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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 360 198 128
Rank change year-on-year
-162 -70
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 75 241 478
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 1.21% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 3.83% 6.54%
Number of salaries quoted 72 225 466
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £52,250
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 South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6749 6289 7310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.54% 31.59% 33.30%
Number of salaries quoted 5192 4917 6220
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 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
Hampshire +7 44 £38,500 +13.23% 1
Berkshire -60 18 £30,500 -12.85% 2
Surrey -36 8 £34,000 -22.28% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £31,625 -20.93% 1
Middlesex +8 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Kent -61 1 £57,500 +35.29% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 164 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (79.88%) Windows
3 125 (76.22%) Microsoft
4 106 (64.63%) MCITP
5 96 (58.54%) MS Excel
5 96 (58.54%) MCSE
6 72 (43.90%) MS Exchange
7 67 (40.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (40.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 62 (37.80%) VMware
9 61 (37.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 60 (36.59%) MCSA
10 60 (36.59%) MCP
10 60 (36.59%) MS Office
11 59 (35.98%) Active Directory
11 59 (35.98%) Windows 7
12 55 (33.54%) ITIL
13 54 (32.93%) Lync
14 51 (31.10%) Exchange Server 2007
15 49 (29.88%) SQL Server
16 46 (28.05%) LAN
16 46 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
17 45 (27.44%) WAN
18 40 (24.39%) Cisco
19 38 (23.17%) TCP/IP
20 34 (20.73%) Windows XP
21 32 (19.51%) Windows 8
22 29 (17.68%) HP
23 28 (17.07%) SCOM
24 26 (15.85%) Citrix

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 72 (43.90%) MS Exchange
2 61 (37.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (32.93%) Lync
4 51 (31.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (12.80%) SharePoint
7 10 (6.10%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (4.27%) IIS
9 7 (4.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (3.66%) Documentum
10 6 (3.66%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (2.44%) IBM Notes
11 4 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 96 (58.54%) MS Excel
2 60 (36.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (14.63%) Office 365
2 19 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (28.05%) LAN
2 45 (27.44%) WAN
3 38 (23.17%) TCP/IP
4 25 (15.24%) SAN
5 20 (12.20%) VPN
6 19 (11.59%) DNS
6 19 (11.59%) DHCP
7 17 (10.37%) VoIP
8 13 (7.93%) Wireless
9 9 (5.49%) Firewall
10 8 (4.88%) WAAS
10 8 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (4.27%) Unified Communications
12 4 (2.44%) RTP
12 4 (2.44%) ISDN
13 3 (1.83%) Internet
14 2 (1.22%) PBX
14 2 (1.22%) NetScaler
15 1 (0.61%) Network Security
15 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (29.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.66%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.44%) OLTP
6 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.22%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.22%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.61%) QlikView
8 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.61%) MSTest
2 1 (0.61%) NUnit
2 1 (0.61%) MSI
General
1 7 (4.27%) Finance
2 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (35.37%) Support Engineer
2 28 (17.07%) Analyst
3 21 (12.80%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (12.80%) Service Analyst
4 20 (12.20%) Consultant
5 18 (10.98%) Architect
5 18 (10.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (9.76%) IT Support
8 15 (9.15%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (8.54%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 13 (7.93%) Support Analyst
11 12 (7.32%) Technical Services Analyst
11 12 (7.32%) Technical Analyst
11 12 (7.32%) IT Support Engineer
12 11 (6.71%) Administrator
13 9 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (4.88%) Virtualisation Architect
14 8 (4.88%) Storage Architect
14 8 (4.88%) Storage Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.76%) .NET
2 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET
2 10 (6.10%) XML
3 9 (5.49%) .NET Framework
3 9 (5.49%) HTML
4 6 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (3.05%) jQuery
6 3 (1.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (1.83%) JSON
6 3 (1.83%) Application Packaging
6 3 (1.83%) XSLT
6 3 (1.83%) CSS
6 3 (1.83%) ADO.NET
7 2 (1.22%) Ajax
7 2 (1.22%) HTML5
7 2 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.61%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.59%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.88%) Celerra
3 8 (4.88%) CLARiiON
4 7 (4.27%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.44%) Clustering
6 2 (1.22%) NHS
7 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.61%) Replication
7 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 131 (79.88%) Windows
2 67 (40.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 67 (40.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 59 (35.98%) Windows 7
4 34 (20.73%) Windows XP
5 32 (19.51%) Windows 8
6 18 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.44%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.22%) Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (33.54%) ITIL
2 24 (14.63%) CRM
3 23 (14.02%) Mentoring
4 18 (10.98%) Service Delivery
5 15 (9.15%) Migration
6 9 (5.49%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (4.88%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.27%) Document Management
9 6 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.66%) MVC
9 6 (3.66%) Workflow
9 6 (3.66%) Data Analysis
9 6 (3.66%) Information Management
10 5 (3.05%) Coaching
11 4 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (1.83%) Software Deployment
12 3 (1.83%) Business Intelligence
13 2 (1.22%) Project Management
13 2 (1.22%) OO
13 2 (1.22%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.76%) C#
2 15 (9.15%) SQL
3 7 (4.27%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.66%) Java
4 6 (3.66%) C++
4 6 (3.66%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.05%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.83%) VBScript
6 3 (1.83%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.22%) Perl
8 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 164 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (64.63%) MCITP
3 96 (58.54%) MCSE
4 60 (36.59%) MCSA
4 60 (36.59%) MCP
5 23 (14.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (12.20%) CCNA
7 19 (11.59%) MCDST
8 18 (10.98%) Security Cleared
9 17 (10.37%) SC Cleared
10 15 (9.15%) DV Cleared
10 15 (9.15%) CCA
10 15 (9.15%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (8.54%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (5.49%) CCIA
12 9 (5.49%) VCAP
12 9 (5.49%) VTSP
12 9 (5.49%) NCDA
12 9 (5.49%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 59 (35.98%) Active Directory
2 46 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (12.20%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.54%) XenDesktop
4 14 (8.54%) vSphere
5 8 (4.88%) vCloud
6 6 (3.66%) XenApp
7 3 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 28 (17.07%) SCOM
2 6 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (3.66%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.05%) Windows Intune
3 5 (3.05%) SCCM
4 2 (1.22%) WSUS
4 2 (1.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 125 (76.22%) Microsoft
2 62 (37.80%) VMware
3 40 (24.39%) Cisco
4 29 (17.68%) HP
5 26 (15.85%) Citrix
6 25 (15.24%) LANDesk
7 24 (14.63%) Remedy
8 21 (12.80%) EMC
9 17 (10.37%) Juniper
10 16 (9.76%) Avaya
11 14 (8.54%) NetApp
11 14 (8.54%) Symantec
12 13 (7.93%) Veeam
13 12 (7.32%) Apple
13 12 (7.32%) Meru Networks
14 11 (6.71%) Oracle
15 8 (4.88%) 3PAR
16 7 (4.27%) Dell
17 6 (3.66%) McAfee
17 6 (3.66%) Open Text
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