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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 80 74 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 4 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 0.51% 0.26% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 0.90% 5.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 9
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
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
240 221 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 30.81% 28.96% 24.46%
Number of salaries quoted 202 190 138
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £23,500 £21,625
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £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 5 May 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 -7 4 £52,500 +23.52% 1
MCTS
England

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 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 the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 15 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (73.33%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (73.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 11 (73.33%) IIS
2 11 (73.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (26.67%) Lync
3 4 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
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%) SAN
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
1 4 (26.67%) NAS
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%) HTML
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
1 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
1 11 (73.33%) CSS
1 11 (73.33%) Ajax
1 11 (73.33%) .NET Framework
1 11 (73.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
1 4 (26.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) OOA/OOD
1 11 (73.33%) OO
1 11 (73.33%) CRM
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) TOGAF
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
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
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