The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 70 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.34% 1.32% 3.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 5.03% 10.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 23
Average salary £20,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-60.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,800 £41,000 £25,540
10% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £50,000 £39,900
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 Somerset region.

Qualifications Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
150 179 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 25.68% 26.28% 33.97%
Number of salaries quoted 136 149 197
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

MCP
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

MCP Salary Trend in Somerset

MCP
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bath +2 2 £20,000 -60.00%
MCP
South West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 11 (100.00%) ITIL
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
4 5 (45.45%) MCSA
4 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) CCNA
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (27.27%) C
6 3 (27.27%) HND
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (18.18%) HTML
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) XML
7 2 (18.18%) Linux
7 2 (18.18%) Apache
7 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
7 2 (18.18%) DHCP
7 2 (18.18%) HTTP
7 2 (18.18%) NFS
7 2 (18.18%) DNS
7 2 (18.18%) SSL
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (18.18%) Apache
1 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) SSL
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Electronics
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Support Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) IT Support
4 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (27.27%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (18.18%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Network Operations Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) IT Operations Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
6 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
6 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Operations Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
5 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
6 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) MCSE
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) MCSA
3 4 (36.36%) CCNA
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) HND
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) NFS
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (9.09%) Xen
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Tivoli
1 2 (18.18%) Hyperic
2 1 (9.09%) Netcool
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) HP