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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 101 122 99
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCP 28 19 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.42% 0.97% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.49% 3.03% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 27 19 19
Average salary £39,500 £43,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.13% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £22,400 £19,400
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £52,500 £26,700
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
623 628 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 31.67% 32.07% 35.90%
Number of salaries quoted 469 482 502
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 18 December 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 62 (88.57%) Windows
2 53 (75.71%) Microsoft
3 47 (67.14%) Active Directory
4 38 (54.29%) VMware
5 32 (45.71%) MS Exchange
6 28 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 27 (38.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (38.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (37.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 25 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (32.86%) XenApp
10 23 (32.86%) VMware ESX
10 23 (32.86%) Citrix
10 23 (32.86%) Blackberry
10 23 (32.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 23 (32.86%) SQL Server
11 22 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2000
11 22 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 22 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 21 (30.00%) Terminal Services
13 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
13 20 (28.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 20 (28.57%) Clustering
13 20 (28.57%) Change Control
13 20 (28.57%) Hyper-V
14 19 (27.14%) PowerShell
15 17 (24.29%) MCTS
15 17 (24.29%) Windows XP
15 17 (24.29%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 32 (45.71%) MS Exchange
2 26 (37.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 25 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (32.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2000
5 22 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (31.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (21.43%) SharePoint
7 11 (15.71%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 17 (24.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) ISDN
1 11 (15.71%) VPN
1 11 (15.71%) MPLS
1 11 (15.71%) Firewall
1 11 (15.71%) VLAN
2 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.71%) DNS
3 4 (5.71%) DHCP
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (17.14%) NUnit
1 12 (17.14%) MSTest
1 12 (17.14%) Moq
2 9 (12.86%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.71%) Advertising
2 1 (1.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (20.00%) Consultant
1 14 (20.00%) Wintel Consultant
2 13 (18.57%) .NET Developer
2 13 (18.57%) Developer
3 12 (17.14%) Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Service Manager
3 12 (17.14%) Service Desk Manager
4 10 (14.29%) Architect
5 8 (11.43%) Wintel Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Support Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) .NET
1 15 (21.43%) ASP.NET
2 12 (17.14%) WinForms
3 11 (15.71%) WCF
4 10 (14.29%) WPF
5 9 (12.86%) Spring.NET
5 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (12.86%) Castle Windsor
5 9 (12.86%) Ninject
5 9 (12.86%) Razor View Engine
5 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 9 (12.86%) Unity DI Container
6 5 (7.14%) XML
7 4 (5.71%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.71%) Web Services
8 2 (2.86%) Ajax
8 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.43%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (32.86%) Blackberry
2 20 (28.57%) Clustering
3 11 (15.71%) Management Information System
3 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (12.86%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (4.29%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 62 (88.57%) Windows
2 17 (24.29%) Windows XP
3 13 (18.57%) Windows 7
3 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.71%) Windows Vista
5 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.29%) Linux
6 3 (4.29%) CentOS
6 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.86%) AIX
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.43%) Android
8 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (28.57%) Change Control
3 16 (22.86%) Service Management
3 16 (22.86%) Problem Management
4 15 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 15 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 14 (20.00%) MVC
6 13 (18.57%) ITIL
7 12 (17.14%) CRM
7 12 (17.14%) TDD
7 12 (17.14%) Coaching
8 11 (15.71%) Software Deployment
8 11 (15.71%) Change Management
8 11 (15.71%) ITSM
9 9 (12.86%) Scrum
9 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (12.86%) Kanban
9 9 (12.86%) Dependency Injection
9 9 (12.86%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) PowerShell
2 17 (24.29%) SQL
3 15 (21.43%) C#
4 5 (7.14%) VB
5 4 (5.71%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (38.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 17 (24.29%) MCTS
4 13 (18.57%) Degree
5 12 (17.14%) SC Cleared
5 12 (17.14%) Security Cleared
6 10 (14.29%) MCDST
7 9 (12.86%) MCAD
7 9 (12.86%) MCSD
7 9 (12.86%) MCSE
8 5 (7.14%) MCSA
8 5 (7.14%) CCA
8 5 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (5.71%) MCITP
10 2 (2.86%) CCENT
10 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.86%) CCNA
11 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (24.29%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (67.14%) Active Directory
2 27 (38.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (32.86%) XenApp
3 23 (32.86%) VMware ESX
4 21 (30.00%) Terminal Services
5 20 (28.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 20 (28.57%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.71%) vSphere
7 3 (4.29%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 7 (10.00%) ARCserve
2 7 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 53 (75.71%) Microsoft
2 38 (54.29%) VMware
3 23 (32.86%) Citrix
4 7 (10.00%) Symantec
5 5 (7.14%) Cisco
6 4 (5.71%) McAfee
7 3 (4.29%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.29%) Dell
8 2 (2.86%) IBM
8 2 (2.86%) HP