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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 196 118 102
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCP 69 138 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.88% 2.01% 2.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 6.64% 8.24%
Number of salaries quoted 62 121 208
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £26,500 £22,500
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
2307 2077 2732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.37% 30.27% 30.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1821 1587 2238
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Hertfordshire -35 19 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Bedfordshire +1 16 £37,750 +0.66% 3
Cambridgeshire -41 13 £25,500 -36.25% 2
Essex -28 12 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Suffolk +12 6 £17,500 -63.15%
Norfolk +6 3 £30,000 +9.09% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 107 (75.35%) Windows
2 92 (64.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 86 (60.56%) Microsoft
4 78 (54.93%) Active Directory
5 62 (43.66%) ITIL
6 47 (33.10%) MCSE
7 46 (32.39%) MS Exchange
7 46 (32.39%) Cisco
8 44 (30.99%) MS Excel
9 42 (29.58%) VMware
10 41 (28.87%) SQL Server
11 40 (28.17%) MS Office
12 38 (26.76%) Firewall
12 38 (26.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 38 (26.76%) Windows 7
13 34 (23.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 34 (23.94%) Cisco Certification
13 34 (23.94%) VPN
14 31 (21.83%) MCTS
15 30 (21.13%) Windows XP
16 29 (20.42%) Citrix
16 29 (20.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 29 (20.42%) Exchange Server 2010
17 28 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (19.01%) Service Delivery
18 27 (19.01%) MCSA
19 26 (18.31%) CCNA
20 24 (16.90%) Hyper-V
20 24 (16.90%) Incident Management
20 24 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 46 (32.39%) MS Exchange
2 29 (20.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (14.08%) SharePoint
3 20 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (11.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (6.34%) Lync
7 8 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.11%) IIS
8 3 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 44 (30.99%) MS Excel
2 40 (28.17%) MS Office
3 11 (7.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.82%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (26.76%) Firewall
2 34 (23.94%) VPN
3 21 (14.79%) DNS
4 20 (14.08%) VoIP
5 16 (11.27%) TCP/IP
6 14 (9.86%) DHCP
7 11 (7.75%) Wireless
8 10 (7.04%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (6.34%) VPLS
9 9 (6.34%) MPLS
10 8 (5.63%) OSPF
10 8 (5.63%) BGP
10 8 (5.63%) VLAN
10 8 (5.63%) Internet
11 6 (4.23%) HTTPS
12 5 (3.52%) SAN
12 5 (3.52%) Broadband
12 5 (3.52%) Junos
12 5 (3.52%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (2.82%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (28.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.70%) Crystal Enterprise
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (11.97%) NUnit
1 17 (11.97%) Rhino Mocks
1 17 (11.97%) Moq
2 9 (6.34%) MSTest
3 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (7.75%) Retail
2 8 (5.63%) Music Industry
3 7 (4.93%) Finance
4 4 (2.82%) Advertising
5 3 (2.11%) Banking
6 2 (1.41%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (21.13%) Analyst
2 28 (19.72%) Support Engineer
3 22 (15.49%) Developer
4 14 (9.86%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.04%) .NET Developer
6 10 (7.04%) Team Leader
7 9 (6.34%) Network Engineer
7 9 (6.34%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.63%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.63%) IT Support
8 8 (5.63%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (4.93%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.93%) Desktop Support
10 6 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.23%) Service Desk Technician
11 5 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (3.52%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.20%) .NET
2 10 (7.04%) ASP.NET
3 9 (6.34%) WinForms
3 9 (6.34%) WCF
3 9 (6.34%) WPF
3 9 (6.34%) Spring.NET
3 9 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (6.34%) Castle Windsor
3 9 (6.34%) Ninject
3 9 (6.34%) Razor View Engine
3 9 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 9 (6.34%) Unity DI Container
4 8 (5.63%) NHibernate
5 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.41%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.20%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.04%) Mathematics
3 9 (6.34%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.34%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (5.63%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.52%) Clustering
6 4 (2.82%) Replication
6 4 (2.82%) iPad
6 4 (2.82%) Kindle
7 2 (1.41%) PDA
8 1 (0.70%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.70%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 107 (75.35%) Windows
2 38 (26.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 38 (26.76%) Windows 7
3 34 (23.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (21.13%) Windows XP
5 24 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (16.20%) Windows 8
7 14 (9.86%) UNIX
8 6 (4.23%) Linux
9 5 (3.52%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.82%) Android
10 4 (2.82%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (2.11%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.41%) AIX
13 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (43.66%) ITIL
2 27 (19.01%) Service Delivery
3 24 (16.90%) Incident Management
4 17 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (11.97%) TDD
4 17 (11.97%) Kanban
4 17 (11.97%) Scrum
5 15 (10.56%) PRINCE2
6 14 (9.86%) Project Management
7 13 (9.15%) MVVM
7 13 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (7.75%) Migration
10 10 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (7.04%) Document Management
11 9 (6.34%) MVC
11 9 (6.34%) Change Control
11 9 (6.34%) Web Application Development
11 9 (6.34%) Dependency Injection
12 8 (5.63%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.08%) C#
2 16 (11.27%) SQL
3 9 (6.34%) VB
4 8 (5.63%) VB.NET
5 6 (4.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 92 (64.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (33.10%) MCSE
3 34 (23.94%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (21.83%) MCTS
5 29 (20.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 27 (19.01%) MCSA
7 26 (18.31%) CCNA
8 19 (13.38%) MCSD
9 18 (12.68%) CCNP
9 18 (12.68%) VCP5
10 17 (11.97%) MCAD
11 15 (10.56%) MCITP
12 14 (9.86%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (9.15%) Degree
14 12 (8.45%) A+ Certification
15 11 (7.75%) VCP4
16 10 (7.04%) MBCS
17 5 (3.52%) VCAP
17 5 (3.52%) SC Cleared
17 5 (3.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.68%) SLA
2 13 (9.15%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 78 (54.93%) Active Directory
2 28 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (16.90%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.23%) VMware ESX
4 6 (4.23%) vSphere
5 5 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.52%) XenApp
6 4 (2.82%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.82%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (2.11%) UAG
7 3 (2.11%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.70%) Firmware
8 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (7.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (5.63%) SCCM
3 4 (2.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.11%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.70%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 86 (60.56%) Microsoft
2 46 (32.39%) Cisco
3 42 (29.58%) VMware
4 29 (20.42%) Citrix
5 15 (10.56%) HP
6 14 (9.86%) Symantec
7 11 (7.75%) Mitel
8 10 (7.04%) SonicWALL
8 10 (7.04%) SolarWinds
8 10 (7.04%) NetApp
9 9 (6.34%) Blue Coat
10 8 (5.63%) Remedy
10 8 (5.63%) Apple
10 8 (5.63%) Dell
11 7 (4.93%) Altiris
12 6 (4.23%) Intel
13 5 (3.52%) Juniper
13 5 (3.52%) NETGEAR
13 5 (3.52%) Barracuda Networks
14 4 (2.82%) Sophos
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