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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 72 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCP 6 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.09% 1.88% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.31% 5.50% 4.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 5
Average salary £34,000 £46,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.08% -8.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
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
181 200 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 32.91% 34.19% 34.65%
Number of salaries quoted 156 145 99
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +12.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Watford region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Watford

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (62.50%) Office 365
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) MCSE
3 5 (62.50%) MCSA
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) DHCP
3 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) SCCM
3 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
5 2 (25.00%) ACSP
5 2 (25.00%) IPsec
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (12.50%) COM
6 1 (12.50%) HTTP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DHCP
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) IPsec
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) HTTP
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (50.00%) Project Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) MCSE
1 5 (62.50%) MCSA
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) ACSP
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper