The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 126 110 98
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCP 19 22 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.82% 1.10% 2.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 3.69% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 17 22 72
Average salary £43,750 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £23,000 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £46,650 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,700 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.80% +4.16%
MCP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
816 596 786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 35.32% 29.84% 27.07%
Number of salaries quoted 670 472 631
Average salary £48,000 £40,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MCP Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

MCP
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
Letchworth - 8 £43,750 - 1
Watford -4 7 £46,000 +91.66% 1
Stevenage - 5 £45,000 -
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 41 (97.62%) Windows
2 34 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 31 (73.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (61.90%) MS Exchange
5 25 (59.52%) Microsoft
6 24 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (54.76%) VMware
8 20 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (47.62%) ITIL
9 19 (45.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (40.48%) MCSE
11 16 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (38.10%) Firewall
12 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (33.33%) MS Excel
12 14 (33.33%) Cisco
13 13 (30.95%) PRINCE2
13 13 (30.95%) MCITP
14 12 (28.57%) VCP4
14 12 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (28.57%) VCP5
15 11 (26.19%) VPN
15 11 (26.19%) MBCS
16 10 (23.81%) MCTS
16 10 (23.81%) VoIP
16 10 (23.81%) SQL
16 10 (23.81%) CCNA
16 10 (23.81%) SAN
17 9 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 9 (21.43%) UNIX

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 26 (61.90%) MS Exchange
2 12 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (19.05%) SharePoint
4 6 (14.29%) Lync
4 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.76%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.38%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (21.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon S3
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) Firewall
2 11 (26.19%) VPN
3 10 (23.81%) VoIP
3 10 (23.81%) SAN
4 9 (21.43%) Wireless
5 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 7 (16.67%) LAN
6 7 (16.67%) MPLS
6 7 (16.67%) OSPF
6 7 (16.67%) BGP
6 7 (16.67%) VPLS
7 5 (11.90%) Ethernet
7 5 (11.90%) DNS
8 4 (9.52%) Network Security
8 4 (9.52%) ADSL
9 3 (7.14%) PBX
9 3 (7.14%) WAN
9 3 (7.14%) HTTPS
9 3 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
1 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) IT Support
3 6 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Administrator
5 4 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Exchange Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Exchange Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Network Support
7 2 (4.76%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (7.14%) Clustering
2 3 (7.14%) Replication
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 41 (97.62%) Windows
2 24 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (21.43%) UNIX
5 8 (19.05%) Windows 8
6 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (9.52%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (4.76%) AIX
9 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) ITIL
2 13 (30.95%) PRINCE2
3 9 (21.43%) Document Management
4 7 (16.67%) Data Security
5 6 (14.29%) Change Control
6 5 (11.90%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
7 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
8 3 (7.14%) Project Management
8 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
8 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
8 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
8 3 (7.14%) Migration
8 3 (7.14%) Coaching
8 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (4.76%) Line Management
9 2 (4.76%) IT Asset Management
9 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (2.38%) Resource Management
10 1 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (73.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (45.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 17 (40.48%) MCSE
4 16 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (30.95%) MCITP
6 12 (28.57%) VCP4
6 12 (28.57%) VCP5
7 11 (26.19%) MBCS
8 10 (23.81%) MCTS
8 10 (23.81%) CCNA
9 8 (19.05%) CCNP
10 6 (14.29%) MCSA
11 4 (9.52%) VCAP
11 4 (9.52%) A+ Certification
12 1 (2.38%) IBM Certification
12 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
12 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
12 1 (2.38%) Degree
12 1 (2.38%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 20 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (19.05%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) Microsoft
2 23 (54.76%) VMware
3 14 (33.33%) Cisco
4 9 (21.43%) SolarWinds
5 7 (16.67%) Blue Coat
6 5 (11.90%) IBM
6 5 (11.90%) HP
6 5 (11.90%) Citrix
7 4 (9.52%) Dell
8 3 (7.14%) Remedy
8 3 (7.14%) Sophos
8 3 (7.14%) Avaya
9 2 (4.76%) Lotus
9 2 (4.76%) Oracle
10 1 (2.38%) Symantec
10 1 (2.38%) Veeam
10 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: £35,000 - £48,000 per year plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago