The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Kent region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 74 70 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -38
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 33 20 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.69% 1.63% 6.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.43% 6.41% 25.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33 20 49
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
444 312 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 36.19% 25.39% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 366 278 193
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,390 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MCTS
Salary Trend in Kent

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Kent

MCTS
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCTS across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

MCTS Salary Histogram in Kent

MCTS
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -16 19 £40,000 -
Tunbridge Wells -8 9 £45,000 +5.88%
West Malling - 2 £60,000 -
Rochester - 1 £35,000 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (96.81%) C#
3 90 (95.74%) .NET
3 90 (95.74%) MCP
4 87 (92.55%) SQL Server
5 85 (90.43%) MVC
6 70 (74.47%) ASP.NET
6 70 (74.47%) MCAD
6 70 (74.47%) MCSD
6 70 (74.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 66 (70.21%) TDD
8 63 (67.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 61 (64.89%) Rhino Mocks
9 61 (64.89%) NUnit
10 59 (62.77%) Scrum
10 59 (62.77%) OO
11 45 (47.87%) Kanban
12 44 (46.81%) Moq
13 40 (42.55%) Web Application Development
14 39 (41.49%) Castle Windsor
14 39 (41.49%) NHibernate
15 38 (40.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 37 (39.36%) MVVM
16 37 (39.36%) OOP
17 36 (38.30%) LINQ
18 35 (37.23%) WPF
19 28 (29.79%) Windows
19 28 (29.79%) WinForms
20 27 (28.72%) Microsoft
20 27 (28.72%) OOD

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.06%) Node.js
2 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) LAN
2 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.06%) Internet
3 1 (1.06%) Wireless
3 1 (1.06%) VPN
3 1 (1.06%) DNS
3 1 (1.06%) SSL
3 1 (1.06%) WAN
3 1 (1.06%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (92.55%) SQL Server
2 38 (40.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.06%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.06%) MOLAP
4 1 (1.06%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 61 (64.89%) Rhino Mocks
1 61 (64.89%) NUnit
2 44 (46.81%) Moq
3 22 (23.40%) MSTest
4 17 (18.09%) Subversion
General
1 7 (7.45%) Advertising
2 3 (3.19%) Retail
3 1 (1.06%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (60.64%) Developer
2 41 (43.62%) .NET Developer
3 15 (15.96%) Software Developer
4 7 (7.45%) Development Manager
5 3 (3.19%) Software Team Leader
5 3 (3.19%) Team Leader
6 2 (2.13%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.13%) Support Engineer
7 1 (1.06%) IT Support
7 1 (1.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (1.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (1.06%) Field Engineer
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Developer
7 1 (1.06%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (1.06%) Field Support Engineer
7 1 (1.06%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (95.74%) .NET
2 70 (74.47%) ASP.NET
2 70 (74.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 63 (67.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 39 (41.49%) Castle Windsor
4 39 (41.49%) NHibernate
5 36 (38.30%) LINQ
6 35 (37.23%) WPF
7 28 (29.79%) WinForms
8 23 (24.47%) Ninject
9 22 (23.40%) Spring.NET
9 22 (23.40%) Unity DI Container
10 20 (21.28%) WCF
10 20 (21.28%) .NET Framework
11 17 (18.09%) Ajax
11 17 (18.09%) MonoRail
11 17 (18.09%) Razor View Engine
12 15 (15.96%) REST
12 15 (15.96%) SOAP
13 1 (1.06%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.40%) Inversion of Control
2 14 (14.89%) Social Network
3 5 (5.32%) NHS
3 5 (5.32%) SystemC
4 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.13%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.06%) iPhone
5 1 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.79%) Windows
2 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.06%) Android
2 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (90.43%) MVC
2 66 (70.21%) TDD
3 59 (62.77%) Scrum
3 59 (62.77%) OO
4 45 (47.87%) Kanban
5 40 (42.55%) Web Application Development
6 37 (39.36%) MVVM
6 37 (39.36%) OOP
7 27 (28.72%) OOD
8 24 (25.53%) Dependency Injection
9 23 (24.47%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (24.47%) BDD
9 23 (24.47%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (23.40%) OOA/OOD
11 20 (21.28%) Software Engineering
12 15 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (15.96%) SOA
13 3 (3.19%) Matrix Management
13 3 (3.19%) Unit Testing
13 3 (3.19%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (96.81%) C#
2 6 (6.38%) SQL
3 5 (5.32%) C
4 2 (2.13%) VB
5 1 (1.06%) XPath
5 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (95.74%) MCP
3 70 (74.47%) MCAD
3 70 (74.47%) MCSD
4 20 (21.28%) MCPD
5 2 (2.13%) MCSE
5 2 (2.13%) CCNA
5 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.13%) MCITP
6 1 (1.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 27 (28.72%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.45%) Facebook
3 5 (5.32%) McKesson
4 2 (2.13%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.06%) Veeam
5 1 (1.06%) Google
5 1 (1.06%) ZyXEL
5 1 (1.06%) SonicWALL
5 1 (1.06%) NETGEAR
5 1 (1.06%) Sage
5 1 (1.06%) VMware