The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 91 78 70
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 24 26 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.82% 2.25% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.23% 8.39% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 23 26 13
Average salary £35,000 £36,834 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.97% +47.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £30,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £40,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
385 310 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 29.26% 26.79% 31.33%
Number of salaries quoted 357 257 290
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% -8.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
East of England

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -18 20 £35,000 -4.10% 1
Luton -5 2 £20,000 -63.63%
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (87.23%) Windows
3 39 (82.98%) Microsoft
4 32 (68.09%) DNS
5 31 (65.96%) SQL Server
5 31 (65.96%) Firewall
6 29 (61.70%) VPN
7 28 (59.57%) Cisco
7 28 (59.57%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (59.57%) CCNA
8 27 (57.45%) SharePoint
8 27 (57.45%) MCSE
9 26 (55.32%) MS Exchange
9 26 (55.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 24 (51.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (51.06%) VMware
10 24 (51.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (48.94%) CCNP
12 22 (46.81%) Exchange Server 2007
13 21 (44.68%) SharePoint Server
13 21 (44.68%) CCIP
13 21 (44.68%) CCSP
13 21 (44.68%) SSL
13 21 (44.68%) IIS
14 18 (38.30%) MCSA
14 18 (38.30%) Windows 7
15 17 (36.17%) MS Excel
15 17 (36.17%) ITIL
15 17 (36.17%) TCP/IP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (57.45%) SharePoint
2 26 (55.32%) MS Exchange
2 26 (55.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (46.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (44.68%) SharePoint Server
4 21 (44.68%) IIS
5 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.26%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (36.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (23.40%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) SaaS
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (68.09%) DNS
2 31 (65.96%) Firewall
3 29 (61.70%) VPN
4 21 (44.68%) SSL
5 17 (36.17%) TCP/IP
6 15 (31.91%) Internet
7 13 (27.66%) Network Security
7 13 (27.66%) HTTP
7 13 (27.66%) HTTPS
8 10 (21.28%) DHCP
8 10 (21.28%) VLAN
9 8 (17.02%) SAN
10 6 (12.77%) NetScaler
11 5 (10.64%) VRRP
12 2 (4.26%) LAN
12 2 (4.26%) WAN
12 2 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (4.26%) DMVPN
13 1 (2.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (65.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) NUnit
1 8 (17.02%) MSTest
1 8 (17.02%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (17.02%) Moq
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Support Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Support Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Developer
4 8 (17.02%) .NET Developer
5 7 (14.89%) Administrator
6 6 (12.77%) Technical Design Authority
7 5 (10.64%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (10.64%) Service Manager
7 5 (10.64%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 2 (4.26%) Architect
10 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) .NET
1 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET
1 8 (17.02%) WinForms
1 8 (17.02%) WCF
1 8 (17.02%) WPF
1 8 (17.02%) Spring.NET
1 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC
1 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 8 (17.02%) Unity DI Container
1 8 (17.02%) Razor View Engine
1 8 (17.02%) Castle Windsor
1 8 (17.02%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Inversion of Control
2 6 (12.77%) Thin Client
2 6 (12.77%) Fat Client
2 6 (12.77%) Mathematics
3 4 (8.51%) Firmware
3 4 (8.51%) Replication
4 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (87.23%) Windows
2 24 (51.06%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (51.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (38.30%) Windows 7
4 16 (34.04%) Windows XP
5 15 (31.91%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.13%) CentOS
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.13%) UNIX
6 1 (2.13%) Solaris
6 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) ITIL
2 15 (31.91%) Change Control
3 8 (17.02%) MVC
3 8 (17.02%) Scrum
3 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.02%) TDD
3 8 (17.02%) Kanban
3 8 (17.02%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (17.02%) Dependency Injection
3 8 (17.02%) MVVM
3 8 (17.02%) Web Application Development
4 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.26%) Project Management
6 1 (2.13%) Process Improvement
6 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (59.57%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (59.57%) CCNA
3 27 (57.45%) MCSE
4 23 (48.94%) CCNP
5 21 (44.68%) CCIP
5 21 (44.68%) CCSP
6 18 (38.30%) MCSA
7 9 (19.15%) MCTS
8 8 (17.02%) MCAD
8 8 (17.02%) MCSD
8 8 (17.02%) MCITP
9 6 (12.77%) CCA
9 6 (12.77%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (12.77%) CCIA
10 4 (8.51%) Degree
11 1 (2.13%) MCDBA
11 1 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (2.13%) RHCE
11 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (31.91%) Terminal Services
3 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
4 10 (21.28%) ISA Server
4 10 (21.28%) Forefront TMG
4 10 (21.28%) UAG
5 7 (14.89%) XenApp
5 7 (14.89%) XenServer
5 7 (14.89%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (82.98%) Microsoft
2 28 (59.57%) Cisco
3 24 (51.06%) VMware
4 9 (19.15%) Citrix
5 6 (12.77%) Wyse
6 3 (6.38%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
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