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

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 54 49 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.59% 2.43% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 14.29% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 3
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.86% -1.33%
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
67 63 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 19.71% 17.03% 36.62%
Number of salaries quoted 63 57 75
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £60,000
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 28 November 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (57.14%) CCNA
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) HTTP
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) CCSP
4 3 (42.86%) CCNP
4 3 (42.86%) CCIP
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 3 (42.86%) MCSA
4 3 (42.86%) IIS
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) HTTPS
4 3 (42.86%) SSL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
1 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint Server
2 3 (42.86%) IIS
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) HTTPS
2 3 (42.86%) SSL
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) HTTP
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) VLAN
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Support
3 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Vista
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) CCNA
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) MCSA
4 3 (42.86%) CCSP
4 3 (42.86%) CCNP
4 3 (42.86%) CCIP
5 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (28.57%) VCP5
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (42.86%) UAG
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Terminal Services
2 3 (42.86%) ISA Server
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Intel
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) Altiris