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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 92 82 45
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -37
Permanent jobs citing MCP 4 23 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.33% 1.62% 3.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 7.08% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4 22 38
Average salary £31,913 £23,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.36% -40.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £21,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,826 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
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
313 325 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 25.68% 22.94% 29.75%
Number of salaries quoted 238 244 244
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 29 May 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
Chelmsford 0 2 £33,826 +53.75%
Colchester +3 1 £30,000 +8.10%
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 13 (92.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (50.00%) MCSE
5 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (42.86%) ITIL
6 6 (42.86%) HP
7 5 (35.71%) Sage
7 5 (35.71%) MCSA
7 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
8 4 (28.57%) Office 365
8 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
8 4 (28.57%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (28.57%) Firewall
8 4 (28.57%) SonicWALL
8 4 (28.57%) SQL
8 4 (28.57%) DHCP
8 4 (28.57%) VPN
8 4 (28.57%) DNS
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (28.57%) Project Management
9 3 (21.43%) VoIP
9 3 (21.43%) CCNP
9 3 (21.43%) CCNA
9 3 (21.43%) MS Excel

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
1 4 (28.57%) DHCP
1 4 (28.57%) VPN
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) VoIP
3 2 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (28.57%) IT Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 1 (7.14%) IT Assistant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (50.00%) MCSE
3 5 (35.71%) MCSA
4 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (21.43%) CCNP
5 3 (21.43%) CCNA
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) CCENT
6 2 (14.29%) MCTS
6 2 (14.29%) MCITP
6 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) HP
3 5 (35.71%) Sage
4 4 (28.57%) Barracuda Networks
4 4 (28.57%) SonicWALL
5 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix