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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 178 190 147
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCP 89 82 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.19% 1.03% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.77% 3.42% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 79 77 108
Average salary £33,826 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.79% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,600 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -20.00%
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
2358 2397 2230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 31.40% 30.06% 29.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1999 1916 1829
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 £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Bedfordshire +9 24 £55,000 +48.64% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 24 £26,500 -29.33% 3
Hertfordshire -11 18 £34,000 -24.44% 3
Suffolk 0 13 £24,000 -15.78%
Essex -3 6 £33,826 +10.90% 1
Norfolk +2 4 £25,000 -28.57%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 173 (88.72%) Windows
2 171 (87.69%) Microsoft
3 152 (77.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 130 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 101 (51.79%) MS Exchange
6 94 (48.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 83 (42.56%) SQL Server
8 70 (35.90%) MCSE
9 66 (33.85%) ITIL
10 63 (32.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 62 (31.79%) SQL
12 61 (31.28%) MS Office
12 61 (31.28%) VMware
13 57 (29.23%) MS Excel
14 56 (28.72%) MCSA
15 52 (26.67%) Windows 7
16 50 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2010
17 49 (25.13%) VMware Infrastructure
18 46 (23.59%) Degree
18 46 (23.59%) Windows Server 2003
19 41 (21.03%) JavaScript
19 41 (21.03%) Windows XP
20 40 (20.51%) HTML
21 39 (20.00%) DNS
21 39 (20.00%) Citrix
21 39 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 38 (19.49%) DHCP
23 37 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
23 37 (18.97%) Android
23 37 (18.97%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 101 (51.79%) MS Exchange
2 50 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (11.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 21 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (6.15%) SharePoint
7 9 (4.62%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.56%) IIS
8 5 (2.56%) Lync
9 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 61 (31.28%) MS Office
2 57 (29.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.51%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.51%) InDesign
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.51%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.85%) Office 365
2 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (20.00%) DNS
2 38 (19.49%) DHCP
3 28 (14.36%) TCP/IP
3 28 (14.36%) VPN
4 25 (12.82%) Firewall
5 21 (10.77%) WAN
6 20 (10.26%) Internet
7 18 (9.23%) LAN
7 18 (9.23%) VoIP
7 18 (9.23%) SAN
8 12 (6.15%) SSL
9 11 (5.64%) Network Security
10 8 (4.10%) VLAN
10 8 (4.10%) Wireless
10 8 (4.10%) FTP
11 6 (3.08%) HTTP
11 6 (3.08%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.05%) IMAP
12 4 (2.05%) DSL
12 4 (2.05%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (42.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (3.08%) Retail
2 4 (2.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
4 1 (0.51%) Finance
4 1 (0.51%) Automotive
4 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.51%) Front Office
4 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (19.49%) Analyst
2 30 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 26 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 24 (12.31%) Support Analyst
5 20 (10.26%) IT Support
6 17 (8.72%) Systems Administrator
7 16 (8.21%) Administrator
8 15 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (7.69%) Consultant
9 13 (6.67%) Desktop Support
10 12 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (5.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 10 (5.13%) IT Administrator
11 10 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (5.13%) Desktop Analyst
11 10 (5.13%) Virtualisation Consultant
12 9 (4.62%) Service Analyst
12 9 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (4.62%) IT Support Analyst
12 9 (4.62%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.51%) HTML
2 33 (16.92%) .NET
3 32 (16.41%) MFC
3 32 (16.41%) ASP.NET
3 32 (16.41%) jQuery
4 12 (6.15%) PhoneGap
5 8 (4.10%) CSS
6 4 (2.05%) WSH
7 3 (1.54%) Web Services
8 1 (0.51%) XML
8 1 (0.51%) Flash
8 1 (0.51%) ADO
8 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.51%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (16.41%) Computer Science
3 30 (15.38%) Pocket PC
4 23 (11.79%) Client/Server
5 13 (6.67%) Statistics
6 12 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (5.13%) Fat Client
7 10 (5.13%) Thin Client
8 7 (3.59%) Blackberry
8 7 (3.59%) NHS
8 7 (3.59%) FMCG
8 7 (3.59%) User Experience
8 7 (3.59%) Mathematics
9 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.56%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.54%) Replication
10 3 (1.54%) Clustering
11 2 (1.03%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.03%) iPhone
12 1 (0.51%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 173 (88.72%) Windows
2 94 (48.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (32.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 46 (23.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (21.03%) Windows XP
7 37 (18.97%) Android
8 31 (15.90%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.08%) Linux
10 5 (2.56%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.56%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.54%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (33.85%) ITIL
2 31 (15.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 23 (11.79%) Project Management
5 21 (10.77%) Server Building
6 14 (7.18%) Mentoring
7 13 (6.67%) Change Management
8 12 (6.15%) Time Management
9 10 (5.13%) Incident Management
9 10 (5.13%) PRINCE2
10 9 (4.62%) Line Management
11 7 (3.59%) Migration
11 7 (3.59%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.59%) Data Analysis
11 7 (3.59%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.08%) Capacity Management
12 6 (3.08%) Validation
13 4 (2.05%) Software Deployment
13 4 (2.05%) Information Security
13 4 (2.05%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (31.79%) SQL
2 41 (21.03%) JavaScript
3 33 (16.92%) C#
4 32 (16.41%) C++
4 32 (16.41%) Java
4 32 (16.41%) Objective-C
5 25 (12.82%) PowerShell
6 12 (6.15%) VBScript
6 12 (6.15%) VB
7 6 (3.08%) C
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 152 (77.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (35.90%) MCSE
3 56 (28.72%) MCSA
4 46 (23.59%) Degree
5 39 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 37 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (17.95%) CCNA
8 33 (16.92%) MCTS
9 23 (11.79%) VCP5
10 13 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (4.62%) MCITP
11 9 (4.62%) CCNP
11 9 (4.62%) A+ Certification
12 7 (3.59%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (2.05%) HND
13 4 (2.05%) ISEB
13 4 (2.05%) CCA
14 3 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.54%) CCEE
14 3 (1.54%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.74%) SLA
2 5 (2.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (2.56%) GMP
3 4 (2.05%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 130 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 49 (25.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (17.95%) Hyper-V
4 26 (13.33%) VMware ESX
5 25 (12.82%) vSphere
6 23 (11.79%) XenApp
7 7 (3.59%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.05%) Terminal Server
8 4 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.54%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (8.72%) SCCM
2 4 (2.05%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.54%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.51%) DameWare
Vendors
1 171 (87.69%) Microsoft
2 61 (31.28%) VMware
3 39 (20.00%) Citrix
4 23 (11.79%) Cisco
4 23 (11.79%) Intel
5 22 (11.28%) HP
6 14 (7.18%) SonicWALL
7 12 (6.15%) Xamarin
8 11 (5.64%) Apple
9 10 (5.13%) Sophos
10 9 (4.62%) Lotus
11 4 (2.05%) Juniper
11 4 (2.05%) Websense
11 4 (2.05%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.54%) NetApp
13 2 (1.03%) Dell
14 1 (0.51%) Nortel
14 1 (0.51%) Oracle
14 1 (0.51%) Adobe
14 1 (0.51%) JD Edwards
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