The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 87 86 75
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCP 12 5 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.04% 0.47% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 2.29% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 11
Average salary £37,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
356 218 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 30.85% 20.34% 32.58%
Number of salaries quoted 307 192 264
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £27,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,300 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCP
East of England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 -1 8 £37,500 -16.66% 3
Dunstable - 1 £32,500 -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (94.12%) Microsoft
3 31 (91.18%) Windows
4 25 (73.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (73.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (70.59%) Firewall
5 24 (70.59%) DNS
6 23 (67.65%) MCSE
6 23 (67.65%) MS Exchange
7 22 (64.71%) SQL Server
7 22 (64.71%) VPN
7 22 (64.71%) VMware
7 22 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (58.82%) SSL
8 20 (58.82%) IIS
8 20 (58.82%) SharePoint
9 19 (55.88%) Cisco
9 19 (55.88%) CCNA
9 19 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (55.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 17 (50.00%) Windows 7
10 17 (50.00%) CCNP
10 17 (50.00%) Windows XP
11 16 (47.06%) TCP/IP
11 16 (47.06%) Windows Vista
12 15 (44.12%) SharePoint Server
12 15 (44.12%) CCIP
12 15 (44.12%) CCSP
12 15 (44.12%) Internet

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (67.65%) MS Exchange
2 22 (64.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (58.82%) IIS
3 20 (58.82%) SharePoint
4 19 (55.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (44.12%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (8.82%) Lync
8 1 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.65%) MS Office
3 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) SaaS
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (70.59%) DNS
1 24 (70.59%) Firewall
2 22 (64.71%) VPN
3 20 (58.82%) SSL
4 16 (47.06%) TCP/IP
5 15 (44.12%) Internet
6 14 (41.18%) Network Security
7 13 (38.24%) HTTP
7 13 (38.24%) HTTPS
8 10 (29.41%) VLAN
9 9 (26.47%) SAN
9 9 (26.47%) DHCP
10 5 (14.71%) NetScaler
11 4 (11.76%) VRRP
12 3 (8.82%) WAN
12 3 (8.82%) LAN
13 2 (5.88%) DMVPN
13 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
14 1 (2.94%) NAS
14 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Support Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Administrator
5 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Wintel Support
7 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Development Team Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Network Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
8 2 (5.88%) .NET Team Leader
9 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) WCF
1 2 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Thin Client
1 5 (14.71%) Mathematics
1 5 (14.71%) Fat Client
2 3 (8.82%) Firmware
2 3 (8.82%) Replication
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 25 (73.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 16 (47.06%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) ITIL
2 10 (29.41%) Change Control
3 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.94%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.94%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (67.65%) MCSE
3 19 (55.88%) CCNA
3 19 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (50.00%) CCNP
5 15 (44.12%) CCIP
5 15 (44.12%) CCSP
6 13 (38.24%) MCSA
7 9 (26.47%) MCITP
8 6 (17.65%) CCA
8 6 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (14.71%) CCIA
10 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (8.82%) Degree
11 3 (8.82%) VCP5
12 2 (5.88%) MCAD
12 2 (5.88%) MCSD
13 1 (2.94%) MCDBA
13 1 (2.94%) MCTS
13 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (44.12%) Terminal Services
3 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
4 11 (32.35%) Forefront TMG
5 10 (29.41%) UAG
5 10 (29.41%) ISA Server
6 6 (17.65%) XenApp
6 6 (17.65%) XenServer
6 6 (17.65%) XenDesktop
7 5 (14.71%) VMware ESX
8 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
8 3 (8.82%) vSphere
9 1 (2.94%) NFS
9 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) WSUS
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 22 (64.71%) VMware
3 19 (55.88%) Cisco
4 9 (26.47%) Citrix
5 5 (14.71%) Wyse
6 4 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) Intel
8 1 (2.94%) AppSense
8 1 (2.94%) Altiris
8 1 (2.94%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.94%) EMC
8 1 (2.94%) IBM
8 1 (2.94%) 3Com
8 1 (2.94%) CommVault
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Talent Spa
Salary: DoE
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + On call 1 wk in 3 = 20% payment
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago