The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 400 224 190
Rank change year-on-year
-176 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 711 1352 1714
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 1.24% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.28% 4.56% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 624 1296 1608
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31234 29651 33014
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.26% 27.92%
Number of salaries quoted 24462 23940 28326
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 22 July 2014 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 22 July 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
England -167 675 £42,000 +5.00% 45
London -97 297 £44,250 -11.50% 15
South East -128 139 £36,500 -14.11% 13
East of England -46 72 £40,000 - 3
North West -49 70 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Oxfordshire +41 54 £33,000 -26.66% 2
East Midlands -48 50 £42,000 +12.00% 2
City of London +3 46 £55,000 +18.27% 1
Berkshire -53 40 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Cheshire -4 39 £34,500 -8.00% 2
Abingdon +16 37 £32,500 -18.75% 2
West Midlands -38 35 £48,500 +21.25% 1
Birmingham -3 30 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Yorkshire -62 29 £42,000 +12.00%
Cambridgeshire -2 28 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Warrington -3 28 £23,500 -58.22%
Cambridge -5 28 £40,000 - 2
Manchester -6 28 £40,000 - 3
Nottinghamshire -16 28 £40,000 +6.66%
Nottingham -20 28 £40,000 +6.66%
South West -71 27 £32,500 -18.75% 5
Reading -1 24 £39,500 -12.22%
Hertfordshire -19 23 £50,000 +29.03% 1
Scotland -19 23 £31,000 -22.50% 3
South Yorkshire +11 20 £43,500 +16.00%
Sheffield +6 20 £43,500 +16.00%
Buckinghamshire -23 20 £50,000 +25.00% 1
Bristol -14 18 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Leeds -23 18 £42,000 -16.00%
West Yorkshire -54 18 £42,000 +12.00%

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 1613 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1018 (63.11%) SQL Server
3 892 (55.30%) MCP
4 870 (53.94%) Windows
5 868 (53.81%) .NET
6 848 (52.57%) Microsoft
7 817 (50.65%) C#
8 732 (45.38%) MCSD
9 709 (43.96%) ASP.NET
10 698 (43.27%) MCAD
11 670 (41.54%) MVC
12 660 (40.92%) TDD
13 659 (40.86%) ASP.NET MVC
14 604 (37.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 600 (37.20%) WCF
16 566 (35.09%) Web Application Development
17 550 (34.10%) NUnit
18 543 (33.66%) Scrum
18 543 (33.66%) Rhino Mocks
19 500 (31.00%) MCITP
20 491 (30.44%) SQL Server 2012
21 483 (29.94%) Razor View Engine
22 462 (28.64%) WPF
23 456 (28.27%) MCSE
24 402 (24.92%) Windows Server 2008
25 398 (24.67%) NHibernate
26 397 (24.61%) VMware
27 389 (24.12%) MS Excel
28 371 (23.00%) Castle Windsor
29 364 (22.57%) SQL

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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
1 321 (19.90%) MS Exchange
2 260 (16.12%) SharePoint
3 182 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 131 (8.12%) Lync
5 120 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 119 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 102 (6.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 82 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
9 79 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 72 (4.46%) IIS
11 70 (4.34%) SharePoint 2010
12 48 (2.98%) Office Communications Server
13 42 (2.60%) Node.js
14 15 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
15 14 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.50%) MS Project Server
17 6 (0.37%) CMS
18 5 (0.31%) TPMS
18 5 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
19 4 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 389 (24.12%) MS Excel
2 110 (6.82%) MS Office
3 15 (0.93%) MS Project
4 11 (0.68%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.31%) Mingle
7 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) Maya
8 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 45 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.50%) Summit
3 3 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 106 (6.57%) Office 365
2 84 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.37%) SaaS
6 5 (0.31%) IaaS
7 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 208 (12.90%) SAN
2 202 (12.52%) DNS
3 164 (10.17%) DHCP
4 115 (7.13%) TCP/IP
5 114 (7.07%) VPN
6 97 (6.01%) Internet
6 97 (6.01%) Firewall
7 78 (4.84%) LAN
8 73 (4.53%) Unified Communications
8 73 (4.53%) WAN
9 57 (3.53%) Wireless
10 49 (3.04%) NAS
11 31 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (1.67%) PBX
13 22 (1.36%) MPLS
13 22 (1.36%) PSTN
14 21 (1.30%) SSL
14 21 (1.30%) Broadband
15 20 (1.24%) SMTP
16 17 (1.05%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1018 (63.11%) SQL Server
2 491 (30.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 165 (10.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 125 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 105 (6.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 78 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 63 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 23 (1.43%) NoSQL
11 22 (1.36%) OLTP
12 16 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
13 14 (0.87%) OLAP
14 12 (0.74%) DTS
15 11 (0.68%) Relational Database
16 9 (0.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
17 7 (0.43%) MySQL
17 7 (0.43%) Big Data
18 5 (0.31%) Data Mining
18 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 550 (34.10%) NUnit
2 543 (33.66%) Rhino Mocks
3 360 (22.32%) Moq
4 193 (11.97%) MSTest
5 192 (11.90%) Subversion
6 64 (3.97%) Visual Studio
7 55 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 31 (1.92%) Git (software)
9 9 (0.56%) JIRA
9 9 (0.56%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.12%) NCover
11 2 (0.12%) FxCop
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.12%) CruiseControl
12 1 (0.062%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.062%) Toad
12 1 (0.062%) WATIR
12 1 (0.062%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.062%) Cucumber
General
1 230 (14.26%) Finance
2 157 (9.73%) Games
3 111 (6.88%) Banking
4 46 (2.85%) Music Industry
5 42 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 41 (2.54%) Retail
7 37 (2.29%) Advertising
8 36 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.18%) Legal
10 11 (0.68%) Marketing
11 8 (0.50%) Law
12 6 (0.37%) Back Office
13 5 (0.31%) Billing
14 3 (0.19%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.19%) Electronics
15 2 (0.12%) French Language
15 2 (0.12%) Welsh Language
16 1 (0.062%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.062%) Front Office
16 1 (0.062%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 852 (52.82%) Developer
2 620 (38.44%) .NET Developer
3 230 (14.26%) C# Developer
4 186 (11.53%) Support Engineer
5 177 (10.97%) C# .NET Developer
6 148 (9.18%) Consultant
7 110 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
8 106 (6.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 100 (6.20%) Analyst
10 89 (5.52%) Administrator
11 84 (5.21%) DBA
12 80 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
13 76 (4.71%) Microsoft Consultant
13 76 (4.71%) SQL DBA
14 71 (4.40%) Graduate
15 69 (4.28%) Junior
16 67 (4.15%) Junior Developer
16 67 (4.15%) Junior .NET Developer
17 66 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 63 (3.91%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 868 (53.81%) .NET
2 709 (43.96%) ASP.NET
3 659 (40.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 604 (37.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 600 (37.20%) WCF
6 483 (29.94%) Razor View Engine
7 462 (28.64%) WPF
8 398 (24.67%) NHibernate
9 371 (23.00%) Castle Windsor
10 274 (16.99%) WinForms
11 209 (12.96%) Ninject
12 206 (12.77%) Ajax
13 202 (12.52%) LINQ
14 199 (12.34%) HTML
15 193 (11.97%) .NET Framework
16 188 (11.66%) Spring.NET
16 188 (11.66%) Unity DI Container
17 183 (11.35%) MonoRail
18 158 (9.80%) CSS
19 138 (8.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 188 (11.66%) Inversion of Control
2 82 (5.08%) Tandem
3 66 (4.09%) Client/Server
4 61 (3.78%) Computer Science
5 52 (3.22%) Clustering
6 50 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
7 46 (2.85%) Blackberry
8 43 (2.67%) Replication
9 26 (1.61%) Streaming Music
10 24 (1.49%) iPhone
11 23 (1.43%) Social Network
12 21 (1.30%) Mobile App
13 14 (0.87%) EqualLogic
13 14 (0.87%) Mathematics
13 14 (0.87%) Management Information System
13 14 (0.87%) N-Tier
14 12 (0.74%) Data Integration
15 10 (0.62%) PKI
16 9 (0.56%) Celerra
17 8 (0.50%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 870 (53.94%) Windows
2 402 (24.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 225 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 186 (11.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 164 (10.17%) Windows 7
6 65 (4.03%) Windows XP
7 54 (3.35%) Windows 8
8 34 (2.11%) Linux
9 22 (1.36%) Android
10 14 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.74%) UNIX
12 11 (0.68%) Windows 2000
13 10 (0.62%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.50%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.50%) CentOS
14 8 (0.50%) VMS
15 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.12%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.062%) Solaris
17 1 (0.062%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 670 (41.54%) MVC
2 660 (40.92%) TDD
3 566 (35.09%) Web Application Development
4 543 (33.66%) Scrum
5 360 (22.32%) Kanban
6 282 (17.48%) BDD
7 224 (13.89%) MVVM
8 222 (13.76%) ITIL
9 211 (13.08%) Dependency Injection
10 202 (12.52%) OO
11 188 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
12 161 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
13 107 (6.63%) Migration
14 86 (5.33%) Project Management
15 85 (5.27%) Performance Tuning
16 84 (5.21%) Domain-Driven Design
17 80 (4.96%) OOP
18 75 (4.65%) CRM
19 68 (4.22%) CQRS
20 67 (4.15%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 817 (50.65%) C#
2 364 (22.57%) SQL
3 195 (12.09%) JavaScript
4 155 (9.61%) T-SQL
5 110 (6.82%) VB.NET
6 80 (4.96%) VB
7 60 (3.72%) PowerShell
8 39 (2.42%) C++
9 22 (1.36%) Ruby
10 10 (0.62%) VB6
10 10 (0.62%) VC++
11 7 (0.43%) VBScript
12 6 (0.37%) C
12 6 (0.37%) VBA
13 4 (0.25%) Java
14 3 (0.19%) XPath
15 2 (0.12%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.12%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.062%) Python
16 1 (0.062%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1613 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 892 (55.30%) MCP
3 732 (45.38%) MCSD
4 698 (43.27%) MCAD
5 500 (31.00%) MCITP
6 456 (28.27%) MCSE
7 287 (17.79%) MCSA
8 203 (12.59%) Degree
9 114 (7.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 106 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
11 99 (6.14%) CCNA
12 90 (5.58%) Citrix Certification
13 78 (4.84%) CCA
14 36 (2.23%) MCDBA
15 32 (1.98%) MCPD
15 32 (1.98%) CCEE
16 31 (1.92%) VCAP
17 28 (1.74%) NCDA
18 19 (1.18%) CCIA
19 18 (1.12%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.65%) SLA
2 17 (1.05%) QA
3 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.062%) Section 508
System Software
1 329 (20.40%) Active Directory
2 318 (19.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 250 (15.50%) Hyper-V
4 74 (4.59%) vSphere
5 57 (3.53%) XenDesktop
6 51 (3.16%) XenApp
7 41 (2.54%) VMware ESX
8 35 (2.17%) XenServer
9 31 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
10 27 (1.67%) UAG
11 24 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 15 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.87%) vCloud
14 9 (0.56%) ISA Server
15 8 (0.50%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.43%) VMware Server
17 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.25%) Terminal Server
18 2 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 100 (6.20%) SCCM
2 84 (5.21%) SCOM
3 66 (4.09%) Backup Exec
4 36 (2.23%) SCSM
5 35 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 32 (1.98%) SCVMM
7 28 (1.74%) WSUS
8 8 (0.50%) SCDPM
9 7 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.31%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 5 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.25%) MOM
12 3 (0.19%) XenMobile
13 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.12%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 1 (0.062%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 848 (52.57%) Microsoft
2 397 (24.61%) VMware
3 197 (12.21%) Citrix
4 125 (7.75%) Cisco
5 124 (7.69%) HP
6 79 (4.90%) EMC
7 67 (4.15%) Juniper
7 67 (4.15%) Apple
8 66 (4.09%) Symantec
9 60 (3.72%) NetApp
10 53 (3.29%) Veeam
11 46 (2.85%) Dell
12 44 (2.73%) Meru Networks
13 29 (1.80%) Oracle
14 28 (1.74%) Mitel
15 23 (1.43%) Facebook
16 22 (1.36%) Polycom
17 21 (1.30%) Google
18 20 (1.24%) McAfee
19 16 (0.99%) Siemens
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Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + £1000 bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
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Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Excellent salarty plus benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Excellent salarty plus benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 per annum
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Thames Ditton, Surrey
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bens
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London
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London
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Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
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North West London
asos
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