The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Northampton region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 33 33 50
Rank change year-on-year
0 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCP 38 23 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 5.97% 5.90% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.27% 17.56% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 36 23 4
Average salary £32,500 £25,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
208 131 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 32.65% 33.59% 37.24%
Number of salaries quoted 195 116 173
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
Northamptonshire

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

MCP
Salary Trend in Northampton

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

MCP Salary Trend in Northampton

MCP
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Northampton

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 39 (79.59%) Microsoft
2 32 (65.31%) Windows
3 31 (63.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (51.02%) ITIL
5 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (46.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (34.69%) Citrix
8 15 (30.61%) MS Office
8 15 (30.61%) VMware
8 15 (30.61%) MCITP
9 12 (24.49%) Cisco
9 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
10 10 (20.41%) DHCP
10 10 (20.41%) TCP/IP
10 10 (20.41%) SQL
10 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
10 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (18.37%) .NET Framework
11 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
11 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
11 9 (18.37%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (18.37%) TDD
11 9 (18.37%) MCAD
11 9 (18.37%) UML
11 9 (18.37%) MCSA
11 9 (18.37%) .NET
11 9 (18.37%) C#
11 9 (18.37%) HTML
11 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.24%) IIS
3 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (30.61%) MS Office
2 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) DHCP
1 10 (20.41%) TCP/IP
2 9 (18.37%) DNS
3 8 (16.33%) LAN
3 8 (16.33%) WAN
4 7 (14.29%) VPN
4 7 (14.29%) Firewall
5 6 (12.24%) IP Telephony
5 6 (12.24%) NetScaler
5 6 (12.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.24%) Law
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Analyst
2 19 (38.78%) Support Analyst
3 10 (20.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (18.37%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Service Analyst
5 8 (16.33%) Developer
6 7 (14.29%) Administrator
6 7 (14.29%) SQL Developer
7 6 (12.24%) Help Desk Support
7 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 3 (6.12%) Exchange Specialist
9 3 (6.12%) IT Support
9 3 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
10 2 (4.08%) Help Desk Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) .NET Framework
1 9 (18.37%) .NET
1 9 (18.37%) HTML
1 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET
1 9 (18.37%) CSS
1 9 (18.37%) XML
1 9 (18.37%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Enterprise Software
1 9 (18.37%) N-Tier
2 6 (12.24%) Mathematics
2 6 (12.24%) Fat Client
2 6 (12.24%) Thin Client
3 5 (10.20%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.08%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 32 (65.31%) Windows
2 24 (48.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (46.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
5 7 (14.29%) Windows Vista
6 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
2 9 (18.37%) TDD
2 9 (18.37%) UML
2 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
3 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
4 6 (12.24%) Change Control
5 3 (6.12%) Service Management
6 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.08%) Workflow
6 2 (4.08%) ITSM
7 1 (2.04%) Data Management
7 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.04%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) SQL
2 9 (18.37%) C#
3 5 (10.20%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (63.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (30.61%) MCITP
3 9 (18.37%) MCAD
3 9 (18.37%) MCSA
4 8 (16.33%) MCSE
5 7 (14.29%) MOS
6 6 (12.24%) CCIA
6 6 (12.24%) CCA
6 6 (12.24%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
7 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.08%) HNC
9 1 (2.04%) MCTS
9 1 (2.04%) Degree
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.04%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.04%) CCNA
9 1 (2.04%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) ISO 9001
2 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.24%) XenApp
2 6 (12.24%) XenServer
2 6 (12.24%) XenDesktop
3 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 39 (79.59%) Microsoft
2 17 (34.69%) Citrix
3 15 (30.61%) VMware
4 12 (24.49%) Cisco
5 6 (12.24%) Wyse
6 2 (4.08%) Altiris
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