Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 184 139
Rank change year-on-year +67 -45 +40
Permanent jobs citing MCP 59 25 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.91% 0.53% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.36% 2.15% 6.50%
Number of salaries quoted 57 19 72
Hertfordshire median annual salary £37,500 £60,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.50% +84.62% -25.29%
10th Percentile £24,300 £30,400 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,000 £49,875
East of England median annual salary £29,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -12.12% +1.54% -9.72%

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 928 1,163 1,154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 30.12% 24.46% 27.08%
Number of salaries quoted 656 941 913
Hertfordshire median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 2019. 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 +38 29 £40,000 -10.11%
Waltham Cross - 10 £55,000 -
Hatfield +33 6 £26,000 -
Stevenage - 3 £42,500 -
Broxbourne - 3 £26,000 -
Watford +10 2 £23,500 -12.96%
Welwyn Garden City +12 1 £35,000 -
Borehamwood - 1 £35,000 -
Hitchin - 1 £24,000 -
Hoddesdon - 1 £26,000 -
MCP
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 57 (96.61%) Windows
2 56 (94.92%) Active Directory
3 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
4 43 (72.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (72.88%) Windows 7
5 39 (66.10%) ITIL
6 36 (61.02%) VMware
7 32 (54.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 32 (54.24%) Windows Server
8 31 (52.54%) Cisco
9 30 (50.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (47.46%) MS Exchange
11 25 (42.37%) MCTS
11 25 (42.37%) Office 365
12 24 (40.68%) PowerShell
13 22 (37.29%) CCNA
13 22 (37.29%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (30.51%) VBScript
14 18 (30.51%) Exchange Server 2013
14 18 (30.51%) Windows 10
15 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (28.81%) Hyper-V
15 17 (28.81%) Citrix
16 16 (27.12%) Firewall
17 15 (25.42%) Windows XP
17 15 (25.42%) DNS
18 14 (23.73%) DHCP
18 14 (23.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 13 (22.03%) MCSE
19 13 (22.03%) Citrix 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 28 (47.46%) MS Exchange
2 18 (30.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (13.56%) Skype for Business
5 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
7 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (42.37%) Office 365
2 8 (13.56%) Mimecast
3 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.69%) Azure Stack
5 1 (1.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) Firewall
2 15 (25.42%) DNS
3 14 (23.73%) DHCP
4 12 (20.34%) iSCSI
4 12 (20.34%) SAN
4 12 (20.34%) VLAN
5 5 (8.47%) VPN
6 4 (6.78%) PBX
6 4 (6.78%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (6.78%) Structured Cabling
6 4 (6.78%) Wireless
7 3 (5.08%) SMTP
7 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.08%) VoIP
8 2 (3.39%) LAN
8 2 (3.39%) WAN
9 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.69%) Network Security
9 1 (1.69%) Skype
9 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) JIRA
1 1 (1.69%) MSI
1 1 (1.69%) TestRail
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.69%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (3.39%) Finance
1 2 (3.39%) Legal
1 2 (3.39%) Local Government
1 2 (3.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Analyst
2 11 (18.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (15.25%) Support Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Support
6 6 (10.17%) Administrator
6 6 (10.17%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.78%) Deskside Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Deskside Support
7 4 (6.78%) Deskside Support Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Project Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) IT Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) IT Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Replication
2 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.86%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (6.78%) Public Cloud
5 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
5 3 (5.08%) User Experience
6 2 (3.39%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 57 (96.61%) Windows
2 43 (72.88%) Windows 7
3 32 (54.24%) Windows Server
4 30 (50.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (30.51%) Windows 10
6 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (25.42%) Windows XP
8 12 (20.34%) Windows 8
9 8 (13.56%) Apple iOS
10 3 (5.08%) Mac OS
10 3 (5.08%) Windows 2000
10 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.69%) Linux
11 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (66.10%) ITIL
2 13 (22.03%) Problem Management
3 12 (20.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (20.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (20.34%) ITIL V3
4 11 (18.64%) Change Management
4 11 (18.64%) Patch Management
5 10 (16.95%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (13.56%) Project Management
6 8 (13.56%) Server Management
6 8 (13.56%) Server Patching
7 7 (11.86%) Active Listening
8 6 (10.17%) Capacity Management
8 6 (10.17%) Server Building
8 6 (10.17%) Service Management
9 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
9 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.78%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (6.78%) ITSM
10 4 (6.78%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) PowerShell
2 18 (30.51%) VBScript
3 8 (13.56%) Bash Shell
4 6 (10.17%) SQL
5 3 (5.08%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.69%) PHP
6 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (72.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (42.37%) MCTS
3 22 (37.29%) CCNA
3 22 (37.29%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (23.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (22.03%) Citrix Certification
5 13 (22.03%) MCSE
6 12 (20.34%) CCAA
7 9 (15.25%) MCSA
8 6 (10.17%) A+ Certification
9 5 (8.47%) Degree
9 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
9 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
10 3 (5.08%) MCITP
11 2 (3.39%) CCNP
12 1 (1.69%) CCA
12 1 (1.69%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) GDPR
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 56 (94.92%) Active Directory
2 32 (54.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (28.81%) Hyper-V
4 9 (15.25%) vSphere
5 5 (8.47%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.69%) XenApp
7 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) SCCM
2 8 (13.56%) AirWatch
3 3 (5.08%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (3.39%) SCOM
4 2 (3.39%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.69%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.69%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (74.58%) Microsoft
2 36 (61.02%) VMware
3 31 (52.54%) Cisco
4 17 (28.81%) Citrix
5 12 (20.34%) HP
5 12 (20.34%) SonicWALL
5 12 (20.34%) Sophos
6 10 (16.95%) Apple
7 3 (5.08%) IronPort
7 3 (5.08%) TOWER Software
7 3 (5.08%) Trend Micro
8 2 (3.39%) Lotus
9 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.69%) BMC
9 1 (1.69%) IBM
9 1 (1.69%) McAfee
9 1 (1.69%) Remedy
9 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.69%) SAP
9 1 (1.69%) Symantec