Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > London
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 756 742 667
Rank change year-on-year -14 -75 -240
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 80 148 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.72% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 73 141 227
London median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £72,500 £66,000
England median annual salary £35,750 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -4.67% +4.17% -14.29%

MCTS is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16893 20473 23065
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.25% 24.85% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 12929 17090 18870
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,250 £28,748
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% -

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in London

MCTS
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for MCTS in London

MCTS
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCTS in London over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Salary histogram for MCTS in London

MCTS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the London region over the 6 months to 20 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 15 £29,000 -35.56%
Twickenham - 4 £55,000 -
Dagenham - 4 £60,000 -
Harrow - 1 £27,000 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (67.50%) Degree
3 42 (52.50%) SQL Server
4 40 (50.00%) C#
4 40 (50.00%) .NET
4 40 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 39 (48.75%) ASP.NET
6 37 (46.25%) MCP
6 37 (46.25%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (45.00%) Windows
8 32 (40.00%) MVC
8 32 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 30 (37.50%) Active Directory
10 29 (36.25%) TDD
11 28 (35.00%) Scrum
11 28 (35.00%) MCAD
11 28 (35.00%) MCSD
12 27 (33.75%) Web Application Development
13 26 (32.50%) Rhino Mocks
13 26 (32.50%) Moq
13 26 (32.50%) BDD
13 26 (32.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 26 (32.50%) .NET Framework
13 26 (32.50%) LINQ
13 26 (32.50%) NHibernate
13 26 (32.50%) Kanban
13 26 (32.50%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (32.50%) NUnit
13 26 (32.50%) Games
14 22 (27.50%) MCITP

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.00%) IIS
2 8 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 6 (7.50%) CMS
4 4 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.25%) Apache
7 1 (1.25%) lighttpd
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.25%) Office 365
2 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) Catchpoint
4 1 (1.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) DNS
2 13 (16.25%) DHCP
3 11 (13.75%) VPN
4 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (8.75%) Firewall
6 6 (7.50%) LAN
7 5 (6.25%) WAN
8 4 (5.00%) IP Telephony
8 4 (5.00%) Wireless
9 2 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (2.50%) Network Security
9 2 (2.50%) SAN
10 1 (1.25%) HTTP
10 1 (1.25%) Internet
10 1 (1.25%) Skype
10 1 (1.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (52.50%) SQL Server
2 32 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (11.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (6.25%) MySQL
7 4 (5.00%) Hadoop
7 4 (5.00%) MongoDB
7 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
7 4 (5.00%) RDBMS
7 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.25%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 26 (32.50%) Moq
1 26 (32.50%) NUnit
1 26 (32.50%) Rhino Mocks
2 7 (8.75%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 26 (32.50%) Games
2 14 (17.50%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (46.25%) Developer
2 29 (36.25%) .NET Developer
3 26 (32.50%) Games Developer
3 26 (32.50%) Graduate
3 26 (32.50%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 26 (32.50%) Graduate Developer
3 26 (32.50%) Graduate Games Developer
3 26 (32.50%) Junior
3 26 (32.50%) Junior .NET Developer
3 26 (32.50%) Junior Developer
3 26 (32.50%) Junior Games Developer
4 14 (17.50%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Citrix Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Citrix Support
5 7 (8.75%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) SCCM Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (50.00%) .NET
2 39 (48.75%) ASP.NET
3 26 (32.50%) .NET Framework
3 26 (32.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 26 (32.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 26 (32.50%) LINQ
3 26 (32.50%) NHibernate
4 5 (6.25%) XSLT
5 3 (3.75%) Ajax
5 3 (3.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (3.75%) jQuery
5 3 (3.75%) LINQ to SQL
5 3 (3.75%) Web Services
5 3 (3.75%) WinForms
5 3 (3.75%) XML
6 2 (2.50%) CSS
6 2 (2.50%) HTML
6 2 (2.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.50%) Hedge funds
3 4 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (5.00%) Fintech
3 4 (5.00%) User Experience
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Podcast
5 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.25%) iPhone
6 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (45.00%) Windows
2 13 (16.25%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.75%) Linux
4 7 (8.75%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.25%) Unix
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.25%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (40.00%) MVC
3 29 (36.25%) TDD
4 28 (35.00%) Scrum
5 27 (33.75%) Web Application Development
6 26 (32.50%) BDD
6 26 (32.50%) Kanban
7 18 (22.50%) ITIL
8 11 (13.75%) CRM
9 9 (11.25%) Migration
10 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (8.75%) Investment Management
10 7 (8.75%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (5.00%) Data Protection
12 4 (5.00%) Information Security
12 4 (5.00%) Information Security Management
12 4 (5.00%) ISMS
12 4 (5.00%) Security Management
12 4 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (50.00%) C#
2 17 (21.25%) SQL
3 6 (7.50%) VB.NET
4 5 (6.25%) Perl
4 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (67.50%) Degree
3 37 (46.25%) MCP
4 28 (35.00%) MCAD
4 28 (35.00%) MCSD
5 22 (27.50%) MCITP
6 17 (21.25%) MCSE
7 11 (13.75%) A+ Certification
7 11 (13.75%) MCSA
8 9 (11.25%) CCNA
8 9 (11.25%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (11.25%) Network+ Certification
9 8 (10.00%) MCPD
10 4 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.50%) VTSP
12 1 (1.25%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.25%) COBIT
2 4 (5.00%) GDPR
2 4 (5.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.75%) SLA
4 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 30 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.50%) vCloud
4 2 (2.50%) vSphere
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (16.25%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.50%) Citrix
3 9 (11.25%) Cisco
3 9 (11.25%) Oracle
4 7 (8.75%) ServiceNow
5 6 (7.50%) VMware
6 4 (5.00%) Meraki
7 3 (3.75%) EMC
7 3 (3.75%) Juniper
7 3 (3.75%) NetApp
8 2 (2.50%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.50%) Kaseya
8 2 (2.50%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.50%) Veeam
9 1 (1.25%) RedGate
9 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Marie Stopes International
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Slalom Consulting Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago