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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 96 88 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCP 8 31 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.57% 1.71% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 4.43% 5.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6 31 29
Average salary £27,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,750 £25,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -20.00%
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
543 699 560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.98% 38.51% 35.58%
Number of salaries quoted 477 494 474
Average salary £42,500 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 28 August 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Cambridge

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (94.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (91.43%) Microsoft
4 26 (74.29%) Degree
5 25 (71.43%) Computer Science
5 25 (71.43%) jQuery
5 25 (71.43%) Android
5 25 (71.43%) Apple iOS
5 25 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (71.43%) ASP.NET
5 25 (71.43%) C#
5 25 (71.43%) C++
5 25 (71.43%) HTML
5 25 (71.43%) Java
5 25 (71.43%) JavaScript
5 25 (71.43%) SQL
5 25 (71.43%) .NET
5 25 (71.43%) MFC
5 25 (71.43%) SQL Server
5 25 (71.43%) Objective-C
5 25 (71.43%) Pocket PC
6 23 (65.71%) Software Engineering
7 14 (40.00%) Client/Server
8 11 (31.43%) PhoneGap
8 11 (31.43%) Xamarin
8 11 (31.43%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (20.00%) ITIL
9 7 (20.00%) MCSE
10 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
10 6 (17.14%) VMware

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) DHCP
3 3 (8.57%) LAN
3 3 (8.57%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) Wireless
4 2 (5.71%) VPN
5 1 (2.86%) SAN
5 1 (2.86%) Firewall
5 1 (2.86%) ADSL
5 1 (2.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (71.43%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Software Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Field Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Developer
4 2 (5.71%) C++ Developer
4 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Junior Systems Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Graduate
5 1 (2.86%) Junior
5 1 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (71.43%) HTML
1 25 (71.43%) .NET
1 25 (71.43%) MFC
1 25 (71.43%) ASP.NET
1 25 (71.43%) jQuery
2 11 (31.43%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (71.43%) Pocket PC
1 25 (71.43%) Computer Science
1 25 (71.43%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (40.00%) Client/Server
3 11 (31.43%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (8.57%) NHS
4 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (71.43%) Android
2 25 (71.43%) Apple iOS
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (65.71%) Software Engineering
2 7 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.71%) Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) C#
1 25 (71.43%) C++
1 25 (71.43%) Java
1 25 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 25 (71.43%) SQL
1 25 (71.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 33 (94.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (74.29%) Degree
3 7 (20.00%) MCSE
4 4 (11.43%) MCSA
4 4 (11.43%) CCNA
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (91.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) Xamarin
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Websense
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