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 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 158 152 121
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -31
Permanent jobs citing MCP 83 89 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.33% 1.53% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.22% 5.10% 5.97%
Number of salaries quoted 83 88 113
Average salary £37,500 £35,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £18,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.85% -6.66%
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
1967 1746 1977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.43% 29.94% 34.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1590 1409 1653
Average salary £40,000 £38,370 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.24% +2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 29 December 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 29 December 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
Wiltshire +5 27 £40,000 -
Bristol +6 22 £39,500 -8.13%
Dorset -9 13 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Devon -13 11 £24,000 -17.24%
Gloucestershire -8 4 £28,500 -36.66% 2
Somerset +2 2 £20,000 -60.00%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 141 (72.68%) Windows
1 141 (72.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (70.10%) Microsoft
3 78 (40.21%) VMware
4 76 (39.18%) Active Directory
5 67 (34.54%) ITIL
6 63 (32.47%) MS Excel
7 61 (31.44%) MCSE
7 61 (31.44%) MS Exchange
8 57 (29.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 56 (28.87%) MCSA
10 50 (25.77%) SQL Server
11 44 (22.68%) TCP/IP
12 42 (21.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 41 (21.13%) Citrix
14 37 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
15 36 (18.56%) Disaster Recovery
16 35 (18.04%) Firewall
16 35 (18.04%) Degree
16 35 (18.04%) .NET
16 35 (18.04%) Hyper-V
17 33 (17.01%) SQL
18 32 (16.49%) C#
18 32 (16.49%) ASP.NET
18 32 (16.49%) WAN
18 32 (16.49%) LAN
19 31 (15.98%) SAN
19 31 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
20 30 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2007
21 29 (14.95%) Windows 7

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 61 (31.44%) MS Exchange
2 30 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2007
3 27 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (13.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (13.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (11.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 22 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2000
7 18 (9.28%) SharePoint
7 18 (9.28%) Lync
8 16 (8.25%) IIS
9 2 (1.03%) Apache
9 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (32.47%) MS Excel
2 29 (14.95%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (22.68%) TCP/IP
2 35 (18.04%) Firewall
3 32 (16.49%) LAN
3 32 (16.49%) WAN
4 31 (15.98%) SAN
5 26 (13.40%) DHCP
6 23 (11.86%) DNS
7 18 (9.28%) Internet
8 15 (7.73%) VPN
9 12 (6.19%) MPLS
9 12 (6.19%) NetScaler
10 11 (5.67%) VLAN
10 11 (5.67%) ISDN
11 9 (4.64%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (4.64%) Unified Communications
12 8 (4.12%) VoIP
13 5 (2.58%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (2.58%) Multicast
14 4 (2.06%) NAS
14 4 (2.06%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (25.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.52%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (5.67%) Visual Studio
1 11 (5.67%) NUnit
1 11 (5.67%) MSTest
1 11 (5.67%) Moq
2 8 (4.12%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 7 (3.61%) Finance
1 7 (3.61%) Advertising
2 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.03%) Banking
4 1 (0.52%) Marketing
4 1 (0.52%) Electronics
4 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (18.56%) Analyst
2 31 (15.98%) Developer
3 29 (14.95%) Consultant
4 25 (12.89%) .NET Developer
5 22 (11.34%) Support Engineer
6 14 (7.22%) Support Analyst
6 14 (7.22%) C# Developer
6 14 (7.22%) Wintel Consultant
7 13 (6.70%) IT Support
7 13 (6.70%) Operations Manager
8 12 (6.19%) Service Manager
8 12 (6.19%) Architect
8 12 (6.19%) Security Manager
8 12 (6.19%) Service Desk Manager
8 12 (6.19%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 12 (6.19%) Security Operations Manager
9 10 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (5.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.04%) .NET
2 32 (16.49%) ASP.NET
3 16 (8.25%) HTML
