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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 300 193 142
Rank change year-on-year
-107 -51
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 141 283 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 1.34% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 4.21% 5.72%
Number of salaries quoted 97 277 429
Average salary £33,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
7324 6722 7779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.28% 31.82% 34.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5576 5436 6645
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -14 38 £24,500 -34.66% 5
Berkshire -27 38 £35,000 -22.22%
Oxfordshire +9 34 £33,000 -17.50% 4
Buckinghamshire -26 14 £48,750 +43.38%
Surrey -62 11 £50,000 +25.00% 5
Kent -28 6 £48,750 +21.87%
West Sussex -11 3 £28,500 -32.94%
East Sussex -29 1 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 290 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 189 (65.17%) Windows
3 186 (64.14%) Microsoft
4 172 (59.31%) MCSE
5 166 (57.24%) MCITP
6 162 (55.86%) MS Excel
7 141 (48.62%) VMware
8 140 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 115 (39.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 114 (39.31%) MCSA
11 104 (35.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 100 (34.48%) MS Exchange
13 99 (34.14%) SAN
14 97 (33.45%) Active Directory
15 92 (31.72%) HP
16 91 (31.38%) MCP
16 91 (31.38%) SQL Server
17 88 (30.34%) Citrix
18 70 (24.14%) EMC
19 68 (23.45%) Exchange Server 2010
20 66 (22.76%) Hyper-V
20 66 (22.76%) DNS
21 64 (22.07%) Exchange Server 2007
22 62 (21.38%) Mentoring
22 62 (21.38%) DHCP
23 58 (20.00%) Veeam
24 55 (18.97%) C#
25 54 (18.62%) Apple
26 53 (18.28%) .NET
27 52 (17.93%) Juniper

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 100 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 68 (23.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (22.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 46 (15.86%) Lync
5 39 (13.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (13.45%) SharePoint
6 15 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (4.83%) IIS
8 12 (4.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (2.41%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 162 (55.86%) MS Excel
2 44 (15.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 50 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.97%) Office 365
3 4 (1.38%) SaaS
4 3 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (34.14%) SAN
2 66 (22.76%) DNS
3 62 (21.38%) DHCP
4 51 (17.59%) Wireless
5 24 (8.28%) VPN
6 23 (7.93%) TCP/IP
7 22 (7.59%) Firewall
8 17 (5.86%) LAN
9 15 (5.17%) WAN
10 14 (4.83%) Internet
11 11 (3.79%) WAAS
11 11 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (2.41%) NetScaler
12 7 (2.41%) Unified Communications
13 6 (2.07%) LDAP
14 5 (1.72%) PBX
15 4 (1.38%) NAS
16 3 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
16 3 (1.03%) iSCSI
16 3 (1.03%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (31.38%) SQL Server
2 34 (11.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (7.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.41%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.38%) Big Data
8 4 (1.38%) Text Mining
8 4 (1.38%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.69%) MOLAP
9 2 (0.69%) OLTP
9 2 (0.69%) ROLAP
9 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (6.21%) NUnit
1 18 (6.21%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (6.21%) Rhino Mocks
2 17 (5.86%) Subversion
3 10 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.72%) Moq
5 4 (1.38%) JIRA
5 4 (1.38%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.03%) MSTest
General
1 14 (4.83%) Games
2 12 (4.14%) Finance
3 1 (0.34%) Marketing
3 1 (0.34%) Back Office
3 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (35.52%) Support Engineer
2 54 (18.62%) Developer
3 48 (16.55%) Analyst
4 39 (13.45%) Consultant
4 39 (13.45%) .NET Developer
5 37 (12.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 36 (12.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 33 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (9.66%) Service Analyst
8 28 (9.66%) Service Desk Analyst
9 23 (7.93%) 3rd Line Support
9 23 (7.93%) Architect
10 22 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 21 (7.24%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 18 (6.21%) Support Analyst
12 18 (6.21%) ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (5.86%) IT Support
14 15 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
15 14 (4.83%) Solutions Architect
16 13 (4.48%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (18.28%) .NET
2 49 (16.90%) ASP.NET
3 33 (11.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 31 (10.69%) HTML
5 24 (8.28%) WCF
6 23 (7.93%) Ajax
7 19 (6.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 18 (6.21%) LINQ
9 16 (5.52%) Castle Windsor
10 15 (5.17%) NHibernate
11 14 (4.83%) jQuery
11 14 (4.83%) Razor View Engine
12 13 (4.48%) MonoRail
13 12 (4.14%) CSS
14 11 (3.79%) XML
15 7 (2.41%) Web Services
15 7 (2.41%) WPF
15 7 (2.41%) HTML5
16 6 (2.07%) CSS3
16 6 (2.07%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.21%) Blackberry
2 16 (5.52%) Clustering
3 11 (3.79%) Celerra
3 11 (3.79%) CLARiiON
4 8 (2.76%) Mathematics
5 7 (2.41%) Replication
6 6 (2.07%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.72%) EqualLogic
8 4 (1.38%) Social Media
8 4 (1.38%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.38%) NHS
9 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.03%) LIMS
9 3 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.03%) HP StorageWorks
10 2 (0.69%) User Experience
10 2 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.69%) PKI
11 1 (0.34%) IPTV
11 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 189 (65.17%) Windows
2 140 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 104 (35.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (16.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (14.48%) Windows 7
6 29 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 20 (6.90%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.03%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.38%) Mentoring
2 49 (16.90%) ITIL
3 41 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (12.41%) MVC
5 27 (9.31%) Migration
6 21 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (7.24%) Coaching
7 20 (6.90%) Scrum
8 19 (6.55%) TDD
9 17 (5.86%) Web Application Development
10 15 (5.17%) PRINCE2
11 14 (4.83%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (4.48%) E-Commerce
12 13 (4.48%) Project Management
12 13 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (4.14%) People Management
13 12 (4.14%) Web Development
14 11 (3.79%) Service Delivery
14 11 (3.79%) OO
15 10 (3.45%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 55 (18.97%) C#
2 51 (17.59%) SQL
3 23 (7.93%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.79%) T-SQL
5 9 (3.10%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.03%) XPath
7 2 (0.69%) VB
8 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 290 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 172 (59.31%) MCSE
3 166 (57.24%) MCITP
4 114 (39.31%) MCSA
5 91 (31.38%) MCP
6 38 (13.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 29 (10.00%) MCSD
8 28 (9.66%) CCA
8 28 (9.66%) Citrix Certification
9 24 (8.28%) MCAD
10 22 (7.59%) Degree
10 22 (7.59%) VCAP
11 21 (7.24%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (6.55%) NCDA
12 19 (6.55%) NCIE
13 16 (5.52%) VTSP
14 15 (5.17%) CCNA
15 13 (4.48%) CCEA
15 13 (4.48%) CCIA
16 12 (4.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.10%) SLA
2 6 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.07%) QA
3 3 (1.03%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.69%) BS7799
System Software
1 115 (39.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 97 (33.45%) Active Directory
3 66 (22.76%) Hyper-V
4 35 (12.07%) XenDesktop
5 28 (9.66%) vSphere
6 22 (7.59%) XenApp
7 19 (6.55%) Forefront TMG
8 12 (4.14%) XenServer
9 11 (3.79%) vCloud
10 10 (3.45%) UAG
10 10 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (2.41%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (1.03%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 44 (15.17%) Backup Exec
2 36 (12.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (4.83%) SCCM
4 13 (4.48%) WSUS
5 11 (3.79%) SCOM
6 8 (2.76%) SCSM
7 5 (1.72%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.38%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 186 (64.14%) Microsoft
2 141 (48.62%) VMware
3 92 (31.72%) HP
4 88 (30.34%) Citrix
5 70 (24.14%) EMC
6 58 (20.00%) Veeam
7 54 (18.62%) Apple
8 52 (17.93%) Juniper
9 50 (17.24%) Meru Networks
10 49 (16.90%) Symantec
11 28 (9.66%) Cisco
12 27 (9.31%) Dell
13 25 (8.62%) NetApp
14 11 (3.79%) 3PAR
15 7 (2.41%) Nimsoft
16 6 (2.07%) Mitel
16 6 (2.07%) Oracle
17 5 (1.72%) Remedy
17 5 (1.72%) McAfee
17 5 (1.72%) PlateSpin
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