Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for MCTS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 123 149
Rank change year-on-year +23 +26 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 8 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.61% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.55% 1.06% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 6
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £27,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +54.55% +22.22% -53.85%
10th Percentile £36,250 £26,250 £18,750
90th Percentile £43,750 £28,750 £25,625
South East median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - -7.14% -26.32%

MCTS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 314 470 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 23.95% 27.57% 24.55%
Number of salaries quoted 288 427 476
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.90% -9.41%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £53,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

MCTS
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing MCTS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for MCTS in Kent

MCTS
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for MCTS in Kent

MCTS
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCTS within the Kent region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Folkestone - 7 £42,500 -
Dartford - 1 £32,500 -
MCTS
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing MCTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for MCTS.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) MCSA
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 6 (75.00%) MCITP
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
4 5 (62.50%) VCAP
4 5 (62.50%) Office 365
4 5 (62.50%) vSphere
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Data Security
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) LAN

MCTS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 5 (62.50%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (62.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Support
1 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Data Security
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSA
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCITP
3 5 (62.50%) VCAP
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) VMware