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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 78 80 76
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 11 27 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.98% 2.30% 2.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.42% 7.94% 10.65%
Number of salaries quoted 10 26 32
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £36,834
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £34,500 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £36,834
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.97%
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
249 340 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.09% 28.96% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 201 325 270
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,500 £55,000
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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +10 6 £55,000 +37.50%
Luton +2 3 £38,750 +93.75%
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 24 (82.76%) ITIL
2 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
3 19 (65.52%) Windows
3 19 (65.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
5 16 (55.17%) SQL Server
6 15 (51.72%) Citrix
6 15 (51.72%) VMware
7 14 (48.28%) MCSE
7 14 (48.28%) MCSA
8 13 (44.83%) MS Exchange
8 13 (44.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (44.83%) XenApp
9 12 (41.38%) VCP5
9 12 (41.38%) Intel
10 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
10 11 (37.93%) vSphere
10 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (34.48%) VMware ESX
11 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (34.48%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
13 8 (27.59%) MS Office
14 7 (24.14%) CCNA
14 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (44.83%) MS Exchange
2 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 8 (27.59%) MS Office
3 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) VoIP
1 5 (17.24%) Network Security
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
3 1 (3.45%) Intranet
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (55.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Consultant
2 4 (13.79%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (13.79%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Software Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Team Leader
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
1 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) LIMS
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (17.24%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.34%) Android
5 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) ITIL
2 10 (34.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Line Management
6 1 (3.45%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.45%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VBScript
2 1 (3.45%) VB
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (48.28%) MCSE
2 14 (48.28%) MCSA
3 13 (44.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (41.38%) VCP5
5 7 (24.14%) CCNA
5 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (20.69%) A+ Certification
7 3 (10.34%) MCTS
7 3 (10.34%) MCITP
7 3 (10.34%) Degree
8 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (44.83%) XenApp
3 11 (37.93%) vSphere
3 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (34.48%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (51.72%) Citrix
2 15 (51.72%) VMware
3 12 (41.38%) Intel
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) CA
5 1 (3.45%) CommVault
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Altiris
5 1 (3.45%) FalconStor
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