4 14 (7.22%) CSS
4 14 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (6.19%) .NET Framework
6 11 (5.67%) WCF
6 11 (5.67%) WinForms
7 9 (4.64%) Web Services
7 9 (4.64%) WPF
8 8 (4.12%) XML
8 8 (4.12%) Spring.NET
8 8 (4.12%) Castle Windsor
8 8 (4.12%) Ninject
8 8 (4.12%) Razor View Engine
8 8 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 8 (4.12%) Unity DI Container
9 7 (3.61%) Ajax
10 5 (2.58%) jQuery
11 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.37%) Clustering
2 23 (11.86%) Blackberry
2 23 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (9.79%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.12%) Inversion of Control
5 7 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.55%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.03%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.52%) DTV
8 1 (0.52%) PKI
8 1 (0.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 141 (72.68%) Windows
2 37 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (14.95%) Windows 7
5 22 (11.34%) Linux
6 21 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (10.31%) Windows XP
8 15 (7.73%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.58%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.06%) UNIX
12 3 (1.55%) Solaris
12 3 (1.55%) Android
12 3 (1.55%) CentOS
13 2 (1.03%) AIX
14 1 (0.52%) HPUX
14 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (34.54%) ITIL
2 36 (18.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (14.43%) MVC
4 24 (12.37%) Change Control
5 23 (11.86%) PRINCE2
6 22 (11.34%) Service Management
7 19 (9.79%) Configuration Management
7 19 (9.79%) Mentoring
7 19 (9.79%) Coaching
8 17 (8.76%) Problem Management
9 16 (8.25%) SIEM
10 14 (7.22%) Project Management
11 13 (6.70%) ITSM
12 12 (6.19%) Change Management
12 12 (6.19%) CRM
12 12 (6.19%) Time Management
12 12 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (5.67%) TDD
13 11 (5.67%) Software Deployment
14 10 (5.15%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.01%) SQL
2 32 (16.49%) C#
3 21 (10.82%) PowerShell
4 14 (7.22%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.64%) VB.NET
6 7 (3.61%) VB
7 6 (3.09%) C
8 3 (1.55%) VBScript
9 1 (0.52%) PHP
9 1 (0.52%) C++
9 1 (0.52%) Java
9 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 141 (72.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (31.44%) MCSE
3 56 (28.87%) MCSA
4 42 (21.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 35 (18.04%) Degree
6 22 (11.34%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (10.82%) MCTS
7 21 (10.82%) Security Cleared
8 18 (9.28%) SC Cleared
8 18 (9.28%) CHFI
8 18 (9.28%) CISSP
9 17 (8.76%) CCA
9 17 (8.76%) Citrix Certification
9 17 (8.76%) MCSD
10 16 (8.25%) CCNA
11 15 (7.73%) MCITP
11 15 (7.73%) MCDST
12 12 (6.19%) VCP4
12 12 (6.19%) CCEE
12 12 (6.19%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.28%) SLA
2 10 (5.15%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.55%) QA
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (39.18%) Active Directory
2 57 (29.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (18.04%) Hyper-V
4 25 (12.89%) XenApp
5 24 (12.37%) VMware ESX
6 21 (10.82%) Terminal Services
6 21 (10.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 18 (9.28%) vSphere
7 18 (9.28%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (6.19%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.06%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.03%) NFS
10 2 (1.03%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.03%) Xen
11 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.19%) Backup Exec
2 11 (5.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (5.15%) NetBackup
4 8 (4.12%) SCCM
5 7 (3.61%) ARCserve
6 5 (2.58%) Tivoli
7 4 (2.06%) Netcool
7 4 (2.06%) SCOM
7 4 (2.06%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.03%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.52%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 136 (70.10%) Microsoft
2 78 (40.21%) VMware
3 41 (21.13%) Citrix
4 24 (12.37%) Cisco
5 12 (6.19%) EMC
5 12 (6.19%) CheckPoint
5 12 (6.19%) AppSense
6 11 (5.67%) Symantec
6 11 (5.67%) HP
7 10 (5.15%) IBM
8 9 (4.64%) Oracle
9 8 (4.12%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.58%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.58%) Remedy
10 5 (2.58%) McAfee
10 5 (2.58%) Sophos
10 5 (2.58%) NetApp
11 4 (2.06%) Juniper
12 3 (1.55%) Dell
12 3 (1.55%) Sun
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