The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 67 55
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield - 0.15% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.53% 8.72%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 13
Average salary - £55,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +69.23%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Qualifications Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
185 188 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 25.48% 28.79% 26.65%
Number of salaries quoted 159 135 142
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,230 £25,000 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

MCTS
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Sheffield

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 10 (100.00%) MCSE
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) CCA
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 10 (100.00%) MCITP
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 10 (100.00%) vSphere
2 8 (80.00%) WAAS
2 8 (80.00%) 3PAR
2 8 (80.00%) NCDA
2 8 (80.00%) NCIE
2 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (80.00%) VCAP
2 8 (80.00%) VTSP
2 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (80.00%) Celerra
2 8 (80.00%) CCIA
2 8 (80.00%) vCloud
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (80.00%) CLARiiON
2 8 (80.00%) NetApp

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) WAAS
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Architect
2 8 (80.00%) Solutions Architect
2 8 (80.00%) Storage Architect
2 8 (80.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
2 8 (80.00%) Virtualisation Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Celerra
1 8 (80.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) MCSE
1 10 (100.00%) CCA
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 10 (100.00%) MCITP
2 8 (80.00%) NCDA
2 8 (80.00%) NCIE
2 8 (80.00%) VCAP
2 8 (80.00%) VTSP
2 8 (80.00%) CCIA
2 8 (80.00%) CCEA
3 2 (20.00%) CCEE
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 10 (100.00%) vSphere
2 8 (80.00%) vCloud
2 8 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) 3PAR
2 8 (80.00%) NetApp
2 8 (80.00%) EMC
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) AppSense