The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 25 34 40
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 7 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedford 5.26% 2.22% 2.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.95% 6.06% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 8
Median salary £36,250 £28,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.46% -44.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,750 £21,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  

MCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedford
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 39 66 80
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 29.32% 36.67% 28.67%
Number of salaries quoted 33 59 61
Median salary £36,250 £55,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.09% +20.87%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing MCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Bedford

MCP
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

Salary trend for MCP in Bedford

MCP
Salary Histogram in Bedford

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Bedford over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP in Bedford

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for MCP.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) MCSA
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (62.50%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (62.50%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (62.50%) Trend Analysis
4 5 (62.50%) ITIL V3
4 5 (62.50%) High Availability
4 5 (62.50%) Performance Improvement
4 5 (62.50%) Office 365
4 5 (62.50%) IIS
4 5 (62.50%) VBScript
4 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
4 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
5 4 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (50.00%) SaaS
5 4 (50.00%) PaaS
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (62.50%) IIS
1 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (62.50%) Office 365
3 4 (50.00%) PaaS
3 4 (50.00%) SaaS
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Azure Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Server Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (62.50%) High Availability
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL V3
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Improvement
2 5 (62.50%) Trend Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (62.50%) VBScript
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCSA
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CCIP
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) CCSP
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) Draytek
2 1 (12.50%) NETGEAR
2 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL