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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 109 47 50
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 61 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.085% 4.90% 3.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 17.33% 13.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1 55 28
Average salary £57,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.75% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
300 352 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 25.40% 28.25% 28.59%
Number of salaries quoted 267 307 178
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 18 December 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
2 6 (85.71%) SharePoint
2 6 (85.71%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (85.71%) ETL
2 6 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (85.71%) Visualisation
3 5 (71.43%) Kimball Methodology
3 5 (71.43%) QA
3 5 (71.43%) Line Management
3 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) Data Mapping
5 2 (28.57%) XPath
5 2 (28.57%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (14.29%) Lync
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (14.29%) Office 365
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) IaaS
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) MCSE
6 1 (14.29%) MCSA

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (85.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (85.71%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (14.29%) MOLAP
3 1 (14.29%) ROLAP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ETL
1 6 (85.71%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (71.43%) Kimball Methodology
2 5 (71.43%) Line Management
3 4 (57.14%) Data Mapping
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
2 2 (28.57%) XPath
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft