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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 362 301 179
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -122
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 81 144 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.64% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 1.89% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 64 99 329
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,900 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £54,850 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,826 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.43% -
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
6524 7618 7203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.46% 33.64% 32.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5108 5857 5797
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +22 33 £26,000 -4.58% 2
Surrey +14 13 £43,750 - 4
Buckinghamshire -3 13 £23,000 -54.00% 2
Berkshire -22 13 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Oxfordshire -41 4 £34,250 +3.78%
Kent +5 3 £19,500 -60.00%
East Sussex +25 1 £60,000 +166.66%
West Sussex +5 1 £54,500 +98.18% 2
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (90.97%) Microsoft
3 123 (85.42%) Windows
4 100 (69.44%) MCITP
5 92 (63.89%) Active Directory
6 82 (56.94%) MCSE
7 76 (52.78%) MS Excel
8 71 (49.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 62 (43.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (42.36%) MS Exchange
11 59 (40.97%) MCP
12 57 (39.58%) LAN
13 53 (36.81%) ITIL
14 51 (35.42%) Exchange Server 2010
15 46 (31.94%) MS Office
16 44 (30.56%) WAN
17 41 (28.47%) VMware
18 40 (27.78%) Hyper-V
19 39 (27.08%) Lync
19 39 (27.08%) Exchange Server 2013
20 37 (25.69%) Windows 7
21 34 (23.61%) Exchange Server 2007
22 33 (22.92%) SQL Server
23 32 (22.22%) Windows XP
24 31 (21.53%) Firewall
25 29 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
26 28 (19.44%) SQL
26 28 (19.44%) Office 365
27 27 (18.75%) TCP/IP
27 27 (18.75%) DNS

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 61 (42.36%) MS Exchange
2 51 (35.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (27.08%) Lync
3 39 (27.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 34 (23.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 11 (7.64%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.39%) IIS
9 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.69%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 76 (52.78%) MS Excel
2 46 (31.94%) MS Office
3 3 (2.08%) Mingle
4 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (19.44%) Office 365
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 57 (39.58%) LAN
2 44 (30.56%) WAN
3 31 (21.53%) Firewall
4 27 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 27 (18.75%) DNS
5 25 (17.36%) DHCP
6 15 (10.42%) Unified Communications
7 13 (9.03%) VPN
8 12 (8.33%) VoIP
9 8 (5.56%) SAN
10 7 (4.86%) Wireshark
11 4 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (2.78%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (2.78%) WebEx
12 3 (2.08%) NAS
13 2 (1.39%) Network Security
13 2 (1.39%) Skype
14 1 (0.69%) Softswitch
14 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.17%) MySQL
4 5 (3.47%) OLTP
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.08%) RavenDB
5 3 (2.08%) Neo4j
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.69%) QlikView
7 1 (0.69%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.08%) NUnit
2 3 (2.08%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.08%) MSTest
2 3 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 34 (23.61%) Analyst
3 16 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 16 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (10.42%) Technical Services Analyst
4 15 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
4 15 (10.42%) Service Analyst
5 10 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (6.94%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.56%) DBA
7 8 (5.56%) Voice Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) SQL DBA
7 8 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Build Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Consultant
8 7 (4.86%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.86%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.42%) ASP.NET
1 15 (10.42%) .NET
2 14 (9.72%) HTML
3 12 (8.33%) CSS
3 12 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (7.64%) .NET Framework
5 10 (6.94%) jQuery
6 9 (6.25%) Entity Framework
7 7 (4.86%) HTML5
7 7 (4.86%) WCF
7 7 (4.86%) Ajax
8 6 (4.17%) JSON
8 6 (4.17%) LINQ
8 6 (4.17%) AngularJS
8 6 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (2.78%) Web Services
10 3 (2.08%) XML
10 3 (2.08%) RESTful
10 3 (2.08%) Silverlight
10 3 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.94%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.39%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.69%) iPad
4 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.69%) BYOD
4 1 (0.69%) NHS
4 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 123 (85.42%) Windows
2 71 (49.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 62 (43.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (25.69%) Windows 7
5 32 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 17 (11.81%) Windows 8
7 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.56%) Linux
9 4 (2.78%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.08%) CentOS
11 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.69%) Android
11 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (36.81%) ITIL
2 26 (18.06%) Migration
3 20 (13.89%) Service Management
4 10 (6.94%) Mentoring
5 9 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 9 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 9 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 9 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (5.56%) Project Management
6 8 (5.56%) Network Management
6 8 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (4.86%) MVC
7 7 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.86%) CRM
8 6 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.17%) Web Application Development
8 6 (4.17%) Coaching
9 4 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (2.78%) Unit Testing
10 3 (2.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.44%) SQL
2 14 (9.72%) C#
3 10 (6.94%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.17%) JAQL
6 5 (3.47%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.08%) VBScript
8 1 (0.69%) VB
8 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 144 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (69.44%) MCITP
3 82 (56.94%) MCSE
4 59 (40.97%) MCP
5 21 (14.58%) MCDST
5 21 (14.58%) Security Cleared
6 19 (13.19%) MCSA
7 16 (11.11%) CCNA
7 16 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (4.86%) Degree
10 4 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (2.78%) MCPD
10 4 (2.78%) CCA
10 4 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.78%) MCSD
11 3 (2.08%) A+ Certification
11 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.39%) HND
12 2 (1.39%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.19%) SLA
2 7 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.86%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 92 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 40 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 29 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (9.03%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (2.08%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.39%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.39%) vSphere
8 1 (0.69%) UAG
8 1 (0.69%) KVM
8 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (9.72%) SCOM
2 7 (4.86%) SCCM
3 5 (3.47%) WSUS
4 3 (2.08%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 2 (1.39%) WMI
5 2 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.39%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.69%) Opsview
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.69%) Nagios
6 1 (0.69%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 131 (90.97%) Microsoft
2 41 (28.47%) VMware
3 25 (17.36%) Cisco
4 11 (7.64%) Citrix
5 8 (5.56%) Avaya
5 8 (5.56%) SonicWALL
6 7 (4.86%) HP
6 7 (4.86%) Remedy
7 5 (3.47%) ServiceNow
7 5 (3.47%) Symantec
8 3 (2.08%) Altiris
9 2 (1.39%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.39%) AppSense
9 2 (1.39%) EMC
9 2 (1.39%) Apple
9 2 (1.39%) NetApp
9 2 (1.39%) Juniper
9 2 (1.39%) IBM
10 1 (0.69%) Adobe
10 1 (0.69%) BMC
Surrey
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Car allowance
Posted: 21 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £0 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hassocks, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Technology Means Business Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Technology Means Business Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 25 days ago