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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 38 48 49
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 1 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.79% 0.32% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 1.28% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 7
Average salary £28,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.57% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,300 £35,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £33,700 £35,000 £45,200
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
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
79 78 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 31.35% 25.32% 32.45%
Number of salaries quoted 62 72 123
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,500 £21,050
10% offered a salary of more than £54,300 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Ipswich

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (70.00%) MCTS
4 6 (60.00%) N-Tier
4 6 (60.00%) SOA
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (60.00%) MS Project
4 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (60.00%) Web Services
4 6 (60.00%) XML
4 6 (60.00%) MCSD
4 6 (60.00%) C#
4 6 (60.00%) .NET
4 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (40.00%) Windows
7 3 (30.00%) UML
7 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (20.00%) WCF
8 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (20.00%) Internet
8 2 (20.00%) CCNP
8 2 (20.00%) CCNA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Project
2 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (20.00%) NUnit
1 2 (20.00%) CruiseControl
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) NCover
1 2 (20.00%) FxCop
General
1 2 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
1 5 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Senior IT Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Support
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Systems Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
1 6 (60.00%) XML
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (30.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (70.00%) MCTS
3 6 (60.00%) MCSD
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) MCSA
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) MCITP
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (10.00%) MCPD
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco