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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 66 58
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East - 0.38% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.44% 7.47%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 13
Average salary - £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
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
194 208 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 25.19% 26.13% 26.20%
Number of salaries quoted 162 171 146
Average salary £33,000 £36,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,700 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £47,700 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 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 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) IIS
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) MCP
1 8 (100.00%) MCAD
1 8 (100.00%) MCSD
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 8 (100.00%) OO
1 8 (100.00%) CRM
1 8 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (100.00%) Ajax
1 8 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) WCF
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 8 (100.00%) IIS
1 8 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 8 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 8 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
1 8 (100.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) CSS
1 8 (100.00%) Ajax
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 8 (100.00%) OO
1 8 (100.00%) CRM
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCP
1 8 (100.00%) MCAD
1 8 (100.00%) MCSD
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft