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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 89 82 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCP 6 5 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.48% 0.46% 2.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 1.87% 9.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 32
Average salary £32,413 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.17% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £32,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,413 £59,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £29,950 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.50% -20.13%
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
312 268 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 24.94% 24.47% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 242 189 264
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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
Colchester +4 2 £33,000 +15.78%
Chelmsford -12 2 £33,826 -47.96%
Harlow - 1 £22,500 -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) MCTS
2 5 (50.00%) MCITP
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
2 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (40.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) MCSA
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (10.00%) Firewall
6 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
6 1 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (10.00%) Sage

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) IT Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) MCTS
2 5 (50.00%) MCITP
3 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (30.00%) MCSA
5 1 (10.00%) CCENT
5 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) SolarWinds
3 4 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Sage
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (10.00%) Veeam