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 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 177 130 133
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCP 61 83 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 1.60% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.01% 5.68% 4.64%
Number of salaries quoted 61 81 81
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,500 £21,100
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -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
2024 1462 1877
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 34.24% 28.17% 36.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1612 1205 1577
Average salary £40,000 £39,875 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.31% +6.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
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 5 March 2015.

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 March 2015. 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 +15 24 £38,000 +4.82% 2
Dorset -20 15 £40,000 -1.23% 3
Gloucestershire -8 7 £30,000 -25.00%
Bristol -19 6 £46,250 -11.90% 2
Devon -21 6 £17,750 -22.65%
Cornwall -10 2 £20,000 +11.11%
Somerset 0 1 £23,000 -34.34%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 120 (75.95%) Microsoft
2 118 (74.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 103 (65.19%) Windows
4 58 (36.71%) ITIL
5 57 (36.08%) VMware
6 55 (34.81%) Active Directory
7 49 (31.01%) MS Exchange
8 46 (29.11%) MS Excel
9 44 (27.85%) SQL Server
10 42 (26.58%) MCSA
11 41 (25.95%) MCSE
11 41 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 34 (21.52%) TCP/IP
12 34 (21.52%) SQL
13 32 (20.25%) .NET
14 31 (19.62%) LAN
14 31 (19.62%) WAN
14 31 (19.62%) Citrix
15 29 (18.35%) C#
15 29 (18.35%) ASP.NET
15 29 (18.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 27 (17.09%) MVC
17 26 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
18 25 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (15.82%) Hyper-V
18 25 (15.82%) IIS
19 24 (15.19%) Firewall
20 23 (14.56%) .NET Framework
20 23 (14.56%) Degree

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 49 (31.01%) MS Exchange
2 25 (15.82%) IIS
3 20 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (12.03%) Lync
5 15 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2000
5 15 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (7.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (7.59%) SharePoint
7 12 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Apache
8 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 46 (29.11%) MS Excel
2 22 (13.92%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.16%) Office 365
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.52%) TCP/IP
2 31 (19.62%) LAN
2 31 (19.62%) WAN
3 24 (15.19%) Firewall
4 22 (13.92%) SAN
5 14 (8.86%) Internet
5 14 (8.86%) DHCP
5 14 (8.86%) DNS
6 12 (7.59%) NetScaler
6 12 (7.59%) VPN
7 10 (6.33%) MPLS
8 9 (5.70%) VLAN
9 8 (5.06%) Unified Communications
9 8 (5.06%) ISDN
10 6 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (3.16%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.53%) VoIP
12 4 (2.53%) Ethernet
12 4 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (27.85%) SQL Server
2 19 (12.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.63%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (12.03%) Visual Studio
2 16 (10.13%) NUnit
3 13 (8.23%) Log4Net
3 13 (8.23%) Subversion
3 13 (8.23%) Rhino Mocks
3 13 (8.23%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.90%) MSTest
4 3 (1.90%) Moq
General
1 5 (3.16%) Advertising
2 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.53%) Finance
3 1 (0.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (17.72%) Developer
2 26 (16.46%) Analyst
2 26 (16.46%) Consultant
3 22 (13.92%) .NET Developer
4 19 (12.03%) Support Engineer
5 18 (11.39%) C# Developer
6 16 (10.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (10.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 12 (7.59%) Security Operations Manager
7 12 (7.59%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 12 (7.59%) Security Manager
7 12 (7.59%) Operations Manager
8 11 (6.96%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (6.96%) Service Analyst
9 9 (5.70%) Service Desk Manager
9 9 (5.70%) Service Manager
9 9 (5.70%) Wintel Consultant
10 8 (5.06%) Support Analyst
10 8 (5.06%) Architect
10 8 (5.06%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.25%) .NET
2 29 (18.35%) ASP.NET
3 23 (14.56%) .NET Framework
4 21 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (12.03%) WCF
6 17 (10.76%) jQuery
6 17 (10.76%) NHibernate
6 17 (10.76%) CSS
6 17 (10.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 15 (9.49%) LINQ
8 13 (8.23%) JSON
8 13 (8.23%) ELMAH
8 13 (8.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (8.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (6.33%) Web Services
9 10 (6.33%) XML
10 6 (3.80%) Ajax
11 5 (3.16%) HTML
12 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 4 (2.53%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (12.03%) Management Information System
3 16 (10.13%) Clustering
4 12 (7.59%) Blackberry
5 9 (5.70%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.90%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.90%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.27%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 103 (65.19%) Windows
2 25 (15.82%) Windows Server 2012
2 25 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (13.29%) Windows 7
4 14 (8.86%) Windows XP
5 12 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (7.59%) Linux
6 7 (4.43%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.80%) UNIX
8 4 (2.53%) Android
9 3 (1.90%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.90%) Solaris
10 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.27%) AIX
10 2 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (36.71%) ITIL
2 27 (17.09%) MVC
3 21 (13.29%) PRINCE2
3 21 (13.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 16 (10.13%) SIEM
4 16 (10.13%) Time Management
5 15 (9.49%) Service Management
5 15 (9.49%) Change Control
5 15 (9.49%) Mentoring
5 15 (9.49%) Coaching
6 13 (8.23%) ITSM
6 13 (8.23%) SOA
6 13 (8.23%) Change Management
6 13 (8.23%) Active Record
7 12 (7.59%) Configuration Management
7 12 (7.59%) Project Management
8 11 (6.96%) Problem Management
9 10 (6.33%) Incident Management
10 9 (5.70%) Information Security
10 9 (5.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.52%) SQL
2 29 (18.35%) C#
3 13 (8.23%) T-SQL
3 13 (8.23%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.70%) VB.NET
5 5 (3.16%) VB
6 4 (2.53%) C
7 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.63%) PHP
8 1 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 118 (74.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (26.58%) MCSA
3 41 (25.95%) MCSE
4 29 (18.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 23 (14.56%) Degree
6 19 (12.03%) VCP4
6 19 (12.03%) Security Cleared
7 18 (11.39%) CISSP
7 18 (11.39%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (11.39%) CHFI
8 15 (9.49%) CCA
8 15 (9.49%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (8.23%) MCSD
10 12 (7.59%) VCP5
10 12 (7.59%) CCEE
10 12 (7.59%) CCEA
10 12 (7.59%) CCNA
10 12 (7.59%) MCDST
11 11 (6.96%) SC Cleared
12 10 (6.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.23%) SLA
2 10 (6.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 55 (34.81%) Active Directory
2 41 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (15.82%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.13%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (8.86%) XenApp
5 14 (8.86%) Terminal Services
5 14 (8.86%) VMware ESX
6 13 (8.23%) vSphere
7 12 (7.59%) XenDesktop
7 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (5.06%) SCCM
2 7 (4.43%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.16%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.53%) SCOM
4 4 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.53%) ARCserve
4 4 (2.53%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (1.90%) Netcool
6 1 (0.63%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.63%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 120 (75.95%) Microsoft
2 57 (36.08%) VMware
3 31 (19.62%) Citrix
4 13 (8.23%) Cisco
5 12 (7.59%) EMC
5 12 (7.59%) AppSense
6 9 (5.70%) CheckPoint
7 8 (5.06%) Oracle
8 7 (4.43%) HP
9 6 (3.80%) IBM
10 4 (2.53%) Symantec
10 4 (2.53%) Sybase
11 3 (1.90%) Sun
11 3 (1.90%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.90%) Apple
11 3 (1.90%) McAfee
12 1 (0.63%) Adobe
12 1 (0.63%) NetApp
12 1 (0.63%) Intel
12 1 (0.63%) Remedy
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car + shift allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago