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 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 64 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Permanent jobs citing MCP 7 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.28% 0.79% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.55% 2.54% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 0
Average salary £46,000 £24,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+91.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £29,700 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.80% +4.16%
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
197 118 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 36.01% 31.13% 22.19%
Number of salaries quoted 138 95 56
Average salary £46,000 £40,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 16 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Watford

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (91.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
4 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
5 12 (52.17%) MS Exchange
6 11 (47.83%) MCSE
6 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
7 9 (39.13%) MCITP
8 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (30.43%) LAN
9 7 (30.43%) SQL
9 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
9 7 (30.43%) Windows 8
10 6 (26.09%) MCTS
10 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (26.09%) Cisco
10 6 (26.09%) MS Office
10 6 (26.09%) SAN
10 6 (26.09%) VMware
11 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
11 5 (21.74%) MCSA
11 5 (21.74%) SCCM
11 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (17.39%) Network Security
12 4 (17.39%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (17.39%) Lync

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 12 (52.17%) MS Exchange
2 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
5 4 (17.39%) Lync
6 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
7 1 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (26.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) LAN
1 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
2 6 (26.09%) SAN
3 4 (17.39%) Network Security
3 4 (17.39%) ADSL
3 4 (17.39%) VPN
3 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 4 (17.39%) Ethernet
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
4 3 (13.04%) HTTPS
4 3 (13.04%) PBX
4 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) IT Support
2 4 (17.39%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (8.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) Windows 8
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
7 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
1 4 (17.39%) Data Security
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
2 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) Line Management
3 2 (8.70%) Coaching
3 2 (8.70%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL V2
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (47.83%) MCSE
3 9 (39.13%) MCITP
4 6 (26.09%) MCTS
5 5 (21.74%) MCSA
6 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (17.39%) A+ Certification
7 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (13.04%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) Dell
4 3 (13.04%) Avaya
4 3 (13.04%) Remedy
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Lotus
6 1 (4.35%) Apple