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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 159 150 102
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -48
Permanent jobs citing MCP 58 64 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.14% 1.16% 2.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.20% 3.30% 7.02%
Number of salaries quoted 39 48 119
Average salary £27,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,000 £48,800
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
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
1812 1937 1867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 35.51% 35.11% 35.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1192 1278 1414
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -7 33 £23,579 -3.75% 2
Bracknell +11 9 £32,500 -7.14%
Slough 0 5 £27,500 -24.13% 1
Newbury +6 3 £40,000 +40.35% 1
Maidenhead - 3 £45,000 -
Windsor - 1 £22,500 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 102 (86.44%) Microsoft
2 89 (75.42%) Windows
3 80 (67.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (50.00%) MCSE
5 57 (48.31%) ITIL
5 57 (48.31%) Active Directory
6 47 (39.83%) MS Excel
7 35 (29.66%) Security Cleared
8 34 (28.81%) VMware
9 30 (25.42%) SC Cleared
9 30 (25.42%) HP
10 29 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (23.73%) MS Exchange
12 27 (22.88%) SQL Server
12 27 (22.88%) MS Office
12 27 (22.88%) DV Cleared
13 25 (21.19%) Windows 7
13 25 (21.19%) Symantec
14 24 (20.34%) MCSA
15 23 (19.49%) CCNA
15 23 (19.49%) Cisco Certification
16 21 (17.80%) Exchange Server 2010
17 20 (16.95%) Hyper-V
17 20 (16.95%) SQL
18 18 (15.25%) HTML
18 18 (15.25%) XML
18 18 (15.25%) SLA
18 18 (15.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 16 (13.56%) TCP/IP
20 15 (12.71%) MS Access

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 28 (23.73%) MS Exchange
2 21 (17.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (10.17%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2000
7 6 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (4.24%) Lync
9 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (3.39%) IIS
10 3 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 47 (39.83%) MS Excel
2 27 (22.88%) MS Office
3 14 (11.86%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.54%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.69%) Office 365
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.56%) TCP/IP
2 14 (11.86%) Firewall
3 8 (6.78%) Internet
4 7 (5.93%) DNS
4 7 (5.93%) DHCP
5 6 (5.08%) SAN
5 6 (5.08%) IPX
6 5 (4.24%) VLAN
6 5 (4.24%) WAN
6 5 (4.24%) LAN
7 3 (2.54%) VoIP
7 3 (2.54%) WebEx
8 2 (1.69%) Network Security
8 2 (1.69%) LTE
8 2 (1.69%) NAS
8 2 (1.69%) 4G
8 2 (1.69%) WLAN
8 2 (1.69%) UMTS
8 2 (1.69%) GSM
8 2 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.88%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.71%) MS Access
3 10 (8.47%) SQL Anywhere
3 10 (8.47%) Sybase ASA
4 8 (6.78%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (6.78%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (5.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.39%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.85%) Big Data
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (5.08%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (7.63%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) French Language
3 4 (3.39%) German Language
3 4 (3.39%) Italian Language
3 4 (3.39%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.54%) Retail
5 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (30.51%) Support Engineer
2 20 (16.95%) Architect
2 20 (16.95%) Analyst
3 19 (16.10%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (12.71%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (11.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 12 (10.17%) Technical Support
7 11 (9.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (7.63%) Technical Support Engineer
8 9 (7.63%) Support Analyst
8 9 (7.63%) Technical Engineer
9 8 (6.78%) IT Support
9 8 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (6.78%) Service Analyst
10 6 (5.08%) Consultant
11 5 (4.24%) Software Architect
11 5 (4.24%) Security Support Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) Security Engineer
12 4 (3.39%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.25%) HTML
1 18 (15.25%) XML
2 8 (6.78%) .NET
2 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET
2 8 (6.78%) CSS
2 8 (6.78%) .NET Framework
2 8 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (6.78%) jQuery
3 5 (4.24%) Entity Framework
3 5 (4.24%) ADO.NET
3 5 (4.24%) XSLT
4 4 (3.39%) ODBC
5 3 (2.54%) Ajax
5 3 (2.54%) JSON
5 3 (2.54%) WPF
5 3 (2.54%) SOAP
5 3 (2.54%) Ext JS
6 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (0.85%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.47%) PMI
2 10 (8.47%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.93%) Clustering
4 5 (4.24%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.24%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.39%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.85%) Replication
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 89 (75.42%) Windows
2 25 (21.19%) Windows 7
3 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (8.47%) Windows 8
5 10 (8.47%) Linux
6 9 (7.63%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.39%) Solaris
8 4 (3.39%) UNIX
9 3 (2.54%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.69%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.85%) Android
11 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (48.31%) ITIL
2 14 (11.86%) Configuration Management
2 14 (11.86%) Time Management
3 11 (9.32%) Service Management
4 10 (8.47%) ITSM
4 10 (8.47%) Project Management
4 10 (8.47%) PRINCE2
4 10 (8.47%) Network Architecture
4 10 (8.47%) Business Analysis
4 10 (8.47%) Incident Management
4 10 (8.47%) Requirements Analysis
5 8 (6.78%) MVC
6 6 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (4.24%) ITIL V2
7 5 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.39%) DevOps
8 4 (3.39%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.54%) OO
9 3 (2.54%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.95%) SQL
2 12 (10.17%) T-SQL
3 8 (6.78%) C#
3 8 (6.78%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.08%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.85%) C
5 1 (0.85%) VBScript
5 1 (0.85%) VB
5 1 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 80 (67.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (50.00%) MCSE
3 35 (29.66%) Security Cleared
4 30 (25.42%) SC Cleared
5 27 (22.88%) DV Cleared
6 24 (20.34%) MCSA
7 23 (19.49%) CCNA
7 23 (19.49%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (15.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (11.86%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (11.02%) Degree
11 11 (9.32%) MCITP
12 10 (8.47%) PMI Certification
12 10 (8.47%) CNE
12 10 (8.47%) Novell Certification
13 9 (7.63%) MCTS
14 8 (6.78%) MCDBA
15 5 (4.24%) MCDST
15 5 (4.24%) MCPD
16 4 (3.39%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (48.31%) Active Directory
2 29 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.95%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.78%) Terminal Services
5 5 (4.24%) XenApp
6 4 (3.39%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (8.47%) SCCM
2 6 (5.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.54%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.54%) ARCserve
3 3 (2.54%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.54%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.85%) SCSM
5 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 102 (86.44%) Microsoft
2 34 (28.81%) VMware
3 30 (25.42%) HP
4 25 (21.19%) Symantec
5 14 (11.86%) Oracle
6 12 (10.17%) Cisco
7 10 (8.47%) Novell
7 10 (8.47%) Sybase
7 10 (8.47%) Citrix
8 8 (6.78%) LANDesk
9 5 (4.24%) Sun
10 4 (3.39%) Business Objects
10 4 (3.39%) Juniper
10 4 (3.39%) Apple
11 3 (2.54%) Sophos
11 3 (2.54%) Veeam
11 3 (2.54%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.54%) Brocade
12 2 (1.69%) Intel
13 1 (0.85%) Google
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