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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 136 145 117
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCP 105 70 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.70% 1.39% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.10% 4.73% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 102 63 107
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,700 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.80% +4.16%
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
1720 1480 2197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 27.91% 29.31% 37.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1403 1261 1934
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +18 41 £35,000 +27.27% 6
Wiltshire +5 22 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Dorset +10 21 £31,000 -11.42% 1
Somerset -33 7 £28,750 -37.83% 3
Devon - 7 £25,000 -
Gloucestershire -3 6 £30,000 -25.00% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 137 (81.07%) Microsoft
2 135 (79.88%) Windows
3 120 (71.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 70 (41.42%) Active Directory
5 62 (36.69%) SQL Server
6 57 (33.73%) VMware
7 56 (33.14%) MS Exchange
8 52 (30.77%) MCSE
9 51 (30.18%) MS Excel
10 48 (28.40%) ASP.NET
10 48 (28.40%) .NET
11 44 (26.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 43 (25.44%) C#
13 41 (24.26%) MVC
14 39 (23.08%) MCTS
14 39 (23.08%) MCSD
15 37 (21.89%) ITIL
16 36 (21.30%) Hyper-V
17 34 (20.12%) TCP/IP
18 33 (19.53%) Citrix
18 33 (19.53%) MCSA
19 32 (18.93%) MS Office
19 32 (18.93%) Windows 7
19 32 (18.93%) ASP.NET MVC
20 31 (18.34%) Exchange Server 2010
21 30 (17.75%) WCF
21 30 (17.75%) Windows Server 2008
21 30 (17.75%) Exchange Server 2007
22 29 (17.16%) Degree
22 29 (17.16%) Agile Software Development

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 56 (33.14%) MS Exchange
2 31 (18.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (17.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (14.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 23 (13.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 19 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2000
7 19 (11.24%) SharePoint
8 9 (5.33%) IIS
9 5 (2.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (2.37%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.18%) Apache
11 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (30.18%) MS Excel
2 32 (18.93%) MS Office
3 5 (2.96%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.37%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.18%) MS Project
5 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.12%) TCP/IP
2 29 (17.16%) DNS
3 28 (16.57%) Firewall
4 27 (15.98%) DHCP
5 18 (10.65%) Internet
6 13 (7.69%) SAN
7 9 (5.33%) LAN
8 8 (4.73%) WAN
9 6 (3.55%) VPN
9 6 (3.55%) VoIP
10 5 (2.96%) Wireless
11 4 (2.37%) ISDN
11 4 (2.37%) MPLS
11 4 (2.37%) Intranet
11 4 (2.37%) VLAN
12 3 (1.78%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.78%) ADSL
12 3 (1.78%) Multicast
13 2 (1.18%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (36.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (15.38%) NUnit
1 26 (15.38%) MSTest
1 26 (15.38%) Rhino Mocks
1 26 (15.38%) Moq
2 9 (5.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (2.96%) Finance
1 5 (2.96%) Marketing
2 4 (2.37%) Back Office
3 3 (1.78%) Advertising
3 3 (1.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.18%) Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Electronics
5 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (28.40%) Developer
2 41 (24.26%) .NET Developer
3 34 (20.12%) Analyst
4 26 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 14 (8.28%) IT Support
6 13 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 13 (7.69%) Architect
6 13 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 12 (7.10%) Consultant
7 12 (7.10%) C# Developer
7 12 (7.10%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (6.51%) Wintel Consultant
9 10 (5.92%) Technical Architect
9 10 (5.92%) Web Developer
9 10 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (5.33%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (4.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (28.40%) ASP.NET
1 48 (28.40%) .NET
2 32 (18.93%) ASP.NET MVC
3 30 (17.75%) WCF
4 26 (15.38%) WPF
4 26 (15.38%) WinForms
4 26 (15.38%) Castle Windsor
4 26 (15.38%) Ninject
4 26 (15.38%) Spring.NET
4 26 (15.38%) Razor View Engine
4 26 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 26 (15.38%) Unity DI Container
5 21 (12.43%) HTML
6 19 (11.24%) CSS
7 10 (5.92%) Web Services
7 10 (5.92%) Ajax
8 9 (5.33%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.55%) jQuery
10 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (2.37%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
2 24 (14.20%) Blackberry
3 22 (13.02%) Clustering
4 5 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.78%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.78%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.78%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.18%) Firmware
8 1 (0.59%) Handset
8 1 (0.59%) Statistics
8 1 (0.59%) DTV
8 1 (0.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 135 (79.88%) Windows
2 32 (18.93%) Windows 7
3 30 (17.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (10.06%) Windows 8
7 16 (9.47%) Windows XP
8 14 (8.28%) Linux
9 7 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.55%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.37%) UNIX
11 4 (2.37%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.78%) CentOS
12 3 (1.78%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.59%) Android
13 1 (0.59%) HPUX
13 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.26%) MVC
2 37 (21.89%) ITIL
3 29 (17.16%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (15.38%) Kanban
4 26 (15.38%) TDD
4 26 (15.38%) Scrum
4 26 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
4 26 (15.38%) MVVM
4 26 (15.38%) Web Application Development
5 25 (14.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (10.06%) Change Control
7 13 (7.69%) Asset Management
7 13 (7.69%) Service Management
8 11 (6.51%) Time Management
8 11 (6.51%) Configuration Management
9 10 (5.92%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.73%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (4.73%) Mentoring
11 7 (4.14%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.44%) C#
2 24 (14.20%) SQL
3 18 (10.65%) PowerShell
4 15 (8.88%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.51%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.37%) VBScript
6 4 (2.37%) VB
7 3 (1.78%) C
8 1 (0.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 120 (71.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (30.77%) MCSE
3 39 (23.08%) MCTS
3 39 (23.08%) MCSD
4 33 (19.53%) MCSA
5 29 (17.16%) Degree
6 27 (15.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (15.38%) MCAD
8 20 (11.83%) Security Cleared
9 18 (10.65%) SC Cleared
10 14 (8.28%) MCITP
11 13 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (5.33%) CCNA
13 7 (4.14%) MCDST
13 7 (4.14%) CCA
13 7 (4.14%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (2.96%) A+ Certification
15 4 (2.37%) CCSP
15 4 (2.37%) HP ASE
15 4 (2.37%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.88%) SLA
2 4 (2.37%) QA
System Software
1 70 (41.42%) Active Directory
2 44 (26.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (21.30%) Hyper-V
4 21 (12.43%) XenApp
5 17 (10.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 16 (9.47%) VMware ESX
7 11 (6.51%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.96%) ISA Server
8 5 (2.96%) vSphere
9 4 (2.37%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.18%) XenServer
10 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.18%) NFS
10 2 (1.18%) Xen
11 1 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.33%) SCCM
1 9 (5.33%) Backup Exec
1 9 (5.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (3.55%) SCOM
3 5 (2.96%) NetBackup
3 5 (2.96%) WSUS
3 5 (2.96%) ARCserve
4 4 (2.37%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.37%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.78%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.18%) Hyperic
6 2 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.18%) Netcool
6 2 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 137 (81.07%) Microsoft
2 57 (33.73%) VMware
3 33 (19.53%) Citrix
4 17 (10.06%) Symantec
5 16 (9.47%) Cisco
6 13 (7.69%) HP
7 10 (5.92%) Oracle
7 10 (5.92%) IBM
8 9 (5.33%) Remedy
8 9 (5.33%) ServiceNow
9 8 (4.73%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.14%) Sophos
11 6 (3.55%) McAfee
12 5 (2.96%) Apple
12 5 (2.96%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.96%) NetApp
12 5 (2.96%) Dell
13 4 (2.37%) Juniper
14 1 (0.59%) SAP
14 1 (0.59%) Sun
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