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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 86 73 85
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCP 4 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.47% 1.69% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% 5.21% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 10
Median salary £28,750 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-39.47% +26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £34,400 £29,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £48,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -3.22%
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
180 326 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.10% 32.41% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 156 276 218
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedfordshire region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

MCP Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

MCP
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -1 1 £22,500 -52.63%
Luton - 1 £45,000 -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 7 (70.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (60.00%) MCSA
4 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (40.00%) Software Deployment
6 4 (40.00%) Symantec
6 4 (40.00%) Intel Security
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (40.00%) SCCM
6 4 (40.00%) MCTS
6 4 (40.00%) MCITP
6 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (30.00%) Banking
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
8 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (20.00%) MCDST
8 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Security Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Server Support
2 3 (30.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Wintel Support
2 3 (30.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (10.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 6 (60.00%) MCSA
4 4 (40.00%) MCITP
4 4 (40.00%) MCTS
5 2 (20.00%) MCDST
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (10.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) MBA
6 1 (10.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Intel Security
2 4 (40.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) Draytek
3 1 (10.00%) NETGEAR
3 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (10.00%) VMware