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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 171 143 124
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCP 52 80 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 1.42% 2.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 4.23% 6.16%
Number of salaries quoted 45 68 112
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 £20,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £40,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,250 £37,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
-22.00% +2.04%
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
2151 1893 1883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.38% 33.61% 33.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1283 1358 1582
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
(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 +3 37 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Windsor - 9 £27,500 -
Slough -1 2 £25,500 -28.67%
Wokingham -7 2 £35,000 +7.69%
Newbury +5 1 £52,500 +82.60%
Bracknell -19 1 £37,500 +13.63% 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 97 (89.81%) Microsoft
2 81 (75.00%) Windows
3 69 (63.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (53.70%) Active Directory
5 54 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 49 (45.37%) MS Exchange
7 43 (39.81%) VMware
8 41 (37.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 40 (37.04%) MCSE
10 38 (35.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (32.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 35 (32.41%) Exchange Server 2007
12 34 (31.48%) MCTS
13 33 (30.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 33 (30.56%) SC Cleared
13 33 (30.56%) Security Cleared
13 33 (30.56%) MCSA
13 33 (30.56%) SQL Server
14 32 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (29.63%) Windows 7
15 27 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 27 (25.00%) ITIL
16 25 (23.15%) SharePoint
16 25 (23.15%) VMware ESX
17 24 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
17 24 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
18 23 (21.30%) Citrix
19 22 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2000
20 21 (19.44%) SCCM
20 21 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2013

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 49 (45.37%) MS Exchange
2 35 (32.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 35 (32.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 25 (23.15%) SharePoint
4 24 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2000
6 21 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (7.41%) Documentum
9 7 (6.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (4.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (4.63%) Lync
11 3 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 54 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (12.04%) MS Office
3 7 (6.48%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 13 (12.04%) Internet
3 12 (11.11%) VPN
4 10 (9.26%) DNS
4 10 (9.26%) DHCP
5 8 (7.41%) Firewall
6 6 (5.56%) LDAP
7 5 (4.63%) SAN
8 3 (2.78%) WAN
8 3 (2.78%) LAN
9 2 (1.85%) Wireless
9 2 (1.85%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.85%) MPLS
10 1 (0.93%) PBX
10 1 (0.93%) VoIP
10 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.56%) Rhino Mocks
2 6 (5.56%) NUnit
2 6 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 7 (6.48%) Games
1 7 (6.48%) German Language
2 6 (5.56%) Finance
3 3 (2.78%) Legal
4 2 (1.85%) Billing
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) French Language
5 1 (0.93%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 40 (37.04%) Support Engineer
2 25 (23.15%) Consultant
3 22 (20.37%) 2nd Line Support
4 19 (17.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 15 (13.89%) Technical Engineer
5 15 (13.89%) Analyst
6 14 (12.96%) Technical Support
6 14 (12.96%) Developer
6 14 (12.96%) Technical Support Engineer
6 14 (12.96%) Wintel Consultant
7 10 (9.26%) .NET Developer
8 9 (8.33%) Service Analyst
8 9 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 9 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (6.48%) Architect
10 7 (6.48%) Security Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Security Support Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.89%) .NET
2 14 (12.96%) WCF
3 12 (11.11%) Ajax
4 11 (10.19%) ASP.NET
5 9 (8.33%) LINQ
6 8 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (7.41%) Web Services
7 7 (6.48%) XML
7 7 (6.48%) HTML
7 7 (6.48%) NHibernate
7 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 7 (6.48%) Razor View Engine
8 6 (5.56%) HTML5
8 6 (5.56%) Castle Windsor
8 6 (5.56%) CSS3
8 6 (5.56%) MonoRail
8 6 (5.56%) jQuery
8 6 (5.56%) WSDL
8 6 (5.56%) CSS
9 4 (3.70%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 16 (14.81%) Clustering
3 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.78%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.78%) Replication
5 2 (1.85%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 81 (75.00%) Windows
2 38 (35.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (29.63%) Windows 7
4 27 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (15.74%) Windows 8
5 17 (15.74%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.70%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.78%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.85%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.85%) Android
8 2 (1.85%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.85%) UNIX
8 2 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.00%) ITIL
2 24 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (14.81%) Change Control
4 15 (13.89%) Configuration Management
5 9 (8.33%) Time Management
6 8 (7.41%) Network Management
6 8 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (7.41%) Software Asset Management
6 8 (7.41%) Asset Management
6 8 (7.41%) Security Management
6 8 (7.41%) MVC
7 7 (6.48%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.48%) TDD
7 7 (6.48%) Software License Management
7 7 (6.48%) Software Licensing
7 7 (6.48%) Web Application Development
8 6 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.56%) Scrum
8 6 (5.56%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.59%) PowerShell
2 15 (13.89%) C#
2 15 (13.89%) SQL
3 4 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.78%) C
4 3 (2.78%) VBScript
4 3 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.93%) C++
5 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 69 (63.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (37.04%) MCSE
3 34 (31.48%) MCTS
4 33 (30.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 33 (30.56%) SC Cleared
4 33 (30.56%) Security Cleared
4 33 (30.56%) MCSA
5 18 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 17 (15.74%) MCITP
6 17 (15.74%) CCNA
6 17 (15.74%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (12.04%) MCSD
8 12 (11.11%) MCDBA
8 12 (11.11%) Degree
9 7 (6.48%) Network+ Certification
9 7 (6.48%) MCAD
10 3 (2.78%) MCDST
11 2 (1.85%) ACSP
11 2 (1.85%) CEH
11 2 (1.85%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 58 (53.70%) Active Directory
2 41 (37.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (23.15%) VMware ESX
4 21 (19.44%) Hyper-V
5 18 (16.67%) XenApp
6 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (6.48%) Terminal Services
8 6 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (19.44%) SCCM
2 8 (7.41%) SCOM
2 8 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (3.70%) ARCserve
3 4 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 97 (89.81%) Microsoft
2 43 (39.81%) VMware
3 23 (21.30%) Citrix
4 19 (17.59%) Symantec
5 16 (14.81%) Cisco
6 10 (9.26%) HP
7 9 (8.33%) EMC
8 8 (7.41%) Dell
9 4 (3.70%) Oracle
9 4 (3.70%) Adobe
10 3 (2.78%) IBM
10 3 (2.78%) Avaya
11 2 (1.85%) Aruba
11 2 (1.85%) Acronis
11 2 (1.85%) Apple
11 2 (1.85%) Sage
12 1 (0.93%) SAP
12 1 (0.93%) Sybase
12 1 (0.93%) NetApp
12 1 (0.93%) FrontRange
Bracknell, Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18300 - £23300 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
SDL Plc
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago