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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 438 281 266
Rank change year-on-year
-157 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 186 464 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.41% 1.01% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% 4.05% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 182 457 466
Average salary £36,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
11547 11463 12296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.56% 24.86% 25.63%
Number of salaries quoted 9431 9374 10300
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014. 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 -44 46 £42,500 -19.04% 6
Wimbledon - 23 £36,000 -
Uxbridge - 7 £35,000 -
Bromley - 3 £23,500 - 1
Hayes - 2 £42,500 -
Enfield +8 1 £30,000 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £45,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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.

1 396 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 260 (65.66%) Microsoft
3 232 (58.59%) Windows
4 195 (49.24%) MCSE
5 186 (46.97%) SQL Server
6 185 (46.72%) MCP
7 162 (40.91%) MCITP
8 151 (38.13%) Active Directory
9 145 (36.62%) MS Exchange
10 143 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 118 (29.80%) .NET
12 113 (28.54%) MS Excel
13 104 (26.26%) C#
13 104 (26.26%) SQL
13 104 (26.26%) VMware
14 101 (25.51%) Windows 7
15 97 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
16 94 (23.74%) MCSA
17 86 (21.72%) MCAD
17 86 (21.72%) MCSD
18 84 (21.21%) ASP.NET
19 82 (20.71%) DNS
20 80 (20.20%) SharePoint
21 77 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2010
22 75 (18.94%) ASP.NET MVC
22 75 (18.94%) TDD
22 75 (18.94%) MVC
23 72 (18.18%) MS Office
24 70 (17.68%) Web Application Development
25 68 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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
1 145 (36.62%) MS Exchange
2 80 (20.20%) SharePoint
3 77 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (13.38%) Lync
5 40 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 38 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (6.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 23 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 21 (5.30%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
10 11 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.52%) Node.js
12 4 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.76%) IIS
14 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.25%) WorkSite
Applications
1 113 (28.54%) MS Excel
2 72 (18.18%) MS Office
3 14 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.76%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.51%) Maya
5 2 (0.51%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.06%) Office 365
2 16 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.01%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (20.71%) DNS
2 61 (15.40%) VPN
3 51 (12.88%) TCP/IP
4 49 (12.37%) DHCP
5 42 (10.61%) LAN
6 38 (9.60%) WAN
7 31 (7.83%) Firewall
8 20 (5.05%) Internet
9 17 (4.29%) SAN
10 15 (3.79%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (3.28%) SSL
11 13 (3.28%) ADSL
12 8 (2.02%) Unified Communications
13 7 (1.77%) NAS
14 6 (1.52%) MPLS
15 5 (1.26%) SMTP
15 5 (1.26%) VoIP
15 5 (1.26%) VLAN
16 4 (1.01%) Network Security
16 4 (1.01%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (46.97%) SQL Server
2 63 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 45 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 38 (9.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (9.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 21 (5.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (3.03%) MySQL
10 7 (1.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.26%) Big Data
12 3 (0.76%) Data Mart
12 3 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.76%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 1 (0.25%) SSDT
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 67 (16.92%) NUnit
2 66 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
3 46 (11.62%) Moq
4 26 (6.57%) Subversion
5 11 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.52%) MSTest
7 3 (0.76%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (12.88%) Finance
2 43 (10.86%) Games
3 30 (7.58%) Banking
4 24 (6.06%) Legal
5 15 (3.79%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.27%) Billing
6 9 (2.27%) Law
7 7 (1.77%) Advertising
7 7 (1.77%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.01%) Music Industry
8 4 (1.01%) Marketing
8 4 (1.01%) Retail
8 4 (1.01%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 119 (30.05%) Developer
2 72 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 60 (15.15%) Support Engineer
4 45 (11.36%) Consultant
5 42 (10.61%) IT Support
6 37 (9.34%) DBA
7 36 (9.09%) Administrator
7 36 (9.09%) SQL DBA
8 33 (8.33%) Junior
9 32 (8.08%) IT Support Engineer
10 29 (7.32%) Junior .NET Developer
10 29 (7.32%) Junior Developer
10 29 (7.32%) Graduate
11 27 (6.82%) C# Developer
11 27 (6.82%) Microsoft Consultant
12 26 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (6.06%) Analyst
14 22 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
14 22 (5.56%) Support Analyst
15 21 (5.30%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (29.80%) .NET
2 84 (21.21%) ASP.NET
3 75 (18.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 67 (16.92%) NHibernate
5 57 (14.39%) WCF
6 52 (13.13%) WPF
7 51 (12.88%) .NET Framework
8 49 (12.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 47 (11.87%) LINQ
10 37 (9.34%) Razor View Engine
11 31 (7.83%) HTML
12 27 (6.82%) CSS
12 27 (6.82%) Ajax
13 26 (6.57%) Castle Windsor
14 23 (5.81%) HTML5
15 21 (5.30%) Silverlight
16 20 (5.05%) MonoRail
17 19 (4.80%) WinForms
18 9 (2.27%) Ninject
19 7 (1.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.35%) Blackberry
2 33 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.30%) iPhone
4 12 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.78%) Tandem
6 10 (2.53%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.77%) Clustering
8 6 (1.52%) Replication
8 6 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (1.26%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.26%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.76%) Social Network
11 3 (0.76%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.51%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.51%) E-Learning
12 2 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 232 (58.59%) Windows
2 143 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 101 (25.51%) Windows 7
4 67 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (10.35%) Windows XP
7 33 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.52%) Linux
9 4 (1.01%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.76%) Android
11 2 (0.51%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.25%) UNIX
12 1 (0.25%) VMS
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.25%) Solaris
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (18.94%) TDD
2 75 (18.94%) MVC
3 70 (17.68%) Web Application Development
4 68 (17.17%) Scrum
5 63 (15.91%) ITIL
6 49 (12.37%) BDD
7 46 (11.62%) Kanban
8 42 (10.61%) Migration
9 32 (8.08%) PRINCE2
10 31 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (7.58%) CRM
11 30 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
12 27 (6.82%) Service Delivery
13 24 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
14 22 (5.56%) OO
15 19 (4.80%) Project Management
16 15 (3.79%) Asset Management
16 15 (3.79%) MVVM
16 15 (3.79%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (26.26%) C#
1 104 (26.26%) SQL
2 51 (12.88%) T-SQL
3 26 (6.57%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.30%) VB.NET
5 8 (2.02%) C++
6 6 (1.52%) VB
7 3 (0.76%) Ruby
7 3 (0.76%) C
8 2 (0.51%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 396 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 195 (49.24%) MCSE
3 185 (46.72%) MCP
4 162 (40.91%) MCITP
5 94 (23.74%) MCSA
6 86 (21.72%) MCAD
6 86 (21.72%) MCSD
7 64 (16.16%) Degree
8 58 (14.65%) Cisco Certification
9 57 (14.39%) CCNA
10 33 (8.33%) MCDBA
11 22 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 18 (4.55%) CCNP
13 17 (4.29%) A+ Certification
14 16 (4.04%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (3.79%) CCA
16 14 (3.54%) Security Cleared
17 11 (2.78%) SC Cleared
18 8 (2.02%) CCEE
18 8 (2.02%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.30%) SLA
2 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 151 (38.13%) Active Directory
2 68 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (14.65%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.02%) XenApp
5 7 (1.77%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.01%) vSphere
8 3 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.76%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.51%) UAG
9 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.51%) XenServer
10 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 30 (7.58%) SCCM
2 25 (6.31%) SCOM
3 21 (5.30%) Backup Exec
4 12 (3.03%) WSUS
5 10 (2.53%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.52%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.01%) SCSM
7 4 (1.01%) Casper Suite
8 3 (0.76%) MIIS
8 3 (0.76%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.51%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 260 (65.66%) Microsoft
2 104 (26.26%) VMware
3 64 (16.16%) Cisco
4 52 (13.13%) Citrix
5 26 (6.57%) Apple
6 21 (5.30%) Juniper
7 20 (5.05%) Oracle
8 13 (3.28%) Remedy
9 12 (3.03%) Symantec
10 10 (2.53%) NetApp
10 10 (2.53%) Sybase
11 9 (2.27%) HP
12 6 (1.52%) McAfee
13 4 (1.01%) Avaya
13 4 (1.01%) Dell
14 3 (0.76%) Google
14 3 (0.76%) Mitel
14 3 (0.76%) Polycom
14 3 (0.76%) Facebook
15 2 (0.51%) Acronis
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