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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 107 108 73
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -35
Permanent jobs citing MCP 4 11 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.27% 0.70% 2.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 2.46% 8.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 48
Average salary £34,250 £22,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.22% -46.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £20,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £41,500 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -20.00%
MCP
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
456 447 579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 30.96% 28.45% 32.88%
Number of salaries quoted 361 384 474
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -11.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCP Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

MCP
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
Oxford -2 2 £41,000 +34.42%
Bicester - 2 £26,000 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
3 10 (55.56%) VMware
4 8 (44.44%) Citrix
5 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (33.33%) SAN
5 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) MCSE
5 6 (33.33%) MCSA
5 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (27.78%) Firewall
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL
7 4 (22.22%) SLA
7 4 (22.22%) DHCP
7 4 (22.22%) Firmware
7 4 (22.22%) CCNA
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (22.22%) MCTS
8 2 (11.11%) jQuery
8 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) MCITP
8 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SAN
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) LAN
4 2 (11.11%) VoIP
4 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) NUnit
1 2 (11.11%) MSTest
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Support Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Support
3 4 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (22.22%) Support Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Technical Support Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Support Consultant
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Technical Support
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 2 (11.11%) CSS
1 2 (11.11%) Ajax
1 2 (11.11%) jQuery
1 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.11%) Change Management
2 2 (11.11%) MVC
2 2 (11.11%) Data Management
2 2 (11.11%) Web Development
2 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (33.33%) MCSE
2 6 (33.33%) MCSA
3 4 (22.22%) CCNA
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (22.22%) MCTS
4 2 (11.11%) MCITP
4 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.11%) CCNP
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (22.22%) Firmware
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) Citrix
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam