The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedford region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 48 46 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCP 9 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 3.16% 1.06% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.91% 5.17% 4.30%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 4
Average salary £37,000 £45,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.77% +24.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £45,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
101 58 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 35.44% 20.49% 45.59%
Number of salaries quoted 81 55 90
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £34,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCP
Bedfordshire

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 1 August 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Bedford

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 21 (91.30%) Windows
3 19 (82.61%) SQL Server
3 19 (82.61%) DNS
3 19 (82.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (82.61%) Firewall
3 19 (82.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (78.26%) SSL
4 18 (78.26%) VPN
4 18 (78.26%) IIS
4 18 (78.26%) SharePoint
5 16 (69.57%) MS Exchange
5 16 (69.57%) MCSE
5 16 (69.57%) VMware
5 16 (69.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (69.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
6 15 (65.22%) Windows XP
7 14 (60.87%) Cisco
7 14 (60.87%) TCP/IP
7 14 (60.87%) CCSP
7 14 (60.87%) CCNP
7 14 (60.87%) CCIP
7 14 (60.87%) CCNA
7 14 (60.87%) Terminal Services
7 14 (60.87%) Internet
7 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (60.87%) SharePoint Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 18 (78.26%) IIS
1 18 (78.26%) SharePoint
2 16 (69.57%) MS Exchange
2 16 (69.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 16 (69.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (60.87%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) SaaS
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) DNS
1 19 (82.61%) Firewall
2 18 (78.26%) SSL
2 18 (78.26%) VPN
3 14 (60.87%) TCP/IP
3 14 (60.87%) Internet
4 13 (56.52%) Network Security
4 13 (56.52%) HTTP
4 13 (56.52%) HTTPS
5 9 (39.13%) VLAN
6 6 (26.09%) SAN
7 5 (21.74%) DHCP
8 4 (17.39%) NetScaler
9 3 (13.04%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (82.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Support Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Administrator
3 5 (21.74%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Wintel Support
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Team Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) WCF
1 2 (8.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Thin Client
1 4 (17.39%) Fat Client
1 4 (17.39%) Mathematics
2 3 (13.04%) Firmware
2 3 (13.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (82.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (65.22%) Windows 7
3 15 (65.22%) Windows XP
4 14 (60.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Change Control
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (69.57%) MCSE
3 14 (60.87%) CCSP
3 14 (60.87%) CCNP
3 14 (60.87%) CCIP
3 14 (60.87%) CCNA
3 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (43.48%) MCSA
5 4 (17.39%) MCITP
5 4 (17.39%) CCA
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (17.39%) CCIA
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (8.70%) MCAD
6 2 (8.70%) MCSD
6 2 (8.70%) VCP5
7 1 (4.35%) Degree
7 1 (4.35%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (60.87%) Terminal Services
3 9 (39.13%) ISA Server
3 9 (39.13%) Forefront TMG
3 9 (39.13%) UAG
4 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
5 4 (17.39%) XenApp
5 4 (17.39%) XenServer
5 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
6 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
6 2 (8.70%) vSphere
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Microsoft
2 16 (69.57%) VMware
3 14 (60.87%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) Wyse
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Intel
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + On call 1 wk in 3 = 20% payment
Posted: 11 days ago