Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > South East
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 286 389 380
Rank change year-on-year +103 -9 -75
Permanent jobs citing MCP 36 130 178
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.50% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 1.77% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 36 97 146
Median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +0.78% +7.50%
10th Percentile £24,875 £21,250 £19,750
90th Percentile £71,875 £46,300 £55,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +12.90% +3.33%

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 2,809 7,327 7,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.19% 28.07% 26.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,963 5,339 6,116
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £69,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.86%

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 13 August 2020.

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 13 August 2020. 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 +121 15 £30,000 +21.21% 4
Surrey +48 10 £28,250 -37.22% 1
Berkshire +98 6 £27,500 +11.11% 1
Hampshire +91 6 £25,500 -21.54% 1
Oxfordshire +48 6 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +68 3 £35,000 +48.94% 2
East Sussex +47 1 £59,500 -15.00%
Kent +44 1 £32,500 +8.33%
West Sussex +26 1 £32,000 -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 29 (80.56%) Microsoft
2 26 (72.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (66.67%) Windows
4 23 (63.89%) Active Directory
5 20 (55.56%) MCSE
6 17 (47.22%) Office 365
7 16 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
8 14 (38.89%) Windows 10
9 13 (36.11%) MCSA
10 12 (33.33%) ITIL
10 12 (33.33%) iPhone
11 11 (30.56%) SLA
12 10 (27.78%) Azure
13 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
14 8 (22.22%) SCCM
15 7 (19.44%) MCITP
15 7 (19.44%) Android
15 7 (19.44%) VMware
15 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Intune
15 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2016
16 6 (16.67%) Break/Fix
16 6 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
16 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
16 6 (16.67%) Degree
17 5 (13.89%) Application Packaging
17 5 (13.89%) SQL
17 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
17 5 (13.89%) Terminal 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 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (47.22%) Office 365
2 10 (27.78%) Azure
3 6 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (11.11%) AWS
4 4 (11.11%) IaaS
4 4 (11.11%) OneDrive
4 4 (11.11%) PaaS
5 3 (8.33%) SaaS
6 1 (2.78%) Power Platform
6 1 (2.78%) PowerApps
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) Skype
2 4 (11.11%) VPN
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (5.56%) DHCP
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall
4 2 (5.56%) Internet
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.78%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.78%) IPsec
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) SSL
5 1 (2.78%) VoIP
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) Public Sector
1 2 (5.56%) Retail
1 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Local Government
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (22.22%) Consultant
2 8 (22.22%) Desktop Support
2 8 (22.22%) Technical Support
3 7 (19.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (13.89%) Solutions Consultant
5 5 (13.89%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Technical Support Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 4 (11.11%) Deskside Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Consultant
7 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) iPhone
2 4 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.56%) iPad
3 2 (5.56%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.78%) CMDB
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Handset
4 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Windows 10
3 7 (19.44%) Android
3 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (5.56%) Linux
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Break/Fix
3 5 (13.89%) Application Packaging
3 5 (13.89%) Server Virtualisation
3 5 (13.89%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.11%) Case Management
4 4 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 3 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.33%) Validation
6 2 (5.56%) Coaching
6 2 (5.56%) Critical Thinking
6 2 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.56%) Presales
6 2 (5.56%) Web Design
7 1 (2.78%) DevOps
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.78%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.78%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (72.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (55.56%) MCSE
3 13 (36.11%) MCSA
4 7 (19.44%) MCITP
5 6 (16.67%) Degree
6 4 (11.11%) A+ Certification
7 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.56%) MCTS
8 2 (5.56%) MOS
9 1 (2.78%) CCNA
9 1 (2.78%) CCNP
9 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.78%) LPIC
9 1 (2.78%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (30.56%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.78%) GDPR
3 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) Terminal Server
3 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) SCCM
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (5.56%) Nagios
5 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (80.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) VMware
3 5 (13.89%) Citrix
4 4 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.33%) Apple
6 2 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (5.56%) Sun
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco
7 1 (2.78%) CommVault
7 1 (2.78%) Dynatrace
7 1 (2.78%) McAfee
7 1 (2.78%) Meraki
7 1 (2.78%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.78%) Polycom