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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 90 73 77
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 11 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.93% 1.57% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 4.22% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 6
Average salary £38,400 £28,500 £17,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.73% +62.85%
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
308 332 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 26.10% 37.26% 22.61%
Number of salaries quoted 272 283 183
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Caerphilly +12 9 £38,400 +37.14%
Bridgend +5 1 £17,000 -51.42% 1
Monmouthshire - 1 £36,500 -
MCP
Wales

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 23 (95.83%) Microsoft
2 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 20 (83.33%) Windows
4 17 (70.83%) VMware
5 14 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (54.17%) Hyper-V
7 12 (50.00%) MCSE
7 12 (50.00%) ITIL
8 11 (45.83%) IIS
8 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
9 10 (41.67%) Citrix
9 10 (41.67%) HP
9 10 (41.67%) DNS
9 10 (41.67%) Cisco
10 9 (37.50%) .NET
10 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
10 9 (37.50%) Management Information System
11 8 (33.33%) Commerce Server
11 8 (33.33%) Internet
11 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
11 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
11 8 (33.33%) CMS
11 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
12 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (29.17%) VMware ESX
13 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
13 6 (25.00%) Clustering
13 6 (25.00%) Finance

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 11 (45.83%) IIS
2 8 (33.33%) Commerce Server
2 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (33.33%) CMS
3 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (20.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 8 (33.33%) Internet
3 5 (20.83%) Firewall
3 5 (20.83%) NAS
3 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
3 5 (20.83%) SAN
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Wintel Consultant
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Consultant
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Junior
6 2 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Junior Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Wintel Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 6 (25.00%) Clustering
3 5 (20.83%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.17%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (25.00%) Change Control
3 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) ERP
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.17%) UML
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (50.00%) MCSE
3 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (16.67%) SAP Certification
4 4 (16.67%) MCSA
5 2 (8.33%) MCTS
5 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) CCA
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (54.17%) Hyper-V
3 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (29.17%) VMware ESX
5 6 (25.00%) XenApp
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (4.17%) vSphere
7 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Microsoft
2 17 (70.83%) VMware
3 10 (41.67%) Citrix
3 10 (41.67%) HP
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco
4 6 (25.00%) SAP
5 4 (16.67%) Veritas
5 4 (16.67%) Symantec
6 2 (8.33%) JD Edwards
6 2 (8.33%) Dell
Newport
Pertemps ERP
Salary: 40 - 45k + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
Pertemps ERP
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago