The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 189 177
Rank change year-on-year +31 -12  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 21 22 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.64% 0.49% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 1.50% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 37
Median salary £25,500 £37,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.00% +38.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,325 £25,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £37,225 £53,750 £52,200
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

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 Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 934 1464 1777
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.29% 32.28% 35.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1720 2717 2915
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,750 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Berkshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Berkshire

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

Salary trend for MCP in Berkshire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP in Berkshire

MCP
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +33 15 £25,500 -1.92% 1
Maidenhead +12 4 - -
Slough - 2 £29,500 -
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
3 21 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
5 14 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (40.00%) CCNA
5 14 (40.00%) MCSE
6 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
6 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
6 11 (31.43%) ITIL
7 10 (28.57%) Python
7 10 (28.57%) Management Information System
7 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (20.00%) LAN
9 7 (20.00%) WAN
9 7 (20.00%) SQL
9 7 (20.00%) CISSP
9 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 7 (20.00%) SIEM
9 7 (20.00%) Analytics
9 7 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 6 (17.14%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (17.14%) GPG13
10 6 (17.14%) LogRhythm
10 6 (17.14%) Regular Expression
10 6 (17.14%) DNS
10 6 (17.14%) SLA

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 7 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (11.43%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (11.43%) QuarkXPress
4 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
2 7 (20.00%) LAN
2 7 (20.00%) WAN
3 6 (17.14%) DNS
4 5 (14.29%) DHCP
4 5 (14.29%) VPN
5 4 (11.43%) Internet
5 4 (11.43%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (8.57%) Firewall
6 3 (8.57%) PBX
7 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
7 2 (5.71%) PABX
7 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
7 2 (5.71%) VoIP
8 1 (2.86%) HTTP
8 1 (2.86%) Network Security
8 1 (2.86%) SAN
8 1 (2.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) InfluxDB
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.86%) Subversion
2 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (17.14%) Games
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) IT Support
2 10 (28.57%) Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Support Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Support Engineer
4 7 (20.00%) Consultant
5 6 (17.14%) IT Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) IT Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) IT Support Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Professional Services Consultant
5 6 (17.14%) Security Consultant
6 5 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (11.43%) IT Consultant
7 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (11.43%) SIEM Consultant
7 4 (11.43%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Regular Expression
2 5 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.86%) Backbone.js
3 1 (2.86%) Ember.js
3 1 (2.86%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) jQuery
3 1 (2.86%) Kendo UI
3 1 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (2.86%) LINQ
3 1 (2.86%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (2.86%) WCF
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) XSD
3 1 (2.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 7 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
3 4 (11.43%) PDA
4 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (17.14%) Linux
5 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.43%) Mac OS
6 4 (11.43%) Mac OS X
6 4 (11.43%) Windows 2000
6 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.86%) Android
7 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.86%) CentOS
7 1 (2.86%) Fedora
7 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Analytics
2 7 (20.00%) SIEM
3 5 (14.29%) Information Security
3 5 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 4 (11.43%) BCP
4 4 (11.43%) Change Management
4 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.43%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (8.57%) Coaching
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL V2
5 3 (8.57%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.71%) Defect Management
6 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Test Management
6 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) Python
2 7 (20.00%) SQL
3 6 (17.14%) C
3 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.43%) C++
4 4 (11.43%) Objective-C
4 4 (11.43%) Ruby
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (40.00%) CCNA
2 14 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (40.00%) MCSE
3 7 (20.00%) CISSP
4 6 (17.14%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (17.14%) Network+ Certification
4 6 (17.14%) Security+ Certification
5 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared
5 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) Degree
6 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
6 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.86%) HND
7 1 (2.86%) MCSA
7 1 (2.86%) MCSD
7 1 (2.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) GPG13
1 6 (17.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (17.14%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) Grafana
2 1 (2.86%) Graphite
2 1 (2.86%) Kibana
2 1 (2.86%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) LogRhythm
3 4 (11.43%) Adobe
3 4 (11.43%) Apple
3 4 (11.43%) HP
3 4 (11.43%) Quark
4 2 (5.71%) Avaya
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) Mitel
4 2 (5.71%) NEC
5 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.86%) Kaspersky
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.86%) Snow
5 1 (2.86%) VMware
Reading, Berkshire
IDOX plc
Salary: £Competitive with good corporate benefits
Posted: 14 days ago