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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 101 37 43
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCP 6 75 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.52% 6.09% 4.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.04% 21.49% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 6 67 35
Average salary £21,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-47.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £14,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
294 349 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 25.26% 28.33% 28.59%
Number of salaries quoted 264 304 178
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Kent region over the 3 months to 19 December 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 19 December 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 -7 4 £16,750 -62.77%
Dover - 1 £60,000 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (91.67%) CCNA
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (91.67%) MCITP
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) MCSE
4 7 (58.33%) A+ Certification
4 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) Wireless
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL
5 5 (41.67%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (41.67%) WAN
5 5 (41.67%) LAN
6 4 (33.33%) SAN
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (33.33%) MCSA
6 4 (33.33%) CCIE
6 4 (33.33%) CCDP
6 4 (33.33%) Project Management
6 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 4 (33.33%) People Management
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
6 4 (33.33%) COBIT

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) LAN
1 5 (41.67%) WAN
1 5 (41.67%) Wireless
2 4 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) ADSL
3 3 (25.00%) Broadband
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Junior
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Head of IT
2 4 (33.33%) Head of Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Junior Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Junior Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) People Management
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) CCNA
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (91.67%) MCITP
2 8 (66.67%) MCSE
3 7 (58.33%) A+ Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (33.33%) MCSA
5 4 (33.33%) CCIE
5 4 (33.33%) CCDP
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) COBIT
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix