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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 96 99 67
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCP 5 6 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.45% 0.54% 2.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 1.55% 7.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 26
Average salary £19,500 £21,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.30% -46.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,050 £15,250 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £22,750 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
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
264 387 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 23.91% 34.86% 30.62%
Number of salaries quoted 228 338 299
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 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
Tunbridge Wells -23 3 £19,500 +27.86%
Tonbridge - 1 £27,000 -
West Malling - 1 £41,500 - 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) MCSE
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (40.00%) MCTS
4 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) MS Office
5 3 (30.00%) MCITP
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Logistics
6 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (20.00%) Skype
6 2 (20.00%) Office 365
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 1 (10.00%) Security Patching
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (10.00%) CISMP
7 1 (10.00%) Retail
7 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (10.00%) Degree

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (30.00%) MS Office
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (10.00%) ADSL
2 1 (10.00%) Broadband
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
1 7 (70.00%) Support Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 5 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Junior Support Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) IT Security Specialist
6 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
6 1 (10.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Security Patching
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) MCTS
4 3 (30.00%) MCITP
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) MCSA
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
Faversham, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + overtime
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday