The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset 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 63 71 64
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 21 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 2.76% 1.25% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.43% 5.17% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 21 9 7
Average salary £31,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £31,300 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
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 Dorset region.

Qualifications Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
169 174 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 22.21% 24.13% 30.90%
Number of salaries quoted 145 140 131
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

MCP
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

MCP Salary Trend in Dorset

MCP
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Dorset

MCP
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +6 18 £36,000 -24.21%
Dorchester - 2 £22,500 -
Beaminster - 1 £19,000 -
MCP
South West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 23 (82.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
4 15 (53.57%) DHCP
4 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
4 15 (53.57%) Windows 7
5 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (50.00%) MCSA
6 13 (46.43%) DNS
6 13 (46.43%) Windows 8
7 12 (42.86%) Degree
7 12 (42.86%) MS Excel
8 10 (35.71%) SQL
9 9 (32.14%) .NET
9 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
9 9 (32.14%) Visual Studio
9 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
9 9 (32.14%) CSS
9 9 (32.14%) ITIL
9 9 (32.14%) MCSD
9 9 (32.14%) C#
9 9 (32.14%) HTML
9 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
9 9 (32.14%) Remedy
9 9 (32.14%) Firewall
9 9 (32.14%) MVC
9 9 (32.14%) Time Management
9 9 (32.14%) ServiceNow
10 7 (25.00%) MS Office
11 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) DHCP
2 14 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 13 (46.43%) DNS
4 9 (32.14%) Firewall
5 3 (10.71%) ADSL
5 3 (10.71%) WAN
5 3 (10.71%) IP Telephony
6 2 (7.14%) LAN
6 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (7.14%) Internet
7 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Service Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) .NET Developer
2 9 (32.14%) C# Developer
2 9 (32.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 9 (32.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Manager
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) IT Support
6 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) HTML
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
1 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
1 9 (32.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows 7
3 13 (46.43%) Windows 8
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.57%) Android
6 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
1 9 (32.14%) MVC
1 9 (32.14%) Time Management
2 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
3 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 2 (7.14%) Coaching
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) C#
2 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (82.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (50.00%) MCSA
3 12 (42.86%) Degree
4 9 (32.14%) MCSD
5 4 (14.29%) MCSE
5 4 (14.29%) A+ Certification
6 3 (10.71%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (10.71%) MCITP
7 2 (7.14%) MCTS
8 1 (3.57%) CCNP
8 1 (3.57%) CCNA
8 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) Remedy
2 9 (32.14%) ServiceNow
3 3 (10.71%) Sophos
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Apple
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco