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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 62 61 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.41% 0.65% 2.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.11% 2.12% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 16
Average salary £25,500 £35,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.67% -10.62%
UK excluding London average salary £29,700 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.80% +4.16%
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
180 189 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 37.19% 30.73% 36.09%
Number of salaries quoted 158 144 188
Average salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £24,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (75.00%) WSDL
2 6 (75.00%) Ajax
2 6 (75.00%) MCTS
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (75.00%) MCITP
2 6 (75.00%) WCF
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) MCSD
2 6 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) MCDBA
2 6 (75.00%) LDAP
2 6 (75.00%) jQuery
2 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (75.00%) HTML5
2 6 (75.00%) CSS3
2 6 (75.00%) Office 365
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LDAP
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) SharePoint Developer
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) WSDL
1 6 (75.00%) Ajax
1 6 (75.00%) WCF
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
1 6 (75.00%) Web Services
1 6 (75.00%) XML
1 6 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) jQuery
1 6 (75.00%) HTML5
1 6 (75.00%) CSS3
2 3 (37.50%) XSL
2 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (37.50%) LINQ
2 3 (37.50%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (37.50%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Replication
1 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) OOA/OOD
1 3 (37.50%) OO
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
2 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
1 6 (75.00%) C#
1 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCTS
2 6 (75.00%) MCITP
2 6 (75.00%) MCSD
2 6 (75.00%) MCDBA
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco