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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 109 78 80
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 33 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.12% 2.26% 2.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 5.73% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2 33 34
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,375 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -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
613 576 705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.75% 39.43% 41.47%
Number of salaries quoted 442 474 570
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 £51,500 £56,900
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 23 January 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 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (56.00%) Firewall
5 13 (52.00%) Blackberry
5 13 (52.00%) ITIL
6 10 (40.00%) SharePoint
6 10 (40.00%) ISO 9001
6 10 (40.00%) Mitel
7 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
8 8 (32.00%) C#
8 8 (32.00%) MCAD
8 8 (32.00%) MCSD
8 8 (32.00%) .NET
8 8 (32.00%) MCTS
8 8 (32.00%) Scrum
8 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (32.00%) TDD
8 8 (32.00%) NUnit
8 8 (32.00%) Kanban
8 8 (32.00%) Rhino Mocks
8 8 (32.00%) Moq
9 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
9 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (24.00%) VPN
11 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (16.00%) Unity DI Container
12 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (16.00%) Web Application Development

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 10 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Lync
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) Firewall
2 6 (24.00%) VPN
3 3 (12.00%) VoIP
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) SAN
4 1 (4.00%) DMZ
4 1 (4.00%) Intranet
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) NUnit
1 8 (32.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (32.00%) Moq
2 4 (16.00%) MSTest
General
1 4 (16.00%) Music Industry
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Service Desk Technician
3 4 (16.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (12.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) Unity DI Container
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 4 (16.00%) Castle Windsor
2 4 (16.00%) Ninject
2 4 (16.00%) Razor View Engine
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (16.00%) Spring.NET
2 4 (16.00%) NHibernate
2 4 (16.00%) WCF
2 4 (16.00%) WPF
2 4 (16.00%) WinForms
2 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (16.00%) Kindle
2 4 (16.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
4 3 (12.00%) UNIX
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) ITIL
2 8 (32.00%) Scrum
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) TDD
2 8 (32.00%) Kanban
3 4 (16.00%) Web Application Development
3 4 (16.00%) MVVM
3 4 (16.00%) BDD
3 4 (16.00%) Dependency Injection
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.00%) MVC
3 4 (16.00%) Project Management
3 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) VB
2 4 (16.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (32.00%) MCAD
2 8 (32.00%) MCSD
2 8 (32.00%) MCTS
3 4 (16.00%) MCSE
4 3 (12.00%) MCSA
4 3 (12.00%) MOS
4 3 (12.00%) A+ Certification
4 3 (12.00%) Degree
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (12.00%) SCOrch
1 3 (12.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.00%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Mitel
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 3 (12.00%) Nokia
3 3 (12.00%) Apple
3 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (12.00%) Dell
3 3 (12.00%) Symantec
3 3 (12.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Websense
4 1 (4.00%) FalconStor
4 1 (4.00%) Veeam
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £30000 - £37000 Per Annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + travel + expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + exciting company
Posted: 5 days ago