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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 194 140 103
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -37
Permanent jobs citing MCP 74 104 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.97% 1.46% 2.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.17% 5.01% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 69 104 228
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,900 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,700 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.80% +4.16%
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
2337 2074 2772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.69% 29.09% 30.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1832 1726 2393
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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
Cambridgeshire -2 35 £37,500 - 6
Hertfordshire -19 19 £43,750 +45.83% 4
Bedfordshire -4 8 £35,250 -2.75%
Essex -16 7 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Norfolk +6 3 £31,000 +12.72% 1
Suffolk +5 2 £28,500 -18.57% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 148 (81.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 127 (70.17%) Windows
3 100 (55.25%) Microsoft
4 86 (47.51%) SQL Server
5 70 (38.67%) MCTS
6 61 (33.70%) .NET
6 61 (33.70%) MS Exchange
7 60 (33.15%) Active Directory
8 59 (32.60%) C#
8 59 (32.60%) MCSD
8 59 (32.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (30.39%) MCSE
10 52 (28.73%) MS Excel
10 52 (28.73%) VMware
11 51 (28.18%) NUnit
11 51 (28.18%) ITIL
12 50 (27.62%) MCAD
13 49 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
14 47 (25.97%) TDD
14 47 (25.97%) Scrum
14 47 (25.97%) Kanban
14 47 (25.97%) Rhino Mocks
14 47 (25.97%) Moq
15 44 (24.31%) Firewall
16 43 (23.76%) MS Office
16 43 (23.76%) Cisco
17 40 (22.10%) VMware Infrastructure
17 40 (22.10%) Exchange Server 2010
18 39 (21.55%) MCSA
19 38 (20.99%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 61 (33.70%) MS Exchange
2 40 (22.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (15.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (14.92%) SharePoint
5 18 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (5.52%) IIS
7 9 (4.97%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (3.87%) Lync
9 5 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.10%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 52 (28.73%) MS Excel
2 43 (23.76%) MS Office
3 13 (7.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.42%) Office 365
2 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.66%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.10%) SaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (24.31%) Firewall
2 35 (19.34%) TCP/IP
3 29 (16.02%) DNS
4 24 (13.26%) VPN
5 20 (11.05%) SAN
6 19 (10.50%) LAN
7 16 (8.84%) Wireless
7 16 (8.84%) DHCP
8 15 (8.29%) WAN
9 14 (7.73%) Internet
9 14 (7.73%) Network Security
10 12 (6.63%) VoIP
10 12 (6.63%) HTTPS
11 9 (4.97%) SSL
11 9 (4.97%) HTTP
12 8 (4.42%) NAS
12 8 (4.42%) ADSL
13 7 (3.87%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (3.87%) VLAN
14 6 (3.31%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (47.51%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (28.18%) NUnit
2 47 (25.97%) Rhino Mocks
2 47 (25.97%) Moq
3 26 (14.36%) MSTest
4 5 (2.76%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.10%) NCover
5 2 (1.10%) FxCop
5 2 (1.10%) CruiseControl
General
1 21 (11.60%) Music Industry
2 11 (6.08%) Finance
3 8 (4.42%) Retail
4 3 (1.66%) Dutch Language
4 3 (1.66%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.66%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) Back Office
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (32.04%) Developer
2 37 (20.44%) Support Engineer
3 30 (16.57%) Analyst
4 29 (16.02%) .NET Developer
4 29 (16.02%) C# Developer
5 26 (14.36%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (8.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (8.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (7.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (7.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 13 (7.18%) Support Analyst
9 13 (7.18%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (6.08%) Systems Support
11 9 (4.97%) IT Support
12 8 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (4.42%) Systems Support Engineer
12 8 (4.42%) Service Analyst
13 7 (3.87%) Network Engineer
13 7 (3.87%) IT Support Engineer
13 7 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (33.70%) .NET
2 35 (19.34%) ASP.NET
3 30 (16.57%) WCF
4 28 (15.47%) WinForms
4 28 (15.47%) WPF
5 26 (14.36%) Castle Windsor
5 26 (14.36%) Ninject
5 26 (14.36%) Razor View Engine
5 26 (14.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (14.36%) Spring.NET
5 26 (14.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 26 (14.36%) Unity DI Container
6 21 (11.60%) NHibernate
7 11 (6.08%) Web Services
8 9 (4.97%) XML
8 9 (4.97%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (3.31%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.21%) ADSI
11 2 (1.10%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.36%) Inversion of Control
2 16 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.97%) N-Tier
3 9 (4.97%) Blackberry
4 8 (4.42%) Mathematics
5 7 (3.87%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.87%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.76%) Replication
7 4 (2.21%) Clustering
8 3 (1.66%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.10%) Firmware
10 1 (0.55%) Kindle
10 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 127 (70.17%) Windows
2 59 (32.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (20.99%) Windows 7
4 36 (19.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (14.36%) Windows XP
6 20 (11.05%) Windows 8
7 18 (9.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (8.84%) Windows Vista
9 11 (6.08%) UNIX
10 6 (3.31%) Linux
11 4 (2.21%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.10%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (28.18%) ITIL
2 49 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (25.97%) TDD
3 47 (25.97%) Scrum
3 47 (25.97%) Kanban
4 29 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (16.02%) MVVM
5 26 (14.36%) MVC
5 26 (14.36%) Web Application Development
5 26 (14.36%) Dependency Injection
6 24 (13.26%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (12.71%) Incident Management
8 21 (11.60%) BDD
9 16 (8.84%) Service Delivery
10 12 (6.63%) SOA
10 12 (6.63%) PRINCE2
11 10 (5.52%) Change Control
11 10 (5.52%) Mentoring
12 8 (4.42%) Problem Management
12 8 (4.42%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.60%) C#
2 25 (13.81%) SQL
3 22 (12.15%) VB.NET
4 21 (11.60%) VB
5 6 (3.31%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.66%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.10%) VBScript
8 1 (0.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 148 (81.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (38.67%) MCTS
3 59 (32.60%) MCSD
4 55 (30.39%) MCSE
5 50 (27.62%) MCAD
6 39 (21.55%) MCSA
7 37 (20.44%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (17.68%) CCNA
9 31 (17.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 28 (15.47%) MCITP
11 20 (11.05%) CCNP
12 14 (7.73%) VCP5
13 11 (6.08%) Degree
13 11 (6.08%) VCP4
14 10 (5.52%) MBCS
14 10 (5.52%) A+ Certification
15 9 (4.97%) CCIP
15 9 (4.97%) CCSP
16 7 (3.87%) Citrix Certification
17 6 (3.31%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.94%) SLA
2 6 (3.31%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (33.15%) Active Directory
2 40 (22.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (11.60%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.52%) XenApp
4 10 (5.52%) XenDesktop
5 9 (4.97%) Terminal Services
6 7 (3.87%) Forefront TMG
7 6 (3.31%) UAG
7 6 (3.31%) ISA Server
8 5 (2.76%) vSphere
9 3 (1.66%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.55%) NFS
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.55%) XenServer
10 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (5.52%) SCCM
2 8 (4.42%) Backup Exec
2 8 (4.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.10%) WSUS
5 1 (0.55%) SCOM
5 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 100 (55.25%) Microsoft
2 52 (28.73%) VMware
3 43 (23.76%) Cisco
4 34 (18.78%) Citrix
5 10 (5.52%) NetApp
6 9 (4.97%) HP
6 9 (4.97%) Websense
7 8 (4.42%) SolarWinds
8 7 (3.87%) Dell
9 6 (3.31%) AppSense
9 6 (3.31%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.31%) Remedy
9 6 (3.31%) IBM
10 5 (2.76%) Symantec
11 4 (2.21%) Mitel
11 4 (2.21%) Apple
11 4 (2.21%) Avaya
11 4 (2.21%) Oracle
12 3 (1.66%) Nokia
12 3 (1.66%) CheckPoint
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