Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 172 178
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCP 25 45 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.56% 1.02% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 3.59% 3.10%
Number of salaries quoted 26 38 35
Hertfordshire median annual salary £42,500 £30,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.67% -27.71% +34.96%
10th Percentile £20,500 £22,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £48,250 £48,750
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% -1.52%

MCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,079 1,255 1,546
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.29% 28.55% 30.78%
Number of salaries quoted 910 995 1,214
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% - -
10th Percentile £25,500 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £66,250
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £43,500
% change year-on-year +4.05% -0.57% +2.35%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Hertfordshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for MCP in Hertfordshire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MCP in Hertfordshire

MCP
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead -7 11 £50,000 +25.00%
Watford +2 7 £27,000 +8.00% 3
Borehamwood - 2 £45,000 -
Welwyn Garden City -9 1 - - 1
MCP
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 23 (92.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (80.00%) Windows
3 20 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 16 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (64.00%) MS Exchange
5 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (60.00%) CCNA
6 13 (52.00%) VMware
6 13 (52.00%) Hyper-V
7 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
7 12 (48.00%) DNS
7 12 (48.00%) DHCP
7 12 (48.00%) ITIL
8 11 (44.00%) SAN
8 11 (44.00%) Firewall
8 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
9 10 (40.00%) MCTS
9 10 (40.00%) Cisco
10 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
10 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (32.00%) MCSA
11 8 (32.00%) HP
11 8 (32.00%) Citrix
12 7 (28.00%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (28.00%) A+ Certification

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 16 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 16 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 16 (64.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (24.00%) Mimecast
2 6 (24.00%) Office 365
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) DHCP
1 12 (48.00%) DNS
2 11 (44.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) SAN
3 7 (28.00%) iSCSI
3 7 (28.00%) VoIP
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (8.00%) Automotive
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
1 9 (36.00%) Support Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (12.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (12.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) IT Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Replication
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
1 20 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Change Management
2 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (28.00%) ITIL V3
2 7 (28.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (24.00%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (20.00%) Email Filtering
5 4 (16.00%) CRM
6 3 (12.00%) DevOps
6 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 2 (8.00%) Data Management
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Logistics
7 2 (8.00%) Migration
7 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.00%) UML
7 2 (8.00%) Use Case
7 2 (8.00%) User Stories
8 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) VBScript
3 3 (12.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (60.00%) CCNA
2 15 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (40.00%) MCTS
4 8 (32.00%) MCSA
5 7 (28.00%) A+ Certification
5 7 (28.00%) CCAA
5 7 (28.00%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (28.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (24.00%) MCSE
7 4 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (92.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (52.00%) Hyper-V
3 10 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) VMware
3 10 (40.00%) Cisco
4 8 (32.00%) Citrix
4 8 (32.00%) HP
5 7 (28.00%) SonicWALL
6 2 (8.00%) Nintex
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) Google
7 1 (4.00%) NetApp
7 1 (4.00%) Veeam