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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 373 312 188
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -124
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 71 148 295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.66% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 2.00% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 63 103 290
Average salary £27,500 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
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
6672 7415 6792
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.66% 33.28% 32.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5293 5643 5467
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +30 35 £26,000 +6.12% 1
Berkshire -21 10 £32,500 -35.00% 3
Surrey 0 9 £40,000 -15.78% 2
Buckinghamshire -25 5 - - 1
Oxfordshire -49 5 £34,250 +3.78%
Kent -6 4 £21,000 -56.92%
West Sussex -7 2 £40,750 +48.18% 1
East Sussex +9 1 £60,000 +166.66%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (89.93%) Microsoft
3 130 (87.25%) Windows
4 114 (76.51%) MCITP
5 93 (62.42%) Active Directory
6 87 (58.39%) MCSE
7 79 (53.02%) MS Excel
8 73 (48.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 67 (44.97%) LAN
10 65 (43.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 64 (42.95%) MCP
12 61 (40.94%) MS Exchange
13 59 (39.60%) ITIL
14 56 (37.58%) WAN
15 52 (34.90%) MS Office
16 51 (34.23%) Exchange Server 2010
17 43 (28.86%) VMware
18 42 (28.19%) Hyper-V
18 42 (28.19%) Exchange Server 2013
19 41 (27.52%) Windows 7
20 39 (26.17%) Lync
21 36 (24.16%) Exchange Server 2007
22 35 (23.49%) SQL Server
23 33 (22.15%) Windows XP
24 32 (21.48%) Firewall
25 31 (20.81%) TCP/IP
25 31 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
26 29 (19.46%) SQL
26 29 (19.46%) Office 365
27 26 (17.45%) MCSA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 61 (40.94%) MS Exchange
2 51 (34.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (28.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 39 (26.17%) Lync
5 36 (24.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (12.08%) SharePoint
7 13 (8.72%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.01%) IIS
10 2 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 79 (53.02%) MS Excel
2 52 (34.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.67%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Adaptiv
1 1 (0.67%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (19.46%) Office 365
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 67 (44.97%) LAN
2 56 (37.58%) WAN
3 32 (21.48%) Firewall
4 31 (20.81%) TCP/IP
5 25 (16.78%) DNS
6 23 (15.44%) DHCP
7 15 (10.07%) VoIP
7 15 (10.07%) Unified Communications
8 13 (8.72%) VPN
9 7 (4.70%) SAN
9 7 (4.70%) Wireshark
10 4 (2.68%) WebEx
10 4 (2.68%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (2.68%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.01%) Network Security
12 2 (1.34%) NAS
12 2 (1.34%) Skype
13 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.67%) Internet
13 1 (0.67%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (23.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.70%) OLTP
4 5 (3.36%) MySQL
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.67%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.67%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.67%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.67%) NUnit
1 1 (0.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.67%) MSTest
1 1 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (4.03%) Finance
2 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (0.67%) Banking
2 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (24.83%) Support Engineer
2 35 (23.49%) Analyst
3 17 (11.41%) Systems Engineer
3 17 (11.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (10.74%) Technical Analyst
4 16 (10.74%) Service Analyst
5 15 (10.07%) DBA
5 15 (10.07%) Technical Services Analyst
6 11 (7.38%) SQL DBA
7 10 (6.71%) SQL Server DBA
7 10 (6.71%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (5.37%) Build Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) Voice Engineer
9 8 (5.37%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.03%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 6 (4.03%) Technical Support
10 6 (4.03%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.70%) HTML
1 7 (4.70%) .NET
1 7 (4.70%) ASP.NET
2 6 (4.03%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.36%) CSS
3 5 (3.36%) jQuery
3 5 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (2.68%) HTML5
4 4 (2.68%) Entity Framework
4 4 (2.68%) WCF
4 4 (2.68%) Ajax
5 3 (2.01%) LINQ
5 3 (2.01%) JSON
5 3 (2.01%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (1.34%) Web Services
6 2 (1.34%) XML
7 1 (0.67%) COM
7 1 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.05%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (4.70%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.36%) Replication
4 2 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.34%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.34%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.67%) NHS
5 1 (0.67%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.67%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.67%) BYOD
5 1 (0.67%) iPad
5 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 130 (87.25%) Windows
2 73 (48.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (43.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (27.52%) Windows 7
5 33 (22.15%) Windows XP
6 13 (8.72%) Windows 8
7 9 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.36%) Linux
9 4 (2.68%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.01%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.67%) CentOS
11 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.67%) Android
11 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (39.60%) ITIL
2 26 (17.45%) Migration
3 25 (16.78%) Service Management
4 13 (8.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (8.05%) Mentoring
6 9 (6.04%) ITIL V3
6 9 (6.04%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (5.37%) Network Management
7 8 (5.37%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (5.37%) Project Planning
8 7 (4.70%) Project Management
8 7 (4.70%) CRM
8 7 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.03%) Coaching
10 5 (3.36%) Service Delivery
11 4 (2.68%) Software Engineering
12 3 (2.01%) MVC
12 3 (2.01%) PRINCE2
12 3 (2.01%) Time Management
12 3 (2.01%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.46%) SQL
2 7 (4.70%) C#
2 7 (4.70%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.03%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.01%) VBScript
5 3 (2.01%) JAQL
6 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (76.51%) MCITP
3 87 (58.39%) MCSE
4 64 (42.95%) MCP
5 26 (17.45%) MCSA
5 26 (17.45%) MCDST
6 25 (16.78%) Security Cleared
7 17 (11.41%) CCNA
7 17 (11.41%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (6.04%) Degree
9 8 (5.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.01%) CCA
10 3 (2.01%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (2.01%) MCSD
10 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.34%) MCPD
11 2 (1.34%) MCAD
11 2 (1.34%) HND
11 2 (1.34%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.74%) SLA
2 7 (4.70%) ISO 9000
2 7 (4.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 93 (62.42%) Active Directory
2 42 (28.19%) Hyper-V
3 31 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (8.72%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (2.01%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.34%) vSphere
6 2 (1.34%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.67%) UAG
7 1 (0.67%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (10.07%) SCOM
2 7 (4.70%) SCCM
3 4 (2.68%) WSUS
4 2 (1.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.34%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.34%) WMI
4 2 (1.34%) Nagios
5 1 (0.67%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.67%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.67%) Opsview
5 1 (0.67%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 134 (89.93%) Microsoft
2 43 (28.86%) VMware
3 24 (16.11%) Cisco
4 12 (8.05%) Citrix
5 10 (6.71%) SonicWALL
6 7 (4.70%) Remedy
7 6 (4.03%) HP
7 6 (4.03%) Avaya
7 6 (4.03%) Symantec
8 4 (2.68%) LANDesk
8 4 (2.68%) Oracle
9 3 (2.01%) IBM
9 3 (2.01%) Altiris
9 3 (2.01%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.34%) AppSense
10 2 (1.34%) Dell
10 2 (1.34%) EMC
10 2 (1.34%) CA
10 2 (1.34%) NetApp
10 2 (1.34%) Apple
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Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
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Salary: From £13,000 to £17,000 per annum
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