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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 49 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 42 27 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 4.37% 4.27% 7.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.39% 16.77% 18.66%
Number of salaries quoted 37 25 43
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 £24,800 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,700 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.80% +4.16%
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
339 161 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 35.28% 25.43% 40.46%
Number of salaries quoted 300 148 263
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 £23,750 £24,225 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 -5 30 £27,000 -22.85% 3
Brackley -4 7 £37,500 +15.38% 1
MCP
East Midlands

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 59 (79.73%) ITIL
2 53 (71.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (67.57%) Microsoft
4 46 (62.16%) Windows
5 40 (54.05%) MCSE
6 38 (51.35%) MCITP
7 34 (45.95%) MCSA
8 32 (43.24%) MS Excel
9 28 (37.84%) Crystal Reports
10 26 (35.14%) Service Delivery
11 25 (33.78%) HND
12 22 (29.73%) MS Exchange
12 22 (29.73%) SLA
13 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (28.38%) Windows 7
14 20 (27.03%) MOS
14 20 (27.03%) TCP/IP
14 20 (27.03%) Law
14 20 (27.03%) Active Directory
15 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (24.32%) DNS
15 18 (24.32%) Service Desk Management
16 17 (22.97%) VMware
16 17 (22.97%) MS Office
17 16 (21.62%) SQL Server
18 14 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
19 13 (17.57%) Legal
19 13 (17.57%) ISO 9001
20 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 22 (29.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (43.24%) MS Excel
2 17 (22.97%) MS Office
3 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.03%) TCP/IP
2 18 (24.32%) DNS
3 10 (13.51%) VPN
4 8 (10.81%) DHCP
5 7 (9.46%) VLAN
6 3 (4.05%) SAN
7 2 (2.70%) LAN
7 2 (2.70%) WAN
7 2 (2.70%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (37.84%) Crystal Reports
2 16 (21.62%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) NUnit
General
1 20 (27.03%) Law
2 13 (17.57%) Legal
3 1 (1.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 38 (51.35%) Team Leader
2 36 (48.65%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 15 (20.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) Analyst
4 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 11 (14.86%) Exchange Specialist
5 7 (9.46%) Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) SQL Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.05%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) Development Team Leader
9 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.70%) .NET Team Leader
10 1 (1.35%) IT Support
10 1 (1.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) .NET
2 5 (6.76%) XHTML
2 5 (6.76%) HTML
2 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.76%) CSS
2 5 (6.76%) XML
2 5 (6.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.70%) WCF
3 2 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.46%) Clustering
3 5 (6.76%) N-Tier
3 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.05%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 46 (62.16%) Windows
2 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (28.38%) Windows 7
3 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.16%) Windows XP
4 9 (12.16%) Windows Vista
5 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (79.73%) ITIL
2 26 (35.14%) Service Delivery
3 18 (24.32%) Service Desk Management
4 9 (12.16%) Unit Testing
5 7 (9.46%) Data Modelling
5 7 (9.46%) UML
5 7 (9.46%) TDD
6 6 (8.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.05%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.70%) Workflow
8 2 (2.70%) Business Development
8 2 (2.70%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.70%) Coaching
9 1 (1.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.46%) C#
1 7 (9.46%) SQL
2 2 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (71.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (54.05%) MCSE
3 38 (51.35%) MCITP
4 34 (45.95%) MCSA
5 25 (33.78%) HND
6 20 (27.03%) MOS
7 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
7 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
7 11 (14.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (13.51%) MCTS
9 9 (12.16%) MCAD
10 5 (6.76%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (4.05%) HNC
12 2 (2.70%) MCSD
13 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (1.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (29.73%) SLA
2 13 (17.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) OVSD
1 1 (1.35%) SCCM
1 1 (1.35%) OpenView
Vendors
1 50 (67.57%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.97%) VMware
3 3 (4.05%) Altiris
3 3 (4.05%) Cisco
4 2 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (1.35%) HP
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Brackley, Northamptonshire
RBW Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago