Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England > London
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 747 731 683
Rank change year-on-year -16 -48 -109
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 77 109 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.61% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76 105 207
London median annual salary £39,000 £38,892 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.28% -7.40% +12.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £34,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -13.75% +6.67% -6.25%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16379 17836 22626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.27% 24.05% 25.74%
Number of salaries quoted 12319 14694 18661
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,145 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £83,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 16 December 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 16 December 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
Central London +9 10 £27,750 -38.33%
East London - 9 £60,000 - 1
West London - 7 £57,500 -
South London -5 4 £36,000 -28.00% 3
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (66.23%) Microsoft
3 34 (44.16%) SQL Server
3 34 (44.16%) Windows
3 34 (44.16%) MCITP
4 33 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (42.86%) .NET
5 30 (38.96%) MCP
6 28 (36.36%) ITIL
7 26 (33.77%) Active Directory
8 25 (32.47%) ASP.NET
8 25 (32.47%) C#
9 24 (31.17%) .NET Framework
9 24 (31.17%) Degree
9 24 (31.17%) SQL Server 2014
10 23 (29.87%) MCAD
10 23 (29.87%) MCSD
10 23 (29.87%) MCSE
11 22 (28.57%) Scrum
12 21 (27.27%) Windows Server
13 20 (25.97%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (25.97%) MCSA
14 19 (24.68%) IIS
14 19 (24.68%) CCNA
15 17 (22.08%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Office
16 16 (20.78%) Visual Studio
16 16 (20.78%) MVC
16 16 (20.78%) TDD
16 16 (20.78%) NUnit

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 19 (24.68%) IIS
2 14 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
4 9 (11.69%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.60%) Mule
6 2 (2.60%) Mule ESB
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.30%) Apache
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.30%) lighttpd
Applications
1 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (9.09%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.29%) Office 365
2 5 (6.49%) SaaS
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.30%) Catchpoint
4 1 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.30%) G Suite
4 1 (1.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) VPN
2 10 (12.99%) Firewall
3 8 (10.39%) DNS
4 7 (9.09%) LAN
5 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.49%) SAN
6 5 (6.49%) WAN
7 4 (5.19%) DHCP
7 4 (5.19%) HTTP
7 4 (5.19%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (5.19%) IPsec
7 4 (5.19%) SSL
8 3 (3.90%) Internet
9 2 (2.60%) Skype
10 1 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.30%) FTP
10 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (44.16%) SQL Server
2 24 (31.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (11.69%) RDBMS
3 9 (11.69%) Relational Database
3 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (11.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (10.39%) Hadoop
4 8 (10.39%) MongoDB
4 8 (10.39%) MySQL
4 8 (10.39%) NoSQL
4 8 (10.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (10.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) Moq
1 16 (20.78%) NUnit
1 16 (20.78%) Visual Studio
2 15 (19.48%) Rhino Mocks
3 13 (16.88%) JIRA
4 9 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (10.39%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (10.39%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.30%) Selenium
General
1 15 (19.48%) Games
2 6 (7.79%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Legal
5 2 (2.60%) French Language
6 1 (1.30%) Billing
6 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) Developer
2 16 (20.78%) .NET Developer
2 16 (20.78%) Junior
3 15 (19.48%) Games Developer
3 15 (19.48%) Graduate
3 15 (19.48%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 15 (19.48%) Graduate Developer
3 15 (19.48%) Graduate Games Developer
3 15 (19.48%) Junior .NET Developer
3 15 (19.48%) Junior Developer
3 15 (19.48%) Junior Games Developer
4 11 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 9 (11.69%) IT Support
6 8 (10.39%) Analyst
6 8 (10.39%) Customer Communications Manager
6 8 (10.39%) DevOps Manager
7 7 (9.09%) Cloud Developer
7 7 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
7 7 (9.09%) Middleware Specialist
7 7 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (42.86%) .NET
2 25 (32.47%) ASP.NET
3 24 (31.17%) .NET Framework
4 16 (20.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (19.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 15 (19.48%) LINQ
5 15 (19.48%) NHibernate
6 10 (12.99%) RESTful
6 10 (12.99%) Web Services
7 9 (11.69%) JSON
7 9 (11.69%) Middleware
8 8 (10.39%) CSS
8 8 (10.39%) HTML
8 8 (10.39%) HTML5
9 7 (9.09%) XSLT
10 2 (2.60%) ISAPI
11 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.30%) Entity Framework
11 1 (1.30%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (1.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (9.09%) User Experience
3 6 (7.79%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.19%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.60%) RIA
6 1 (1.30%) iPad
6 1 (1.30%) iPhone
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.16%) Windows
2 21 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 14 (18.18%) Linux
4 10 (12.99%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.19%) Unix
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.90%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.30%) CentOS
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.36%) ITIL
3 22 (28.57%) Scrum
4 17 (22.08%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (20.78%) MVC
5 16 (20.78%) TDD
6 15 (19.48%) BDD
6 15 (19.48%) Kanban
6 15 (19.48%) Web Application Development
7 14 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (14.29%) DevOps
9 10 (12.99%) High Availability
9 10 (12.99%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (11.69%) Analytics
10 9 (11.69%) API Development
10 9 (11.69%) Data Analytics
10 9 (11.69%) Data Cleansing
10 9 (11.69%) Data Modelling
11 8 (10.39%) Information Security Management
11 8 (10.39%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) C#
2 14 (18.18%) SQL
3 9 (11.69%) Perl
4 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (44.16%) MCITP
3 30 (38.96%) MCP
4 24 (31.17%) Degree
5 23 (29.87%) MCAD
5 23 (29.87%) MCSD
5 23 (29.87%) MCSE
6 20 (25.97%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (25.97%) MCSA
7 19 (24.68%) CCNA
8 8 (10.39%) MOS
9 7 (9.09%) A+ Certification
9 7 (9.09%) MCPD
10 3 (3.90%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.60%) CCNP
11 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.30%) CCA
12 1 (1.30%) CCEA
12 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) GDPR
1 8 (10.39%) PCI DSS
1 8 (10.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 26 (33.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.30%) vCloud
3 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) SCCM
2 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco CME
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 51 (66.23%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.88%) VMware
3 10 (12.99%) Citrix
4 8 (10.39%) Oracle
5 6 (7.79%) Cisco
6 4 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.60%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.30%) Aspera
8 1 (1.30%) Avid
8 1 (1.30%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.30%) BT
8 1 (1.30%) Juniper
8 1 (1.30%) Kaseya
8 1 (1.30%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.30%) Polycom
8 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.30%) Veeam