The table below looks at the statistics for MTS skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MTS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)
Rank 868 859 884
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +25
Permanent jobs citing MTS 12 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.019% 0.009%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.051% 0.088% 0.043%
Number of salaries quoted 9 19 3
Average salary £75,000 £45,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+66.66% -18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 -
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
23519 22621 23485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 20.99% 20.61%
Number of salaries quoted 19923 18617 20462
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,783 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.13% +0.73%

MTS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MTS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MTS
Salary Trend

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

MTS Salary Trend in the UK

MTS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MTS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 within the UK.

MTS Salary Histogram in the UK

MTS
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MTS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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 -14 8 £75,000 +66.66%
London -12 7 £75,000 +41.50%
Edinburgh - 3 £40,000 -
Scotland - 3 £40,000 -
South East -18 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -

MTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MTS 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 MTS.

1 10 (50.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Bloomberg
2 9 (45.00%) eSpeed
2 9 (45.00%) Fixed Income
2 9 (45.00%) WinForms
2 9 (45.00%) WPF
2 9 (45.00%) Multithreading
2 9 (45.00%) Tradeweb
2 9 (45.00%) Low Latency
3 8 (40.00%) Java
3 8 (40.00%) Sybase
3 8 (40.00%) TIBCO
3 8 (40.00%) Rendezvous
3 8 (40.00%) TDD
3 8 (40.00%) Spring
4 7 (35.00%) Front Office
4 7 (35.00%) Electronic Trading
4 7 (35.00%) Reactive Extensions
4 7 (35.00%) Analytics
5 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (25.00%) Service Management
6 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (25.00%) QA
6 5 (25.00%) Release Management
6 5 (25.00%) Test Management
6 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (25.00%) Line Management
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL

MTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MTS 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 MTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Broadband
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (35.00%) Front Office
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 8 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 8 (40.00%) WPF Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Support
3 3 (15.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SCADA Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) WinForms
1 9 (45.00%) WPF
2 8 (40.00%) Spring
2 8 (40.00%) Rendezvous
3 7 (35.00%) Reactive Extensions
4 3 (15.00%) Middleware
5 1 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (5.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Fixed Income
2 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Multithreading
1 9 (45.00%) Low Latency
2 8 (40.00%) TDD
3 7 (35.00%) Analytics
3 7 (35.00%) Electronic Trading
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (25.00%) Line Management
4 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (25.00%) Release Management
4 5 (25.00%) Test Management
4 5 (25.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
8 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (5.00%) UML
8 1 (5.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) VB
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (45.00%) Bloomberg
1 9 (45.00%) eSpeed
1 9 (45.00%) Tradeweb
2 8 (40.00%) TIBCO
2 8 (40.00%) Sybase
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Huawei
3 1 (5.00%) Juniper
3 1 (5.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (5.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.00%) Nokia