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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 198 160
Rank change year-on-year +29 -38  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 14 24 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.41% 0.48% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 1.47% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8 22 52
Median salary £28,500 £30,750 £42,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.31% -28.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £25,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £46,750 £68,500
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 972 1631 2058
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.79% 32.70% 37.64%
Number of salaries quoted 703 1273 1379
Median salary £49,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 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 March 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 March 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 +34 8 £25,500 -12.06% 4
Maidenhead -2 6 £70,000 +122.22%
MCP
South East

MCP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

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

1 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
5 17 (40.48%) Windows Server
6 16 (38.10%) MCSE
7 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
7 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (28.57%) MS Office
8 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
9 11 (26.19%) CCNA
9 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (26.19%) Firewall
10 10 (23.81%) ITIL
11 9 (21.43%) SQL
11 9 (21.43%) LAN
12 8 (19.05%) WAN
12 8 (19.05%) VPN
12 8 (19.05%) Problem Management
13 7 (16.67%) Network Security
13 7 (16.67%) MCTS
13 7 (16.67%) CISSP
13 7 (16.67%) MCSA
13 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
13 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (14.29%) VLAN
14 6 (14.29%) SCCM

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 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (11.90%) Skype for Business
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.14%) Documentum
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (28.57%) MS Office
2 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (9.52%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (9.52%) QuarkXPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) TCP/IP
2 11 (26.19%) Firewall
3 9 (21.43%) LAN
4 8 (19.05%) VPN
4 8 (19.05%) WAN
5 7 (16.67%) Network Security
6 6 (14.29%) VLAN
7 4 (9.52%) Internet
7 4 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (7.14%) DHCP
8 3 (7.14%) DNS
8 3 (7.14%) IP Telephony
8 3 (7.14%) Skype
9 2 (4.76%) Kerberos
9 2 (4.76%) PABX
9 2 (4.76%) PBX
9 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
9 2 (4.76%) VoIP
9 2 (4.76%) Wireshark
10 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) InfluxDB
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
General
1 4 (9.52%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Advertising
2 1 (2.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) IT Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) IT Support
3 8 (19.05%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 5 (11.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Consultant
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Applications Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Applications Support
5 4 (9.52%) Asset Management Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Management Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Security Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Computer Science
1 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.52%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (9.52%) PDA
3 3 (7.14%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Windows Server
3 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (9.52%) Linux
7 4 (9.52%) Mac OS
7 4 (9.52%) Mac OS X
7 4 (9.52%) Windows 2000
7 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
7 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 8 (19.05%) Problem Management
3 5 (11.90%) Analytics
3 5 (11.90%) Change Management
4 4 (9.52%) Asset Management
4 4 (9.52%) BCP
4 4 (9.52%) Patch Management
4 4 (9.52%) Presales
4 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 4 (9.52%) SIEM
4 4 (9.52%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.14%) Network Management
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL V2
7 1 (2.38%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.38%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.38%) DevOps
7 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) C
2 5 (11.90%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.90%) Python
3 4 (9.52%) C++
3 4 (9.52%) Objective-C
3 4 (9.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (38.10%) MCSE
3 11 (26.19%) CCNA
3 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (16.67%) CISSP
4 7 (16.67%) MCSA
4 7 (16.67%) MCTS
5 5 (11.90%) Degree
6 4 (9.52%) MCITP
7 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 3 (7.14%) GCIH
7 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.76%) CCNP
8 2 (4.76%) CEH
8 2 (4.76%) CISA
9 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.38%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (2.38%) VCP5
9 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) GPG13
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) Grafana
2 3 (7.14%) Graphite
2 3 (7.14%) Kibana
2 3 (7.14%) WSUS
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.76%) Nessus
4 1 (2.38%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) VMware
3 4 (9.52%) Adobe
3 4 (9.52%) Apple
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
3 4 (9.52%) HP
3 4 (9.52%) LogRhythm
3 4 (9.52%) Quark
3 4 (9.52%) Snow
4 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.14%) Lumension
5 2 (4.76%) Avaya
5 2 (4.76%) Blue Coat
5 2 (4.76%) Mitel
5 2 (4.76%) NEC
6 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) Juniper
6 1 (2.38%) NetApp
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