The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 59 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.36% 0.92% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 3.77% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 3
Average salary £25,000 £25,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -54.54%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
139 106 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 24.69% 24.48% 21.84%
Number of salaries quoted 97 91 87
Average salary £35,500 £34,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £47,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
Tyne and Wear

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

MCTS
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) VCAP
4 1 (25.00%) CCEE
4 1 (25.00%) CCIA
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (25.00%) CLARiiON
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) Celerra
4 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Team Lead
2 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CLARiiON
1 1 (25.00%) Celerra
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) VCAP
3 1 (25.00%) CCEE
3 1 (25.00%) CCIA
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) HP AIS
3 1 (25.00%) HP ASE
3 1 (25.00%) HP MASE
3 1 (25.00%) VCDX
3 1 (25.00%) NCDA
3 1 (25.00%) NCIE
3 1 (25.00%) CCA
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
1 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft