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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 94 99 66
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -33
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 3 6 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.27% 0.54% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.16% 1.54% 7.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 25
Average salary £19,500 £48,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-60.00% +21.87%
UK excluding London average salary £33,826 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.43% -
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
259 389 328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 23.57% 35.14% 31.24%
Number of salaries quoted 224 340 295
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 July 2015. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £19,500 -
Tonbridge - 1 £27,000 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Skype
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Logistics
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix