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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 89 55 62
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 5 40 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.52% 3.74% 2.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 12.78% 8.26%
Number of salaries quoted 5 39 15
Average salary £17,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £13,600 £26,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,900 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-20.26% +2.73%
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
307 313 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 32.01% 29.25% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 266 276 183
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Kent region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram 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 17 September 2014. 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
Tunbridge Wells +14 3 £13,750 -67.64%
Dover - 2 £60,000 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 18 (94.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (78.95%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) CCNA
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
4 9 (47.37%) MCITP
5 8 (42.11%) MCSE
5 8 (42.11%) A+ Certification
6 7 (36.84%) MS Office
6 7 (36.84%) Network+ Certification
7 6 (31.58%) LAN
7 6 (31.58%) WAN
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (31.58%) Wireless
8 5 (26.32%) C#
8 5 (26.32%) .NET
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
8 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
8 5 (26.32%) MCAD
8 5 (26.32%) MCSD
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (26.32%) MVC
8 5 (26.32%) Scrum
8 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (26.32%) TDD
8 5 (26.32%) NUnit
8 5 (26.32%) MCTS
8 5 (26.32%) Kanban
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (26.32%) Windows 7

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
1 2 (10.53%) Lotus Domino
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (36.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) LAN
1 6 (31.58%) WAN
1 6 (31.58%) Wireless
2 4 (21.05%) ADSL
2 4 (21.05%) Broadband
3 2 (10.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) NUnit
1 5 (26.32%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (26.32%) Moq
2 3 (15.79%) MSTest
General
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Support Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Junior
3 5 (26.32%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (21.05%) Help Desk Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) IT Support
4 4 (21.05%) Junior Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Developer
6 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
6 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
1 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
1 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (15.79%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (15.79%) Spring.NET
2 3 (15.79%) Castle Windsor
2 3 (15.79%) Ninject
2 3 (15.79%) WPF
2 3 (15.79%) WinForms
3 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
3 2 (10.53%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.79%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (10.53%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
5 2 (10.53%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Scrum
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) TDD
1 5 (26.32%) MVC
1 5 (26.32%) Kanban
2 3 (15.79%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (15.79%) MVVM
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (15.79%) OOP
2 3 (15.79%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (15.79%) OO
2 3 (15.79%) OOD
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) BDD
3 2 (10.53%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) PHP
2 2 (10.53%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (57.89%) CCNA
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (47.37%) MCITP
4 8 (42.11%) A+ Certification
4 8 (42.11%) MCSE
5 7 (36.84%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (26.32%) MCAD
6 5 (26.32%) MCSD
6 5 (26.32%) MCTS
7 4 (21.05%) Degree
7 4 (21.05%) MCSA
8 2 (10.53%) CCIE
8 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (10.53%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Lotus
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix