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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 122 114 110
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 17 25 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.77% 1.01% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 2.43% 3.38%
Number of salaries quoted 15 19 28
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,800 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £64,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -20.00%
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
786 1028 857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 35.60% 41.38% 38.11%
Number of salaries quoted 557 649 648
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 28 August 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Reading

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 39 (82.98%) Microsoft
2 32 (68.09%) Active Directory
3 30 (63.83%) Windows
4 29 (61.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (57.45%) ITIL
5 27 (57.45%) MCSE
6 21 (44.68%) Security Cleared
7 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
8 16 (34.04%) DV Cleared
9 15 (31.91%) Symantec
9 15 (31.91%) MS Exchange
9 15 (31.91%) CCNA
9 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (29.79%) HP
10 14 (29.79%) MS Excel
10 14 (29.79%) VMware
10 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (27.66%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
12 10 (21.28%) Terminal Services
12 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
12 10 (21.28%) SLA
12 10 (21.28%) MS Visio
13 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
14 8 (17.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2000
15 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (14.89%) Citrix

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 15 (31.91%) MS Exchange
2 13 (27.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (14.89%) Exchange Server 2000
6 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (10.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (4.26%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (29.79%) MS Excel
2 10 (21.28%) MS Visio
3 5 (10.64%) MS Office
4 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Firewall
2 5 (10.64%) VLAN
2 5 (10.64%) SAN
2 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) LAN
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.13%) VPN
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Support Engineer
2 14 (29.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (21.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Support
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) IT Support
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Junior
7 2 (4.26%) DBA
7 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Wintel Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Security Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Junior DBA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Clustering
2 5 (10.64%) Fat Client
2 5 (10.64%) Thin Client
2 5 (10.64%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (63.83%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.13%) Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (57.45%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
3 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (10.64%) ITIL V2
3 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.51%) Time Management
4 4 (8.51%) DevOps
4 4 (8.51%) Change Control
5 3 (6.38%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Analytics
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.13%) Server Building
7 1 (2.13%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.13%) VBScript
3 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (61.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (57.45%) MCSE
3 21 (44.68%) Security Cleared
4 17 (36.17%) SC Cleared
5 16 (34.04%) DV Cleared
6 15 (31.91%) CCNA
6 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (17.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (12.77%) MCSA
9 5 (10.64%) MCITP
10 3 (6.38%) A+ Certification
11 2 (4.26%) MCTS
12 1 (2.13%) Degree
12 1 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (2.13%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (68.09%) Active Directory
2 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (21.28%) Terminal Services
4 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
5 5 (10.64%) VMware ESX
5 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (8.51%) XenApp
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) ARCserve
1 5 (10.64%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (10.64%) NetBackup
2 4 (8.51%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 39 (82.98%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) Symantec
3 14 (29.79%) VMware
3 14 (29.79%) HP
4 7 (14.89%) Citrix
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) Avaya
6 1 (2.13%) Intel
6 1 (2.13%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.13%) McAfee
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