The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Hertfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 134 105 93
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCP 17 29 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.68% 1.36% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 4.49% 7.91%
Number of salaries quoted 15 29 60
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,600 £21,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £46,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
796 646 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 32.03% 30.27% 29.57%
Number of salaries quoted 673 496 672
Average salary £48,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.94% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £59,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCP
East of England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Watford -8 12 £46,000 -8.00%
Letchworth 0 2 £35,625 +18.75%
Berkhamsted - 2 £29,000 -
Hemel Hempstead -16 1 £33,000 +43.47%
MCP
East of England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 46 (97.87%) Windows
2 42 (89.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (72.34%) Active Directory
4 32 (68.09%) Microsoft
5 27 (57.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (55.32%) MS Exchange
7 25 (53.19%) VMware
8 23 (48.94%) MCSE
9 22 (46.81%) MS Excel
9 22 (46.81%) SQL
9 22 (46.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (42.55%) SharePoint
10 20 (42.55%) CCNA
10 20 (42.55%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (42.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (40.43%) ITIL
12 17 (36.17%) SAN
12 17 (36.17%) MCTS
12 17 (36.17%) MCITP
13 15 (31.91%) Firewall
13 15 (31.91%) Hyper-V
13 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
14 14 (29.79%) MS Office
15 13 (27.66%) Cisco
15 13 (27.66%) HP
15 13 (27.66%) Windows 7
16 12 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2007
16 12 (25.53%) Project Management
16 12 (25.53%) DNS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (55.32%) MS Exchange
2 22 (46.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (42.55%) SharePoint
4 12 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (14.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (8.51%) Lync
7 3 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
8 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 22 (46.81%) MS Excel
2 14 (29.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.64%) Office 365
3 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.17%) SAN
2 15 (31.91%) Firewall
3 12 (25.53%) DNS
4 10 (21.28%) LAN
5 9 (19.15%) iSCSI
6 8 (17.02%) VoIP
6 8 (17.02%) DHCP
7 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
8 6 (12.77%) Ethernet
8 6 (12.77%) WAN
9 4 (8.51%) VPN
9 4 (8.51%) Internet
9 4 (8.51%) ADSL
9 4 (8.51%) Network Security
10 3 (6.38%) HTTPS
10 3 (6.38%) PBX
10 3 (6.38%) NAS
11 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (4.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Support Engineer
2 13 (27.66%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (19.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) IT Support
5 7 (14.89%) Administrator
6 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.51%) Developer
7 4 (8.51%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Support Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Support Team Leader
9 2 (4.26%) IT Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Replication
2 3 (6.38%) Clustering
2 3 (6.38%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (97.87%) Windows
2 27 (57.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.66%) Windows 7
4 10 (21.28%) Windows XP
4 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (12.77%) Windows 8
7 4 (8.51%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (4.26%) Linux
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) ITIL
2 12 (25.53%) Project Management
3 10 (21.28%) Problem Management
4 8 (17.02%) Change Management
4 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (14.89%) Data Security
6 4 (8.51%) Service Management
6 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.38%) Migration
7 3 (6.38%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.26%) Time Management
9 1 (2.13%) ITIL V2
9 1 (2.13%) Business Development
9 1 (2.13%) Resource Management
9 1 (2.13%) Web Design
9 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (89.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (48.94%) MCSE
3 20 (42.55%) CCNA
3 20 (42.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 20 (42.55%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (36.17%) MCTS
4 17 (36.17%) MCITP
5 11 (23.40%) MCSA
6 8 (17.02%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (17.02%) CCEE
6 8 (17.02%) CCAA
6 8 (17.02%) CCIA
7 4 (8.51%) A+ Certification
8 3 (6.38%) VCP4
8 3 (6.38%) VCP5
8 3 (6.38%) MBCS
9 1 (2.13%) Degree
9 1 (2.13%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (72.34%) Active Directory
2 20 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (31.91%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (68.09%) Microsoft
2 25 (53.19%) VMware
3 13 (27.66%) HP
3 13 (27.66%) Cisco
4 11 (23.40%) Citrix
5 9 (19.15%) SonicWALL
6 4 (8.51%) Apple
6 4 (8.51%) Dell
7 3 (6.38%) IBM
7 3 (6.38%) Avaya
7 3 (6.38%) Sophos
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle
8 2 (4.26%) Lotus
9 1 (2.13%) BMC
9 1 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (2.13%) Symantec
9 1 (2.13%) Altiris
9 1 (2.13%) LANDesk