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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 175 150 117
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -33
Permanent jobs citing MCP 55 84 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 1.43% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.54% 4.23% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 46 68 100
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,550 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
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
2163 1986 1887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.06% 33.87% 34.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1273 1389 1584
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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
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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 +7 43 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Windsor - 8 £26,750 -
Slough +4 3 £25,500 -53.63% 1
Maidenhead -17 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Newbury +5 1 £52,500 +144.18%
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 87 (92.55%) Microsoft
2 72 (76.60%) Windows
3 56 (59.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (54.26%) Active Directory
5 46 (48.94%) MS Excel
6 44 (46.81%) MS Exchange
7 39 (41.49%) MCSE
8 38 (40.43%) VMware
9 36 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 36 (38.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2010
10 35 (37.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 33 (35.11%) Security Cleared
12 32 (34.04%) SC Cleared
13 31 (32.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (31.91%) MCSA
15 28 (29.79%) Windows 7
16 27 (28.72%) VMware ESX
17 25 (26.60%) Disaster Recovery
17 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (26.60%) ITIL
17 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2012
18 24 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2000
18 24 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2003
19 22 (23.40%) SQL Server
19 22 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2013
20 21 (22.34%) MCTS
20 21 (22.34%) XenApp
20 21 (22.34%) Citrix
21 19 (20.21%) TCP/IP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 44 (46.81%) MS Exchange
2 36 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2007
2 36 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2000
3 24 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (18.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (12.77%) SharePoint
7 9 (9.57%) Documentum
8 3 (3.19%) Lync
9 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 46 (48.94%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.83%) MS Office
3 6 (6.38%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.21%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.70%) VPN
3 10 (10.64%) Internet
4 8 (8.51%) Firewall
5 6 (6.38%) DHCP
5 6 (6.38%) DNS
6 1 (1.06%) LAN
6 1 (1.06%) PBX
6 1 (1.06%) VoIP
6 1 (1.06%) WAN
6 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.38%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.06%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (2.13%) NUnit
1 2 (2.13%) Subversion
2 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (7.45%) German Language
2 4 (4.26%) Finance
3 3 (3.19%) Legal
3 3 (3.19%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.06%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.06%) French Language
Job Titles
1 37 (39.36%) Support Engineer
2 23 (24.47%) Consultant
3 19 (20.21%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (19.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 15 (15.96%) Technical Support
5 15 (15.96%) Analyst
5 15 (15.96%) Wintel Consultant
6 14 (14.89%) Technical Engineer
7 13 (13.83%) Technical Support Engineer
8 11 (11.70%) Support Analyst
9 9 (9.57%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (9.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (8.51%) Architect
11 7 (7.45%) Service Analyst
11 7 (7.45%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (7.45%) Wintel Architect
12 6 (6.38%) Security Engineer
12 6 (6.38%) IT Support
12 6 (6.38%) Security Support Engineer
13 5 (5.32%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) .NET
2 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (4.26%) WCF
2 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.19%) NHibernate
3 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (3.19%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (2.13%) Castle Windsor
4 2 (2.13%) MonoRail
4 2 (2.13%) Ajax
4 2 (2.13%) LINQ
4 2 (2.13%) Web Services
4 2 (2.13%) XML
5 1 (1.06%) HTML
5 1 (1.06%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.06%) WF
5 1 (1.06%) JSON
5 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.06%) DAO
5 1 (1.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.09%) Blackberry
1 17 (18.09%) Clustering
2 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.06%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 72 (76.60%) Windows
2 31 (32.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (29.79%) Windows 7
4 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (14.89%) Windows XP
6 11 (11.70%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.19%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) Disaster Recovery
1 25 (26.60%) ITIL
2 17 (18.09%) Change Control
3 15 (15.96%) Configuration Management
4 9 (9.57%) Software Asset Management
4 9 (9.57%) Time Management
4 9 (9.57%) Network Management
4 9 (9.57%) Asset Management
5 8 (8.51%) Software License Management
5 8 (8.51%) Software Licensing
5 8 (8.51%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (8.51%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.38%) IT Asset Management
6 6 (6.38%) Validation
6 6 (6.38%) ITSM
6 6 (6.38%) Security Management
6 6 (6.38%) Service Management
7 4 (4.26%) MVC
8 3 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.96%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.77%) SQL
3 6 (6.38%) C#
4 3 (3.19%) C
5 2 (2.13%) VBScript
5 2 (2.13%) VB
6 1 (1.06%) VBA
6 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.06%) C++
6 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.06%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 56 (59.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (41.49%) MCSE
3 35 (37.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 33 (35.11%) Security Cleared
5 32 (34.04%) SC Cleared
6 30 (31.91%) MCSA
7 21 (22.34%) MCTS
8 18 (19.15%) DV Cleared
9 15 (15.96%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (15.96%) CCNA
10 9 (9.57%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (9.57%) MCITP
11 6 (6.38%) Degree
11 6 (6.38%) MCDBA
12 4 (4.26%) MCSD
13 3 (3.19%) MCAD
13 3 (3.19%) MCDST
14 1 (1.06%) A+ Certification
14 1 (1.06%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.57%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (54.26%) Active Directory
2 36 (38.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (28.72%) VMware ESX
4 21 (22.34%) XenApp
5 17 (18.09%) Hyper-V
5 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (8.51%) Terminal Services
7 6 (6.38%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 19 (20.21%) SCCM
2 9 (9.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (9.57%) SCOM
3 3 (3.19%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.19%) ARCserve
3 3 (3.19%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.06%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 87 (92.55%) Microsoft
2 38 (40.43%) VMware
3 21 (22.34%) Citrix
4 12 (12.77%) Cisco
5 11 (11.70%) Symantec
6 10 (10.64%) EMC
7 9 (9.57%) HP
8 8 (8.51%) Dell
9 4 (4.26%) Oracle
10 3 (3.19%) IBM
10 3 (3.19%) Avaya
11 2 (2.13%) SAP
12 1 (1.06%) Sybase
12 1 (1.06%) NetApp
12 1 (1.06%) FrontRange
12 1 (1.06%) Altiris
12 1 (1.06%) Mitel
Reading
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago