The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / South East
Rank 263 348 213
Rank change year-on-year +85 -135  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 127 108 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.86% 0.56% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 1.81% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 101 92 248
Median salary £27,500 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.69% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,625 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £52,500 £50,000
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4075 5982 6438
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.70% 31.21% 31.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3311 4852 4918
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,978 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

MCP
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for MCP in the South East

MCP
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP in the South East

MCP
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Surrey +30 35 £25,500 -22.72% 2
Buckinghamshire - 27 £35,000 - 2
Kent +36 21 £25,000 +11.11%
Hampshire +18 19 £20,500 -18.00% 3
Berkshire +22 15 £28,500 -9.52% 3
Oxfordshire -7 5 £25,000 -7.40%
East Sussex +12 3 £35,000 +9.37%
West Sussex +8 2 £53,750 +34.37%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for MCP.

1 183 (72.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 165 (65.48%) Windows
3 157 (62.30%) Microsoft
4 132 (52.38%) Active Directory
5 131 (51.98%) MCSE
6 85 (33.73%) Windows Server
7 83 (32.94%) MS Excel
8 82 (32.54%) MS Office
9 67 (26.59%) MS Exchange
9 67 (26.59%) VMware
10 61 (24.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 56 (22.22%) Windows 7
12 53 (21.03%) ITIL
13 52 (20.63%) Office 365
14 47 (18.65%) CCNA
14 47 (18.65%) Cisco Certification
15 46 (18.25%) MCSA
16 45 (17.86%) Hyper-V
17 44 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
18 42 (16.67%) LAN
19 41 (16.27%) WAN
19 41 (16.27%) Cisco
19 41 (16.27%) Citrix
20 40 (15.87%) SLA
21 39 (15.48%) SQL Server
22 37 (14.68%) SQL
23 36 (14.29%) A+ Certification
24 33 (13.10%) TCP/IP
24 33 (13.10%) Finance
25 31 (12.30%) SCCM

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 67 (26.59%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2007
3 21 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (7.54%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.76%) Skype for Business
6 10 (3.97%) IIS
7 9 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (3.17%) IBM Notes
9 7 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.59%) IBM Domino
12 3 (1.19%) Documentum
13 1 (0.40%) CMS
13 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.40%) SAS
13 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 83 (32.94%) MS Excel
2 82 (32.54%) MS Office
3 8 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.59%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (1.59%) QuarkXPress
6 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.40%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 52 (20.63%) Office 365
2 8 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.67%) LAN
2 41 (16.27%) WAN
3 33 (13.10%) TCP/IP
4 28 (11.11%) DHCP
5 27 (10.71%) DNS
6 26 (10.32%) Firewall
7 24 (9.52%) VPN
8 15 (5.95%) Unified Communications
9 12 (4.76%) VoIP
10 11 (4.37%) VLAN
11 9 (3.57%) Network Security
11 9 (3.57%) WebEx
11 9 (3.57%) Wireless
12 8 (3.17%) Internet
12 8 (3.17%) Skype
13 7 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
14 6 (2.38%) 3G
14 6 (2.38%) SAN
15 4 (1.59%) PBX
16 3 (1.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.98%) InfluxDB
4 4 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.19%) MySQL
6 2 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.79%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.40%) Big Data
7 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.59%) MSI
3 2 (0.79%) ReSharper
3 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.40%) Moq
4 1 (0.40%) NUnit
4 1 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 33 (13.10%) Finance
2 14 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.17%) Back Office
3 8 (3.17%) Billing
4 6 (2.38%) Games
4 6 (2.38%) Retail
5 4 (1.59%) Banking
5 4 (1.59%) Local Government
6 3 (1.19%) Dutch Language
6 3 (1.19%) French Language
6 3 (1.19%) German Language
6 3 (1.19%) Legal
6 3 (1.19%) Polish Language
6 3 (1.19%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (24.21%) Support Engineer
2 60 (23.81%) Analyst
3 56 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 41 (16.27%) IT Support
5 33 (13.10%) Support Analyst
6 27 (10.71%) Desktop Support
6 27 (10.71%) IT Engineer
7 25 (9.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 25 (9.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 22 (8.73%) Service Analyst
8 22 (8.73%) Service Desk Analyst
9 21 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 21 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
10 16 (6.35%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 16 (6.35%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
10 16 (6.35%) Administrator
10 16 (6.35%) Desktop Analyst
10 16 (6.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 16 (6.35%) Developer
11 14 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.35%) CSS
2 13 (5.16%) .NET
2 13 (5.16%) ASP.NET
3 12 (4.76%) HTML
3 12 (4.76%) jQuery
3 12 (4.76%) Software Packaging
4 6 (2.38%) CSS3
4 6 (2.38%) HTML5
4 6 (2.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 5 (1.98%) Web Services
6 3 (1.19%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (0.79%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.79%) Kendo UI
7 2 (0.79%) LINQ
7 2 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.79%) Velocity
7 2 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 21 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 16 (6.35%) Driving Licence
4 12 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.17%) Clustering
6 8 (3.17%) Virtual Team
7 7 (2.78%) Microsoft Licensing
8 6 (2.38%) AS400
9 5 (1.98%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.98%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.59%) Fintech
10 4 (1.59%) PDA
11 3 (1.19%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.19%) iPhone
11 3 (1.19%) PKI
11 3 (1.19%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 165 (65.48%) Windows
2 85 (33.73%) Windows Server
3 61 (24.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 27 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (8.73%) Windows 8
7 18 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (6.75%) Windows XP
9 16 (6.35%) Windows 10
10 10 (3.97%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.78%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.38%) Linux
12 6 (2.38%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.98%) Android
13 5 (1.98%) Unix
13 5 (1.98%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.19%) NetWare
15 1 (0.40%) CentOS
15 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.03%) ITIL
2 20 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (6.35%) Change Management
3 16 (6.35%) Service Management
4 15 (5.95%) Time Management
5 14 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 14 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (5.16%) Patch Management
7 12 (4.76%) ITSM
7 12 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.37%) Mentoring
8 11 (4.37%) Problem Management
9 10 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (3.57%) Migration
10 9 (3.57%) Software Asset Management
11 8 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (3.17%) Analytics
11 8 (3.17%) CRM
11 8 (3.17%) ITIL V3
11 8 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.68%) SQL
2 16 (6.35%) JavaScript
2 16 (6.35%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.95%) C#
4 7 (2.78%) Python
4 7 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.98%) C
6 4 (1.59%) C++
6 4 (1.59%) Objective-C
6 4 (1.59%) Ruby
7 3 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.40%) Perl
8 1 (0.40%) R
8 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 183 (72.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (51.98%) MCSE
3 47 (18.65%) CCNA
3 47 (18.65%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (18.25%) MCSA
5 36 (14.29%) A+ Certification
6 28 (11.11%) Degree
7 27 (10.71%) MCITP
8 19 (7.54%) MCTS
9 11 (4.37%) MCDST
10 10 (3.97%) CISSP
11 9 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (3.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 6 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (1.98%) Security Cleared
15 4 (1.59%) CCA
15 4 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (1.59%) CompTIA Security+
15 4 (1.59%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (15.87%) SLA
2 12 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) GPG13
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 132 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 45 (17.86%) Hyper-V
3 44 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.17%) BlackBerry Internet Service
4 8 (3.17%) XenApp
5 4 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.19%) DFS Replication
6 3 (1.19%) vSphere
6 3 (1.19%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.79%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.79%) Firmware
7 2 (0.79%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (12.30%) SCCM
2 5 (1.98%) SCOM
3 4 (1.59%) Sysprep
4 3 (1.19%) Grafana
4 3 (1.19%) Graphite
4 3 (1.19%) Kibana
4 3 (1.19%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.19%) WSUS
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.79%) Nessus
6 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.40%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 157 (62.30%) Microsoft
2 67 (26.59%) VMware
3 41 (16.27%) Cisco
3 41 (16.27%) Citrix
4 16 (6.35%) Apple
5 15 (5.95%) Avaya
5 15 (5.95%) HP
6 11 (4.37%) Mitel
6 11 (4.37%) Snow
7 8 (3.17%) Dell
7 8 (3.17%) LANDesk
7 8 (3.17%) Lotus
7 8 (3.17%) NetApp
8 5 (1.98%) Sophos
9 4 (1.59%) Adobe
9 4 (1.59%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.59%) LogRhythm
9 4 (1.59%) Quark
9 4 (1.59%) SonicWALL
10 3 (1.19%) Lumension
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