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 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 80 75 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 13 22 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.16% 2.03% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.94% 5.37% 8.07%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 16
Average salary £36,500 £28,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.07% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,800 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,400 £36,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
330 410 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 29.33% 37.75% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 303 364 209
Average salary £38,400 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,749 £28,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £57,500
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 24 December 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 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
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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
Caerphilly +5 7 £38,400 +37.14% 1
Cardiff -6 2 £30,250 +44.04% 2
Bridgend +9 1 £33,500 -4.28%
Monmouthshire - 1 £36,500 -
MCP
Wales

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 21 (91.30%) Active Directory
3 20 (86.96%) Windows
4 17 (73.91%) VMware
5 14 (60.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (52.17%) ITIL
6 12 (52.17%) MCSE
6 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
7 11 (47.83%) IIS
7 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (47.83%) Hyper-V
8 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
8 10 (43.48%) Cisco
8 10 (43.48%) HP
8 10 (43.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (39.13%) VMware ESX
10 8 (34.78%) SAP
10 8 (34.78%) DNS
10 8 (34.78%) Citrix
10 8 (34.78%) Clustering
11 7 (30.43%) .NET
11 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
11 7 (30.43%) SAN
11 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
11 7 (30.43%) NAS
11 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (26.09%) SQL
12 6 (26.09%) ISO 9001
12 6 (26.09%) SAP Certification
12 6 (26.09%) Commerce Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (47.83%) IIS
2 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 10 (43.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (26.09%) CMS
4 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2000
4 6 (26.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (26.09%) Commerce Server
5 5 (21.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (8.70%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) DNS
2 7 (30.43%) SAN
2 7 (30.43%) NAS
3 6 (26.09%) Internet
4 5 (21.74%) Firewall
4 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (8.70%) VoIP
6 2 (8.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Wintel Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Junior
4 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Junior Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Clustering
2 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
2 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (21.74%) Change Control
4 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.04%) ERP
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (52.17%) MCSE
3 6 (26.09%) SAP Certification
3 6 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (17.39%) MCSA
5 2 (8.70%) MCTS
6 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) CCA
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) ISO 9001
1 6 (26.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (91.30%) Active Directory
2 11 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (47.83%) Hyper-V
3 9 (39.13%) VMware ESX
4 6 (26.09%) XenApp
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
1 2 (8.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Microsoft
2 17 (73.91%) VMware
3 10 (43.48%) HP
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco
4 8 (34.78%) SAP
4 8 (34.78%) Citrix
5 4 (17.39%) Veritas
5 4 (17.39%) Symantec
6 2 (8.70%) JD Edwards
6 2 (8.70%) Dell
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