Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 113 132
Rank change year-on-year +26 +19 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 25 13 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.89% 0.76% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.91% 2.78% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 24 11 16
Kent median annual salary £26,000 £26,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,000 £18,750
90th Percentile £40,000 £52,500 £28,125
South East median annual salary £33,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +11.67% -7.69% +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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 316 468 554
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 23.89% 27.38% 24.79%
Number of salaries quoted 291 426 483
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.90% -9.41%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,125 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £54,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Folkestone +10 10 £26,000 -
Maidstone - 5 £40,000 -
Chatham - 5 £21,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £32,500 -
West Malling -10 1 £32,500 -35.00%
Stansted - 1 £19,000 -
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (52.00%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (48.00%) Driving Licence
4 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (32.00%) MCSE
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (32.00%) Patch Management
7 7 (28.00%) A+ Certification
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
8 6 (24.00%) Firewall
8 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (20.00%) AS400
9 5 (20.00%) VPN
9 5 (20.00%) LAN
9 5 (20.00%) WAN
10 4 (16.00%) MCSD
10 4 (16.00%) MCSA
10 4 (16.00%) Python
10 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (16.00%) SQL
10 4 (16.00%) Network Security
10 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
10 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
10 4 (16.00%) High Availability
10 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
10 4 (16.00%) Apache Cassandra

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 4 (16.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) LAN
2 5 (20.00%) VPN
2 5 (20.00%) WAN
3 4 (16.00%) Network Security
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
4 1 (4.00%) VoIP
4 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
General
1 1 (4.00%) Advertising
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) IT Support
2 6 (24.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (16.00%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 4 (16.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
4 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 4 (16.00%) IT Support Technician
4 4 (16.00%) IT Technician
4 4 (16.00%) Support Technician
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
6 2 (8.00%) Senior IT Support
6 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Driving Licence
2 5 (20.00%) AS400
3 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (32.00%) Patch Management
3 4 (16.00%) High Availability
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL V2
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.00%) Coaching
5 1 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (4.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.00%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (16.00%) Python
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (32.00%) MCSE
3 7 (28.00%) A+ Certification
4 4 (16.00%) MCSA
4 4 (16.00%) MCSD
5 2 (8.00%) CCNA
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) VMware