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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 251 143 119
Rank change year-on-year
-108 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCP 208 402 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 1.93% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.84% 6.11% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 190 379 493
Average salary £26,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.12% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,700 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.80% +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
7324 6584 7783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.29% 31.68% 34.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5577 5318 6648
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 18 September 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 18 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
Surrey -61 55 £30,000 -25.00% 11
Hampshire -7 52 £21,500 -33.84% 9
Berkshire -34 51 £35,000 - 6
Buckinghamshire -34 16 £26,750 -27.70% 2
Oxfordshire -24 15 £26,000 -35.00% 4
West Sussex -20 12 £29,250 +32.95%
Kent -33 6 £38,500 -3.75%
East Sussex -28 5 £15,375 -19.07% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 376 (81.03%) Microsoft
2 329 (70.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 323 (69.61%) Windows
4 211 (45.47%) Active Directory
5 205 (44.18%) MCSE
6 198 (42.67%) MS Excel
7 181 (39.01%) MS Exchange
8 144 (31.03%) VMware
9 140 (30.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 135 (29.09%) MS Office
11 121 (26.08%) SQL Server
12 118 (25.43%) MCSA
13 113 (24.35%) Windows 7
14 106 (22.84%) ITIL
15 104 (22.41%) Citrix
16 97 (20.91%) Windows Server 2003
17 96 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
17 96 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
18 90 (19.40%) MCTS
19 86 (18.53%) Windows Server 2012
20 77 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2007
21 72 (15.52%) MCITP
21 72 (15.52%) Degree
22 67 (14.44%) SLA
23 65 (14.01%) Security Cleared
24 64 (13.79%) SC Cleared
25 62 (13.36%) Hyper-V
25 62 (13.36%) .NET
26 61 (13.15%) SharePoint
26 61 (13.15%) DNS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 181 (39.01%) MS Exchange
2 96 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 61 (13.15%) SharePoint
5 54 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 43 (9.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 43 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2000
8 23 (4.96%) IIS
9 18 (3.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (3.02%) Lync
11 9 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (1.72%) Documentum
13 7 (1.51%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (1.08%) SAS
15 4 (0.86%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.65%) Umbraco
16 3 (0.65%) CMS
17 2 (0.43%) Apache
17 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 198 (42.67%) MS Excel
2 135 (29.09%) MS Office
3 23 (4.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.17%) Office 365
2 10 (2.16%) IaaS
3 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (13.15%) DNS
2 56 (12.07%) DHCP
3 53 (11.42%) LAN
3 53 (11.42%) TCP/IP
4 51 (10.99%) WAN
5 50 (10.78%) Internet
6 47 (10.13%) Firewall
7 36 (7.76%) VPN
8 30 (6.47%) SAN
9 22 (4.74%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (3.45%) Wireless
11 10 (2.16%) Broadband
12 8 (1.72%) iSCSI
12 8 (1.72%) NAS
13 6 (1.29%) LDAP
13 6 (1.29%) VoIP
14 5 (1.08%) IP Telephony
14 5 (1.08%) Network Security
15 4 (0.86%) ADSL
15 4 (0.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (26.08%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.94%) MySQL
6 7 (1.51%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.29%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.08%) MS Access
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.22%) Star Schema
11 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 34 (7.33%) NUnit
2 18 (3.88%) Rhino Mocks
3 14 (3.02%) Visual Studio
4 13 (2.80%) Subversion
5 8 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.08%) Moq
7 3 (0.65%) MSTest
8 2 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (4.09%) Finance
2 14 (3.02%) Games
3 10 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.16%) German Language
4 5 (1.08%) Back Office
5 4 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.86%) French Language
5 4 (0.86%) Banking
6 3 (0.65%) Billing
6 3 (0.65%) Retail
6 3 (0.65%) Spanish Language
6 3 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 114 (24.57%) Analyst
2 113 (24.35%) Support Engineer
3 67 (14.44%) Support Analyst
4 57 (12.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 50 (10.78%) Consultant
6 42 (9.05%) Service Analyst
7 41 (8.84%) Service Desk Analyst
8 39 (8.41%) Developer
9 38 (8.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 35 (7.54%) IT Support
11 30 (6.47%) Technical Support
12 28 (6.03%) .NET Developer
13 27 (5.82%) Applications Support
14 26 (5.60%) 1st Line Support
15 23 (4.96%) Technical Engineer
16 22 (4.74%) Technical Support Engineer
16 22 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (4.74%) Administrator
17 21 (4.53%) Support Technician
17 21 (4.53%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (13.36%) .NET
2 41 (8.84%) ASP.NET
3 37 (7.97%) WCF
4 25 (5.39%) HTML
4 25 (5.39%) Ajax
5 24 (5.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (4.09%) WPF
6 19 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 18 (3.88%) LINQ
8 17 (3.66%) CSS
9 16 (3.45%) XML
9 16 (3.45%) Castle Windsor
9 16 (3.45%) NHibernate
10 15 (3.23%) jQuery
11 14 (3.02%) Razor View Engine
12 13 (2.80%) MonoRail
13 11 (2.37%) Web Services
14 10 (2.16%) .NET Framework
15 7 (1.51%) HTML5
16 6 (1.29%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 32 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.25%) Clustering
4 20 (4.31%) LIMS
5 18 (3.88%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.59%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.37%) iPhone
8 10 (2.16%) Informatics
9 8 (1.72%) Replication
9 8 (1.72%) iPad
10 6 (1.29%) NHS
10 6 (1.29%) PKI
11 5 (1.08%) Kindle
12 3 (0.65%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.65%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
12 3 (0.65%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.65%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.65%) Device Driver
13 2 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 323 (69.61%) Windows
2 140 (30.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 113 (24.35%) Windows 7
4 97 (20.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 86 (18.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (12.93%) Windows 8
7 56 (12.07%) Windows XP
8 35 (7.54%) Linux
9 20 (4.31%) Windows Vista
10 17 (3.66%) Android
11 11 (2.37%) UNIX
12 10 (2.16%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.94%) Windows Phone
14 8 (1.72%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.08%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.43%) Solaris
18 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (22.84%) ITIL
2 58 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 41 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (8.62%) Configuration Management
5 29 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 28 (6.03%) Change Control
7 27 (5.82%) Mentoring
8 26 (5.60%) Service Delivery
8 26 (5.60%) Change Management
9 24 (5.17%) MVC
10 21 (4.53%) Scrum
11 19 (4.09%) TDD
12 17 (3.66%) Line Management
13 16 (3.45%) Web Application Development
13 16 (3.45%) ITSM
13 16 (3.45%) Unit Testing
14 15 (3.23%) Problem Management
14 15 (3.23%) Service Management
15 14 (3.02%) Incident Management
16 13 (2.80%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (12.72%) C#
2 51 (10.99%) SQL
3 31 (6.68%) PowerShell
4 14 (3.02%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.16%) C
6 9 (1.94%) VB
7 8 (1.72%) VBScript
8 5 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.86%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.43%) PHP
10 2 (0.43%) C++
11 1 (0.22%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 329 (70.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 205 (44.18%) MCSE
3 118 (25.43%) MCSA
4 90 (19.40%) MCTS
5 72 (15.52%) MCITP
5 72 (15.52%) Degree
6 65 (14.01%) Security Cleared
7 64 (13.79%) SC Cleared
8 57 (12.28%) CCNA
8 57 (12.28%) Cisco Certification
9 54 (11.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 41 (8.84%) MCSD
11 40 (8.62%) MCAD
12 27 (5.82%) A+ Certification
12 27 (5.82%) DV Cleared
13 18 (3.88%) MCDST
14 16 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
15 13 (2.80%) MCDBA
15 13 (2.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (1.51%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (14.44%) SLA
2 8 (1.72%) ISO 9001
2 8 (1.72%) QA
3 6 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 211 (45.47%) Active Directory
2 96 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (13.36%) Hyper-V
4 47 (10.13%) VMware ESX
5 36 (7.76%) XenApp
6 27 (5.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 16 (3.45%) Terminal Services
8 12 (2.59%) UAG
9 9 (1.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 9 (1.94%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (1.51%) Terminal Server
11 5 (1.08%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.65%) vSphere
13 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 53 (11.42%) SCCM
2 16 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 12 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (1.94%) SCOM
4 9 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (1.72%) NetBackup
5 8 (1.72%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.43%) Nessus
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 376 (81.03%) Microsoft
2 144 (31.03%) VMware
3 104 (22.41%) Citrix
4 59 (12.72%) Cisco
5 46 (9.91%) Symantec
6 41 (8.84%) HP
7 23 (4.96%) Oracle
8 17 (3.66%) Apple
9 12 (2.59%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.59%) EMC
10 11 (2.37%) McAfee
11 9 (1.94%) Mitel
11 9 (1.94%) Sage
11 9 (1.94%) Dell
12 7 (1.51%) IBM
13 6 (1.29%) Sophos
13 6 (1.29%) Adobe
13 6 (1.29%) Draytek
14 5 (1.08%) Kaspersky
14 5 (1.08%) Avaya
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Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + £5k car allowance, Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + GREAT BONUS, TRAINING
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Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + on call allowance
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Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
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Surrey
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Hampshire
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