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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 94 107 97
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCP 14 11 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.07% 0.70% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.55% 2.73% 4.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 24
Average salary £28,500 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.75% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £42,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-11.42% -6.66%
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
394 403 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 30.10% 25.77% 29.03%
Number of salaries quoted 322 332 442
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,172 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +17 12 £28,500 -28.75%
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 26 (81.25%) MS Excel
3 22 (68.75%) Windows
4 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (50.00%) ITIL
6 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
7 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
8 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (28.13%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (25.00%) VMware
11 6 (18.75%) Firewall
11 6 (18.75%) Firmware
11 6 (18.75%) Citrix
11 6 (18.75%) SLA
11 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
11 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (15.63%) Web Development
12 5 (15.63%) Degree
12 5 (15.63%) MCSE
12 5 (15.63%) MCSA
12 5 (15.63%) VoIP
13 4 (12.50%) MVC
13 4 (12.50%) .NET
13 4 (12.50%) C#
13 4 (12.50%) HTML
13 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
13 4 (12.50%) CSS
13 4 (12.50%) jQuery
13 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (81.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) Firewall
2 5 (15.63%) VoIP
3 3 (9.38%) WAN
3 3 (9.38%) VPN
4 2 (6.25%) DNS
4 2 (6.25%) IPv4
4 2 (6.25%) SAN
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) MPLS
4 2 (6.25%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
4 2 (6.25%) PBX
5 1 (3.13%) ADSL
5 1 (3.13%) Broadband
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) NUnit
1 4 (12.50%) MSTest
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Help Desk Manager
1 11 (34.38%) Support Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Help Desk Support
3 9 (28.13%) Senior Manager
3 9 (28.13%) Help Desk Supervisor
3 9 (28.13%) Service Desk Supervisor
3 9 (28.13%) IT Support
4 5 (15.63%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Lead Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Technical Leader
5 4 (12.50%) Lead C# Developer
5 4 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Network Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Support Manager
8 1 (3.13%) IT Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
1 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 4 (12.50%) CSS
1 4 (12.50%) Ajax
1 4 (12.50%) jQuery
1 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.25%) Social Network
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Web Development
3 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 4 (12.50%) MVC
4 3 (9.38%) Time Management
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Management
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.13%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (28.13%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
3 5 (15.63%) MCSE
3 5 (15.63%) MCSA
4 2 (6.25%) CCNP
4 2 (6.25%) CCNA
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) Firmware
2 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) DameWare
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
1 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
5 2 (6.25%) Kaspersky
5 2 (6.25%) Apple
6 1 (3.13%) Altiris
6 1 (3.13%) Draytek
6 1 (3.13%) Trend Micro