The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Watford 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 62 57 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 17 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.41% 2.78% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 6.85% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2 15 5
Average salary £27,500 £27,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% -46.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
MCP
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Qualifications Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
140 248 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 28.40% 40.52% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 100 188 68
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

MCP
Salary Trend in Watford

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

MCP Salary Trend in Watford

MCP
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) Mac OS X
3 4 (57.14%) MCDST
3 4 (57.14%) LANDesk
3 4 (57.14%) Android
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Mac OS
3 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
3 4 (57.14%) MobileIron
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) ACSP
5 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
5 2 (28.57%) IPsec
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Firewall
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) MCSA
6 1 (14.29%) CCNA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
1 2 (28.57%) IPsec
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Mac OS X
2 4 (57.14%) Android
2 4 (57.14%) Mac OS
2 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (71.43%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) MCDST
3 2 (28.57%) ACSP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) LANDesk
2 4 (57.14%) MobileIron
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco