The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 212 177
Rank change year-on-year +34 -35  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 75 60 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.21% 0.81% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.25% 2.72% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 69 53 84
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,900 £17,700
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £43,600
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

MCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1764 2208 2297
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 28.53% 29.68% 30.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1305 1735 1810
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% -3.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing MCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCP 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 in the East of England.

Salary trend for MCP in the East of England

MCP
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +34 49 £35,750 -15.88% 3
Bedfordshire +21 8 £37,500 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire +15 8 £29,500 -19.72%
Suffolk +22 6 £30,000 -
Essex +15 3 £70,000 +154.54% 1
Norfolk -15 1 £30,750 -23.12% 3
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for MCP.

1 86 (78.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (75.23%) Windows
3 79 (72.48%) Microsoft
4 68 (62.39%) Active Directory
5 57 (52.29%) MCSE
6 53 (48.62%) Windows Server
7 50 (45.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (44.95%) MS Exchange
9 46 (42.20%) MS Excel
10 45 (41.28%) ITIL
11 40 (36.70%) DNS
12 38 (34.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 37 (33.94%) MCSA
14 35 (32.11%) Windows 7
15 33 (30.28%) DHCP
15 33 (30.28%) CCNA
15 33 (30.28%) Cisco Certification
15 33 (30.28%) Office 365
16 32 (29.36%) Cisco
17 31 (28.44%) SQL Server
18 30 (27.52%) Security Cleared
19 28 (25.69%) Firewall
20 27 (24.77%) VMware
21 25 (22.94%) SLA
22 24 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
23 23 (21.10%) Microsoft Azure
23 23 (21.10%) Change Management
23 23 (21.10%) SQL
24 22 (20.18%) Hyper-V
24 22 (20.18%) PowerShell

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (44.95%) MS Exchange
2 21 (19.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (14.68%) IIS
3 16 (14.68%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.83%) Apache
6 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.92%) CMS
7 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 46 (42.20%) MS Excel
2 20 (18.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 33 (30.28%) Office 365
2 23 (21.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.42%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.50%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.59%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (4.59%) SaaS
6 4 (3.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (36.70%) DNS
2 33 (30.28%) DHCP
3 28 (25.69%) Firewall
4 11 (10.09%) TCP/IP
5 10 (9.17%) SAN
6 9 (8.26%) VPN
7 7 (6.42%) iSCSI
7 7 (6.42%) VoIP
8 6 (5.50%) Internet
9 5 (4.59%) HTTP
9 5 (4.59%) HTTPS
9 5 (4.59%) IMAP
9 5 (4.59%) SMTP
10 4 (3.67%) LAN
10 4 (3.67%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (3.67%) WAN
10 4 (3.67%) Wireless
11 3 (2.75%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.44%) SQL Server
2 21 (19.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.42%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MSI
2 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.92%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.59%) Finance
3 3 (2.75%) Legal
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Front Office
5 1 (0.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (22.94%) Analyst
2 24 (22.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (22.02%) IT Support
3 23 (21.10%) Support Engineer
4 19 (17.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 18 (16.51%) Support Analyst
6 15 (13.76%) IT Engineer
7 14 (12.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (12.84%) IT Support Engineer
8 12 (11.01%) IT Analyst
9 11 (10.09%) IT Support Analyst
9 11 (10.09%) Server Support
10 10 (9.17%) Server Engineer
11 9 (8.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 8 (7.34%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
12 8 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (7.34%) Administrator
12 8 (7.34%) Help Desk Support
12 8 (7.34%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (7.34%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) .NET
2 4 (3.67%) CSS
2 4 (3.67%) HTML
3 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.83%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.83%) jQuery
5 1 (0.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.92%) CSS3
5 1 (0.92%) HTML5
5 1 (0.92%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.93%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.17%) Fat Client
3 10 (9.17%) Thin Client
4 7 (6.42%) Clustering
4 7 (6.42%) Driving Licence
4 7 (6.42%) Management Information System
4 7 (6.42%) Replication
5 6 (5.50%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.67%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.83%) Handset
8 1 (0.92%) CMDB
8 1 (0.92%) Life Science
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.92%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 82 (75.23%) Windows
2 53 (48.62%) Windows Server
3 50 (45.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (34.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (32.11%) Windows 7
6 14 (12.84%) Windows 10
7 11 (10.09%) Windows XP
8 8 (7.34%) Linux
9 6 (5.50%) Unix
10 5 (4.59%) Mac OS
10 5 (4.59%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (41.28%) ITIL
2 23 (21.10%) Change Management
3 15 (13.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (13.76%) ITIL V3
4 13 (11.93%) High Availability
4 13 (11.93%) Problem Management
4 13 (11.93%) Service Management
5 12 (11.01%) Project Management
6 10 (9.17%) Infrastructure Management
6 10 (9.17%) Performance Optimisation
6 10 (9.17%) Software Engineering
7 9 (8.26%) Incident Management
7 9 (8.26%) Performance Improvement
7 9 (8.26%) Presales
8 8 (7.34%) Information Security
9 7 (6.42%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (6.42%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (5.50%) SIEM
10 6 (5.50%) Trend Analysis
11 5 (4.59%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.10%) SQL
2 22 (20.18%) PowerShell
3 18 (16.51%) VBScript
4 3 (2.75%) C#
4 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.83%) VB
6 1 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.92%) REXX
6 1 (0.92%) Tcl
6 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (78.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (52.29%) MCSE
3 37 (33.94%) MCSA
4 33 (30.28%) CCNA
4 33 (30.28%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (27.52%) Security Cleared
6 21 (19.27%) MCTS
7 20 (18.35%) SC Cleared
7 20 (18.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (16.51%) A+ Certification
9 12 (11.01%) MCITP
10 10 (9.17%) BC Cleared
11 7 (6.42%) CCAA
11 7 (6.42%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (5.50%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (5.50%) CISA
12 6 (5.50%) CISSP
12 6 (5.50%) CRISC
12 6 (5.50%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (5.50%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (22.94%) SLA
2 3 (2.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (62.39%) Active Directory
2 24 (22.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (20.18%) Hyper-V
4 11 (10.09%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (19.27%) SCCM
2 11 (10.09%) SCOM
3 5 (4.59%) BladeLogic
4 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (3.67%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.75%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (72.48%) Microsoft
2 32 (29.36%) Cisco
3 27 (24.77%) VMware
4 13 (11.93%) Citrix
5 11 (10.09%) HP
5 11 (10.09%) IBM
6 10 (9.17%) Veeam
7 8 (7.34%) SonicWALL
8 6 (5.50%) AlienVault
8 6 (5.50%) LogLogic
8 6 (5.50%) LogRhythm
9 5 (4.59%) BMC
9 5 (4.59%) Draytek
9 5 (4.59%) Google
9 5 (4.59%) NETGEAR
10 4 (3.67%) 3Com
10 4 (3.67%) ZyXEL
11 3 (2.75%) CA
12 2 (1.83%) Sophos
12 2 (1.83%) Symantec
Wymondham, Norfolk
Norfolk & Suffolk Constabularies
Salary: From £26,535 to £30,180 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Berkhamsted Schools Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 5 days ago
Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk
Monica Vinader LTD
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago
East Anglia
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £31500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Hurren and Hope
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago