Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 388 374 310
Rank change year-on-year -14 -64 +72
Permanent jobs citing MCP 134 187 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.62% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 2.35% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 101 155 216
South East median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £57,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -6.98%

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 7,454 7,967 8,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.15% 26.38% 28.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5,425 6,277 6,760
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -4.21%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 23 July 2019.

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 23 July 2019. 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
Surrey +40 52 £45,000 +60.71% 7
Thames Valley +11 36 £24,750 -31.25% 18
Berkshire +3 18 £24,750 -36.13% 4
West Sussex +5 15 - - 3
Kent -10 15 £36,500 +12.31% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 13 £23,500 -29.85% 11
Hampshire -17 12 £32,500 +4.00% 2
Oxfordshire +33 5 £37,500 +4.17% 3
East Sussex - 3 £70,000 - 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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.

1 100 (74.63%) Windows
2 92 (68.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 81 (60.45%) Microsoft
4 62 (46.27%) ITIL
5 58 (43.28%) Windows Server
6 54 (40.30%) Active Directory
7 43 (32.09%) Office 365
8 35 (26.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 34 (25.37%) SLA
9 34 (25.37%) Citrix
9 34 (25.37%) MCSA
9 34 (25.37%) Windows 10
10 33 (24.63%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (24.63%) A+ Certification
11 31 (23.13%) Microsoft Office
11 31 (23.13%) VMware
12 30 (22.39%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (22.39%) CCNA
13 28 (20.90%) MS Exchange
13 28 (20.90%) Degree
14 26 (19.40%) Hyper-V
14 26 (19.40%) DHCP
14 26 (19.40%) DNS
15 25 (18.66%) MCSE
16 23 (17.16%) Cisco
16 23 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (17.16%) Windows 7
17 20 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (14.18%) Cybersecurity
18 19 (14.18%) LAN

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 28 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 18 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.73%) IIS
5 5 (3.73%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (23.13%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (32.09%) Office 365
2 35 (26.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.48%) IaaS
4 4 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.99%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.99%) PaaS
4 4 (2.99%) SaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (19.40%) DHCP
1 26 (19.40%) DNS
2 19 (14.18%) LAN
3 17 (12.69%) Firewall
3 17 (12.69%) WAN
4 16 (11.94%) TCP/IP
5 15 (11.19%) VoIP
5 15 (11.19%) VPN
6 10 (7.46%) VLAN
6 10 (7.46%) Wireless
7 6 (4.48%) Skype
8 5 (3.73%) NAS
8 5 (3.73%) SAN
9 4 (2.99%) DSL
10 3 (2.24%) BGP
10 3 (2.24%) Internet
10 3 (2.24%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.24%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.24%) OSPF
10 3 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2014
2 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (6.72%) Finance
1 9 (6.72%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.22%) Marketing
3 1 (0.75%) Legal
3 1 (0.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (23.13%) Analyst
2 29 (21.64%) IT Engineer
3 25 (18.66%) Support Engineer
4 22 (16.42%) IT Support
5 18 (13.43%) Consultant
6 17 (12.69%) IT Analyst
7 16 (11.94%) Service Analyst
8 15 (11.19%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (10.45%) Support Analyst
9 14 (10.45%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (9.70%) IT Consultant
11 12 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (8.96%) IT Support Analyst
12 9 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (6.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (6.72%) Administrator
12 9 (6.72%) IT Support Engineer
12 9 (6.72%) Service Desk Engineer
13 8 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (5.97%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.73%) .NET
1 5 (3.73%) Web Services
2 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.49%) CSS
2 2 (1.49%) HTML
3 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.75%) Backbone.js
3 1 (0.75%) Ember.js
3 1 (0.75%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.75%) jQuery
3 1 (0.75%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (0.75%) LINQ
3 1 (0.75%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (0.75%) WCF
3 1 (0.75%) XML
3 1 (0.75%) XSD
3 1 (0.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (7.46%) Driving Licence
3 9 (6.72%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (5.22%) iPhone
5 3 (2.24%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.24%) Clustering
5 3 (2.24%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.49%) CESG
6 2 (1.49%) Cyberattack
6 2 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.49%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.49%) SCADA
6 2 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.75%) LIMS
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 100 (74.63%) Windows
2 58 (43.28%) Windows Server
3 34 (25.37%) Windows 10
4 23 (17.16%) Windows 7
5 20 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (7.46%) Mac OS
7 9 (6.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (5.97%) Windows 8
9 7 (5.22%) Linux
10 4 (2.99%) Android
11 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.24%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (46.27%) ITIL
2 33 (24.63%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (14.18%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (12.69%) Project Management
5 15 (11.19%) Presales
6 12 (8.96%) ITIL V2
7 9 (6.72%) Coaching
7 9 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (5.97%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.22%) Artificial Intelligence
9 7 (5.22%) Business Continuity
9 7 (5.22%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 7 (5.22%) Machine Learning
9 7 (5.22%) Malware Analysis
9 7 (5.22%) Technical Analysis
9 7 (5.22%) Threat Intelligence
10 6 (4.48%) Ticket Management
11 5 (3.73%) Forensic Analysis
11 5 (3.73%) ITIL V3
11 5 (3.73%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.97%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.48%) SQL
3 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.75%) C#
4 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 92 (68.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (25.37%) MCSA
3 33 (24.63%) A+ Certification
4 30 (22.39%) CCNA
4 30 (22.39%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (20.90%) Degree
6 25 (18.66%) MCSE
7 13 (9.70%) MCDST
7 13 (9.70%) MCITP
8 9 (6.72%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (5.22%) CREST Certified
9 7 (5.22%) DBS Check
9 7 (5.22%) GIAC
10 6 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (4.48%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.99%) CCNP
12 3 (2.24%) OSCE
12 3 (2.24%) OSCP
12 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (25.37%) SLA
2 4 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.49%) NCSC
4 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.75%) GDPR
4 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (40.30%) Active Directory
2 26 (19.40%) Hyper-V
3 23 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.73%) vSphere
6 2 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (11.94%) SCCM
2 9 (6.72%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.99%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 81 (60.45%) Microsoft
2 34 (25.37%) Citrix
3 31 (23.13%) VMware
4 23 (17.16%) Cisco
5 17 (12.69%) EMC
6 16 (11.94%) Dell
7 15 (11.19%) ServiceNow
8 14 (10.45%) NetApp
9 11 (8.21%) HP
10 10 (7.46%) Veeam
11 6 (4.48%) Avaya
12 5 (3.73%) Sophos
12 5 (3.73%) Veritas
13 4 (2.99%) Meraki
13 4 (2.99%) Samsung
13 4 (2.99%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.99%) Toshiba
13 4 (2.99%) Xerox
13 4 (2.99%) ZyXEL
14 3 (2.24%) Ubiquiti