Period
to 23 October 2017

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

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 336 240
Rank change year-on-year +37 -96 +58
Permanent jobs citing MCP 263 276 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.91% 0.78% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.31% 2.50% 4.21%
Number of salaries quoted 229 253 494
South East median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -2.44% +9.82%
10th Percentile £22,250 £20,550 £22,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £52,350
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - -7.69% -1.52%

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 7945 11038 13225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.36% 31.39% 31.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6449 8867 10506
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,950 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -

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 October 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 6 months to 23 October 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
Thames Valley +15 88 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Hampshire +73 77 £26,000 -13.33%
Surrey -39 40 £35,000 +18.64% 2
Kent +48 38 £25,000 +6.38% 1
Berkshire +15 37 £23,000 -45.88%
Oxfordshire +27 26 £45,000 +80.00%
Buckinghamshire +4 25 £38,750 +19.23% 1
West Sussex +9 9 £20,250 -52.91%
Middlesex +12 6 £31,500 +14.55%
East Sussex +9 4 £30,000 +36.53%
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 223 (84.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 210 (79.85%) Microsoft
3 183 (69.58%) Windows
4 156 (59.32%) Active Directory
5 123 (46.77%) MCSE
6 103 (39.16%) ITIL
7 97 (36.88%) Windows Server
8 96 (36.50%) MS Exchange
9 83 (31.56%) VMware
10 80 (30.42%) Microsoft Office
11 76 (28.90%) Windows 7
12 72 (27.38%) WAN
13 68 (25.86%) MCITP
14 66 (25.10%) VMware Infrastructure
15 63 (23.95%) Windows Server 2008
16 56 (21.29%) Security Cleared
16 56 (21.29%) LAN
17 54 (20.53%) MCSA
17 54 (20.53%) Office 365
18 53 (20.15%) Driving Licence
19 51 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
20 50 (19.01%) Exchange Server 2010
21 49 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
21 49 (18.63%) Hyper-V
22 48 (18.25%) Firewall
23 46 (17.49%) MCTS
24 40 (15.21%) SC Cleared
25 39 (14.83%) Exchange Server 2013
25 39 (14.83%) Cisco Certification
26 38 (14.45%) CCNA

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 96 (36.50%) MS Exchange
2 50 (19.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (14.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 28 (10.65%) IIS
5 27 (10.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (9.51%) Skype for Business
7 24 (9.13%) NServiceBus
8 19 (7.22%) SharePoint
9 9 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (3.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (3.04%) Sitefinity
11 4 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.38%) Documentum
13 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 80 (30.42%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (20.53%) Office 365
2 49 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (27.38%) WAN
2 56 (21.29%) LAN
3 48 (18.25%) Firewall
4 34 (12.93%) VPN
5 30 (11.41%) VoIP
6 29 (11.03%) TCP/IP
7 25 (9.51%) Remote Desktop
8 23 (8.75%) Skype
9 21 (7.98%) SAN
10 18 (6.84%) Network Security
11 17 (6.46%) MPLS
12 16 (6.08%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (6.08%) DNS
13 15 (5.70%) DHCP
14 14 (5.32%) Cisco PIX
14 14 (5.32%) DSL
14 14 (5.32%) Ethernet
14 14 (5.32%) SSL
15 12 (4.56%) iSCSI
15 12 (4.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.08%) SSDT
3 7 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.76%) Power BI
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (12.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (3.04%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.76%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 10 (3.80%) Finance
2 7 (2.66%) Legal
3 6 (2.28%) Automotive
3 6 (2.28%) Local Government
3 6 (2.28%) Publishing
3 6 (2.28%) Retail
4 3 (1.14%) Advertising
4 3 (1.14%) Games
5 2 (0.76%) Back Office
5 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.38%) French Language
6 1 (0.38%) Front Office
6 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 67 (25.48%) Analyst
2 42 (15.97%) Support Engineer
3 41 (15.59%) Service Analyst
4 40 (15.21%) IT Support
5 39 (14.83%) Service Desk Analyst
6 35 (13.31%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 32 (12.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (10.65%) Consultant
8 28 (10.65%) Support Analyst
9 25 (9.51%) Developer
10 24 (9.13%) Applications Developer
11 22 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (6.84%) IT Consultant
13 17 (6.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 17 (6.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 17 (6.46%) Architect
13 17 (6.46%) IT Engineer
14 16 (6.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 16 (6.08%) Senior Developer
14 16 (6.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.55%) .NET
2 28 (10.65%) HTML
3 25 (9.51%) ASP.NET
3 25 (9.51%) HTML5
3 25 (9.51%) Kendo UI
4 20 (7.60%) CSS
5 17 (6.46%) Ajax
6 16 (6.08%) CSS3
7 11 (4.18%) .NET Framework
8 9 (3.42%) Entity Framework
9 4 (1.52%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.76%) WCF
10 2 (0.76%) Web Services
10 2 (0.76%) XSLT
11 1 (0.38%) jQuery
11 1 (0.38%) LINQ
11 1 (0.38%) WPF
11 1 (0.38%) XML
11 1 (0.38%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 53 (20.15%) Driving Licence
2 17 (6.46%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.08%) Clustering
4 14 (5.32%) Replication
5 11 (4.18%) Handset
6 6 (2.28%) AS400
7 5 (1.90%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.14%) iPhone
9 3 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.76%) CMDB
10 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (0.76%) PKI
10 2 (0.76%) User Experience
11 1 (0.38%) Cyber Defence
11 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 183 (69.58%) Windows
2 97 (36.88%) Windows Server
3 76 (28.90%) Windows 7
4 63 (23.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (19.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (10.65%) Windows 10
7 27 (10.27%) Linux
8 25 (9.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (3.80%) CentOS
10 8 (3.04%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.66%) Android
12 5 (1.90%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.90%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.76%) Fedora
15 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (39.16%) ITIL
2 37 (14.07%) Time Management
3 35 (13.31%) Presales
4 32 (12.17%) High Availability
5 29 (11.03%) Service Delivery
6 28 (10.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 27 (10.27%) Test Automation
8 26 (9.89%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (9.89%) Migration
8 26 (9.89%) Problem Management
9 24 (9.13%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 24 (9.13%) Microservices
9 24 (9.13%) MVC
9 24 (9.13%) SOLID
10 20 (7.60%) Integration Testing
10 20 (7.60%) Project Management
11 16 (6.08%) Customer Engagement
11 16 (6.08%) Load Balancing
11 16 (6.08%) Web Development
12 15 (5.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.45%) PowerShell
2 37 (14.07%) SQL
3 25 (9.51%) C#
4 24 (9.13%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.04%) Python
6 3 (1.14%) C
7 1 (0.38%) Java
7 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 223 (84.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (46.77%) MCSE
3 68 (25.86%) MCITP
4 56 (21.29%) Security Cleared
5 54 (20.53%) MCSA
6 46 (17.49%) MCTS
7 40 (15.21%) SC Cleared
8 39 (14.83%) Cisco Certification
9 38 (14.45%) CCNA
10 33 (12.55%) MCDST
11 30 (11.41%) DV Cleared
12 24 (9.13%) MCPD
13 20 (7.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 18 (6.84%) A+ Certification
15 14 (5.32%) CCIE
15 14 (5.32%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (4.56%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (4.18%) Degree
18 7 (2.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 7 (2.66%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.75%) SLA
2 4 (1.52%) GPG13
2 4 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.76%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 156 (59.32%) Active Directory
2 66 (25.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (18.63%) Hyper-V
4 22 (8.37%) Terminal Services
5 17 (6.46%) vSphere
6 12 (4.56%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.14%) Firmware
8 3 (1.14%) XenApp
9 2 (0.76%) UAG
10 1 (0.38%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (8.75%) Backup Exec
2 16 (6.08%) SCCM
3 15 (5.70%) WSUS
4 14 (5.32%) vCenter Server
5 11 (4.18%) NetVault Backup
6 9 (3.42%) SCOM
7 7 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 210 (79.85%) Microsoft
2 83 (31.56%) VMware
3 36 (13.69%) Veeam
4 30 (11.41%) Cisco
5 26 (9.89%) HP
6 24 (9.13%) Dell
6 24 (9.13%) Symantec
7 15 (5.70%) Juniper
7 15 (5.70%) SonicWALL
7 15 (5.70%) WatchGuard
8 14 (5.32%) Draytek
8 14 (5.32%) ProCurve
8 14 (5.32%) Veritas
8 14 (5.32%) ZyXEL
9 12 (4.56%) Citrix
10 8 (3.04%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.66%) Apple
12 6 (2.28%) Nintex
13 3 (1.14%) Avaya
13 3 (1.14%) LogRhythm