The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Kent region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 95 69 53
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 6 24 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.53% 2.27% 3.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 7.21% 13.97%
Number of salaries quoted 2 24 25
Average salary £48,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £29,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £44,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
397 333 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 35.32% 31.56% 21.83%
Number of salaries quoted 347 299 154
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCTS
South East

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 25 July 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 -16 1 £50,000 +25.00%
MCTS
South East

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (84.62%) C#
3 31 (79.49%) .NET
3 31 (79.49%) SQL Server
3 31 (79.49%) MCP
3 31 (79.49%) MVC
4 22 (56.41%) MCAD
4 22 (56.41%) MCSD
4 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET
4 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (51.28%) Rhino Mocks
5 20 (51.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 20 (51.28%) OO
5 20 (51.28%) Scrum
5 20 (51.28%) TDD
5 20 (51.28%) NUnit
6 19 (48.72%) OOP
6 19 (48.72%) MVVM
6 19 (48.72%) Moq
6 19 (48.72%) Kanban
7 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
8 16 (41.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (41.03%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (30.77%) WPF
10 11 (28.21%) Windows
10 11 (28.21%) Castle Windsor
11 10 (25.64%) Ninject
11 10 (25.64%) Web Application Development
11 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (25.64%) Unity DI Container

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) LAN
1 1 (2.56%) WAN
1 1 (2.56%) DHCP
1 1 (2.56%) VPN
1 1 (2.56%) DNS
1 1 (2.56%) SSL
1 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (79.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (41.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (17.95%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.13%) MOLAP
6 2 (5.13%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (51.28%) NUnit
1 20 (51.28%) Rhino Mocks
2 19 (48.72%) Moq
3 10 (25.64%) MSTest
4 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 2 (5.13%) Advertising
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (69.23%) Developer
2 11 (28.21%) .NET Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 7 (17.95%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Development Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (79.49%) .NET
2 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET
2 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (51.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 12 (30.77%) WPF
5 11 (28.21%) Castle Windsor
6 10 (25.64%) Ninject
6 10 (25.64%) LINQ
6 10 (25.64%) WinForms
6 10 (25.64%) NHibernate
6 10 (25.64%) Unity DI Container
6 10 (25.64%) Spring.NET
7 9 (23.08%) .NET Framework
7 9 (23.08%) SOAP
7 9 (23.08%) REST
8 3 (7.69%) XML
9 2 (5.13%) MDX
10 1 (2.56%) WCF
10 1 (2.56%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (2.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (15.38%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) MVC
2 20 (51.28%) Scrum
2 20 (51.28%) OO
2 20 (51.28%) TDD
3 19 (48.72%) Kanban
3 19 (48.72%) MVVM
3 19 (48.72%) OOP
4 16 (41.03%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (25.64%) OOA/OOD
5 10 (25.64%) OOD
5 10 (25.64%) Web Application Development
5 10 (25.64%) Dependency Injection
6 9 (23.08%) SOA
6 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 9 (23.08%) BDD
7 6 (15.38%) ETL
8 5 (12.82%) Kimball Methodology
9 4 (10.26%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 33 (84.62%) C#
2 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.69%) XPath
4 2 (5.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (79.49%) MCP
3 22 (56.41%) MCAD
3 22 (56.41%) MCSD
4 9 (23.08%) MCPD
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Facebook
3 1 (2.56%) Sage
3 1 (2.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) ZyXEL
3 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL
3 1 (2.56%) NETGEAR
3 1 (2.56%) Veeam
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