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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 172 156 121
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -35
Permanent jobs citing MCP 55 77 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.94% 1.35% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.66% 4.02% 5.81%
Number of salaries quoted 46 63 103
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 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
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
2070 1915 1858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Berkshire 35.38% 33.60% 33.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1234 1367 1561
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +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 £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +18 42 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Windsor - 8 £26,750 -
Slough +3 2 £25,500 -
Newbury +5 1 £52,500 +110.00%
Bracknell -19 1 £37,500 +13.63% 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 99 (90.83%) Microsoft
2 83 (76.15%) Windows
3 68 (62.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (55.05%) Active Directory
5 54 (49.54%) MS Excel
6 49 (44.95%) MS Exchange
7 43 (39.45%) MCSE
7 43 (39.45%) VMware
8 41 (37.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 37 (33.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (33.94%) SC Cleared
9 37 (33.94%) Security Cleared
9 37 (33.94%) Exchange Server 2010
10 36 (33.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (33.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 32 (29.36%) Windows 7
11 32 (29.36%) MCSA
12 30 (27.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (27.52%) MCTS
13 29 (26.61%) ITIL
13 29 (26.61%) SQL Server
14 28 (25.69%) VMware ESX
15 27 (24.77%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (23.85%) Exchange Server 2003
16 26 (23.85%) Disaster Recovery
17 25 (22.94%) Citrix
17 25 (22.94%) Exchange Server 2000
18 23 (21.10%) Exchange Server 2013
19 22 (20.18%) SCCM
20 21 (19.27%) SharePoint

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (44.95%) MS Exchange
2 37 (33.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 37 (33.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (23.85%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (22.94%) Exchange Server 2000
5 23 (21.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (19.27%) SharePoint
7 18 (16.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (8.26%) Documentum
9 4 (3.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (3.67%) Lync
10 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.83%) IIS
Applications
1 54 (49.54%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.84%) MS Office
3 8 (7.34%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.43%) TCP/IP
2 12 (11.01%) Internet
3 10 (9.17%) VPN
4 8 (7.34%) DHCP
4 8 (7.34%) DNS
5 7 (6.42%) Firewall
6 4 (3.67%) LDAP
7 3 (2.75%) SAN
8 2 (1.83%) WAN
8 2 (1.83%) LAN
9 1 (0.92%) PBX
9 1 (0.92%) VoIP
9 1 (0.92%) MPLS
9 1 (0.92%) Wireless
9 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.92%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (26.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.50%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Visual Studio
1 5 (4.59%) NUnit
1 5 (4.59%) Subversion
1 5 (4.59%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (6.42%) German Language
2 6 (5.50%) Games
3 5 (4.59%) Finance
4 3 (2.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Billing
5 1 (0.92%) French Language
5 1 (0.92%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 41 (37.61%) Support Engineer
2 27 (24.77%) Consultant
3 22 (20.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (18.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 16 (14.68%) Analyst
5 16 (14.68%) Technical Support
5 16 (14.68%) Wintel Consultant
5 16 (14.68%) Technical Engineer
6 15 (13.76%) Technical Support Engineer
7 11 (10.09%) Developer
8 10 (9.17%) Support Analyst
9 9 (8.26%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (8.26%) Service Analyst
9 9 (8.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (8.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (7.34%) Security Support Engineer
10 8 (7.34%) Security Engineer
10 8 (7.34%) Architect
10 8 (7.34%) .NET Developer
11 7 (6.42%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) .NET
2 11 (10.09%) WCF
3 9 (8.26%) ASP.NET
3 9 (8.26%) Ajax
4 7 (6.42%) LINQ
4 7 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 6 (5.50%) Razor View Engine
5 6 (5.50%) NHibernate
5 6 (5.50%) Web Services
6 5 (4.59%) XML
6 5 (4.59%) HTML
6 5 (4.59%) MonoRail
6 5 (4.59%) Castle Windsor
7 4 (3.67%) HTML5
7 4 (3.67%) CSS3
7 4 (3.67%) jQuery
7 4 (3.67%) WSDL
7 4 (3.67%) CSS
8 3 (2.75%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.43%) Blackberry
2 18 (16.51%) Clustering
3 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.83%) Replication
4 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.92%) IPTV
5 1 (0.92%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 83 (76.15%) Windows
2 36 (33.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (29.36%) Windows 7
4 30 (27.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (24.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (15.60%) Windows XP
7 15 (13.76%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.67%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.83%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.83%) UNIX
10 1 (0.92%) Linux
10 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.92%) Android
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.61%) ITIL
2 26 (23.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (16.51%) Change Control
4 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
5 9 (8.26%) Time Management
5 9 (8.26%) Asset Management
5 9 (8.26%) Software Asset Management
5 9 (8.26%) Network Management
6 8 (7.34%) Software License Management
6 8 (7.34%) Software Licensing
6 8 (7.34%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (6.42%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.42%) Security Management
7 7 (6.42%) MVC
8 6 (5.50%) IT Asset Management
8 6 (5.50%) Web Application Development
8 6 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (5.50%) TDD
8 6 (5.50%) ITSM
8 6 (5.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.43%) PowerShell
2 14 (12.84%) SQL
3 13 (11.93%) C#
4 3 (2.75%) C
4 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.75%) VBScript
4 3 (2.75%) VB
5 1 (0.92%) VBA
5 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.92%) C++
5 1 (0.92%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 68 (62.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (39.45%) MCSE
3 37 (33.94%) SC Cleared
3 37 (33.94%) Security Cleared
4 36 (33.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 32 (29.36%) MCSA
6 30 (27.52%) MCTS
7 21 (19.27%) DV Cleared
8 16 (14.68%) CCNA
8 16 (14.68%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (12.84%) MCITP
10 11 (10.09%) MCSD
11 10 (9.17%) Degree
11 10 (9.17%) MCDBA
12 7 (6.42%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (5.50%) MCAD
14 3 (2.75%) MCDST
15 1 (0.92%) ISEB
15 1 (0.92%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.92%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (55.05%) Active Directory
2 41 (37.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (25.69%) VMware ESX
4 21 (19.27%) Hyper-V
4 21 (19.27%) XenApp
5 18 (16.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (7.34%) Terminal Services
7 6 (5.50%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (20.18%) SCCM
2 9 (8.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (8.26%) SCOM
3 4 (3.67%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.67%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 99 (90.83%) Microsoft
2 43 (39.45%) VMware
3 25 (22.94%) Citrix
4 18 (16.51%) Symantec
5 14 (12.84%) Cisco
6 12 (11.01%) HP
7 10 (9.17%) EMC
8 8 (7.34%) Dell
9 4 (3.67%) Oracle
10 3 (2.75%) IBM
10 3 (2.75%) Adobe
10 3 (2.75%) Avaya
11 1 (0.92%) SAP
11 1 (0.92%) Sybase
11 1 (0.92%) NetApp
11 1 (0.92%) Apple
11 1 (0.92%) Sage
11 1 (0.92%) Altiris
11 1 (0.92%) Mitel
11 1 (0.92%) FrontRange
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