Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 335 421 334
Rank change year-on-year +86 -87 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 162 123 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.43% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 1.57% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 70 102 217
South East median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.99% +11.67%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,525 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,750 £81,250 £47,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -

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 6,845 7,820 8,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.20% 27.19% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5,076 6,012 6,714
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £69,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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
West Sussex +64 72 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Surrey +35 31 £40,000 +23.08% 8
Thames Valley +26 26 £35,000 -8.50% 16
Hampshire +8 19 £32,500 +16.07% 18
Berkshire +29 13 £39,884 -32.11% 8
Buckinghamshire +3 13 £33,750 -57.81% 5
Kent -10 8 £31,500 -3.08% 4
East Sussex - 3 £65,000 -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 147 (90.74%) Microsoft
2 140 (86.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 118 (72.84%) Windows
4 112 (69.14%) ITIL
5 78 (48.15%) Active Directory
6 73 (45.06%) SLA
7 71 (43.83%) Degree
8 65 (40.12%) ServiceNow
9 64 (39.51%) Office 365
10 58 (35.80%) Windows 10
11 53 (32.72%) Management Information System
12 47 (29.01%) Problem-Solving
13 46 (28.40%) DNS
13 46 (28.40%) DHCP
13 46 (28.40%) Azure
14 38 (23.46%) MCSE
15 36 (22.22%) Finance
16 35 (21.60%) MS Exchange
16 35 (21.60%) Self-Motivation
17 33 (20.37%) Information Security
18 32 (19.75%) SCCM
19 30 (18.52%) PowerShell
19 30 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
19 30 (18.52%) SQL Server
20 29 (17.90%) SQL
20 29 (17.90%) MCSA
21 28 (17.28%) Microsoft Office
21 28 (17.28%) Firmware
21 28 (17.28%) Ticket Management
22 26 (16.05%) Windows 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 35 (21.60%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (6.17%) IIS
4 6 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.09%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.47%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.62%) SAS
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (17.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.23%) Chatbot
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 64 (39.51%) Office 365
2 46 (28.40%) Azure
3 11 (6.79%) SaaS
4 6 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.70%) IaaS
5 5 (3.09%) AWS
5 5 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.09%) G Suite
6 4 (2.47%) OneDrive
6 4 (2.47%) PaaS
7 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.62%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.62%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (28.40%) DHCP
1 46 (28.40%) DNS
2 25 (15.43%) TCP/IP
3 18 (11.11%) LAN
4 15 (9.26%) WAN
5 13 (8.02%) Firewall
6 11 (6.79%) DMZ
6 11 (6.79%) VPN
7 8 (4.94%) VLAN
8 7 (4.32%) NAS
8 7 (4.32%) VoIP
9 6 (3.70%) Internet
10 5 (3.09%) Ethernet
10 5 (3.09%) FTP
10 5 (3.09%) iSCSI
10 5 (3.09%) Skype
10 5 (3.09%) SMTP
10 5 (3.09%) Telnet
11 4 (2.47%) DSL
11 4 (2.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 17 (10.49%) SQL Server 2017
2 17 (10.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (10.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (5.56%) Big Data
3 9 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.94%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.62%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (22.22%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.47%) Retail
4 2 (1.23%) Local Government
4 2 (1.23%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.62%) Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (22.84%) Support Engineer
2 33 (20.37%) Analyst
3 21 (12.96%) Service Analyst
4 20 (12.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (10.49%) Operations Support Engineer
6 14 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (8.02%) Service Desk Engineer
8 11 (6.79%) IT Support
9 9 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (5.56%) Developer
9 9 (5.56%) IT Engineer
9 9 (5.56%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Unix Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (4.32%) IT Analyst
11 7 (4.32%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.17%) .NET
1 10 (6.17%) HTML
2 9 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 9 (5.56%) CSS
2 9 (5.56%) Kafka
2 9 (5.56%) LDAP
3 7 (4.32%) .NET Framework
3 7 (4.32%) AngularJS
3 7 (4.32%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (4.32%) Entity Framework
3 7 (4.32%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (4.32%) Vue.js
4 6 (3.70%) .NET Core
4 6 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 6 (3.70%) CSS3
4 6 (3.70%) HTML5
4 6 (3.70%) React
5 3 (1.85%) XML
6 2 (1.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 53 (32.72%) Management Information System
2 35 (21.60%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (10.49%) Clustering
4 12 (7.41%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.47%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) NHS
7 2 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.62%) CMDB
8 1 (0.62%) LIMS
8 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.62%) PDA
8 1 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 118 (72.84%) Windows
2 58 (35.80%) Windows 10
3 26 (16.05%) Unix
3 26 (16.05%) Windows 7
3 26 (16.05%) Windows Server
4 24 (14.81%) Solaris
5 16 (9.88%) Linux
6 15 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.47%) VMS
7 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (69.14%) ITIL
2 47 (29.01%) Problem-Solving
3 33 (20.37%) Information Security
4 30 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (17.28%) Ticket Management
6 20 (12.35%) High Availability
7 17 (10.49%) Coaching
7 17 (10.49%) Security Hardening
8 14 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (6.79%) Patch Management
10 10 (6.17%) ITIL V3
11 9 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (5.56%) GitOps
11 9 (5.56%) ITSM
11 9 (5.56%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.56%) Proactive Monitoring
12 8 (4.94%) Service Management
13 7 (4.32%) Time Management
14 6 (3.70%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 29 (17.90%) SQL
3 10 (6.17%) C#
4 9 (5.56%) C
4 9 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 140 (86.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (43.83%) Degree
3 38 (23.46%) MCSE
4 29 (17.90%) MCSA
5 16 (9.88%) CCNA
5 16 (9.88%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (8.02%) MCDST
7 11 (6.79%) A+ Certification
8 9 (5.56%) RHCE
9 7 (4.32%) HND
10 6 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (3.70%) MCAD
10 6 (3.70%) MCITP
10 6 (3.70%) MCPD
10 6 (3.70%) MCTS
11 4 (2.47%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (1.85%) CCNP
12 3 (1.85%) Security Cleared
12 3 (1.85%) VCP6
12 3 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (45.06%) SLA
2 8 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (3.70%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.09%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.62%) GDPR
5 1 (0.62%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 28 (17.28%) Firmware
3 18 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (5.56%) NFS
6 7 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (3.09%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.23%) vSphere
8 2 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (19.75%) SCCM
2 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (5.56%) Ansible
4 6 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (3.09%) SCOM
6 4 (2.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 147 (90.74%) Microsoft
2 65 (40.12%) ServiceNow
3 26 (16.05%) Citrix
4 19 (11.73%) Cisco
4 19 (11.73%) VMware
5 11 (6.79%) MobileIron
5 11 (6.79%) Oracle
6 10 (6.17%) HP
7 9 (5.56%) Splunk
8 8 (4.94%) Remedy
9 6 (3.70%) Dell
10 5 (3.09%) EMC
10 5 (3.09%) Spiceworks
11 4 (2.47%) Meraki
11 4 (2.47%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.47%) Sophos
11 4 (2.47%) ZyXEL
12 3 (1.85%) Riverbed
12 3 (1.85%) Veeam
13 2 (1.23%) 3PAR