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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 124 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCP 17 44 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.71% 1.94% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 5.09% 5.91%
Number of salaries quoted 8 39 36
Average salary £38,750 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.16% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,550 £22,000 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £43,000 £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
998 864 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 41.64% 38.10% 31.90%
Number of salaries quoted 583 596 487
Average salary £46,000 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.12% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,100 £57,500 £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 30 January 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Reading

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 61 (98.39%) Microsoft
2 42 (67.74%) Active Directory
3 40 (64.52%) Windows
4 35 (56.45%) MS Excel
5 30 (48.39%) Security Cleared
6 27 (43.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (40.32%) MS Exchange
7 25 (40.32%) SC Cleared
7 25 (40.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (40.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 23 (37.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (37.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (37.10%) VMware
9 22 (35.48%) VMware ESX
9 22 (35.48%) XenApp
9 22 (35.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2000
9 22 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 22 (35.48%) MCSE
9 22 (35.48%) Citrix
10 20 (32.26%) ITIL
10 20 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 19 (30.65%) DV Cleared
12 16 (25.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 15 (24.19%) Hyper-V
13 15 (24.19%) Clustering
13 15 (24.19%) Blackberry
13 15 (24.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (24.19%) Change Control
14 14 (22.58%) HP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (40.32%) MS Exchange
1 25 (40.32%) Exchange Server 2007
1 25 (40.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 22 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2000
2 22 (35.48%) Exchange Server 2003
3 20 (32.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (24.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
6 5 (8.06%) Documentum
7 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (56.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.90%) MS Office
3 6 (9.68%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.06%) Firewall
2 5 (8.06%) VPN
3 1 (1.61%) DNS
3 1 (1.61%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (1.61%) Finance
1 1 (1.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Consultant
2 13 (20.97%) Wintel Consultant
3 12 (19.35%) Support Engineer
4 11 (17.74%) Architect
5 8 (12.90%) Wintel Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (8.06%) Technical Support
7 5 (8.06%) Designer
7 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Support Technician
8 4 (6.45%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Support Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) .NET Framework
1 3 (4.84%) .NET
1 3 (4.84%) ADO.NET
1 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
1 3 (4.84%) XML
1 3 (4.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (3.23%) XSLT
2 2 (3.23%) CSS
2 2 (3.23%) HTML
2 2 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (1.61%) DAO
3 1 (1.61%) WCF
3 1 (1.61%) WF
3 1 (1.61%) NHibernate
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
3 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.19%) Clustering
1 15 (24.19%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 40 (64.52%) Windows
2 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (17.74%) Windows XP
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (9.68%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.06%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.23%) UNIX
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (32.26%) ITIL
3 15 (24.19%) Change Control
4 11 (17.74%) Service Delivery
4 11 (17.74%) Configuration Management
5 8 (12.90%) Asset Management
5 8 (12.90%) Software Asset Management
5 8 (12.90%) Software License Management
5 8 (12.90%) Software Licensing
6 6 (9.68%) IT Asset Management
7 5 (8.06%) Network Management
8 3 (4.84%) MVC
8 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.61%) Workflow
9 1 (1.61%) Time Management
9 1 (1.61%) UML
9 1 (1.61%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.29%) SQL
3 3 (4.84%) C#
4 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.23%) VBScript
4 2 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 27 (43.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (40.32%) SC Cleared
4 22 (35.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 22 (35.48%) MCSE
5 19 (30.65%) DV Cleared
6 6 (9.68%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (4.84%) MCTS
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.23%) CCNA
8 2 (3.23%) MCPD
9 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 23 (37.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (35.48%) VMware ESX
3 22 (35.48%) XenApp
4 16 (25.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 15 (24.19%) Hyper-V
6 9 (14.52%) Terminal Services
7 2 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) SCCM
2 5 (8.06%) SCOM
2 5 (8.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (6.45%) ARCserve
3 4 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (6.45%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 61 (98.39%) Microsoft
2 23 (37.10%) VMware
3 22 (35.48%) Citrix
4 14 (22.58%) HP
5 10 (16.13%) Symantec
6 5 (8.06%) EMC
7 3 (4.84%) Oracle
8 2 (3.23%) IBM
9 1 (1.61%) Cisco
9 1 (1.61%) McAfee
9 1 (1.61%) Sybase
9 1 (1.61%) MobileIron
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