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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 491 334 298
Rank change year-on-year
-157 -36
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 122 384 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.79% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 3.06% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 115 369 367
Average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £29,800 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
11211 12562 11098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.81% 25.82% 25.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9196 10215 9015
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +17 28 £47,500 - 2
Wimbledon - 3 £44,000 -
Bromley +14 1 £23,000 -33.33% 1
Croydon - 1 £22,000 -
Hounslow - 1 £34,500 -
Romford - 1 £37,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 284 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 228 (80.28%) Microsoft
3 207 (72.89%) Windows
4 160 (56.34%) MCSE
5 155 (54.58%) MCITP
6 106 (37.32%) Active Directory
7 96 (33.80%) SQL Server
8 88 (30.99%) Windows 7
9 86 (30.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 83 (29.23%) MCSA
11 71 (25.00%) MCP
12 70 (24.65%) SQL
13 68 (23.94%) MS Exchange
14 64 (22.54%) .NET
15 63 (22.18%) MS Excel
15 63 (22.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 59 (20.77%) Lync
17 57 (20.07%) C#
18 56 (19.72%) VMware
19 54 (19.01%) ITIL
19 54 (19.01%) SQL Server 2008
20 53 (18.66%) Degree
21 50 (17.61%) Windows Server 2003
22 47 (16.55%) SCCM
22 47 (16.55%) SCOM
23 46 (16.20%) Office 365
24 44 (15.49%) Private Cloud
24 44 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
25 43 (15.14%) SharePoint
25 43 (15.14%) Windows 8

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 68 (23.94%) MS Exchange
2 59 (20.77%) Lync
3 43 (15.14%) SharePoint
3 43 (15.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (10.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (5.99%) IIS
7 14 (4.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (4.23%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (3.87%) Office Communications Server
9 11 (3.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.41%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 63 (22.18%) MS Excel
2 42 (14.79%) MS Office
3 10 (3.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (8.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.06%) SAP CCM
2 3 (1.06%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 46 (16.20%) Office 365
2 28 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (6.69%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (3.17%) IaaS
5 4 (1.41%) Yammer
6 2 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.27%) LAN
2 27 (9.51%) Firewall
2 27 (9.51%) VPN
2 27 (9.51%) DNS
3 25 (8.80%) WAN
3 25 (8.80%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.28%) Unified Communications
5 14 (4.93%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (4.93%) DHCP
6 10 (3.52%) VoIP
7 8 (2.82%) SAN
8 5 (1.76%) Skype
9 4 (1.41%) ADSL
9 4 (1.41%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (1.41%) VLAN
10 3 (1.06%) Softswitch
10 3 (1.06%) NAS
10 3 (1.06%) ISDN
10 3 (1.06%) WLAN
10 3 (1.06%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (33.80%) SQL Server
2 54 (19.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (13.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (8.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (7.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (6.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (4.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 11 (3.87%) MySQL
11 10 (3.52%) Oracle Database
12 9 (3.17%) Big Data
13 8 (2.82%) Data Mart
13 8 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.76%) QlikView
14 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (1.41%) DTS
16 3 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
17 2 (0.70%) PowerCenter
17 2 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 33 (11.62%) NUnit
2 26 (9.15%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (9.15%) Moq
3 16 (5.63%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (2.46%) MSBuild
4 7 (2.46%) CruiseControl
5 6 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.76%) Subversion
7 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.70%) JIRA
9 1 (0.35%) MSTest
General
1 30 (10.56%) Finance
2 26 (9.15%) Games
3 16 (5.63%) Marketing
4 10 (3.52%) Legal
5 8 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.46%) Retail
7 6 (2.11%) Advertising
8 4 (1.41%) Local Government
9 2 (0.70%) Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 81 (28.52%) Consultant
2 61 (21.48%) Microsoft Consultant
3 59 (20.77%) Developer
4 54 (19.01%) Technical Consultant
5 37 (13.03%) .NET Developer
6 33 (11.62%) Support Engineer
7 31 (10.92%) Junior
8 27 (9.51%) Administrator
9 26 (9.15%) Graduate
9 26 (9.15%) Junior Developer
9 26 (9.15%) Junior .NET Developer
10 25 (8.80%) DBA
10 25 (8.80%) Analyst
11 20 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (6.34%) SQL DBA
13 17 (5.99%) 2nd Line Support
14 14 (4.93%) Support Analyst
14 14 (4.93%) IT Support
15 13 (4.58%) SQL Developer
16 12 (4.23%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (22.54%) .NET
2 43 (15.14%) .NET Framework
3 41 (14.44%) ASP.NET
4 27 (9.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (9.15%) LINQ
5 26 (9.15%) NHibernate
6 14 (4.93%) HTML
7 12 (4.23%) CSS
7 12 (4.23%) WCF
8 10 (3.52%) Entity Framework
9 9 (3.17%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 4 (1.41%) SAML
11 3 (1.06%) Ajax
12 2 (0.70%) WinForms
12 2 (0.70%) ADO.NET
12 2 (0.70%) COM
12 2 (0.70%) WAP
12 2 (0.70%) Application Packaging
13 1 (0.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (15.49%) Private Cloud
2 24 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.52%) Statistics
3 10 (3.52%) Digital Media
4 9 (3.17%) Replication
5 8 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.76%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.76%) Clustering
7 4 (1.41%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.70%) CMDB
9 2 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.70%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (0.70%) Informatics
10 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 207 (72.89%) Windows
2 88 (30.99%) Windows 7
3 86 (30.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (22.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 50 (17.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (15.14%) Windows 8
7 20 (7.04%) Windows XP
8 15 (5.28%) Mac OS
9 7 (2.46%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.11%) Linux
11 2 (0.70%) Fedora
11 2 (0.70%) UNIX
11 2 (0.70%) Solaris
11 2 (0.70%) CentOS
12 1 (0.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.01%) ITIL
2 44 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (14.08%) Migration
4 37 (13.03%) Web Application Development
5 36 (12.68%) MVC
6 30 (10.56%) Scrum
7 27 (9.51%) TDD
8 26 (9.15%) BDD
8 26 (9.15%) Kanban
9 25 (8.80%) Performance Tuning
9 25 (8.80%) CRM
10 24 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (7.75%) PRINCE2
12 19 (6.69%) Project Management
13 16 (5.63%) Service Delivery
13 16 (5.63%) Mentoring
14 15 (5.28%) Performance Monitoring
15 13 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (4.23%) Unit Testing
17 10 (3.52%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 70 (24.65%) SQL
2 57 (20.07%) C#
3 31 (10.92%) T-SQL
4 14 (4.93%) JavaScript
5 12 (4.23%) VB.NET
6 6 (2.11%) C
7 4 (1.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.70%) Java
8 2 (0.70%) C++
9 1 (0.35%) Perl
9 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 284 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 160 (56.34%) MCSE
3 155 (54.58%) MCITP
4 83 (29.23%) MCSA
5 71 (25.00%) MCP
6 53 (18.66%) Degree
7 40 (14.08%) MCAD
7 40 (14.08%) MCSD
8 33 (11.62%) CCNA
8 33 (11.62%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (7.39%) Citrix Certification
10 19 (6.69%) SC Cleared
10 19 (6.69%) Security Cleared
10 19 (6.69%) CCA
11 16 (5.63%) MCPD
12 15 (5.28%) CCEE
12 15 (5.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (4.58%) CCIA
14 11 (3.87%) CCNP
15 9 (3.17%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.15%) SLA
System Software
1 106 (37.32%) Active Directory
2 43 (15.14%) Hyper-V
3 37 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.11%) XenApp
5 5 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.41%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (1.41%) UAG
6 4 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.41%) vSphere
7 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 47 (16.55%) SCCM
1 47 (16.55%) SCOM
2 12 (4.23%) SCVMM
3 9 (3.17%) SCOrch
4 5 (1.76%) Casper Suite
4 5 (1.76%) SCDPM
4 5 (1.76%) SCSM
5 4 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.41%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.06%) WSUS
6 3 (1.06%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.70%) Nagios
7 2 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.70%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.35%) MOM
Vendors
1 228 (80.28%) Microsoft
2 56 (19.72%) VMware
3 40 (14.08%) Cisco
4 32 (11.27%) Apple
5 23 (8.10%) Oracle
6 22 (7.75%) Citrix
7 10 (3.52%) Adobe
8 8 (2.82%) Business Objects
8 8 (2.82%) MicroStrategy
9 7 (2.46%) Red Gate
9 7 (2.46%) Symantec
9 7 (2.46%) Dell
10 6 (2.11%) Juniper
11 5 (1.76%) NetApp
12 4 (1.41%) Altiris
12 4 (1.41%) AppSense
12 4 (1.41%) Informatica
12 4 (1.41%) Avaya
12 4 (1.41%) SAP
13 3 (1.06%) Sybase
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