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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 77 99 86
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCP 18 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.63% 0.85% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 2.97% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15 9 4
Average salary £55,000 £37,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.64% -17.77%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -12.16%
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
332 337 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 30.15% 28.80% 23.45%
Number of salaries quoted 282 293 215
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% -26.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 July 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 July 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 +19 14 £55,000 +52.77% 1
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 26 (89.66%) Active Directory
1 26 (89.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 25 (86.21%) MCSA
3 24 (82.76%) MCSE
3 24 (82.76%) Microsoft
4 23 (79.31%) Citrix
4 23 (79.31%) VMware
4 23 (79.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (75.86%) VMware ESX
5 22 (75.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (75.86%) ITIL
6 21 (72.41%) MS Exchange
6 21 (72.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (68.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (68.97%) vSphere
7 20 (68.97%) SQL Server
8 19 (65.52%) XenApp
8 19 (65.52%) VCP5
8 19 (65.52%) Intel
9 18 (62.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (62.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (58.62%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (58.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (58.62%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (55.17%) Server Building
12 11 (37.93%) Network Security
13 7 (24.14%) MS Office
13 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
14 4 (13.79%) WAN

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 21 (72.41%) MS Exchange
2 20 (68.97%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (58.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (58.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Office
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) Network Security
2 4 (13.79%) WAN
2 4 (13.79%) DHCP
2 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
2 4 (13.79%) DNS
2 4 (13.79%) SAN
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) iSCSI
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
4 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (68.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Consultant
2 10 (34.48%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.90%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) Flash
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.45%) iPhone
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (62.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (62.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) ITIL
2 17 (58.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (55.17%) Server Building
4 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.90%) Time Management
6 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) People Management
6 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) CAD
6 1 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VBScript
2 1 (3.45%) VB
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (89.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (86.21%) MCSA
3 24 (82.76%) MCSE
4 23 (79.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 19 (65.52%) VCP5
6 3 (10.34%) MCTS
6 3 (10.34%) A+ Certification
6 3 (10.34%) CCNA
6 3 (10.34%) CCA
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (3.45%) CCNP
7 1 (3.45%) MCITP
7 1 (3.45%) Degree
7 1 (3.45%) VCP4
System Software
1 26 (89.66%) Active Directory
2 22 (75.86%) VMware ESX
3 21 (72.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (68.97%) vSphere
5 19 (65.52%) XenApp
6 3 (10.34%) ISA Server
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (10.34%) Terminal Server
7 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Microsoft
2 23 (79.31%) Citrix
2 23 (79.31%) VMware
3 19 (65.52%) Intel
4 3 (10.34%) Websense
4 3 (10.34%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) CA
5 1 (3.45%) CommVault
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Altiris
5 1 (3.45%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.45%) Draytek
5 1 (3.45%) NETGEAR
5 1 (3.45%) FalconStor
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