The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 46 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 7 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.30% 4.45% 3.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.48% 20.99% 10.23%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 8
Average salary £40,000 £43,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
MCP
Bedfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
61 81 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 20.07% 21.20% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 47 66 83
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,700 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

MCP
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

MCP Salary Trend in Bedford

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
3 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (80.00%) Citrix
4 7 (70.00%) Intel
4 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (70.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (70.00%) XenApp
4 7 (70.00%) VCP5
5 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (60.00%) Windows
5 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (50.00%) MCSA
6 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
6 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (50.00%) vSphere
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
8 2 (20.00%) SAN
8 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford 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 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) IIS
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Analyst
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 7 (70.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (70.00%) VCP5
4 5 (50.00%) MCSA
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
6 1 (10.00%) CCSP
6 1 (10.00%) CCNP
6 1 (10.00%) CCIP
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) XenApp
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 5 (50.00%) vSphere
4 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (10.00%) Xen
4 1 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (10.00%) UAG
4 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
3 8 (80.00%) Citrix
4 7 (70.00%) Intel
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) Symantec
6 1 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) Altiris