The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 59 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 18 49 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.45% 5.74% 8.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.82% 19.68% 21.03%
Number of salaries quoted 17 43 39
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
MCP
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
204 249 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 27.76% 29.16% 38.24%
Number of salaries quoted 181 231 172
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MCP Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

MCP
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -8 17 £28,750 +15.00%
MCP
East Midlands

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 46 (88.46%) Microsoft
2 41 (78.85%) ITIL
3 32 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (46.15%) Windows
5 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 18 (34.62%) Coaching
7 16 (30.77%) MCSE
8 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
8 15 (28.85%) SLA
9 14 (26.92%) LAN
9 14 (26.92%) WAN
9 14 (26.92%) Windows 7
10 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (25.00%) MCSA
11 12 (23.08%) Service Management
12 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
13 10 (19.23%) Law
13 10 (19.23%) MOS
13 10 (19.23%) MCITP
14 9 (17.31%) Office 365
14 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (17.31%) ISO 9001
15 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
15 8 (15.38%) MS Office
15 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
16 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (13.46%) Intranet
16 7 (13.46%) Internet
16 7 (13.46%) Extranet
16 7 (13.46%) SharePoint

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
1 7 (13.46%) Lync
2 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.62%) CMS
4 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Office 365
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.92%) LAN
1 14 (26.92%) WAN
2 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 7 (13.46%) Intranet
3 7 (13.46%) Internet
3 7 (13.46%) Extranet
4 6 (11.54%) DNS
5 5 (9.62%) VPN
6 3 (5.77%) DHCP
7 2 (3.85%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.92%) VLAN
8 1 (1.92%) ADSL
8 1 (1.92%) Broadband
8 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
2 10 (19.23%) Law
3 5 (9.62%) Legal
4 2 (3.85%) Publishing
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (53.85%) Analyst
2 20 (38.46%) Service Analyst
2 20 (38.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (11.54%) Team Leader
4 6 (11.54%) Configuration Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 4 (7.69%) Support Technician
6 3 (5.77%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Help Desk Team Lead
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
1 3 (5.77%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.92%) Clustering
2 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Windows 7
3 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
5 5 (9.62%) Mac OS
5 5 (9.62%) Android
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Vista
7 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (78.85%) ITIL
2 18 (34.62%) Coaching
3 12 (23.08%) Service Management
4 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.85%) ITSM
8 2 (3.85%) ERP
8 2 (3.85%) Trend Analysis
9 1 (1.92%) Service Desk Management
9 1 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.92%) CRM
9 1 (1.92%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) C
2 3 (5.77%) C#
2 3 (5.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (30.77%) MCSE
3 13 (25.00%) MCSA
4 10 (19.23%) MOS
4 10 (19.23%) MCITP
5 7 (13.46%) Degree
5 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
5 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
6 6 (11.54%) HND
7 5 (9.62%) MCTS
8 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.85%) SLA
2 9 (17.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) OpenView
2 2 (3.85%) OVSD
Vendors
1 46 (88.46%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) LANDesk
3 5 (9.62%) MobileIron
4 4 (7.69%) VMware
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (1.92%) Epicor
6 1 (1.92%) Dell
6 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow