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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 183 124 92
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCP 47 99 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.87% 1.84% 2.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 5.37% 7.95%
Number of salaries quoted 37 90 126
Average salary £43,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £45,000 £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
2024 1842 1787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.28% 34.19% 34.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1288 1394
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 £28,000 £29,100
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -33 17 £38,750 +29.16% 4
Newbury -2 7 £26,000 +6.12%
Slough 0 5 £53,750 +102.83%
Maidenhead +8 4 £31,250 -3.84%
Bracknell -30 2 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Thatcham -4 1 £23,500 -11.32% 1
Wokingham -10 1 £23,500 -32.85%
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 100 (94.34%) Microsoft
2 74 (69.81%) Windows
3 65 (61.32%) MS Excel
4 63 (59.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (56.60%) Active Directory
6 48 (45.28%) MCSE
6 48 (45.28%) VMware
7 44 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (37.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 40 (37.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 40 (37.74%) MS Exchange
9 32 (30.19%) ITIL
9 32 (30.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 31 (29.25%) Security Cleared
11 29 (27.36%) MS Office
12 28 (26.42%) SQL Server
13 27 (25.47%) TCP/IP
14 25 (23.58%) MCSA
14 25 (23.58%) SC Cleared
15 23 (21.70%) VMware ESX
15 23 (21.70%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (21.70%) Citrix
15 23 (21.70%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (21.70%) Hyper-V
15 23 (21.70%) Exchange Server 2003
16 22 (20.75%) XenApp
16 22 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2000
16 22 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
17 21 (19.81%) Windows 7
17 21 (19.81%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 40 (37.74%) Exchange Server 2010
1 40 (37.74%) Exchange Server 2007
1 40 (37.74%) MS Exchange
2 23 (21.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 22 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2000
4 21 (19.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (14.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (11.32%) SharePoint
7 5 (4.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (4.72%) Documentum
8 2 (1.89%) Lync
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.94%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 65 (61.32%) MS Excel
2 29 (27.36%) MS Office
3 6 (5.66%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.83%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.94%) MS Project
5 1 (0.94%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.47%) TCP/IP
2 20 (18.87%) VPN
3 9 (8.49%) Firewall
4 6 (5.66%) IPX
5 3 (2.83%) VoIP
5 3 (2.83%) Internet
6 2 (1.89%) DNS
6 2 (1.89%) DHCP
7 1 (0.94%) Network Security
7 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.94%) WAN
7 1 (0.94%) LAN
7 1 (0.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (8.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (5.66%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (5.66%) MS Access
3 6 (5.66%) SQL Anywhere
3 6 (5.66%) Sybase ASA
4 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.94%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (8.49%) Finance
2 1 (0.94%) German Language
Job Titles
1 26 (24.53%) Consultant
2 24 (22.64%) Support Engineer
3 21 (19.81%) Analyst
4 18 (16.98%) Architect
5 17 (16.04%) Support Analyst
6 15 (14.15%) IT Support
7 13 (12.26%) Wintel Consultant
8 11 (10.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (8.49%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (7.55%) Technical Support
11 8 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (7.55%) Wintel Architect
11 8 (7.55%) IT Support Engineer
12 7 (6.60%) IT Support Analyst
13 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 5 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (4.72%) Designer
13 5 (4.72%) Service Desk Analyst
13 5 (4.72%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.15%) XML
2 11 (10.38%) HTML
3 6 (5.66%) .NET
3 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.66%) .NET Framework
3 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (4.72%) jQuery
4 5 (4.72%) JSON
4 5 (4.72%) CSS
5 4 (3.77%) ADO.NET
5 4 (3.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (2.83%) XSLT
7 2 (1.89%) SOAP
7 2 (1.89%) Ajax
7 2 (1.89%) WPF
7 2 (1.89%) Ext JS
8 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (0.94%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 1 (0.94%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.09%) Blackberry
2 15 (14.15%) Clustering
3 8 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.66%) PMI
5 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.94%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 74 (69.81%) Windows
2 23 (21.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (19.81%) Windows 7
5 15 (14.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (12.26%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.72%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.89%) Linux
8 2 (1.89%) UNIX
8 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.94%) Android
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.19%) ITIL
2 23 (21.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (14.15%) Change Control
4 12 (11.32%) Service Delivery
5 11 (10.38%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.49%) Asset Management
6 9 (8.49%) Software Asset Management
7 8 (7.55%) Project Management
7 8 (7.55%) Software License Management
7 8 (7.55%) Software Licensing
7 8 (7.55%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.66%) MVC
9 6 (5.66%) ITSM
9 6 (5.66%) Service Management
9 6 (5.66%) Data Analysis
9 6 (5.66%) Business Analysis
9 6 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (5.66%) Network Architecture
9 6 (5.66%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.81%) SQL
2 14 (13.21%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.60%) C#
4 6 (5.66%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.72%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.89%) VBScript
6 2 (1.89%) VB
7 1 (0.94%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.94%) Python
7 1 (0.94%) VBA
7 1 (0.94%) C++
7 1 (0.94%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (59.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (45.28%) MCSE
3 32 (30.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 31 (29.25%) Security Cleared
5 25 (23.58%) MCSA
5 25 (23.58%) SC Cleared
6 19 (17.92%) DV Cleared
7 18 (16.98%) MCTS
8 13 (12.26%) CCNA
8 13 (12.26%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (9.43%) MCITP
10 7 (6.60%) PMI Certification
11 6 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (5.66%) CNE
11 6 (5.66%) Novell Certification
11 6 (5.66%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (2.83%) HP ASE
12 3 (2.83%) MCDST
12 3 (2.83%) MCPD
13 2 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (56.60%) Active Directory
2 44 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (21.70%) VMware ESX
3 23 (21.70%) Hyper-V
4 22 (20.75%) XenApp
5 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (8.49%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.89%) vSphere
7 2 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (15.09%) SCCM
2 7 (6.60%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (4.72%) SCOM
3 5 (4.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (3.77%) ARCserve
4 4 (3.77%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.83%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (2.83%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.89%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.94%) SCSM
Vendors
1 100 (94.34%) Microsoft
2 48 (45.28%) VMware
3 23 (21.70%) Citrix
4 18 (16.98%) Symantec
5 17 (16.04%) HP
6 11 (10.38%) Oracle
7 8 (7.55%) Cisco
8 7 (6.60%) Dell
8 7 (6.60%) Sybase
9 6 (5.66%) Novell
10 5 (4.72%) EMC
11 4 (3.77%) Juniper
11 4 (3.77%) SAP
12 3 (2.83%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.83%) Veeam
12 3 (2.83%) Brocade
12 3 (2.83%) IBM
12 3 (2.83%) Apple
12 3 (2.83%) Sophos
13 1 (0.94%) MobileIron
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £65,000 to £72,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum + £1,200 DV Clearance allowance
Posted: 6 days ago
Thatcham
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £21,000 - £26,000
Posted: 10 days ago