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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 55 51
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 54 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent - 4.44% 3.96%
As % of the Qualifications category - 15.52% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 53 25
Average salary - £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
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
284 348 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 26.64% 28.62% 32.50%
Number of salaries quoted 255 317 210
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 £23,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 26 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (100.00%) ETL
1 6 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (100.00%) Visualisation
2 5 (83.33%) Kimball Methodology
2 5 (83.33%) Line Management
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) QA
3 4 (66.67%) Data Mapping
4 2 (33.33%) XPath
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) MOLAP
5 1 (16.67%) ROLAP
5 1 (16.67%) MDX
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) MOLAP
3 1 (16.67%) ROLAP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ETL
1 6 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (83.33%) Kimball Methodology
2 5 (83.33%) Line Management
3 4 (66.67%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) XPath
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft