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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 173 139 133
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCP 83 129 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.17% 1.81% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.53% 5.66% 6.51%
Number of salaries quoted 73 121 146
Average salary £33,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £22,500 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £50,000 £53,750
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -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
2352 2278 2320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 33.22% 31.99% 28.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1860 1794 1910
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -13 23 £35,000 - 8
Suffolk +15 20 £20,008 -69.21% 2
Bedfordshire +2 14 £43,750 +9.37% 1
Essex -16 10 £25,000 -50.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -42 10 £40,000 - 2
Norfolk +14 7 £30,000 +13.20%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 129 (83.77%) Windows
2 109 (70.78%) Microsoft
3 100 (64.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 97 (62.99%) Active Directory
5 64 (41.56%) ITIL
5 64 (41.56%) MCSE
6 63 (40.91%) MS Exchange
7 57 (37.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (31.17%) Windows 7
9 45 (29.22%) Hyper-V
10 44 (28.57%) VMware
10 44 (28.57%) MS Excel
11 43 (27.92%) MS Office
12 40 (25.97%) Exchange Server 2010
13 37 (24.03%) Windows Server 2012
13 37 (24.03%) MCSA
13 37 (24.03%) Windows XP
14 36 (23.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 35 (22.73%) VPN
15 35 (22.73%) SQL Server
16 32 (20.78%) SQL
16 32 (20.78%) DNS
17 31 (20.13%) Firewall
17 31 (20.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 30 (19.48%) Cisco
19 29 (18.83%) DHCP
20 28 (18.18%) HP
21 27 (17.53%) Citrix
21 27 (17.53%) SharePoint
21 27 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 63 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 40 (25.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (17.53%) SharePoint
4 17 (11.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (7.14%) Lync
6 11 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.60%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.95%) IIS
Applications
1 44 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 43 (27.92%) MS Office
3 7 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.25%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Magento
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.79%) Office 365
2 3 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (22.73%) VPN
2 32 (20.78%) DNS
3 31 (20.13%) Firewall
4 29 (18.83%) DHCP
5 24 (15.58%) VoIP
6 10 (6.49%) TCP/IP
7 9 (5.84%) MPLS
7 9 (5.84%) WAN
8 8 (5.19%) SAN
9 7 (4.55%) Wireless
9 7 (4.55%) VLAN
10 6 (3.90%) VPLS
10 6 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (3.90%) Internet
11 5 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (3.25%) OSPF
11 5 (3.25%) BGP
11 5 (3.25%) LAN
12 4 (2.60%) Broadband
12 4 (2.60%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.65%) Crystal Enterprise
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (5.84%) Retail
2 7 (4.55%) Finance
3 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.60%) Advertising
5 3 (1.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Front Office
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (22.08%) Analyst
2 33 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 21 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (12.99%) Support Analyst
5 16 (10.39%) IT Support
6 14 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (7.79%) Consultant
7 12 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (6.49%) Desktop Support
10 9 (5.84%) Support Assistant
10 9 (5.84%) IT Support Assistant
10 9 (5.84%) IT Assistant
11 8 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (4.55%) Team Leader
12 7 (4.55%) Service Analyst
13 6 (3.90%) Network Engineer
13 6 (3.90%) Software Engineer
13 6 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
13 6 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.79%) .NET
2 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.90%) MFC
3 6 (3.90%) HTML
3 6 (3.90%) jQuery
4 4 (2.60%) Web Services
5 3 (1.95%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.65%) Flash
6 1 (0.65%) WAP
6 1 (0.65%) WSH
6 1 (0.65%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.99%) Blackberry
2 12 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.84%) iPad
4 8 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.55%) Fat Client
5 7 (4.55%) Thin Client
6 6 (3.90%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.90%) Pocket PC
7 5 (3.25%) Statistics
7 5 (3.25%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.60%) Clustering
8 4 (2.60%) Kindle
9 3 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.95%) Replication
10 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.30%) PDA
11 1 (0.65%) iPhone
11 1 (0.65%) Handset
11 1 (0.65%) NHS
11 1 (0.65%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 129 (83.77%) Windows
2 57 (37.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (31.17%) Windows 7
4 37 (24.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (24.03%) Windows XP
5 36 (23.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (12.34%) Windows 8
7 17 (11.04%) Android
8 13 (8.44%) Apple iOS
9 7 (4.55%) UNIX
10 5 (3.25%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.60%) Linux
11 4 (2.60%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.95%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.65%) AIX
13 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (41.56%) ITIL
2 17 (11.04%) Service Delivery
2 17 (11.04%) Migration
3 14 (9.09%) Project Management
3 14 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 13 (8.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (7.79%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.49%) Mentoring
7 7 (4.55%) Service Management
7 7 (4.55%) Asset Management
7 7 (4.55%) Software Engineering
8 6 (3.90%) Document Management
9 5 (3.25%) Line Management
10 4 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (2.60%) Software Asset Management
10 4 (2.60%) Software License Management
10 4 (2.60%) Software Licensing
10 4 (2.60%) Time Management
10 4 (2.60%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (1.95%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.78%) SQL
2 13 (8.44%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.49%) C#
4 8 (5.19%) VB
5 7 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.90%) C++
6 6 (3.90%) Java
6 6 (3.90%) Objective-C
7 3 (1.95%) C
8 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (64.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (41.56%) MCSE
3 37 (24.03%) MCSA
4 31 (20.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 25 (16.23%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (13.64%) MCTS
7 18 (11.69%) CCNA
7 18 (11.69%) Degree
8 17 (11.04%) MCITP
9 16 (10.39%) VCP5
10 13 (8.44%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (7.14%) A+ Certification
12 10 (6.49%) CCNP
12 10 (6.49%) VCP4
13 9 (5.84%) MCDST
14 6 (3.90%) MBCS
15 5 (3.25%) SC Cleared
15 5 (3.25%) Security Cleared
16 4 (2.60%) VCAP
16 4 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.44%) SLA
2 11 (7.14%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.30%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.30%) GMP
System Software
1 97 (62.99%) Active Directory
2 45 (29.22%) Hyper-V
3 27 (17.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.49%) XenApp
5 7 (4.55%) vSphere
6 6 (3.90%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.30%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.65%) Xen
9 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (9.74%) SCCM
2 6 (3.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (3.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.30%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.65%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 109 (70.78%) Microsoft
2 44 (28.57%) VMware
3 30 (19.48%) Cisco
4 28 (18.18%) HP
5 27 (17.53%) Citrix
6 22 (14.29%) SonicWALL
7 14 (9.09%) Apple
8 13 (8.44%) Symantec
8 13 (8.44%) Sophos
9 11 (7.14%) Mitel
10 8 (5.19%) Intel
10 8 (5.19%) LANDesk
11 7 (4.55%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (3.90%) Altiris
12 6 (3.90%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.90%) Sage
12 6 (3.90%) Dell
12 6 (3.90%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.60%) MobileIron
13 4 (2.60%) Lotus
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