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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 83 80 83
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCP 7 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.60% 1.61% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 4.22% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 5
Average salary £41,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £20,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £41,800 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
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
380 403 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 32.48% 38.16% 26.04%
Number of salaries quoted 324 334 251
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £51,050
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +3 5 £41,500 +26.71%
Newport - 2 £31,000 -
MCP
Wales

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (70.00%) VMware
3 13 (65.00%) Hyper-V
4 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (60.00%) ITIL
4 12 (60.00%) Windows
5 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (45.00%) IIS
5 9 (45.00%) DNS
5 9 (45.00%) Cisco
5 9 (45.00%) Citrix
5 9 (45.00%) Management Information System
5 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
6 8 (40.00%) .NET Framework
6 8 (40.00%) CMS
6 8 (40.00%) Commerce Server
6 8 (40.00%) HP
6 8 (40.00%) Internet
6 8 (40.00%) MCSE
6 8 (40.00%) .NET
7 6 (30.00%) Finance
7 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (30.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (25.00%) Clustering
8 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (45.00%) IIS
2 8 (40.00%) CMS
2 8 (40.00%) Commerce Server
3 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) DNS
2 8 (40.00%) Internet
3 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (20.00%) NAS
4 4 (20.00%) Firewall
4 4 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Microsoft Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (15.00%) CRM Developer
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Wintel Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (25.00%) Clustering
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) CRM
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) ERP
5 1 (5.00%) UML
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) MCSE
4 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) SAP Certification
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (65.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) VMware
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco
3 9 (45.00%) Citrix
4 8 (40.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) SAP
5 4 (20.00%) Symantec
5 4 (20.00%) Veritas
6 2 (10.00%) Intel