The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 85 76 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 3 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.30% 0.63% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 2.14% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3 1 11
Average salary £50,000 £31,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.29% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £31,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £31,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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 Gloucestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
355 234 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 35.64% 29.43% 43.50%
Number of salaries quoted 293 197 378
Average salary £45,000 £38,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.88% -1.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

MCP
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCP Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

MCP
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
Gloucester +8 3 £50,000 -
MCP
South West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (40.00%) HP
5 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 4 (40.00%) SAN
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (40.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (30.00%) MCITP
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) VBScript
6 3 (30.00%) VB
6 3 (30.00%) NetApp
6 3 (30.00%) Internet

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) OSPF
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) VRRP
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (10.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Star Schema
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) DAO
1 1 (10.00%) NHibernate
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
1 1 (10.00%) WF
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
1 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
2 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 1 (10.00%) HPUX
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) VBScript
1 3 (30.00%) VB
2 2 (20.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) MCITP
6 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) CCNP
7 1 (10.00%) CCNA
7 1 (10.00%) MCSA
7 1 (10.00%) CCIE
7 1 (10.00%) RHCE
7 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
7 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (10.00%) LPIC
7 1 (10.00%) MCTS
7 1 (10.00%) MCSM
7 1 (10.00%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
4 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Sybase
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) IBM