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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 161 163 133
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -30
Permanent jobs citing MCP 100 128 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.34% 1.48% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.57% 4.93% 6.20%
Number of salaries quoted 85 118 150
Average salary £31,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,016 £20,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
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
2189 2594 2485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.34% 30.09% 28.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1736 2070 2063
Average salary £43,900 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +6 35 £31,000 -11.42% 3
Cambridgeshire -8 21 £40,000 - 1
Suffolk +16 18 £22,016 -51.07%
Norfolk +15 13 £26,000 -1.88%
Bedfordshire +8 8 £55,000 +46.66% 3
Essex -11 6 £20,000 -44.82% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 154 (87.01%) Windows
2 147 (83.05%) Microsoft
3 122 (68.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 108 (61.02%) Active Directory
5 85 (48.02%) MS Exchange
6 75 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 65 (36.72%) MCSE
8 61 (34.46%) Windows 7
9 59 (33.33%) ITIL
9 59 (33.33%) MS Office
10 56 (31.64%) SQL Server
11 54 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 52 (29.38%) SQL
13 51 (28.81%) Exchange Server 2010
14 49 (27.68%) Hyper-V
15 48 (27.12%) MS Excel
15 48 (27.12%) Windows XP
16 46 (25.99%) VMware
17 43 (24.29%) MCSA
18 41 (23.16%) VPN
19 36 (20.34%) DNS
19 36 (20.34%) Windows Server 2003
20 35 (19.77%) DHCP
21 32 (18.08%) Citrix
22 31 (17.51%) HP
23 30 (16.95%) Degree
24 29 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
25 28 (15.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 27 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
27 26 (14.69%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 85 (48.02%) MS Exchange
2 51 (28.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (11.86%) SharePoint
4 17 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (6.21%) Lync
6 7 (3.95%) IBM Notes
7 6 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 59 (33.33%) MS Office
2 48 (27.12%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.82%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.04%) Office 365
2 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (23.16%) VPN
2 36 (20.34%) DNS
3 35 (19.77%) DHCP
4 21 (11.86%) Firewall
5 18 (10.17%) TCP/IP
6 17 (9.60%) WAN
6 17 (9.60%) VoIP
7 13 (7.34%) LAN
8 11 (6.21%) SAN
8 11 (6.21%) VLAN
9 8 (4.52%) Internet
10 7 (3.95%) SSL
10 7 (3.95%) FTP
11 5 (2.82%) Intranet
11 5 (2.82%) Network Security
12 4 (2.26%) Junos
12 4 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.26%) MPLS
12 4 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (2.26%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (31.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.56%) Crystal Enterprise
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (5.08%) Retail
2 6 (3.39%) Finance
3 5 (2.82%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.82%) Advertising
3 5 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.13%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.56%) Front Office
5 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (24.29%) Analyst
2 29 (16.38%) Support Analyst
3 27 (15.25%) Support Engineer
4 22 (12.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 20 (11.30%) IT Support
6 15 (8.47%) Consultant
6 15 (8.47%) Software Engineer
7 14 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (7.91%) Desktop Support
8 12 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (5.65%) Administrator
10 10 (5.65%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (5.08%) Support Assistant
11 9 (5.08%) IT Administrator
11 9 (5.08%) IT Support Assistant
11 9 (5.08%) IT Assistant
12 8 (4.52%) Desktop Analyst
12 8 (4.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 8 (4.52%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.99%) HTML
2 21 (11.86%) .NET
3 17 (9.60%) ASP.NET
4 16 (9.04%) MFC
4 16 (9.04%) jQuery
5 7 (3.95%) CSS
6 4 (2.26%) Web Services
6 4 (2.26%) WSH
6 4 (2.26%) PhoneGap
7 3 (1.69%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.56%) Flash
8 1 (0.56%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.86%) Computer Science
2 18 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.04%) Pocket PC
4 15 (8.47%) Client/Server
5 11 (6.21%) Thin Client
5 11 (6.21%) Statistics
5 11 (6.21%) Fat Client
6 9 (5.08%) Blackberry
6 9 (5.08%) iPad
7 8 (4.52%) Mathematics
8 7 (3.95%) Clustering
9 6 (3.39%) FMCG
10 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
11 4 (2.26%) NHS
11 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (2.26%) Private Cloud
12 2 (1.13%) User Experience
12 2 (1.13%) Replication
12 2 (1.13%) PDA
13 1 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 154 (87.01%) Windows
2 75 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (34.46%) Windows 7
4 54 (30.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (27.12%) Windows XP
6 36 (20.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (14.69%) Android
8 20 (11.30%) Apple iOS
9 17 (9.60%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.26%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.26%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.13%) Linux
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (33.33%) ITIL
2 23 (12.99%) Project Management
3 17 (9.60%) Service Delivery
3 17 (9.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (9.04%) Software Engineering
5 15 (8.47%) Migration
6 13 (7.34%) Incident Management
7 12 (6.78%) Mentoring
8 10 (5.65%) Line Management
9 7 (3.95%) Change Management
9 7 (3.95%) Service Management
10 6 (3.39%) Validation
10 6 (3.39%) Data Analysis
10 6 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.82%) PRINCE2
12 4 (2.26%) Information Security
12 4 (2.26%) Capacity Management
12 4 (2.26%) Software Deployment
12 4 (2.26%) Time Management
12 4 (2.26%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (29.38%) SQL
2 24 (13.56%) JavaScript
3 20 (11.30%) C#
3 20 (11.30%) PowerShell
4 16 (9.04%) C++
4 16 (9.04%) Java
4 16 (9.04%) Objective-C
5 11 (6.21%) VB
6 8 (4.52%) VBScript
7 6 (3.39%) C
Qualifications
1 122 (68.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (36.72%) MCSE
3 43 (24.29%) MCSA
4 30 (16.95%) Degree
5 28 (15.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 27 (15.25%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (14.12%) MCTS
7 25 (14.12%) CCNA
8 15 (8.47%) MCITP
9 14 (7.91%) VCP5
10 12 (6.78%) A+ Certification
10 12 (6.78%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (5.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (5.08%) MCDST
13 5 (2.82%) CCNP
13 5 (2.82%) SC Cleared
13 5 (2.82%) Security Cleared
14 4 (2.26%) HND
14 4 (2.26%) ISEB
15 3 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.60%) SLA
2 5 (2.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (2.82%) GMP
2 5 (2.82%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 108 (61.02%) Active Directory
2 49 (27.68%) Hyper-V
3 29 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (7.91%) XenApp
5 11 (6.21%) vSphere
6 10 (5.65%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.39%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (9.04%) SCCM
2 8 (4.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.13%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 147 (83.05%) Microsoft
2 46 (25.99%) VMware
3 32 (18.08%) Citrix
4 31 (17.51%) HP
5 25 (14.12%) SonicWALL
6 24 (13.56%) Cisco
7 16 (9.04%) Apple
7 16 (9.04%) Sophos
8 12 (6.78%) Symantec
8 12 (6.78%) Intel
9 8 (4.52%) LANDesk
10 7 (3.95%) Barracuda Networks
10 7 (3.95%) Lotus
11 6 (3.39%) Dell
11 6 (3.39%) Altiris
11 6 (3.39%) Sage
12 4 (2.26%) NetApp
12 4 (2.26%) Juniper
12 4 (2.26%) BMC
12 4 (2.26%) Xamarin
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