The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
England / North East
Rank - - 70
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 0 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East - - 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 4.74%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 10
Median salary - - £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £46,511 £35,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +31.01% -11.25%  

MCTS is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East.

Academic & Professional Certification
North East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 136 169 232
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 21.55% 26.49% 32.68%
Number of salaries quoted 121 133 200
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% -8.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing MCTS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS 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 in the North East.

Salary trend for MCTS in the North East