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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 88 84 81
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCP 8 4 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.71% 0.41% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 2.07% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 19
Average salary £35,250 £36,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.75% -9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,900 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-20.26% +2.73%
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
320 193 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 28.27% 19.94% 35.55%
Number of salaries quoted 284 180 344
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% -14.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -6 5 £33,500 +3.07%
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
3 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 14 (82.35%) VMware
4 13 (76.47%) MCSE
4 13 (76.47%) MS Exchange
4 13 (76.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (58.82%) Windows XP
7 10 (58.82%) DNS
7 10 (58.82%) Cisco
7 10 (58.82%) CCNA
7 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (58.82%) Firewall
7 10 (58.82%) Windows Vista
7 10 (58.82%) Network Security
7 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
8 9 (52.94%) IIS
8 9 (52.94%) MCSA
8 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
8 9 (52.94%) HTTP
8 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
8 9 (52.94%) VPN
8 9 (52.94%) HTTPS
8 9 (52.94%) SSL
8 9 (52.94%) CCSP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 13 (76.47%) MS Exchange
1 13 (76.47%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (52.94%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (52.94%) IIS
3 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (23.53%) MS Office
3 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (58.82%) DNS
1 10 (58.82%) Firewall
1 10 (58.82%) Network Security
2 9 (52.94%) HTTP
2 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
2 9 (52.94%) VPN
2 9 (52.94%) Internet
2 9 (52.94%) HTTPS
2 9 (52.94%) SSL
3 6 (35.29%) VLAN
4 5 (29.41%) SAN
5 2 (11.76%) VRRP
6 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.88%) NAS
6 1 (5.88%) LAN
6 1 (5.88%) WLAN
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
6 1 (5.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Team Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Wintel Support
3 3 (17.65%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Team Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Development Team Leader
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) WCF
1 2 (11.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Vista
4 10 (58.82%) Windows XP
4 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (76.47%) MCSE
3 10 (58.82%) CCNA
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (52.94%) MCSA
4 9 (52.94%) CCSP
4 9 (52.94%) CCNP
4 9 (52.94%) CCIP
5 4 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (17.65%) VCP5
7 2 (11.76%) MCITP
7 2 (11.76%) MCAD
7 2 (11.76%) MCSD
8 1 (5.88%) CCA
8 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (5.88%) MCTS
8 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
8 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (52.94%) Terminal Services
3 7 (41.18%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (35.29%) UAG
4 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) ISA Server
5 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
5 3 (17.65%) vSphere
6 1 (5.88%) NFS
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.88%) XenApp
6 1 (5.88%) XenServer
6 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) VMware
3 10 (58.82%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Intel
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) CommVault
5 1 (5.88%) 3Com
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) AppSense
5 1 (5.88%) Altiris
5 1 (5.88%) LANDesk