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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 45 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 10 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.58% 1.62% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 4.50% 4.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 3
Average salary £65,000 £33,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+94.02% -25.55%
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -20.00%
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
100 111 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 35.84% 36.04% 25.42%
Number of salaries quoted 81 90 71
Average salary £52,000 £37,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.66% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £26,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Bedford

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (100.00%) MCSE
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (95.83%) Intel
2 23 (95.83%) Active Directory
2 23 (95.83%) MCSA
2 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 23 (95.83%) VMware
2 23 (95.83%) VMware ESX
2 23 (95.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 22 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (91.67%) vSphere
3 22 (91.67%) VCP5
4 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (87.50%) Server Building
4 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (87.50%) XenApp
4 21 (87.50%) ITIL
4 21 (87.50%) SQL Server
4 21 (87.50%) Citrix
5 20 (83.33%) MS Exchange
5 20 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 20 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (41.67%) Network Security
7 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (16.67%) MS Office
9 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (83.33%) MS Exchange
1 20 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 20 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 20 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Network Security
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (87.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Consultant
2 10 (41.67%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 7 (29.17%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Support
5 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 22 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) ITIL
1 21 (87.50%) Server Building
2 20 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) MCSE
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (95.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 23 (95.83%) MCSA
3 22 (91.67%) VCP5
4 1 (4.17%) VCP4
System Software
1 23 (95.83%) Active Directory
1 23 (95.83%) VMware ESX
2 22 (91.67%) vSphere
3 21 (87.50%) XenApp
4 20 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (95.83%) Intel
2 23 (95.83%) VMware
3 21 (87.50%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL
4 1 (4.17%) Draytek
4 1 (4.17%) NETGEAR