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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 229 180 127
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -53
Permanent jobs citing MCP 34 82 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.48% 1.12% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 3.76% 6.57%
Number of salaries quoted 32 74 125
Average salary £31,250 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £17,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,823 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.39% -7.14%
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
2101 2179 2100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.75% 29.69% 31.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1612 1733 1634
Average salary £44,488 £43,900 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
Essex +1 12 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Hertfordshire -15 11 £32,500 +13.04% 2
Bedfordshire -3 9 £45,000 +9.09% 4
Norfolk +9 1 £40,000 +33.33%
Cambridgeshire 0 1 £26,500 -20.89% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 70 (78.65%) Windows
2 64 (71.91%) Microsoft
2 64 (71.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (65.17%) Active Directory
4 46 (51.69%) VMware
5 43 (48.31%) MS Exchange
5 43 (48.31%) ITIL
5 43 (48.31%) Windows Server
6 38 (42.70%) MCSE
7 37 (41.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (40.45%) MS Office
9 35 (39.33%) MCSA
9 35 (39.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (37.08%) Citrix
11 29 (32.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (31.46%) MS Excel
13 25 (28.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (24.72%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (22.47%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (22.47%) SQL Server
15 20 (22.47%) DNS
16 19 (21.35%) DHCP
16 19 (21.35%) CCNA
17 18 (20.22%) VCP5
17 18 (20.22%) vSphere
17 18 (20.22%) Exchange Server 2010
18 17 (19.10%) Windows 7
19 16 (17.98%) XenApp
19 16 (17.98%) Intel
19 16 (17.98%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 43 (48.31%) MS Exchange
2 18 (20.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (17.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (15.73%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (7.87%) SharePoint
6 7 (7.87%) Skype for Business
7 6 (6.74%) IIS
8 5 (5.62%) IBM Notes
9 3 (3.37%) Documentum
9 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (2.25%) IBM Domino
10 2 (2.25%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 36 (40.45%) MS Office
2 28 (31.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.48%) Office 365
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.47%) DNS
2 19 (21.35%) DHCP
3 13 (14.61%) Firewall
3 13 (14.61%) VoIP
4 11 (12.36%) LAN
4 11 (12.36%) WAN
5 8 (8.99%) Wireless
6 7 (7.87%) SAN
6 7 (7.87%) TCP/IP
7 6 (6.74%) VPN
8 5 (5.62%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (3.37%) Symposium
10 2 (2.25%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.25%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.25%) RFID
10 2 (2.25%) VLAN
11 1 (1.12%) Internet
11 1 (1.12%) Junos
11 1 (1.12%) Skype
11 1 (1.12%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.12%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.12%) Moq
2 1 (1.12%) MSTest
2 1 (1.12%) NUnit
2 1 (1.12%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 16 (17.98%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
3 3 (3.37%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.25%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Analyst
2 15 (16.85%) Consultant
3 12 (13.48%) IT Support
4 9 (10.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.11%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Help Desk Analyst
5 8 (8.99%) IT Engineer
5 8 (8.99%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.87%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (7.87%) Desktop Support
6 7 (7.87%) Help Desk Support
7 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.74%) Desktop Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 6 (6.74%) IT Support Technician
7 6 (6.74%) IT Technician
7 6 (6.74%) Support Technician
7 6 (6.74%) Wintel Consultant
8 5 (5.62%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) .NET
2 3 (3.37%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.37%) ADO
2 3 (3.37%) XML
3 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (1.12%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (1.12%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.12%) COM
3 1 (1.12%) HTML
3 1 (1.12%) Ninject
3 1 (1.12%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (1.12%) Spring.NET
3 1 (1.12%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (1.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Driving Licence
2 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.37%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.25%) Statistics
5 2 (2.25%) User Experience
6 1 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 70 (78.65%) Windows
2 43 (48.31%) Windows Server
3 37 (41.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (32.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (24.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (19.10%) Windows 7
7 14 (15.73%) Windows XP
8 9 (10.11%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.37%) Linux
9 3 (3.37%) Unix
9 3 (3.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.12%) Android
10 1 (1.12%) Debian
10 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (48.31%) ITIL
2 14 (15.73%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (15.73%) Mentoring
3 13 (14.61%) Presales
4 10 (11.24%) Time Management
5 8 (8.99%) Migration
5 8 (8.99%) Server Building
5 8 (8.99%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.87%) Service Management
7 6 (6.74%) Document Management
8 5 (5.62%) Logistics
9 4 (4.49%) Change Control
9 4 (4.49%) Line Management
9 4 (4.49%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.37%) Coaching
10 3 (3.37%) Content Management
10 3 (3.37%) OO
10 3 (3.37%) OOD
10 3 (3.37%) Project Management
10 3 (3.37%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.11%) SQL
2 4 (4.49%) C#
2 4 (4.49%) VB
3 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.25%) C
5 1 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 64 (71.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (42.70%) MCSE
3 35 (39.33%) MCSA
4 25 (28.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (22.47%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (21.35%) CCNA
7 18 (20.22%) VCP5
8 16 (17.98%) Degree
9 12 (13.48%) MCTS
10 8 (8.99%) MCITP
11 5 (5.62%) A+ Certification
11 5 (5.62%) CCA
11 5 (5.62%) CCNP
11 5 (5.62%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (5.62%) MCDST
12 4 (4.49%) VCAP
13 3 (3.37%) DBS Check
13 3 (3.37%) VCP4
14 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
14 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.36%) SLA
2 5 (5.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.37%) QA
4 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (65.17%) Active Directory
2 35 (39.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (20.22%) vSphere
4 16 (17.98%) VMware ESX
4 16 (17.98%) XenApp
5 9 (10.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.37%) ISA Server
6 3 (3.37%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.25%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.25%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) SCCM
2 3 (3.37%) DameWare
2 3 (3.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.25%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.25%) WSUS
4 1 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.12%) Nagios
4 1 (1.12%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.12%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.12%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 64 (71.91%) Microsoft
2 46 (51.69%) VMware
3 33 (37.08%) Citrix
4 16 (17.98%) Intel
5 15 (16.85%) Cisco
6 11 (12.36%) HP
7 7 (7.87%) IBM
8 5 (5.62%) Lotus
8 5 (5.62%) SonicWALL
9 4 (4.49%) Apple
10 3 (3.37%) Avaya
10 3 (3.37%) Dell
10 3 (3.37%) Draytek
10 3 (3.37%) EMC
10 3 (3.37%) JD Edwards
10 3 (3.37%) NETGEAR
10 3 (3.37%) Nortel
11 2 (2.25%) Mitel
11 2 (2.25%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.25%) Veeam
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