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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 369 281 182
Rank change year-on-year
-88 -99
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 71 174 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.76% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 2.39% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 59 155 316
Average salary £32,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.77% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -
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
6647 7280 7309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.35% 31.97% 33.06%
Number of salaries quoted 5065 5636 5864
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £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 31 March 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 March 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 +23 34 £27,500 -3.50% 2
Berkshire -42 20 £65,000 +85.71% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 8 £29,500 -37.89%
Surrey -22 7 £34,000 -24.44% 2
East Sussex - 1 £26,500 -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (83.20%) Microsoft
2 104 (83.20%) Windows
3 71 (56.80%) MS Excel
4 70 (56.00%) MCITP
5 63 (50.40%) MCSE
6 52 (41.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (40.80%) MS Exchange
7 51 (40.80%) Active Directory
7 51 (40.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 50 (40.00%) ITIL
9 47 (37.60%) Windows 7
9 47 (37.60%) Lync
10 44 (35.20%) MS Office
10 44 (35.20%) LAN
11 42 (33.60%) SQL Server
11 42 (33.60%) MCP
11 42 (33.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 41 (32.80%) WAN
13 37 (29.60%) Cisco
14 35 (28.00%) TCP/IP
15 33 (26.40%) Windows 8
16 32 (25.60%) MCSA
17 28 (22.40%) Windows XP
18 26 (20.80%) CRM
18 26 (20.80%) SCOM
19 25 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
19 25 (20.00%) Remedy
20 24 (19.20%) VMware
21 22 (17.60%) LANDesk

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 51 (40.80%) MS Exchange
2 47 (37.60%) Lync
3 42 (33.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (16.00%) SharePoint
6 17 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (5.60%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (4.80%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (4.80%) Documentum
8 6 (4.80%) IIS
9 5 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (3.20%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.80%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 71 (56.80%) MS Excel
2 44 (35.20%) MS Office
3 3 (2.40%) Mingle
4 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.60%) Office 365
2 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (35.20%) LAN
2 41 (32.80%) WAN
3 35 (28.00%) TCP/IP
4 18 (14.40%) VoIP
5 11 (8.80%) DHCP
5 11 (8.80%) DNS
5 11 (8.80%) Firewall
6 10 (8.00%) SAN
6 10 (8.00%) VPN
7 5 (4.00%) Unified Communications
8 4 (3.20%) ISDN
8 4 (3.20%) Internet
8 4 (3.20%) RTP
9 3 (2.40%) NAS
10 2 (1.60%) PBX
11 1 (0.80%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.80%) Network Security
11 1 (0.80%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (33.60%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (7.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.80%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.80%) MySQL
4 3 (2.40%) RavenDB
4 3 (2.40%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.60%) QlikView
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.80%) OLTP
6 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.20%) MSTest
3 4 (3.20%) NUnit
4 3 (2.40%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.80%) MSI
General
1 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
1 6 (4.80%) Finance
2 3 (2.40%) Retail
3 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (34.40%) Support Engineer
2 17 (13.60%) Analyst
3 16 (12.80%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (9.60%) Consultant
4 12 (9.60%) IT Support Engineer
4 12 (9.60%) IT Support
5 11 (8.80%) Technical Services Analyst
5 11 (8.80%) Technical Analyst
5 11 (8.80%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (8.80%) Service Analyst
6 10 (8.00%) Architect
7 9 (7.20%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.60%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Consultant
9 6 (4.80%) Integration Specialist
9 6 (4.80%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.80%) Software Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.60%) .NET
2 17 (13.60%) ASP.NET
3 16 (12.80%) HTML
4 14 (11.20%) CSS
4 14 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (10.40%) .NET Framework
6 11 (8.80%) jQuery
6 11 (8.80%) Entity Framework
7 10 (8.00%) XML
8 9 (7.20%) JSON
9 7 (5.60%) HTML5
10 6 (4.80%) WCF
10 6 (4.80%) Ajax
10 6 (4.80%) AngularJS
10 6 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (4.80%) LINQ
11 5 (4.00%) XSLT
11 5 (4.00%) ADO.NET
12 3 (2.40%) Web Services
12 3 (2.40%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.40%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.80%) Clustering
4 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.80%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 104 (83.20%) Windows
2 52 (41.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (40.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (37.60%) Windows 7
5 33 (26.40%) Windows 8
6 28 (22.40%) Windows XP
7 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.80%) Linux
9 4 (3.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (3.20%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.40%) CentOS
11 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.80%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.00%) ITIL
2 26 (20.80%) CRM
3 21 (16.80%) Migration
4 17 (13.60%) Mentoring
5 10 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 10 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 9 (7.20%) Software Engineering
7 8 (6.40%) MVC
8 6 (4.80%) Workflow
8 6 (4.80%) Information Management
8 6 (4.80%) Document Management
8 6 (4.80%) Data Analysis
8 6 (4.80%) Web Application Development
8 6 (4.80%) Coaching
9 5 (4.00%) Project Planning
10 4 (3.20%) Project Management
10 4 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.40%) TDD
11 3 (2.40%) Service Management
11 3 (2.40%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.60%) C#
2 19 (15.20%) SQL
3 13 (10.40%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.80%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.80%) JAQL
5 5 (4.00%) C++
5 5 (4.00%) Java
6 3 (2.40%) VBScript
7 2 (1.60%) VB
7 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 125 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (56.00%) MCITP
3 63 (50.40%) MCSE
4 42 (33.60%) MCP
5 32 (25.60%) MCSA
6 15 (12.00%) MCDST
7 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
7 13 (10.40%) CCNA
7 13 (10.40%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (8.80%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (7.20%) SC Cleared
10 8 (6.40%) DV Cleared
11 7 (5.60%) MCPD
12 6 (4.80%) Degree
13 5 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (4.00%) MCSD
13 5 (4.00%) CCA
13 5 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (3.20%) CNE
14 4 (3.20%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.60%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 51 (40.80%) Active Directory
2 18 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.60%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.60%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (3.20%) XenApp
5 4 (3.20%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.20%) vSphere
6 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.80%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (20.80%) SCOM
2 7 (5.60%) SCCM
3 6 (4.80%) WSUS
4 5 (4.00%) Windows Intune
5 3 (2.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 104 (83.20%) Microsoft
2 37 (29.60%) Cisco
3 25 (20.00%) Remedy
4 24 (19.20%) VMware
5 22 (17.60%) LANDesk
6 17 (13.60%) Avaya
7 13 (10.40%) HP
8 10 (8.00%) Oracle
9 9 (7.20%) Citrix
10 6 (4.80%) OpenText
11 5 (4.00%) NetApp
11 5 (4.00%) Juniper
11 5 (4.00%) ServiceNow
12 4 (3.20%) ProCurve
12 4 (3.20%) Lotus
13 3 (2.40%) SAP
14 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.60%) Jaspersoft
15 1 (0.80%) MobileIron
15 1 (0.80%) Apple
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