The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 81 101 82
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCP 42 17 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.26% 1.08% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.97% 3.19% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 42 17 26
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
MCP
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
527 533 661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.41% 33.71% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 418 448 572
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,225 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MCP
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

MCP Salary Trend in Bristol

MCP
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 70 (92.11%) Microsoft
2 68 (89.47%) Windows
3 46 (60.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 34 (44.74%) SQL Server
6 31 (40.79%) MS Exchange
6 31 (40.79%) MCTS
7 28 (36.84%) VMware
8 25 (32.89%) WCF
8 25 (32.89%) MCSD
8 25 (32.89%) .NET
8 25 (32.89%) C#
8 25 (32.89%) ASP.NET
9 24 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 24 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (30.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (27.63%) Unity DI Container
11 21 (27.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 21 (27.63%) Castle Windsor
11 21 (27.63%) Ninject
11 21 (27.63%) Razor View Engine
11 21 (27.63%) Web Application Development
11 21 (27.63%) Spring.NET
11 21 (27.63%) Hyper-V
11 21 (27.63%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (27.63%) Dependency Injection
11 21 (27.63%) Inversion of Control
11 21 (27.63%) MSTest
11 21 (27.63%) MVVM

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 31 (40.79%) MS Exchange
2 24 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
3 23 (30.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (26.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2000
5 16 (21.05%) SharePoint
6 9 (11.84%) IIS
7 5 (6.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 16 (21.05%) MS Office
3 4 (5.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.16%) Firewall
2 7 (9.21%) DNS
3 5 (6.58%) ISDN
3 5 (6.58%) VPN
3 5 (6.58%) MPLS
3 5 (6.58%) VLAN
4 4 (5.26%) DHCP
4 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.26%) Intranet
5 3 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (44.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (27.63%) NUnit
1 21 (27.63%) MSTest
1 21 (27.63%) Rhino Mocks
1 21 (27.63%) Moq
General
1 4 (5.26%) Back Office
2 3 (3.95%) Advertising
3 2 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (32.89%) Developer
2 21 (27.63%) .NET Developer
3 12 (15.79%) Consultant
3 12 (15.79%) Wintel Consultant
4 9 (11.84%) Support Engineer
5 7 (9.21%) Analyst
5 7 (9.21%) Architect
6 5 (6.58%) Service Manager
6 5 (6.58%) Service Desk Manager
6 5 (6.58%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Wintel Architect
6 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.26%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Software Licensing Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (5.26%) IT Support
8 3 (3.95%) Change Consultant
8 3 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.89%) .NET
1 25 (32.89%) ASP.NET
1 25 (32.89%) WCF
2 21 (27.63%) WPF
2 21 (27.63%) WinForms
2 21 (27.63%) Spring.NET
2 21 (27.63%) ASP.NET MVC
2 21 (27.63%) Castle Windsor
2 21 (27.63%) Ninject
2 21 (27.63%) Razor View Engine
2 21 (27.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 21 (27.63%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (5.26%) Ajax
3 4 (5.26%) Silverlight
3 4 (5.26%) CSS
3 4 (5.26%) Web Services
3 4 (5.26%) XHTML
3 4 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (27.63%) Inversion of Control
2 20 (26.32%) Blackberry
3 17 (22.37%) Clustering
4 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.95%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 68 (89.47%) Windows
2 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 11 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (14.47%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 4 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.95%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.95%) CentOS
7 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.95%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (27.63%) Dependency Injection
2 21 (27.63%) MVVM
2 21 (27.63%) MVC
2 21 (27.63%) Scrum
2 21 (27.63%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.63%) TDD
2 21 (27.63%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (27.63%) Kanban
2 21 (27.63%) Web Application Development
3 17 (22.37%) Change Control
4 10 (13.16%) ITIL
4 10 (13.16%) Service Management
5 9 (11.84%) Configuration Management
5 9 (11.84%) Problem Management
6 8 (10.53%) Asset Management
7 7 (9.21%) CRM
7 7 (9.21%) Software Deployment
8 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.58%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.89%) C#
2 16 (21.05%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.21%) SQL
4 1 (1.32%) VBScript
4 1 (1.32%) VB
4 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (60.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (40.79%) MCTS
3 25 (32.89%) MCSD
4 21 (27.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 21 (27.63%) MCAD
5 15 (19.74%) MCSE
6 12 (15.79%) Degree
7 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
7 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
8 9 (11.84%) MCSA
9 6 (7.89%) MCITP
10 5 (6.58%) CCA
10 5 (6.58%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (5.26%) CCSP
12 3 (3.95%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.11%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (30.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (27.63%) Hyper-V
4 17 (22.37%) XenApp
4 17 (22.37%) VMware ESX
4 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 12 (15.79%) Terminal Services
6 4 (5.26%) vSphere
7 3 (3.95%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Backup Exec
2 5 (6.58%) ARCserve
2 5 (6.58%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (6.58%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.63%) SCCM
3 2 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (92.11%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.84%) VMware
3 19 (25.00%) Citrix
4 9 (11.84%) Symantec
5 5 (6.58%) Cisco
6 3 (3.95%) Oracle
6 3 (3.95%) McAfee
6 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.95%) Dell
7 1 (1.32%) Apple
7 1 (1.32%) HP
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 days ago