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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 310 185 149
Rank change year-on-year
-125 -36
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 146 298 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 1.38% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.97% 4.30% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 102 293 394
Average salary £33,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.87% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
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
7410 6925 7895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.33% 31.97% 34.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5641 5581 6763
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Oxfordshire +27 50 £33,000 -26.66% 3
Berkshire -36 40 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Hampshire -28 30 £24,500 -38.75% 4
Buckinghamshire -26 17 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Surrey -82 11 £47,500 +18.75% 5
Kent -23 6 £48,750 +21.87% 3
East Sussex -31 3 £22,500 -47.05%
West Sussex -13 1 £27,500 -35.29%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 292 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 184 (63.01%) Windows
3 181 (61.99%) Microsoft
4 165 (56.51%) MCSE
5 151 (51.71%) MS Excel
5 151 (51.71%) MCITP
6 139 (47.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 129 (44.18%) VMware
8 107 (36.64%) MCSA
9 105 (35.96%) VMware Infrastructure
10 104 (35.62%) SQL Server
11 97 (33.22%) MCP
12 96 (32.88%) SAN
13 95 (32.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 93 (31.85%) Active Directory
14 93 (31.85%) MS Exchange
15 89 (30.48%) HP
16 78 (26.71%) Citrix
17 74 (25.34%) C#
18 72 (24.66%) .NET
19 65 (22.26%) ASP.NET
20 64 (21.92%) Hyper-V
21 62 (21.23%) DNS
22 61 (20.89%) EMC
23 58 (19.86%) DHCP
23 58 (19.86%) SQL
23 58 (19.86%) Exchange Server 2010
24 57 (19.52%) Exchange Server 2007
25 54 (18.49%) Windows Server 2003
26 52 (17.81%) Veeam

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 93 (31.85%) MS Exchange
2 58 (19.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (19.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 42 (14.38%) SharePoint
5 41 (14.04%) Lync
6 34 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (5.82%) IIS
8 12 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.03%) CMS
12 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 151 (51.71%) MS Excel
2 40 (13.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (8.22%) Office 365
3 4 (1.37%) SaaS
4 3 (1.03%) IaaS
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 96 (32.88%) SAN
2 62 (21.23%) DNS
3 58 (19.86%) DHCP
4 46 (15.75%) Wireless
5 30 (10.27%) TCP/IP
6 25 (8.56%) VPN
7 22 (7.53%) Firewall
8 20 (6.85%) Internet
9 12 (4.11%) LAN
10 11 (3.77%) WAN
11 8 (2.74%) Unified Communications
12 7 (2.40%) WAAS
12 7 (2.40%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (2.05%) NetScaler
13 6 (2.05%) LDAP
14 5 (1.71%) IP Telephony
14 5 (1.71%) PBX
15 4 (1.37%) NAS
16 3 (1.03%) iSCSI
16 3 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (35.62%) SQL Server
2 42 (14.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (5.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.74%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.37%) Text Mining
9 4 (1.37%) Big Data
9 4 (1.37%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.68%) ROLAP
11 2 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.68%) MOLAP
12 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (10.27%) NUnit
1 30 (10.27%) Rhino Mocks
2 23 (7.88%) Subversion
3 20 (6.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (3.77%) Moq
5 10 (3.42%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.05%) MSTest
7 4 (1.37%) JIRA
7 4 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (6.85%) Games
2 14 (4.79%) Finance
3 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.34%) Back Office
4 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 97 (33.22%) Support Engineer
2 70 (23.97%) Developer
3 48 (16.44%) .NET Developer
4 47 (16.10%) Analyst
5 39 (13.36%) Consultant
5 39 (13.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 38 (13.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 32 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (8.22%) Service Analyst
8 24 (8.22%) Service Desk Analyst
9 20 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (6.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 19 (6.51%) IT Support
11 18 (6.16%) Architect
11 18 (6.16%) ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (5.82%) Support Analyst
13 15 (5.14%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (5.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 14 (4.79%) Technical Consultant
15 13 (4.45%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (24.66%) .NET
2 65 (22.26%) ASP.NET
3 45 (15.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 36 (12.33%) HTML
5 31 (10.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 30 (10.27%) WCF
7 29 (9.93%) Ajax
8 27 (9.25%) LINQ
9 25 (8.56%) Castle Windsor
10 24 (8.22%) NHibernate
11 20 (6.85%) Razor View Engine
12 19 (6.51%) MonoRail
13 14 (4.79%) jQuery
13 14 (4.79%) CSS
14 10 (3.42%) XML
14 10 (3.42%) WPF
15 8 (2.74%) Web Services
16 6 (2.05%) WSDL
16 6 (2.05%) WinForms
16 6 (2.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.82%) Blackberry
2 16 (5.48%) Clustering
3 8 (2.74%) Mathematics
4 7 (2.40%) Replication
4 7 (2.40%) CLARiiON
4 7 (2.40%) Celerra
5 6 (2.05%) Visualisation
5 6 (2.05%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (1.71%) EqualLogic
7 4 (1.37%) Social Media
7 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.37%) NHS
8 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.03%) LIMS
8 3 (1.03%) HP StorageWorks
9 2 (0.68%) PKI
9 2 (0.68%) IPTV
10 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.34%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 184 (63.01%) Windows
2 139 (47.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (32.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (18.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (11.30%) Windows 7
6 27 (9.25%) Windows 8
7 17 (5.82%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.37%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.12%) MVC
2 40 (13.70%) ITIL
3 34 (11.64%) Scrum
4 31 (10.62%) TDD
5 27 (9.25%) Migration
6 26 (8.90%) Web Application Development
7 24 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (6.51%) E-Commerce
10 16 (5.48%) OO
10 16 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (5.14%) PRINCE2
12 12 (4.11%) Project Management
12 12 (4.11%) Web Development
13 11 (3.77%) Kanban
13 11 (3.77%) CRM
13 11 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (3.42%) Load Balancing
15 9 (3.08%) OOA/OOD
16 8 (2.74%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 74 (25.34%) C#
2 58 (19.86%) SQL
3 28 (9.59%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.42%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.40%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.03%) XPath
7 2 (0.68%) VB
8 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 292 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 165 (56.51%) MCSE
3 151 (51.71%) MCITP
4 107 (36.64%) MCSA
5 97 (33.22%) MCP
6 43 (14.73%) MCSD
7 35 (11.99%) MCAD
8 33 (11.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (8.56%) Degree
10 23 (7.88%) CCA
10 23 (7.88%) Citrix Certification
11 22 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (6.51%) VCAP
13 16 (5.48%) NCDA
13 16 (5.48%) CCNA
14 15 (5.14%) NCIE
15 13 (4.45%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (4.11%) VTSP
17 9 (3.08%) CCIA
17 9 (3.08%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.11%) SLA
2 6 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.05%) QA
3 3 (1.03%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.68%) BS7799
System Software
1 105 (35.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 93 (31.85%) Active Directory
3 64 (21.92%) Hyper-V
4 30 (10.27%) XenDesktop
5 24 (8.22%) vSphere
6 21 (7.19%) XenApp
7 20 (6.85%) Forefront TMG
8 12 (4.11%) UAG
8 12 (4.11%) XenServer
9 11 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (2.40%) VMware ESX
10 7 (2.40%) vCloud
11 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.03%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 41 (14.04%) Backup Exec
2 33 (11.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (4.45%) SCCM
4 12 (4.11%) WSUS
5 11 (3.77%) SCOM
5 11 (3.77%) SCSM
6 5 (1.71%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.03%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.68%) MOM
8 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 181 (61.99%) Microsoft
2 129 (44.18%) VMware
3 89 (30.48%) HP
4 78 (26.71%) Citrix
5 61 (20.89%) EMC
6 52 (17.81%) Veeam
7 48 (16.44%) Apple
8 46 (15.75%) Juniper
9 45 (15.41%) Symantec
10 44 (15.07%) Meru Networks
11 27 (9.25%) Dell
12 23 (7.88%) Cisco
13 20 (6.85%) NetApp
14 7 (2.40%) Mitel
14 7 (2.40%) 3PAR
14 7 (2.40%) Nimsoft
15 6 (2.05%) Oracle
16 5 (1.71%) SolarWinds
16 5 (1.71%) PlateSpin
17 4 (1.37%) Xamarin
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