Period
to 31 July 2021

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 6 months to 31 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > South East
6 months to
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 377 291 396
Rank change year-on-year -86 +105 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCP 56 47 131
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.40% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 1.55% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 47 45 95
10th Percentile £25,650 £24,250 £21,250
25th Percentile £30,375 £26,250 £24,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
75th Percentile £53,000 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £67,500 £54,000
England median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +9.38%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,444 3,038 7,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.97% 25.95% 28.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,604 2,236 5,544
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,188 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the South East

MCP
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCP in the South East.

Salary trend for MCP in the South East

MCP
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCP in the South East over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

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 6 months to 31 July 2021. 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
Thames Valley -44 24 £36,000 +14.29% 5
Hampshire -56 19 £34,000 +36.68% 9
Buckinghamshire -13 16 £32,500 -9.72% 2
Surrey -35 9 £35,750 +10.00% 1
Berkshire -39 8 £52,000 +43.45% 2
West Sussex -2 3 £26,500 -26.39% 2
East Sussex -17 1 £53,500 -10.08%
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCP.

1 54 (96.43%) Microsoft
2 42 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (58.93%) Windows
4 25 (44.64%) Microsoft 365
4 25 (44.64%) Windows Server
5 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
6 22 (39.29%) VMware
6 22 (39.29%) Azure
7 21 (37.50%) MCSE
8 20 (35.71%) Social Skills
9 18 (32.14%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (32.14%) MCSA
9 18 (32.14%) ITIL
9 18 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (32.14%) CCNA
10 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
11 15 (26.79%) SharePoint
11 15 (26.79%) Windows 10
12 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (21.43%) Degree
14 12 (21.43%) MS Exchange
14 12 (21.43%) DNS
14 12 (21.43%) Citrix
14 12 (21.43%) Hyper-V
14 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2016
15 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2019
15 11 (19.64%) SLA
15 11 (19.64%) Cisco
15 11 (19.64%) Incident Management

MCP
Co-occurring 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 15 (26.79%) SharePoint
2 12 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.14%) Skype for Business
5 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (44.64%) Microsoft 365
2 22 (39.29%) Azure
3 3 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (5.36%) SaaS
4 2 (3.57%) Dropbox
4 2 (3.57%) IaaS
4 2 (3.57%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.79%) PaaS
5 1 (1.79%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.79%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) DNS
2 10 (17.86%) DHCP
2 10 (17.86%) Firewall
3 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.71%) VPN
5 5 (8.93%) SAN
6 4 (7.14%) Skype
6 4 (7.14%) Wireless
7 3 (5.36%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (5.36%) WAN
8 1 (1.79%) LAN
8 1 (1.79%) VLAN
8 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 20 (35.71%) Social Skills
2 8 (14.29%) Organisational Skills
3 3 (5.36%) Billing
3 3 (5.36%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Legal
3 3 (5.36%) Local Government
3 3 (5.36%) Presentation Skills
3 3 (5.36%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Support Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Technical Support
4 8 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (14.29%) Service Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) IT Support
5 7 (12.50%) Software Analyst
5 7 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Service Transition Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Technical Leader
7 5 (8.93%) Transition Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) IT Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 2 (3.57%) IT Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (7.14%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.36%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) LIMS
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (58.93%) Windows
2 25 (44.64%) Windows Server
3 15 (26.79%) Windows 10
4 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (10.71%) Android
9 5 (8.93%) Linux
10 4 (7.14%) Windows 8
11 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
12 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) ITIL
1 18 (32.14%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (19.64%) Incident Management
2 11 (19.64%) Problem Management
3 10 (17.86%) Service Management
4 8 (14.29%) Change Management
5 7 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 7 (12.50%) Coaching
5 7 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 7 (12.50%) ITSM
5 7 (12.50%) Release Management
5 7 (12.50%) Service Continuity Management
5 7 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (12.50%) Time Management
6 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
6 6 (10.71%) Information Management
6 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (8.93%) OpenUP
7 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.93%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (37.50%) MCSE
3 18 (32.14%) CCNA
3 18 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (32.14%) MCSA
4 12 (21.43%) Degree
5 8 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (8.93%) CCA
6 5 (8.93%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (7.14%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (5.36%) CCENT
9 2 (3.57%) A+ Certification
9 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
9 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
9 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.79%) MCITP
10 1 (1.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) SLA
2 6 (10.71%) QA
3 2 (3.57%) HL7
System Software
1 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
2 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 10 (17.86%) XenApp
5 6 (10.71%) vSphere
6 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.57%) NFS
8 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (16.07%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.57%) Plesk
4 2 (3.57%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 54 (96.43%) Microsoft
2 22 (39.29%) VMware
3 12 (21.43%) Citrix
4 11 (19.64%) Cisco
5 10 (17.86%) ServiceNow
6 7 (12.50%) IBM
6 7 (12.50%) Oracle
6 7 (12.50%) SAP
6 7 (12.50%) Snow
7 5 (8.93%) Draytek
8 4 (7.14%) Avaya
9 3 (5.36%) McAfee
9 3 (5.36%) NetApp
9 3 (5.36%) Sophos
9 3 (5.36%) Symantec
9 3 (5.36%) WatchGuard
10 2 (3.57%) Sage
10 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.57%) Xero
11 1 (1.79%) ConnectWise