The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 118 130 120
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 8 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.47% 0.28% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 0.85% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 12
Median salary £29,500 £36,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.72% -8.12%  
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

MCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 643 705 762
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 37.78% 32.41% 36.15%
Number of salaries quoted 450 545 631
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing MCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Cambridgeshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for MCP in Cambridgeshire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP in Cambridgeshire

MCP
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough +6 4 £29,250 -31.17%
Cambridge +2 3 £38,000 +5.55%
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) Cisco
4 9 (56.25%) MCSE
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (50.00%) Windows
6 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
6 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
8 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (31.25%) MCSA
8 5 (31.25%) Firewall
8 5 (31.25%) VMware
9 4 (25.00%) 3Com
9 4 (25.00%) Finance
9 4 (25.00%) Business Development
9 4 (25.00%) ZyXEL
9 4 (25.00%) Draytek
9 4 (25.00%) CCNA
9 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (25.00%) HP
9 4 (25.00%) Citrix
9 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (25.00%) A+ Certification
9 4 (25.00%) Project Management
9 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
9 4 (25.00%) NETGEAR

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (12.50%) Apache
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Architect
1 4 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix Support
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix Support Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix Technical Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) IT Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Network Technician
2 2 (12.50%) Server Technician
2 2 (12.50%) Support Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Support Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Technical Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (25.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (12.50%) Clustering
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Business Development
1 4 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
1 4 (25.00%) Presales
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security
2 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Software Audit
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (56.25%) MCSE
3 5 (31.25%) MCSA
4 4 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 4 (25.00%) CCENT
4 4 (25.00%) CCNA
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (25.00%) VCAP
4 4 (25.00%) VCDX
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) 3Com
4 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) Draytek
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) NETGEAR
4 4 (25.00%) ZyXEL
5 3 (18.75%) Veeam
6 2 (12.50%) Sophos