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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 392 286 200
Rank change year-on-year
-106 -86
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 62 172 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.72% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 2.20% 3.99%
Number of salaries quoted 50 150 294
Average salary £29,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £57,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-11.25% -
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
6721 7822 7498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.20% 32.66% 32.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5069 6138 5968
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 £27,400 £27,000 £27,000
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +24 25 £27,500 -3.50% 4
Berkshire -51 19 £65,000 +85.71% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 9 £29,500 -37.89% 1
Surrey -13 6 £49,750 +10.55% 1
Kent -15 1 £24,500 -45.55% 1
East Sussex - 1 £26,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 109 (84.50%) Microsoft
3 108 (83.72%) Windows
4 76 (58.91%) MCITP
5 73 (56.59%) MS Excel
6 66 (51.16%) MCSE
7 57 (44.19%) Active Directory
8 54 (41.86%) MS Exchange
8 54 (41.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (40.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 51 (39.53%) ITIL
11 50 (38.76%) Windows 7
12 49 (37.98%) Lync
13 47 (36.43%) MS Office
13 47 (36.43%) LAN
14 45 (34.88%) Exchange Server 2010
15 44 (34.11%) WAN
16 43 (33.33%) MCP
17 41 (31.78%) SQL Server
18 36 (27.91%) TCP/IP
18 36 (27.91%) Cisco
19 33 (25.58%) Windows 8
20 32 (24.81%) MCSA
21 30 (23.26%) Windows XP
22 26 (20.16%) CRM
22 26 (20.16%) Exchange Server 2007
23 25 (19.38%) SCOM
23 25 (19.38%) Remedy
24 23 (17.83%) VMware
25 22 (17.05%) Office 365

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 54 (41.86%) MS Exchange
2 49 (37.98%) Lync
3 45 (34.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (20.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (15.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (13.18%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.65%) Documentum
7 6 (4.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (3.88%) IIS
8 5 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (3.10%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.55%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.78%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 73 (56.59%) MS Excel
2 47 (36.43%) MS Office
3 3 (2.33%) Mingle
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.05%) Office 365
2 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (36.43%) LAN
2 44 (34.11%) WAN
3 36 (27.91%) TCP/IP
4 20 (15.50%) VoIP
5 11 (8.53%) DHCP
5 11 (8.53%) DNS
5 11 (8.53%) Firewall
6 10 (7.75%) SAN
6 10 (7.75%) VPN
7 6 (4.65%) Unified Communications
8 4 (3.10%) ISDN
8 4 (3.10%) RTP
9 3 (2.33%) NAS
9 3 (2.33%) Internet
10 2 (1.55%) PBX
11 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.78%) MPLS
11 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (31.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.65%) MySQL
5 5 (3.88%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.33%) RavenDB
6 3 (2.33%) Neo4j
7 2 (1.55%) OLTP
7 2 (1.55%) QlikView
8 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.78%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.20%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.10%) MSTest
3 4 (3.10%) NUnit
4 3 (2.33%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.78%) MSI
General
1 6 (4.65%) Telecoms
1 6 (4.65%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Retail
3 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (34.88%) Support Engineer
2 21 (16.28%) Analyst
3 17 (13.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (10.08%) Service Analyst
4 13 (10.08%) Technical Analyst
4 13 (10.08%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (10.08%) Technical Services Analyst
5 11 (8.53%) IT Support Engineer
5 11 (8.53%) IT Support
6 9 (6.98%) Consultant
6 9 (6.98%) Architect
6 9 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (5.43%) Support Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Integration Specialist
8 6 (4.65%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.65%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) .NET
2 16 (12.40%) ASP.NET
3 15 (11.63%) HTML
4 14 (10.85%) CSS
4 14 (10.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (9.30%) .NET Framework
6 11 (8.53%) jQuery
6 11 (8.53%) Entity Framework
7 8 (6.20%) JSON
7 8 (6.20%) XML
8 6 (4.65%) Ajax
8 6 (4.65%) WCF
8 6 (4.65%) HTML5
8 6 (4.65%) AngularJS
8 6 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 6 (4.65%) LINQ
9 5 (3.88%) XSLT
9 5 (3.88%) ADO.NET
10 3 (2.33%) Web Services
10 3 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.95%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 108 (83.72%) Windows
2 54 (41.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (40.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (38.76%) Windows 7
5 33 (25.58%) Windows 8
6 30 (23.26%) Windows XP
7 9 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.43%) Linux
9 4 (3.10%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (3.10%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.33%) CentOS
11 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (39.53%) ITIL
2 26 (20.16%) CRM
3 21 (16.28%) Migration
4 17 (13.18%) Mentoring
5 10 (7.75%) Service Delivery
5 10 (7.75%) PRINCE2
6 9 (6.98%) Software Engineering
7 8 (6.20%) MVC
8 6 (4.65%) Workflow
8 6 (4.65%) Information Management
8 6 (4.65%) Document Management
8 6 (4.65%) Coaching
8 6 (4.65%) Web Application Development
9 5 (3.88%) Data Analysis
9 5 (3.88%) Project Planning
9 5 (3.88%) Service Management
10 4 (3.10%) Project Management
10 4 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.33%) TDD
11 3 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.50%) C#
2 18 (13.95%) SQL
3 12 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.65%) JAQL
5 5 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.88%) C++
5 5 (3.88%) Java
6 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.33%) VBScript
7 2 (1.55%) VB
8 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 129 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (58.91%) MCITP
3 66 (51.16%) MCSE
4 43 (33.33%) MCP
5 32 (24.81%) MCSA
6 17 (13.18%) MCDST
7 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
8 13 (10.08%) CCNA
8 13 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (8.53%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (6.20%) SC Cleared
10 8 (6.20%) DV Cleared
11 7 (5.43%) Degree
12 6 (4.65%) MCPD
13 5 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (3.88%) CCA
13 5 (3.88%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (3.10%) MCSD
14 4 (3.10%) CNE
14 4 (3.10%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.55%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 57 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.85%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.20%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (3.10%) XenApp
5 4 (3.10%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.10%) vSphere
6 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 25 (19.38%) SCOM
2 7 (5.43%) SCCM
3 6 (4.65%) WSUS
4 4 (3.10%) Windows Intune
5 3 (2.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.78%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 109 (84.50%) Microsoft
2 36 (27.91%) Cisco
3 25 (19.38%) Remedy
4 23 (17.83%) VMware
5 22 (17.05%) LANDesk
6 17 (13.18%) Avaya
7 12 (9.30%) HP
8 10 (7.75%) Oracle
9 9 (6.98%) Citrix
10 6 (4.65%) OpenText
11 5 (3.88%) NetApp
11 5 (3.88%) ServiceNow
12 4 (3.10%) ProCurve
12 4 (3.10%) Lotus
12 4 (3.10%) Juniper
13 2 (1.55%) SAP
13 2 (1.55%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.55%) Jaspersoft
14 1 (0.78%) MobileIron
14 1 (0.78%) Apple
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