The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Berkshire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 137 116 112
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 87 116 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.46% 2.15% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.43% 6.06% 6.16%
Number of salaries quoted 72 102 114
Average salary £30,000 £33,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,300 £48,400 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1964 1914 1982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 32.89% 35.48% 31.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1331 1360 1722
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
South East

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +12 37 £26,000 -35.00%
Bracknell -11 13 £35,000 +14.75% 1
Slough -5 7 £30,000 +39.53% 2
Wokingham -7 6 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Thatcham - 6 £25,000 -
Newbury -23 5 £25,500 +2.00% 2
Maidenhead -15 1 £30,000 -25.00%
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 159 (80.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (62.63%) Microsoft
3 118 (59.60%) Windows
4 103 (52.02%) MCTS
5 86 (43.43%) SQL Server
6 76 (38.38%) .NET
7 70 (35.35%) MS Excel
8 68 (34.34%) MCSD
9 65 (32.83%) ASP.NET
10 64 (32.32%) WCF
10 64 (32.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 62 (31.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 62 (31.31%) Web Application Development
11 62 (31.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 62 (31.31%) TDD
11 62 (31.31%) MCAD
11 62 (31.31%) C#
11 62 (31.31%) MVC
12 59 (29.80%) Active Directory
13 58 (29.29%) Razor View Engine
14 57 (28.79%) Internet
14 57 (28.79%) MCSE
15 50 (25.25%) MS Exchange
16 48 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
17 47 (23.74%) Games
18 44 (22.22%) MCSA
19 43 (21.72%) Scrum
20 41 (20.71%) MCITP
21 39 (19.70%) NUnit
21 39 (19.70%) Rhino Mocks

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 50 (25.25%) MS Exchange
2 25 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 24 (12.12%) SharePoint
4 20 (10.10%) IIS
4 20 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (7.07%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2000
7 10 (5.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (4.04%) Lync
9 6 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 70 (35.35%) MS Excel
2 30 (15.15%) MS Office
3 5 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (28.79%) Internet
2 31 (15.66%) TCP/IP
3 30 (15.15%) Firewall
4 27 (13.64%) VPN
5 18 (9.09%) DNS
5 18 (9.09%) LAN
5 18 (9.09%) WAN
5 18 (9.09%) DHCP
6 12 (6.06%) SAN
7 9 (4.55%) LDAP
8 8 (4.04%) MPLS
8 8 (4.04%) VoIP
8 8 (4.04%) Unified Communications
9 7 (3.54%) Wireshark
9 7 (3.54%) iSCSI
10 6 (3.03%) Wireless
10 6 (3.03%) Intranet
11 4 (2.02%) SSL
11 4 (2.02%) PBX
11 4 (2.02%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (43.43%) SQL Server
2 64 (32.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (7.58%) Relational Database
4 14 (7.07%) RDBMS
4 14 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (6.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.51%) Big Data
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (19.70%) NUnit
1 39 (19.70%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (13.13%) Subversion
3 13 (6.57%) Moq
4 11 (5.56%) MSTest
5 6 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (23.74%) Games
2 23 (11.62%) Telecoms
3 15 (7.58%) Finance
4 4 (2.02%) Billing
5 2 (1.01%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) French Language
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Back Office
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 68 (34.34%) Developer
2 65 (32.83%) .NET Developer
3 40 (20.20%) Support Engineer
4 23 (11.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (8.59%) Consultant
5 17 (8.59%) IT Support
6 15 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 13 (6.57%) Analyst
7 13 (6.57%) Desktop Support
7 13 (6.57%) Technical Support
8 12 (6.06%) Architect
8 12 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
10 10 (5.05%) Technical Support Engineer
11 9 (4.55%) Service Analyst
11 9 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) Support Analyst
13 7 (3.54%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (38.38%) .NET
2 65 (32.83%) ASP.NET
3 64 (32.32%) WCF
4 62 (31.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 62 (31.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 58 (29.29%) Razor View Engine
6 37 (18.69%) Castle Windsor
7 32 (16.16%) Ajax
8 31 (15.66%) LINQ
9 28 (14.14%) NHibernate
10 26 (13.13%) MonoRail
11 17 (8.59%) Web Services
12 11 (5.56%) Spring.NET
12 11 (5.56%) WPF
12 11 (5.56%) Ninject
12 11 (5.56%) Unity DI Container
12 11 (5.56%) WinForms
13 9 (4.55%) HTML
14 8 (4.04%) COM
14 8 (4.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.07%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.06%) Clustering
3 11 (5.56%) iPhone
3 11 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
4 10 (5.05%) IPTV
5 7 (3.54%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.03%) PKI
6 6 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.02%) Video on Demand
7 4 (2.02%) iPad
7 4 (2.02%) Open Source
8 3 (1.52%) Replication
8 3 (1.52%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.51%) Tandem
9 1 (0.51%) DTV
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.51%) Social Media
9 1 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 118 (59.60%) Windows
2 48 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (14.65%) Windows XP
5 22 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (10.10%) Windows 8
7 19 (9.60%) Windows 7
8 18 (9.09%) Linux
9 15 (7.58%) Windows Vista
9 15 (7.58%) UNIX
10 11 (5.56%) Windows Phone
10 11 (5.56%) Android
11 10 (5.05%) Solaris
12 7 (3.54%) Mac OS X
13 5 (2.53%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.31%) MVC
1 62 (31.31%) TDD
1 62 (31.31%) Web Application Development
2 43 (21.72%) Scrum
3 26 (13.13%) E-Commerce
4 25 (12.63%) ITIL
4 25 (12.63%) BDD
5 22 (11.11%) OO
6 19 (9.60%) Domain-Driven Design
6 19 (9.60%) CQRS
7 18 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (8.59%) Kanban
9 15 (7.58%) Dependency Injection
9 15 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (7.58%) Service Delivery
9 15 (7.58%) Project Management
10 11 (5.56%) MVVM
11 9 (4.55%) Validation
12 7 (3.54%) Ethical Hacking
13 6 (3.03%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (31.31%) C#
2 24 (12.12%) SQL
3 13 (6.57%) PowerShell
4 8 (4.04%) VB
5 7 (3.54%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.53%) C
7 4 (2.02%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.51%) Perl
8 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.51%) VBScript
8 1 (0.51%) Python
8 1 (0.51%) F#
Qualifications
1 159 (80.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (52.02%) MCTS
3 68 (34.34%) MCSD
4 62 (31.31%) MCAD
5 57 (28.79%) MCSE
6 44 (22.22%) MCSA
7 41 (20.71%) MCITP
8 30 (15.15%) Degree
9 26 (13.13%) Security Cleared
10 23 (11.62%) SC Cleared
11 18 (9.09%) CCNA
11 18 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (7.58%) MCDBA
13 13 (6.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (5.56%) DV Cleared
15 8 (4.04%) Network+ Certification
16 7 (3.54%) CEH
16 7 (3.54%) ACSP
16 7 (3.54%) GNVQ
17 4 (2.02%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.59%) SLA
2 4 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.02%) QA
System Software
1 59 (29.80%) Active Directory
2 32 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (13.13%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.57%) XenApp
5 10 (5.05%) VMware ESX
6 9 (4.55%) Terminal Services
6 9 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 8 (4.04%) vSphere
8 2 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.01%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.51%) vCloud
9 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (5.56%) SCCM
2 5 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.02%) DameWare
3 4 (2.02%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.02%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.02%) SCOM
3 4 (2.02%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 124 (62.63%) Microsoft
2 34 (17.17%) VMware
3 32 (16.16%) Cisco
4 27 (13.64%) Citrix
5 20 (10.10%) HP
6 19 (9.60%) Symantec
7 11 (5.56%) Sun
8 7 (3.54%) Oracle
8 7 (3.54%) Apple
8 7 (3.54%) Acronis
9 5 (2.53%) Adobe
10 4 (2.02%) Sage
10 4 (2.02%) Aruba
11 1 (0.51%) F5
11 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.51%) Juniper
11 1 (0.51%) NetApp
11 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.51%) SAP
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