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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 118 98 108
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCP 12 28 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.62% 1.40% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 4.43% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 12 25 10
Average salary £45,000 £48,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +37.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £30,600 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,450 £52,500 £43,000
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
562 632 597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.85% 31.63% 34.11%
Number of salaries quoted 479 474 499
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £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 22 May 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 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 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) Citrix
3 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
3 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (47.37%) Clustering
5 8 (42.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2000
5 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
5 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
7 5 (26.32%) VB
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
8 4 (21.05%) .NET
8 4 (21.05%) C#
8 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
9 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
9 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
9 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (15.79%) MVC
9 3 (15.79%) ARCserve
9 3 (15.79%) Symantec
9 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
9 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
9 3 (15.79%) MS Excel

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 10 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2000
3 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) VLAN
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) MSTest
2 1 (5.26%) Moq
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) Technical Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Developer
3 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Wintel Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Network Support
5 2 (10.53%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Consultant
5 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Junior
5 2 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Implementation Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Junior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
1 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.79%) WPF
2 3 (15.79%) LINQ
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (15.79%) Android
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (15.79%) MVC
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Mobile Application Development
1 3 (15.79%) Change Control
1 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
1 3 (15.79%) Coaching
1 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
1 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
2 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) Service Management
2 2 (10.53%) ITSM
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Workflow
3 1 (5.26%) OO
3 1 (5.26%) OOD
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) VB
2 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
2 4 (21.05%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.79%) MCTS
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.26%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
4 3 (15.79%) Terminal Services
4 3 (15.79%) XenApp
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
1 3 (15.79%) ARCserve
1 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Citrix
2 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Symantec
4 2 (10.53%) Intel
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle