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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 302 212 240
Rank change year-on-year
-90 +28
Permanent jobs citing MCP 135 281 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 1.37% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 4.36% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 114 224 229
Median salary £32,250 £27,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.21% -20.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,250 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,350 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £30,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%
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
5796 6438 7805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.76% 31.31% 33.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4631 4863 6242
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -18 36 £25,750 +7.29% 2
Surrey -39 35 £33,000 +10.00% 6
Berkshire -25 23 £34,000 +25.92% 2
Oxfordshire 0 11 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Kent +11 10 £26,750 -0.92%
Buckinghamshire -12 10 £41,500 +14.48% 1
West Sussex -15 5 £43,000 +14.66% 3
East Sussex +10 4 £31,500 +18.86%
Middlesex +6 1 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCP.

1 186 (81.58%) Windows
2 180 (78.95%) Microsoft
3 156 (68.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 136 (59.65%) Active Directory
5 104 (45.61%) Windows Server
6 97 (42.54%) MCSE
7 96 (42.11%) VMware
8 91 (39.91%) MS Excel
9 89 (39.04%) ITIL
10 88 (38.60%) MS Office
11 83 (36.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 78 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 74 (32.46%) MS Exchange
14 69 (30.26%) Office 365
15 67 (29.39%) Windows 7
16 64 (28.07%) MCSA
17 63 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
18 56 (24.56%) LAN
19 54 (23.68%) DNS
19 54 (23.68%) MCITP
20 51 (22.37%) WAN
21 46 (20.18%) DHCP
21 46 (20.18%) Hyper-V
21 46 (20.18%) Exchange Server 2010
21 46 (20.18%) Windows 8
22 45 (19.74%) Cisco
23 44 (19.30%) Firewall
24 43 (18.86%) Citrix
25 42 (18.42%) VPN
25 42 (18.42%) SLA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 74 (32.46%) MS Exchange
2 46 (20.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (6.58%) Skype for Business
5 14 (6.14%) SharePoint
6 12 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (5.26%) IIS
7 3 (1.32%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.88%) Confluence
8 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.44%) JBoss
9 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 91 (39.91%) MS Excel
2 88 (38.60%) MS Office
3 4 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.88%) Siemens NX
4 2 (0.88%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (3.07%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.88%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.88%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 69 (30.26%) Office 365
2 13 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.39%) Google Apps
5 3 (1.32%) SaaS
6 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (24.56%) LAN
2 54 (23.68%) DNS
3 51 (22.37%) WAN
4 46 (20.18%) DHCP
5 44 (19.30%) Firewall
6 42 (18.42%) VPN
7 19 (8.33%) SAN
7 19 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 15 (6.58%) VLAN
9 10 (4.39%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (4.39%) Wireless
10 8 (3.51%) iSCSI
11 7 (3.07%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (3.07%) VoIP
12 6 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (2.19%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (2.19%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.75%) WLAN
15 3 (1.32%) Internet
16 2 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.44%) Big Data
7 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.44%) MySQL
7 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.88%) JIRA
2 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (6.58%) Finance
2 10 (4.39%) Retail
3 7 (3.07%) Legal
3 7 (3.07%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.32%) Banking
5 3 (1.32%) Publishing
6 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 79 (34.65%) Analyst
2 58 (25.44%) Support Analyst
3 42 (18.42%) 2nd Line Support
3 42 (18.42%) Support Engineer
4 34 (14.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 30 (13.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 29 (12.72%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 24 (10.53%) IT Engineer
8 23 (10.09%) 3rd Line Support
9 22 (9.65%) Desktop Support
9 22 (9.65%) IT Support
9 22 (9.65%) Service Analyst
10 21 (9.21%) 1st Line Support
11 19 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (7.89%) Desktop Analyst
12 18 (7.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 17 (7.46%) Consultant
13 17 (7.46%) IT Analyst
14 16 (7.02%) Service Desk Analyst
14 16 (7.02%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.02%) Web Services
2 3 (1.32%) .NET
3 2 (0.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.44%) HTML
4 1 (0.44%) LAMP
4 1 (0.44%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.44%) Velocity
4 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.91%) Smartphone
2 26 (11.40%) Blackberry
3 11 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.82%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.95%) Clustering
4 9 (3.95%) Fat Client
4 9 (3.95%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.07%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.07%) iPhone
6 6 (2.63%) EqualLogic
7 5 (2.19%) Cyber Attack
7 5 (2.19%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.19%) SCADA
8 4 (1.75%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.32%) BYOD
9 3 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.32%) iPad
10 2 (0.88%) CMDB
10 2 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 186 (81.58%) Windows
2 104 (45.61%) Windows Server
3 83 (36.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 78 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (29.39%) Windows 7
6 46 (20.18%) Windows 8
7 30 (13.16%) Linux
8 26 (11.40%) Windows 10
9 18 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (6.58%) Android
11 11 (4.82%) Windows XP
12 8 (3.51%) Apple iOS
13 7 (3.07%) Unix
14 6 (2.63%) Mac OS X
14 6 (2.63%) Windows Vista
15 5 (2.19%) Fedora
15 5 (2.19%) Mac OS
16 3 (1.32%) CentOS
17 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (39.04%) ITIL
2 14 (6.14%) Project Management
3 13 (5.70%) ERP
3 13 (5.70%) Migration
4 12 (5.26%) CRM
5 11 (4.82%) DevOps
5 11 (4.82%) Presales
6 9 (3.95%) Line Management
6 9 (3.95%) Service Delivery
7 7 (3.07%) Change Control
7 7 (3.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (3.07%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (3.07%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (2.63%) Change Management
8 6 (2.63%) Information Security
8 6 (2.63%) ITIL V2
8 6 (2.63%) Network Load Balancing
8 6 (2.63%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (2.63%) Time Management
9 5 (2.19%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.47%) SQL
2 8 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.75%) C
4 3 (1.32%) Bourne shell
4 3 (1.32%) C++
4 3 (1.32%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.32%) Perl
4 3 (1.32%) Python
5 2 (0.88%) C#
5 2 (0.88%) Java
5 2 (0.88%) VB
5 2 (0.88%) VBScript
6 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 156 (68.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (42.54%) MCSE
3 64 (28.07%) MCSA
4 54 (23.68%) MCITP
5 42 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (17.54%) CCNA
7 36 (15.79%) A+ Certification
8 35 (15.35%) Degree
9 25 (10.96%) MCTS
10 22 (9.65%) Security Cleared
11 20 (8.77%) MCDST
12 19 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (7.89%) MOS
14 16 (7.02%) SC Cleared
15 11 (4.82%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 9 (3.95%) DV Cleared
17 7 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
18 5 (2.19%) CREST Certified
18 5 (2.19%) GIAC
18 5 (2.19%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (18.42%) SLA
2 5 (2.19%) RMADS
3 2 (0.88%) QA
4 1 (0.44%) HL7
System Software
1 136 (59.65%) Active Directory
2 63 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (20.18%) Hyper-V
4 28 (12.28%) XenApp
5 16 (7.02%) VMware ESX
6 11 (4.82%) VMware Workstation
7 10 (4.39%) Samba
7 10 (4.39%) vSphere
8 5 (2.19%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.32%) Xen
10 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 41 (17.98%) SCCM
2 18 (7.89%) SCOM
3 10 (4.39%) Puppet
4 8 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 8 (3.51%) WSUS
5 6 (2.63%) HP SIM
6 5 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (2.19%) Nagios
7 2 (0.88%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.88%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.88%) SCSM
7 2 (0.88%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.44%) SafeCom
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 180 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 96 (42.11%) VMware
3 45 (19.74%) Cisco
4 43 (18.86%) Citrix
5 17 (7.46%) Google
6 14 (6.14%) Mitel
7 13 (5.70%) Dell
7 13 (5.70%) HP
8 11 (4.82%) Symantec
9 9 (3.95%) Veeam
10 7 (3.07%) Avaya
10 7 (3.07%) Dell Compellent
10 7 (3.07%) NetApp
10 7 (3.07%) Sophos
11 6 (2.63%) Oracle
11 6 (2.63%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.19%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.19%) WatchGuard
13 4 (1.75%) Kaspersky
13 4 (1.75%) Synology
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