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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 78 91 59
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCP 10 4 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.92% 0.34% 3.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 1.23% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 18
Average salary £34,500 £28,750 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -24.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £20,800 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £34,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
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
322 326 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 29.76% 27.86% 32.17%
Number of salaries quoted 282 281 261
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Bridgend +21 6 £34,500 +6.15%
Caerphilly +12 2 £35,000 - 1
Cardiff -6 2 £25,000 +13.63%
MCP
Wales

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 18 (81.82%) Windows
3 15 (68.18%) VMware
4 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (54.55%) MCSE
5 12 (54.55%) Hyper-V
6 10 (45.45%) IIS
7 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
7 9 (40.91%) ITIL
7 9 (40.91%) HP
7 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
7 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
7 9 (40.91%) Cisco
7 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (36.36%) CMS
8 8 (36.36%) Citrix
8 8 (36.36%) DNS
8 8 (36.36%) .NET
9 7 (31.82%) Commerce Server
9 7 (31.82%) Internet
9 7 (31.82%) VMware ESX
9 7 (31.82%) Clustering
9 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
9 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (31.82%) Change Control
9 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
9 7 (31.82%) Load Balancing
10 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2000

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (45.45%) IIS
2 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (36.36%) CMS
4 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (31.82%) Commerce Server
5 6 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2000
5 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
6 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) DNS
2 7 (31.82%) Internet
3 6 (27.27%) SAN
3 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 6 (27.27%) NAS
4 4 (18.18%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (4.55%) VoIP
6 1 (4.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
1 7 (31.82%) Support Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Wintel Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Junior
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Support Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Server Support
6 1 (4.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) .NET Framework
3 3 (13.64%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) XHTML
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Management Information System
1 7 (31.82%) Clustering
2 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) ITIL
2 7 (31.82%) Load Balancing
2 7 (31.82%) Change Control
3 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) C
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (54.55%) MCSE
3 6 (27.27%) SAP Certification
4 5 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (18.18%) MCSA
5 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) CCA
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) ISO 9001
1 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 12 (54.55%) Hyper-V
3 7 (31.82%) VMware ESX
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (22.73%) XenApp
5 1 (4.55%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 15 (68.18%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) HP
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco
4 8 (36.36%) Citrix
5 6 (27.27%) SAP
6 4 (18.18%) Veritas
6 4 (18.18%) Symantec
7 1 (4.55%) Alterian
7 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
FT Select
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago