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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 94 93 93
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Permanent jobs citing MCP 13 26 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.89% 1.55% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 3.81% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 11 26 28
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £36,834
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.97%
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
538 683 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.95% 40.73% 40.54%
Number of salaries quoted 455 579 638
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £55,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (76.47%) SQL
3 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
4 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
4 12 (70.59%) Degree
4 12 (70.59%) Computer Science
5 10 (58.82%) Apple iOS
5 10 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (58.82%) .NET
5 10 (58.82%) MFC
5 10 (58.82%) C#
5 10 (58.82%) C++
5 10 (58.82%) HTML
5 10 (58.82%) Java
5 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
5 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET
5 10 (58.82%) Objective-C
5 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
5 10 (58.82%) Pocket PC
5 10 (58.82%) jQuery
5 10 (58.82%) Android
6 8 (47.06%) Client/Server
7 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (23.53%) Firewall
9 4 (23.53%) ITIL
10 3 (17.65%) Web Services
10 3 (17.65%) MCSE
10 3 (17.65%) IIS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (17.65%) IIS
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Lync
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (17.65%) VLAN
2 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) MPLS
2 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 3 (17.65%) Ethernet
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
3 2 (11.76%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) HTML
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
1 10 (58.82%) MFC
1 10 (58.82%) ASP.NET
1 10 (58.82%) jQuery
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Computer Science
2 10 (58.82%) Pocket PC
2 10 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (47.06%) Client/Server
4 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.88%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Android
2 10 (58.82%) Apple iOS
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services Management
4 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) Objective-C
2 10 (58.82%) C#
2 10 (58.82%) C++
2 10 (58.82%) Java
2 10 (58.82%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (70.59%) Degree
3 3 (17.65%) MCSE
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Mitel
3 2 (11.76%) Xamarin
3 2 (11.76%) Dell
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