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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 104 107 108
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 37 30 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.47% 1.31% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 3.48% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 30 28 23
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £16,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £42,650 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +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
1017 862 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 40.44% 37.61% 35.67%
Number of salaries quoted 628 637 603
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Reading

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 67 (97.10%) Microsoft
2 59 (85.51%) Windows
3 44 (63.77%) Active Directory
4 39 (56.52%) MS Exchange
5 36 (52.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (47.83%) MS Excel
7 32 (46.38%) SC Cleared
7 32 (46.38%) Security Cleared
8 27 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (37.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (34.78%) VMware
10 24 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
11 23 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 23 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 23 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 22 (31.88%) MCSE
12 22 (31.88%) ITIL
13 20 (28.99%) VMware ESX
13 20 (28.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (28.99%) Citrix
13 20 (28.99%) Windows 7
13 20 (28.99%) Exchange Server 2013
14 19 (27.54%) XenApp
15 18 (26.09%) DV Cleared
16 17 (24.64%) Clustering
16 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 17 (24.64%) Blackberry
16 17 (24.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 39 (56.52%) MS Exchange
2 23 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2000
2 23 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 23 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 23 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (28.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (24.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (15.94%) SharePoint
6 8 (11.59%) Documentum
7 3 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (4.35%) Lync
8 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.14%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.80%) LAN
1 4 (5.80%) WAN
2 3 (4.35%) DHCP
2 3 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (4.35%) VPN
2 3 (4.35%) DNS
2 3 (4.35%) SAN
2 3 (4.35%) MPLS
2 3 (4.35%) Firewall
2 3 (4.35%) Wireless
3 1 (1.45%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.45%) PBX
3 1 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.45%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
1 3 (4.35%) Billing
2 1 (1.45%) German Language
2 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Support Engineer
2 21 (30.43%) Consultant
3 18 (26.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 14 (20.29%) Wintel Consultant
6 9 (13.04%) Technical Engineer
7 8 (11.59%) Technical Support Engineer
7 8 (11.59%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (11.59%) Technical Support
7 8 (11.59%) Architect
7 8 (11.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (10.14%) Security Support Engineer
8 7 (10.14%) Wintel Architect
8 7 (10.14%) Security Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) Designer
10 3 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) Web Services
1 2 (2.90%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) ADO.NET
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
2 1 (1.45%) XML
2 1 (1.45%) DAO
2 1 (1.45%) NHibernate
2 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.45%) WCF
2 1 (1.45%) WF
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 1 (1.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Blackberry
1 17 (24.64%) Clustering
2 1 (1.45%) IPTV
2 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 59 (85.51%) Windows
2 27 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (28.99%) Windows 7
5 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (20.29%) Windows XP
7 13 (18.84%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.35%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) Disaster Recovery
2 22 (31.88%) ITIL
3 17 (24.64%) Change Control
4 15 (21.74%) Configuration Management
5 8 (11.59%) Network Management
6 6 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 6 (8.70%) Software Asset Management
6 6 (8.70%) Software License Management
6 6 (8.70%) Software Licensing
7 4 (5.80%) IT Asset Management
7 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.35%) Network Design
8 3 (4.35%) Project Management
8 3 (4.35%) Security Management
9 1 (1.45%) MVC
9 1 (1.45%) Workflow
9 1 (1.45%) UML
9 1 (1.45%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.29%) PowerShell
2 9 (13.04%) SQL
3 3 (4.35%) VBScript
3 3 (4.35%) VB
3 3 (4.35%) C
4 2 (2.90%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) C++
5 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (52.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (46.38%) SC Cleared
2 32 (46.38%) Security Cleared
3 22 (31.88%) MCSE
4 20 (28.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (26.09%) DV Cleared
6 15 (21.74%) MCSA
7 14 (20.29%) MCTS
8 1 (1.45%) MCITP
8 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.45%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.45%) CCNA
8 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) SLA
2 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (63.77%) Active Directory
2 23 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (28.99%) VMware ESX
4 19 (27.54%) XenApp
5 17 (24.64%) Hyper-V
5 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 8 (11.59%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (18.84%) SCCM
2 8 (11.59%) SCOM
2 8 (11.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (7.25%) ARCserve
3 5 (7.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (7.25%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.90%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 67 (97.10%) Microsoft
2 24 (34.78%) VMware
3 20 (28.99%) Citrix
4 13 (18.84%) Symantec
5 10 (14.49%) HP
6 9 (13.04%) EMC
7 4 (5.80%) Cisco
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle
8 3 (4.35%) Sage
8 3 (4.35%) Aruba
9 2 (2.90%) IBM
10 1 (1.45%) Sybase
10 1 (1.45%) NetApp
10 1 (1.45%) Mitel
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