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

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / South East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 309 219
Rank change year-on-year +37 -90  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 124 127 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.69% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.00% 2.20% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 104 112 233
Median salary £26,250 £32,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.23% +18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £49,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,950
% change year-on-year - +0.16%  

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 4134 5779 6709
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.33% 31.42% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3367 4662 5145
Median salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +1.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Kent +32 30 £25,000 +19.04%
Hampshire +21 23 £23,500 -21.66% 2
Berkshire +29 22 £25,500 -30.13% 1
Surrey +28 20 £32,000 -4.47% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 12 £33,250 -18.40%
West Sussex +12 9 £20,250 -56.45%
Oxfordshire +13 4 £50,000 +73.91% 1
Middlesex +5 3 £37,500 -
East Sussex +14 1 £28,750 -7.25%
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 200 (79.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 189 (75.30%) Windows
3 185 (73.71%) Microsoft
4 154 (61.35%) Active Directory
5 135 (53.78%) MCSE
6 96 (38.25%) Microsoft Office
7 95 (37.85%) Windows Server
8 78 (31.08%) MS Exchange
9 72 (28.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 71 (28.29%) ITIL
11 70 (27.89%) VMware
12 67 (26.69%) Office 365
13 64 (25.50%) MCSA
14 62 (24.70%) WAN
15 59 (23.51%) Windows 7
16 58 (23.11%) LAN
17 57 (22.71%) Hyper-V
18 51 (20.32%) CCNA
18 51 (20.32%) Cisco Certification
19 50 (19.92%) VMware Infrastructure
20 47 (18.73%) Citrix
21 45 (17.93%) Windows Server 2012
22 44 (17.53%) MCITP
22 44 (17.53%) SQL
23 39 (15.54%) TCP/IP
24 38 (15.14%) DHCP
25 37 (14.74%) DNS
25 37 (14.74%) Cisco
26 36 (14.34%) Firewall
27 34 (13.55%) SQL Server

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 78 (31.08%) MS Exchange
2 31 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 30 (11.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (9.56%) SharePoint
5 23 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (6.37%) IIS
7 12 (4.78%) Skype for Business
8 10 (3.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (2.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.99%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.80%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.80%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.80%) SAS
13 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 96 (38.25%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (7.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.39%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.59%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (1.59%) QuarkXPress
6 3 (1.20%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.80%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (26.69%) Office 365
2 24 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (24.70%) WAN
2 58 (23.11%) LAN
3 39 (15.54%) TCP/IP
4 38 (15.14%) DHCP
5 37 (14.74%) DNS
6 36 (14.34%) Firewall
7 26 (10.36%) VPN
8 16 (6.37%) SAN
9 11 (4.38%) Network Security
10 10 (3.98%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (3.59%) VoIP
11 9 (3.59%) WebEx
11 9 (3.59%) Wireless
12 8 (3.19%) Internet
12 8 (3.19%) Skype
13 6 (2.39%) MPLS
14 5 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.99%) PBX
15 4 (1.59%) Cisco PIX
15 4 (1.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.99%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.80%) MySQL
7 2 (0.80%) Power BI
7 2 (0.80%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.80%) SSDT
8 1 (0.40%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 8 (3.19%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.59%) MSI
4 2 (0.80%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.80%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.80%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 18 (7.17%) Finance
2 7 (2.79%) Retail
3 6 (2.39%) Back Office
3 6 (2.39%) Games
3 6 (2.39%) Legal
4 5 (1.99%) Local Government
5 4 (1.59%) French Language
6 3 (1.20%) Advertising
6 3 (1.20%) Dutch Language
6 3 (1.20%) German Language
6 3 (1.20%) Polish Language
6 3 (1.20%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.80%) Automotive
7 2 (0.80%) Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.40%) Front Office
8 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (26.69%) Analyst
2 50 (19.92%) IT Support
3 46 (18.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 46 (18.33%) Support Engineer
4 36 (14.34%) Service Analyst
5 34 (13.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 29 (11.55%) IT Engineer
7 27 (10.76%) Support Analyst
8 21 (8.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 21 (8.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 21 (8.37%) Consultant
8 21 (8.37%) Desktop Support
8 21 (8.37%) IT Support Engineer
9 16 (6.37%) Administrator
10 14 (5.58%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 14 (5.58%) IT Consultant
11 13 (5.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 13 (5.18%) IT Analyst
11 13 (5.18%) IT Technician
12 11 (4.38%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.57%) CSS
2 15 (5.98%) HTML
3 13 (5.18%) .NET
4 10 (3.98%) ASP.NET
5 9 (3.59%) jQuery
6 7 (2.79%) HTML5
7 6 (2.39%) Regular Expression
7 6 (2.39%) Web Services
8 5 (1.99%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.99%) Ajax
8 5 (1.99%) CSS3
8 5 (1.99%) Kendo UI
9 4 (1.59%) Software Packaging
10 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.20%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.20%) Itk
10 3 (1.20%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 3 (1.20%) XML
11 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (0.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.55%) Driving Licence
2 25 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.37%) Blackberry
4 14 (5.58%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.78%) Data Centre
6 9 (3.59%) Clustering
7 7 (2.79%) AS400
7 7 (2.79%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (2.79%) Microsoft Licensing
7 7 (2.79%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.39%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.39%) iPhone
8 6 (2.39%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.99%) PDA
9 5 (1.99%) Replication
10 4 (1.59%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.80%) CMDB
11 2 (0.80%) Fintech
11 2 (0.80%) PKI
11 2 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 189 (75.30%) Windows
2 95 (37.85%) Windows Server
3 72 (28.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (23.51%) Windows 7
5 45 (17.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (7.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (7.17%) Windows 10
8 11 (4.38%) Linux
8 11 (4.38%) Windows XP
9 9 (3.59%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.19%) Mac OS
11 7 (2.79%) Android
12 4 (1.59%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.59%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.80%) CentOS
14 1 (0.40%) Fedora
14 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (28.29%) ITIL
2 16 (6.37%) High Availability
3 15 (5.98%) Time Management
4 14 (5.58%) Change Management
4 14 (5.58%) Migration
5 11 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (4.38%) Problem Management
6 10 (3.98%) Analytics
6 10 (3.98%) Asset Management
6 10 (3.98%) Patch Management
6 10 (3.98%) Service Management
7 9 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (3.59%) Project Management
8 8 (3.19%) Load Balancing
9 7 (2.79%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (2.79%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (2.79%) Presales
9 7 (2.79%) SIEM
9 7 (2.79%) Software Asset Management
9 7 (2.79%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.53%) SQL
2 26 (10.36%) PowerShell
3 21 (8.37%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.98%) Python
5 10 (3.98%) C#
6 6 (2.39%) C
6 6 (2.39%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.59%) C++
7 4 (1.59%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.59%) Ruby
8 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 200 (79.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 135 (53.78%) MCSE
3 64 (25.50%) MCSA
4 51 (20.32%) CCNA
4 51 (20.32%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (17.53%) MCITP
6 29 (11.55%) A+ Certification
7 27 (10.76%) Degree
7 27 (10.76%) MCDST
8 25 (9.96%) MCTS
9 18 (7.17%) Security Cleared
10 16 (6.37%) SC Cleared
11 12 (4.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (3.19%) Network+ Certification
13 7 (2.79%) CISSP
14 6 (2.39%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (2.39%) MCSD
14 6 (2.39%) Security+ Certification
14 6 (2.39%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.15%) SLA
2 10 (3.98%) QA
3 6 (2.39%) GPG13
3 6 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 154 (61.35%) Active Directory
2 57 (22.71%) Hyper-V
3 50 (19.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.18%) XenApp
5 6 (2.39%) vSphere
6 5 (1.99%) BlackBerry Internet Service
7 4 (1.59%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.80%) UAG
8 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.40%) Firmware
9 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (11.55%) SCCM
2 9 (3.59%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.39%) vCenter Server
4 4 (1.59%) Sysprep
5 3 (1.20%) SCOM
6 2 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.40%) Grafana
7 1 (0.40%) Graphite
7 1 (0.40%) Kibana
7 1 (0.40%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 185 (73.71%) Microsoft
2 70 (27.89%) VMware
3 47 (18.73%) Citrix
4 37 (14.74%) Cisco
5 15 (5.98%) HP
6 12 (4.78%) SonicWALL
7 11 (4.38%) Apple
7 11 (4.38%) Veeam
8 10 (3.98%) Dell
9 9 (3.59%) Snow
10 7 (2.79%) Avaya
11 6 (2.39%) Draytek
11 6 (2.39%) LogRhythm
11 6 (2.39%) WatchGuard
12 5 (1.99%) Juniper
12 5 (1.99%) LANDesk
12 5 (1.99%) Lotus
12 5 (1.99%) Oracle
12 5 (1.99%) Symantec
12 5 (1.99%) ZyXEL
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