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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 99 101 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -48
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 1 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.091% 0.096% 5.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.38% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 55
Average salary £92,500 £57,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.86% +27.77%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
345 260 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 31.48% 25.00% 35.54%
Number of salaries quoted 285 234 339
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (75.00%) CCENT
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (25.00%) Puppet
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) IT Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) IT Support
1 3 (75.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Architect
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCENT
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) VMware