The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 42 41 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCP 32 12 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 4.52% 3.00% 7.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.90% 11.76% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31 10 34
Average salary £27,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
MCP
Northamptonshire

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

Qualifications Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
269 102 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 37.99% 25.50% 47.73%
Number of salaries quoted 253 95 223
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Northampton

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 53 (81.54%) ITIL
2 48 (73.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (70.77%) Microsoft
4 39 (60.00%) Windows
5 35 (53.85%) MCSE
5 35 (53.85%) MCSA
6 32 (49.23%) MCITP
7 26 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 26 (40.00%) Crystal Reports
8 23 (35.38%) HND
8 23 (35.38%) Windows 7
9 21 (32.31%) MS Exchange
9 21 (32.31%) TCP/IP
10 20 (30.77%) SLA
10 20 (30.77%) Service Delivery
11 17 (26.15%) Law
11 17 (26.15%) MS Office
11 17 (26.15%) MOS
12 15 (23.08%) Legal
13 14 (21.54%) Service Desk Management
14 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
14 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
14 12 (18.46%) MCTS
14 12 (18.46%) VMware
14 12 (18.46%) VPN
14 12 (18.46%) DNS
14 12 (18.46%) Active Directory
15 11 (16.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (32.31%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (13.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (26.15%) MS Office
3 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.31%) TCP/IP
2 12 (18.46%) VPN
2 12 (18.46%) DNS
3 2 (3.08%) LAN
3 2 (3.08%) WAN
4 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.00%) Crystal Reports
2 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
3 7 (10.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) NUnit
General
1 17 (26.15%) Law
2 15 (23.08%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (55.38%) Team Leader
2 34 (52.31%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 12 (18.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (16.92%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 11 (16.92%) Exchange Specialist
5 7 (10.77%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) Service Analyst
6 6 (9.23%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Support Team Leader
8 2 (3.08%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.08%) Administrator
8 2 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.08%) .NET Team Leader
9 1 (1.54%) Software Analyst
9 1 (1.54%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 5 (7.69%) CSS
2 5 (7.69%) XML
2 5 (7.69%) XHTML
2 5 (7.69%) .NET Framework
2 5 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (3.08%) WCF
3 2 (3.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.62%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 39 (60.00%) Windows
2 23 (35.38%) Windows 7
3 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (13.85%) Windows XP
4 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (13.85%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (81.54%) ITIL
2 20 (30.77%) Service Delivery
3 14 (21.54%) Service Desk Management
4 9 (13.85%) Unit Testing
5 7 (10.77%) TDD
5 7 (10.77%) UML
5 7 (10.77%) Data Modelling
6 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.15%) Coaching
8 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.08%) Service Management
9 2 (3.08%) Business Development
9 2 (3.08%) Workflow
9 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.77%) C#
1 7 (10.77%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (73.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (53.85%) MCSE
2 35 (53.85%) MCSA
3 32 (49.23%) MCITP
4 23 (35.38%) HND
5 17 (26.15%) MOS
6 12 (18.46%) SC Cleared
6 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
6 12 (18.46%) MCTS
7 11 (16.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (13.85%) MCAD
9 5 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.62%) HNC
11 2 (3.08%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (30.77%) SLA
2 9 (13.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (18.46%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) OpenView
1 2 (3.08%) OVSD
1 2 (3.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (70.77%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.46%) VMware
3 3 (4.62%) Altiris
4 2 (3.08%) HP
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco
Northampton
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago