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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 114 98 109
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCP 27 41 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.14% 1.82% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 4.83% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 13 37 28
Average salary £42,500 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,200 £21,400 £24,705
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £40,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
1024 849 676
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 43.28% 37.75% 34.23%
Number of salaries quoted 620 616 511
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 2 March 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Reading

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 64 (96.97%) Microsoft
2 46 (69.70%) Active Directory
3 43 (65.15%) Windows
4 41 (62.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (53.03%) Security Cleared
6 33 (50.00%) MCSE
6 33 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 29 (43.94%) ITIL
8 28 (42.42%) SC Cleared
9 25 (37.88%) DV Cleared
9 25 (37.88%) MS Exchange
10 22 (33.33%) HP
10 22 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (31.82%) VMware
12 19 (28.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2000
13 18 (27.27%) Citrix
14 17 (25.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (25.76%) XenApp
15 16 (24.24%) VMware ESX
15 16 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2003
16 15 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
17 14 (21.21%) MS Office
18 13 (19.70%) Windows XP
18 13 (19.70%) Clustering
18 13 (19.70%) Hyper-V
19 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 12 (18.18%) Symantec

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 25 (37.88%) MS Exchange
2 22 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 22 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2000
4 16 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (12.12%) SharePoint
8 4 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (4.55%) Documentum
10 1 (1.52%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (21.21%) MS Office
3 9 (13.64%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.58%) VPN
2 5 (7.58%) Firewall
3 2 (3.03%) DHCP
3 2 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (1.52%) SAN
4 1 (1.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Support Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Architect
2 12 (18.18%) Consultant
3 10 (15.15%) Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Wintel Consultant
4 9 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (10.61%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Wintel Architect
7 5 (7.58%) Security Support Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Designer
7 5 (7.58%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Technical Support
7 5 (7.58%) Security Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Software Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Support Technician
9 3 (4.55%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
1 5 (7.58%) ADO.NET
1 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
1 5 (7.58%) XML
1 5 (7.58%) .NET Framework
1 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (7.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 4 (6.06%) HTML
2 4 (6.06%) jQuery
2 4 (6.06%) XSLT
2 4 (6.06%) CSS
3 1 (1.52%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) DAO
3 1 (1.52%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.52%) WCF
3 1 (1.52%) WF
3 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Clustering
2 11 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 43 (65.15%) Windows
2 13 (19.70%) Windows XP
3 9 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.61%) Windows 2000
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.03%) Linux
7 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) ITIL
2 17 (25.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 11 (16.67%) Change Control
5 7 (10.61%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.58%) MVC
7 4 (6.06%) Time Management
8 3 (4.55%) Network Management
8 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.03%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.03%) Software Asset Management
9 2 (3.03%) Software License Management
9 2 (3.03%) Software Licensing
9 2 (3.03%) IT Asset Management
10 1 (1.52%) Workflow
10 1 (1.52%) Migration
10 1 (1.52%) UML
10 1 (1.52%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.58%) C#
2 5 (7.58%) SQL
3 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.52%) C
4 1 (1.52%) C++
4 1 (1.52%) VBScript
4 1 (1.52%) VB
4 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 41 (62.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (53.03%) Security Cleared
3 33 (50.00%) MCSE
4 28 (42.42%) SC Cleared
5 25 (37.88%) DV Cleared
6 19 (28.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (10.61%) MCSA
8 6 (9.09%) MCTS
8 6 (9.09%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (7.58%) CCNA
9 5 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (6.06%) MCPD
11 2 (3.03%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.52%) MCDST
12 1 (1.52%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (25.76%) XenApp
4 16 (24.24%) VMware ESX
5 13 (19.70%) Hyper-V
6 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (10.61%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) SCCM
2 3 (4.55%) SCOM
2 3 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.55%) ARCserve
2 3 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (4.55%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 64 (96.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (33.33%) HP
3 21 (31.82%) VMware
4 18 (27.27%) Citrix
5 12 (18.18%) Symantec
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco
7 3 (4.55%) EMC
8 1 (1.52%) Intel
8 1 (1.52%) Apple
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle
8 1 (1.52%) Sybase
8 1 (1.52%) McAfee
8 1 (1.52%) MobileIron
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