL Server 2014
3 19 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (14.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (9.65%) Big Data
6 11 (9.65%) Data Mart
6 11 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (9.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (4.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.75%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.75%) HBase
8 2 (1.75%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.75%) OLAP
8 2 (1.75%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (1.75%) Pentaho
8 2 (1.75%) Power BI
8 2 (1.75%) Roambi
Development Applications
1 28 (24.56%) Moq
1 28 (24.56%) NUnit
2 27 (23.68%) Rhino Mocks
3 9 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 9 (7.89%) WiX
4 4 (3.51%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.63%) JIRA
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.88%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.88%) Selenium
7 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (22.81%) Games
2 17 (14.91%) Finance
3 2 (1.75%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Law
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (45.61%) Developer
2 28 (24.56%) .NET Developer
3 27 (23.68%) Graduate
4 26 (22.81%) Games Developer
4 26 (22.81%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 26 (22.81%) Graduate Developer
4 26 (22.81%) Graduate Games Developer
4 26 (22.81%) Junior
4 26 (22.81%) Junior .NET Developer
4 26 (22.81%) Junior Developer
4 26 (22.81%) Junior Games Developer
5 19 (16.67%) Analyst
6 17 (14.91%) C# Developer
7 14 (12.28%) IT Support
8 13 (11.40%) Support Engineer
9 11 (9.65%) IT Analyst
10 10 (8.77%) IT Support Analyst
10 10 (8.77%) Service Analyst
10 10 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (8.77%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (39.47%) .NET
2 35 (30.70%) .NET Framework
3 32 (28.07%) ASP.NET
4 28 (24.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (23.68%) LINQ
5 27 (23.68%) NHibernate
6 26 (22.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 11 (9.65%) HTML
7 11 (9.65%) WCF
8 10 (8.77%) Ajax
9 9 (7.89%) REST
10 5 (4.39%) MDX
11 3 (2.63%) Web Services
12 2 (1.75%) WinForms
13 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 1 (0.88%) CSS
13 1 (0.88%) Entity Framework
13 1 (0.88%) jQuery
13 1 (0.88%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.44%) Computer Science
2 13 (11.40%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.40%) Mathematics
3 10 (8.77%) Statistics
4 9 (7.89%) Applied Mathematics
4 9 (7.89%) Blackberry
5 8 (7.02%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.63%) Physics
6 3 (2.63%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.75%) Clustering
8 1 (0.88%) Fintech
8 1 (0.88%) iPhone
8 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.88%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.88%) Replication
8 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (54.39%) Windows
2 40 (35.09%) Windows Server
3 16 (14.04%) Windows 7
3 16 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.14%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.39%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.51%) Linux
8 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.88%) Android
9 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.46%) MVC
2 36 (31.58%) Web Application Development
3 35 (30.70%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (27.19%) Scrum
4 31 (27.19%) TDD
5 27 (23.68%) BDD
5 27 (23.68%) Kanban
6 18 (15.79%) ITIL
7 13 (11.40%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (11.40%) CRM
8 11 (9.65%) Inmon Methodology
9 9 (7.89%) Ethical Hacking
9 9 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (7.02%) Data Modelling
10 8 (7.02%) Service Management
10 8 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (5.26%) Database Security
11 6 (5.26%) Migration
11 6 (5.26%) SQL Optimisation
12 5 (4.39%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (47.37%) C#
2 42 (36.84%) SQL
3 31 (27.19%) PowerShell
4 17 (14.91%) T-SQL
5 11 (9.65%) R
6 9 (7.89%) PHP
7 6 (5.26%) Python
8 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.63%) Scala
8 3 (2.63%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.75%) C
10 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
10 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (51.75%) Degree
3 47 (41.23%) MCITP
4 43 (37.72%) MCP
5 41 (35.96%) MCSE
6 33 (28.95%) MCSD
7 32 (28.07%) MCAD
8 24 (21.05%) MCSA
9 12 (10.53%) CCNA
9 12 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (7.89%) PhD
11 7 (6.14%) MOS
12 6 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (3.51%) A+ Certification
13 4 (3.51%) MCPD
14 2 (1.75%) Linux+ Certification
14 2 (1.75%) MCDST
15 1 (0.88%) CCDA
15 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.65%) SLA
2 9 (7.89%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) COBIT
System Software
1 39 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 30 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.02%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.02%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.39%) vSphere
5 4 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (2.63%) Firmware
6 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.75%) XenApp
8 1 (0.88%) Docker
8 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (7.02%) SCCM
1 8 (7.02%) WSUS
2 7 (6.14%) SCOM
3 6 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 5 (4.39%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (4.39%) Nagios
4 5 (4.39%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) vMotion
Vendors
1 67 (58.77%) Microsoft
2 34 (29.82%) VMware
3 14 (12.28%) Citrix
4 12 (10.53%) Cisco
5 7 (6.14%) SolarWinds
6 6 (5.26%) RedGate
7 5 (4.39%) BT
7 5 (4.39%) CA
7 5 (4.39%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.39%) Intel Security
8 4 (3.51%) Symantec
9 3 (2.63%) Actian
9 3 (2.63%) Nintex
9 3 (2.63%) SonicWALL
9 3 (2.63%) Veeam
10 2 (1.75%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.75%) Informatica
10 2 (1.75%) Juniper
10 2 (1.75%) NetApp
10 2 (1.75%) Tableau
West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum £30,000 +benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + fantastic benefits listed
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Mandara
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago