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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 220 180 148
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCP 35 66 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 1.12% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 3.61% 5.28%
Number of salaries quoted 31 66 81
Average salary £27,823 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.65% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £48,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,823 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.39% -7.14%
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
1908 1827 1553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.51% 31.03% 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1511 1490 1263
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 -9 13 £32,000 -22.42% 1
Gloucestershire +6 8 £19,000 -13.14%
Bristol -2 7 £28,000 -32.53% 2
Dorset -11 5 £32,896 -17.76%
Devon -6 1 £17,000 -19.04% 1
Somerset -7 1 £30,000 +62.16%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 63 (85.14%) Microsoft
2 57 (77.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (77.03%) Windows
3 42 (56.76%) Windows Server
4 39 (52.70%) VMware
5 34 (45.95%) MS Exchange
6 32 (43.24%) Active Directory
7 31 (41.89%) MCSE
7 31 (41.89%) ITIL
8 30 (40.54%) MS Excel
9 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (33.78%) Citrix
11 24 (32.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 24 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (31.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (31.08%) SAN
13 22 (29.73%) MCSA
14 21 (28.38%) XenApp
15 19 (25.68%) Project Management
16 15 (20.27%) AppSense
16 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
16 15 (20.27%) CCA
16 15 (20.27%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (20.27%) CCEA
16 15 (20.27%) EMC
16 15 (20.27%) CCEE
16 15 (20.27%) Presales
17 13 (17.57%) DHCP
17 13 (17.57%) DNS
18 12 (16.22%) HP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 34 (45.95%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.51%) IIS
3 9 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.76%) Lync
6 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (4.05%) Apache
7 3 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.05%) nginx
8 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 30 (40.54%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) Office 365
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.08%) SAN
2 13 (17.57%) DHCP
2 13 (17.57%) DNS
3 10 (13.51%) Internet
3 10 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (12.16%) LAN
4 9 (12.16%) WAN
5 8 (10.81%) NAS
5 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.76%) IPv4
7 4 (5.41%) Firewall
8 3 (4.05%) Intranet
8 3 (4.05%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (4.05%) SSL
9 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.35%) Network Security
10 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.05%) MySQL
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.35%) DTS
6 1 (1.35%) MS Access
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (8.11%) Local Government
2 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.05%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Finance
5 1 (1.35%) Advertising
5 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Consultant
2 15 (20.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 13 (17.57%) Analyst
3 13 (17.57%) Support Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) IT Engineer
5 11 (14.86%) Service Analyst
5 11 (14.86%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (12.16%) IT Support
7 7 (9.46%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) Server Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.76%) Administrator
8 5 (6.76%) ICT Manager
8 5 (6.76%) IT Administrator
8 5 (6.76%) IT Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.76%) Server Support
8 5 (6.76%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.76%) Systems Manager
9 4 (5.41%) IT Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) CSS
1 5 (6.76%) HTML
2 3 (4.05%) .NET
2 3 (4.05%) HTML5
2 3 (4.05%) LAMP
2 3 (4.05%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (2.70%) Ajax
3 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.35%) COM
4 1 (1.35%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.11%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.11%) Driving Licence
3 5 (6.76%) Clustering
3 5 (6.76%) Raspberry Pi
4 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.70%) iPhone
7 1 (1.35%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 57 (77.03%) Windows
2 42 (56.76%) Windows Server
3 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (31.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (14.86%) Linux
5 11 (14.86%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.76%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.76%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (41.89%) ITIL
2 19 (25.68%) Project Management
3 15 (20.27%) Presales
4 8 (10.81%) ITSM
5 7 (9.46%) Incident Management
5 7 (9.46%) Service Management
6 6 (8.11%) Business Continuity
7 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.76%) ITIL V3
8 4 (5.41%) Change Management
8 4 (5.41%) Time Management
9 3 (4.05%) ERP
9 3 (4.05%) Matrix Management
9 3 (4.05%) Migration
9 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.70%) Change Control
10 2 (2.70%) High Availability
10 2 (2.70%) MVC
10 2 (2.70%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) SQL
2 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.11%) PHP
3 6 (8.11%) VB
3 6 (8.11%) VBScript
4 3 (4.05%) C#
5 1 (1.35%) C
5 1 (1.35%) Java
5 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (77.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (41.89%) MCSE
3 24 (32.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 22 (29.73%) MCSA
5 15 (20.27%) CCA
5 15 (20.27%) CCEA
5 15 (20.27%) CCEE
5 15 (20.27%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (16.22%) Degree
7 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
8 9 (12.16%) CCNA
8 9 (12.16%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (10.81%) MCTS
10 7 (9.46%) MCITP
11 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
12 5 (6.76%) DBS Check
12 5 (6.76%) HND
13 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
13 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (4.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 32 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 24 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (28.38%) XenApp
4 12 (16.22%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (5.41%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.05%) Dovecot
6 3 (4.05%) Postfix
6 3 (4.05%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) NetBackup
1 6 (8.11%) SCCM
2 5 (6.76%) SmoothWall
3 4 (5.41%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.05%) cPanel
4 3 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.05%) Plesk
4 3 (4.05%) SCOM
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.70%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 63 (85.14%) Microsoft
2 39 (52.70%) VMware
3 25 (33.78%) Citrix
4 15 (20.27%) AppSense
4 15 (20.27%) EMC
5 12 (16.22%) HP
6 10 (13.51%) Dell
7 9 (12.16%) Cisco
8 5 (6.76%) Nimble Storage
8 5 (6.76%) Ruckus Wireless
9 4 (5.41%) Oracle
10 3 (4.05%) arcserve
10 3 (4.05%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.05%) Juniper
10 3 (4.05%) McAfee
10 3 (4.05%) Remedy
10 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
10 3 (4.05%) Symantec
10 3 (4.05%) Websense
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago