Without knowing what the ticking sound like exactly, I can't say if it's normal or not. The injectors on the SVT motor are quite noisy however, making the car sometimes sound a bit like a diesel. It's a constant and fast ticking type noise at idle.
Mine: 2004 Subaru WRX Wagon: 116k, WRB
Gone: 2002 SVT, #1654
Hers: 2012 Focus Ti Sedan: 67k, SGM, Manual