Period
to 25 January 2022

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 25 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 380 288 334
Rank change year-on-year -92 +46 +99
Permanent jobs citing MCP 69 41 151
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.41% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.36% 1.73% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 41 24 77
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,200 £22,700
25th Percentile £25,000 £27,188 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,000 £30,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year - -14.29% +7.69%
75th Percentile £32,000 £36,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £34,500 £37,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -8.57% - +7.69%

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 5,082 2,367 6,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.20% 23.55% 27.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,706 1,708 4,717
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,955 £27,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,688 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,303 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.61% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 25 January 2022.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -65 17 £28,000 -13.85% 5
West Sussex +17 14 £26,750 -3.60% 2
Hampshire -88 14 £33,000 +10.00% 4
Surrey -64 13 £30,000 -29.41%
Buckinghamshire -46 11 £26,500 -26.39% 3
Kent - 5 £32,000 - 6
Oxfordshire -24 3 £30,000 - 1
Berkshire -33 3 £27,500 -15.38% 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, 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 63 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 53 (76.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (39.13%) Windows
4 25 (36.23%) Hyper-V
4 25 (36.23%) Microsoft 365
5 24 (34.78%) Social Skills
6 23 (33.33%) Finance
7 22 (31.88%) MCSE
7 22 (31.88%) ITIL
7 22 (31.88%) Cybersecurity
7 22 (31.88%) Data Centre
8 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
9 19 (27.54%) Windows Server
10 18 (26.09%) Firewall
10 18 (26.09%) Azure
11 15 (21.74%) Customer Engagement
11 15 (21.74%) Adobe
11 15 (21.74%) Apple
11 15 (21.74%) MCSA
11 15 (21.74%) Linux
11 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
11 15 (21.74%) Windows 10
11 15 (21.74%) Software Licensing
12 14 (20.29%) TCP/IP
12 14 (20.29%) SCCM
13 12 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
14 11 (15.94%) Mitel
14 11 (15.94%) DHCP
14 11 (15.94%) DNS
14 11 (15.94%) SLA

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 5 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (7.25%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (36.23%) Microsoft 365
2 18 (26.09%) Azure
3 6 (8.70%) AWS
3 6 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (8.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (5.80%) Google Workspace
5 3 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.90%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.45%) IaaS
7 1 (1.45%) PaaS
7 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (26.09%) Firewall
2 14 (20.29%) TCP/IP
3 11 (15.94%) DHCP
3 11 (15.94%) DNS
4 9 (13.04%) LAN
4 9 (13.04%) WAN
5 8 (11.59%) VLAN
6 7 (10.14%) VPN
7 5 (7.25%) WLAN
8 1 (1.45%) ISDN
8 1 (1.45%) PSTN
8 1 (1.45%) Skype
8 1 (1.45%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.45%) VoIP
8 1 (1.45%) VSAT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (34.78%) Social Skills
2 23 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (10.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.70%) Retail
5 5 (7.25%) Banking
5 5 (7.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 5 (7.25%) Law
5 5 (7.25%) Legal
6 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.35%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (2.90%) Advertising
8 1 (1.45%) Automotive
8 1 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.45%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (27.54%) Analyst
2 15 (21.74%) Architect
2 15 (21.74%) Data Architect
2 15 (21.74%) Data Centre Architect
2 15 (21.74%) Solutions Architect
3 14 (20.29%) IT Support
3 14 (20.29%) Support Analyst
4 10 (14.49%) Support Engineer
5 9 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (10.14%) IT Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (10.14%) IT Technician
7 6 (8.70%) IT Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 5 (7.25%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Service Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.88%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.49%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (7.25%) Blackberry
4 5 (7.25%) iPhone
4 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.45%) FMCG
6 1 (1.45%) SCADA
6 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (39.13%) Windows
2 19 (27.54%) Windows Server
3 15 (21.74%) Linux
3 15 (21.74%) Windows 10
4 9 (13.04%) Windows Server 2019
5 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.25%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Cybersecurity
1 22 (31.88%) ITIL
2 15 (21.74%) Customer Engagement
2 15 (21.74%) Software Licensing
3 12 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (11.59%) Time Management
5 6 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.70%) Logistics
5 6 (8.70%) Proactive Management
6 5 (7.25%) Information Management
6 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.25%) Workflow
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (5.80%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.35%) Coaching
8 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
8 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.35%) Line Management
8 3 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 53 (76.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (31.88%) MCSE
3 15 (21.74%) MCSA
4 8 (11.59%) Degree
5 7 (10.14%) A+ Certification
6 4 (5.80%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.35%) MCTS
8 2 (2.90%) CCNA
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.45%) CHECK Team Member
9 1 (1.45%) GIAC
9 1 (1.45%) GPEN
9 1 (1.45%) MCITP
9 1 (1.45%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.94%) SLA
2 4 (5.80%) GDPR
3 3 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 25 (36.23%) Hyper-V
2 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (20.29%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 63 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.74%) Adobe
2 15 (21.74%) Apple
3 11 (15.94%) Mitel
4 6 (8.70%) Avaya
5 5 (7.25%) Citrix
5 5 (7.25%) HP
5 5 (7.25%) iManage
5 5 (7.25%) VMware
6 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow
7 3 (4.35%) Cisco
7 3 (4.35%) Draytek
7 3 (4.35%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.45%) Dell
8 1 (1.45%) EMC
8 1 (1.45%) Meraki
8 1 (1.45%) Riverbed