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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 142 135 125
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCP 85 78 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.37% 1.51% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.12% 5.16% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 83 73 96
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £22,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
1661 1512 2135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 26.79% 29.22% 37.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1302 1287 1892
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +13 28 £39,000 +56.00% 6
Dorset 0 22 £29,750 -15.00% 1
Wiltshire -3 17 £29,500 -37.89% 2
Devon -13 7 £25,000 -
Gloucestershire -6 6 £30,000 -25.00% 2
Somerset -35 4 £34,750 -7.33% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 136 (84.47%) Microsoft
2 128 (79.50%) Windows
3 125 (77.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 66 (40.99%) SQL Server
5 55 (34.16%) .NET
5 55 (34.16%) ASP.NET
5 55 (34.16%) Active Directory
6 50 (31.06%) MS Exchange
6 50 (31.06%) MCSE
7 47 (29.19%) C#
7 47 (29.19%) MS Excel
7 47 (29.19%) MVC
8 45 (27.95%) MCSD
9 44 (27.33%) MCTS
10 43 (26.71%) VMware
11 38 (23.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 37 (22.98%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (22.36%) WCF
13 36 (22.36%) TCP/IP
14 33 (20.50%) Windows 7
15 32 (19.88%) Dependency Injection
15 32 (19.88%) Inversion of Control
15 32 (19.88%) MSTest
15 32 (19.88%) Spring.NET
15 32 (19.88%) MVVM
15 32 (19.88%) Rhino Mocks
15 32 (19.88%) Moq
15 32 (19.88%) Castle Windsor
15 32 (19.88%) Ninject
15 32 (19.88%) Razor View Engine

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 50 (31.06%) MS Exchange
2 24 (14.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 20 (12.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (12.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (10.56%) SharePoint
5 16 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2000
8 7 (4.35%) IIS
9 5 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.62%) Apache
11 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (29.19%) MS Excel
2 29 (18.01%) MS Office
3 6 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.48%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (22.36%) TCP/IP
2 29 (18.01%) DNS
3 26 (16.15%) DHCP
4 25 (15.53%) Firewall
5 20 (12.42%) Internet
6 11 (6.83%) SAN
6 11 (6.83%) LAN
7 8 (4.97%) WAN
8 6 (3.73%) VoIP
9 5 (3.11%) Wireless
10 4 (2.48%) Intranet
11 3 (1.86%) ADSL
11 3 (1.86%) VPN
11 3 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.86%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.24%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.24%) Multicast
12 2 (1.24%) NAS
13 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (40.99%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (5.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (19.88%) MSTest
1 32 (19.88%) Rhino Mocks
1 32 (19.88%) Moq
1 32 (19.88%) NUnit
2 9 (5.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (3.73%) Finance
1 6 (3.73%) Marketing
2 5 (3.11%) Back Office
3 3 (1.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.24%) Advertising
4 2 (1.24%) Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.62%) Front Office
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.62%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 55 (34.16%) Developer
2 47 (29.19%) .NET Developer
3 38 (23.60%) Analyst
4 22 (13.66%) Support Engineer
5 17 (10.56%) Support Analyst
6 15 (9.32%) IT Support
7 13 (8.07%) Service Analyst
8 12 (7.45%) C# Developer
8 12 (7.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (6.83%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (6.83%) Architect
10 10 (6.21%) Web Developer
10 10 (6.21%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (5.59%) Technical Architect
11 9 (5.59%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (5.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (4.97%) Desktop Support
12 8 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (34.16%) .NET
1 55 (34.16%) ASP.NET
2 38 (23.60%) ASP.NET MVC
3 36 (22.36%) WCF
4 32 (19.88%) Spring.NET
4 32 (19.88%) Castle Windsor
4 32 (19.88%) Ninject
4 32 (19.88%) Razor View Engine
4 32 (19.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 32 (19.88%) Unity DI Container
4 32 (19.88%) WPF
4 32 (19.88%) WinForms
5 21 (13.04%) HTML
6 20 (12.42%) CSS
7 11 (6.83%) Ajax
7 11 (6.83%) Web Services
8 9 (5.59%) .NET Framework
9 6 (3.73%) jQuery
10 4 (2.48%) Silverlight
10 4 (2.48%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.88%) Inversion of Control
2 20 (12.42%) Blackberry
3 13 (8.07%) Clustering
4 4 (2.48%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.48%) Firmware
5 3 (1.86%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.86%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.86%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) Statistics
7 1 (0.62%) Open Source
7 1 (0.62%) iPad
7 1 (0.62%) DTV
7 1 (0.62%) iPhone
7 1 (0.62%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 128 (79.50%) Windows
2 33 (20.50%) Windows 7
3 28 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (16.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (10.56%) Windows 8
6 15 (9.32%) Windows XP
6 15 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (6.83%) Linux
8 8 (4.97%) Windows 2000
9 6 (3.73%) Mac OS X
9 6 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.11%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.11%) UNIX
11 4 (2.48%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.86%) CentOS
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.62%) HPUX
13 1 (0.62%) Android
13 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (29.19%) MVC
2 32 (19.88%) Dependency Injection
2 32 (19.88%) MVVM
2 32 (19.88%) Web Application Development
2 32 (19.88%) Continuous Integration
2 32 (19.88%) Kanban
2 32 (19.88%) TDD
2 32 (19.88%) Scrum
3 31 (19.25%) ITIL
4 13 (8.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (8.07%) Asset Management
5 12 (7.45%) Problem Management
6 11 (6.83%) Time Management
7 10 (6.21%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.21%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (5.59%) Service Management
9 7 (4.35%) Change Control
10 6 (3.73%) Project Planning
10 6 (3.73%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.11%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 47 (29.19%) C#
2 22 (13.66%) SQL
3 16 (9.94%) JavaScript
4 14 (8.70%) VB.NET
5 9 (5.59%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.86%) C
6 3 (1.86%) VBScript
6 3 (1.86%) VB
7 2 (1.24%) Java
8 1 (0.62%) C++
8 1 (0.62%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 125 (77.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (31.06%) MCSE
3 45 (27.95%) MCSD
4 44 (27.33%) MCTS
5 32 (19.88%) MCAD
6 28 (17.39%) MCSA
6 28 (17.39%) Degree
7 18 (11.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 14 (8.70%) MCITP
9 13 (8.07%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (8.07%) SC Cleared
10 9 (5.59%) CCNA
11 6 (3.73%) MCDST
12 5 (3.11%) A+ Certification
12 5 (3.11%) HP ASE
13 4 (2.48%) Network+ Certification
13 4 (2.48%) CCA
13 4 (2.48%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (2.48%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.70%) SLA
2 5 (3.11%) QA
System Software
1 55 (34.16%) Active Directory
2 37 (22.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (16.15%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.07%) XenApp
5 7 (4.35%) ISA Server
5 7 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (3.73%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.11%) vSphere
7 5 (3.11%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.48%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.86%) XenServer
9 3 (1.86%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.24%) Xen
10 2 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.62%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (6.83%) WSUS
2 8 (4.97%) SCCM
3 7 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (4.35%) SCOM
3 7 (4.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 7 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.73%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.48%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.24%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.24%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.62%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.62%) Netcool
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 136 (84.47%) Microsoft
2 43 (26.71%) VMware
3 25 (15.53%) Citrix
4 15 (9.32%) Symantec
5 14 (8.70%) HP
5 14 (8.70%) Cisco
6 9 (5.59%) ServiceNow
6 9 (5.59%) Remedy
6 9 (5.59%) IBM
7 8 (4.97%) Oracle
8 7 (4.35%) Sophos
8 7 (4.35%) Dell
9 6 (3.73%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.11%) Apple
10 5 (3.11%) NetApp
10 5 (3.11%) McAfee
11 4 (2.48%) Juniper
12 3 (1.86%) CheckPoint
13 1 (0.62%) Sun
13 1 (0.62%) SAP
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