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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East / Kent
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 102 93
Rank change year-on-year +36 -9  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 20 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.54% 0.44% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.08% 1.39% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 19 4 6
Median salary £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,360 £21,800 £21,625
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,500 £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

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 142 359 237
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 18.04% 31.55% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 110 302 208
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Chatham - 4 £24,000 -
Sevenoaks - 4 £25,000 -
Tunbridge Wells +15 2 £32,000 +16.36%
Maidstone -9 2 £40,000 -
Whitstable - 2 £20,800 -
Folkestone - 2 £25,000 -
West Malling - 1 £45,000 -
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 36 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (78.57%) MCSE
3 21 (50.00%) Windows
3 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
5 14 (33.33%) Finance
6 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (28.57%) Management Information System
7 12 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (28.57%) A+ Certification
7 12 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 10 (23.81%) MS Office
8 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
9 9 (21.43%) CCNA
9 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (19.05%) Citrix
10 8 (19.05%) Office 365
10 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (19.05%) Driving Licence
10 8 (19.05%) Time Management
11 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
11 7 (16.67%) LAN
11 7 (16.67%) WAN
12 6 (14.29%) MCSA
12 6 (14.29%) Cisco
12 6 (14.29%) VMware
12 6 (14.29%) Firewall
12 6 (14.29%) Wireless
12 6 (14.29%) AS400

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 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 10 (23.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) LAN
1 7 (16.67%) WAN
2 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 6 (14.29%) Wireless
3 5 (11.90%) DHCP
3 5 (11.90%) DNS
4 3 (7.14%) Skype
4 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.76%) Network Security
5 2 (4.76%) SAN
5 2 (4.76%) VLAN
5 2 (4.76%) VPN
6 1 (2.38%) LDAP
6 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
General
1 14 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Desktop Support
2 17 (40.48%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 14 (33.33%) Analyst
3 14 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 12 (28.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 12 (28.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 12 (28.57%) Desktop Analyst
4 12 (28.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) IT Support
5 6 (14.29%) IT Technician
6 5 (11.90%) Citrix Technician
7 4 (9.52%) Administrator
8 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Network Support
8 3 (7.14%) Server Support
8 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.05%) Driving Licence
3 6 (14.29%) AS400
4 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
5 3 (7.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.14%) Android
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
1 12 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (19.05%) Time Management
3 6 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL
5 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Data Management
5 3 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) BCP
6 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.76%) High Availability
6 2 (4.76%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.38%) Migration
7 1 (2.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
1 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (78.57%) MCSE
3 12 (28.57%) A+ Certification
4 9 (21.43%) CCNA
4 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (14.29%) MCSA
6 5 (11.90%) MCITP
7 3 (7.14%) Degree
8 2 (4.76%) MCDST
8 2 (4.76%) MCSD
9 1 (2.38%) CCENT
9 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Citrix
3 6 (14.29%) Cisco
3 6 (14.29%) VMware
4 4 (9.52%) Apple
5 3 (7.14%) SonicWALL
6 2 (4.76%) LANDesk
6 2 (4.76%) Nimsoft
6 2 (4.76%) Remedy
6 2 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.38%) 3Com
7 1 (2.38%) Capita
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) Draytek
7 1 (2.38%) Google
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) NetApp
7 1 (2.38%) NETGEAR
7 1 (2.38%) ZyXEL