The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 81 59 57
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCP 6 32 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.52% 2.84% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.99% 10.13% 11.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6 32 25
Average salary £51,250 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.25% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
MCP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
302 316 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 26.08% 28.01% 24.87%
Number of salaries quoted 222 249 209
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MCP
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Essex region.

MCP Salary Trend in Essex

MCP
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Essex

MCP
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Chelmsford - 3 £70,000 -
Colchester -2 1 £28,500 -1.72%
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £37,500 -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (72.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (52.00%) Windows
4 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
5 10 (40.00%) MCSE
5 10 (40.00%) Finance
6 9 (36.00%) MS Office
7 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (28.00%) MVVM
8 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (28.00%) Firewall
8 7 (28.00%) .NET
8 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (24.00%) Citrix
9 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (20.00%) MCITP
10 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
10 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 5 (20.00%) Service Management
10 5 (20.00%) C#
10 5 (20.00%) MCAD
10 5 (20.00%) MCSD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (36.00%) MS Office
3 5 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.00%) VLAN
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.00%) Junos
2 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.00%) Broadband
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) NUnit
1 4 (16.00%) MSTest
1 4 (16.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 4 (16.00%) Moq
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
1 7 (28.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Desktop Technician
4 4 (16.00%) Service Desk Technician
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Technician
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Desktop Support
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Desktop Support Technician
4 4 (16.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Desktop Support Technician
4 4 (16.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (16.00%) ADSI
2 4 (16.00%) WinForms
2 4 (16.00%) WCF
2 4 (16.00%) WPF
2 4 (16.00%) Spring.NET
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (16.00%) Castle Windsor
2 4 (16.00%) Ninject
2 4 (16.00%) Razor View Engine
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 4 (16.00%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (28.00%) MVVM
2 5 (20.00%) Service Management
2 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (16.00%) Scrum
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) TDD
3 4 (16.00%) MVC
3 4 (16.00%) Kanban
3 4 (16.00%) Web Application Development
3 4 (16.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (12.00%) SOA
4 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (40.00%) MCSE
3 5 (20.00%) MCAD
3 5 (20.00%) MCSD
3 5 (20.00%) MCITP
4 4 (16.00%) MCTS
4 4 (16.00%) MCSA
5 3 (12.00%) CCNA
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (12.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco
4 3 (12.00%) VMware
5 2 (8.00%) Pegasus
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.00%) NETGEAR
6 1 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (4.00%) Avaya
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Dell