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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 98 104 83
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCP 5 6 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.50% 0.45% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 1.70% 7.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 26
Average salary £18,750 £20,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £19,250 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £30,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
215 352 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.41% 26.51% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 162 270 255
Average salary £52,500 £45,400 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.63% +0.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £63,998
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 13 (72.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (66.67%) MS Office
6 11 (61.11%) MS Exchange
6 11 (61.11%) Citrix
7 10 (55.56%) ITIL
8 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
9 8 (44.44%) Office 365
9 8 (44.44%) MCSE
9 8 (44.44%) MCSA
10 6 (33.33%) SLA
10 6 (33.33%) VMware
10 6 (33.33%) Logistics
10 6 (33.33%) Degree
11 5 (27.78%) Migration
11 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
11 5 (27.78%) DNS
11 5 (27.78%) VoIP
11 5 (27.78%) DHCP
11 5 (27.78%) Windows 8
12 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (22.22%) Finance
12 4 (22.22%) A+ Certification
12 4 (22.22%) Progress
12 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
12 4 (22.22%) Banking
13 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (16.67%) Network+ Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 11 (61.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.56%) IBM Domino
4 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DHCP
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
1 5 (27.78%) VoIP
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) LAN
2 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) FTP
4 1 (5.56%) IMAP
4 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.56%) NAS
4 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.56%) POP3
4 1 (5.56%) VLAN
4 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Moq
1 1 (5.56%) MSTest
1 1 (5.56%) NUnit
1 1 (5.56%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) IT Support
1 5 (27.78%) Support Technician
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) IT Support Technician
2 4 (22.22%) IT Technician
2 4 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Services Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (5.56%) Castle Windsor
1 1 (5.56%) Classic ASP
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) Ninject
1 1 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (5.56%) Spring.NET
1 1 (5.56%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (5.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 8
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Android
6 1 (5.56%) Debian
6 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Logistics
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
5 2 (11.11%) Change Control
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.56%) Kanban
6 1 (5.56%) Line Management
6 1 (5.56%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Network Design
6 1 (5.56%) Network Management
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) TDD
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
6 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (44.44%) MCSA
2 8 (44.44%) MCSE
3 6 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (22.22%) A+ Certification
5 3 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (11.11%) MCTS
7 1 (5.56%) CCA
7 1 (5.56%) CCAA
7 1 (5.56%) CCEA
7 1 (5.56%) CCENT
7 1 (5.56%) CCIA
7 1 (5.56%) CCNA
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (5.56%) MCAD
7 1 (5.56%) MCITP
7 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.56%) SmoothWall
1 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Citrix
3 6 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) Progress
5 3 (16.67%) Remedy
6 2 (11.11%) Apple
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) Avaya
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco
7 1 (5.56%) Draytek
7 1 (5.56%) IBM
7 1 (5.56%) Lotus
7 1 (5.56%) NetApp
7 1 (5.56%) NETGEAR
7 1 (5.56%) Sage
7 1 (5.56%) Toshiba
7 1 (5.56%) Trend Micro
7 1 (5.56%) Veeam
7 1 (5.56%) ZyXEL