The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 83 71 57
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCP 5 11 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.47% 1.17% 3.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 4.03% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 32
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £44,200 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,250 £37,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year
-22.00% +2.04%
MCP
Buckinghamshire

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

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
374 273 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 35.18% 29.04% 37.77%
Number of salaries quoted 267 240 294
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MCP
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCP Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

MCP
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 30 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 25 (78.13%) Windows
3 19 (59.38%) MS Excel
4 18 (56.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (50.00%) C#
5 16 (50.00%) .NET
5 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 16 (50.00%) MCAD
5 16 (50.00%) MCSD
5 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (50.00%) NUnit
5 16 (50.00%) WCF
5 16 (50.00%) WPF
5 16 (50.00%) Unit Testing
6 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
6 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
6 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
6 13 (40.63%) VMware
7 12 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
7 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (34.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 11 (34.38%) Degree
8 11 (34.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2000
8 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (34.38%) Mentoring
8 11 (34.38%) Citrix

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
2 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2000
3 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (59.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (34.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) NUnit
2 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Team Leader
2 11 (34.38%) Development Team Leader
3 8 (25.00%) Software Team Leader
3 8 (25.00%) Software Development Team Leader
4 5 (15.63%) Wintel Consultant
4 5 (15.63%) Wintel Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Architect
4 5 (15.63%) Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.50%) .NET Team Leader
6 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Change Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Citrix Server Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) .NET
1 16 (50.00%) WCF
1 16 (50.00%) WPF
2 4 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Clustering
1 8 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 12 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (34.38%) Mentoring
4 10 (31.25%) Line Management
5 8 (25.00%) Change Control
6 3 (9.38%) User Stories
7 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.13%) Time Management
7 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.13%) Coaching
7 1 (3.13%) Software Asset Management
7 1 (3.13%) Software License Management
7 1 (3.13%) Software Licensing
7 1 (3.13%) Service Management
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL
7 1 (3.13%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) VBScript
3 2 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (50.00%) MCAD
2 16 (50.00%) MCSD
3 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
3 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
4 11 (34.38%) Degree
4 11 (34.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.25%) MCSE
5 2 (6.25%) MCSA
5 2 (6.25%) MCITP
6 1 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (3.13%) CCNA
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.13%) ISEB
6 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 12 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (34.38%) VMware ESX
3 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
3 9 (28.13%) XenApp
4 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (15.63%) Terminal Services
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
1 3 (9.38%) ARCserve
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) VMware
3 11 (34.38%) Citrix
4 4 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.13%) Altiris
5 1 (3.13%) Progress
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) BMC