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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 90 85 85
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Permanent jobs citing MCP 23 29 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.28% 1.93% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 4.92% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 23 29 46
Average salary £29,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £36,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
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
665 590 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.07% 39.23% 36.91%
Number of salaries quoted 437 475 679
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 20 October 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Cambridge

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 42 (80.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (65.38%) SQL Server
2 34 (65.38%) Windows
3 32 (61.54%) MCAD
3 32 (61.54%) MCSD
3 32 (61.54%) C#
3 32 (61.54%) .NET
3 32 (61.54%) Scrum
3 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (61.54%) TDD
3 32 (61.54%) NUnit
3 32 (61.54%) MCTS
3 32 (61.54%) Kanban
3 32 (61.54%) Rhino Mocks
3 32 (61.54%) Moq
4 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
5 17 (32.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 16 (30.77%) MVVM
6 16 (30.77%) Web Application Development
6 16 (30.77%) BDD
6 16 (30.77%) Castle Windsor
6 16 (30.77%) Ninject
6 16 (30.77%) Razor View Engine
6 16 (30.77%) Unity DI Container
6 16 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (30.77%) Spring.NET
6 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (30.77%) Dependency Injection
6 16 (30.77%) Inversion of Control

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) Firewall
2 5 (9.62%) VPN
3 4 (7.69%) VoIP
4 2 (3.85%) DHCP
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.92%) SAN
5 1 (1.92%) DMZ
5 1 (1.92%) Intranet
5 1 (1.92%) Internet
5 1 (1.92%) WAN
5 1 (1.92%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (65.38%) SQL Server
2 17 (32.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 32 (61.54%) NUnit
1 32 (61.54%) Rhino Mocks
1 32 (61.54%) Moq
2 16 (30.77%) MSTest
General
1 16 (30.77%) Music Industry
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (61.54%) Developer
2 16 (30.77%) .NET Developer
2 16 (30.77%) C# Developer
2 16 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Service Desk Technician
3 6 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 2 (3.85%) Network Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (61.54%) .NET
2 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET
2 16 (30.77%) WinForms
2 16 (30.77%) NHibernate
2 16 (30.77%) WCF
2 16 (30.77%) WPF
2 16 (30.77%) Spring.NET
2 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
2 16 (30.77%) Castle Windsor
2 16 (30.77%) Ninject
2 16 (30.77%) Razor View Engine
2 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 16 (30.77%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Inversion of Control
2 14 (26.92%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.69%) Kindle
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (65.38%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
4 5 (9.62%) Linux
5 4 (7.69%) UNIX
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (61.54%) Scrum
1 32 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (61.54%) TDD
1 32 (61.54%) Kanban
2 16 (30.77%) Dependency Injection
2 16 (30.77%) MVVM
2 16 (30.77%) BDD
2 16 (30.77%) Web Application Development
2 16 (30.77%) MVC
2 16 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (21.15%) ITIL
4 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.85%) ERP
5 2 (3.85%) Project Management
5 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.92%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.92%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (1.92%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) C#
2 16 (30.77%) VB
2 16 (30.77%) VB.NET
3 3 (5.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (80.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (61.54%) MCAD
2 32 (61.54%) MCSD
2 32 (61.54%) MCTS
3 6 (11.54%) MCSE
4 4 (7.69%) MCSA
4 4 (7.69%) A+ Certification
4 4 (7.69%) MOS
5 3 (5.77%) CCNA
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.92%) MCDST
6 1 (1.92%) Degree
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.92%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.92%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Mitel
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.69%) Cisco
3 4 (7.69%) Nokia
3 4 (7.69%) Apple
3 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 4 (7.69%) Symantec
3 4 (7.69%) Remedy
4 2 (3.85%) VMware
5 1 (1.92%) Dell
5 1 (1.92%) Websense
5 1 (1.92%) Veeam
5 1 (1.92%) FalconStor
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £24k - 28k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £27000 - £29000 per annum + bens
Posted: 27 days ago
Cambridge
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 27 days ago