The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 158 140 111
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCP 66 84 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.23% 1.57% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 4.76% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 47 72 103
Average salary £44,000 £32,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+36.43% -14.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £35,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
MCP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2171 1766 1773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 40.39% 32.93% 34.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1498 1227 1286
Average salary £48,250 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Berkshire region.

MCP Salary Trend in Berkshire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Berkshire

MCP
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 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
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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
Reading -17 28 £40,000 +81.81% 9
Newbury +6 10 £26,500 +3.92% 1
Slough +8 5 £46,250 +59.48%
Bracknell -18 5 £47,500 +35.71%
Maidenhead -2 3 £36,500 +16.80%
Thatcham -4 1 £23,500 -6.00%
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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.

1 103 (91.96%) Microsoft
2 80 (71.43%) Windows
3 76 (67.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (56.25%) MS Excel
5 58 (51.79%) Active Directory
6 53 (47.32%) MCSE
7 46 (41.07%) ITIL
8 42 (37.50%) VMware
9 37 (33.04%) Security Cleared
9 37 (33.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (32.14%) SQL Server
11 33 (29.46%) MS Exchange
12 30 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 29 (25.89%) Exchange Server 2007
13 29 (25.89%) SC Cleared
14 28 (25.00%) MS Office
15 27 (24.11%) SQL
16 26 (23.21%) HP
16 26 (23.21%) DV Cleared
17 25 (22.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 24 (21.43%) MCSA
19 22 (19.64%) TCP/IP
19 22 (19.64%) XML
19 22 (19.64%) Hyper-V
20 19 (16.96%) Symantec
21 18 (16.07%) HTML
22 17 (15.18%) Citrix
22 17 (15.18%) Windows 7
23 16 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2000
23 16 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Berkshire 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 33 (29.46%) MS Exchange
2 30 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (25.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2000
5 15 (13.39%) SharePoint
5 15 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (13.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (8.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (4.46%) Lync
9 3 (2.68%) Documentum
9 3 (2.68%) IIS
10 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.89%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 63 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 28 (25.00%) MS Office
3 9 (8.04%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.68%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.89%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.64%) TCP/IP
2 13 (11.61%) VPN
3 9 (8.04%) Firewall
4 6 (5.36%) IPX
4 6 (5.36%) Internet
5 4 (3.57%) SAN
6 3 (2.68%) DNS
6 3 (2.68%) LAN
6 3 (2.68%) VoIP
6 3 (2.68%) WAN
6 3 (2.68%) DHCP
7 2 (1.79%) Network Security
7 2 (1.79%) NAS
7 2 (1.79%) WLAN
8 1 (0.89%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.61%) MS Access
3 11 (9.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (9.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (8.93%) SQL Anywhere
4 10 (8.93%) Sybase ASA
5 6 (5.36%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.89%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.89%) Big Data
9 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (6.25%) Finance
2 4 (3.57%) French Language
3 1 (0.89%) German Language
Job Titles
1 28 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 23 (20.54%) Architect
3 17 (15.18%) Analyst
4 15 (13.39%) Consultant
4 15 (13.39%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (11.61%) IT Support
6 12 (10.71%) Support Analyst
7 11 (9.82%) Technical Support
7 11 (9.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (8.04%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (8.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (7.14%) Wintel Consultant
10 7 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (5.36%) Help Desk Analyst
11 6 (5.36%) Wintel Architect
12 5 (4.46%) Security Support Engineer
12 5 (4.46%) Developer
12 5 (4.46%) Software Architect
12 5 (4.46%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.64%) XML
2 18 (16.07%) HTML
3 9 (8.04%) .NET
3 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET
3 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (8.04%) .NET Framework
4 8 (7.14%) jQuery
4 8 (7.14%) CSS
5 6 (5.36%) JSON
5 6 (5.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (5.36%) ADO.NET
6 5 (4.46%) XSLT
7 3 (2.68%) ODBC
7 3 (2.68%) SOAP
7 3 (2.68%) Ext JS
7 3 (2.68%) WPF
7 3 (2.68%) Ajax
8 1 (0.89%) Web Services
8 1 (0.89%) COM
8 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.82%) Management Information System
1 11 (9.82%) Clustering
2 10 (8.93%) PMI
2 10 (8.93%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.89%) Replication
5 1 (0.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 80 (71.43%) Windows
2 17 (15.18%) Windows 7
3 15 (13.39%) Windows XP
4 14 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.25%) Windows 2000
7 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.46%) Linux
9 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.89%) Android
10 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.07%) ITIL
2 16 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (10.71%) Configuration Management
3 12 (10.71%) Project Management
4 11 (9.82%) PRINCE2
5 10 (8.93%) Business Analysis
5 10 (8.93%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (8.93%) Network Architecture
5 10 (8.93%) Service Management
5 10 (8.93%) ITSM
6 9 (8.04%) MVC
6 9 (8.04%) Change Control
7 8 (7.14%) Time Management
7 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.36%) Data Analysis
9 4 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (2.68%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.68%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.68%) Software Licensing
10 3 (2.68%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.11%) SQL
2 11 (9.82%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.93%) C#
4 9 (8.04%) T-SQL
5 8 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.79%) C
7 1 (0.89%) Python
7 1 (0.89%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.89%) C++
7 1 (0.89%) VBScript
7 1 (0.89%) VB
7 1 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (67.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (47.32%) MCSE
3 37 (33.04%) Security Cleared
4 29 (25.89%) SC Cleared
5 26 (23.21%) DV Cleared
6 25 (22.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 24 (21.43%) MCSA
8 14 (12.50%) MCTS
9 13 (11.61%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (9.82%) PMI Certification
11 10 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (8.93%) CCNA
11 10 (8.93%) CNE
11 10 (8.93%) Novell Certification
12 7 (6.25%) MCITP
13 6 (5.36%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (4.46%) Degree
14 5 (4.46%) MCPD
15 4 (3.57%) MCDST
15 4 (3.57%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 58 (51.79%) Active Directory
2 37 (33.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (19.64%) Hyper-V
4 15 (13.39%) VMware ESX
4 15 (13.39%) XenApp
5 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (6.25%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.79%) vSphere
8 1 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (8.04%) SCCM
2 6 (5.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.68%) ARCserve
3 3 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.68%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.68%) SCOM
3 3 (2.68%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.79%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.89%) SCSM
Vendors
1 103 (91.96%) Microsoft
2 42 (37.50%) VMware
3 26 (23.21%) HP
4 19 (16.96%) Symantec
5 17 (15.18%) Citrix
6 15 (13.39%) Oracle
7 11 (9.82%) Sybase
8 10 (8.93%) Novell
9 9 (8.04%) Cisco
10 4 (3.57%) Apple
10 4 (3.57%) Juniper
11 3 (2.68%) Sophos
11 3 (2.68%) EMC
11 3 (2.68%) Business Objects
11 3 (2.68%) SAP
11 3 (2.68%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.68%) Veeam
11 3 (2.68%) LANDesk
11 3 (2.68%) Brocade
12 1 (0.89%) MobileIron
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