The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 31 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 Tyne and Wear region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 61 56 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 2 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.31% 1.33% 2.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% 4.90% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 13
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 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Qualifications Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
170 143 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 26.77% 27.24% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 120 125 127
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
North East

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

MCTS
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Tyne and Wear region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

MCTS
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 31 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 2 £25,000 -
MCTS
North East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) VCAP
4 1 (25.00%) CCEE
4 1 (25.00%) CCIA
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (25.00%) CLARiiON
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) Celerra
4 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Team Lead
2 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) CLARiiON
1 1 (25.00%) Celerra
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) VCAP
3 1 (25.00%) CCEE
3 1 (25.00%) CCIA
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) HP AIS
3 1 (25.00%) HP ASE
3 1 (25.00%) HP MASE
3 1 (25.00%) VCDX
3 1 (25.00%) NCDA
3 1 (25.00%) NCIE
3 1 (25.00%) CCA
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
1 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft