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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 371 248 159
Rank change year-on-year
-123 -89
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 68 184 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.89% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 2.83% 5.08%
Number of salaries quoted 63 168 350
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 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
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
6982 6496 6985
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 34.97% 31.55% 33.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5452 4990 5690
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +23 35 £35,500 +29.09% 5
Berkshire -59 19 £43,000 +22.85% 3
Surrey -22 8 £34,000 -24.44% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 3 £29,500 -37.89% 1
Middlesex +7 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Kent -40 1 £57,500 +27.77%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 132 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (80.30%) Windows
3 100 (75.76%) Microsoft
4 72 (54.55%) MS Excel
5 71 (53.79%) MCITP
6 69 (52.27%) MCSE
7 50 (37.88%) ITIL
8 49 (37.12%) MS Exchange
9 48 (36.36%) Active Directory
9 48 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (35.61%) SQL Server
11 44 (33.33%) Windows 7
11 44 (33.33%) Lync
12 43 (32.58%) MCP
13 40 (30.30%) Exchange Server 2010
14 38 (28.79%) MS Office
14 38 (28.79%) MCSA
15 37 (28.03%) LAN
16 36 (27.27%) WAN
16 36 (27.27%) Cisco
16 36 (27.27%) VMware
17 33 (25.00%) TCP/IP
18 30 (22.73%) Windows 8
19 27 (20.45%) Windows XP
19 27 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2007
19 27 (20.45%) SCOM
20 24 (18.18%) CRM
21 23 (17.42%) Remedy

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 49 (37.12%) MS Exchange
2 44 (33.33%) Lync
3 40 (30.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (15.15%) SharePoint
6 14 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (5.30%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (5.30%) IIS
8 6 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (4.55%) Documentum
9 5 (3.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (3.03%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 72 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 38 (28.79%) MS Office
3 3 (2.27%) Mingle
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.12%) Office 365
2 13 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (28.03%) LAN
2 36 (27.27%) WAN
3 33 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 17 (12.88%) VoIP
5 16 (12.12%) DHCP
5 16 (12.12%) DNS
5 16 (12.12%) SAN
6 9 (6.82%) VPN
7 7 (5.30%) Firewall
7 7 (5.30%) Wireless
8 5 (3.79%) Unified Communications
9 4 (3.03%) RTP
9 4 (3.03%) Internet
9 4 (3.03%) ISDN
10 3 (2.27%) WAAS
10 3 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.52%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.52%) PBX
12 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (35.61%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.03%) OLTP
6 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.27%) RavenDB
7 3 (2.27%) Neo4j
7 3 (2.27%) MySQL
7 3 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.52%) QlikView
8 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.52%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.52%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.03%) MSTest
3 4 (3.03%) NUnit
4 3 (2.27%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.76%) MSI
General
1 6 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 6 (4.55%) Finance
2 3 (2.27%) Retail
3 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (34.09%) Support Engineer
2 16 (12.12%) Consultant
3 15 (11.36%) Architect
4 14 (10.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (9.85%) IT Support Engineer
5 13 (9.85%) IT Support
6 12 (9.09%) Analyst
6 12 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.82%) Service Analyst
7 9 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
8 8 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 8 (6.06%) Technical Services Analyst
9 7 (5.30%) Administrator
10 6 (4.55%) Technical Support
10 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Consultant
10 6 (4.55%) Integration Specialist
11 5 (3.79%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.91%) .NET
2 15 (11.36%) ASP.NET
3 14 (10.61%) HTML
4 12 (9.09%) XML
4 12 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 11 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (8.33%) CSS
6 8 (6.06%) jQuery
6 8 (6.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (4.55%) JSON
8 5 (3.79%) HTML5
8 5 (3.79%) ADO.NET
8 5 (3.79%) XSLT
9 3 (2.27%) Ajax
9 3 (2.27%) Web Services
9 3 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.27%) RESTful
9 3 (2.27%) Application Packaging
9 3 (2.27%) WCF
9 3 (2.27%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.64%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.03%) Clustering
5 3 (2.27%) Celerra
5 3 (2.27%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.52%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 106 (80.30%) Windows
2 48 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 48 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 44 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 30 (22.73%) Windows 8
5 27 (20.45%) Windows XP
6 9 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.55%) Linux
8 4 (3.03%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.27%) CentOS
10 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (37.88%) ITIL
2 24 (18.18%) CRM
3 19 (14.39%) Mentoring
4 15 (11.36%) Migration
5 12 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 10 (7.58%) PRINCE2
7 8 (6.06%) MVC
8 6 (4.55%) Workflow
8 6 (4.55%) Information Management
8 6 (4.55%) Document Management
8 6 (4.55%) Data Analysis
8 6 (4.55%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (3.03%) Coaching
9 4 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.27%) OOP
10 3 (2.27%) TDD
10 3 (2.27%) Unit Testing
10 3 (2.27%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.91%) C#
1 21 (15.91%) SQL
2 11 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.82%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.55%) C++
4 6 (4.55%) Java
4 6 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.03%) VBScript
6 3 (2.27%) JAQL
6 3 (2.27%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.52%) VB
7 2 (1.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 132 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (53.79%) MCITP
3 69 (52.27%) MCSE
4 43 (32.58%) MCP
5 38 (28.79%) MCSA
6 13 (9.85%) CCNA
6 13 (9.85%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (9.85%) MCDST
7 12 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 11 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 11 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (7.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (7.58%) CCA
9 10 (7.58%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (6.82%) DV Cleared
11 8 (6.06%) MCPD
12 7 (5.30%) Degree
13 5 (3.79%) MCSD
13 5 (3.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (3.03%) CNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.61%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 27 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.82%) XenDesktop
4 9 (6.82%) vSphere
5 6 (4.55%) XenApp
6 3 (2.27%) vCloud
7 2 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 27 (20.45%) SCOM
2 7 (5.30%) SCCM
3 5 (3.79%) Windows Intune
3 5 (3.79%) WSUS
4 3 (2.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.27%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.52%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 100 (75.76%) Microsoft
2 36 (27.27%) Cisco
2 36 (27.27%) VMware
3 23 (17.42%) Remedy
4 22 (16.67%) LANDesk
5 20 (15.15%) HP
6 16 (12.12%) Citrix
7 15 (11.36%) Avaya
8 11 (8.33%) Juniper
9 10 (7.58%) EMC
9 10 (7.58%) Oracle
10 8 (6.06%) NetApp
11 7 (5.30%) Symantec
12 6 (4.55%) Open Text
12 6 (4.55%) Apple
12 6 (4.55%) Veeam
12 6 (4.55%) Meru Networks
13 4 (3.03%) ProCurve
13 4 (3.03%) Lotus
13 4 (3.03%) BMC
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