Period
to 18 August 2018

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 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 227 252
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCP 36 39 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 0.60% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.18% 2.10% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 23 21 64
Berkshire median annual salary £40,000 £25,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +56.86% -30.14% +35.19%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,250 £24,825
90th Percentile £81,250 £40,000 £53,750
South East median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +16.07%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,653 1,855 2,952
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 25.09% 28.75% 32.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,270 1,423 2,254
Berkshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.52% +10.53%
10th Percentile £26,975 £24,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,250 £72,500 £76,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +2.27%

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 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 15 £65,000 +154.90%
Bracknell -12 6 £35,000 -
Maidenhead -53 5 £23,500 -
Newbury - 3 £60,000 -
Slough +5 1 £30,000 +21.21%
MCP
South East

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 27 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 23 (63.89%) MCSE
3 22 (61.11%) Windows
4 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 18 (50.00%) Office 365
5 17 (47.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (41.67%) ITIL
7 14 (38.89%) Presales
8 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
9 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (33.33%) Project Management
10 10 (27.78%) Customer Engagement
10 10 (27.78%) Enterprise Architecture
10 10 (27.78%) Network Security
10 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
10 10 (27.78%) Vendor Relationship Management
11 9 (25.00%) Citrix
12 8 (22.22%) MCSA
12 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
13 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
13 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
13 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
13 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
13 7 (19.44%) SCOM
13 7 (19.44%) SQL
13 7 (19.44%) VMware
14 6 (16.67%) SQL Server

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 4 (11.11%) IIS
1 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (8.33%) GroupWise
2 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (50.00%) Office 365
2 17 (47.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) Network Security
2 5 (13.89%) DNS
2 5 (13.89%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (8.33%) Skype
4 2 (5.56%) LAN
4 2 (5.56%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) DECT
5 1 (2.78%) SAN
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Marketing
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Architect
1 10 (27.78%) Technical Architect
2 9 (25.00%) Administrator
2 9 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (16.67%) Consultant
3 6 (16.67%) IT Administrator
3 6 (16.67%) IT Systems Administrator
4 5 (13.89%) Lead Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Technical Leader
5 4 (11.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.33%) Exchange Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) IT Support
6 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Wintel Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) Wintel Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) IT Technician
7 2 (5.56%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Blog
3 2 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
5 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) ITIL
2 14 (38.89%) Presales
3 12 (33.33%) Project Management
4 10 (27.78%) Customer Engagement
4 10 (27.78%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (27.78%) Vendor Relationship Management
5 8 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (16.67%) Document Management
6 6 (16.67%) Metadata Management
7 5 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (13.89%) Programme Management
7 5 (13.89%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (13.89%) Time Management
7 5 (13.89%) Workflow
8 3 (8.33%) Analytical Thinking
8 3 (8.33%) Capacity Management
8 3 (8.33%) Change Management
8 3 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
8 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
1 7 (19.44%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (63.89%) MCSE
3 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 8 (22.22%) MCSA
5 6 (16.67%) Degree
5 6 (16.67%) MCITP
6 5 (13.89%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.78%) CCNA
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.11%) XenApp
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (8.33%) NDS
4 3 (8.33%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) SCOM
2 6 (16.67%) SCCM
3 3 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) Citrix
3 7 (19.44%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) Capita
5 5 (13.89%) NETGEAR
5 5 (13.89%) Sophos
6 2 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco
7 1 (2.78%) Mitel