The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 109 91 47
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -44
Permanent jobs citing MCP 14 35 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.71% 1.86% 4.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 6.80% 12.38%
Number of salaries quoted 14 34 86
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,400 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,950 £50,000 £42,500
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
597 515 703
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 30.41% 27.31% 37.71%
Number of salaries quoted 424 450 594
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Buckinghamshire region.

MCP Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

MCP
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Buckinghamshire 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
Chesham -1 5 £20,500 -48.75%
Milton Keynes -12 5 £40,000 -20.00% 3
High Wycombe - 2 £40,000 - 1
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 45 (95.74%) Microsoft
2 37 (78.72%) Windows
3 26 (55.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (44.68%) Active Directory
4 21 (44.68%) SQL Server
4 21 (44.68%) MS Excel
5 17 (36.17%) MS Exchange
5 17 (36.17%) VMware
6 14 (29.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (29.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
7 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
7 13 (27.66%) WCF
7 13 (27.66%) WPF
7 13 (27.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (27.66%) Unit Testing
7 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (27.66%) NUnit
7 13 (27.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (27.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (27.66%) C#
7 13 (27.66%) .NET
7 13 (27.66%) MCAD
7 13 (27.66%) MCSD
7 13 (27.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (25.53%) MCSA
8 12 (25.53%) VMware ESX
8 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
9 11 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2013

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 17 (36.17%) MS Exchange
2 14 (29.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 14 (29.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (27.66%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (27.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (23.40%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (44.68%) MS Excel
2 9 (19.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (10.64%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.26%) DHCP
2 2 (4.26%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (44.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) NUnit
2 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Team Leader
2 8 (17.02%) Development Team Leader
3 7 (14.89%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Software Team Leader
4 5 (10.64%) Software Development Team Leader
4 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (10.64%) Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Wintel Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Wintel Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) Build Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
5 4 (8.51%) .NET Team Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.66%) WCF
1 13 (27.66%) WPF
1 13 (27.66%) .NET
2 4 (8.51%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Clustering
1 8 (17.02%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 37 (78.72%) Windows
2 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.64%) Linux
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.26%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Unit Testing
1 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (27.66%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (17.02%) Change Control
2 8 (17.02%) Mentoring
3 7 (14.89%) Line Management
4 4 (8.51%) ITIL
5 3 (6.38%) User Stories
6 1 (2.13%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.13%) Data Management
6 1 (2.13%) Time Management
6 1 (2.13%) Service Management
6 1 (2.13%) Code Coverage
6 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.13%) Coaching
6 1 (2.13%) Software Asset Management
6 1 (2.13%) Software License Management
6 1 (2.13%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) C#
2 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) VBScript
3 2 (4.26%) VB
4 1 (2.13%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (55.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (27.66%) MCAD
2 13 (27.66%) MCSD
3 12 (25.53%) MCSA
4 11 (23.40%) MCSE
5 10 (21.28%) Degree
6 4 (8.51%) MCITP
7 2 (4.26%) A+ Certification
7 2 (4.26%) MCDST
8 1 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.13%) CCNA
8 1 (2.13%) MCDBA
8 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.13%) ISEB
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.13%) VCP5
8 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (44.68%) Active Directory
2 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (25.53%) VMware ESX
4 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
4 9 (19.15%) XenApp
5 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (10.64%) Terminal Services
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (6.38%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (95.74%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.17%) VMware
3 11 (23.40%) Citrix
4 4 (8.51%) Symantec
5 2 (4.26%) Apple
6 1 (2.13%) Altiris
6 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) Progress
6 1 (2.13%) BMC
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Intel
Buckinghamshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Salary: £50000 per annum + Car Allowance and Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Superb base with excellent bonus and
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago