The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 103 81 89
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 6 29 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.35% 1.97% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 5.23% 4.76%
Number of salaries quoted 6 29 36
Average salary £28,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
MCP
Cambridgeshire

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

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
633 555 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.61% 37.63% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 433 436 616
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MCP
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

MCP Salary Trend in Cambridge

MCP
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Cambridge

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 28 (75.68%) Windows
2 27 (72.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
4 18 (48.65%) SQL Server
5 16 (43.24%) C#
5 16 (43.24%) .NET
5 16 (43.24%) MCAD
5 16 (43.24%) MCSD
5 16 (43.24%) Scrum
5 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (43.24%) TDD
5 16 (43.24%) NUnit
5 16 (43.24%) MCTS
5 16 (43.24%) Kanban
5 16 (43.24%) Rhino Mocks
5 16 (43.24%) Moq
6 14 (37.84%) Blackberry
6 14 (37.84%) Firewall
7 13 (35.14%) ITIL
8 10 (27.03%) SharePoint
8 10 (27.03%) ISO 9001
8 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
8 10 (27.03%) Mitel
9 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
9 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (21.62%) VB
10 8 (21.62%) VB.NET
10 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
10 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (21.62%) MVC

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 10 (27.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.41%) Lync
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) Firewall
2 7 (18.92%) VPN
3 4 (10.81%) DNS
3 4 (10.81%) VoIP
3 4 (10.81%) DHCP
4 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.70%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) SAN
5 1 (2.70%) DMZ
5 1 (2.70%) Intranet
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (48.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (43.24%) NUnit
1 16 (43.24%) Rhino Mocks
1 16 (43.24%) Moq
2 8 (21.62%) MSTest
General
1 8 (21.62%) Music Industry
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Support Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) .NET Developer
2 8 (21.62%) C# Developer
2 8 (21.62%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Service Desk Technician
4 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 4 (10.81%) Team Leader
5 3 (8.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) IT Support
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (43.24%) .NET
2 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET
2 8 (21.62%) WinForms
2 8 (21.62%) NHibernate
2 8 (21.62%) WCF
2 8 (21.62%) WPF
2 8 (21.62%) Spring.NET
2 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (21.62%) Castle Windsor
2 8 (21.62%) Ninject
2 8 (21.62%) Razor View Engine
2 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 8 (21.62%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Blackberry
2 8 (21.62%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (10.81%) Kindle
3 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.81%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (75.68%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows 7
3 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
3 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.51%) Linux
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.81%) UNIX
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Scrum
1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (43.24%) TDD
1 16 (43.24%) Kanban
2 13 (35.14%) ITIL
3 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (21.62%) Dependency Injection
3 8 (21.62%) MVVM
3 8 (21.62%) BDD
3 8 (21.62%) Web Application Development
3 8 (21.62%) MVC
3 8 (21.62%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
4 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) ERP
6 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) C#
2 8 (21.62%) VB
2 8 (21.62%) VB.NET
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (72.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (43.24%) MCAD
2 16 (43.24%) MCSD
2 16 (43.24%) MCTS
3 6 (16.22%) MCSE
4 4 (10.81%) MCSA
4 4 (10.81%) A+ Certification
4 4 (10.81%) MOS
5 3 (8.11%) Degree
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.41%) CCNA
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.70%) MCDST
7 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (10.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (8.11%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.70%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
1 10 (27.03%) Mitel
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco
2 4 (10.81%) Nokia
2 4 (10.81%) Apple
2 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
2 4 (10.81%) Symantec
2 4 (10.81%) Remedy
3 3 (8.11%) Dell
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Websense
5 1 (2.70%) Veeam
5 1 (2.70%) FalconStor
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Salary: £35k to £40k DOE, Corporate Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + travel + expenses
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