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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 134 124 105
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCP 5 21 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.24% 0.87% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 2.14% 4.97%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 37
Average salary £27,500 £46,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.54% +54.16%
UK excluding London average salary £27,823 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.39% -7.14%
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
759 983 865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 36.11% 40.89% 38.04%
Number of salaries quoted 543 593 599
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £29,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 16 (72.73%) MS Excel
3 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
4 13 (59.09%) Windows
5 12 (54.55%) MCSE
5 12 (54.55%) MS Exchange
5 12 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
6 9 (40.91%) VMware
7 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
8 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (31.82%) Citrix
9 6 (27.27%) LAN
9 6 (27.27%) WAN
9 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
9 6 (27.27%) Firewall
9 6 (27.27%) Blackberry
9 6 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
9 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
9 6 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2000
9 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (22.73%) Office 365
10 5 (22.73%) XenApp
10 5 (22.73%) Skype for Business

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2000
3 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (22.73%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (72.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
1 6 (27.27%) LAN
1 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 6 (27.27%) WAN
2 5 (22.73%) Unified Communications
2 5 (22.73%) VPN
2 5 (22.73%) Wireless
3 4 (18.18%) DHCP
3 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) MPLS
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Consultant
1 6 (27.27%) IT Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) IT Technician
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (4.55%) Junior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 5 (22.73%) Clustering
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (22.73%) Migration
1 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) MCSE
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (22.73%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) MCSA
4 4 (18.18%) MCTS
5 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.55%) MCITP
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (22.73%) Terminal Services
4 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
4 5 (22.73%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Backup Exec
1 5 (22.73%) NetBackup
1 5 (22.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) arcserve
4 5 (22.73%) Symantec
5 1 (4.55%) Apple
5 1 (4.55%) Aruba
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Sophos
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