First of all apologies for creating duplicate forum posts for this, but I urgently need help with this issue, particularly from SharePoint professionals living in the Sheffield area.
I am an MCITP certified Server engineer and would really like to find a role working with SharePoint. I am currently working as a Small Business Engineer in Sheffield and have a strong background in Windows Server, Active Directory, DNS, SharePoint 2007, and Networking. I have previously worked in Microsoft based Enterprise environments.
The problem is most of the jobs I see advertised are for SharePoint Developers with C#/.net skills.
My understanding of SharePoint is that someone needs to design and implement the SharePoint Infrastructure - is this done by SharePoint Developers as part of their roles, or are there dedicated roles to design and implement the Infrastructure. And more importantly, how and where can I find these roles advertised?
My ambition is to work in a role as a SharePoint Architect. I am currently debating whether to gain .net skills to work as a SharePoint Developer, or to build on my core skills and get certified as a SharePoint 2010 MCITP and focus on the SharePoint architecture.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!