The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 67 61 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 2 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.32% 0.35% 2.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.16% 1.32% 9.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 1
Average salary £25,000 £22,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
MCP
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
172 151 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.34% 26.44% 23.76%
Number of salaries quoted 153 130 74
Average salary £33,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MCP
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Cardiff region.

MCP Salary Trend in Cardiff

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) IIS
4 4 (57.14%) .NET
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) DNS
4 4 (57.14%) CMS
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) NetBackup
5 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
5 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco
5 3 (42.86%) HP
5 3 (42.86%) Commerce Server
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (42.86%) Internet
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) MCSA
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
7 1 (14.29%) Advertising
7 1 (14.29%) WSUS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cardiff 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 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) CMS
2 3 (42.86%) Commerce Server
3 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Umbraco
3 1 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (14.29%) Lync
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Junior Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Junior
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Web Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Content Management
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Alterian
4 1 (14.29%) Sitecore