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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 188 122 104
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCP 37 118 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 2.04% 2.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 5.81% 6.76%
Number of salaries quoted 27 105 116
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £23,650 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,650 £50,000 £55,000
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
2180 2032 1922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.89% 35.14% 35.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1318 1390 1551
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £67,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -28 21 £34,000 +6.25%
Maidenhead +13 8 £31,250 -43.18%
Slough -5 4 £62,500 +98.41% 1
Newbury 0 2 £24,250 +7.77% 2
Wokingham -9 1 £23,500 -32.85%
Windsor - 1 £45,000 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (96.67%) Microsoft
2 63 (70.00%) Windows
3 56 (62.22%) MS Excel
4 53 (58.89%) Active Directory
5 51 (56.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (47.78%) VMware
7 40 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 39 (43.33%) MS Exchange
9 37 (41.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (41.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 36 (40.00%) MCSE
11 32 (35.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (31.11%) Security Cleared
13 27 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 25 (27.78%) ITIL
14 25 (27.78%) MCSA
15 24 (26.67%) VMware ESX
16 23 (25.56%) Disaster Recovery
17 22 (24.44%) MS Office
17 22 (24.44%) TCP/IP
17 22 (24.44%) Citrix
17 22 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2000
17 22 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2003
17 22 (24.44%) SC Cleared
17 22 (24.44%) XenApp
18 21 (23.33%) SQL Server
18 21 (23.33%) Windows 7
18 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
19 20 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
20 19 (21.11%) VPN

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 39 (43.33%) MS Exchange
2 37 (41.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 37 (41.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2000
3 22 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 20 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (7.78%) Documentum
8 1 (1.11%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.11%) Lync
8 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (62.22%) MS Excel
2 22 (24.44%) MS Office
3 4 (4.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.11%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.11%) S-PLUS
4 1 (1.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.44%) TCP/IP
2 19 (21.11%) VPN
3 8 (8.89%) Firewall
4 5 (5.56%) Internet
5 1 (1.11%) Network Security
5 1 (1.11%) VoIP
5 1 (1.11%) DHCP
5 1 (1.11%) IPX
5 1 (1.11%) DNS
5 1 (1.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.11%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Anywhere
5 1 (1.11%) MS Access
5 1 (1.11%) Sybase ASA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) German Language
3 1 (1.11%) Legal
3 1 (1.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 24 (26.67%) Consultant
3 21 (23.33%) Analyst
4 16 (17.78%) Support Analyst
5 13 (14.44%) IT Support
5 13 (14.44%) Wintel Consultant
6 11 (12.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (11.11%) Architect
7 10 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (8.89%) Wintel Architect
8 8 (8.89%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (7.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) Technical Support
10 6 (6.67%) Service Analyst
10 6 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (5.56%) Designer
11 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 4 (4.44%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.67%) XML
2 4 (4.44%) JSON
3 3 (3.33%) .NET
3 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.22%) HTML
4 2 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.22%) WCF
5 1 (1.11%) WPF
5 1 (1.11%) WF
5 1 (1.11%) jQuery
5 1 (1.11%) Ext JS
5 1 (1.11%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.11%) CSS
5 1 (1.11%) SOAP
5 1 (1.11%) Web Services
5 1 (1.11%) DAO
5 1 (1.11%) Ajax
5 1 (1.11%) NHibernate
5 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 15 (16.67%) Clustering
2 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.11%) Replication
4 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 63 (70.00%) Windows
2 27 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (23.33%) Windows 7
3 21 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (14.44%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.56%) Windows 2000
7 3 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.22%) UNIX
9 1 (1.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.78%) ITIL
2 23 (25.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (16.67%) Change Control
4 11 (12.22%) Configuration Management
4 11 (12.22%) Service Delivery
5 9 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
5 9 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 8 (8.89%) Software License Management
6 8 (8.89%) Software Licensing
6 8 (8.89%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (7.78%) Network Management
8 6 (6.67%) IT Asset Management
8 6 (6.67%) Data Analysis
8 6 (6.67%) Time Management
9 3 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.33%) Project Management
9 3 (3.33%) MVC
10 2 (2.22%) ITSM
10 2 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (2.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.00%) SQL
2 14 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.44%) C#
4 2 (2.22%) VBScript
4 2 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (1.11%) VBA
5 1 (1.11%) Python
5 1 (1.11%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.11%) C++
5 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (56.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (40.00%) MCSE
3 32 (35.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 28 (31.11%) Security Cleared
5 25 (27.78%) MCSA
6 22 (24.44%) SC Cleared
7 17 (18.89%) MCTS
8 16 (17.78%) DV Cleared
9 12 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (13.33%) CCNA
10 8 (8.89%) MCITP
11 7 (7.78%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (2.22%) MCDST
12 2 (2.22%) PMI Certification
12 2 (2.22%) MCSD
12 2 (2.22%) Degree
13 1 (1.11%) HP ASE
13 1 (1.11%) MCAD
13 1 (1.11%) MCDBA
13 1 (1.11%) CNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (58.89%) Active Directory
2 40 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (26.67%) VMware ESX
4 22 (24.44%) XenApp
5 17 (18.89%) Hyper-V
6 16 (17.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (10.00%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (18.89%) SCCM
2 7 (7.78%) SCOM
2 7 (7.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (4.44%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.44%) ARCserve
5 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 87 (96.67%) Microsoft
2 43 (47.78%) VMware
3 22 (24.44%) Citrix
4 12 (13.33%) Symantec
5 10 (11.11%) HP
6 9 (10.00%) Cisco
7 8 (8.89%) Dell
7 8 (8.89%) EMC
8 6 (6.67%) Oracle
9 4 (4.44%) SAP
10 3 (3.33%) IBM
11 2 (2.22%) Sybase
11 2 (2.22%) Juniper
12 1 (1.11%) NetApp
12 1 (1.11%) Novell
12 1 (1.11%) Apple
12 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.11%) Sophos
12 1 (1.11%) Avaya
12 1 (1.11%) Altiris
Slough, Berkshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £20,000-£25,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum Plus Performance Related Bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Bracknell
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £65,000 to £72,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago