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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 79 105 84
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCP 47 18 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.62% 1.12% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.00% 3.30% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 46 18 25
Average salary £35,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £21,350
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
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
522 545 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.15% 33.79% 41.63%
Number of salaries quoted 425 456 581
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 £23,500 £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 1 October 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 68 (90.67%) Microsoft
2 65 (86.67%) Windows
3 40 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (52.00%) Active Directory
5 33 (44.00%) MS Exchange
6 30 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 30 (40.00%) VMware
7 28 (37.33%) MCTS
8 27 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 27 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (34.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 24 (32.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 24 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (32.00%) ASP.NET
10 24 (32.00%) C#
10 24 (32.00%) .NET
11 23 (30.67%) MCSD
11 23 (30.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 23 (30.67%) WCF
11 23 (30.67%) Exchange Server 2000
11 23 (30.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 22 (29.33%) Blackberry
12 22 (29.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 20 (26.67%) Citrix
13 20 (26.67%) WPF
13 20 (26.67%) WinForms
13 20 (26.67%) VMware ESX
13 20 (26.67%) MVC
13 20 (26.67%) Hyper-V
13 20 (26.67%) XenApp

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 33 (44.00%) MS Exchange
2 27 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 26 (34.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (30.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (30.67%) Exchange Server 2000
4 23 (30.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (29.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 14 (18.67%) SharePoint
7 10 (13.33%) IIS
8 5 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (5.33%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (5.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
2 15 (20.00%) MS Office
3 4 (5.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) Firewall
2 6 (8.00%) MPLS
2 6 (8.00%) VPN
2 6 (8.00%) DNS
2 6 (8.00%) ISDN
2 6 (8.00%) VLAN
3 4 (5.33%) Intranet
3 4 (5.33%) DHCP
3 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (25.33%) MSTest
1 19 (25.33%) Rhino Mocks
1 19 (25.33%) Moq
1 19 (25.33%) NUnit
2 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.33%) Back Office
2 3 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (1.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Developer
2 20 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 15 (20.00%) Wintel Consultant
3 15 (20.00%) Consultant
4 8 (10.67%) Support Engineer
5 7 (9.33%) Architect
5 7 (9.33%) Analyst
6 6 (8.00%) Service Manager
6 6 (8.00%) Service Desk Manager
7 5 (6.67%) Wintel Architect
7 5 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Web Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.33%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Software Licensing Specialist
9 3 (4.00%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.00%) Change Consultant
9 3 (4.00%) Technical Architect
10 2 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.00%) ASP.NET
1 24 (32.00%) .NET
2 23 (30.67%) WCF
3 20 (26.67%) WPF
3 20 (26.67%) WinForms
4 19 (25.33%) Spring.NET
4 19 (25.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (25.33%) Castle Windsor
4 19 (25.33%) Ninject
4 19 (25.33%) Razor View Engine
4 19 (25.33%) Unity DI Container
4 19 (25.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (5.33%) XHTML
5 4 (5.33%) HTML
5 4 (5.33%) CSS
5 4 (5.33%) Web Services
5 4 (5.33%) Silverlight
5 4 (5.33%) Ajax
5 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.33%) Blackberry
2 19 (25.33%) Inversion of Control
2 19 (25.33%) Clustering
3 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.00%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 65 (86.67%) Windows
2 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (16.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.33%) Windows Vista
6 4 (5.33%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.00%) CentOS
7 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.00%) Linux
8 2 (2.67%) AIX
9 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.33%) Android
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 20 (26.67%) MVC
3 19 (25.33%) Dependency Injection
3 19 (25.33%) MVVM
3 19 (25.33%) Change Control
3 19 (25.33%) Web Application Development
3 19 (25.33%) Scrum
3 19 (25.33%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.33%) TDD
3 19 (25.33%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (25.33%) Kanban
4 11 (14.67%) ITIL
4 11 (14.67%) Service Management
5 10 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 10 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 8 (10.67%) Asset Management
7 7 (9.33%) CRM
8 6 (8.00%) ITSM
8 6 (8.00%) Change Management
8 6 (8.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 24 (32.00%) C#
2 18 (24.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.67%) SQL
4 2 (2.67%) VB
5 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.33%) C
5 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (37.33%) MCTS
3 24 (32.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (30.67%) MCSD
5 19 (25.33%) MCAD
6 11 (14.67%) Degree
6 11 (14.67%) SC Cleared
6 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
7 10 (13.33%) MCSE
8 6 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (8.00%) MCSA
9 5 (6.67%) MCDST
9 5 (6.67%) CCA
9 5 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (5.33%) CCSP
10 4 (5.33%) MCITP
11 2 (2.67%) CCNA
11 2 (2.67%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.33%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (26.67%) VMware ESX
3 20 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 20 (26.67%) XenApp
4 19 (25.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 13 (17.33%) Terminal Services
6 4 (5.33%) vSphere
7 3 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.33%) ARCserve
2 4 (5.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (5.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (90.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (40.00%) VMware
3 20 (26.67%) Citrix
4 8 (10.67%) Symantec
5 7 (9.33%) Cisco
6 3 (4.00%) McAfee
6 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.00%) HP
6 3 (4.00%) Dell
7 2 (2.67%) IBM
8 1 (1.33%) Apple
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