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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 456 295 269
Rank change year-on-year
-161 -26
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 168 399 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.93% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% 3.68% 3.89%
Number of salaries quoted 160 393 447
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £31,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
10437 10841 11918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.58% 25.26% 26.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8541 8650 10027
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -22 52 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Wimbledon - 14 £36,000 -
Uxbridge - 6 £35,000 -
Twickenham - 2 - -
Enfield - 1 £30,000 -
Hayes - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 335 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 248 (74.03%) Microsoft
3 243 (72.54%) Windows
4 209 (62.39%) MCSE
5 186 (55.52%) MCITP
6 157 (46.87%) Active Directory
7 150 (44.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 136 (40.60%) MS Exchange
9 124 (37.01%) MCP
10 111 (33.13%) Windows 7
11 105 (31.34%) SQL Server
12 97 (28.96%) MCSA
13 89 (26.57%) VMware
14 88 (26.27%) MS Excel
15 79 (23.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 78 (23.28%) SQL
17 75 (22.39%) Exchange Server 2010
18 69 (20.60%) Windows Server 2012
19 68 (20.30%) DNS
19 68 (20.30%) Cisco
20 67 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
21 66 (19.70%) CCNA
22 64 (19.10%) VPN
22 64 (19.10%) MS Office
23 63 (18.81%) Hyper-V
24 61 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
25 60 (17.91%) Lync
26 57 (17.01%) .NET
27 54 (16.12%) SharePoint
28 52 (15.52%) Migration

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 136 (40.60%) MS Exchange
2 75 (22.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (17.91%) Lync
4 54 (16.12%) SharePoint
5 42 (12.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 38 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (4.78%) Office Communications Server
9 10 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.49%) IIS
12 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.30%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 88 (26.27%) MS Excel
2 64 (19.10%) MS Office
3 8 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.30%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.54%) Office 365
2 18 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.99%) IaaS
4 7 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (20.30%) DNS
2 64 (19.10%) VPN
3 50 (14.93%) TCP/IP
4 38 (11.34%) LAN
5 35 (10.45%) DHCP
6 31 (9.25%) Firewall
7 30 (8.96%) WAN
8 15 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (3.58%) Internet
10 11 (3.28%) SSL
10 11 (3.28%) Unified Communications
11 10 (2.99%) SAN
12 7 (2.09%) ADSL
13 6 (1.79%) VLAN
14 5 (1.49%) VoIP
15 4 (1.19%) Network Security
16 3 (0.90%) NAS
16 3 (0.90%) MPLS
16 3 (0.90%) IP Telephony
17 2 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (31.34%) SQL Server
2 45 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (9.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (7.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (7.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (5.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (5.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.58%) MySQL
8 8 (2.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.19%) Data Mart
9 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.19%) DTS
9 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.60%) Big Data
12 1 (0.30%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (0.30%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 27 (8.06%) NUnit
2 26 (7.76%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (7.76%) Moq
3 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (9.55%) Finance
2 27 (8.06%) Games
3 19 (5.67%) Legal
4 10 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.69%) Banking
6 5 (1.49%) Marketing
6 5 (1.49%) Law
7 4 (1.19%) Electronics
7 4 (1.19%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 84 (25.07%) Consultant
2 65 (19.40%) Support Engineer
3 58 (17.31%) Microsoft Consultant
4 53 (15.82%) Developer
5 44 (13.13%) Technical Consultant
6 40 (11.94%) IT Support
7 36 (10.75%) Administrator
7 36 (10.75%) IT Support Engineer
8 31 (9.25%) DBA
8 31 (9.25%) .NET Developer
9 30 (8.96%) Junior
10 29 (8.66%) SQL DBA
11 26 (7.76%) Junior .NET Developer
11 26 (7.76%) Junior Developer
11 26 (7.76%) Graduate
12 22 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
13 18 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support
14 15 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 15 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.01%) .NET
2 39 (11.64%) ASP.NET
3 36 (10.75%) .NET Framework
4 27 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (7.76%) NHibernate
5 26 (7.76%) LINQ
6 7 (2.09%) HTML
7 6 (1.79%) ADO.NET
7 6 (1.79%) CSS
8 4 (1.19%) Ajax
8 4 (1.19%) WCF
9 3 (0.90%) SAML
10 2 (0.60%) WinForms
10 2 (0.60%) WAP
10 2 (0.60%) jQuery
11 1 (0.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (0.30%) MDX
11 1 (0.30%) HTML5
11 1 (0.30%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (8.66%) Blackberry
3 18 (5.37%) iPhone
4 11 (3.28%) Replication
5 10 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.39%) Clustering
7 6 (1.79%) Statistics
8 5 (1.49%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.49%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.90%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.60%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.60%) CMDB
10 2 (0.60%) New Media
11 1 (0.30%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 243 (72.54%) Windows
2 150 (44.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 111 (33.13%) Windows 7
4 79 (23.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 69 (20.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 50 (14.93%) Windows 8
7 35 (10.45%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.09%) Linux
9 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.60%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.30%) CentOS
10 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.30%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.52%) Migration
2 45 (13.43%) ITIL
3 36 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (9.25%) PRINCE2
5 28 (8.36%) Web Application Development
6 27 (8.06%) Service Delivery
6 27 (8.06%) MVC
6 27 (8.06%) Scrum
7 26 (7.76%) TDD
7 26 (7.76%) Kanban
7 26 (7.76%) BDD
7 26 (7.76%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (6.27%) Mentoring
10 18 (5.37%) Software Testing
10 18 (5.37%) Project Management
10 18 (5.37%) Database Security
11 14 (4.18%) Performance Monitoring
12 13 (3.88%) CRM
13 11 (3.28%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (23.28%) SQL
2 48 (14.33%) C#
3 32 (9.55%) T-SQL
4 17 (5.07%) VB.NET
5 8 (2.39%) C
6 6 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.19%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.30%) Java
8 1 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 335 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 209 (62.39%) MCSE
3 186 (55.52%) MCITP
4 124 (37.01%) MCP
5 97 (28.96%) MCSA
6 67 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (19.70%) CCNA
8 48 (14.33%) Degree
9 31 (9.25%) MCAD
9 31 (9.25%) MCSD
10 21 (6.27%) CCNP
10 21 (6.27%) Security Cleared
11 20 (5.97%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (5.97%) MCDBA
12 19 (5.67%) CCA
13 18 (5.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (5.37%) SC Cleared
14 17 (5.07%) CCEE
14 17 (5.07%) CCIA
15 10 (2.99%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.76%) SLA
2 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 157 (46.87%) Active Directory
2 63 (18.81%) Hyper-V
3 61 (18.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (1.49%) UAG
4 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (1.49%) ISA Server
5 4 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.90%) vSphere
6 3 (0.90%) XenApp
7 1 (0.30%) XenServer
7 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 47 (14.03%) SCCM
2 40 (11.94%) SCOM
3 17 (5.07%) SCVMM
4 14 (4.18%) Backup Exec
4 14 (4.18%) SCOrch
5 10 (2.99%) WSUS
6 5 (1.49%) SCSM
6 5 (1.49%) SCDPM
7 4 (1.19%) Casper Suite
8 3 (0.90%) MIIS
9 2 (0.60%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.60%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.30%) Nagios
10 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 248 (74.03%) Microsoft
2 89 (26.57%) VMware
3 68 (20.30%) Cisco
4 36 (10.75%) Citrix
5 33 (9.85%) Apple
6 22 (6.57%) Oracle
7 20 (5.97%) Juniper
8 11 (3.28%) Symantec
9 8 (2.39%) Sybase
10 7 (2.09%) Remedy
11 6 (1.79%) McAfee
12 4 (1.19%) NetApp
13 3 (0.90%) Informatica
13 3 (0.90%) Avaya
13 3 (0.90%) HP
13 3 (0.90%) Meridio
13 3 (0.90%) AppSense
14 2 (0.60%) CheckPoint
14 2 (0.60%) Adobe
15 1 (0.30%) LANDesk
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Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits pension,healthcare,season ticket l
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + health + pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NAK Consulting
Salary: DOE + Bonus (10%) + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
TRG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
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London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
TRG
Salary: 35000-40000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Queen Mary University of London
Salary: £35,319 - £41,553 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
East London
RM Education
Salary: £48000 - £52000 per annum + 5% bonus
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Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
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