The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 48 35 50
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCP 15 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.05% 3.60% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.03% 15.25% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 1
Average salary £22,000 £35,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.14% +55.55%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -12.16%
MCP
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Qualifications Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
136 59 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 27.70% 23.60% 21.65%
Number of salaries quoted 134 41 59
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

MCP
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Ipswich region.

MCP Salary Trend in Ipswich

MCP
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Ipswich

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (96.15%) Active Directory
2 25 (96.15%) MS Office
3 22 (84.62%) MS Exchange
3 22 (84.62%) Hyper-V
4 19 (73.08%) Windows
5 18 (69.23%) VPN
5 18 (69.23%) DNS
5 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (57.69%) SonicWALL
6 15 (57.69%) Windows 7
6 15 (57.69%) Sophos
6 15 (57.69%) DHCP
6 15 (57.69%) HP
6 15 (57.69%) Apple
6 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (57.69%) MS Excel
6 15 (57.69%) Windows XP
6 15 (57.69%) SQL
6 15 (57.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (38.46%) IBM Notes
7 10 (38.46%) Internet
7 10 (38.46%) Lotus
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (26.92%) Office 365
9 7 (26.92%) Time Management
10 5 (19.23%) iPad
11 3 (11.54%) DSL
11 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (11.54%) Firewall

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 22 (84.62%) MS Exchange
2 15 (57.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (38.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (96.15%) MS Office
2 15 (57.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.69%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) VPN
1 18 (69.23%) DNS
2 15 (57.69%) DHCP
3 10 (38.46%) Internet
4 3 (11.54%) DSL
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 3 (11.54%) Wireless
4 3 (11.54%) IMAP
4 3 (11.54%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (11.54%) HTTP
4 3 (11.54%) VoIP
4 3 (11.54%) SMTP
4 3 (11.54%) HTTPS
4 3 (11.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Support Analyst
1 10 (38.46%) Desktop Support
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
1 10 (38.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 10 (38.46%) Desktop Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) IT Support
3 5 (19.23%) Help Desk Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) IT Support Assistant
3 5 (19.23%) IT Assistant
3 5 (19.23%) Help Desk Support
3 5 (19.23%) Support Assistant
3 5 (19.23%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) AWS Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ADO
1 1 (3.85%) XML
1 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (57.69%) Windows 7
3 15 (57.69%) Windows XP
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Vista
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Time Management
2 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (11.54%) Software Licensing
3 1 (3.85%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
3 1 (3.85%) OO
3 1 (3.85%) OOD
3 1 (3.85%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.54%) CCNA
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 25 (96.15%) Active Directory
2 22 (84.62%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (57.69%) HP
2 15 (57.69%) Apple
2 15 (57.69%) Sophos
2 15 (57.69%) SonicWALL
3 10 (38.46%) Lotus
4 1 (3.85%) Kofax