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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 36 40 63
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +23
Permanent jobs citing MCP 3 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 1.57% 2.48% 3.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.12% 8.14% 11.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 15
Median salary £22,000 £55,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-60.00% +57.14%
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
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
49 86 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 25.65% 30.50% 28.70%
Number of salaries quoted 39 67 125
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

MCP Salary Histogram in Bedford

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (72.73%) ITIL
3 8 (72.73%) MCSE
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
4 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (54.55%) MCSA
5 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
5 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
5 6 (54.55%) VMware
6 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (36.36%) vSphere
7 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (36.36%) XenApp
7 4 (36.36%) Intel
7 4 (36.36%) Citrix
7 4 (36.36%) MS Office
7 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
8 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 3 (27.27%) A+ Certification
8 3 (27.27%) Terminal Services
8 3 (27.27%) VCP5

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 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (18.18%) IIS
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) SSL
1 2 (18.18%) VLAN
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
1 2 (18.18%) VRRP
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Design Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (27.27%) Presales
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Server Building
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) MCSE
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) MCSA
3 3 (27.27%) A+ Certification
3 3 (27.27%) VCP5
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (18.18%) CCIP
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) CCSP
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) MCITP
4 2 (18.18%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (9.09%) CCA
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESX
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
3 3 (27.27%) Terminal Services
4 2 (18.18%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) Intel
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) Draytek
5 1 (9.09%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) NETGEAR
5 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL