The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 91 69 68
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 25 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.58% 2.25% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.74% 7.65% 5.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2 25 12
Average salary £48,750 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.87% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £31,200 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
MCTS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
345 327 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 33.63% 29.46% 23.85%
Number of salaries quoted 306 294 170
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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
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 20 August 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
Dartford -10 1 £50,000 +25.00%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (76.00%) C#
3 17 (68.00%) MVC
3 17 (68.00%) .NET
3 17 (68.00%) SQL Server
3 17 (68.00%) MCP
4 13 (52.00%) MCAD
4 13 (52.00%) MCSD
4 13 (52.00%) ASP.NET
4 13 (52.00%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (52.00%) Scrum
4 13 (52.00%) TDD
4 13 (52.00%) NUnit
4 13 (52.00%) Kanban
4 13 (52.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (52.00%) Rhino Mocks
4 13 (52.00%) Moq
4 13 (52.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (44.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (44.00%) OOP
6 11 (44.00%) OO
6 11 (44.00%) MVVM
7 8 (32.00%) Windows
8 7 (28.00%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (28.00%) SQL
8 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
8 7 (28.00%) OOD
8 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
8 7 (28.00%) Data Warehouse

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) LAN
1 1 (4.00%) WAN
1 1 (4.00%) DHCP
1 1 (4.00%) VPN
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
1 1 (4.00%) SSL
1 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (68.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (44.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (8.00%) MOLAP
6 2 (8.00%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) NUnit
1 13 (52.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 13 (52.00%) Moq
2 7 (28.00%) MSTest
General
1 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) .NET Developer
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.00%) IT Support
4 1 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) .NET
2 13 (52.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (52.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 13 (52.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 7 (28.00%) Unity DI Container
3 7 (28.00%) WPF
3 7 (28.00%) Castle Windsor
3 7 (28.00%) Ninject
3 7 (28.00%) WinForms
3 7 (28.00%) Spring.NET
4 6 (24.00%) NHibernate
4 6 (24.00%) LINQ
5 4 (16.00%) REST
5 4 (16.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (16.00%) SOAP
6 3 (12.00%) XML
7 2 (8.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (24.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) MVC
2 13 (52.00%) Scrum
2 13 (52.00%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (52.00%) TDD
2 13 (52.00%) Kanban
3 11 (44.00%) MVVM
3 11 (44.00%) OOP
3 11 (44.00%) OO
4 7 (28.00%) OOD
4 7 (28.00%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (28.00%) Dependency Injection
5 6 (24.00%) ETL
5 6 (24.00%) BDD
5 6 (24.00%) Web Application Development
6 5 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (16.00%) Data Mapping
7 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.00%) XPath
4 2 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (68.00%) MCP
3 13 (52.00%) MCAD
3 13 (52.00%) MCSD
4 4 (16.00%) MCPD
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Sage
2 1 (4.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) ZyXEL
2 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (4.00%) NETGEAR
2 1 (4.00%) Veeam