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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / South West
Rank 190 196 167
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCP 37 43 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.77% 1.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 2.34% 4.06%
Number of salaries quoted 29 39 76
Median salary £32,500 £27,823 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.80% -26.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £18,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £35,000 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -10.76%

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
1529 1837 1874
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.85% 32.91% 30.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1195 1504 1531
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +12 18 £26,000 -20.00% 2
Wiltshire +19 8 £33,500 +8.06% 2
Dorset +23 5 £45,000 +28.57%
Somerset +5 2 £27,042 -9.86% 2
Gloucestershire -28 1 £31,000 +63.15%
Avon - 1 £26,000 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 56 (82.35%) Windows
2 55 (80.88%) Microsoft
3 50 (73.53%) Windows Server
4 43 (63.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (57.35%) VMware
6 31 (45.59%) MS Excel
7 29 (42.65%) MCSE
8 28 (41.18%) WAN
9 27 (39.71%) Firewall
9 27 (39.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (36.76%) MS Exchange
10 25 (36.76%) Active Directory
11 23 (33.82%) CCNA
11 23 (33.82%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (33.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (32.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (29.41%) LAN
14 19 (27.94%) MCSA
14 19 (27.94%) Hyper-V
15 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (23.53%) Remote Desktop
17 15 (22.06%) HP
17 15 (22.06%) ITIL
18 14 (20.59%) DHCP
18 14 (20.59%) DNS
18 14 (20.59%) Cisco
19 13 (19.12%) Citrix
20 12 (17.65%) Linux
20 12 (17.65%) SQL Server

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 25 (36.76%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (11.76%) IIS
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (45.59%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.24%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (41.18%) WAN
2 27 (39.71%) Firewall
3 20 (29.41%) LAN
4 16 (23.53%) Remote Desktop
5 14 (20.59%) DHCP
5 14 (20.59%) DNS
6 11 (16.18%) VPN
7 8 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
7 8 (11.76%) DSL
7 8 (11.76%) Ethernet
7 8 (11.76%) MPLS
7 8 (11.76%) SSL
7 8 (11.76%) VoIP
8 6 (8.82%) SAN
9 5 (7.35%) Wireless
10 3 (4.41%) ADSL
10 3 (4.41%) DPNSS
10 3 (4.41%) Intranet
10 3 (4.41%) Q.931
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 5 (7.35%) Automotive
2 4 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Support Engineer
2 15 (22.06%) IT Engineer
2 15 (22.06%) IT Support
3 13 (19.12%) IT Support Engineer
4 12 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (13.24%) Consultant
7 7 (10.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 7 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (10.29%) Analyst
7 7 (10.29%) Server Engineer
7 7 (10.29%) Technical Support
7 7 (10.29%) Wintel Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) Desktop Support
8 6 (8.82%) Support Analyst
9 5 (7.35%) Network Engineer
9 5 (7.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (4.41%) CSS
2 3 (4.41%) HTML
2 3 (4.41%) jQuery
3 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Clustering
2 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.76%) Replication
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (82.35%) Windows
2 50 (73.53%) Windows Server
3 27 (39.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (33.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (17.65%) Linux
7 9 (13.24%) Windows 8
8 8 (11.76%) Unix
8 8 (11.76%) Windows Vista
8 8 (11.76%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Migration
2 10 (14.71%) Problem Management
3 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
3 9 (13.24%) Server Building
4 8 (11.76%) High Availability
5 6 (8.82%) Presales
5 6 (8.82%) Project Management
5 6 (8.82%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (7.35%) Logistics
7 3 (4.41%) Change Management
7 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.41%) Integration Testing
7 3 (4.41%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.41%) ITSM
7 3 (4.41%) MVC
7 3 (4.41%) Patch Management
7 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.41%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.41%) C#
2 3 (4.41%) SQL
2 3 (4.41%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) C
4 1 (1.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (63.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (42.65%) MCSE
3 23 (33.82%) CCNA
3 23 (33.82%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (32.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 19 (27.94%) MCSA
6 10 (14.71%) MCITP
7 8 (11.76%) CCIE
7 8 (11.76%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (10.29%) CCNP
9 5 (7.35%) MCTS
10 4 (5.88%) CCA
10 4 (5.88%) CCEA
10 4 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (5.88%) Degree
11 3 (4.41%) A+ Certification
11 3 (4.41%) CCENT
11 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
12 2 (2.94%) VCAP
12 2 (2.94%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (36.76%) Active Directory
2 22 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (27.94%) Hyper-V
4 10 (14.71%) Terminal Services
5 4 (5.88%) XenApp
6 2 (2.94%) Firmware
7 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.94%) SCOM
4 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (80.88%) Microsoft
2 39 (57.35%) VMware
3 15 (22.06%) HP
4 14 (20.59%) Cisco
5 13 (19.12%) Citrix
6 11 (16.18%) Draytek
6 11 (16.18%) ZyXEL
7 8 (11.76%) Dell
7 8 (11.76%) Juniper
7 8 (11.76%) ProCurve
7 8 (11.76%) SonicWALL
7 8 (11.76%) Symantec
7 8 (11.76%) Veeam
7 8 (11.76%) Veritas
7 8 (11.76%) WatchGuard
8 5 (7.35%) Mitel
9 4 (5.88%) AppSense
9 4 (5.88%) EMC
10 3 (4.41%) 3Com
10 3 (4.41%) CommVault
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