The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 168 144 138
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCP 69 81 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 1.50% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.71% 5.21% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 69 80 95
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £18,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
MCP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1861 1555 1948
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.81% 28.88% 34.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1530 1253 1608
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCP
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the South West region.

MCP Salary Trend in the South West

MCP
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in the South West

MCP
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Wiltshire +8 27 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Dorset -20 15 £40,000 -2.43% 3
Devon -1 9 £21,000 -8.69%
Bristol -19 9 £39,500 -24.76% 5
Gloucestershire -11 4 £21,875 -51.38% 1
Somerset +4 1 £18,500 -63.00%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 129 (72.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 127 (71.35%) Windows
3 125 (70.22%) Microsoft
4 73 (41.01%) VMware
5 63 (35.39%) Active Directory
6 62 (34.83%) ITIL
7 59 (33.15%) MS Excel
8 57 (32.02%) MS Exchange
9 54 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
10 53 (29.78%) MCSE
11 50 (28.09%) MCSA
12 48 (26.97%) SQL Server
13 39 (21.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 38 (21.35%) SQL
15 37 (20.79%) TCP/IP
15 37 (20.79%) Citrix
16 33 (18.54%) LAN
16 33 (18.54%) WAN
16 33 (18.54%) .NET
16 33 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
16 33 (18.54%) Hyper-V
17 32 (17.98%) Disaster Recovery
17 32 (17.98%) Firewall
18 31 (17.42%) Exchange Server 2007
18 31 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
19 30 (16.85%) C#
19 30 (16.85%) ASP.NET
20 28 (15.73%) SAN
20 28 (15.73%) MVC
21 27 (15.17%) Degree

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 57 (32.02%) MS Exchange
2 31 (17.42%) Exchange Server 2007
3 25 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (13.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (12.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (12.92%) IIS
6 22 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2000
7 20 (11.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 18 (10.11%) Lync
9 16 (8.99%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.12%) Apache
10 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 59 (33.15%) MS Excel
2 26 (14.61%) MS Office
3 2 (1.12%) MS Project
3 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (6.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.25%) Office 365
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (20.79%) TCP/IP
2 33 (18.54%) LAN
2 33 (18.54%) WAN
3 32 (17.98%) Firewall
4 28 (15.73%) SAN
5 17 (9.55%) DHCP
6 16 (8.99%) DNS
7 15 (8.43%) Internet
7 15 (8.43%) VPN
8 12 (6.74%) MPLS
8 12 (6.74%) NetScaler
9 11 (6.18%) VLAN
9 11 (6.18%) ISDN
10 9 (5.06%) Unified Communications
10 9 (5.06%) VoIP
11 6 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.81%) Multicast
12 5 (2.81%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (2.25%) Ethernet
13 4 (2.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (26.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.56%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (8.99%) Visual Studio
2 14 (7.87%) NUnit
3 11 (6.18%) Rhino Mocks
4 8 (4.49%) Subversion
4 8 (4.49%) Log4Net
4 8 (4.49%) TeamCity
5 6 (3.37%) MSTest
5 6 (3.37%) Moq
General
1 5 (2.81%) Advertising
1 5 (2.81%) Finance
2 4 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.56%) Electronics
3 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.56%) Marketing
3 1 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (16.85%) Consultant
2 29 (16.29%) Developer
3 26 (14.61%) Analyst
4 23 (12.92%) .NET Developer
5 22 (12.36%) Support Engineer
6 19 (10.67%) C# Developer
7 17 (9.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (9.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (7.87%) Wintel Consultant
9 13 (7.30%) IT Support
9 13 (7.30%) Operations Manager
10 12 (6.74%) Architect
10 12 (6.74%) Service Manager
10 12 (6.74%) Security Manager
10 12 (6.74%) Service Desk Manager
10 12 (6.74%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 12 (6.74%) Security Operations Manager
11 11 (6.18%) Support Analyst
12 9 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (4.49%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.54%) .NET
2 30 (16.85%) ASP.NET
3 19 (10.67%) CSS
4 17 (9.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (8.99%) .NET Framework
6 14 (7.87%) WCF
7 13 (7.30%) jQuery
7 13 (7.30%) HTML
8 9 (5.06%) LINQ
8 9 (5.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (5.06%) NHibernate
9 8 (4.49%) XML
9 8 (4.49%) JSON
9 8 (4.49%) ELMAH
9 8 (4.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (4.49%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (3.93%) Ajax
10 7 (3.93%) Web Services
11 6 (3.37%) WinForms
12 4 (2.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (13.48%) Clustering
2 20 (11.24%) Blackberry
3 19 (10.67%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.93%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.12%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 127 (71.35%) Windows
2 33 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (12.92%) Windows 7
5 16 (8.99%) Windows XP
6 15 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (8.43%) Linux
7 8 (4.49%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.25%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.69%) Android
9 3 (1.69%) Solaris
9 3 (1.69%) UNIX
10 2 (1.12%) AIX
11 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (34.83%) ITIL
2 32 (17.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (15.73%) MVC
4 23 (12.92%) PRINCE2
4 23 (12.92%) Change Control
5 20 (11.24%) Service Management
6 18 (10.11%) Time Management
7 17 (9.55%) Mentoring
7 17 (9.55%) Coaching
8 16 (8.99%) SIEM
9 15 (8.43%) ITSM
9 15 (8.43%) Configuration Management
10 14 (7.87%) Problem Management
11 13 (7.30%) Change Management
11 13 (7.30%) Project Management
12 12 (6.74%) CRM
13 11 (6.18%) Software Deployment
14 9 (5.06%) Information Security
15 8 (4.49%) SOA
15 8 (4.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.35%) SQL
2 30 (16.85%) C#
3 20 (11.24%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.06%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.06%) VB.NET
5 8 (4.49%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.81%) VB
7 4 (2.25%) C
8 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.56%) VBScript
8 1 (0.56%) PHP
8 1 (0.56%) Java
8 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 129 (72.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (29.78%) MCSE
3 50 (28.09%) MCSA
4 39 (21.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 27 (15.17%) Degree
6 22 (12.36%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (10.11%) CISSP
7 18 (10.11%) CHFI
7 18 (10.11%) Security Cleared
8 17 (9.55%) CCA
8 17 (9.55%) Citrix Certification
8 17 (9.55%) MCSD
9 16 (8.99%) CCNA
9 16 (8.99%) SC Cleared
10 15 (8.43%) MCDST
11 12 (6.74%) CCEA
11 12 (6.74%) VCP4
11 12 (6.74%) VCP5
11 12 (6.74%) CCEE
12 11 (6.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.99%) SLA
2 10 (5.62%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (35.39%) Active Directory
2 54 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (18.54%) Hyper-V
4 25 (14.04%) XenApp
5 24 (13.48%) VMware ESX
6 21 (11.80%) Terminal Services
7 20 (11.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 18 (10.11%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (7.87%) vSphere
10 12 (6.74%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.12%) NFS
11 2 (1.12%) Xen
12 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (6.18%) Norton AntiVirus
2 10 (5.62%) NetBackup
3 9 (5.06%) SCCM
4 8 (4.49%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.93%) ARCserve
6 5 (2.81%) Tivoli
7 4 (2.25%) Netcool
7 4 (2.25%) SCOM
7 4 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (2.25%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.12%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 125 (70.22%) Microsoft
2 73 (41.01%) VMware
3 37 (20.79%) Citrix
4 21 (11.80%) Cisco
5 12 (6.74%) EMC
5 12 (6.74%) AppSense
6 11 (6.18%) Symantec
7 10 (5.62%) CheckPoint
8 8 (4.49%) HP
8 8 (4.49%) IBM
9 7 (3.93%) Oracle
10 4 (2.25%) Sophos
10 4 (2.25%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.25%) Juniper
11 3 (1.69%) McAfee
11 3 (1.69%) NetApp
11 3 (1.69%) Sun
12 2 (1.12%) Apple
13 1 (0.56%) F5
13 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
Bournemouth, Dorset
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucestershire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £35,600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham
The People Network
Salary: £15000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £37000 - £43000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haseltine Lake LLP
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Council
Salary: From £22,212 to £24,472 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 25 days ago