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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 88 58 52
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 5 35 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.50% 3.23% 3.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 11.18% 11.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1 34 22
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
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
305 313 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 30.72% 28.90% 29.96%
Number of salaries quoted 259 283 198
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 September 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 - 1 £50,000 -
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (75.00%) ETL
2 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (75.00%) Visualisation
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Line Management
3 5 (62.50%) QA
3 5 (62.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) Data Mapping
5 3 (37.50%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (25.00%) XML
6 2 (25.00%) MCP
6 2 (25.00%) MCAD
6 2 (25.00%) MCSD
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) OOP
6 2 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (25.00%) OO
6 2 (25.00%) OOD

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) MOLAP
3 1 (12.50%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) NUnit
1 2 (25.00%) MSTest
1 2 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (25.00%) Moq
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) WinForms
1 2 (25.00%) WPF
1 2 (25.00%) Spring.NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
1 2 (25.00%) Ninject
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 2 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (12.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ETL
1 6 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (62.50%) Kimball Methodology
2 5 (62.50%) Line Management
3 4 (50.00%) Data Mapping
4 2 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (25.00%) MVVM
4 2 (25.00%) OOP
4 2 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (25.00%) OOD
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (25.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
1 6 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) XPath
4 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCP
2 2 (25.00%) MCAD
2 2 (25.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft