The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 25 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 South Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 60 66 51
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 20 5 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.18% 0.68% 2.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.52% 2.54% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 22
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
South Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
266 197 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 29.04% 26.62% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 221 172 164
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 £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
Yorkshire

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

MCTS
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

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

MCTS Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

MCTS
Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in South Yorkshire

MCTS
Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +10 20 £43,500 +16.00%
MCTS
Yorkshire

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 24 (100.00%) MCITP
2 23 (95.83%) Microsoft
3 21 (87.50%) MCSE
4 18 (75.00%) Citrix
4 18 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (75.00%) VMware
4 18 (75.00%) XenDesktop
5 16 (66.67%) CCA
5 16 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
6 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
6 15 (62.50%) Hyper-V
7 14 (58.33%) Windows
7 14 (58.33%) Lync
8 12 (50.00%) CCEE
8 12 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
10 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (33.33%) vSphere
11 8 (33.33%) Cisco
12 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (25.00%) XenApp
13 6 (25.00%) Office 365
14 5 (20.83%) CCIA
14 5 (20.83%) VCAP
14 5 (20.83%) NCDA
14 5 (20.83%) NCIE
14 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications
14 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2007

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (58.33%) Lync
2 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
3 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications
2 4 (16.67%) WAAS
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 3 (12.50%) PBX
3 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 3 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 2 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Consultant
2 10 (41.67%) Architect
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Consultant
3 7 (29.17%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Virtualisation Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Storage Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Storage Solutions Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Solutions Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) DBA
6 2 (8.33%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) CLARiiON
1 5 (20.83%) Celerra
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.17%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.33%) CRM
1 2 (8.33%) Project Management
1 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (8.33%) Migration
1 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (8.33%) High Availability
1 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 24 (100.00%) MCITP
2 21 (87.50%) MCSE
3 16 (66.67%) CCA
3 16 (66.67%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (50.00%) CCEE
5 5 (20.83%) CCIA
5 5 (20.83%) NCDA
5 5 (20.83%) NCIE
5 5 (20.83%) VCAP
6 4 (16.67%) VTSP
6 4 (16.67%) CCEA
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (12.50%) CCNP
8 2 (8.33%) MCSA
8 2 (8.33%) Degree
9 1 (4.17%) HP AIS
9 1 (4.17%) HP ASE
9 1 (4.17%) HP MASE
System Software
1 18 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 18 (75.00%) XenDesktop
2 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 15 (62.50%) Hyper-V
3 8 (33.33%) vSphere
4 6 (25.00%) XenApp
5 4 (16.67%) vCloud
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
7 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) XenMobile
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Microsoft
2 18 (75.00%) Citrix
2 18 (75.00%) VMware
3 8 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) EMC
4 5 (20.83%) NetApp
5 4 (16.67%) 3PAR
6 3 (12.50%) AppSense
7 1 (4.17%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) Dell