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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 190 202 159
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCP 37 41 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 0.72% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.30% 2.30% 4.93%
Number of salaries quoted 28 40 97
Median salary £32,750 £30,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.16% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £18,350 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,350 £48,700
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
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
1612 1781 2009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.36% 31.17% 30.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1267 1437 1623
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +32 20 £26,000 -32.46% 1
Wiltshire +7 6 £38,000 +31.43%
Dorset +18 5 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Somerset +7 2 £27,042 -9.86% 2
Gloucestershire -25 1 £31,000 +63.15% 2
Avon - 1 £26,000 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 74 (80.43%) Microsoft
2 70 (76.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 68 (73.91%) Windows
4 61 (66.30%) Windows Server
5 46 (50.00%) VMware
6 44 (47.83%) MCSE
7 40 (43.48%) MS Excel
8 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
8 37 (40.22%) Firewall
9 34 (36.96%) MS Exchange
9 34 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (36.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (35.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (35.87%) WAN
11 31 (33.70%) CCNA
11 31 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
12 29 (31.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 28 (30.43%) MCSA
14 27 (29.35%) PowerShell
15 25 (27.17%) HP
15 25 (27.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (27.17%) Remote Desktop
16 24 (26.09%) Cisco
17 22 (23.91%) SQL Server
18 21 (22.83%) Clustering
18 21 (22.83%) Terminal Services
19 20 (21.74%) VPN
19 20 (21.74%) ZyXEL
19 20 (21.74%) Draytek
19 20 (21.74%) MCITP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (36.96%) MS Exchange
2 19 (20.65%) Exchange Server 2007
2 19 (20.65%) IIS
3 18 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (2.17%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.09%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 40 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.96%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) GitHub
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (40.22%) Firewall
2 33 (35.87%) WAN
3 25 (27.17%) Remote Desktop
4 20 (21.74%) VPN
5 17 (18.48%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (18.48%) Cisco PIX
5 17 (18.48%) DSL
5 17 (18.48%) Ethernet
5 17 (18.48%) MPLS
5 17 (18.48%) SSL
5 17 (18.48%) VoIP
6 16 (17.39%) LAN
7 11 (11.96%) DNS
8 10 (10.87%) DHCP
9 7 (7.61%) SAN
10 5 (5.43%) Wireless
11 3 (3.26%) NAS
11 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
12 2 (2.17%) Network Security
12 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.96%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (9.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (9.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (9.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.52%) SSDT
5 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.26%) OLAP
7 3 (3.26%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.26%) tSQLt
General
1 5 (5.43%) Automotive
2 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.17%) Finance
4 1 (1.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (23.91%) Support Engineer
2 18 (19.57%) Consultant
3 15 (16.30%) IT Support
4 14 (15.22%) IT Consultant
4 14 (15.22%) IT Engineer
4 14 (15.22%) Technical Consultant
5 13 (14.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (13.04%) IT Support Engineer
6 12 (13.04%) Technical Support
7 11 (11.96%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 11 (11.96%) Analyst
8 10 (10.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (10.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 10 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (9.78%) DBA
9 9 (9.78%) Development DBA
9 9 (9.78%) SQL DBA
10 8 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) .NET
2 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (3.26%) CSS
2 3 (3.26%) HTML
2 3 (3.26%) jQuery
3 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 21 (22.83%) Clustering
2 17 (18.48%) Replication
3 6 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.26%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 68 (73.91%) Windows
2 61 (66.30%) Windows Server
3 34 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (36.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (27.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (14.13%) Linux
6 9 (9.78%) Windows 8
7 8 (8.70%) Windows XP
8 7 (7.61%) Windows Vista
9 5 (5.43%) Unix
10 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) Migration
1 19 (20.65%) Problem Management
2 18 (19.57%) Load Balancing
2 18 (19.57%) Server Building
3 17 (18.48%) High Availability
3 17 (18.48%) ITIL
4 13 (14.13%) Service Delivery
5 12 (13.04%) Integration Testing
6 9 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.61%) ITIL V3
8 6 (6.52%) Change Management
8 6 (6.52%) Data Modelling
8 6 (6.52%) E-Commerce
8 6 (6.52%) Incident Management
8 6 (6.52%) ITSM
8 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.52%) TDD
8 6 (6.52%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.35%) PowerShell
2 14 (15.22%) SQL
3 9 (9.78%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.26%) C#
4 3 (3.26%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.17%) VBScript
6 1 (1.09%) C
6 1 (1.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 70 (76.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (47.83%) MCSE
3 31 (33.70%) CCNA
3 31 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (31.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 28 (30.43%) MCSA
6 20 (21.74%) MCITP
7 17 (18.48%) CCIE
7 17 (18.48%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (10.87%) MCTS
8 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
9 6 (6.52%) CCNP
9 6 (6.52%) Degree
9 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
10 5 (5.43%) A+ Certification
11 4 (4.35%) CCA
11 4 (4.35%) CCEA
11 4 (4.35%) CCENT
11 4 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (3.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
2 33 (35.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (22.83%) Terminal Services
4 19 (20.65%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.35%) XenApp
6 2 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.17%) Firmware
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.17%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (20.65%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.17%) SCCM
2 2 (2.17%) SCOM
3 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (80.43%) Microsoft
2 46 (50.00%) VMware
3 25 (27.17%) HP
4 24 (26.09%) Cisco
5 20 (21.74%) Draytek
5 20 (21.74%) ZyXEL
6 19 (20.65%) Symantec
7 18 (19.57%) Dell
8 17 (18.48%) Juniper
8 17 (18.48%) ProCurve
8 17 (18.48%) SonicWALL
8 17 (18.48%) Veeam
8 17 (18.48%) Veritas
8 17 (18.48%) WatchGuard
9 16 (17.39%) Citrix
10 6 (6.52%) RedGate
11 4 (4.35%) AppSense
11 4 (4.35%) EMC
11 4 (4.35%) Mitel
12 3 (3.26%) CommVault
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