The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 North East region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 71 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.24% 2.42% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.90% 9.09% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2 16 14
Average salary £25,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
222 176 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 26.94% 26.67% 25.92%
Number of salaries quoted 164 152 186
Average salary £35,500 £39,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.97% +7.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
England

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 July 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
Tyne and Wear -8 2 £25,000 -28.57%
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Dell
5 1 (20.00%) EMC
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) CCA
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (20.00%) CLARiiON
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (20.00%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Team Lead
2 1 (20.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) CLARiiON
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Celerra
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (20.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) CCA
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (20.00%) VCAP
4 1 (20.00%) CCEE
4 1 (20.00%) CCIA
4 1 (20.00%) HP AIS
4 1 (20.00%) HP ASE
4 1 (20.00%) HP MASE
4 1 (20.00%) VCDX
4 1 (20.00%) NCDA
4 1 (20.00%) NCIE
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp