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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 42 35 58
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +23
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.49% 4.76% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.75% 14.94% 6.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 6
Median salary £22,000 £55,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-60.00% +52.77%
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £29,900 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.33% -8.00%
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
57 87 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 27.80% 31.87% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 51 67 81
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,400 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedford region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 June 2016, 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 Bedford region with a requirement for MCP.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) A+ Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (40.00%) VRRP
4 2 (40.00%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Replication
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) CCSP
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) CCIP
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) SSL
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) MCSA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
1 2 (40.00%) VLAN
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCIP
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) CCSP
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
2 2 (40.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
1 2 (40.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) VMware