Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 184 159
Rank change year-on-year +44 -25 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCP 22 16 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.88% 0.43% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 1.22% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 46
Reading median annual salary £25,500 £28,500 £23,579
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +20.87% -11.02%
10th Percentile £22,250 £24,850 £20,813
90th Percentile £38,875 £36,100 £53,125
Berkshire median annual salary £25,500 £34,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -26.09% +25.45% -8.33%

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 Reading.

Academic & Professional Certification
Reading
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 842 1307 1836
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 33.83% 35.15% 38.35%
Number of salaries quoted 616 980 1158
Reading median annual salary £47,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.50% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £23,750 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
Berkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Reading

MCP
Salary Trend in Reading

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

Salary trend for MCP in Reading

MCP
Salary Histogram in Reading

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Reading over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Reading region with a requirement for MCP.

1 14 (63.64%) Windows
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (50.00%) ITIL
4 8 (36.36%) CCNA
4 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 7 (31.82%) LAN
5 7 (31.82%) WAN
6 6 (27.27%) DNS
6 6 (27.27%) MCSE
6 6 (27.27%) SQL
6 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 5 (22.73%) DHCP
8 4 (18.18%) HP
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
9 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
9 3 (13.64%) ITIL V2
9 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
9 3 (13.64%) Coaching
9 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.64%) PBX
10 2 (9.09%) NEC

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) LAN
1 7 (31.82%) WAN
2 6 (27.27%) DNS
3 5 (22.73%) DHCP
4 3 (13.64%) PBX
4 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
5 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
5 2 (9.09%) PABX
5 2 (9.09%) Unified Communications
5 2 (9.09%) VoIP
6 1 (4.55%) Firewall
6 1 (4.55%) HTTP
6 1 (4.55%) SAN
6 1 (4.55%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
1 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
1 1 (4.55%) Automotive
1 1 (4.55%) Back Office
1 1 (4.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) IT Support
2 10 (45.45%) Analyst
3 9 (40.91%) Support Analyst
4 7 (31.82%) Support Engineer
5 6 (27.27%) IT Analyst
5 6 (27.27%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (22.73%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (22.73%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (22.73%) IT Engineer
6 5 (22.73%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (13.64%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (13.64%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (13.64%) Senior IT Support
8 3 (13.64%) Senior Support Analyst
8 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
8 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Cordova
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.55%) Backbone.js
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) Ember.js
1 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) jQuery
1 1 (4.55%) Kendo UI
1 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (4.55%) LINQ
1 1 (4.55%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (4.55%) WCF
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) XSD
1 1 (4.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Fedora
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Coaching
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL V2
2 3 (13.64%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (13.64%) Test Automation
3 2 (9.09%) Change Control
3 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.09%) Defect Management
3 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
3 2 (9.09%) Test Management
3 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.55%) Front End Development
4 1 (4.55%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (36.36%) CCNA
2 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (27.27%) MCSE
4 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) A+ Certification
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) HND
6 1 (4.55%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Avaya
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco
3 2 (9.09%) Mitel
3 2 (9.09%) NEC
4 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.55%) Kaspersky
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) VMware