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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 123 97 106
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 24 55 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.92% 2.16% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 5.78% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 14 48 25
Average salary £34,000 £32,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -14.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £61,300 £42,650 £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
1124 952 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 43.30% 37.38% 33.43%
Number of salaries quoted 584 640 576
Average salary £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,460
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £68,100
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 19 December 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Reading

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 60 (98.36%) Microsoft
2 42 (68.85%) Windows
3 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
4 35 (57.38%) MS Excel
5 28 (45.90%) Security Cleared
6 25 (40.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (39.34%) VMware
7 24 (39.34%) MS Exchange
8 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
8 23 (37.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (37.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (36.07%) Citrix
9 22 (36.07%) VMware ESX
9 22 (36.07%) XenApp
9 22 (36.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (36.07%) Exchange Server 2000
9 22 (36.07%) Exchange Server 2003
9 22 (36.07%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (36.07%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (32.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 20 (32.79%) MCSE
11 19 (31.15%) ITIL
12 17 (27.87%) DV Cleared
13 16 (26.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (24.59%) Hyper-V
14 15 (24.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 15 (24.59%) SCCM
14 15 (24.59%) Blackberry
14 15 (24.59%) Clustering
14 15 (24.59%) Change Control

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 24 (39.34%) MS Exchange
2 22 (36.07%) Exchange Server 2000
2 22 (36.07%) Exchange Server 2003
2 22 (36.07%) Exchange Server 2007
2 22 (36.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (32.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (24.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
5 8 (13.11%) Documentum
Applications
1 35 (57.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS Office
3 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
1 5 (8.20%) VPN
1 5 (8.20%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.64%) Finance
1 1 (1.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Consultant
2 14 (22.95%) Support Engineer
3 13 (21.31%) Wintel Consultant
4 9 (14.75%) Architect
5 8 (13.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (13.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Wintel Architect
6 7 (11.48%) Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (8.20%) Designer
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Technical Support
9 4 (6.56%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (6.56%) Support Technician
10 3 (4.92%) Technical Support Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) .NET
1 1 (1.64%) ADO.NET
1 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.64%) Web Services
1 1 (1.64%) XML
1 1 (1.64%) DAO
1 1 (1.64%) NHibernate
1 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.64%) WCF
1 1 (1.64%) WF
1 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC 2
1 1 (1.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Blackberry
1 15 (24.59%) Clustering
2 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 42 (68.85%) Windows
2 13 (21.31%) Windows XP
3 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (9.84%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.20%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (31.15%) ITIL
3 15 (24.59%) Change Control
4 12 (19.67%) Configuration Management
5 11 (18.03%) Service Delivery
6 8 (13.11%) Asset Management
6 8 (13.11%) Software Asset Management
6 8 (13.11%) Software License Management
6 8 (13.11%) Software Licensing
6 8 (13.11%) Network Management
7 6 (9.84%) IT Asset Management
8 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.28%) Time Management
10 1 (1.64%) MVC
10 1 (1.64%) Workflow
10 1 (1.64%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) PowerShell
2 10 (16.39%) SQL
3 2 (3.28%) VBScript
3 2 (3.28%) VB
4 1 (1.64%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (45.90%) Security Cleared
2 25 (40.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
4 22 (36.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (32.79%) MCSE
6 17 (27.87%) DV Cleared
7 6 (9.84%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (6.56%) MCSA
9 2 (3.28%) MCTS
10 1 (1.64%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.64%) CCNA
10 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
2 23 (37.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (36.07%) XenApp
3 22 (36.07%) VMware ESX
4 16 (26.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 15 (24.59%) Hyper-V
6 9 (14.75%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (24.59%) SCCM
2 8 (13.11%) SCOM
2 8 (13.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (6.56%) ARCserve
3 4 (6.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (6.56%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 60 (98.36%) Microsoft
2 24 (39.34%) VMware
3 22 (36.07%) Citrix
4 9 (14.75%) HP
4 9 (14.75%) EMC
4 9 (14.75%) Symantec
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco
6 2 (3.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.64%) Sybase
7 1 (1.64%) NetApp