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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 115 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 10 25 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.50% 1.25% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 4.05% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 10 23 13
Average salary £45,000 £52,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
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
566 617 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.19% 30.87% 34.11%
Number of salaries quoted 469 460 496
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 6 May 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 8 (47.06%) Clustering
5 7 (41.18%) VMware
5 7 (41.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
5 7 (41.18%) Citrix
5 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
6 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
7 4 (23.53%) C#
7 4 (23.53%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
8 3 (17.65%) Coaching
8 3 (17.65%) XenApp
8 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
8 3 (17.65%) MVC
8 3 (17.65%) SQL
8 3 (17.65%) VB
8 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
8 3 (17.65%) ITIL
8 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
8 3 (17.65%) SLA
9 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
9 2 (11.76%) VPN

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) VPN
1 2 (11.76%) MPLS
1 2 (11.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) NUnit
2 1 (5.88%) MSTest
2 1 (5.88%) Moq
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Technical Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Wintel Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Desktop Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Desktop Support
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Database Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Database Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Supervisor
5 1 (5.88%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) WPF
2 2 (11.76%) LINQ
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (11.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
1 3 (17.65%) MVC
1 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
1 3 (17.65%) Coaching
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Change Control
2 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (11.76%) Line Management
2 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.76%) Service Management
2 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) ITSM
3 1 (5.88%) OO
3 1 (5.88%) OOD
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) VB
2 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) MCDST
4 1 (5.88%) MCTS
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
3 3 (17.65%) XenApp
4 2 (11.76%) Terminal Services
4 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) ARCserve
1 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
1 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) Citrix
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Symantec
3 2 (11.76%) Intel
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle