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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 77 70 93
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +23
Permanent jobs citing MCP 14 21 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.44% 2.06% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.11% 9.05% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 4
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,917
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £34,850 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £47,500 £36,834
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
229 232 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 23.63% 22.81% 25.04%
Number of salaries quoted 204 206 248
Average salary £42,500 £38,250 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,470 £57,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 4 £35,000 - 2
Luton - 3 £38,000 -
Biggleswade - 1 - -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 14 (63.64%) ITIL
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 12 (54.55%) Windows
4 11 (50.00%) VMware
5 10 (45.45%) Service Delivery
5 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
6 9 (40.91%) MCSE
6 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
6 9 (40.91%) CCNA
6 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
8 7 (31.82%) MS Office
8 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
9 6 (27.27%) MCSA
10 5 (22.73%) Cisco
10 5 (22.73%) VoIP
10 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
10 5 (22.73%) Citrix
10 5 (22.73%) VCP5
10 5 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (18.18%) Windows Vista
11 4 (18.18%) vSphere

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (13.64%) IIS
5 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 7 (31.82%) MS Office
3 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) VoIP
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 4 (18.18%) VPN
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
3 3 (13.64%) HTTPS
3 3 (13.64%) SSL
3 3 (13.64%) SAN
3 3 (13.64%) HTTP
3 3 (13.64%) Internet
3 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) VLAN
3 3 (13.64%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.55%) VRRP
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) Intranet
4 1 (4.55%) WLAN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Team Leader
3 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Wintel Support
6 1 (4.55%) Server Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Storage Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Services Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) LIMS
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows XP
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 2 (9.09%) Android
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) ITIL
2 10 (45.45%) Service Delivery
3 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.64%) Change Control
4 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (40.91%) CCNA
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (40.91%) MCSE
3 6 (27.27%) MCSA
4 5 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (22.73%) VCP5
5 4 (18.18%) A+ Certification
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (13.64%) CCSP
6 3 (13.64%) CCNP
6 3 (13.64%) CCIP
6 3 (13.64%) MCITP
7 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 4 (18.18%) vSphere
3 4 (18.18%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (13.64%) UAG
4 3 (13.64%) Terminal Services
4 3 (13.64%) ISA Server
5 2 (9.09%) XenApp
6 1 (4.55%) Xen
6 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) Citrix
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) Intel
5 2 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (9.09%) Altiris
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec
6 1 (4.55%) 3Com
6 1 (4.55%) HP
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