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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 40 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 31 12 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 4.58% 3.25% 4.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 12.24% 10.78%
Number of salaries quoted 30 12 22
Average salary £27,000 £24,125 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.91% -25.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £21,100 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,950 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.13% +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
248 98 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 36.63% 26.56% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 227 93 197
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Northampton

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 45 (73.77%) ITIL
1 45 (73.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (67.21%) Microsoft
3 36 (59.02%) Windows
4 32 (52.46%) MCSA
5 31 (50.82%) MCSE
6 29 (47.54%) MCITP
7 25 (40.98%) MS Excel
8 23 (37.70%) MS Exchange
9 20 (32.79%) Crystal Reports
10 19 (31.15%) TCP/IP
10 19 (31.15%) Windows 7
11 16 (26.23%) MOS
11 16 (26.23%) HND
12 15 (24.59%) MS Office
12 15 (24.59%) Service Delivery
12 15 (24.59%) Law
13 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (21.31%) VMware
14 13 (21.31%) SLA
15 12 (19.67%) Active Directory
15 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
15 12 (19.67%) Service Desk Management
16 11 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (18.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (18.03%) Unit Testing
16 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2003
16 11 (18.03%) MCAD
16 11 (18.03%) Windows XP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (37.70%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 25 (40.98%) MS Excel
2 15 (24.59%) MS Office
3 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.15%) TCP/IP
2 9 (14.75%) DNS
3 7 (11.48%) VPN
4 3 (4.92%) LAN
4 3 (4.92%) WAN
5 2 (3.28%) DHCP
6 1 (1.64%) Firewall
6 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) Crystal Reports
2 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (16.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) NUnit
General
1 15 (24.59%) Law
2 10 (16.39%) Legal
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (49.18%) Team Leader
2 28 (45.90%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 12 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 11 (18.03%) Exchange Specialist
5 8 (13.11%) Developer
6 7 (11.48%) SQL Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Service Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Development Team Leader
10 2 (3.28%) .NET Team Leader
11 1 (1.64%) Software Analyst
11 1 (1.64%) Support Team Leader
11 1 (1.64%) Senior Software Developer
11 1 (1.64%) IT Support
11 1 (1.64%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) .NET
2 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
2 7 (11.48%) CSS
2 7 (11.48%) XML
2 7 (11.48%) XHTML
2 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
2 7 (11.48%) HTML
3 2 (3.28%) WCF
3 2 (3.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) N-Tier
1 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.92%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 36 (59.02%) Windows
2 19 (31.15%) Windows 7
3 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (18.03%) Windows XP
6 10 (16.39%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (73.77%) ITIL
2 15 (24.59%) Service Delivery
3 12 (19.67%) Service Desk Management
4 11 (18.03%) Unit Testing
5 9 (14.75%) UML
5 9 (14.75%) TDD
5 9 (14.75%) Data Modelling
6 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.92%) Workflow
8 2 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.28%) Business Development
9 1 (1.64%) Data Management
9 1 (1.64%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 45 (73.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (52.46%) MCSA
3 31 (50.82%) MCSE
4 29 (47.54%) MCITP
5 16 (26.23%) MOS
5 16 (26.23%) HND
6 11 (18.03%) MCAD
6 11 (18.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
7 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
8 7 (11.48%) MCTS
9 5 (8.20%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.92%) HNC
11 2 (3.28%) MCSD
12 1 (1.64%) MCDBA
12 1 (1.64%) CCNA
12 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.31%) SLA
2 8 (13.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (19.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 41 (67.21%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.31%) VMware
3 3 (4.92%) Altiris
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago