The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 54 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.50% 0.49% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 1.71% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 2
Average salary £25,000 £20,000 £32,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -38.69%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
MCP
Bedfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
88 117 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 22.11% 28.61% 30.12%
Number of salaries quoted 70 103 91
Average salary £38,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

MCP
Salary Trend in Luton

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

MCP Salary Trend in Luton

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) MCSA
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (16.67%) LIMS
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) iPhone
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Luton 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) LIMS
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCSA
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft