The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 619 390 222
Rank change year-on-year
-229 -168
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 287 782 1440
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.65% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 2.37% 4.71%
Number of salaries quoted 245 705 1376
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30192 32934 30570
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.26% 27.39% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 23932 26080 24731
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCTS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS within the UK.

MCTS Salary Trend in the UK

MCTS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 within the UK.

MCTS Salary Histogram in the UK

MCTS
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the UK 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
England -224 269 £35,000 -16.66% 26
London -205 88 £42,000 -11.57% 12
South East -46 76 £35,500 +1.42% 4
North West -14 39 £38,750 +10.71% 4
Hampshire +33 25 £24,000 -4.00% 2
Cheshire -18 25 £34,000 -2.85% 1
West Midlands -11 23 £35,000 -16.66%
East of England -36 20 £31,000 -22.50% 4
Warrington -8 19 £37,500 +7.14% 1
City of London +10 16 £41,500 -27.82% 4
Berkshire -31 16 £55,000 +29.41%
Buckinghamshire +1 15 £29,000 -42.00%
Surrey +3 13 £50,000 +36.98% 1
Hertfordshire +1 13 £28,000 -41.05% 4
Hemel Hempstead -3 12 £28,000 -25.33% 3
East Midlands -42 10 £23,500 -41.25% 1
Andover - 10 £24,000 -
Bracknell +22 8 £55,000 +57.14%
Manchester -17 8 £33,750 -15.62% 1
Birmingham -31 8 £35,500 -35.45%
West Yorkshire -10 7 £50,000 +19.04%
Yorkshire -15 7 £50,000 +19.04%
Staffordshire +21 6 £22,625 +19.07%
High Wycombe +7 6 £23,000 -54.00%
Leeds -6 6 £50,000 +19.04%
Nottinghamshire -32 6 £30,500 -23.75%
South West -34 6 £26,000 -22.96% 1
Liverpool +19 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Wolverhampton +15 5 £35,000 +3.70%
Merseyside +13 5 £45,000 +5.88%

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 692 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 539 (77.89%) Microsoft
3 485 (70.09%) Windows
4 376 (54.34%) MCITP
5 340 (49.13%) Active Directory
6 333 (48.12%) MCSE
7 251 (36.27%) MS Excel
7 251 (36.27%) MS Exchange
8 248 (35.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 234 (33.82%) MCP
10 216 (31.21%) Windows 7
11 214 (30.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 197 (28.47%) SQL Server
13 181 (26.16%) ITIL
14 176 (25.43%) SQL
15 172 (24.86%) VMware
16 156 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2010
17 143 (20.66%) MCSA
18 136 (19.65%) MS Office
19 133 (19.22%) LAN
20 130 (18.79%) Cisco
21 126 (18.21%) DNS
22 125 (18.06%) CCNA
22 125 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
23 118 (17.05%) WAN
23 118 (17.05%) Degree
24 117 (16.91%) VMware Infrastructure
25 116 (16.76%) Lync
26 114 (16.47%) Windows 8
26 114 (16.47%) Exchange Server 2013

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 251 (36.27%) MS Exchange
2 156 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 116 (16.76%) Lync
4 114 (16.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 101 (14.60%) SharePoint
6 67 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 46 (6.65%) IIS
8 37 (5.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 30 (4.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 26 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (3.47%) BizTalk Server
12 17 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
14 7 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.43%) Oracle 9iAS
16 3 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
17 2 (0.29%) MS Project Server
17 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
17 2 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 251 (36.27%) MS Excel
2 136 (19.65%) MS Office
3 9 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (1.16%) Mingle
5 3 (0.43%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.43%) ProjectWise
5 3 (0.43%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 63 (9.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.58%) SAP CCM
2 4 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.43%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 90 (13.01%) Office 365
2 58 (8.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.72%) IaaS
5 4 (0.58%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 133 (19.22%) LAN
2 126 (18.21%) DNS
3 118 (17.05%) WAN
4 113 (16.33%) TCP/IP
5 101 (14.60%) DHCP
6 82 (11.85%) VPN
7 72 (10.40%) Firewall
8 61 (8.82%) SAN
9 36 (5.20%) VoIP
10 26 (3.76%) Network Security
10 26 (3.76%) Unified Communications
11 25 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (3.32%) VLAN
13 21 (3.03%) NAS
14 18 (2.60%) Wireless
15 16 (2.31%) ADSL
16 11 (1.59%) VDSL
17 10 (1.45%) Internet
18 5 (0.72%) MPLS
18 5 (0.72%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (28.47%) SQL Server
2 98 (14.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (7.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (6.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 37 (5.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 28 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (3.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (3.47%) MySQL
10 21 (3.03%) Oracle Database
11 18 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (1.30%) Big Data
14 9 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
15 8 (1.16%) RavenDB
15 8 (1.16%) Neo4j
16 7 (1.01%) QlikView
17 6 (0.87%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 43 (6.21%) NUnit
2 41 (5.92%) Visual Studio
3 26 (3.76%) Rhino Mocks
3 26 (3.76%) Moq
4 13 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.30%) MSTest
5 9 (1.30%) CruiseControl
5 9 (1.30%) MSBuild
6 8 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (1.16%) Subversion
6 8 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
6 8 (1.16%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.16%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 47 (6.79%) Finance
2 26 (3.76%) Games
3 22 (3.18%) Marketing
4 16 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.02%) Legal
6 11 (1.59%) Retail
7 9 (1.30%) Advertising
8 5 (0.72%) Automotive
9 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.58%) Local Government
10 3 (0.43%) Law
11 2 (0.29%) Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 125 (18.06%) Support Engineer
2 98 (14.16%) Analyst
3 85 (12.28%) Developer
4 81 (11.71%) Consultant
4 81 (11.71%) DBA
5 66 (9.54%) SQL DBA
6 63 (9.10%) Administrator
7 60 (8.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 51 (7.37%) .NET Developer
9 50 (7.23%) Technical Consultant
10 49 (7.08%) Microsoft Consultant
11 45 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support
12 43 (6.21%) IT Support
13 38 (5.49%) Support Analyst
14 36 (5.20%) Architect
14 36 (5.20%) Junior
15 31 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
16 29 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
17 28 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
18 27 (3.90%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (15.32%) .NET
2 79 (11.42%) ASP.NET
3 74 (10.69%) .NET Framework
4 53 (7.66%) HTML
5 48 (6.94%) CSS
6 47 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
7 33 (4.77%) LINQ
7 33 (4.77%) WCF
8 26 (3.76%) NHibernate
9 25 (3.61%) Entity Framework
10 24 (3.47%) Ajax
11 20 (2.89%) Web Services
12 18 (2.60%) jQuery
13 14 (2.02%) XML
14 12 (1.73%) HTML5
15 11 (1.59%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
16 8 (1.16%) Silverlight
16 8 (1.16%) RabbitMQ
16 8 (1.16%) RESTful
16 8 (1.16%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.48%) Private Cloud
3 29 (4.19%) Blackberry
4 25 (3.61%) Replication
5 24 (3.47%) Data Centre
6 22 (3.18%) Statistics
7 20 (2.89%) Clustering
8 14 (2.02%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.30%) Digital Media
11 8 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.16%) FlexPod
11 8 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.87%) iPhone
12 6 (0.87%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.87%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.87%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.58%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 485 (70.09%) Windows
2 248 (35.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 216 (31.21%) Windows 7
4 214 (30.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 114 (16.47%) Windows 8
6 101 (14.60%) Windows XP
7 98 (14.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (3.03%) Linux
9 18 (2.60%) Mac OS
10 17 (2.46%) Mac OS X
11 11 (1.59%) UNIX
12 10 (1.45%) CentOS
13 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.43%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.43%) Android
13 3 (0.43%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.29%) Solaris
14 2 (0.29%) Fedora
15 1 (0.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (26.16%) ITIL
2 83 (11.99%) Migration
3 73 (10.55%) CRM
4 68 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (8.96%) Project Management
6 61 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
7 57 (8.24%) MVC
8 48 (6.94%) Mentoring
9 45 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
10 44 (6.36%) Web Application Development
11 41 (5.92%) Service Delivery
12 39 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
13 38 (5.49%) Service Management
14 35 (5.06%) TDD
15 34 (4.91%) BDD
15 34 (4.91%) Coaching
16 31 (4.48%) Scrum
17 30 (4.34%) PRINCE2
18 29 (4.19%) Change Management
19 26 (3.76%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 176 (25.43%) SQL
2 93 (13.44%) C#
3 63 (9.10%) T-SQL
4 48 (6.94%) PowerShell
5 43 (6.21%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.73%) VB.NET
7 9 (1.30%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.30%) VB
8 7 (1.01%) C
9 6 (0.87%) VBScript
9 6 (0.87%) JAQL
10 3 (0.43%) Prolog
10 3 (0.43%) Java
11 2 (0.29%) C++
12 1 (0.14%) Perl
12 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 692 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 376 (54.34%) MCITP
3 333 (48.12%) MCSE
4 234 (33.82%) MCP
5 143 (20.66%) MCSA
6 125 (18.06%) CCNA
6 125 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
7 118 (17.05%) Degree
8 66 (9.54%) MCSD
9 58 (8.38%) MCAD
10 55 (7.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 35 (5.06%) Citrix Certification
11 35 (5.06%) Security Cleared
12 28 (4.05%) CCA
13 27 (3.90%) MCPD
14 23 (3.32%) MCDST
15 21 (3.03%) SC Cleared
16 20 (2.89%) A+ Certification
17 18 (2.60%) CCNP
18 15 (2.17%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (8.09%) SLA
2 18 (2.60%) QA
3 7 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.01%) ISO 9000
4 4 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.58%) TickIT
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 340 (49.13%) Active Directory
2 117 (16.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (15.46%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.75%) vSphere
5 18 (2.60%) XenApp
6 14 (2.02%) Forefront TMG
7 11 (1.59%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.59%) XenDesktop
7 11 (1.59%) Terminal Server
8 8 (1.16%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.01%) XenServer
9 7 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.29%) UAG
11 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 62 (8.96%) SCOM
2 53 (7.66%) SCCM
3 17 (2.46%) AirWatch
4 12 (1.73%) WSUS
5 10 (1.45%) SCVMM
6 8 (1.16%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 8 (1.16%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.87%) Casper Suite
7 6 (0.87%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.72%) SCSM
8 5 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.72%) SCDPM
9 4 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.58%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.43%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.43%) Nagios
11 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 539 (77.89%) Microsoft
2 172 (24.86%) VMware
3 130 (18.79%) Cisco
4 83 (11.99%) Citrix
5 56 (8.09%) HP
6 41 (5.92%) Apple
7 36 (5.20%) Oracle
8 35 (5.06%) NetApp
9 25 (3.61%) Dell
10 18 (2.60%) Symantec
11 17 (2.46%) Juniper
12 16 (2.31%) Avaya
12 16 (2.31%) IBM
13 14 (2.02%) Business Objects
13 14 (2.02%) Red Gate
14 13 (1.88%) Remedy
15 10 (1.45%) MicroStrategy
16 9 (1.30%) McAfee
16 9 (1.30%) Adobe
17 6 (0.87%) BT
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
St Paul's Catholic College
Salary: £23,761 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Performance Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Bell International
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead
Artemis IT Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45000
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
GDIT
Posted: 8 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Lincoln
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Welling, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Hassocks, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + package
Posted: 18 days ago