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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 208 142 138
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 37 93 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 1.54% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 5.65% 5.22%
Number of salaries quoted 32 92 69
Average salary £35,000 £32,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.52% -7.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,550 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £52,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £29,900 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.67% -20.26%
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
1768 1645 1476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.59% 27.26% 29.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1412 1322 1250
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Dorset +7 21 £35,000 +17.64% 2
Bristol -37 5 £37,500 +7.14%
Wiltshire -17 4 £23,500 -20.33% 1
Gloucestershire -12 3 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Somerset -2 1 £19,500 -46.57%
Devon -14 1 £27,000 +8.00% 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 78 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 72 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 59 (70.24%) Windows
4 48 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 47 (55.95%) MS Exchange
6 45 (53.57%) VMware
7 44 (52.38%) MCSE
8 40 (47.62%) Citrix
9 34 (40.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 31 (36.90%) MCSA
11 30 (35.71%) XenApp
12 29 (34.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (34.52%) Active Directory
13 28 (33.33%) Project Management
13 28 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 27 (32.14%) CCEE
14 27 (32.14%) SAN
14 27 (32.14%) AppSense
14 27 (32.14%) CCA
14 27 (32.14%) Citrix Certification
14 27 (32.14%) CCEA
15 26 (30.95%) EMC
16 19 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (21.43%) Hyper-V
18 17 (20.24%) Cisco
18 17 (20.24%) ITIL
18 17 (20.24%) SQL Server
19 14 (16.67%) Clustering
20 13 (15.48%) SQL
20 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 47 (55.95%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2000
2 7 (8.33%) Lync
3 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.57%) IIS
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 48 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.10%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (32.14%) SAN
2 12 (14.29%) DNS
3 11 (13.10%) DHCP
4 9 (10.71%) Firewall
5 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.76%) VPN
6 4 (4.76%) Network Security
7 3 (3.57%) Internet
7 3 (3.57%) LAN
7 3 (3.57%) WAN
7 3 (3.57%) Unified Communications
7 3 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.38%) Wireless
9 1 (1.19%) VLAN
9 1 (1.19%) MPLS
9 1 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.19%) HTTP
9 1 (1.19%) ADSL
9 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.38%) MS Access
5 2 (2.38%) DTS
5 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.57%) Log4Net
2 3 (3.57%) NUnit
2 3 (3.57%) Subversion
2 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.57%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.19%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Banking
2 3 (3.57%) Investment Banking
2 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (40.48%) Consultant
2 27 (32.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 8 (9.52%) Developer
3 8 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.95%) C# Developer
5 5 (5.95%) Architect
5 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (5.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (5.95%) IT Support
5 5 (5.95%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Database Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Network Support
6 4 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) .NET
1 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (5.95%) CSS
3 5 (5.95%) .NET Framework
3 5 (5.95%) LINQ
3 5 (5.95%) jQuery
4 4 (4.76%) WCF
4 4 (4.76%) Web Services
4 4 (4.76%) NHibernate
4 4 (4.76%) Entity Framework
5 3 (3.57%) ELMAH
5 3 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (3.57%) JSON
6 2 (2.38%) HTML
6 2 (2.38%) Ajax
6 2 (2.38%) WPF
6 2 (2.38%) ODBC
7 1 (1.19%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Clustering
2 8 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.57%) HP Storage
4 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 59 (70.24%) Windows
2 29 (34.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.14%) Linux
6 5 (5.95%) Android
6 5 (5.95%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.76%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.19%) UNIX
10 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.33%) Project Management
2 17 (20.24%) ITIL
3 8 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (9.52%) MVC
3 8 (9.52%) Time Management
4 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (4.76%) Workflow
5 4 (4.76%) Migration
5 4 (4.76%) Service Management
5 4 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.57%) Active Record
6 3 (3.57%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.57%) CRM
6 3 (3.57%) SOA
6 3 (3.57%) Change Control
7 2 (2.38%) Coaching
7 2 (2.38%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.48%) SQL
2 8 (9.52%) C#
3 7 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.76%) VB.NET
4 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.57%) VB
6 2 (2.38%) VBA
7 1 (1.19%) C
7 1 (1.19%) VBScript
7 1 (1.19%) Java
7 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 72 (85.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (52.38%) MCSE
3 34 (40.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 31 (36.90%) MCSA
5 27 (32.14%) CCA
5 27 (32.14%) Citrix Certification
5 27 (32.14%) CCEA
5 27 (32.14%) CCEE
6 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
7 9 (10.71%) Degree
8 8 (9.52%) MCTS
9 7 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (7.14%) CCNA
10 6 (7.14%) DV Cleared
11 4 (4.76%) MCITP
11 4 (4.76%) A+ Certification
12 3 (3.57%) MCDST
12 3 (3.57%) MCSD
12 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
13 2 (2.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (35.71%) XenApp
2 29 (34.52%) Active Directory
3 19 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.95%) Terminal Services
5 5 (5.95%) VMware ESX
5 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 5 (5.95%) ARCserve
2 5 (5.95%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (5.95%) NetBackup
2 5 (5.95%) SCCM
3 3 (3.57%) SCOM
4 2 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.19%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 78 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 45 (53.57%) VMware
3 40 (47.62%) Citrix
4 27 (32.14%) AppSense
5 26 (30.95%) EMC
6 17 (20.24%) Cisco
7 8 (9.52%) HP
8 5 (5.95%) Dell
8 5 (5.95%) Oracle
8 5 (5.95%) Symantec
9 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.57%) Reuters
9 3 (3.57%) Bloomberg
9 3 (3.57%) Avaya
10 1 (1.19%) CommVault
10 1 (1.19%) Intel
10 1 (1.19%) Sybase
10 1 (1.19%) SAP
10 1 (1.19%) Remedy
10 1 (1.19%) Veeam
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
Posted: 1 hour ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Outsource UK
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: benfits & training & car
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Webrecruit
Salary: £Excellent DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
SCC
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
SCC
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago