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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 62 61 45
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.33% 0.61% 2.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 2.33% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 7
Average salary £30,250 £21,000 £17,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.04% +20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
179 129 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 29.11% 26.17% 21.73%
Number of salaries quoted 161 113 87
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,178 £23,300 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Cardiff

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) WSUS
3 2 (50.00%) Lync
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Advertising
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
1 2 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Junior
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Junior Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago