The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East > Kent
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 78 95
Rank change year-on-year +31 +17  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 30 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.46% 0.93% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.14% 3.30% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 29 9 4
Kent median annual salary £25,000 £21,000 £25,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.04% -18.44%  
10th Percentile £21,250 £18,450 £20,100
90th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £38,175
South East median annual salary £29,250 £32,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +18.18%  

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 Kent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Kent
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 175 273 241
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 26.00% 28.32% 21.87%
Number of salaries quoted 424 560 515
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £22,350
90th Percentile £50,000 £56,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Kent

MCP
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for MCP in Kent

MCP
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Kent over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP in Kent

MCP
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 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
Tunbridge Wells +7 6 £32,500 +38.29%
Folkestone - 5 £25,000 -
Sevenoaks - 4 £22,500 -
Maidstone - 3 £40,000 - 1
Chatham - 3 £24,000 -
Dover - 3 £25,000 -
West Malling - 1 £32,500 -
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Kent region with a requirement for MCP.

1 42 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (74.51%) MCSE
3 31 (60.78%) Windows
3 31 (60.78%) Active Directory
4 20 (39.22%) Windows Server
5 18 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (33.33%) A+ Certification
6 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
7 15 (29.41%) Office 365
8 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
9 13 (25.49%) MCSA
9 13 (25.49%) Firewall
9 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (25.49%) Driving Licence
9 13 (25.49%) Hyper-V
9 13 (25.49%) Time Management
10 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (23.53%) VMware
11 10 (19.61%) LAN
11 10 (19.61%) WAN
11 10 (19.61%) CCNA
11 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (15.69%) Citrix
12 8 (15.69%) DHCP
12 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
12 8 (15.69%) DNS
12 8 (15.69%) AS400
12 8 (15.69%) Network Monitoring
12 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (13.73%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.73%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (29.41%) Office 365
2 12 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) Firewall
2 10 (19.61%) LAN
2 10 (19.61%) WAN
3 8 (15.69%) DHCP
3 8 (15.69%) DNS
4 7 (13.73%) Skype
4 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
5 6 (11.76%) VPN
5 6 (11.76%) Wireless
6 5 (9.80%) Network Security
7 2 (3.92%) VLAN
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.96%) SAN
8 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Advertising
2 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 15 (29.41%) Desktop Support
3 13 (25.49%) IT Support
4 12 (23.53%) Support Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) IT Technician
6 7 (13.73%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 7 (13.73%) Administrator
6 7 (13.73%) IT Engineer
6 7 (13.73%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (13.73%) Network Support
6 7 (13.73%) Server Support
6 7 (13.73%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (11.76%) Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) Support Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) Wintel Support
7 6 (11.76%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (7.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (7.84%) Citrix Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (25.49%) Driving Licence
2 8 (15.69%) AS400
3 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.84%) iPhone
4 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (60.78%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) Windows Server
3 18 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.84%) Android
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Time Management
2 8 (15.69%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (9.80%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (9.80%) High Availability
3 5 (9.80%) ITIL
3 5 (9.80%) Security Patching
4 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.88%) Migration
6 2 (3.92%) ITIL V2
7 1 (1.96%) BCP
7 1 (1.96%) Break/Fix
7 1 (1.96%) Coaching
7 1 (1.96%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.96%) Data Management
7 1 (1.96%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.96%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (1.96%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
1 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
1 5 (9.80%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (74.51%) MCSE
3 17 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 13 (25.49%) MCSA
5 10 (19.61%) CCNA
5 10 (19.61%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (13.73%) Degree
7 5 (9.80%) MCSD
8 2 (3.92%) MCDST
9 1 (1.96%) CCENT
9 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (60.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.49%) Hyper-V
3 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
4 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) VMware
3 8 (15.69%) Citrix
4 7 (13.73%) Cisco
4 7 (13.73%) SonicWALL
5 2 (3.92%) Apple
5 2 (3.92%) Dell
5 2 (3.92%) HP
5 2 (3.92%) Remedy
6 1 (1.96%) 3Com
6 1 (1.96%) Capita
6 1 (1.96%) Draytek
6 1 (1.96%) IBM
6 1 (1.96%) Juniper
6 1 (1.96%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.96%) NetApp
6 1 (1.96%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.96%) Nimsoft
6 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.96%) ZyXEL
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