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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 181 143 105
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -38
Permanent jobs citing MCP 71 102 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.93% 1.41% 2.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 4.92% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 66 102 219
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £50,000 £52,600
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
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
2376 2073 2732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.96% 28.60% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1855 1718 2361
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Cambridgeshire -2 38 £37,500 - 3
Hertfordshire -18 13 £40,250 +34.16% 2
Bedfordshire -2 9 £33,500 -25.55%
Norfolk +6 4 £35,000 +27.27%
Essex -17 4 £43,750 +16.66%
Suffolk +13 3 £35,000 - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 168 (84.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 142 (71.72%) Windows
3 115 (58.08%) Microsoft
4 103 (52.02%) SQL Server
5 83 (41.92%) MCTS
6 70 (35.35%) C#
6 70 (35.35%) .NET
7 69 (34.85%) MCSD
8 66 (33.33%) MCSE
8 66 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 65 (32.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 61 (30.81%) Active Directory
11 60 (30.30%) NUnit
12 59 (29.80%) MCAD
13 57 (28.79%) MS Excel
14 56 (28.28%) TDD
14 56 (28.28%) Scrum
14 56 (28.28%) Kanban
14 56 (28.28%) Rhino Mocks
14 56 (28.28%) Moq
15 55 (27.78%) VMware
16 50 (25.25%) Exchange Server 2010
17 49 (24.75%) ITIL
18 48 (24.24%) Firewall
19 47 (23.74%) MS Office
19 47 (23.74%) Cisco
19 47 (23.74%) Windows 7
20 45 (22.73%) MCSA
21 43 (21.72%) ASP.NET
21 43 (21.72%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 66 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 50 (25.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 33 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (6.57%) IIS
7 12 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (3.54%) Lync
9 5 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.01%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (28.79%) MS Excel
2 47 (23.74%) MS Office
3 14 (7.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.03%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.06%) Office 365
2 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.52%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (24.24%) Firewall
2 39 (19.70%) TCP/IP
3 37 (18.69%) DNS
4 25 (12.63%) SAN
5 24 (12.12%) VPN
6 22 (11.11%) LAN
7 21 (10.61%) DHCP
8 19 (9.60%) Internet
9 18 (9.09%) WAN
10 17 (8.59%) Network Security
11 15 (7.58%) HTTPS
12 12 (6.06%) SSL
12 12 (6.06%) Wireless
12 12 (6.06%) HTTP
13 10 (5.05%) VoIP
14 8 (4.04%) ADSL
14 8 (4.04%) VLAN
14 8 (4.04%) NAS
15 6 (3.03%) iSCSI
15 6 (3.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (52.02%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 60 (30.30%) NUnit
2 56 (28.28%) Rhino Mocks
2 56 (28.28%) Moq
3 32 (16.16%) MSTest
4 6 (3.03%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.01%) NCover
5 2 (1.01%) FxCop
5 2 (1.01%) CruiseControl
General
1 24 (12.12%) Music Industry
2 8 (4.04%) Finance
2 8 (4.04%) Retail
3 3 (1.52%) Law
3 3 (1.52%) Dutch Language
3 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.51%) Back Office
4 1 (0.51%) Legal
4 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 70 (35.35%) Developer
2 41 (20.71%) Support Engineer
3 36 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 36 (18.18%) Analyst
4 33 (16.67%) C# Developer
5 30 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (10.10%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (9.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (8.59%) Support Analyst
10 16 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (6.57%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (5.56%) Systems Support
12 11 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (4.55%) IT Support
14 8 (4.04%) Systems Support Engineer
14 8 (4.04%) Service Analyst
15 7 (3.54%) Administrator
15 7 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
15 7 (3.54%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (35.35%) .NET
2 43 (21.72%) ASP.NET
3 36 (18.18%) WCF
4 34 (17.17%) WPF
4 34 (17.17%) WinForms
5 32 (16.16%) Spring.NET
5 32 (16.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 32 (16.16%) Castle Windsor
5 32 (16.16%) Ninject
5 32 (16.16%) Razor View Engine
5 32 (16.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 32 (16.16%) Unity DI Container
6 24 (12.12%) NHibernate
7 14 (7.07%) Web Services
8 10 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 9 (4.55%) XML
10 7 (3.54%) .NET Framework
11 6 (3.03%) ADSI
12 1 (0.51%) X-Windows
12 1 (0.51%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (16.16%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (5.05%) N-Tier
3 8 (4.04%) Replication
3 8 (4.04%) Mathematics
4 7 (3.54%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.53%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.02%) Clustering
7 3 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.01%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 142 (71.72%) Windows
2 65 (32.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (23.74%) Windows 7
4 40 (20.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (16.16%) Windows XP
6 19 (9.60%) Windows Vista
6 19 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.03%) UNIX
8 6 (3.03%) Linux
9 4 (2.02%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (28.28%) Scrum
1 56 (28.28%) TDD
1 56 (28.28%) Kanban
2 49 (24.75%) ITIL
3 32 (16.16%) MVC
3 32 (16.16%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (16.16%) Dependency Injection
3 32 (16.16%) MVVM
3 32 (16.16%) Web Application Development
4 28 (14.14%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (12.12%) BDD
6 22 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 16 (8.08%) Service Delivery
8 12 (6.06%) Project Management
9 10 (5.05%) Service Management
9 10 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (5.05%) Problem Management
9 10 (5.05%) SOA
10 7 (3.54%) Change Control
10 7 (3.54%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 70 (35.35%) C#
2 35 (17.68%) SQL
3 25 (12.63%) VB.NET
4 24 (12.12%) VB
5 6 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.01%) VBScript
8 1 (0.51%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 168 (84.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (41.92%) MCTS
3 69 (34.85%) MCSD
4 66 (33.33%) MCSE
5 59 (29.80%) MCAD
6 45 (22.73%) MCSA
7 41 (20.71%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (19.70%) CCNA
9 35 (17.68%) MCITP
10 30 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (10.10%) CCNP
12 12 (6.06%) CCIP
12 12 (6.06%) CCSP
13 11 (5.56%) Degree
14 10 (5.05%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (5.05%) A+ Certification
15 9 (4.55%) VCP5
16 6 (3.03%) VCP4
16 6 (3.03%) CCA
17 5 (2.53%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.08%) SLA
2 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (30.81%) Active Directory
2 43 (21.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (13.13%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.06%) Terminal Services
5 10 (5.05%) XenApp
5 10 (5.05%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.04%) Forefront TMG
7 7 (3.54%) UAG
7 7 (3.54%) ISA Server
8 5 (2.53%) vSphere
9 4 (2.02%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.51%) XenServer
10 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (6.06%) SCCM
2 8 (4.04%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.01%) WSUS
5 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.51%) SCOM
5 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 115 (58.08%) Microsoft
2 55 (27.78%) VMware
3 47 (23.74%) Cisco
4 37 (18.69%) Citrix
5 13 (6.57%) HP
6 10 (5.05%) NetApp
7 9 (4.55%) Websense
8 7 (3.54%) Apple
8 7 (3.54%) Dell
9 6 (3.03%) AppSense
9 6 (3.03%) SonicWALL
10 5 (2.53%) Symantec
10 5 (2.53%) IBM
11 4 (2.02%) Oracle
11 4 (2.02%) Avaya
11 4 (2.02%) Remedy
11 4 (2.02%) Altiris
12 3 (1.52%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.52%) Sophos
12 3 (1.52%) CheckPoint
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package, extensive package.
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £35000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago