The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 80 93 87
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCP 12 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.26% 0.78% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.86% 2.66% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 4
Average salary £65,000 £33,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+94.02% -7.58%
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £29,950 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.50% -20.13%
MCP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
311 338 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.67% 29.19% 21.51%
Number of salaries quoted 266 296 203
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £59,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Bedfordshire region.

MCP Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

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

MCP Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

MCP
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +5 10 £65,000 +94.02%
Dunstable -19 1 £42,500 +30.76%
Luton - 1 £50,000 -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 29 (96.67%) MCSE
1 29 (96.67%) Active Directory
1 29 (96.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 28 (93.33%) MCSA
2 28 (93.33%) VMware
2 28 (93.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 27 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (90.00%) Citrix
4 26 (86.67%) VMware ESX
5 25 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (76.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 23 (76.67%) Intel
6 23 (76.67%) MS Exchange
6 23 (76.67%) ITIL
7 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
7 22 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (73.33%) vSphere
7 22 (73.33%) VCP5
8 21 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (70.00%) Server Building
8 21 (70.00%) XenApp
9 20 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (33.33%) Network Security
11 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
12 6 (20.00%) DHCP
12 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 23 (76.67%) MS Exchange
1 23 (76.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 20 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 20 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) Network Security
2 6 (20.00%) DHCP
2 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (20.00%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) LAN
4 3 (10.00%) WAN
4 3 (10.00%) SAN
4 3 (10.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Consultant
2 10 (33.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 7 (23.33%) Team Leader
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) AWS Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Systems Support
6 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Field Service Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 25 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) ITIL
2 21 (70.00%) Server Building
3 20 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.67%) Time Management
6 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
6 1 (3.33%) CRM
6 1 (3.33%) CAD
6 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (96.67%) MCSE
1 29 (96.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (93.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 28 (93.33%) MCSA
3 22 (73.33%) VCP5
4 5 (16.67%) CCA
4 5 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) MCTS
5 1 (3.33%) MCITP
5 1 (3.33%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (96.67%) Active Directory
2 26 (86.67%) VMware ESX
3 25 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (73.33%) vSphere
5 21 (70.00%) XenApp
6 4 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (13.33%) Terminal Server
7 3 (10.00%) ISA Server
8 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
8 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) VMware
2 27 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (90.00%) Citrix
3 23 (76.67%) Intel
4 3 (10.00%) Websense
4 3 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) AppSense
5 1 (3.33%) Altiris
5 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.33%) Draytek
5 1 (3.33%) NETGEAR