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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 104 107 119
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCP 46 36 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.84% 1.45% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 3.93% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 29 31 25
Average salary £25,500 £24,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.08% -38.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £20,500 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £43,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
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
1018 916 768
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 40.74% 36.85% 35.52%
Number of salaries quoted 592 650 544
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,876 £30,000 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 17 April 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Reading

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 53 (86.89%) Microsoft
2 45 (73.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (62.30%) Active Directory
4 37 (60.66%) ITIL
4 37 (60.66%) MCSE
5 34 (55.74%) Windows
6 32 (52.46%) Security Cleared
7 28 (45.90%) MS Excel
8 27 (44.26%) HP
8 27 (44.26%) DV Cleared
9 24 (39.34%) SC Cleared
10 17 (27.87%) MS Office
11 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
12 13 (21.31%) CCNA
12 13 (21.31%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (21.31%) Symantec
13 12 (19.67%) Configuration Management
13 12 (19.67%) MS Visio
13 12 (19.67%) SLA
13 12 (19.67%) Windows 7
14 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
15 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (16.39%) VMware
16 9 (14.75%) MCSA
17 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
18 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
18 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 7 (11.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2000
4 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
5 4 (6.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.64%) Lync
7 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (45.90%) MS Excel
2 17 (27.87%) MS Office
3 12 (19.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.84%) Firewall
3 4 (6.56%) VPN
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
4 2 (3.28%) SAN
4 2 (3.28%) DHCP
5 1 (1.64%) VLAN
5 1 (1.64%) NAS
5 1 (1.64%) LAN
5 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
1 4 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (3.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Support Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (19.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 11 (18.03%) Analyst
5 8 (13.11%) Architect
6 6 (9.84%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (8.20%) Security Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Security Support Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Software Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support
8 4 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Support Technician
8 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.92%) DBA
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Support Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (4.92%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) HTML
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
1 4 (6.56%) ADO.NET
1 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET
1 4 (6.56%) CSS
1 4 (6.56%) XML
1 4 (6.56%) XSLT
1 4 (6.56%) .NET Framework
1 4 (6.56%) jQuery
1 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (6.56%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Clustering
2 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 34 (55.74%) Windows
2 12 (19.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (16.39%) Windows XP
4 6 (9.84%) Windows 2000
5 3 (4.92%) Linux
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (60.66%) ITIL
2 12 (19.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (8.20%) Time Management
3 5 (8.20%) ITIL V2
4 4 (6.56%) MVC
4 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.56%) DevOps
5 2 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.28%) Analytics
5 2 (3.28%) Migration
6 1 (1.64%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.64%) Change Control
6 1 (1.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.56%) C#
1 4 (6.56%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.92%) SQL
3 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (73.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (60.66%) MCSE
3 32 (52.46%) Security Cleared
4 27 (44.26%) DV Cleared
5 24 (39.34%) SC Cleared
6 13 (21.31%) CCNA
6 13 (21.31%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (14.75%) MCSA
8 7 (11.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (9.84%) MCTS
10 4 (6.56%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (6.56%) MCPD
11 2 (3.28%) MCITP
11 2 (3.28%) MCDST
12 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.67%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (62.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.28%) XenApp
4 2 (3.28%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) ARCserve
1 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 53 (86.89%) Microsoft
2 27 (44.26%) HP
3 13 (21.31%) Symantec
4 10 (16.39%) VMware
5 5 (8.20%) Citrix
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco
6 2 (3.28%) Intel
7 1 (1.64%) Apple
7 1 (1.64%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.64%) McAfee
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22979 - £24179 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £20000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago