The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 57 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 3 3 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.74% 0.55% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 2.38% 7.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 13
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
MCP
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
99 126 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 24.26% 22.95% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 82 120 166
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

MCP
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

MCP Salary Trend in Suffolk

MCP
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Suffolk

MCP
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Ipswich +5 3 £35,000 +21.73%
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (73.33%) C#
3 11 (73.33%) .NET
3 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
3 11 (73.33%) MCTS
4 10 (66.67%) Web Services
4 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 10 (66.67%) MCSD
4 10 (66.67%) N-Tier
4 10 (66.67%) SOA
4 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 8 (53.33%) XML
6 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
7 6 (40.00%) MS Project
7 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (33.33%) ITIL
8 5 (33.33%) UML
8 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 5 (33.33%) Degree
9 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (26.67%) CRM
9 4 (26.67%) Windows
10 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (20.00%) Service Management
10 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
11 2 (13.33%) NUnit

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 5 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Project
2 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) NUnit
2 2 (13.33%) CruiseControl
2 2 (13.33%) NCover
2 2 (13.33%) FxCop
General
1 2 (13.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
1 9 (60.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (26.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
6 2 (13.33%) Systems Support
6 2 (13.33%) IT Manager
6 2 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (13.33%) Senior IT Manager
6 2 (13.33%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
1 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET
2 10 (66.67%) Web Services
2 10 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 8 (53.33%) XML
4 7 (46.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (13.33%) WCF
5 2 (13.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) N-Tier
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) SOA
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) UML
3 4 (26.67%) CRM
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) MCTS
3 10 (66.67%) MCSD
4 5 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) MCITP
5 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (13.33%) MCSE
5 2 (13.33%) MCSA
5 2 (13.33%) CCNP
5 2 (13.33%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.67%) MCPD
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco