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

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 204 216 135
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -81
Permanent jobs citing MCP 49 37 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.87% 0.62% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 2.07% 6.22%
Number of salaries quoted 48 32 107
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,050 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
1987 1785 1784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 35.13% 29.95% 28.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1567 1416 1466
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Wiltshire +21 21 £42,500 +70.00%
Bristol +10 10 £32,500 -16.12%
Somerset -1 7 £41,000 +110.25% 2
Gloucestershire -4 6 £21,000 -44.00%
Dorset -4 4 £20,000 -42.85%
Devon +7 1 £28,500 +67.64%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 69 (79.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (75.86%) Microsoft
3 52 (59.77%) Windows
4 37 (42.53%) Windows Server
5 33 (37.93%) Active Directory
6 32 (36.78%) MCSE
6 32 (36.78%) VMware
7 30 (34.48%) MS Excel
7 30 (34.48%) CCNA
7 30 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 27 (31.03%) MS Exchange
9 27 (31.03%) PowerShell
10 24 (27.59%) HP
10 24 (27.59%) Cisco
11 23 (26.44%) WAN
11 23 (26.44%) SQL
11 23 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (25.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (25.29%) MCSA
12 22 (25.29%) Firewall
13 21 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (21.84%) Migration
16 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 18 (20.69%) MCITP
16 18 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2007

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 27 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 17 (19.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (18.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (18.39%) IIS
4 14 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.30%) Skype for Business
9 1 (1.15%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 30 (34.48%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.79%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.30%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.34%) GitHub
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.44%) WAN
2 22 (25.29%) Firewall
3 16 (18.39%) VPN
4 15 (17.24%) DNS
5 14 (16.09%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (16.09%) Cisco PIX
5 14 (16.09%) DSL
5 14 (16.09%) Ethernet
5 14 (16.09%) MPLS
5 14 (16.09%) Remote Desktop
5 14 (16.09%) SSL
5 14 (16.09%) VoIP
6 13 (14.94%) DHCP
7 9 (10.34%) LAN
8 5 (5.75%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.75%) Wireless
9 3 (3.45%) Network Security
9 3 (3.45%) PBX
9 3 (3.45%) SAN
9 3 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 18 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (20.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (17.24%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (10.34%) SSDT
5 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.90%) OLAP
6 6 (6.90%) OLTP
6 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.90%) tSQLt
General
1 5 (5.75%) Automotive
2 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.45%) Finance
4 2 (2.30%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (19.54%) Support Engineer
2 15 (17.24%) Analyst
2 15 (17.24%) DBA
2 15 (17.24%) Development DBA
2 15 (17.24%) SQL DBA
3 13 (14.94%) IT Support
3 13 (14.94%) Technical Support
4 12 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (13.79%) Consultant
4 12 (13.79%) IT Consultant
4 12 (13.79%) Technical Consultant
5 11 (12.64%) IT Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) IT Support Engineer
6 9 (10.34%) SQL Server DBA
6 9 (10.34%) SQL Server Development DBA
6 9 (10.34%) Support Analyst
7 8 (9.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (9.20%) Applications Support
7 8 (9.20%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) .NET
2 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (4.60%) CSS
3 4 (4.60%) HTML
3 4 (4.60%) jQuery
4 2 (2.30%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.30%) Ajax
5 1 (1.15%) LINQ
5 1 (1.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.54%) Clustering
2 14 (16.09%) Replication
3 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.75%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 52 (59.77%) Windows
2 37 (42.53%) Windows Server
3 23 (26.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (19.54%) Linux
7 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.75%) Unix
8 5 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.60%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.45%) Mac OS
10 3 (3.45%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (2.30%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.15%) Android
12 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.84%) Migration
2 16 (18.39%) ITIL
3 15 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.24%) High Availability
3 15 (17.24%) Problem Management
4 14 (16.09%) Load Balancing
4 14 (16.09%) Server Building
4 14 (16.09%) Service Delivery
5 12 (13.79%) Integration Testing
6 9 (10.34%) Data Modelling
6 9 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 9 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 9 (10.34%) TDD
7 8 (9.20%) ITIL V3
8 7 (8.05%) Incident Management
8 7 (8.05%) Unit Testing
9 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (6.90%) Kimball Methodology
9 6 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (5.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.03%) PowerShell
2 23 (26.44%) SQL
3 15 (17.24%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.75%) C#
5 4 (4.60%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.45%) VBScript
7 2 (2.30%) Java
7 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (79.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (36.78%) MCSE
3 30 (34.48%) CCNA
3 30 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (25.29%) MCSA
4 22 (25.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (20.69%) MCITP
6 14 (16.09%) CCIE
6 14 (16.09%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (14.94%) MCTS
8 11 (12.64%) Security Cleared
9 7 (8.05%) A+ Certification
9 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
10 5 (5.75%) DV Cleared
10 5 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (4.60%) CCENT
12 3 (3.45%) Degree
12 3 (3.45%) MCDST
13 2 (2.30%) CCNP
13 2 (2.30%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) QA
System Software
1 33 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 21 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (19.54%) Terminal Services
4 5 (5.75%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.60%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (3.45%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.30%) vSphere
7 2 (2.30%) XenApp
8 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (19.54%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.60%) SCCM
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.45%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.30%) SCOM
4 2 (2.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 32 (36.78%) VMware
3 24 (27.59%) Cisco
3 24 (27.59%) HP
4 17 (19.54%) Draytek
4 17 (19.54%) Symantec
4 17 (19.54%) ZyXEL
5 16 (18.39%) Dell
6 14 (16.09%) Juniper
6 14 (16.09%) ProCurve
6 14 (16.09%) SonicWALL
6 14 (16.09%) Veeam
6 14 (16.09%) Veritas
6 14 (16.09%) WatchGuard
7 9 (10.34%) Citrix
7 9 (10.34%) RedGate
8 6 (6.90%) Sophos
9 5 (5.75%) Remedy
10 4 (4.60%) Intel Security
11 3 (3.45%) arcserve
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