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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 60 - 44
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 19 0 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.51% - 3.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.95% - 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 20
Average salary £50,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
191 132 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 25.26% 29.01% 29.36%
Number of salaries quoted 169 110 143
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,025 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Sheffield

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 29 (100.00%) MCITP
2 28 (96.55%) MCSE
2 28 (96.55%) Microsoft
3 25 (86.21%) Citrix
3 25 (86.21%) VMware
3 25 (86.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (86.21%) XenDesktop
4 23 (79.31%) CCA
4 23 (79.31%) Citrix Certification
5 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
5 21 (72.41%) Hyper-V
6 19 (65.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 16 (55.17%) MS Exchange
8 15 (51.72%) Windows
8 15 (51.72%) vSphere
9 14 (48.28%) Cisco
9 14 (48.28%) Lync
10 13 (44.83%) CCEE
10 13 (44.83%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (37.93%) CLARiiON
11 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (37.93%) Celerra
11 11 (37.93%) NetApp
11 11 (37.93%) EMC
11 11 (37.93%) CCIA
11 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (37.93%) VCAP
11 11 (37.93%) NCDA
11 11 (37.93%) NCIE

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 16 (55.17%) MS Exchange
2 14 (48.28%) Lync
3 13 (44.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
5 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Office 365
2 3 (10.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Nexus
1 10 (34.48%) WAAS
2 5 (17.24%) Unified Communications
3 4 (13.79%) NetScaler
4 3 (10.34%) IP Telephony
4 3 (10.34%) SAN
4 3 (10.34%) PBX
5 2 (6.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2005
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Consultant
2 17 (58.62%) Architect
3 13 (44.83%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (34.48%) Storage Architect
4 10 (34.48%) Storage Solutions Architect
4 10 (34.48%) Virtualisation Architect
4 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Solutions Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) CLARiiON
1 11 (37.93%) Celerra
2 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
3 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (6.90%) Project Management
1 2 (6.90%) Migration
1 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 29 (100.00%) MCITP
2 28 (96.55%) MCSE
3 23 (79.31%) CCA
3 23 (79.31%) Citrix Certification
4 19 (65.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (44.83%) CCEE
6 11 (37.93%) CCIA
6 11 (37.93%) VCAP
6 11 (37.93%) NCDA
6 11 (37.93%) NCIE
7 10 (34.48%) VTSP
7 10 (34.48%) CCEA
8 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (10.34%) CCNP
9 2 (6.90%) MCSA
9 2 (6.90%) Degree
10 1 (3.45%) HP AIS
10 1 (3.45%) HP ASE
10 1 (3.45%) HP MASE
System Software
1 25 (86.21%) VMware Infrastructure
1 25 (86.21%) XenDesktop
2 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 21 (72.41%) Hyper-V
3 15 (51.72%) vSphere
4 10 (34.48%) vCloud
5 7 (24.14%) XenApp
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.45%) XenServer
7 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) XenMobile
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Microsoft
2 25 (86.21%) Citrix
2 25 (86.21%) VMware
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco
4 11 (37.93%) NetApp
4 11 (37.93%) EMC
5 10 (34.48%) 3PAR
6 4 (13.79%) AppSense
7 1 (3.45%) HP
7 1 (3.45%) Dell