The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 79 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 21 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.13% 3.29% 4.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 12.14% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 0 21 28
Average salary - £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
MCTS
England

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

Qualifications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
222 173 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 28.94% 27.07% 31.99%
Number of salaries quoted 186 152 169
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £25,900 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MCTS
Salary Trend in the North East

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

MCTS Salary Trend in the North East

MCTS
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Durham - 1 - -
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (77.78%) Blog
2 7 (77.78%) WCF
2 7 (77.78%) jQuery
2 7 (77.78%) MCPD
2 7 (77.78%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) Marketing
2 7 (77.78%) MVC
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Data Management
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (77.78%) MCITP
2 7 (77.78%) MCP
2 7 (77.78%) MCSD
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
2 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (77.78%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (77.78%) Open Source
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET MVC

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (77.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Software Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Head of Technology
2 3 (33.33%) Head of Development
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Team Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
1 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
1 7 (77.78%) CSS
1 7 (77.78%) WCF
1 7 (77.78%) jQuery
1 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (77.78%) HTML5
1 7 (77.78%) CSS3
1 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Blog
1 7 (77.78%) Open Source
2 3 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) MVC
1 7 (77.78%) Scrum
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Data Management
1 7 (77.78%) Requirements Analysis
1 7 (77.78%) Progressive Enhancement
1 7 (77.78%) Web Application Development
1 7 (77.78%) Graceful Degradation
2 3 (33.33%) Business Development
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (100.00%) Degree
2 7 (77.78%) MCITP
2 7 (77.78%) MCPD
2 7 (77.78%) MCP
2 7 (77.78%) MCSD
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco