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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 101 85 88
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCP 9 27 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.61% 1.81% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.51% 4.38% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 9 27 29
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -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
598 616 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 40.85% 41.20% 39.91%
Number of salaries quoted 468 520 589
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 £28,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 6 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 13 (61.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (52.38%) Firewall
5 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 10 (47.62%) ITIL
5 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
6 9 (42.86%) SQL
6 9 (42.86%) Blackberry
7 8 (38.10%) ISO 9001
7 8 (38.10%) SharePoint
7 8 (38.10%) Mitel
7 8 (38.10%) Degree
7 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
8 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (28.57%) jQuery
9 6 (28.57%) Pocket PC
9 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
9 6 (28.57%) Android
9 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
9 6 (28.57%) Client/Server
9 6 (28.57%) .NET
9 6 (28.57%) MFC
9 6 (28.57%) C#
9 6 (28.57%) C++
9 6 (28.57%) HTML
9 6 (28.57%) Java
9 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
9 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 8 (38.10%) SharePoint
2 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (14.29%) IIS
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (9.52%) Lync
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) SAN
3 3 (14.29%) WAN
3 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 3 (14.29%) VPN
3 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (14.29%) VLAN
3 3 (14.29%) MPLS
4 2 (9.52%) DNS
4 2 (9.52%) DHCP
5 1 (4.76%) DMZ
5 1 (4.76%) Intranet
5 1 (4.76%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Team Leader
2 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Technician
3 3 (14.29%) IT Support
3 3 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) HTML
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
1 6 (28.57%) MFC
1 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
1 6 (28.57%) jQuery
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 8 (38.10%) Computer Science
3 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (28.57%) Client/Server
4 6 (28.57%) Pocket PC
5 4 (19.05%) Kindle
6 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Android
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services Management
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Objective-C
2 6 (28.57%) C#
2 6 (28.57%) C++
2 6 (28.57%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (38.10%) Degree
3 5 (23.81%) MCSE
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MOS
5 1 (4.76%) MCSA
5 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.76%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Mitel
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) Nokia
5 1 (4.76%) Apple
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) Remedy
5 1 (4.76%) Websense
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Veeam
5 1 (4.76%) FalconStor
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