The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 64 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.81% 0.40% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 1.49% 5.88%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 8
Average salary £52,500 £42,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.52% +88.88%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
MCTS
Tyne and Wear

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

Qualifications Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
156 134 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 31.64% 26.80% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 124 125 111
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +13.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,740 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £46,197
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 May 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) MCP
1 15 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (73.33%) Ajax
2 11 (73.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) .NET Framework
2 11 (73.33%) WCF
2 11 (73.33%) MCAD
2 11 (73.33%) MCSD
2 11 (73.33%) OOA/OOD
2 11 (73.33%) OO
2 11 (73.33%) C#
2 11 (73.33%) HTML
2 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 11 (73.33%) T-SQL
2 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) IIS
2 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
2 11 (73.33%) CSS
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (73.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 11 (73.33%) Office 365
2 11 (73.33%) SharePoint 2013

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (73.33%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (73.33%) IIS
2 11 (73.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 11 (73.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (26.67%) Lync
3 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 11 (73.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (73.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) NAS
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server
1 11 (73.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
1 11 (73.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) Ajax
1 11 (73.33%) .NET Framework
1 11 (73.33%) WCF
1 11 (73.33%) HTML
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
1 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
1 11 (73.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Replication
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (73.33%) OOA/OOD
1 11 (73.33%) OO
1 11 (73.33%) CRM
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
1 11 (73.33%) JavaScript
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
1 11 (73.33%) T-SQL
2 4 (26.67%) VBScript
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) MCP
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) MCAD
2 11 (73.33%) MCSD
3 4 (26.67%) MCSE
3 4 (26.67%) MCSA
3 4 (26.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) EMC
2 4 (26.67%) NetApp