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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 72 85 87
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCP 7 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.95% 1.21% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 4.10% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7 12 4
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
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
238 293 246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 32.34% 29.48% 23.14%
Number of salaries quoted 202 273 235
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 October 2014, 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 6 (75.00%) MCSE
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) CCNA
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 5 (62.50%) Data Management
2 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 8
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (62.50%) Analytics
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) MCT
2 5 (62.50%) IIS
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Software License Management
4 1 (12.50%) Database Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WLAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Support Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) IT Support Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Supervisor
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Supervisor
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Management Information System
1 5 (62.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 8
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Data Management
1 5 (62.50%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Software License Management
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) CCNA
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (75.00%) MCSE
1 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 5 (62.50%) MCT
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco