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

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 73 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCP 13 9 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.88% 1.35% 3.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.81% 5.88% 11.17%
Number of salaries quoted 13 9 22
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
191 153 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 27.68% 22.97% 28.93%
Number of salaries quoted 166 127 177
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £48,850
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 22 December 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
Poole +6 12 £37,500 +38.88%
Bournemouth -7 1 £40,000 -2.43%
MCP
South West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 29 (85.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (73.53%) MS Excel
4 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
5 19 (55.88%) MCSA
6 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (41.18%) MCSE
7 14 (41.18%) MS Exchange
7 14 (41.18%) LAN
7 14 (41.18%) WAN
7 14 (41.18%) Project Management
8 13 (38.24%) Citrix
9 12 (35.29%) CCA
9 12 (35.29%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (35.29%) CCEA
9 12 (35.29%) EMC
9 12 (35.29%) SAN
9 12 (35.29%) AppSense
9 12 (35.29%) VMware
9 12 (35.29%) CCEE
9 12 (35.29%) VCP5
9 12 (35.29%) VCP4
9 12 (35.29%) vSphere
9 12 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (35.29%) XenDesktop
9 12 (35.29%) Lync
9 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (35.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (35.29%) NetScaler

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 14 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 12 (35.29%) Lync
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (73.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) LAN
1 14 (41.18%) WAN
2 12 (35.29%) SAN
2 12 (35.29%) NetScaler
3 10 (29.41%) DHCP
4 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
5 7 (20.59%) DNS
6 5 (14.71%) Firewall
7 3 (8.82%) ADSL
8 2 (5.88%) Internet
8 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Consultant
1 12 (35.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 10 (29.41%) Developer
3 9 (26.47%) .NET Developer
3 9 (26.47%) C# Developer
3 9 (26.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 9 (26.47%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (23.53%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Support Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Manager
7 1 (2.94%) IT Support
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (26.47%) HTML
1 9 (26.47%) .NET
1 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
1 9 (26.47%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
4 9 (26.47%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Project Management
2 9 (26.47%) MVC
2 9 (26.47%) Time Management
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.88%) Coaching
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Web Application Development
5 1 (2.94%) Scrum
5 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) C#
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (85.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (55.88%) MCSA
3 14 (41.18%) MCSE
4 12 (35.29%) CCA
4 12 (35.29%) Citrix Certification
4 12 (35.29%) CCEA
4 12 (35.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (35.29%) VCP4
4 12 (35.29%) CCEE
4 12 (35.29%) VCP5
5 9 (26.47%) MCSD
6 8 (23.53%) Degree
7 2 (5.88%) MCTS
7 2 (5.88%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (35.29%) XenDesktop
1 12 (35.29%) vSphere
1 12 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) Citrix
3 12 (35.29%) EMC
3 12 (35.29%) VMware
3 12 (35.29%) AppSense
4 5 (14.71%) ServiceNow
4 5 (14.71%) Remedy
5 1 (2.94%) Sophos