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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 208 208 192
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCP 37 40 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.71% 0.67% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 2.27% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 35 39 53
Median salary £33,227 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.06% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £21,480
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -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
1589 1766 1657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.38% 29.68% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1251 1381 1289
Median salary £40,500 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Somerset - 14 £41,000 - 3
Bristol +17 10 £25,000 -35.89% 1
Wiltshire +12 6 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Dorset 0 5 £21,500 -38.57% 1
Devon 0 2 £24,250 -10.18% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 54 (79.41%) Microsoft
2 49 (72.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (64.71%) Windows
4 33 (48.53%) Active Directory
5 23 (33.82%) SQL Server
5 23 (33.82%) VMware
6 22 (32.35%) ITIL
7 21 (30.88%) Windows 7
8 20 (29.41%) MS Excel
8 20 (29.41%) Windows Server
9 19 (27.94%) MCSA
9 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (23.53%) MS Office
10 16 (23.53%) Cisco
11 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (20.59%) MCSE
13 13 (19.12%) Linux
13 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
13 13 (19.12%) SQL
13 13 (19.12%) DHCP
13 13 (19.12%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (19.12%) CCNA
13 13 (19.12%) A+ Certification
13 13 (19.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (19.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 13 (19.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (17.65%) Citrix
14 12 (17.65%) HP
14 12 (17.65%) DNS
15 11 (16.18%) MCTS

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 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.41%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 16 (23.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) GitHub
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.12%) DHCP
2 12 (17.65%) DNS
3 9 (13.24%) Firewall
3 9 (13.24%) VPN
4 7 (10.29%) PBX
4 7 (10.29%) VoIP
5 6 (8.82%) LAN
5 6 (8.82%) WAN
6 5 (7.35%) SAN
6 5 (7.35%) SSL
7 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (5.88%) Wireless
8 3 (4.41%) MPLS
8 3 (4.41%) NAS
8 3 (4.41%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (2.94%) DSL
9 2 (2.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (33.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 13 (19.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (19.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (14.71%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (8.82%) SSDT
5 4 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.88%) OLAP
5 4 (5.88%) OLTP
5 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.88%) tSQLt
3 1 (1.47%) MSI
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Legal
3 2 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) DBA
3 10 (14.71%) Development DBA
3 10 (14.71%) SQL DBA
4 9 (13.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (13.24%) IT Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) IT Support
4 9 (13.24%) Service Analyst
4 9 (13.24%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Developer
5 7 (10.29%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (8.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.82%) IT Support Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) SQL Server DBA
6 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Development DBA
7 5 (7.35%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) 1st Line Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) .NET
1 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.41%) Ajax
2 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (4.41%) CSS
2 3 (4.41%) HTML
2 3 (4.41%) jQuery
3 1 (1.47%) LINQ
3 1 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Blackberry
1 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.88%) Clustering
3 4 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.94%) Replication
4 2 (2.94%) Statistics
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 44 (64.71%) Windows
2 21 (30.88%) Windows 7
3 20 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (19.12%) Linux
6 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (13.24%) Windows XP
8 8 (11.76%) Windows 8
9 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (4.41%) Mac OS
10 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.47%) Android
11 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.35%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.29%) Mentoring
3 7 (10.29%) Time Management
4 6 (8.82%) Data Modelling
4 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce
4 6 (8.82%) TDD
5 5 (7.35%) Migration
5 5 (7.35%) Patch Management
5 5 (7.35%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (5.88%) Data Protection
6 4 (5.88%) High Availability
6 4 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (5.88%) MVC
6 4 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.71%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.88%) C#
4 3 (4.41%) Java
5 2 (2.94%) VBScript
6 1 (1.47%) C
6 1 (1.47%) VB
6 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (72.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (27.94%) MCSA
3 14 (20.59%) MCSE
4 13 (19.12%) A+ Certification
4 13 (19.12%) CCNA
4 13 (19.12%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (16.18%) MCTS
5 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
6 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared
7 8 (11.76%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (10.29%) MCDST
8 7 (10.29%) MCITP
9 6 (8.82%) Degree
10 5 (7.35%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (5.88%) CCENT
11 4 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
12 3 (4.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (2.94%) DBS Check
13 2 (2.94%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 33 (48.53%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.35%) XenApp
4 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.88%) Terminal Services
4 4 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) SCCM
2 5 (7.35%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.41%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.41%) SCOM
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (79.41%) Microsoft
2 23 (33.82%) VMware
3 16 (23.53%) Cisco
4 12 (17.65%) Citrix
4 12 (17.65%) HP
5 9 (13.24%) Intel Security
6 6 (8.82%) Oracle
6 6 (8.82%) RedGate
6 6 (8.82%) WatchGuard
7 5 (7.35%) Draytek
7 5 (7.35%) Juniper
7 5 (7.35%) Sophos
7 5 (7.35%) ZyXEL
8 4 (5.88%) Remedy
8 4 (5.88%) Symantec
9 3 (4.41%) 3Com
9 3 (4.41%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.41%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.41%) Dell
9 3 (4.41%) Forcepoint
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