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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 62 57 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 10 10 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.49% 1.75% 5.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.57% 7.94% 18.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 36
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
219 126 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 32.54% 22.11% 30.53%
Number of salaries quoted 172 108 170
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
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 29 January 2015. 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
Tyne and Wear -15 10 £52,500 +50.00%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) MCP
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 13 (76.47%) C#
2 13 (76.47%) HTML
2 13 (76.47%) .NET
2 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET
2 13 (76.47%) CSS
2 13 (76.47%) WCF
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (76.47%) MCSD
3 11 (64.71%) MCITP
3 11 (64.71%) MCSE
4 10 (58.82%) SharePoint
4 10 (58.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (52.94%) .NET Framework
6 7 (41.18%) Degree
6 7 (41.18%) Blog
6 7 (41.18%) jQuery
6 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (41.18%) MCPD
6 7 (41.18%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (41.18%) Marketing
6 7 (41.18%) Progressive Enhancement
6 7 (41.18%) Open Source
6 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (41.18%) HTML5

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 10 (58.82%) SharePoint
2 6 (35.29%) IIS
2 6 (35.29%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (35.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (35.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (23.53%) Lync
3 4 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (35.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) NAS
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
1 4 (23.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (58.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (41.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Technical Leader
3 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Head of Development
4 3 (17.65%) Head of Technology
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) HTML
1 13 (76.47%) .NET
1 13 (76.47%) ASP.NET
1 13 (76.47%) CSS
1 13 (76.47%) WCF
2 9 (52.94%) .NET Framework
3 7 (41.18%) jQuery
3 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (41.18%) HTML5
3 7 (41.18%) CSS3
3 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (35.29%) Ajax
5 3 (17.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Blog
1 7 (41.18%) Open Source
2 4 (23.53%) Blackberry
2 4 (23.53%) Replication
3 3 (17.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Requirements Analysis
2 7 (41.18%) Progressive Enhancement
2 7 (41.18%) Web Application Development
2 7 (41.18%) Graceful Degradation
2 7 (41.18%) Data Management
2 7 (41.18%) MVC
2 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) CRM
3 6 (35.29%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (35.29%) OO
4 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) T-SQL
3 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
3 4 (23.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) MCP
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (76.47%) MCSD
3 11 (64.71%) MCITP
3 11 (64.71%) MCSE
4 7 (41.18%) Degree
4 7 (41.18%) MCPD
5 6 (35.29%) MCAD
6 4 (23.53%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) EMC
2 4 (23.53%) NetApp