The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 87 78 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCP 5 21 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.51% 1.80% 2.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.03% 5.08% 10.48%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 33
Average salary £27,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £13,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
MCP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
246 413 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 24.97% 35.48% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 213 349 284
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £27,780
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MCP
Salary Trend in Kent

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

MCP Salary Trend in Kent

MCP
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. 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 - 1 £24,500 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing MCP 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 MCP.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) MCTS
6 1 (14.29%) MCITP
6 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) MCSA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing MCP 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 MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Desktop Support
2 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Support Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (57.14%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (57.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Support Technician
4 2 (28.57%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Technician
5 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) MCTS
3 1 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft