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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 87 100 87
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCP 28 14 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.55% 0.88% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.39% 2.76% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 24
Average salary £39,000 £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+56.00% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £22,500 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
519 508 663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.67% 31.93% 41.94%
Number of salaries quoted 368 426 586
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 £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 56 (98.25%) Microsoft
2 49 (85.96%) Windows
3 43 (75.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (57.89%) SQL Server
4 33 (57.89%) MCTS
5 28 (49.12%) WCF
5 28 (49.12%) C#
5 28 (49.12%) .NET
5 28 (49.12%) ASP.NET
5 28 (49.12%) MCSD
6 24 (42.11%) MCAD
6 24 (42.11%) WPF
6 24 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (42.11%) Kanban
6 24 (42.11%) Spring.NET
6 24 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (42.11%) Dependency Injection
6 24 (42.11%) Inversion of Control
6 24 (42.11%) MSTest
6 24 (42.11%) MVVM
6 24 (42.11%) Rhino Mocks
6 24 (42.11%) Moq
6 24 (42.11%) TDD
6 24 (42.11%) NUnit
6 24 (42.11%) MVC
6 24 (42.11%) Scrum
6 24 (42.11%) WinForms
6 24 (42.11%) Castle Windsor
6 24 (42.11%) Ninject
6 24 (42.11%) Razor View Engine

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 12 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
2 12 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (19.30%) SharePoint
4 9 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2000
5 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (8.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (8.77%) IIS
7 4 (7.02%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (7.02%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (17.54%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.28%) MS Office
3 4 (7.02%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) DNS
2 6 (10.53%) Firewall
3 4 (7.02%) DHCP
3 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.02%) Intranet
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.51%) Wireless
6 1 (1.75%) VLAN
6 1 (1.75%) MPLS
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (42.11%) MSTest
1 24 (42.11%) Rhino Mocks
1 24 (42.11%) Moq
1 24 (42.11%) NUnit
General
1 4 (7.02%) Back Office
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (49.12%) Developer
2 24 (42.11%) .NET Developer
3 6 (10.53%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.02%) Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Web Developer
5 4 (7.02%) IT Support
5 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Wintel Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Software Licensing Specialist
6 3 (5.26%) Wintel Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.51%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.51%) Change Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (49.12%) WCF
1 28 (49.12%) .NET
1 28 (49.12%) ASP.NET
2 24 (42.11%) WPF
2 24 (42.11%) Spring.NET
2 24 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 24 (42.11%) WinForms
2 24 (42.11%) Castle Windsor
2 24 (42.11%) Ninject
2 24 (42.11%) Razor View Engine
2 24 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 24 (42.11%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (7.02%) CSS
3 4 (7.02%) Web Services
3 4 (7.02%) XHTML
3 4 (7.02%) HTML
3 4 (7.02%) Silverlight
3 4 (7.02%) Ajax
3 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.11%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (15.79%) Blackberry
3 6 (10.53%) Clustering
4 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.26%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (85.96%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 5 (8.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Vista
6 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.26%) CentOS
7 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.26%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
1 24 (42.11%) Kanban
1 24 (42.11%) Dependency Injection
1 24 (42.11%) MVVM
1 24 (42.11%) TDD
1 24 (42.11%) MVC
1 24 (42.11%) Scrum
1 24 (42.11%) Web Application Development
2 12 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (14.04%) Asset Management
4 6 (10.53%) Change Control
5 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
5 5 (8.77%) Service Management
5 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.77%) ITIL
6 4 (7.02%) Data Protection
6 4 (7.02%) Project Planning
6 4 (7.02%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.26%) Software Deployment
7 3 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) C#
2 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 43 (75.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (57.89%) MCTS
3 28 (49.12%) MCSD
4 24 (42.11%) MCAD
5 10 (17.54%) MCSE
5 10 (17.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (14.04%) Degree
7 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
7 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 6 (10.53%) MCITP
8 4 (7.02%) MCSA
8 4 (7.02%) CCSP
8 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.51%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (10.53%) XenApp
4 6 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 5 (8.77%) Terminal Services
6 4 (7.02%) vSphere
7 3 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.51%) ARCserve
2 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.51%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) SCOM
2 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (98.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.81%) VMware
3 8 (14.04%) Citrix
4 6 (10.53%) Symantec
5 5 (8.77%) Cisco
6 3 (5.26%) Dell
6 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.26%) Oracle
7 2 (3.51%) McAfee
8 1 (1.75%) Apple
8 1 (1.75%) HP
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £29000 - £35000 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension + Bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus Scheme
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol, Avon
SDL Plc
Salary: From £22,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago