The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Milton Keynes region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 76 45 36
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 22 63 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.66% 5.12% 5.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.93% 15.91% 17.05%
Number of salaries quoted 19 62 56
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
446 396 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 33.63% 32.17% 31.98%
Number of salaries quoted 335 341 296
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
Buckinghamshire

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 18 April 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 36 (78.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (69.57%) Windows
4 27 (58.70%) SQL Server
5 26 (56.52%) Degree
6 21 (45.65%) WCF
6 21 (45.65%) WPF
6 21 (45.65%) C#
6 21 (45.65%) MCAD
6 21 (45.65%) MCSD
6 21 (45.65%) .NET
6 21 (45.65%) MS Excel
7 20 (43.48%) NUnit
8 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (34.78%) MS PowerPoint
9 15 (32.61%) Unit Testing
10 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
11 12 (26.09%) TCP/IP
12 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
13 10 (21.74%) DHCP
13 10 (21.74%) DNS
13 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
14 9 (19.57%) MCSE
14 9 (19.57%) Visual Studio
15 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
16 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
16 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2012

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) Lync
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (45.65%) MS Excel
2 16 (34.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (13.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 10 (21.74%) DHCP
2 10 (21.74%) DNS
3 6 (13.04%) Firewall
4 2 (4.35%) Wireless
4 2 (4.35%) VPN
4 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.35%) VoIP
4 2 (4.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (58.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (15.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (43.48%) NUnit
2 9 (19.57%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Team Leader
2 11 (23.91%) Development Team Leader
2 11 (23.91%) Software Development Team Leader
2 11 (23.91%) Software Team Leader
2 11 (23.91%) Support Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) IT Support
3 9 (19.57%) Developer
3 9 (19.57%) Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) Support Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) IT Support Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) DBA
5 6 (13.04%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.87%) SQL DBA
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) WCF
1 21 (45.65%) WPF
1 21 (45.65%) .NET
2 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
3 5 (10.87%) WinForms
3 5 (10.87%) LINQ
4 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 32 (69.57%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
4 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.35%) Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) Unit Testing
3 6 (13.04%) Data Management
3 6 (13.04%) User Stories
4 5 (10.87%) Scrum
4 5 (10.87%) TDD
5 3 (6.52%) Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Data Security
6 2 (4.35%) Code Coverage
7 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.17%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) C#
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (78.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (56.52%) Degree
3 21 (45.65%) MCAD
3 21 (45.65%) MCSD
4 9 (19.57%) MCSE
5 6 (13.04%) MCDBA
6 3 (6.52%) MCSA
7 2 (4.35%) MCITP
8 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.17%) MCTS
8 1 (2.17%) CNA
8 1 (2.17%) CNE
8 1 (2.17%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) XenServer
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) VMware
3 3 (6.52%) Citrix
3 3 (6.52%) Cisco
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec
4 2 (4.35%) Progress
4 2 (4.35%) Kaspersky
5 1 (2.17%) Computacenter
5 1 (2.17%) Sophos
5 1 (2.17%) Remedy
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