The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 370 188 135
Rank change year-on-year
-182 -53
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 76 303 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 1.37% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 4.34% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 57 290 432
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,400 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7307 6979 7584
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.11% 31.67% 34.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5508 5522 6499
Average salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCTS
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the South East region.

MCTS Salary Trend in the South East

MCTS
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the South East region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the South East

MCTS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 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
Hampshire -24 26 £27,500 -19.11% 4
Berkshire -29 21 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Surrey -19 11 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire -30 11 £33,000 -17.50%
West Sussex -13 3 £28,500 -18.57%
Buckinghamshire -16 2 £55,000 +69.23% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 222 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 159 (71.62%) Windows
3 155 (69.82%) Microsoft
4 140 (63.06%) MCITP
5 136 (61.26%) MS Excel
6 135 (60.81%) MCSE
7 113 (50.90%) VMware
8 107 (48.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 93 (41.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 91 (40.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 90 (40.54%) MCSA
12 87 (39.19%) MS Exchange
13 78 (35.14%) Citrix
14 69 (31.08%) HP
15 68 (30.63%) SAN
15 68 (30.63%) Exchange Server 2010
16 65 (29.28%) Active Directory
16 65 (29.28%) Exchange Server 2007
17 62 (27.93%) EMC
18 60 (27.03%) MCP
19 58 (26.13%) SQL Server
20 52 (23.42%) MS Office
20 52 (23.42%) Veeam
21 51 (22.97%) Mentoring
22 50 (22.52%) Windows 7
23 49 (22.07%) DHCP
23 49 (22.07%) DNS
24 45 (20.27%) Juniper
24 45 (20.27%) Wireless
24 45 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 87 (39.19%) MS Exchange
2 68 (30.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 65 (29.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 43 (19.37%) Lync
5 31 (13.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (12.61%) SharePoint
7 16 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (4.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (4.05%) IIS
10 6 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 136 (61.26%) MS Excel
2 52 (23.42%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 45 (20.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (11.26%) Office 365
3 4 (1.80%) IaaS
3 4 (1.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (30.63%) SAN
2 49 (22.07%) DHCP
2 49 (22.07%) DNS
3 45 (20.27%) Wireless
4 22 (9.91%) LAN
5 20 (9.01%) VPN
6 19 (8.56%) TCP/IP
7 17 (7.66%) WAN
8 12 (5.41%) WAAS
8 12 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (4.50%) Firewall
10 7 (3.15%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.70%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.80%) Internet
12 4 (1.80%) PBX
12 4 (1.80%) VoIP
13 3 (1.35%) IP Telephony
14 2 (0.90%) NAS
15 1 (0.45%) VLAN
15 1 (0.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (26.13%) SQL Server
2 24 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (7.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (3.60%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.80%) Big Data
9 4 (1.80%) Text Mining
9 4 (1.80%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.80%) OLTP
10 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.45%) ROLAP
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.45%) MOLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.80%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.80%) Subversion
2 4 (1.80%) JIRA
2 4 (1.80%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.45%) NUnit
3 1 (0.45%) MSTest
General
1 9 (4.05%) Finance
2 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.45%) Games
2 1 (0.45%) Retail
2 1 (0.45%) Marketing
2 1 (0.45%) Back Office
2 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (39.64%) Support Engineer
2 40 (18.02%) Analyst
3 35 (15.77%) Consultant
4 28 (12.61%) 2nd Line Support
4 28 (12.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (12.16%) Developer
6 26 (11.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 25 (11.26%) Service Analyst
7 25 (11.26%) Service Desk Analyst
8 24 (10.81%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 22 (9.91%) Architect
10 21 (9.46%) IT Support
11 20 (9.01%) Support Analyst
12 18 (8.11%) .NET Developer
13 17 (7.66%) ASP.NET Developer
14 15 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
14 15 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
15 12 (5.41%) C# Developer
15 12 (5.41%) Administrator
15 12 (5.41%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.26%) .NET
2 23 (10.36%) ASP.NET
3 19 (8.56%) HTML
4 15 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (4.50%) XML
6 8 (3.60%) .NET Framework
6 8 (3.60%) jQuery
7 5 (2.25%) WCF
7 5 (2.25%) Application Packaging
8 4 (1.80%) Lucene
8 4 (1.80%) Ajax
8 4 (1.80%) CSS
8 4 (1.80%) WPF
8 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (1.35%) JSON
10 2 (0.90%) HTML5
11 1 (0.45%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (0.45%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.31%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.41%) CLARiiON
2 12 (5.41%) Celerra
3 8 (3.60%) Clustering
4 7 (3.15%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.70%) Visualisation
6 5 (2.25%) EqualLogic
6 5 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.80%) NHS
7 4 (1.80%) Social Media
7 4 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.35%) HP StorageWorks
8 3 (1.35%) Replication
9 2 (0.90%) User Experience
10 1 (0.45%) LIMS
10 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 159 (71.62%) Windows
2 107 (48.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 91 (40.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (22.52%) Windows 7
5 32 (14.41%) Windows 8
6 29 (13.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (10.81%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.80%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.35%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.97%) Mentoring
2 42 (18.92%) ITIL
3 17 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (7.21%) MVC
4 16 (7.21%) Coaching
5 14 (6.31%) CRM
6 13 (5.86%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (5.41%) Migration
8 11 (4.95%) Web Development
8 11 (4.95%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.95%) People Management
9 9 (4.05%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (3.60%) Project Management
10 8 (3.60%) ETL
11 7 (3.15%) OO
11 7 (3.15%) Kimball Methodology
12 6 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (2.70%) Data Analysis
13 5 (2.25%) Problem Management
13 5 (2.25%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 39 (17.57%) SQL
2 27 (12.16%) C#
3 14 (6.31%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.86%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.25%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.35%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.35%) VBScript
7 2 (0.90%) Perl
7 2 (0.90%) C++
7 2 (0.90%) Java
7 2 (0.90%) XPath
8 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 222 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 140 (63.06%) MCITP
3 135 (60.81%) MCSE
4 90 (40.54%) MCSA
5 60 (27.03%) MCP
6 38 (17.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 25 (11.26%) CCA
7 25 (11.26%) Citrix Certification
8 22 (9.91%) VCAP
9 20 (9.01%) NCDA
9 20 (9.01%) NCIE
10 17 (7.66%) VTSP
10 17 (7.66%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (6.76%) Degree
12 14 (6.31%) CCIA
12 14 (6.31%) CCEA
13 12 (5.41%) Security Cleared
14 11 (4.95%) SC Cleared
14 11 (4.95%) CCNA
15 10 (4.50%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.25%) SLA
1 5 (2.25%) QA
2 4 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.90%) BS7799
3 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.45%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 93 (41.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (29.28%) Active Directory
3 37 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 32 (14.41%) XenDesktop
5 29 (13.06%) vSphere
6 18 (8.11%) XenApp
7 12 (5.41%) vCloud
8 10 (4.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (4.05%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (3.60%) XenServer
11 5 (2.25%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.45%) UAG
13 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 35 (15.77%) Backup Exec
2 29 (13.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 18 (8.11%) SCOM
4 7 (3.15%) WSUS
4 7 (3.15%) SCCM
5 5 (2.25%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.25%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.90%) SCSM
7 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 155 (69.82%) Microsoft
2 113 (50.90%) VMware
3 78 (35.14%) Citrix
4 69 (31.08%) HP
5 62 (27.93%) EMC
6 52 (23.42%) Veeam
7 45 (20.27%) Juniper
8 44 (19.82%) Apple
8 44 (19.82%) Meru Networks
9 42 (18.92%) Symantec
10 31 (13.96%) Cisco
11 26 (11.71%) NetApp
12 17 (7.66%) Dell
13 12 (5.41%) 3PAR
14 10 (4.50%) LANDesk
14 10 (4.50%) Remedy
15 9 (4.05%) Avaya
16 5 (2.25%) McAfee
16 5 (2.25%) PlateSpin
16 5 (2.25%) Kaspersky
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Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
IT Human Resources
Salary: £50000 - £56000 per annum + on call + bonus + training + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
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Salary: From £12,000 to £15,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago