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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 75 65 74
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 9 16 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.17% 1.60% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.60% 6.64% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 24
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £37,600 £34,300
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,823 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.39% -7.14%
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
250 241 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.43% 24.03% 25.46%
Number of salaries quoted 219 208 240
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(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 +12 7 £46,250 +15.62% 1
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 21 (91.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) Windows Server
3 20 (86.96%) MCSE
4 19 (82.61%) VMware
5 18 (78.26%) MCSA
5 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
6 16 (69.57%) Intel
6 16 (69.57%) VMware ESX
6 16 (69.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 16 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (69.57%) vSphere
7 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (65.22%) VCP5
8 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
8 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (60.87%) Citrix
8 14 (60.87%) ITIL
9 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
9 13 (56.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (52.17%) MS Exchange
10 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (52.17%) XenApp
11 11 (47.83%) Presales
11 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
12 9 (39.13%) MS Office
12 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (34.78%) Server Building

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (52.17%) MS Exchange
2 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (39.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) VPN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
1 2 (8.70%) Wireless
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Junos
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
2 1 (4.35%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) VPLS
2 1 (4.35%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Wintel Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Support Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (13.04%) Wintel Support
6 2 (8.70%) Field Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Field Service Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 21 (91.30%) Windows Server
3 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) ITIL
2 13 (56.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (47.83%) Presales
4 8 (34.78%) Mentoring
4 8 (34.78%) Server Building
5 5 (21.74%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.35%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (4.35%) High Availability
6 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.35%) Security Patching
6 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (86.96%) MCSE
3 18 (78.26%) MCSA
4 16 (69.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (65.22%) VCP5
6 4 (17.39%) CCA
6 4 (17.39%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (17.39%) MCITP
6 4 (17.39%) MCTS
6 4 (17.39%) VCAP
7 2 (8.70%) A+ Certification
8 1 (4.35%) CCIP
8 1 (4.35%) CCNA
8 1 (4.35%) CCNP
8 1 (4.35%) CCSP
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (4.35%) MCDST
8 1 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) VMware ESX
1 16 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (69.57%) vSphere
2 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
3 12 (52.17%) XenApp
4 3 (13.04%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.35%) ISA Server
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SCDPM
1 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) VMware
2 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
3 16 (69.57%) Intel
4 14 (60.87%) Citrix
5 3 (13.04%) Dell
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco
6 2 (8.70%) Draytek
6 2 (8.70%) Intel Security
6 2 (8.70%) NETGEAR
6 2 (8.70%) SonicWALL
7 1 (4.35%) AppSense
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
Bedfordshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Luton
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford
Capita plc
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago