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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 59 64
Permanent jobs citing MCP 0 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.82% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category - 2.27% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 1
Average salary - £28,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -18.57%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £36,834
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.97%
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
126 176 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.44% 35.92% 21.32%
Number of salaries quoted 114 151 104
Average salary £36,000 £35,783 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.60% -5.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £25,150 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Junior
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Junior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) UNIX
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco