The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 202 193 147
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -46
Permanent jobs citing MCP 60 71 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.81% 0.91% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 2.97% 5.16%
Number of salaries quoted 56 66 106
Average salary £33,163 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.56% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,700 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £43,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £29,950 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.83% -20.13%
MCP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2342 2394 2056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 31.69% 30.76% 28.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2006 1868 1700
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCP
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the East of England region.

MCP Salary Trend in the East of England

MCP
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in the East of England

MCP
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +4 20 £34,000 -15.52% 6
Bedfordshire +4 11 £65,000 +94.02%
Cambridgeshire -8 9 £26,500 -29.33% 3
Norfolk +14 7 £25,000 -28.57%
Suffolk +3 7 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Essex -1 6 £32,413 -25.91% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the East of England region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 151 (87.79%) Microsoft
2 146 (84.88%) Windows
3 131 (76.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 112 (65.12%) Active Directory
5 89 (51.74%) MS Exchange
6 83 (48.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (43.60%) SQL Server
8 61 (35.47%) ITIL
8 61 (35.47%) VMware
9 58 (33.72%) MCSE
9 58 (33.72%) MS Excel
10 54 (31.40%) SQL
10 54 (31.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 53 (30.81%) MS Office
12 50 (29.07%) VMware Infrastructure
13 47 (27.33%) MCSA
14 46 (26.74%) Exchange Server 2010
15 44 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 41 (23.84%) Windows 7
16 41 (23.84%) Degree
17 38 (22.09%) Citrix
18 36 (20.93%) Cisco Certification
18 36 (20.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 35 (20.35%) CCNA
19 35 (20.35%) DNS
19 35 (20.35%) JavaScript
19 35 (20.35%) HTML
20 34 (19.77%) DHCP
21 32 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
21 32 (18.60%) Windows XP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs across the East of England region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 89 (51.74%) MS Exchange
2 46 (26.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (13.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.65%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.49%) IBM Notes
8 4 (2.33%) IIS
8 4 (2.33%) Lync
9 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 58 (33.72%) MS Excel
2 53 (30.81%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.58%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.37%) Office 365
2 5 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.35%) DNS
2 34 (19.77%) DHCP
3 28 (16.28%) TCP/IP
3 28 (16.28%) Firewall
4 25 (14.53%) VPN
5 19 (11.05%) LAN
5 19 (11.05%) WAN
6 18 (10.47%) Internet
7 16 (9.30%) SAN
8 13 (7.56%) VoIP
9 12 (6.98%) SSL
10 10 (5.81%) Network Security
11 9 (5.23%) Wireless
12 8 (4.65%) FTP
13 7 (4.07%) iSCSI
14 6 (3.49%) VLAN
15 5 (2.91%) HTTP
16 4 (2.33%) SMTP
16 4 (2.33%) HTTPS
16 4 (2.33%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (43.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.58%) Subversion
1 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
1 5 (2.91%) Retail
2 3 (1.74%) Finance
3 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.58%) Advertising
4 1 (0.58%) Automotive
4 1 (0.58%) Marketing
4 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (19.77%) Analyst
2 25 (14.53%) Software Engineer
3 21 (12.21%) Support Engineer
4 19 (11.05%) Support Analyst
4 19 (11.05%) IT Support
5 15 (8.72%) Consultant
5 15 (8.72%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (8.14%) Administrator
7 12 (6.98%) Desktop Support
8 11 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.81%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (5.81%) Virtualisation Consultant
10 9 (5.23%) Desktop Analyst
10 9 (5.23%) Team Leader
10 9 (5.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 9 (5.23%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (5.23%) Service Analyst
11 8 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
11 8 (4.65%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (20.35%) HTML
2 28 (16.28%) .NET
3 27 (15.70%) MFC
3 27 (15.70%) ASP.NET
3 27 (15.70%) jQuery
4 12 (6.98%) PhoneGap
5 8 (4.65%) CSS
6 3 (1.74%) WSH
7 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.58%) XML
7 1 (0.58%) COM
7 1 (0.58%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 32 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (15.70%) Computer Science
3 25 (14.53%) Pocket PC
4 18 (10.47%) Client/Server
5 12 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.65%) User Experience
6 8 (4.65%) Statistics
7 7 (4.07%) FMCG
8 6 (3.49%) Fat Client
8 6 (3.49%) Mathematics
8 6 (3.49%) NHS
8 6 (3.49%) Thin Client
9 4 (2.33%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.33%) Replication
10 3 (1.74%) Clustering
10 3 (1.74%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.16%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.58%) iPhone
12 1 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 146 (84.88%) Windows
2 83 (48.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (31.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (25.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (23.84%) Windows 7
6 32 (18.60%) Windows XP
7 29 (16.86%) Android
8 26 (15.12%) Apple iOS
9 8 (4.65%) Windows 8
10 7 (4.07%) Linux
11 5 (2.91%) Windows Vista
12 4 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.33%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (35.47%) ITIL
2 32 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (14.53%) Software Engineering
4 24 (13.95%) Project Management
5 21 (12.21%) Server Building
6 13 (7.56%) Time Management
7 11 (6.40%) Change Management
7 11 (6.40%) PRINCE2
7 11 (6.40%) Mentoring
8 9 (5.23%) Incident Management
9 8 (4.65%) Line Management
10 7 (4.07%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (4.07%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.49%) Capacity Management
12 5 (2.91%) Software Licensing
13 4 (2.33%) Problem Management
14 3 (1.74%) Software Deployment
14 3 (1.74%) Validation
14 3 (1.74%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (31.40%) SQL
2 35 (20.35%) JavaScript
3 28 (16.28%) C#
3 28 (16.28%) C++
4 27 (15.70%) Java
4 27 (15.70%) Objective-C
5 21 (12.21%) PowerShell
6 12 (6.98%) VBScript
7 8 (4.65%) VB
8 4 (2.33%) C
9 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 131 (76.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (33.72%) MCSE
3 47 (27.33%) MCSA
4 41 (23.84%) Degree
5 36 (20.93%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (20.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 35 (20.35%) CCNA
7 24 (13.95%) MCTS
8 22 (12.79%) VCP5
9 10 (5.81%) CCNP
10 9 (5.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (2.91%) MCITP
13 4 (2.33%) A+ Certification
13 4 (2.33%) CCA
13 4 (2.33%) CCEE
13 4 (2.33%) CCAA
13 4 (2.33%) CCIA
14 3 (1.74%) HND
14 3 (1.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.88%) SLA
2 3 (1.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (1.74%) GMP
2 3 (1.74%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.74%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 112 (65.12%) Active Directory
2 50 (29.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (16.28%) Hyper-V
4 26 (15.12%) VMware ESX
5 24 (13.95%) vSphere
6 23 (13.37%) XenApp
7 7 (4.07%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.33%) Terminal Server
8 4 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.74%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (7.56%) SCCM
2 4 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.74%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.58%) Nagios
4 1 (0.58%) DameWare
Vendors
1 151 (87.79%) Microsoft
2 61 (35.47%) VMware
3 38 (22.09%) Citrix
4 24 (13.95%) Cisco
5 23 (13.37%) Intel
6 19 (11.05%) HP
7 13 (7.56%) SonicWALL
8 12 (6.98%) Xamarin
9 8 (4.65%) Apple
10 7 (4.07%) Sophos
11 6 (3.49%) Lotus
12 5 (2.91%) Websense
13 4 (2.33%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.33%) Juniper
14 3 (1.74%) NetApp
15 2 (1.16%) Dell
15 2 (1.16%) Adobe
15 2 (1.16%) Altiris
16 1 (0.58%) Google
16 1 (0.58%) ServiceNow
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Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Training
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