The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Oxfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 105 72 93
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +21
Permanent jobs citing MCP 11 50 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.70% 2.84% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.46% 8.64% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 11 48 13
Average salary £22,500 £42,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-46.42% +52.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £27,900 £23,640
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £47,250 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
447 579 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 28.45% 32.88% 32.63%
Number of salaries quoted 384 474 426
Average salary £37,000 £42,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.90% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCP
South East

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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
Banbury - 7 £22,500 -
Oxford -19 2 £30,500 -25.60%
Wallingford - 2 £42,000 -
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (61.90%) MS Excel
3 13 (61.90%) MCSE
3 13 (61.90%) Windows
3 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
4 12 (57.14%) MS Office
5 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
6 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
6 10 (47.62%) Internet
7 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
8 8 (38.10%) QA
9 7 (33.33%) Degree
9 7 (33.33%) C#
9 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
9 7 (33.33%) .NET
10 6 (28.57%) Workflow
11 5 (23.81%) SQL
12 4 (19.05%) HTML
12 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
12 4 (19.05%) XML
13 3 (14.29%) Lua
13 3 (14.29%) Umbraco
13 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
13 3 (14.29%) MCPD
13 3 (14.29%) Web Development
13 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
13 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
13 3 (14.29%) CMS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Umbraco
2 3 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (61.90%) MS Excel
2 12 (57.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Support Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) IT Support
4 5 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (19.05%) Support Technician
5 4 (19.05%) Support Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) IT Support Technician
5 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Support
7 2 (9.52%) Graduate
7 2 (9.52%) Junior
7 2 (9.52%) Developer
7 2 (9.52%) Development Manager
7 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (9.52%) Programmer
7 2 (9.52%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
2 4 (19.05%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 3 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
1 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Workflow
2 3 (14.29%) Web Development
2 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) Scrum
2 3 (14.29%) Web Design
2 3 (14.29%) Process Management
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) ERP
2 3 (14.29%) OOD
3 1 (4.76%) Database Tuning
3 1 (4.76%) Data Management
3 1 (4.76%) Content Management
3 1 (4.76%) Analytics
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C#
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Lua
3 3 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 3 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (61.90%) MCSE
3 7 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (14.29%) MCPD
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (14.29%) CCNA
5 2 (9.52%) MCSA
5 2 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (9.52%) CWNA
5 2 (9.52%) MCITP
6 1 (4.76%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (38.10%) QA
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Epicor
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) VMware