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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 83 82 98
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +16
Permanent jobs citing MCP 4 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.45% 1.62% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 5.81% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 8
Median salary £43,750 £55,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.45% +52.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,150 £34,400 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £61,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
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
189 310 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.14% 27.90% 27.98%
Number of salaries quoted 167 264 290
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Luton - 2 £43,750 -
Bedford -4 1 £22,000 -60.00%
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server
3 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (80.00%) VMware
4 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (60.00%) VPN
6 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
6 9 (60.00%) Cisco
7 8 (53.33%) Linux
7 8 (53.33%) Intel Security
7 8 (53.33%) Firewall
7 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
8 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
8 7 (46.67%) MCSE
8 7 (46.67%) LAN
8 7 (46.67%) WAN
9 6 (40.00%) Dell
9 6 (40.00%) Juniper
9 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
9 6 (40.00%) C
9 6 (40.00%) MCDST
9 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (40.00%) Junos
9 6 (40.00%) Data Protection
9 6 (40.00%) Mathematics
9 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
9 6 (40.00%) VPLS

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 9 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) IIS
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) VPN
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) LAN
3 7 (46.67%) WAN
4 6 (40.00%) Junos
4 6 (40.00%) VPLS
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) SSL
5 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 2 (13.33%) VRRP
6 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
6 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Automotive
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (40.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 6 (40.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Operational Support Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Operations Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Operations Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (6.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (53.33%) Linux
4 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (40.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
4 1 (6.67%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (46.67%) MCSE
3 6 (40.00%) MCDST
4 4 (26.67%) MCSA
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) MCITP
6 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
6 2 (13.33%) CCA
6 2 (13.33%) CCIP
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) CCNP
6 2 (13.33%) CCSP
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (13.33%) MCTS
6 2 (13.33%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (46.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (13.33%) ISA Server
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services
4 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) FortiGate
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 6 (40.00%) SCDPM
1 6 (40.00%) WSUS
2 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (80.00%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 8 (53.33%) Intel Security
4 6 (40.00%) Dell
4 6 (40.00%) Juniper
4 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (13.33%) AppSense
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix