Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 196 172
Rank change year-on-year +48 -24 +16
Permanent jobs citing MCP 54 28 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.42% 0.63% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.83% 2.62% 3.29%
Number of salaries quoted 42 34 38
Hertfordshire median annual salary £36,250 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.44% +28.57% -15.66%
10th Percentile £26,150 £20,650 £22,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £50,000 £46,625
East of England median annual salary £30,000 £40,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year -25.00% +15.94% +6.15%

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 1,118 1,068 1,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 29.31% 24.07% 30.01%
Number of salaries quoted 770 897 1,049
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,200
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £66,700
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% -1.15%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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
Watford -7 12 £36,250 +34.26% 2
Radlett - 12 - -
Hatfield - 7 £30,000 -
Hemel Hempstead +14 6 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Ware - 6 £30,000 -
Stevenage - 3 £42,500 -
Waltham Cross - 3 £55,000 -
Letchworth - 2 £21,000 -
MCP
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 48 (88.89%) Windows
2 39 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 29 (53.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (53.70%) Windows 7
4 28 (51.85%) ITIL
5 23 (42.59%) Microsoft
6 22 (40.74%) SLA
7 21 (38.89%) Change Management
7 21 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (38.89%) VMware
8 19 (35.19%) Data Centre
8 19 (35.19%) Windows Server
9 17 (31.48%) MCSA
10 16 (29.63%) Wireless
10 16 (29.63%) Office 365
10 16 (29.63%) Server Management
11 15 (27.78%) Apple iOS
11 15 (27.78%) MCSE
11 15 (27.78%) Apple
11 15 (27.78%) Blackberry
12 14 (25.93%) Windows 10
13 13 (24.07%) Citrix
13 13 (24.07%) Firewall
13 13 (24.07%) TCP/IP
14 12 (22.22%) Ethernet
14 12 (22.22%) LAN
14 12 (22.22%) Cisco
14 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (22.22%) IBM Notes
14 12 (22.22%) Client/Server

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 12 (22.22%) IBM Notes
2 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.41%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (29.63%) Office 365
2 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.41%) Mimecast
4 2 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) Wireless
2 13 (24.07%) Firewall
2 13 (24.07%) TCP/IP
3 12 (22.22%) Ethernet
3 12 (22.22%) Internet
3 12 (22.22%) LAN
4 8 (14.81%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (12.96%) DNS
6 6 (11.11%) BIG-IP
6 6 (11.11%) FTP
6 6 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (7.41%) PBX
7 4 (7.41%) SAN
8 3 (5.56%) SMTP
9 2 (3.70%) DHCP
10 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) French Language
3 2 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Analyst
2 12 (22.22%) Deskside Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Support Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Help Desk Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Technical Support
5 6 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Consultant
6 5 (9.26%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Project Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) IT Support
9 2 (3.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.19%) Data Centre
2 15 (27.78%) Blackberry
3 12 (22.22%) Client/Server
3 12 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.26%) Public Cloud
5 4 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (88.89%) Windows
2 29 (53.70%) Windows 7
3 19 (35.19%) Windows Server
4 15 (27.78%) Apple iOS
5 14 (25.93%) Windows 10
6 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (14.81%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.56%) Linux
8 3 (5.56%) Windows 2000
8 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) ITIL
2 21 (38.89%) Change Management
3 16 (29.63%) Server Management
4 12 (22.22%) Identity Management
4 12 (22.22%) Time Management
4 12 (22.22%) Validation
5 6 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (11.11%) Patch Management
5 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 6 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
5 6 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (9.26%) Business Development
6 5 (9.26%) Migration
6 5 (9.26%) Presales
6 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (9.26%) Process Improvement
6 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (7.41%) Active Listening
7 4 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) Java
2 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.56%) Python
3 3 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (53.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (31.48%) MCSA
3 15 (27.78%) MCSE
4 12 (22.22%) A+ Certification
4 12 (22.22%) ACDT
4 12 (22.22%) ACHDS
4 12 (22.22%) ACTC
4 12 (22.22%) MCDST
4 12 (22.22%) MCSM
4 12 (22.22%) Network+ Certification
5 11 (20.37%) CCNA
5 11 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (11.11%) MCTS
7 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (40.74%) SLA
2 6 (11.11%) GDPR
2 6 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.41%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (5.56%) vSphere
7 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) AirWatch
1 3 (5.56%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (1.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Microsoft
2 21 (38.89%) VMware
3 15 (27.78%) Apple
4 13 (24.07%) Citrix
5 12 (22.22%) Cisco
5 12 (22.22%) Lotus
5 12 (22.22%) Oracle
5 12 (22.22%) Remedy
6 6 (11.11%) F5
6 6 (11.11%) Sophos
7 3 (5.56%) IronPort
7 3 (5.56%) TOWER Software
7 3 (5.56%) Trend Micro
8 1 (1.85%) Asigra
8 1 (1.85%) Dell
8 1 (1.85%) Google
8 1 (1.85%) HP
8 1 (1.85%) NetApp
8 1 (1.85%) Veeam