The first table below looks at the demand for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Maidstone region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Maidstone region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 31 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 21 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 8.43% 8.54% 30.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.58% 29.17% 83.33%
Number of salaries quoted 21 7 20
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Qualifications Category
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
79 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 31.73% 29.27% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 55 23 24
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCTS
Kent

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Maidstone region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

MCTS
Salary Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Maidstone region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Maidstone

MCTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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 38 (100.00%) C#
1 38 (100.00%) .NET
1 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 38 (100.00%) MCP
1 38 (100.00%) OO
1 38 (100.00%) OOP
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 38 (100.00%) MVC
1 38 (100.00%) MVVM
2 23 (60.53%) Rhino Mocks
2 23 (60.53%) Moq
2 23 (60.53%) Castle Windsor
2 23 (60.53%) Ninject
2 23 (60.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 23 (60.53%) Unity DI Container
2 23 (60.53%) Scrum
2 23 (60.53%) WinForms
2 23 (60.53%) TDD
2 23 (60.53%) NUnit
2 23 (60.53%) WPF
2 23 (60.53%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (60.53%) Kanban
2 23 (60.53%) Spring.NET
2 23 (60.53%) ASP.NET MVC
2 23 (60.53%) Dependency Injection
2 23 (60.53%) Inversion of Control
2 23 (60.53%) MSTest
2 23 (60.53%) OOA/OOD
2 23 (60.53%) OOD
2 23 (60.53%) MCAD

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Maidstone 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (39.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (60.53%) Rhino Mocks
1 23 (60.53%) Moq
1 23 (60.53%) NUnit
1 23 (60.53%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 38 (100.00%) Developer
2 23 (60.53%) .NET Developer
3 15 (39.47%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (60.53%) Castle Windsor
2 23 (60.53%) Ninject
2 23 (60.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 23 (60.53%) Unity DI Container
2 23 (60.53%) WinForms
2 23 (60.53%) WPF
2 23 (60.53%) Spring.NET
2 23 (60.53%) ASP.NET MVC
2 23 (60.53%) ASP.NET
3 15 (39.47%) SOAP
3 15 (39.47%) .NET Framework
3 15 (39.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (60.53%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 23 (60.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) OO
1 38 (100.00%) OOP
1 38 (100.00%) MVC
1 38 (100.00%) MVVM
2 23 (60.53%) Scrum
2 23 (60.53%) TDD
2 23 (60.53%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (60.53%) Kanban
2 23 (60.53%) Dependency Injection
2 23 (60.53%) OOA/OOD
2 23 (60.53%) OOD
3 15 (39.47%) SOA
3 15 (39.47%) Software Engineering
3 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) MCP
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (60.53%) MCAD
2 23 (60.53%) MCSD
3 15 (39.47%) MCPD
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft