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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 383 186 129
Rank change year-on-year
-197 -57
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 55 296 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 1.40% 2.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 4.45% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 49 282 486
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £50,000 £50,000
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
7084 6659 7819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.88% 31.45% 33.98%
Number of salaries quoted 5347 5225 6733
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -28 27 £38,500 +13.23% 5
Berkshire -50 15 £30,500 -12.85% 2
Surrey -44 7 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £33,750 -10.00% 2
Oxfordshire -39 2 £33,000 -17.50% 1
Middlesex +6 1 £32,500 -13.33%
Kent -66 1 £57,500 +43.75%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 147 (76.56%) Microsoft
3 137 (71.35%) Windows
4 119 (61.98%) MCITP
5 115 (59.90%) MCSE
6 112 (58.33%) MS Excel
7 86 (44.79%) MS Exchange
7 86 (44.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 80 (41.67%) VMware
9 78 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 70 (36.46%) MCSA
11 69 (35.94%) Exchange Server 2010
12 63 (32.81%) VMware Infrastructure
13 62 (32.29%) Exchange Server 2007
14 60 (31.25%) Active Directory
15 57 (29.69%) SQL Server
15 57 (29.69%) MS Office
15 57 (29.69%) MCP
16 54 (28.13%) Windows 7
16 54 (28.13%) Lync
17 46 (23.96%) ITIL
18 43 (22.40%) Citrix
19 40 (20.83%) HP
20 39 (20.31%) SAN
21 37 (19.27%) Cisco
21 37 (19.27%) EMC
22 33 (17.19%) LAN
22 33 (17.19%) Mentoring
23 32 (16.67%) WAN
24 31 (16.15%) TCP/IP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 86 (44.79%) MS Exchange
2 69 (35.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (32.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 54 (28.13%) Lync
5 28 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (13.02%) SharePoint
7 15 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (5.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (4.69%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (4.69%) IIS
10 4 (2.08%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.56%) Documentum
11 3 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 112 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 57 (29.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (14.06%) Office 365
3 5 (2.60%) IaaS
4 2 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (20.31%) SAN
2 33 (17.19%) LAN
3 32 (16.67%) WAN
4 31 (16.15%) TCP/IP
5 30 (15.63%) DHCP
5 30 (15.63%) DNS
6 24 (12.50%) Wireless
7 21 (10.94%) VPN
8 12 (6.25%) VoIP
9 11 (5.73%) WAAS
9 11 (5.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (3.13%) Unified Communications
10 6 (3.13%) Firewall
11 4 (2.08%) RTP
11 4 (2.08%) Internet
11 4 (2.08%) ISDN
11 4 (2.08%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.04%) NAS
13 1 (0.52%) Network Security
13 1 (0.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (29.69%) SQL Server
2 24 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (7.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (5.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (3.13%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.08%) OLTP
10 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.04%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.04%) Big Data
10 2 (1.04%) Text Mining
11 1 (0.52%) MOLAP
11 1 (0.52%) ROLAP
11 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.04%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.04%) Subversion
2 2 (1.04%) JIRA
2 2 (1.04%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.52%) MSI
3 1 (0.52%) NUnit
3 1 (0.52%) MSTest
General
1 5 (2.60%) Telecoms
1 5 (2.60%) Finance
2 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.52%) Games
2 1 (0.52%) Retail
2 1 (0.52%) Marketing
2 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (34.90%) Support Engineer
2 30 (15.63%) Analyst
2 30 (15.63%) Consultant
3 22 (11.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (10.94%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (10.94%) Service Analyst
4 21 (10.94%) Service Desk Analyst
4 21 (10.94%) Developer
5 20 (10.42%) Architect
6 19 (9.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 17 (8.85%) Support Analyst
7 17 (8.85%) IT Support
8 15 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (7.29%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (6.25%) .NET Developer
10 12 (6.25%) Administrator
11 11 (5.73%) IT Support Engineer
11 11 (5.73%) ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (5.73%) Virtualisation Architect
11 11 (5.73%) Storage Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.98%) .NET
2 17 (8.85%) ASP.NET
3 14 (7.29%) HTML
4 11 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (4.69%) XML
6 8 (4.17%) .NET Framework
7 6 (3.13%) jQuery
8 5 (2.60%) Application Packaging
9 4 (2.08%) Ajax
9 4 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (1.56%) JSON
10 3 (1.56%) CSS
10 3 (1.56%) WCF
11 2 (1.04%) WPF
11 2 (1.04%) HTML5
11 2 (1.04%) Lucene
12 1 (0.52%) Razor View Engine
12 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 1 (0.52%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.77%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (5.73%) Celerra
2 11 (5.73%) Blackberry
2 11 (5.73%) CLARiiON
3 8 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.65%) Clustering
5 6 (3.13%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.08%) NHS
6 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.08%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.56%) Replication
8 2 (1.04%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.04%) Social Media
8 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.52%) LIMS
9 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.52%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 137 (71.35%) Windows
2 86 (44.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (40.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (28.13%) Windows 7
5 30 (15.63%) Windows 8
6 26 (13.54%) Windows XP
7 24 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.96%) ITIL
2 33 (17.19%) Mentoring
3 20 (10.42%) CRM
4 14 (7.29%) Migration
5 13 (6.77%) Service Delivery
6 11 (5.73%) MVC
6 11 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (5.21%) Coaching
8 9 (4.69%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (4.17%) ETL
10 7 (3.65%) Kimball Methodology
11 6 (3.13%) People Management
11 6 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (3.13%) Data Analysis
11 6 (3.13%) Web Development
12 5 (2.60%) Document Management
12 5 (2.60%) Project Management
12 5 (2.60%) OO
12 5 (2.60%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.06%) SQL
2 25 (13.02%) C#
3 13 (6.77%) T-SQL
4 10 (5.21%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.13%) C++
5 6 (3.13%) Java
6 4 (2.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.56%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.04%) XPath
8 2 (1.04%) Perl
8 2 (1.04%) VBScript
9 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 192 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (61.98%) MCITP
3 115 (59.90%) MCSE
4 70 (36.46%) MCSA
5 57 (29.69%) MCP
6 30 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (9.38%) VCAP
7 18 (9.38%) CCA
7 18 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
8 17 (8.85%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (8.33%) CCNA
9 16 (8.33%) VTSP
9 16 (8.33%) NCDA
9 16 (8.33%) NCIE
10 14 (7.29%) Security Cleared
11 13 (6.77%) CCIA
11 13 (6.77%) Degree
11 13 (6.77%) SC Cleared
11 13 (6.77%) CCEA
12 12 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.21%) SLA
2 5 (2.60%) QA
3 4 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.04%) BS7799
4 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 63 (32.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 28 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 20 (10.42%) XenDesktop
4 20 (10.42%) vSphere
5 11 (5.73%) vCloud
6 7 (3.65%) XenApp
7 6 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.04%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.04%) XenServer
9 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (13.54%) SCOM
2 16 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 13 (6.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.60%) SCCM
5 4 (2.08%) XenMobile
5 4 (2.08%) Windows Intune
6 3 (1.56%) WSUS
7 2 (1.04%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.52%) SCSM
8 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 147 (76.56%) Microsoft
2 80 (41.67%) VMware
3 43 (22.40%) Citrix
4 40 (20.83%) HP
5 37 (19.27%) EMC
5 37 (19.27%) Cisco
6 28 (14.58%) Veeam
7 27 (14.06%) Juniper
8 23 (11.98%) Apple
8 23 (11.98%) Symantec
8 23 (11.98%) Meru Networks
9 20 (10.42%) NetApp
10 19 (9.90%) LANDesk
11 18 (9.38%) Remedy
12 13 (6.77%) Avaya
13 11 (5.73%) 3PAR
14 10 (5.21%) Dell
15 9 (4.69%) Oracle
16 5 (2.60%) McAfee
16 5 (2.60%) Kaspersky
Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £20,000-£25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £20,000-£25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago