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 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 373 327 178
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -149
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 76 146 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.62% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 1.84% 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 58 112 349
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
6649 7953 7441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.31% 33.97% 33.15%
Number of salaries quoted 5121 6289 6022
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +33 25 £24,000 -4.00% 2
Berkshire -31 16 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Buckinghamshire +1 15 £29,000 -42.00%
Surrey +3 13 £50,000 +36.98% 1
Kent +9 3 £24,500 -38.75%
Oxfordshire -35 2 £41,000 +24.24%
East Sussex +22 1 £60,000 +166.66%
West Sussex +1 1 £54,501 +98.18% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 128 (87.07%) Microsoft
3 124 (84.35%) Windows
4 103 (70.07%) MCITP
5 92 (62.59%) Active Directory
6 82 (55.78%) MCSE
7 76 (51.70%) MS Excel
8 68 (46.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 64 (43.54%) MS Exchange
10 61 (41.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 58 (39.46%) MCP
12 52 (35.37%) LAN
12 52 (35.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 49 (33.33%) ITIL
14 43 (29.25%) MS Office
14 43 (29.25%) Lync
15 42 (28.57%) WAN
16 40 (27.21%) Windows 7
17 39 (26.53%) VMware
18 38 (25.85%) Exchange Server 2013
19 36 (24.49%) Windows XP
20 35 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
21 34 (23.13%) Hyper-V
21 34 (23.13%) SQL Server
22 33 (22.45%) Cisco
23 29 (19.73%) Migration
24 27 (18.37%) Office 365
25 25 (17.01%) Windows 8
25 25 (17.01%) Firewall
25 25 (17.01%) TCP/IP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 64 (43.54%) MS Exchange
2 52 (35.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (29.25%) Lync
4 38 (25.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (12.24%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.08%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (3.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.04%) IIS
10 2 (1.36%) Documentum
10 2 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.36%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 76 (51.70%) MS Excel
2 43 (29.25%) MS Office
3 3 (2.04%) Mingle
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 27 (18.37%) Office 365
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (35.37%) LAN
2 42 (28.57%) WAN
3 25 (17.01%) TCP/IP
3 25 (17.01%) Firewall
4 20 (13.61%) DNS
5 18 (12.24%) DHCP
6 14 (9.52%) VoIP
7 13 (8.84%) Unified Communications
8 12 (8.16%) SAN
9 11 (7.48%) VPN
10 4 (2.72%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (2.72%) Wireshark
10 4 (2.72%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (2.72%) WebEx
11 3 (2.04%) NAS
12 2 (1.36%) Network Security
12 2 (1.36%) PBX
13 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.68%) Internet
13 1 (0.68%) Softswitch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (23.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (4.08%) MySQL
3 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.72%) OLTP
5 3 (2.04%) RavenDB
5 3 (2.04%) Neo4j
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.36%) QlikView
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (5.44%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.04%) MSTest
3 3 (2.04%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.04%) NUnit
3 3 (2.04%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.04%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (5.44%) Finance
2 2 (1.36%) Retail
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (29.25%) Support Engineer
2 32 (21.77%) Analyst
3 18 (12.24%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (11.56%) Technical Analyst
4 17 (11.56%) Technical Services Analyst
4 17 (11.56%) Service Analyst
5 11 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (6.12%) Consultant
6 9 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.44%) Voice Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Build Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 7 (4.76%) IT Support
8 7 (4.76%) DBA
8 7 (4.76%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
8 7 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.24%) .NET
1 18 (12.24%) ASP.NET
2 17 (11.56%) HTML
3 15 (10.20%) CSS
3 15 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (9.52%) .NET Framework
5 13 (8.84%) jQuery
6 12 (8.16%) Entity Framework
7 7 (4.76%) HTML5
7 7 (4.76%) WCF
7 7 (4.76%) Ajax
8 6 (4.08%) XML
8 6 (4.08%) JSON
8 6 (4.08%) LINQ
8 6 (4.08%) AngularJS
8 6 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (3.40%) XSLT
9 5 (3.40%) ADO.NET
10 4 (2.72%) Web Services
11 3 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.80%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (4.08%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.36%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.36%) Replication
5 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.68%) NHS
5 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 124 (84.35%) Windows
2 68 (46.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (41.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (27.21%) Windows 7
5 36 (24.49%) Windows XP
6 25 (17.01%) Windows 8
7 13 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (6.12%) Linux
9 3 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.04%) CentOS
9 3 (2.04%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.04%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.68%) UNIX
11 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (33.33%) ITIL
2 29 (19.73%) Migration
3 15 (10.20%) Service Management
4 10 (6.80%) Service Delivery
4 10 (6.80%) CRM
4 10 (6.80%) MVC
4 10 (6.80%) Mentoring
5 9 (6.12%) Software Engineering
6 8 (5.44%) Project Planning
6 8 (5.44%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (5.44%) Network Management
6 8 (5.44%) Project Management
7 7 (4.76%) Coaching
8 6 (4.08%) Web Application Development
8 6 (4.08%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.40%) ITIL V3
9 5 (3.40%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (2.72%) Unit Testing
11 3 (2.04%) CQRS
11 3 (2.04%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.65%) SQL
2 17 (11.56%) C#
3 13 (8.84%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.08%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.08%) JAQL
5 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.36%) VBScript
6 2 (1.36%) VB
7 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 147 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (70.07%) MCITP
3 82 (55.78%) MCSE
4 58 (39.46%) MCP
5 25 (17.01%) MCSA
6 23 (15.65%) MCDST
7 20 (13.61%) CCNA
7 20 (13.61%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (12.24%) Security Cleared
9 11 (7.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (4.76%) MCPD
10 7 (4.76%) CCA
10 7 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (4.08%) Degree
12 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
13 4 (2.72%) MCSD
13 4 (2.72%) DV Cleared
13 4 (2.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (1.36%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.93%) SLA
2 7 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.76%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 92 (62.59%) Active Directory
2 34 (23.13%) Hyper-V
3 25 (17.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (8.84%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (2.04%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.04%) XenApp
6 3 (2.04%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.04%) vSphere
7 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.68%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (8.84%) SCOM
2 6 (4.08%) WSUS
2 6 (4.08%) SCCM
3 3 (2.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 3 (2.04%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.36%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 128 (87.07%) Microsoft
2 39 (26.53%) VMware
3 33 (22.45%) Cisco
4 14 (9.52%) Citrix
5 12 (8.16%) HP
6 11 (7.48%) Avaya
7 10 (6.80%) Remedy
8 5 (3.40%) LANDesk
8 5 (3.40%) NetApp
8 5 (3.40%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.04%) ProCurve
10 2 (1.36%) Jaspersoft
10 2 (1.36%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.36%) Symantec
10 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.36%) Oracle
10 2 (1.36%) EMC
10 2 (1.36%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.36%) McAfee
10 2 (1.36%) OpenText
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