The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 251 140 118
Rank change year-on-year
-111 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCP 211 403 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 1.86% 2.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.93% 5.98% 6.52%
Number of salaries quoted 191 379 463
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £23,355 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,400 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
MCP
England

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

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7192 6744 7674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.94% 31.14% 34.40%
Number of salaries quoted 5478 5417 6535
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCP
Salary Trend in the South East

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

MCP Salary Trend in the South East

MCP
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in the South East

MCP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Berkshire -37 55 £35,000 - 7
Surrey -35 54 £28,000 -30.00% 9
Hampshire -36 31 £24,000 -26.15% 6
Oxfordshire -10 25 £26,000 -35.00% 1
West Sussex +6 20 £26,500 +13.97% 1
Buckinghamshire -21 12 £27,375 -18.88% 8
East Sussex -2 8 £18,500 -2.63% 2
Kent -55 5 £60,000 +50.00%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 362 (83.60%) Microsoft
2 316 (72.98%) Windows
3 280 (64.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 197 (45.50%) Active Directory
5 196 (45.27%) MS Excel
6 191 (44.11%) MCSE
7 169 (39.03%) MS Exchange
8 152 (35.10%) MS Office
9 136 (31.41%) VMware
10 132 (30.48%) ITIL
11 129 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 112 (25.87%) Windows 7
13 106 (24.48%) MCSA
14 103 (23.79%) Citrix
15 94 (21.71%) Exchange Server 2010
16 87 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
17 84 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
18 83 (19.17%) Windows Server 2003
19 82 (18.94%) SQL Server
20 79 (18.24%) Exchange Server 2007
21 68 (15.70%) Security Cleared
22 66 (15.24%) SC Cleared
23 64 (14.78%) SLA
24 63 (14.55%) MCTS
25 59 (13.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 59 (13.63%) Hyper-V
26 58 (13.39%) MCITP
26 58 (13.39%) Disaster Recovery
27 56 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2003
28 54 (12.47%) Blackberry

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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
1 169 (39.03%) MS Exchange
2 94 (21.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (18.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 56 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 45 (10.39%) SharePoint
6 44 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2000
7 40 (9.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 21 (4.85%) IIS
9 15 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (2.08%) Documentum
11 5 (1.15%) SAS
11 5 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.92%) Lync
13 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.46%) Apache
14 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.46%) CMS
14 2 (0.46%) Umbraco
Applications
1 196 (45.27%) MS Excel
2 152 (35.10%) MS Office
3 19 (4.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) SalesLogix
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.16%) Office 365
2 10 (2.31%) IaaS
3 7 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (12.01%) TCP/IP
2 50 (11.55%) DNS
3 46 (10.62%) DHCP
4 44 (10.16%) LAN
5 43 (9.93%) WAN
5 43 (9.93%) Firewall
6 38 (8.78%) Internet
7 27 (6.24%) VPN
8 22 (5.08%) SAN
9 20 (4.62%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (3.00%) Wireless
11 9 (2.08%) VoIP
12 8 (1.85%) IP Telephony
12 8 (1.85%) VLAN
13 7 (1.62%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.39%) NAS
15 5 (1.15%) Network Security
16 3 (0.69%) WLAN
16 3 (0.69%) PBX
16 3 (0.69%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (18.94%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.31%) MySQL
3 8 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.62%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.39%) MS Access
6 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (1.85%) NUnit
2 5 (1.15%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (0.46%) Subversion
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (3.46%) Finance
2 10 (2.31%) German Language
3 8 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.39%) Back Office
5 5 (1.15%) Banking
6 4 (0.92%) French Language
6 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.69%) Games
7 3 (0.69%) Legal
7 3 (0.69%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.69%) Retail
8 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 110 (25.40%) Analyst
2 107 (24.71%) Support Engineer
3 69 (15.94%) Support Analyst
4 52 (12.01%) Consultant
5 49 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 39 (9.01%) IT Support
7 38 (8.78%) Service Analyst
7 38 (8.78%) Service Desk Analyst
8 37 (8.55%) 1st Line Support
9 32 (7.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 26 (6.00%) Technical Support
10 26 (6.00%) Applications Support
10 26 (6.00%) Administrator
11 25 (5.77%) Support Technician
12 24 (5.54%) Wintel Consultant
13 21 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (4.62%) Applications Support Analyst
14 20 (4.62%) Technical Engineer
15 19 (4.39%) Technical Support Engineer
16 17 (3.93%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.00%) .NET
2 20 (4.62%) HTML
3 16 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 11 (2.54%) CSS
5 10 (2.31%) XML
5 10 (2.31%) WCF
6 9 (2.08%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (1.62%) jQuery
9 6 (1.39%) Ajax
9 6 (1.39%) WPF
10 4 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (0.69%) Razor View Engine
11 3 (0.69%) NHibernate
11 3 (0.69%) Flash
12 2 (0.46%) Web Services
12 2 (0.46%) JSON
12 2 (0.46%) LINQ
12 2 (0.46%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.47%) Blackberry
2 33 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (7.16%) Clustering
4 17 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.70%) LIMS
6 15 (3.46%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.31%) Informatics
8 6 (1.39%) PKI
8 6 (1.39%) NHS
9 5 (1.15%) iPhone
10 4 (0.92%) iPad
10 4 (0.92%) Kindle
10 4 (0.92%) Replication
11 3 (0.69%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.69%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.69%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.69%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.46%) User Experience
12 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.46%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 316 (72.98%) Windows
2 129 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 112 (25.87%) Windows 7
4 84 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (19.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (11.78%) Windows XP
7 41 (9.47%) Windows 8
8 32 (7.39%) Linux
9 18 (4.16%) Android
10 12 (2.77%) Windows Vista
11 9 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.85%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.62%) UNIX
13 7 (1.62%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.69%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.69%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (30.48%) ITIL
2 58 (13.39%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (9.01%) Configuration Management
4 33 (7.62%) Service Delivery
5 31 (7.16%) Change Control
6 27 (6.24%) Software Engineering
6 27 (6.24%) Change Management
7 21 (4.85%) Mentoring
8 20 (4.62%) Service Management
8 20 (4.62%) ITSM
9 16 (3.70%) Asset Management
10 15 (3.46%) Incident Management
10 15 (3.46%) Coaching
11 14 (3.23%) Problem Management
12 13 (3.00%) Software Licensing
13 12 (2.77%) Time Management
13 12 (2.77%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (2.77%) Project Management
14 11 (2.54%) Software Asset Management
15 10 (2.31%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (9.93%) SQL
2 29 (6.70%) PowerShell
3 27 (6.24%) C#
4 12 (2.77%) C
5 9 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.85%) VBScript
7 7 (1.62%) VB
8 5 (1.15%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.69%) C++
10 2 (0.46%) PHP
10 2 (0.46%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.23%) VBA
11 1 (0.23%) Python
11 1 (0.23%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.23%) Java
11 1 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 280 (64.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 191 (44.11%) MCSE
3 106 (24.48%) MCSA
4 68 (15.70%) Security Cleared
5 66 (15.24%) SC Cleared
6 63 (14.55%) MCTS
7 59 (13.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 58 (13.39%) MCITP
9 49 (11.32%) CCNA
9 49 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
10 48 (11.09%) Degree
11 29 (6.70%) A+ Certification
12 27 (6.24%) DV Cleared
13 18 (4.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 17 (3.93%) MCDST
15 15 (3.46%) MCAD
16 14 (3.23%) Network+ Certification
17 11 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (2.54%) MCSD
18 7 (1.62%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (14.78%) SLA
2 11 (2.54%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.39%) QA
4 4 (0.92%) COBIT
5 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 197 (45.50%) Active Directory
2 87 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (13.63%) Hyper-V
4 50 (11.55%) VMware ESX
5 44 (10.16%) XenApp
6 29 (6.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 18 (4.16%) Terminal Services
8 12 (2.77%) UAG
9 9 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.92%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.69%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.69%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (11.55%) SCCM
2 17 (3.93%) Backup Exec
3 12 (2.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (2.08%) SCOM
6 6 (1.39%) ARCserve
6 6 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.46%) Nessus
7 2 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.23%) WSUS
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 362 (83.60%) Microsoft
2 136 (31.41%) VMware
3 103 (23.79%) Citrix
4 40 (9.24%) Cisco
5 38 (8.78%) HP
6 35 (8.08%) Symantec
7 22 (5.08%) Oracle
8 20 (4.62%) Apple
9 13 (3.00%) McAfee
9 13 (3.00%) EMC
10 12 (2.77%) Mitel
11 11 (2.54%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.85%) IBM
12 8 (1.85%) Dell
13 7 (1.62%) SAP
13 7 (1.62%) Kaspersky
14 5 (1.15%) Altiris
15 4 (0.92%) Sage
15 4 (0.92%) BMC
16 3 (0.69%) Lotus
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