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 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / London
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 545 576 518
Rank change year-on-year +31 -58  
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 43 85 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.20% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.79% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 37 81 151
Median salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,750 £34,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +25.73% -5.55%  

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 8156 10788 11877
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.76% 25.36% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 6531 8985 9748
Median salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.81% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +27 12 £33,500 -25.55%
Twickenham - 1 £55,000 -
MCTS
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 78 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (64.10%) Degree
3 42 (53.85%) SQL Server
4 41 (52.56%) C#
5 40 (51.28%) .NET
6 35 (44.87%) ASP.NET
6 35 (44.87%) MCP
6 35 (44.87%) Windows
6 35 (44.87%) Microsoft
7 33 (42.31%) MVC
7 33 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (37.18%) TDD
8 29 (37.18%) SQL Server 2014
9 28 (35.90%) Web Application Development
10 27 (34.62%) Scrum
10 27 (34.62%) MCAD
10 27 (34.62%) MCSD
11 26 (33.33%) Games
11 26 (33.33%) NUnit
11 26 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 26 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
11 26 (33.33%) Moq
11 26 (33.33%) BDD
11 26 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 26 (33.33%) NHibernate
11 26 (33.33%) .NET Framework
11 26 (33.33%) LINQ
11 26 (33.33%) Kanban
12 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
13 19 (24.36%) ITIL

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 18 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.97%) CMS
2 7 (8.97%) IIS
2 7 (8.97%) Skype for Business
3 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.13%) Apache
5 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.56%) lighttpd
5 2 (2.56%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Office 365
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) Catchpoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.82%) VPN
2 9 (11.54%) DNS
3 8 (10.26%) DHCP
4 6 (7.69%) Firewall
5 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.85%) IP Telephony
6 3 (3.85%) LAN
6 3 (3.85%) SAN
6 3 (3.85%) WAN
6 3 (3.85%) Wireless
7 2 (2.56%) HTTP
7 2 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.56%) Network Security
7 2 (2.56%) Skype
8 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 29 (37.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.85%) MySQL
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.56%) Big Data
7 2 (2.56%) Data Mart
8 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (33.33%) Moq
1 26 (33.33%) NUnit
1 26 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.56%) WiX
3 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 26 (33.33%) Games
2 18 (23.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Advertising
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
3 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (55.13%) Developer
2 30 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 26 (33.33%) Games Developer
3 26 (33.33%) Graduate
3 26 (33.33%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 26 (33.33%) Graduate Developer
3 26 (33.33%) Graduate Games Developer
3 26 (33.33%) Junior
3 26 (33.33%) Junior .NET Developer
3 26 (33.33%) Junior Developer
3 26 (33.33%) Junior Games Developer
4 11 (14.10%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.97%) SQL Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
7 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) C# Developer
7 5 (6.41%) IT Support
7 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.28%) .NET
2 35 (44.87%) ASP.NET
3 26 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 26 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 26 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 26 (33.33%) LINQ
3 26 (33.33%) NHibernate
4 5 (6.41%) Ajax
5 3 (3.85%) HTML
5 3 (3.85%) jQuery
5 3 (3.85%) LINQ to SQL
5 3 (3.85%) Web Services
5 3 (3.85%) WinForms
5 3 (3.85%) XML
5 3 (3.85%) XSLT
6 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.56%) REST
6 2 (2.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.13%) Fintech
3 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.85%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.85%) Podcast
3 3 (3.85%) Replication
4 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.28%) iPhone
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) NHS
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (44.87%) Windows
2 11 (14.10%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.69%) Linux
5 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.85%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.56%) CentOS
7 2 (2.56%) Unix
8 1 (1.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (42.31%) MVC
2 29 (37.18%) TDD
3 28 (35.90%) Web Application Development
4 27 (34.62%) Scrum
5 26 (33.33%) BDD
5 26 (33.33%) Kanban
6 19 (24.36%) ITIL
7 11 (14.10%) CRM
8 6 (7.69%) Migration
9 5 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.41%) ITIL V3
10 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.13%) Investment Management
10 4 (5.13%) Ticket Management
11 3 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.85%) OO
11 3 (3.85%) OOA/OOD
11 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
11 3 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (52.56%) C#
2 18 (23.08%) SQL
3 7 (8.97%) VB.NET
4 6 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.56%) Perl
6 2 (2.56%) PHP
6 2 (2.56%) Python
6 2 (2.56%) R
7 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (64.10%) Degree
3 35 (44.87%) MCP
4 27 (34.62%) MCAD
4 27 (34.62%) MCSD
5 15 (19.23%) A+ Certification
6 12 (15.38%) MCITP
7 10 (12.82%) CCNA
7 10 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (12.82%) Network+ Certification
8 9 (11.54%) MCSE
9 7 (8.97%) MCPD
10 6 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (6.41%) MCSA
12 2 (2.56%) Linux+ Certification
12 2 (2.56%) PhD
13 1 (1.28%) CCAA
13 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (1.28%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.26%) COBIT
2 4 (5.13%) SLA
3 2 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.28%) vCloud
4 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (44.87%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.51%) Citrix
3 8 (10.26%) Cisco
3 8 (10.26%) ServiceNow
4 7 (8.97%) VMware
5 3 (3.85%) HP
5 3 (3.85%) Juniper
5 3 (3.85%) Meraki
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle
6 2 (2.56%) EMC
6 2 (2.56%) NetApp
6 2 (2.56%) RedGate
6 2 (2.56%) Remedy
7 1 (1.28%) Apple
7 1 (1.28%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.28%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.28%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.28%) Veeam
London
Mint
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mint
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 13 days ago