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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 188 183 142
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -41
Permanent jobs citing MCP 29 43 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.56% 0.73% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 1.99% 4.47%
Number of salaries quoted 27 36 77
Average salary £25,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,750 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £57,000 £43,400
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -20.00%
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
1731 2162 1856
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 33.64% 36.85% 33.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1270 1316 1367
Average salary £47,500 £48,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.55% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 31 August 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 31 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 18 £26,500 -24.28% 3
Slough -4 3 £25,000 -1.96%
Maidenhead - 2 £23,000 -
Newbury - 1 £40,000 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 74 (87.06%) Microsoft
2 65 (76.47%) Windows
3 48 (56.47%) Active Directory
4 47 (55.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 43 (50.59%) ITIL
6 36 (42.35%) MCSE
7 26 (30.59%) MS Excel
8 24 (28.24%) Windows 7
9 23 (27.06%) MS Exchange
9 23 (27.06%) VMware
10 22 (25.88%) CCNA
10 22 (25.88%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
12 19 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2010
13 18 (21.18%) Windows 8
14 17 (20.00%) SC Cleared
14 17 (20.00%) MS Office
15 16 (18.82%) SLA
15 16 (18.82%) Symantec
15 16 (18.82%) DV Cleared
15 16 (18.82%) Incident Management
15 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
16 15 (17.65%) Firewall
17 14 (16.47%) HP
17 14 (16.47%) Citrix
18 13 (15.29%) MCSA
18 13 (15.29%) Terminal Services

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 23 (27.06%) MS Exchange
2 18 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2000
6 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.35%) Lync
9 1 (1.18%) IIS
9 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (30.59%) MS Excel
2 17 (20.00%) MS Office
3 10 (11.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Office 365
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) Firewall
2 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 8 (9.41%) VLAN
3 8 (9.41%) DNS
4 6 (7.06%) SAN
5 5 (5.88%) Internet
5 5 (5.88%) DHCP
6 4 (4.71%) 3G
6 4 (4.71%) 4G
6 4 (4.71%) Wireless
6 4 (4.71%) 2G
7 3 (3.53%) WebEx
7 3 (3.53%) LAN
7 3 (3.53%) WAN
8 2 (2.35%) GSM
8 2 (2.35%) UMTS
8 2 (2.35%) LTE
8 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) Relational Database
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.88%) MS Access
3 5 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Anywhere
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.53%) Sybase ASA
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (8.24%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.71%) Retail
3 4 (4.71%) French Language
3 4 (4.71%) German Language
3 4 (4.71%) Italian Language
3 4 (4.71%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (38.82%) Support Engineer
2 19 (22.35%) Analyst
3 14 (16.47%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (15.29%) Service Analyst
4 13 (15.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (10.59%) Technical Support Engineer
6 9 (10.59%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (10.59%) Technical Engineer
6 9 (10.59%) Technical Support
7 8 (9.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (8.24%) IT Support
8 7 (8.24%) Architect
9 5 (5.88%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support
10 4 (4.71%) Consultant
10 4 (4.71%) IT Support Analyst
11 3 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) Technical Architect
11 3 (3.53%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) HTML
1 3 (3.53%) XML
2 2 (2.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.18%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Thin Client
1 8 (9.41%) Fat Client
2 7 (8.24%) Clustering
2 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.53%) PMI
6 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 65 (76.47%) Windows
2 24 (28.24%) Windows 7
3 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (21.18%) Windows 8
5 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.24%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.88%) Linux
8 4 (4.71%) Solaris
8 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.71%) UNIX
9 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.59%) ITIL
2 16 (18.82%) Incident Management
3 12 (14.12%) Time Management
4 10 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.88%) ITIL V2
7 4 (4.71%) Change Control
7 4 (4.71%) Software Deployment
7 4 (4.71%) DevOps
7 4 (4.71%) Service Management
7 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.53%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.53%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (3.53%) ITSM
8 3 (3.53%) Migration
8 3 (3.53%) Project Management
8 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.53%) CRM
8 3 (3.53%) Network Architecture
8 3 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) SQL
2 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.35%) F#
4 2 (2.35%) Perl
4 2 (2.35%) Python
5 1 (1.18%) VBScript
5 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (55.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (42.35%) MCSE
3 22 (25.88%) CCNA
3 22 (25.88%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (24.71%) Security Cleared
5 17 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 16 (18.82%) DV Cleared
7 13 (15.29%) MCSA
8 12 (14.12%) Degree
9 10 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (9.41%) MCITP
11 5 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (5.88%) MCDBA
12 3 (3.53%) CNE
12 3 (3.53%) Novell Certification
12 3 (3.53%) A+ Certification
12 3 (3.53%) PMI Certification
12 3 (3.53%) MCTS
13 1 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (1.18%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.82%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (56.47%) Active Directory
2 19 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.29%) Terminal Services
4 12 (14.12%) Hyper-V
5 7 (8.24%) XenApp
6 5 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) SCCM
2 5 (5.88%) ARCserve
2 5 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.71%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 74 (87.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (27.06%) VMware
3 16 (18.82%) Symantec
4 14 (16.47%) HP
4 14 (16.47%) Citrix
5 8 (9.41%) Cisco
6 6 (7.06%) Oracle
7 5 (5.88%) LANDesk
8 4 (4.71%) Sun
9 3 (3.53%) Sybase
9 3 (3.53%) Avaya
9 3 (3.53%) Novell
10 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.18%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.18%) Google
11 1 (1.18%) Intel
11 1 (1.18%) McAfee
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