The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 74 75 55
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCP 3 1 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.39% 0.13% 2.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 0.42% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 28
Average salary £41,000 £35,000 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.14% -13.58%
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -20.00%
MCP
Oxfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
239 238 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 31.32% 30.79% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 190 219 266
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £67,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

MCP
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

MCP Salary Trend in Oxford

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 11 (68.75%) MS Excel
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Citrix
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco
5 6 (37.50%) SAN
6 5 (31.25%) Firmware
6 5 (31.25%) SLA
7 3 (18.75%) Firewall
8 2 (12.50%) MVC
8 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
8 2 (12.50%) Change Management
8 2 (12.50%) Ajax
8 2 (12.50%) MCTS
8 2 (12.50%) MCITP
8 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (12.50%) Web Development
8 2 (12.50%) NUnit
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (12.50%) CCNA
8 2 (12.50%) MCSE
8 2 (12.50%) MCSA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (68.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) NUnit
1 2 (12.50%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Support Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Support Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Support Consultant
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Technical Support
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) Ajax
1 2 (12.50%) jQuery
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) Change Management
1 2 (12.50%) MVC
1 2 (12.50%) Web Development
1 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCTS
2 2 (12.50%) MCITP
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) MCSA
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (31.25%) Firmware
4 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
1 11 (68.75%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Veeam