The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Sheffield region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 48 55 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 20 5 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.99% 0.88% 4.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.71% 3.09% 15.23%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 20
Average salary £43,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
206 162 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 30.84% 28.47% 26.44%
Number of salaries quoted 185 139 125
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
South Yorkshire

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 29 July 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Sheffield

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 22 (100.00%) MCITP
2 21 (95.45%) MCSE
2 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
3 18 (81.82%) Citrix
3 18 (81.82%) VMware
3 18 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (81.82%) XenDesktop
4 16 (72.73%) CCA
4 16 (72.73%) Citrix Certification
5 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
5 15 (68.18%) Hyper-V
6 14 (63.64%) Windows
6 14 (63.64%) Lync
7 12 (54.55%) CCEE
7 12 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
9 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (36.36%) Cisco
10 8 (36.36%) vSphere
11 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (27.27%) XenApp
12 6 (27.27%) Office 365
13 5 (22.73%) CCIA
13 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications
13 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (22.73%) VCAP
13 5 (22.73%) NCDA
13 5 (22.73%) NCIE
13 5 (22.73%) CLARiiON

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 14 (63.64%) Lync
2 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
3 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications
2 4 (18.18%) WAAS
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
3 3 (13.64%) PBX
3 3 (13.64%) SAN
3 3 (13.64%) IP Telephony
4 2 (9.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Consultant
2 10 (45.45%) Architect
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Consultant
3 7 (31.82%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Virtualisation Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Storage Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Solutions Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) CLARiiON
1 5 (22.73%) Celerra
2 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.55%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) Project Management
1 2 (9.09%) Migration
1 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 22 (100.00%) MCITP
2 21 (95.45%) MCSE
3 16 (72.73%) CCA
3 16 (72.73%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (54.55%) CCEE
5 5 (22.73%) CCIA
5 5 (22.73%) NCDA
5 5 (22.73%) NCIE
5 5 (22.73%) VCAP
6 4 (18.18%) VTSP
6 4 (18.18%) CCEA
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (13.64%) CCNP
8 2 (9.09%) MCSA
8 2 (9.09%) Degree
9 1 (4.55%) HP AIS
9 1 (4.55%) HP ASE
9 1 (4.55%) HP MASE
System Software
1 18 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 18 (81.82%) XenDesktop
2 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 15 (68.18%) Hyper-V
3 8 (36.36%) vSphere
4 6 (27.27%) XenApp
5 4 (18.18%) vCloud
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
7 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) XenMobile
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 18 (81.82%) Citrix
2 18 (81.82%) VMware
3 8 (36.36%) Cisco
4 5 (22.73%) EMC
4 5 (22.73%) NetApp
5 4 (18.18%) 3PAR
6 3 (13.64%) AppSense
7 1 (4.55%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) Dell