The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Durham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - - 13
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham - - 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 1
Average salary - - £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -
MCTS
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Durham region.

Qualifications Category
Durham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
34 32 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Durham 35.05% 24.62% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 29 29 9
Average salary £36,250 £43,437 £21,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.54% +99.71%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Durham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Durham

MCTS
Salary Trend in Durham

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Durham

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Durham

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Durham region 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCPD
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Blog
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Durham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Durham region 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) WCF
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blog
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Data Management
1 1 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Progressive Enhancement
1 1 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Graceful Degradation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSD
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) MCPD
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft