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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 149 167 144
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCP 113 120 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.53% 1.42% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.16% 4.93% 5.69%
Number of salaries quoted 97 109 131
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,600 £20,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,200 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
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
2190 2436 2427
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.65% 28.86% 29.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1768 1937 2018
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £60,000
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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Cambridgeshire +7 32 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Hertfordshire +8 31 £27,750 -11.20% 2
Bedfordshire +22 18 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Suffolk +15 17 £22,000 -41.33%
Norfolk +5 11 £24,500 -14.78%
Essex -10 4 £31,913 +34.36%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 171 (87.69%) Windows
1 171 (87.69%) Microsoft
2 143 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 126 (64.62%) Active Directory
4 106 (54.36%) MS Exchange
5 89 (45.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (36.41%) SQL Server
7 68 (34.87%) MCSE
8 67 (34.36%) SQL
9 61 (31.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 59 (30.26%) MS Office
10 59 (30.26%) ITIL
11 56 (28.72%) VMware
12 55 (28.21%) Windows 7
13 53 (27.18%) Exchange Server 2010
14 52 (26.67%) MS Excel
15 51 (26.15%) MCSA
16 47 (24.10%) Hyper-V
17 45 (23.08%) Windows XP
18 43 (22.05%) Windows Server 2003
19 40 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
20 38 (19.49%) Android
20 38 (19.49%) JavaScript
21 37 (18.97%) HTML
21 37 (18.97%) DNS
21 37 (18.97%) DHCP
21 37 (18.97%) Degree
22 36 (18.46%) VPN
23 35 (17.95%) Citrix
23 35 (17.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 106 (54.36%) MS Exchange
2 53 (27.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2003
4 20 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (9.74%) SharePoint
6 16 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (5.13%) IBM Notes
8 7 (3.59%) Lync
9 3 (1.54%) IIS
10 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 59 (30.26%) MS Office
2 52 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.56%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.28%) Office 365
2 3 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (18.97%) DNS
1 37 (18.97%) DHCP
2 36 (18.46%) VPN
3 22 (11.28%) WAN
4 18 (9.23%) LAN
4 18 (9.23%) TCP/IP
5 17 (8.72%) Firewall
6 16 (8.21%) SAN
7 15 (7.69%) VoIP
8 13 (6.67%) Internet
9 10 (5.13%) Network Security
10 9 (4.62%) VLAN
11 8 (4.10%) SSL
11 8 (4.10%) FTP
12 4 (2.05%) Intranet
13 3 (1.54%) MPLS
13 3 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.54%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.54%) iSCSI
14 2 (1.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (36.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (3.59%) Telecoms
1 7 (3.59%) Retail
2 5 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.54%) Finance
4 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.51%) Front Office
4 1 (0.51%) Back Office
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (18.97%) Analyst
2 29 (14.87%) Support Analyst
3 27 (13.85%) Software Engineer
4 25 (12.82%) Support Engineer
5 24 (12.31%) Consultant
6 22 (11.28%) IT Support
7 17 (8.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (7.18%) Desktop Support
9 13 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (6.15%) Administrator
10 12 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (5.64%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (5.64%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 11 (5.64%) Desktop Analyst
12 10 (5.13%) IT Administrator
12 10 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (4.62%) IT Assistant
13 9 (4.62%) Virtualisation Consultant
14 8 (4.10%) IT Support Assistant
14 8 (4.10%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (18.97%) HTML
2 31 (15.90%) .NET
3 29 (14.87%) MFC
3 29 (14.87%) ASP.NET
3 29 (14.87%) jQuery
4 10 (5.13%) PhoneGap
5 8 (4.10%) CSS
6 4 (2.05%) WSH
6 4 (2.05%) Web Services
7 2 (1.03%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.51%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (14.87%) Computer Science
3 27 (13.85%) Pocket PC
4 22 (11.28%) Client/Server
5 13 (6.67%) Thin Client
5 13 (6.67%) Fat Client
5 13 (6.67%) Statistics
6 10 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (4.62%) Data Centre
8 8 (4.10%) iPad
9 7 (3.59%) NHS
9 7 (3.59%) Blackberry
9 7 (3.59%) FMCG
9 7 (3.59%) Mathematics
10 5 (2.56%) Management Information System
11 4 (2.05%) User Experience
12 3 (1.54%) Clustering
13 2 (1.03%) Smartphone
14 1 (0.51%) iPhone
14 1 (0.51%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 171 (87.69%) Windows
2 89 (45.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (31.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (28.21%) Windows 7
5 45 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 43 (22.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 38 (19.49%) Android
8 32 (16.41%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.56%) Linux
10 4 (2.05%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.05%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.05%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.26%) ITIL
2 27 (13.85%) Software Engineering
3 23 (11.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (11.79%) Project Management
4 15 (7.69%) Server Building
5 13 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 12 (6.15%) Time Management
7 10 (5.13%) Incident Management
7 10 (5.13%) Change Management
7 10 (5.13%) Line Management
8 8 (4.10%) Migration
8 8 (4.10%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.59%) Data Analysis
9 7 (3.59%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.08%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.08%) Validation
11 5 (2.56%) PRINCE2
12 4 (2.05%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (2.05%) Information Security
12 4 (2.05%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (34.36%) SQL
2 38 (19.49%) JavaScript
3 31 (15.90%) C#
4 29 (14.87%) C++
4 29 (14.87%) Java
4 29 (14.87%) Objective-C
5 17 (8.72%) PowerShell
6 11 (5.64%) VB
7 9 (4.62%) VBScript
8 6 (3.08%) C
Qualifications
1 143 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (34.87%) MCSE
3 51 (26.15%) MCSA
4 37 (18.97%) Degree
5 35 (17.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 31 (15.90%) MCTS
7 25 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (12.31%) CCNA
9 23 (11.79%) VCP5
10 13 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (4.10%) MCITP
11 8 (4.10%) A+ Certification
12 7 (3.59%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (3.08%) CCNP
14 5 (2.56%) MCDST
15 4 (2.05%) ISEB
15 4 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (2.05%) HND
16 3 (1.54%) CCA
16 3 (1.54%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.21%) SLA
2 5 (2.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (2.56%) GMP
3 4 (2.05%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 126 (64.62%) Active Directory
2 47 (24.10%) Hyper-V
3 40 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (11.79%) VMware ESX
5 22 (11.28%) vSphere
5 22 (11.28%) XenApp
6 7 (3.59%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.54%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.54%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (6.15%) SCCM
2 6 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 171 (87.69%) Microsoft
2 56 (28.72%) VMware
3 35 (17.95%) Citrix
4 29 (14.87%) HP
5 23 (11.79%) SonicWALL
6 22 (11.28%) Intel
7 18 (9.23%) Sophos
7 18 (9.23%) Apple
8 13 (6.67%) Cisco
9 10 (5.13%) Lotus
9 10 (5.13%) Xamarin
10 6 (3.08%) LANDesk
11 5 (2.56%) Sage
11 5 (2.56%) Symantec
12 4 (2.05%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (2.05%) MobileIron
13 3 (1.54%) NetApp
13 3 (1.54%) Websense
13 3 (1.54%) Juniper
13 3 (1.54%) 3PAR
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