The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 132 151 133
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCP 94 69 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.62% 1.28% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.73% 3.68% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 89 68 87
Average salary £25,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1640 1877 2159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 28.27% 34.88% 38.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1336 1618 1869
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Devon +25 38 £22,950 -20.86% 3
Bristol +8 24 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Gloucestershire +6 14 £40,000 - 1
Dorset -4 7 £24,500 -5.76% 1
Wiltshire -20 4 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Somerset -6 3 £20,780 -21.58% 3
Cornwall - 3 £21,000 - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 167 (93.30%) Microsoft
2 138 (77.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 123 (68.72%) Windows
4 90 (50.28%) SQL Server
5 75 (41.90%) .NET
6 72 (40.22%) MCTS
7 66 (36.87%) MS Excel
8 64 (35.75%) ASP.NET
8 64 (35.75%) MCSD
9 63 (35.20%) C#
10 57 (31.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 57 (31.84%) MVC
11 54 (30.17%) MCAD
11 54 (30.17%) TDD
12 52 (29.05%) Web Application Development
12 52 (29.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 51 (28.49%) Rhino Mocks
13 51 (28.49%) Castle Windsor
13 51 (28.49%) NUnit
13 51 (28.49%) WCF
14 49 (27.37%) Razor View Engine
14 49 (27.37%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (26.26%) Kanban
15 47 (26.26%) Dependency Injection
15 47 (26.26%) Scrum
16 46 (25.70%) WPF
17 45 (25.14%) MS Exchange
18 44 (24.58%) VMware
18 44 (24.58%) WinForms
18 44 (24.58%) Inversion of Control

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 45 (25.14%) MS Exchange
2 24 (13.41%) SharePoint
3 23 (12.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (10.06%) IIS
5 17 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2000
8 6 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.23%) Apache
9 4 (2.23%) Lync
10 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 66 (36.87%) MS Excel
2 30 (16.76%) MS Office
3 11 (6.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.68%) PaaS
2 2 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (21.23%) DNS
2 36 (20.11%) TCP/IP
3 35 (19.55%) LAN
4 27 (15.08%) DHCP
5 22 (12.29%) WAN
6 21 (11.73%) Internet
7 16 (8.94%) Firewall
8 10 (5.59%) Wireless
9 4 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (1.68%) VLAN
11 2 (1.12%) SAN
12 1 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (50.28%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.23%) MySQL
5 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (28.49%) Rhino Mocks
1 51 (28.49%) NUnit
2 44 (24.58%) Moq
2 44 (24.58%) MSTest
3 12 (6.70%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.91%) Subversion
General
1 11 (6.15%) Marketing
2 7 (3.91%) Retail
3 4 (2.23%) Finance
4 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Front Office
5 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 76 (42.46%) Developer
2 59 (32.96%) .NET Developer
3 32 (17.88%) Analyst
4 25 (13.97%) Support Engineer
5 21 (11.73%) Service Analyst
6 16 (8.94%) Architect
7 15 (8.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (6.70%) Technical Architect
9 11 (6.15%) Customer Analyst
9 11 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (5.59%) Technical Support
10 10 (5.59%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (5.03%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 9 (5.03%) Support Analyst
11 9 (5.03%) Desktop Support
11 9 (5.03%) Software Developer
12 8 (4.47%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.47%) IT Support
12 8 (4.47%) 3rd Line Technical Support
13 7 (3.91%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (41.90%) .NET
2 64 (35.75%) ASP.NET
3 57 (31.84%) ASP.NET MVC
4 52 (29.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 51 (28.49%) Castle Windsor
5 51 (28.49%) WCF
6 49 (27.37%) Razor View Engine
7 46 (25.70%) WPF
8 44 (24.58%) WinForms
8 44 (24.58%) Spring.NET
8 44 (24.58%) Unity DI Container
8 44 (24.58%) Ninject
9 14 (7.82%) Ajax
10 9 (5.03%) HTML
11 8 (4.47%) .NET Framework
12 7 (3.91%) MonoRail
12 7 (3.91%) NHibernate
12 7 (3.91%) CSS
12 7 (3.91%) Web Services
13 5 (2.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 44 (24.58%) Inversion of Control
2 23 (12.85%) Blackberry
3 15 (8.38%) Management Information System
4 14 (7.82%) Clustering
5 12 (6.70%) Firmware
6 6 (3.35%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.23%) Open Source
8 3 (1.68%) Handset
9 2 (1.12%) iPhone
9 2 (1.12%) iPad
10 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 123 (68.72%) Windows
2 26 (14.53%) UNIX
3 23 (12.85%) Windows 7
4 14 (7.82%) Windows XP
5 12 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (5.59%) Windows 2000
7 8 (4.47%) Apple iOS
7 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.91%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.79%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.23%) Linux
11 3 (1.68%) Android
11 3 (1.68%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (31.84%) MVC
2 54 (30.17%) TDD
3 52 (29.05%) Web Application Development
4 49 (27.37%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (26.26%) Kanban
5 47 (26.26%) Dependency Injection
5 47 (26.26%) Scrum
6 44 (24.58%) MVVM
7 43 (24.02%) ITIL
8 15 (8.38%) Incident Management
9 14 (7.82%) Contact Management
10 12 (6.70%) Configuration Management
10 12 (6.70%) Network Load Balancing
11 11 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (5.03%) Time Management
12 9 (5.03%) Problem Management
12 9 (5.03%) CRM
13 7 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (3.91%) OO
14 4 (2.23%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 63 (35.20%) C#
2 21 (11.73%) VB.NET
3 18 (10.06%) SQL
4 12 (6.70%) VB
5 9 (5.03%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.23%) C++
7 2 (1.12%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.12%) Java
8 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 138 (77.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (40.22%) MCTS
3 64 (35.75%) MCSD
4 54 (30.17%) MCAD
5 33 (18.44%) MCSE
6 22 (12.29%) Degree
6 22 (12.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (9.50%) MCSA
8 12 (6.70%) CCA
8 12 (6.70%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (6.15%) HP ASE
10 10 (5.59%) SC Cleared
10 10 (5.59%) Security Cleared
11 8 (4.47%) MCITP
12 6 (3.35%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.12%) ISEB
13 2 (1.12%) MCPD
13 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.56%) MCDST
14 1 (0.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.64%) SLA
2 8 (4.47%) QA
System Software
1 43 (24.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (22.91%) Active Directory
3 27 (15.08%) Hyper-V
4 18 (10.06%) XenApp
5 12 (6.70%) ISA Server
6 11 (6.15%) XenServer
6 11 (6.15%) XenDesktop
7 8 (4.47%) VMware ESX
8 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (3.91%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.56%) vSphere
10 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 20 (11.17%) WSUS
2 15 (8.38%) SCOM
3 14 (7.82%) SCCM
4 9 (5.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 9 (5.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.12%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.12%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 167 (93.30%) Microsoft
2 44 (24.58%) VMware
3 32 (17.88%) Citrix
4 24 (13.41%) HP
5 16 (8.94%) Cisco
6 13 (7.26%) Symantec
7 12 (6.70%) Dell
8 11 (6.15%) IBM
9 7 (3.91%) ServiceNow
9 7 (3.91%) Remedy
10 5 (2.79%) Apple
10 5 (2.79%) Oracle
11 1 (0.56%) Sun
11 1 (0.56%) Lotus
11 1 (0.56%) McAfee
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £26000 per annum
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £22950 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Recruit Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car, Pension, Holiday, Fuel Card
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Cirencester
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Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
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