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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 177 117 118
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 77 143 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.07% 2.16% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.65% 6.84% 7.36%
Number of salaries quoted 68 129 177
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
2107 2091 2540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.40% 31.54% 29.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1669 1637 2109
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -28 23 £23,500 -32.85% 5
Suffolk +8 16 £17,500 -68.18% 1
Bedfordshire +2 15 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Essex -24 11 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -55 9 £33,500 -16.25% 5
Norfolk 0 3 £30,000 +9.09% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 112 (79.43%) Windows
2 91 (64.54%) Microsoft
3 86 (60.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 84 (59.57%) Active Directory
5 64 (45.39%) ITIL
6 52 (36.88%) MCSE
6 52 (36.88%) MS Exchange
7 48 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (31.91%) VMware
9 43 (30.50%) MS Excel
10 42 (29.79%) Windows 7
11 40 (28.37%) VPN
12 39 (27.66%) Firewall
13 38 (26.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 37 (26.24%) Cisco
15 36 (25.53%) Hyper-V
16 35 (24.82%) MS Office
17 34 (24.11%) Exchange Server 2010
18 33 (23.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 32 (22.70%) SQL Server
20 29 (20.57%) Windows XP
20 29 (20.57%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (20.57%) Windows Server 2012
21 28 (19.86%) Cisco Certification
22 27 (19.15%) DNS
22 27 (19.15%) Citrix
23 26 (18.44%) MCSA
24 24 (17.02%) SharePoint
24 24 (17.02%) HP
24 24 (17.02%) VoIP

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 52 (36.88%) MS Exchange
2 34 (24.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (17.02%) SharePoint
4 17 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (7.09%) Lync
8 8 (5.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.42%) IIS
10 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (30.50%) MS Excel
2 35 (24.82%) MS Office
3 6 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.84%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.96%) Office 365
2 3 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (28.37%) VPN
2 39 (27.66%) Firewall
3 27 (19.15%) DNS
4 24 (17.02%) VoIP
5 23 (16.31%) DHCP
6 12 (8.51%) TCP/IP
7 11 (7.80%) Wireless
8 10 (7.09%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (7.09%) MPLS
9 9 (6.38%) VPLS
10 8 (5.67%) OSPF
10 8 (5.67%) BGP
11 7 (4.96%) VLAN
12 5 (3.55%) Junos
12 5 (3.55%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (3.55%) SAN
12 5 (3.55%) Broadband
13 4 (2.84%) WAN
13 4 (2.84%) HTTPS
13 4 (2.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (22.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.71%) Crystal Enterprise
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) NUnit
1 6 (4.26%) Rhino Mocks
1 6 (4.26%) Moq
2 3 (2.13%) MSTest
2 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (6.38%) Finance
1 9 (6.38%) Retail
2 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.84%) Advertising
4 3 (2.13%) Banking
4 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 31 (21.99%) Analyst
2 29 (20.57%) Support Engineer
3 14 (9.93%) Support Analyst
4 13 (9.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (9.22%) IT Support
5 12 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (7.80%) Consultant
7 10 (7.09%) Developer
7 10 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (6.38%) Support Assistant
8 9 (6.38%) IT Support Assistant
8 9 (6.38%) IT Assistant
9 8 (5.67%) Network Engineer
9 8 (5.67%) Desktop Support
10 7 (4.96%) Service Analyst
10 7 (4.96%) Team Leader
11 6 (4.26%) Service Desk Technician
11 6 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 6 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
12 5 (3.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.93%) .NET
2 5 (3.55%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.13%) WinForms
3 3 (2.13%) NHibernate
3 3 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.13%) WCF
3 3 (2.13%) WPF
3 3 (2.13%) Spring.NET
3 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (2.13%) Castle Windsor
3 3 (2.13%) Ninject
3 3 (2.13%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (2.13%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (1.42%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.71%) HTML
5 1 (0.71%) jQuery
5 1 (0.71%) Web Services
5 1 (0.71%) WAP
5 1 (0.71%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.60%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.09%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.38%) iPad
4 7 (4.96%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (4.26%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.55%) Clustering
7 4 (2.84%) Kindle
8 3 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (2.13%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.13%) Replication
8 3 (2.13%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.42%) PDA
10 1 (0.71%) Pocket PC
10 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.71%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 112 (79.43%) Windows
2 48 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (29.79%) Windows 7
4 38 (26.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (20.57%) Windows XP
5 29 (20.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (16.31%) Windows 8
7 13 (9.22%) UNIX
8 9 (6.38%) Android
9 8 (5.67%) Apple iOS
10 7 (4.96%) Linux
11 5 (3.55%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.84%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (1.42%) AIX
15 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.71%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (45.39%) ITIL
2 19 (13.48%) Service Delivery
3 18 (12.77%) Incident Management
4 16 (11.35%) PRINCE2
5 14 (9.93%) Project Management
6 13 (9.22%) Migration
6 13 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (7.09%) Document Management
8 9 (6.38%) Asset Management
9 7 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (4.96%) MVVM
9 7 (4.96%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.26%) Change Control
10 6 (4.26%) Kanban
10 6 (4.26%) Scrum
10 6 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.26%) TDD
11 5 (3.55%) Service Management
11 5 (3.55%) Mobile Device Management
12 4 (2.84%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.60%) SQL
2 11 (7.80%) C#
3 8 (5.67%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.26%) VB
5 3 (2.13%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.71%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.71%) C++
6 1 (0.71%) Java
6 1 (0.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 86 (60.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (36.88%) MCSE
3 33 (23.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 28 (19.86%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (18.44%) MCSA
6 20 (14.18%) CCNA
6 20 (14.18%) MCTS
7 19 (13.48%) VCP5
8 16 (11.35%) CCNP
9 13 (9.22%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (9.22%) MCITP
9 13 (9.22%) Degree
10 11 (7.80%) VCP4
11 10 (7.09%) MBCS
12 8 (5.67%) MCDST
12 8 (5.67%) A+ Certification
12 8 (5.67%) MCSD
13 6 (4.26%) MCAD
14 5 (3.55%) VCAP
14 5 (3.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.22%) ISO 9001
2 12 (8.51%) SLA
3 2 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 84 (59.57%) Active Directory
2 36 (25.53%) Hyper-V
3 29 (20.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.38%) XenApp
5 6 (4.26%) vSphere
5 6 (4.26%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.13%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.71%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.71%) Xen
8 1 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.71%) UAG
8 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (7.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 10 (7.09%) SCCM
2 4 (2.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (2.13%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.71%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 91 (64.54%) Microsoft
2 45 (31.91%) VMware
3 37 (26.24%) Cisco
4 27 (19.15%) Citrix
5 24 (17.02%) HP
6 19 (13.48%) SonicWALL
7 17 (12.06%) Symantec
8 13 (9.22%) Apple
8 13 (9.22%) Mitel
9 10 (7.09%) Sophos
9 10 (7.09%) SolarWinds
10 9 (6.38%) Blue Coat
11 8 (5.67%) Dell
11 8 (5.67%) Intel
11 8 (5.67%) LANDesk
12 7 (4.96%) Barracuda Networks
12 7 (4.96%) Remedy
13 6 (4.26%) Sage
13 6 (4.26%) Altiris
13 6 (4.26%) NetApp
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Posted: 9 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + travel + expenses
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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