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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 115 106 98
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 25 29 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.99% 1.29% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.41% 3.38% 4.07%
Number of salaries quoted 19 28 28
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £16,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £43,000 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,950 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.13% +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
1038 857 737
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.26% 38.07% 36.18%
Number of salaries quoted 653 648 631
Average salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Reading

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 56 (98.25%) Microsoft
2 48 (84.21%) Windows
3 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 33 (57.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (52.63%) MS Excel
5 29 (50.88%) MS Exchange
6 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (43.86%) SC Cleared
7 25 (43.86%) Security Cleared
8 24 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (38.60%) ITIL
10 20 (35.09%) MCSE
10 20 (35.09%) Windows 7
11 16 (28.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (28.07%) DV Cleared
11 16 (28.07%) MCSA
12 15 (26.32%) MCTS
13 14 (24.56%) VMware
13 14 (24.56%) Windows XP
13 14 (24.56%) Windows 8
14 13 (22.81%) Configuration Management
14 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2000
15 12 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
15 12 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (19.30%) Symantec
16 11 (19.30%) SCCM

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (50.88%) MS Exchange
2 12 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2000
2 12 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
2 12 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (17.54%) SharePoint
4 9 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (10.53%) Documentum
6 4 (7.02%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (7.02%) Lync
7 2 (3.51%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.28%) MS Visio
3 4 (7.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) WAN
1 5 (8.77%) LAN
2 4 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (7.02%) DHCP
2 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.02%) VPN
2 4 (7.02%) DNS
2 4 (7.02%) SAN
2 4 (7.02%) MPLS
2 4 (7.02%) Firewall
2 4 (7.02%) Wireless
3 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.75%) PBX
4 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
1 4 (7.02%) Billing
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Support Engineer
2 19 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (26.32%) Consultant
3 15 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Technical Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Technical Support Engineer
5 8 (14.04%) Technical Support
6 7 (12.28%) Security Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Wintel Consultant
6 7 (12.28%) Security Support Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (8.77%) Service Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (7.02%) Network Support
9 4 (7.02%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (7.02%) Architect
9 4 (7.02%) Wintel Architect
10 3 (5.26%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) HTML
1 2 (3.51%) .NET
1 2 (3.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Blackberry
1 9 (15.79%) Clustering
2 2 (3.51%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 48 (84.21%) Windows
2 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (35.09%) Windows 7
5 14 (24.56%) Windows 8
5 14 (24.56%) Windows XP
6 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Vista
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) ITIL
2 16 (28.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (22.81%) Configuration Management
4 9 (15.79%) Change Control
5 7 (12.28%) Network Management
6 6 (10.53%) Asset Management
7 4 (7.02%) Project Management
7 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.02%) Security Management
8 3 (5.26%) Network Design
9 1 (1.75%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) C
3 2 (3.51%) C#
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.51%) VBScript
3 2 (3.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (57.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (43.86%) SC Cleared
2 25 (43.86%) Security Cleared
3 20 (35.09%) MCSE
4 16 (28.07%) MCSA
4 16 (28.07%) DV Cleared
5 15 (26.32%) MCTS
6 9 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.51%) MCITP
8 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.75%) CCNA
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) SLA
2 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 9 (15.79%) VMware ESX
3 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (14.04%) XenApp
5 4 (7.02%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) SCCM
2 6 (10.53%) SCOM
2 6 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (5.26%) ARCserve
3 3 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.75%) DameWare
Vendors
1 56 (98.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) VMware
3 11 (19.30%) Symantec
4 10 (17.54%) HP
4 10 (17.54%) Citrix
5 7 (12.28%) EMC
6 5 (8.77%) Cisco
7 4 (7.02%) Sage
7 4 (7.02%) Aruba
8 2 (3.51%) Oracle
8 2 (3.51%) IBM
9 1 (1.75%) NetApp
9 1 (1.75%) Mitel