The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 89 84 55
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCP 6 2 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.53% 0.18% 2.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 0.70% 7.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 15
Average salary £35,000 £28,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.74% -28.12%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
352 287 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 31.07% 26.48% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 294 252 204
Average salary £37,500 £39,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,643 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCP
Wales

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
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 25 July 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
Caerphilly +10 3 £39,000 +56.00%
Cardiff - 2 £30,000 -
MCP
Wales

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (87.50%) Windows
1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
3 16 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (66.67%) VMware
4 15 (62.50%) Cisco
4 15 (62.50%) MCSE
4 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
5 13 (54.17%) ITIL
5 13 (54.17%) HP
5 13 (54.17%) Hyper-V
6 12 (50.00%) DNS
6 12 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 12 (50.00%) IIS
6 12 (50.00%) .NET
6 12 (50.00%) CMS
7 11 (45.83%) Management Information System
7 11 (45.83%) Internet
7 11 (45.83%) Commerce Server
7 11 (45.83%) .NET Framework
7 11 (45.83%) Load Balancing
8 9 (37.50%) NAS
8 9 (37.50%) SAN
9 8 (33.33%) Firewall
9 8 (33.33%) Symantec
9 8 (33.33%) SAP Certification
9 8 (33.33%) ISO 9001
9 8 (33.33%) SAP
9 8 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (50.00%) IIS
1 12 (50.00%) CMS
2 11 (45.83%) Commerce Server
3 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
3 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2000
4 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
6 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) DNS
2 11 (45.83%) Internet
3 9 (37.50%) SAN
3 9 (37.50%) NAS
4 8 (33.33%) Firewall
5 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (8.33%) Wireless
6 2 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (62.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Analyst
1 14 (58.33%) Support Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Wintel Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Junior
6 1 (4.17%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) .NET
2 11 (45.83%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.33%) WAP
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (4.17%) XHTML
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.67%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) ITIL
2 11 (45.83%) Load Balancing
3 4 (16.67%) Change Control
3 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Content Management
4 1 (4.17%) Web Development
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) C
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (62.50%) MCSE
3 8 (33.33%) SAP Certification
4 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) ISO 9001
1 8 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (54.17%) Hyper-V
3 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 3 (12.50%) XenApp
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) ARCserve
2 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (66.67%) VMware
3 15 (62.50%) Cisco
4 13 (54.17%) HP
5 8 (33.33%) SAP
5 8 (33.33%) Symantec
6 7 (29.17%) Citrix
6 7 (29.17%) Veritas
7 2 (8.33%) Apple
7 2 (8.33%) Google
8 1 (4.17%) Sitecore
8 1 (4.17%) Alterian