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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / London
Rank 535 538 487
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -51
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 35 108 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 1.02% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 32 98 166
Median salary £33,196 £40,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.03% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,050 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,700 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%

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
7987 10553 10638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 23.88% 26.43% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6435 8710 8669
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +11 5 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Croydon - 1 £21,000 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (55.45%) Microsoft
3 52 (51.49%) Windows
4 49 (48.51%) SQL Server
5 48 (47.52%) C#
5 48 (47.52%) Degree
6 42 (41.58%) .NET
7 41 (40.59%) MCP
8 38 (37.62%) MCITP
9 36 (35.64%) MVC
10 34 (33.66%) MCSE
10 34 (33.66%) SQL Server 2014
11 33 (32.67%) Web Application Development
11 33 (32.67%) Active Directory
11 33 (32.67%) MS Excel
12 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (30.69%) ASP.NET
13 31 (30.69%) SQL
13 31 (30.69%) Windows Server
14 30 (29.70%) MS Exchange
14 30 (29.70%) VMware
14 30 (29.70%) .NET Framework
15 29 (28.71%) MCSD
16 28 (27.72%) MCAD
16 28 (27.72%) Scrum
17 27 (26.73%) TDD
17 27 (26.73%) NUnit
17 27 (26.73%) NHibernate
17 27 (26.73%) LINQ
17 27 (26.73%) Kanban

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 30 (29.70%) MS Exchange
2 21 (20.79%) SharePoint
3 16 (15.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (13.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (13.86%) IIS
5 10 (9.90%) Apache
5 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (9.90%) Skype for Business
6 9 (8.91%) Apache Spark
7 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (4.95%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.99%) CMS
10 1 (0.99%) lighttpd
10 1 (0.99%) OpenStack
Applications
1 33 (32.67%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.88%) MS Office
3 4 (3.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.79%) Office 365
2 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.98%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.86%) DNS
2 12 (11.88%) DHCP
3 10 (9.90%) Internet
4 9 (8.91%) Firewall
4 9 (8.91%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.92%) LAN
5 8 (7.92%) VPN
5 8 (7.92%) WAN
6 4 (3.96%) SAN
7 3 (2.97%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.98%) VLAN
8 2 (1.98%) VoIP
9 1 (0.99%) Extranet
9 1 (0.99%) HTTP
9 1 (0.99%) NAS
9 1 (0.99%) Network Security
9 1 (0.99%) Skype
9 1 (0.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (48.51%) SQL Server
2 34 (33.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 12 (11.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (10.89%) Big Data
4 11 (10.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (7.92%) Data Mart
5 8 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (7.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (7.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.98%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.98%) Essbase
7 2 (1.98%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.98%) HBase
7 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.98%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.98%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.98%) Power BI
7 2 (1.98%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (26.73%) Moq
1 27 (26.73%) NUnit
1 27 (26.73%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (5.94%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.94%) WiX
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.99%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (26.73%) Games
2 15 (14.85%) Finance
3 2 (1.98%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Advertising
4 1 (0.99%) Law
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (46.53%) Developer
2 28 (27.72%) .NET Developer
2 28 (27.72%) Graduate
3 27 (26.73%) Games Developer
3 27 (26.73%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 27 (26.73%) Graduate Developer
3 27 (26.73%) Graduate Games Developer
3 27 (26.73%) Junior
3 27 (26.73%) Junior .NET Developer
3 27 (26.73%) Junior Developer
3 27 (26.73%) Junior Games Developer
4 17 (16.83%) Analyst
5 14 (13.86%) IT Support
6 13 (12.87%) Support Engineer
7 10 (9.90%) IT Analyst
7 10 (9.90%) SQL Developer
8 9 (8.91%) IT Engineer
8 9 (8.91%) IT Support Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) IT Support Engineer
8 9 (8.91%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (41.58%) .NET
2 31 (30.69%) ASP.NET
3 30 (29.70%) .NET Framework
4 27 (26.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 27 (26.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 27 (26.73%) LINQ
4 27 (26.73%) NHibernate
5 10 (9.90%) HTML
6 9 (8.91%) Ajax
6 9 (8.91%) REST
7 7 (6.93%) WCF
8 2 (1.98%) Web Services
8 2 (1.98%) WinForms
9 1 (0.99%) MDX
9 1 (0.99%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.82%) Computer Science
2 10 (9.90%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.90%) Mathematics
2 10 (9.90%) Statistics
3 9 (8.91%) Applied Mathematics
4 7 (6.93%) Blackberry
5 6 (5.94%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.98%) Clustering
7 1 (0.99%) Fintech
7 1 (0.99%) iPhone
7 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.99%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.99%) Replication
7 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (51.49%) Windows
2 31 (30.69%) Windows Server
3 14 (13.86%) Windows 7
3 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.95%) Linux
5 5 (4.95%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.98%) CentOS
8 1 (0.99%) Android
8 1 (0.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (35.64%) MVC
2 33 (32.67%) Web Application Development
3 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (27.72%) Scrum
5 27 (26.73%) BDD
5 27 (26.73%) Kanban
5 27 (26.73%) TDD
6 17 (16.83%) ITIL
7 11 (10.89%) CRM
8 9 (8.91%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (8.91%) Ethical Hacking
9 8 (7.92%) Inmon Methodology
9 8 (7.92%) Service Management
10 7 (6.93%) ETL
11 6 (5.94%) Migration
11 6 (5.94%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (5.94%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (4.95%) Corporate Information Factory
12 5 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (4.95%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (47.52%) C#
2 31 (30.69%) SQL
3 22 (21.78%) PowerShell
4 11 (10.89%) R
5 10 (9.90%) T-SQL
6 9 (8.91%) PHP
7 3 (2.97%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.98%) C
8 2 (1.98%) Python
9 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.99%) Perl
9 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 101 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (47.52%) Degree
3 41 (40.59%) MCP
4 38 (37.62%) MCITP
5 34 (33.66%) MCSE
6 29 (28.71%) MCSD
7 28 (27.72%) MCAD
8 20 (19.80%) MCSA
9 12 (11.88%) CCNA
9 12 (11.88%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (8.91%) PhD
11 7 (6.93%) MOS
11 7 (6.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (4.95%) A+ Certification
13 3 (2.97%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (1.98%) MCDST
15 1 (0.99%) CCAA
15 1 (0.99%) CCNP
15 1 (0.99%) Linux+ Certification
15 1 (0.99%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.89%) SLA
2 6 (5.94%) QA
3 2 (1.98%) COBIT
System Software
1 33 (32.67%) Active Directory
2 26 (25.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.93%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.95%) vSphere
5 4 (3.96%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.96%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.97%) Firmware
6 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.98%) XenApp
8 1 (0.99%) Docker
8 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) SCCM
2 8 (7.92%) WSUS
3 7 (6.93%) SCOM
4 6 (5.94%) Backup Exec
5 5 (4.95%) CA Spectrum
5 5 (4.95%) Nagios
5 5 (4.95%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.99%) vMotion
Vendors
1 56 (55.45%) Microsoft
2 30 (29.70%) VMware
3 16 (15.84%) Citrix
4 12 (11.88%) Cisco
5 5 (4.95%) BT
5 5 (4.95%) CA
5 5 (4.95%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.95%) Intel Security
6 4 (3.96%) HP
6 4 (3.96%) SolarWinds
6 4 (3.96%) Symantec
7 3 (2.97%) Nintex
7 3 (2.97%) RedGate
7 3 (2.97%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.97%) SonicWALL
7 3 (2.97%) Veeam
8 2 (1.98%) EMC
8 2 (1.98%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.98%) Juniper
8 2 (1.98%) Tableau
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