The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 85 74 84
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCP 12 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.99% 1.70% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.01% 4.32% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 11 16 2
Average salary £41,500 £30,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.33% -17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,250 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £37,250
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.10%
MCP
Wales

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

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
299 370 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 24.77% 39.32% 24.69%
Number of salaries quoted 257 308 209
Average salary £40,000 £38,783 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.13% +10.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £52,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MCP
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

MCP Salary Trend in South Wales

MCP
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in South Wales

MCP
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
Bridgend +6 9 £41,500 -1.77%
Newport - 2 £31,000 -
Caerphilly 0 1 - -
MCP
Wales

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (76.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (68.00%) Windows
4 16 (64.00%) VMware
5 15 (60.00%) ITIL
6 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (56.00%) Hyper-V
7 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (40.00%) Cisco
8 10 (40.00%) DNS
8 10 (40.00%) IIS
8 10 (40.00%) Citrix
9 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
9 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
9 9 (36.00%) MCSE
9 9 (36.00%) HP
9 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
10 8 (32.00%) Load Balancing
10 8 (32.00%) .NET Framework
10 8 (32.00%) .NET
10 8 (32.00%) CMS
10 8 (32.00%) Internet
10 8 (32.00%) Commerce Server
11 7 (28.00%) SQL
11 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
11 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
11 7 (28.00%) Clustering
12 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2000
12 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 10 (40.00%) IIS
2 8 (32.00%) Commerce Server
2 8 (32.00%) CMS
3 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.00%) Lync
6 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.00%) Apache
6 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) DNS
2 8 (32.00%) Internet
3 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (20.00%) NAS
4 5 (20.00%) SAN
5 4 (16.00%) Firewall
6 2 (8.00%) DHCP
7 1 (4.00%) VoIP
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) CRM Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Junior
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
1 8 (32.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (12.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (28.00%) Clustering
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) UNIX
4 1 (4.00%) OS/2
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) ITIL
2 8 (32.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Migration
5 3 (12.00%) CRM
5 3 (12.00%) ERP
6 2 (8.00%) Change Control
7 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Service Management
7 1 (4.00%) UML
7 1 (4.00%) Change Management
7 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (36.00%) MCSE
2 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) SAP Certification
5 1 (4.00%) MCSA
5 1 (4.00%) MCTS
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
1 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (76.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (56.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.00%) XenApp
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (64.00%) VMware
3 10 (40.00%) Cisco
3 10 (40.00%) Citrix
4 9 (36.00%) HP
5 6 (24.00%) SAP
6 4 (16.00%) Veritas
6 4 (16.00%) Symantec
7 2 (8.00%) Intel
7 2 (8.00%) JD Edwards
8 1 (4.00%) Dell