The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 105 114 115
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 42 30 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.61% 1.24% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.98% 3.50% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 34 26 13
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £16,750 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £40,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
MCP
Berkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1054 857 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 40.48% 35.50% 36.03%
Number of salaries quoted 599 613 615
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MCP
Salary Trend in Reading

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

MCP Salary Trend in Reading

MCP
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Reading

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 65 (97.01%) Microsoft
2 52 (77.61%) Windows
3 42 (62.69%) Active Directory
4 32 (47.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (47.76%) MS Exchange
5 31 (46.27%) MS Excel
5 31 (46.27%) Security Cleared
6 30 (44.78%) SC Cleared
7 25 (37.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (35.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (35.82%) Exchange Server 2000
8 24 (35.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 24 (35.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (32.84%) MCSE
9 22 (32.84%) VMware
9 22 (32.84%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (31.34%) XenApp
10 21 (31.34%) VMware ESX
10 21 (31.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 21 (31.34%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (31.34%) Citrix
11 19 (28.36%) ITIL
11 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (26.87%) DV Cleared
13 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (25.37%) Clustering
13 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (25.37%) Blackberry
13 17 (25.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 17 (25.37%) Change Control

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 32 (47.76%) MS Exchange
2 24 (35.82%) Exchange Server 2000
2 24 (35.82%) Exchange Server 2003
2 24 (35.82%) Exchange Server 2007
2 24 (35.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (32.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (25.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (13.43%) Documentum
5 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (46.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.96%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.48%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.99%) VPN
2 2 (2.99%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.49%) LAN
3 1 (1.49%) PBX
3 1 (1.49%) VoIP
3 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.49%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Support Engineer
2 23 (34.33%) Consultant
3 15 (22.39%) Wintel Consultant
4 14 (20.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 14 (20.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (13.43%) Technical Support
5 9 (13.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (13.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Technical Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Architect
7 7 (10.45%) Technical Support Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) Wintel Architect
8 6 (8.96%) Security Support Engineer
8 6 (8.96%) Security Engineer
9 5 (7.46%) Designer
10 4 (5.97%) Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) Senior Consultant
11 3 (4.48%) Change Consultant
11 3 (4.48%) 1st Line Support
12 2 (2.99%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Web Services
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) ADO.NET
2 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.49%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) XML
2 1 (1.49%) DAO
2 1 (1.49%) NHibernate
2 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.49%) WCF
2 1 (1.49%) WF
2 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 1 (1.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.37%) Blackberry
1 17 (25.37%) Clustering
2 1 (1.49%) IPTV
2 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 52 (77.61%) Windows
2 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (20.90%) Windows 7
5 12 (17.91%) Windows XP
6 8 (11.94%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.48%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.99%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (28.36%) ITIL
3 17 (25.37%) Change Control
4 15 (22.39%) Configuration Management
5 9 (13.43%) Network Management
6 8 (11.94%) Software Asset Management
6 8 (11.94%) Software License Management
6 8 (11.94%) Software Licensing
6 8 (11.94%) Service Delivery
6 8 (11.94%) Asset Management
7 6 (8.96%) IT Asset Management
8 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.49%) Time Management
9 1 (1.49%) MVC
9 1 (1.49%) Workflow
9 1 (1.49%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) PowerShell
2 11 (16.42%) SQL
3 3 (4.48%) C
4 2 (2.99%) C#
4 2 (2.99%) VBScript
4 2 (2.99%) VB
5 1 (1.49%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.49%) C++
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (47.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (46.27%) Security Cleared
3 30 (44.78%) SC Cleared
4 22 (32.84%) MCSE
5 21 (31.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (26.87%) DV Cleared
7 10 (14.93%) MCSA
8 9 (13.43%) MCTS
9 3 (4.48%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.49%) MCITP
10 1 (1.49%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.49%) CCNA
10 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (62.69%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.34%) VMware ESX
2 21 (31.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (31.34%) XenApp
3 17 (25.37%) Hyper-V
3 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (11.94%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 16 (23.88%) SCCM
2 9 (13.43%) SCOM
2 9 (13.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (4.48%) ARCserve
3 3 (4.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.48%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 65 (97.01%) Microsoft
2 22 (32.84%) VMware
3 21 (31.34%) Citrix
4 10 (14.93%) EMC
4 10 (14.93%) Symantec
5 9 (13.43%) HP
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) NetApp
8 1 (1.49%) Sybase
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco
8 1 (1.49%) Mitel
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