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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 77 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 7 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.90% 0.22% 2.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 0.81% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 18
Average salary - £55,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +57.14%
UK excluding London average salary £39,250 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% -6.25%
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
183 124 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 23.40% 26.78% 31.67%
Number of salaries quoted 156 103 199
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,150 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 21 November 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 30 (100.00%) MCSE
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 30 (100.00%) MCITP
2 27 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (90.00%) XenDesktop
2 27 (90.00%) VMware
2 27 (90.00%) Citrix
3 25 (83.33%) CCA
3 25 (83.33%) Citrix Certification
4 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 22 (73.33%) Hyper-V
5 21 (70.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (56.67%) MS Exchange
6 17 (56.67%) vSphere
7 15 (50.00%) Windows
7 15 (50.00%) Cisco
8 14 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 13 (43.33%) Lync
9 13 (43.33%) CCEE
10 12 (40.00%) CCIA
10 12 (40.00%) vCloud
10 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (40.00%) VCAP
10 12 (40.00%) VTSP
10 12 (40.00%) WAAS
10 12 (40.00%) 3PAR
10 12 (40.00%) NCDA
10 12 (40.00%) NCIE
10 12 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 17 (56.67%) MS Exchange
2 14 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 13 (43.33%) Lync
4 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) WAAS
1 12 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (10.00%) PBX
3 3 (10.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (6.67%) NAS
4 2 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 12 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Architect
2 18 (60.00%) Consultant
3 15 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (40.00%) Virtualisation Architect
4 12 (40.00%) Storage Architect
4 12 (40.00%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Consultant
6 5 (16.67%) Senior Architect
6 5 (16.67%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (10.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 3 (10.00%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) CLARiiON
1 12 (40.00%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.67%) Project Management
1 2 (6.67%) Migration
1 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) MCSE
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 30 (100.00%) MCITP
2 25 (83.33%) CCA
2 25 (83.33%) Citrix Certification
3 21 (70.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (43.33%) CCEE
5 12 (40.00%) CCIA
5 12 (40.00%) NCDA
5 12 (40.00%) NCIE
5 12 (40.00%) VCAP
5 12 (40.00%) VTSP
5 12 (40.00%) CCEA
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (10.00%) CCNP
7 2 (6.67%) MCSA
7 2 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 27 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 27 (90.00%) XenDesktop
2 22 (73.33%) Hyper-V
2 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 17 (56.67%) vSphere
4 12 (40.00%) vCloud
5 7 (23.33%) XenApp
6 5 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) XenMobile
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (90.00%) Citrix
2 27 (90.00%) VMware
3 15 (50.00%) Cisco
4 12 (40.00%) 3PAR
4 12 (40.00%) NetApp
4 12 (40.00%) EMC
5 5 (16.67%) AppSense