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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 104 142
Rank change year-on-year -14 +38  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 28 40 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.35% 1.75% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.66% 5.17% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 28 28 30
Median salary £35,000 £41,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.63% +49.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £22,000 £25,350
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £36,400
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year - +1.69%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 601 773 1006
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 29.05% 33.83% 34.92%
Number of salaries quoted 482 625 802
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing MCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Hemel Hempstead +3 16 £30,000 -36.84%
St Albans +2 5 £47,500 +11.76%
Cheshunt - 3 £25,000 -
Borehamwood - 1 £45,000 -
Kings Langley - 1 £35,000 -
MCP
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 64 (85.33%) Windows
2 58 (77.33%) Active Directory
3 57 (76.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (74.67%) Microsoft
5 47 (62.67%) Windows Server
6 38 (50.67%) Windows 7
7 37 (49.33%) ITIL
8 35 (46.67%) DNS
8 35 (46.67%) DHCP
8 35 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (44.00%) Cisco
10 32 (42.67%) MS Exchange
11 31 (41.33%) CCNA
11 31 (41.33%) MCSE
11 31 (41.33%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (36.00%) Security Cleared
12 27 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (33.33%) MCTS
14 24 (32.00%) Change Management
14 24 (32.00%) VMware
15 22 (29.33%) Office 365
16 21 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (28.00%) SC Cleared
17 19 (25.33%) Service Management
17 19 (25.33%) MCSA
17 19 (25.33%) Windows 10
18 18 (24.00%) Problem Management
18 18 (24.00%) Firewall
19 17 (22.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 17 (22.67%) PowerShell

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 32 (42.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.67%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.00%) IIS
4 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.33%) CMS
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (29.33%) Office 365
2 8 (10.67%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (46.67%) DHCP
1 35 (46.67%) DNS
2 18 (24.00%) Firewall
3 10 (13.33%) SAN
3 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 10 (13.33%) VoIP
4 8 (10.67%) iSCSI
5 6 (8.00%) LAN
5 6 (8.00%) WAN
6 3 (4.00%) Skype
7 2 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.67%) PBX
7 2 (2.67%) VPN
7 2 (2.67%) Wireless
8 1 (1.33%) FTP
8 1 (1.33%) HTTP
8 1 (1.33%) Intranet
8 1 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Wise Package Studio
2 4 (5.33%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.33%) Automotive
2 1 (1.33%) Legal
2 1 (1.33%) Publishing
2 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (37.33%) Analyst
2 23 (30.67%) IT Support
3 21 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (25.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (24.00%) Support Analyst
6 16 (21.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 16 (21.33%) IT Analyst
6 16 (21.33%) IT Support Analyst
7 14 (18.67%) Support Engineer
8 12 (16.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (13.33%) Incident Analyst
9 10 (13.33%) SIEM Analyst
9 10 (13.33%) SOC Analyst
10 9 (12.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (12.00%) Server Support
11 8 (10.67%) Help Desk Support
11 8 (10.67%) Server Engineer
11 8 (10.67%) Wintel Engineer
12 7 (9.33%) Help Desk Engineer
12 7 (9.33%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.33%) CSS
2 1 (1.33%) CSS3
2 1 (1.33%) HTML
2 1 (1.33%) HTML5
2 1 (1.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Replication
2 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (8.00%) Driving Licence
3 6 (8.00%) Fat Client
3 6 (8.00%) Thin Client
4 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 64 (85.33%) Windows
2 47 (62.67%) Windows Server
3 38 (50.67%) Windows 7
4 35 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (25.33%) Windows 10
7 16 (21.33%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.67%) Android
9 2 (2.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (49.33%) ITIL
2 24 (32.00%) Change Management
3 19 (25.33%) Service Management
4 18 (24.00%) Problem Management
5 11 (14.67%) Incident Management
6 10 (13.33%) Information Security
6 10 (13.33%) SIEM
7 9 (12.00%) Application Packaging
8 8 (10.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (10.67%) ITIL V3
9 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (8.00%) Performance Optimisation
9 6 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (8.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.67%) Patch Management
11 3 (4.00%) Data Protection
11 3 (4.00%) Email Filtering
11 3 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (4.00%) Project Management
12 2 (2.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) PowerShell
2 16 (21.33%) SQL
3 12 (16.00%) VBScript
4 6 (8.00%) VB
5 5 (6.67%) REXX
5 5 (6.67%) Tcl
6 2 (2.67%) C
7 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 57 (76.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (41.33%) CCNA
2 31 (41.33%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (41.33%) MCSE
3 27 (36.00%) Security Cleared
4 25 (33.33%) MCTS
5 21 (28.00%) SC Cleared
6 19 (25.33%) MCSA
7 17 (22.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (21.33%) A+ Certification
9 10 (13.33%) CEH
9 10 (13.33%) CESG Certified Professional
9 10 (13.33%) CISA
9 10 (13.33%) CISM
9 10 (13.33%) CISSP
9 10 (13.33%) CRISC
9 10 (13.33%) SANS
10 8 (10.67%) CCAA
10 8 (10.67%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (9.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (77.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (18.67%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.33%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (21.33%) SCCM
2 9 (12.00%) BladeLogic
3 7 (9.33%) SCOM
4 5 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (5.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 56 (74.67%) Microsoft
2 33 (44.00%) Cisco
3 24 (32.00%) VMware
4 10 (13.33%) AlienVault
4 10 (13.33%) LogLogic
4 10 (13.33%) LogRhythm
5 9 (12.00%) BMC
5 9 (12.00%) Citrix
5 9 (12.00%) HP
6 8 (10.67%) SonicWALL
7 7 (9.33%) IBM
8 6 (8.00%) CA
9 3 (4.00%) Veeam
10 2 (2.67%) EMC
10 2 (2.67%) Meraki
11 1 (1.33%) Nintex