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: 2008 Saab 9-3 Aero SportCombi XWD: 87k, Black, Manual, JZW Stage 1. 320hp/400tq.
Gone: 2002 SVT, #1654
Hers: 2010 Focus SES: 78k, Ebony, Auto, Moon and Tune