The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 55 59 64
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCP 5 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.93% 1.18% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.21% 3.41% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 6
Average salary £27,500 £36,250 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.13% +68.60%
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 Slough region.

Qualifications Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
156 176 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 29.05% 34.71% 36.46%
Number of salaries quoted 114 139 189
Average salary £52,500 £44,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.31% -7.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

MCP
Salary Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Slough region.

MCP Salary Trend in Slough

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) MS Office
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) OO
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (30.00%) CSS
6 3 (30.00%) SOAP
6 3 (30.00%) XML
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (30.00%) OOD
6 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (30.00%) SLA
6 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) Ajax
6 3 (30.00%) WPF
6 3 (30.00%) jQuery
6 3 (30.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) JSON
6 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Slough 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) WebEx
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Web Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) IT Support
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (30.00%) CSS
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) HTML
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (30.00%) Ajax
1 3 (30.00%) WPF
1 3 (30.00%) jQuery
1 3 (30.00%) JSON
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (30.00%) Ext JS
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (10.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) OOD
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) MVC
2 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) MCTS
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) CISA
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) VMware