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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 174 215 181
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCP 63 37 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.16% 0.63% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.71% 2.13% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 61 34 55
Median salary £35,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £21,550
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
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
1696 1735 1560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.36% 29.48% 25.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1328 1361 1197
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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
Wiltshire +30 20 £41,250 +17.85% 3
Somerset - 18 £43,000 - 2
Bristol +26 11 £25,000 -31.03% 1
Dorset 0 7 £20,000 -42.85% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £21,000 - 1
Devon +9 3 £28,500 +5.55%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 71 (78.89%) Microsoft
2 68 (75.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (61.11%) Windows
4 40 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 32 (35.56%) VMware
6 31 (34.44%) Windows Server
7 30 (33.33%) MCSE
8 29 (32.22%) MS Excel
9 26 (28.89%) SQL Server
9 26 (28.89%) CCNA
9 26 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (26.67%) MCSA
10 24 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (25.56%) PowerShell
11 23 (25.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (23.33%) ITIL
12 21 (23.33%) HP
12 21 (23.33%) Cisco
13 20 (22.22%) WAN
13 20 (22.22%) SQL
13 20 (22.22%) MS Exchange
14 19 (21.11%) VPN
14 19 (21.11%) Firewall
15 18 (20.00%) MS Office
15 18 (20.00%) Windows 7
15 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 17 (18.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 20 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (14.44%) IIS
4 11 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 29 (32.22%) MS Excel
2 18 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.22%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.00%) GitHub
2 5 (5.56%) Office 365
3 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.22%) WAN
2 19 (21.11%) Firewall
2 19 (21.11%) VPN
3 16 (17.78%) VoIP
4 14 (15.56%) DHCP
5 13 (14.44%) DNS
6 12 (13.33%) MPLS
7 11 (12.22%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (12.22%) Cisco PIX
7 11 (12.22%) DSL
7 11 (12.22%) Ethernet
7 11 (12.22%) LAN
7 11 (12.22%) Remote Desktop
7 11 (12.22%) SSL
8 7 (7.78%) PBX
9 6 (6.67%) TCP/IP
10 4 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.33%) SAN
11 3 (3.33%) Unified Communications
11 3 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (10.00%) SSDT
5 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.67%) OLAP
6 6 (6.67%) OLTP
6 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.67%) tSQLt
3 1 (1.11%) MSI
General
1 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.33%) Automotive
2 3 (3.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (23.33%) Analyst
2 19 (21.11%) Support Engineer
3 15 (16.67%) DBA
3 15 (16.67%) Development DBA
3 15 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 13 (14.44%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (14.44%) Service Analyst
4 13 (14.44%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (13.33%) IT Support
6 11 (12.22%) Support Analyst
7 10 (11.11%) Consultant
7 10 (11.11%) IT Consultant
7 10 (11.11%) IT Engineer
7 10 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
7 10 (11.11%) Technical Support
8 9 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
8 9 (10.00%) SQL Server Development DBA
9 8 (8.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 8 (8.89%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (7.78%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) .NET
1 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.33%) Ajax
2 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (3.33%) CSS
2 3 (3.33%) HTML
2 3 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (1.11%) LINQ
3 1 (1.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Clustering
2 11 (12.22%) Replication
3 6 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.56%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.44%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 55 (61.11%) Windows
2 31 (34.44%) Windows Server
3 23 (25.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (14.44%) Linux
7 9 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 7 (7.78%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.33%) Mac OS
9 3 (3.33%) Unix
9 3 (3.33%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.11%) Android
11 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) ITIL
2 15 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.56%) Migration
4 13 (14.44%) High Availability
5 12 (13.33%) Service Delivery
6 11 (12.22%) Load Balancing
6 11 (12.22%) Problem Management
6 11 (12.22%) Server Building
7 10 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 10 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 9 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 9 (10.00%) TDD
9 7 (7.78%) ITIL V3
9 7 (7.78%) Service Management
9 7 (7.78%) Time Management
9 7 (7.78%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.67%) Incident Management
10 6 (6.67%) ITSM
10 6 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.56%) PowerShell
2 20 (22.22%) SQL
3 15 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.44%) C#
5 3 (3.33%) Java
5 3 (3.33%) VBScript
6 1 (1.11%) VB
6 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (75.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (33.33%) MCSE
3 26 (28.89%) CCNA
3 26 (28.89%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (26.67%) MCSA
5 17 (18.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (15.56%) MCITP
6 14 (15.56%) MCTS
7 12 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 11 (12.22%) A+ Certification
8 11 (12.22%) CCIE
8 11 (12.22%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
10 8 (8.89%) MCDST
11 6 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (4.44%) CCENT
13 4 (4.44%) Degree
13 4 (4.44%) DV Cleared
14 2 (2.22%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) SLA
2 3 (3.33%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 24 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.56%) Terminal Services
4 5 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (3.33%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.22%) vSphere
6 2 (2.22%) XenApp
7 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (15.56%) Backup Exec
2 6 (6.67%) SCCM
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.33%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.22%) SCOM
4 2 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (78.89%) Microsoft
2 32 (35.56%) VMware
3 21 (23.33%) Cisco
3 21 (23.33%) HP
4 15 (16.67%) WatchGuard
5 14 (15.56%) Draytek
5 14 (15.56%) Symantec
5 14 (15.56%) ZyXEL
6 13 (14.44%) Dell
7 11 (12.22%) Juniper
7 11 (12.22%) ProCurve
7 11 (12.22%) SonicWALL
7 11 (12.22%) Veeam
7 11 (12.22%) Veritas
8 10 (11.11%) Citrix
9 9 (10.00%) RedGate
10 7 (7.78%) Intel Security
11 6 (6.67%) Sophos
12 5 (5.56%) Remedy
13 3 (3.33%) 3Com
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