The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 54 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.23% - 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.80% - 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 1
Average salary £30,000 - £26,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-14.86% -1.33%
MCP
Gloucestershire

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

Qualifications Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
125 74 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 28.28% 27.92% 33.77%
Number of salaries quoted 93 66 83
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £20,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

MCP
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

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

MCP Salary Trend in Cheltenham

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) SaaS
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (50.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Straight-Through Processing

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) IT Administrator
2 1 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) HPUX
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (50.00%) Straight-Through Processing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) RHCE
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) LPIC
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (50.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft