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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 249 122 124
Rank change year-on-year
-127 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCP 214 460 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 2.12% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.83% 6.59% 6.36%
Number of salaries quoted 188 437 477
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,550 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
7559 6980 7863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.40% 32.12% 34.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5738 5636 6736
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
Hampshire +1 51 £19,875 -27.72% 8
Surrey -73 51 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Berkshire -56 42 £32,000 -8.57% 8
Buckinghamshire -31 25 £32,500 -18.75% 4
West Sussex -17 19 £36,250 +64.77% 1
Oxfordshire -19 15 £25,000 -39.02% 3
East Sussex -34 7 £22,500 -47.05% 2
Kent -27 6 £21,500 -46.25% 5
Middlesex 0 1 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 374 (78.90%) Microsoft
2 351 (74.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 304 (64.14%) Windows
4 205 (43.25%) MCSE
5 194 (40.93%) Active Directory
6 186 (39.24%) MS Excel
7 170 (35.86%) MS Exchange
8 139 (29.32%) SQL Server
9 134 (28.27%) VMware
9 134 (28.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 124 (26.16%) MS Office
11 118 (24.89%) MCSA
12 103 (21.73%) ITIL
13 99 (20.89%) Windows 7
14 98 (20.68%) Windows Server 2003
15 96 (20.25%) MCTS
16 95 (20.04%) .NET
17 91 (19.20%) Citrix
18 88 (18.57%) C#
19 85 (17.93%) Exchange Server 2010
20 82 (17.30%) VMware Infrastructure
21 79 (16.67%) Degree
21 79 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
22 74 (15.61%) SLA
23 70 (14.77%) MCITP
24 68 (14.35%) Cisco
25 67 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2007
26 65 (13.71%) DNS
27 62 (13.08%) DHCP
27 62 (13.08%) ASP.NET

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 170 (35.86%) MS Exchange
2 85 (17.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 62 (13.08%) SharePoint
5 41 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 32 (6.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 31 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (4.85%) IIS
9 21 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2000
10 19 (4.01%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (3.38%) Lync
12 15 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (1.05%) IBM Notes
13 5 (1.05%) Documentum
13 5 (1.05%) SAS
13 5 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.63%) CMS
14 3 (0.63%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.42%) K2 blackpearl
15 2 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 186 (39.24%) MS Excel
2 124 (26.16%) MS Office
3 24 (5.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.21%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.64%) Office 365
2 10 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.11%) IaaS
3 7 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (13.71%) DNS
2 62 (13.08%) DHCP
3 60 (12.66%) TCP/IP
4 58 (12.24%) Internet
5 47 (9.92%) Firewall
6 46 (9.70%) LAN
7 43 (9.07%) WAN
8 42 (8.86%) VPN
9 33 (6.96%) SAN
10 20 (4.22%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (4.22%) Wireless
11 11 (2.32%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.90%) Broadband
12 9 (1.90%) NAS
13 7 (1.48%) VoIP
14 6 (1.27%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.27%) LDAP
15 5 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
16 4 (0.84%) Cisco IOS
16 4 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (29.32%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (5.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.48%) MySQL
7 7 (1.48%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.84%) MS Access
8 4 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (10.55%) NUnit
2 30 (6.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 19 (4.01%) Subversion
4 15 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 12 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (2.32%) Moq
7 6 (1.27%) MSTest
7 6 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (5.49%) Finance
2 24 (5.06%) Games
3 15 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.53%) German Language
5 5 (1.05%) Legal
5 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.84%) Banking
6 4 (0.84%) Billing
6 4 (0.84%) French Language
6 4 (0.84%) Marketing
7 3 (0.63%) Back Office
7 3 (0.63%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.42%) Retail
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 114 (24.05%) Analyst
2 106 (22.36%) Support Engineer
3 70 (14.77%) Support Analyst
4 63 (13.29%) Developer
5 59 (12.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 40 (8.44%) IT Support
6 40 (8.44%) .NET Developer
7 37 (7.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 37 (7.81%) Service Analyst
8 36 (7.59%) Consultant
8 36 (7.59%) Service Desk Analyst
9 29 (6.12%) Technical Support
10 28 (5.91%) 1st Line Support
11 26 (5.49%) Applications Support
12 22 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (4.64%) Technical Engineer
13 21 (4.43%) Team Leader
13 21 (4.43%) Technical Support Engineer
14 20 (4.22%) Applications Support Analyst
14 20 (4.22%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (20.04%) .NET
2 62 (13.08%) ASP.NET
3 46 (9.70%) WCF
4 35 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 35 (7.38%) Ajax
5 31 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 27 (5.70%) LINQ
7 26 (5.49%) WPF
8 25 (5.27%) Castle Windsor
9 24 (5.06%) NHibernate
10 23 (4.85%) HTML
11 20 (4.22%) Razor View Engine
12 19 (4.01%) XML
12 19 (4.01%) MonoRail
12 19 (4.01%) jQuery
13 18 (3.80%) .NET Framework
13 18 (3.80%) Web Services
14 15 (3.16%) CSS
15 9 (1.90%) ADO.NET
16 6 (1.27%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.92%) Blackberry
2 20 (4.22%) Clustering
2 20 (4.22%) LIMS
3 16 (3.38%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.74%) iPhone
5 10 (2.11%) Informatics
6 8 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.69%) iPad
6 8 (1.69%) Replication
7 7 (1.48%) NHS
8 6 (1.27%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.27%) PKI
8 6 (1.27%) Kindle
8 6 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (1.05%) EFT
10 3 (0.63%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.63%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.63%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.63%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.42%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 304 (64.14%) Windows
2 134 (28.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (20.89%) Windows 7
4 98 (20.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 79 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (12.87%) Windows 8
7 53 (11.18%) Windows XP
8 40 (8.44%) Linux
9 17 (3.59%) Windows Vista
10 13 (2.74%) Android
11 12 (2.53%) Mac OS X
12 11 (2.32%) UNIX
12 11 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (2.11%) Windows Phone
14 7 (1.48%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.27%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.42%) HPUX
17 2 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (21.73%) ITIL
2 44 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (8.23%) MVC
4 36 (7.59%) Configuration Management
5 34 (7.17%) Software Engineering
6 33 (6.96%) Scrum
6 33 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (6.54%) TDD
8 25 (5.27%) Web Application Development
9 24 (5.06%) Change Management
10 21 (4.43%) E-Commerce
11 20 (4.22%) Unit Testing
12 18 (3.80%) Change Control
12 18 (3.80%) Service Delivery
13 17 (3.59%) Problem Management
14 15 (3.16%) OO
15 13 (2.74%) Service Management
15 13 (2.74%) ITSM
15 13 (2.74%) Incident Management
16 12 (2.53%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (18.57%) C#
2 54 (11.39%) SQL
3 21 (4.43%) JavaScript
3 21 (4.43%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.53%) VB.NET
5 9 (1.90%) VB
6 8 (1.69%) C
7 6 (1.27%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.27%) VBScript
8 4 (0.84%) Python
9 3 (0.63%) Lua
10 2 (0.42%) PHP
11 1 (0.21%) Java
11 1 (0.21%) C++
11 1 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 351 (74.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 205 (43.25%) MCSE
3 118 (24.89%) MCSA
4 96 (20.25%) MCTS
5 79 (16.67%) Degree
6 70 (14.77%) MCITP
7 59 (12.45%) MCSD
8 57 (12.03%) Cisco Certification
8 57 (12.03%) CCNA
9 55 (11.60%) MCAD
10 51 (10.76%) Security Cleared
11 50 (10.55%) SC Cleared
12 38 (8.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 28 (5.91%) A+ Certification
14 20 (4.22%) DV Cleared
15 18 (3.80%) Network+ Certification
16 14 (2.95%) MCDBA
17 13 (2.74%) MCDST
18 11 (2.32%) MCPD
19 8 (1.69%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (15.61%) SLA
2 8 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.69%) QA
2 8 (1.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 194 (40.93%) Active Directory
2 82 (17.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (10.97%) Hyper-V
4 34 (7.17%) VMware ESX
5 23 (4.85%) XenApp
6 17 (3.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 14 (2.95%) UAG
8 11 (2.32%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (1.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (1.27%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.27%) Terminal Server
12 5 (1.05%) vSphere
13 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (10.55%) SCCM
2 10 (2.11%) Backup Exec
3 9 (1.90%) SCOM
4 6 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.05%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.05%) ARCserve
6 2 (0.42%) Nessus
6 2 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.42%) DameWare
7 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 374 (78.90%) Microsoft
2 134 (28.27%) VMware
3 91 (19.20%) Citrix
4 68 (14.35%) Cisco
5 42 (8.86%) HP
6 39 (8.23%) Symantec
7 20 (4.22%) Oracle
8 19 (4.01%) Apple
9 13 (2.74%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.32%) Sage
11 8 (1.69%) Dell
11 8 (1.69%) EMC
12 7 (1.48%) IBM
13 6 (1.27%) Mitel
13 6 (1.27%) Draytek
13 6 (1.27%) Avaya
13 6 (1.27%) Adobe
13 6 (1.27%) SAP
13 6 (1.27%) Sophos
14 5 (1.05%) Lotus
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