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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 89 47 55
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 4 46 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.40% 4.25% 3.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 14.70% 10.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4 43 19
Average salary £60,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
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
305 313 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 30.72% 28.90% 29.96%
Number of salaries quoted 259 283 198
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 30 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 30 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
Dover - 3 £60,000 -
Tunbridge Wells +10 1 £13,750 -65.62%
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (66.67%) CCNA
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (53.33%) MCSE
4 8 (53.33%) MCITP
5 6 (40.00%) MS Office
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) A+ Certification
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 5 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (33.33%) MCSA
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
7 4 (26.67%) WAN
7 4 (26.67%) Wireless
8 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (20.00%) VMware
8 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
8 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 3 (20.00%) Project Management
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco
8 3 (20.00%) SAN
8 3 (20.00%) CCIE
8 3 (20.00%) CCDP
8 3 (20.00%) ITIL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (13.33%) IBM Notes
1 2 (13.33%) Lotus Domino
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
1 4 (26.67%) Wireless
2 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) ADSL
3 2 (13.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) NUnit
1 2 (13.33%) MSTest
1 2 (13.33%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (13.33%) Moq
General
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) IT Support
4 3 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Head of IT
4 3 (20.00%) Head of Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) IT Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (20.00%) Junior
5 2 (13.33%) Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Junior Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (13.33%) WinForms
1 2 (13.33%) WPF
1 2 (13.33%) Spring.NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (13.33%) Castle Windsor
1 2 (13.33%) Ninject
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 2 (13.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) AS400
2 2 (13.33%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (20.00%) Project Management
1 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (20.00%) People Management
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (13.33%) Kanban
2 2 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (13.33%) MVVM
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) TDD
2 2 (13.33%) OOP
2 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (13.33%) OO
2 2 (13.33%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) PHP
1 2 (13.33%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (66.67%) CCNA
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (53.33%) MCITP
3 8 (53.33%) MCSE
4 6 (40.00%) A+ Certification
5 5 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (33.33%) MCSA
6 3 (20.00%) CCIE
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (20.00%) Degree
6 3 (20.00%) CCDP
7 2 (13.33%) MCTS
7 2 (13.33%) MCAD
7 2 (13.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Lotus
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix