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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 212 195 171
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCP 24 45 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.78% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 2.65% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 23 43 68
Median salary £25,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £27,100 £21,380
10% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £51,100 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £30,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%
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
1681 1696 1745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.92% 29.57% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1331 1392
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Bristol +9 9 £23,500 -47.77% 2
Somerset - 8 £36,500 - 1
Wiltshire -4 4 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Dorset -3 3 £23,500 -32.85% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 50 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 45 (72.58%) Windows
3 40 (64.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (54.84%) Active Directory
5 26 (41.94%) ITIL
6 23 (37.10%) VMware
7 22 (35.48%) MS Excel
8 21 (33.87%) Windows 7
9 20 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (32.26%) Windows Server
10 19 (30.65%) SQL Server
11 18 (29.03%) MS Office
12 16 (25.81%) HP
13 15 (24.19%) DHCP
14 14 (22.58%) DNS
14 14 (22.58%) Cisco
14 14 (22.58%) Linux
15 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (19.35%) MCSA
16 12 (19.35%) MS Exchange
17 11 (17.74%) A+ Certification
17 11 (17.74%) Citrix
17 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
17 11 (17.74%) CCNA
17 11 (17.74%) SCCM
17 11 (17.74%) MCTS
18 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
18 10 (16.13%) MCSE
18 10 (16.13%) SQL
19 9 (14.52%) Degree

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 12 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.45%) IIS
5 3 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.84%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.61%) Apache
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) nginx
Applications
1 22 (35.48%) MS Excel
2 18 (29.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.45%) Office 365
3 2 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) DHCP
2 14 (22.58%) DNS
3 8 (12.90%) LAN
3 8 (12.90%) SAN
4 7 (11.29%) PBX
4 7 (11.29%) VPN
4 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (9.68%) Firewall
5 6 (9.68%) NAS
5 6 (9.68%) WAN
6 5 (8.06%) VoIP
7 4 (6.45%) Wireless
8 3 (4.84%) Internet
8 3 (4.84%) IPv4
8 3 (4.84%) SSL
8 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
8 3 (4.84%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.61%) ADSL
9 1 (1.61%) Broadband
9 1 (1.61%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.23%) OLAP
5 2 (3.23%) OLTP
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.23%) SSDT
6 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) tSQLt
1 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.61%) MSI
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Legal
2 3 (4.84%) Local Government
3 2 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Support Engineer
2 13 (20.97%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) IT Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Service Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (11.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (11.29%) IT Support
5 6 (9.68%) Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Server Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) 1st Line Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.45%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Service Desk Support
7 4 (6.45%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) .NET
1 3 (4.84%) Ajax
1 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
1 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (4.84%) CSS
1 3 (4.84%) HTML
1 3 (4.84%) jQuery
2 1 (1.61%) LAMP
2 1 (1.61%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.68%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (4.84%) Raspberry Pi
6 2 (3.23%) Statistics
7 1 (1.61%) Clustering
7 1 (1.61%) iPhone
7 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 45 (72.58%) Windows
2 21 (33.87%) Windows 7
3 20 (32.26%) Windows Server
4 14 (22.58%) Linux
5 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (12.90%) Windows XP
8 7 (11.29%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.84%) Mac OS
9 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) ITIL
2 7 (11.29%) Time Management
3 5 (8.06%) Patch Management
3 5 (8.06%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (6.45%) Data Protection
4 4 (6.45%) Project Management
4 4 (6.45%) Service Management
5 3 (4.84%) Database Security
5 3 (4.84%) ITIL V3
5 3 (4.84%) ITSM
5 3 (4.84%) Matrix Management
5 3 (4.84%) Mentoring
5 3 (4.84%) Migration
5 3 (4.84%) MVC
5 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.84%) Supplier Management
6 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.23%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
2 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.45%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.45%) VBScript
4 3 (4.84%) C#
4 3 (4.84%) Java
4 3 (4.84%) VB
5 1 (1.61%) C
5 1 (1.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (64.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (19.35%) MCSA
3 11 (17.74%) A+ Certification
3 11 (17.74%) CCNA
3 11 (17.74%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (17.74%) MCTS
4 10 (16.13%) MCSE
5 9 (14.52%) Degree
5 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
6 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
7 7 (11.29%) MCDST
7 7 (11.29%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (8.06%) DBS Check
9 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (6.45%) MCITP
9 4 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (4.84%) CCENT
10 3 (4.84%) HND
10 3 (4.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 34 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 20 (32.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.06%) XenApp
5 1 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.61%) Dovecot
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.61%) Postfix
5 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) SCCM
2 4 (6.45%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.45%) SCOM
3 3 (4.84%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.84%) SmoothWall
4 2 (3.23%) WSUS
5 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.61%) cPanel
5 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.61%) Plesk
Vendors
1 50 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 23 (37.10%) VMware
3 16 (25.81%) HP
4 14 (22.58%) Cisco
5 11 (17.74%) Citrix
6 8 (12.90%) Intel Security
7 6 (9.68%) Dell
7 6 (9.68%) Oracle
8 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
8 4 (6.45%) Sophos
8 4 (6.45%) WatchGuard
9 3 (4.84%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.84%) Draytek
9 3 (4.84%) Infoblox
9 3 (4.84%) NETGEAR
9 3 (4.84%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (4.84%) Panasonic
9 3 (4.84%) Remedy
9 3 (4.84%) Ruckus Wireless
9 3 (4.84%) ZyXEL
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Good Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + fantastic pension and holiday package
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
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