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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 65 60
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East - 1.58% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.93% 6.87%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 9
Average salary - £52,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
128 223 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 21.92% 32.09% 23.23%
Number of salaries quoted 103 175 114
Average salary £29,250 £38,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.02% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) B2B
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (33.33%) MCP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
1 2 (66.67%) Server Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) SQL DBA
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) B2B
1 2 (66.67%) Business Continuity
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft