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

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 179 214 158
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -56
Permanent jobs citing MCP 65 36 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.16% 0.61% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.49% 2.03% 5.06%
Number of salaries quoted 64 31 82
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +13.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
1865 1776 1659
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.37% 30.06% 26.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1465 1400 1292
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +28 23 £42,500 +36.00% 1
Somerset - 15 £45,000 -
Bristol +16 12 £25,000 -28.57% 3
Dorset 0 6 £20,000 -42.85% 1
Gloucestershire -1 6 £21,000 -45.09% 2
Devon +7 3 £28,500 +5.55%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 (80.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 66 (76.74%) Microsoft
3 49 (56.98%) Windows
4 35 (40.70%) Windows Server
5 32 (37.21%) MCSE
5 32 (37.21%) Active Directory
5 32 (37.21%) VMware
6 31 (36.05%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (36.05%) CCNA
7 30 (34.88%) MS Excel
8 29 (33.72%) SQL Server
9 26 (30.23%) PowerShell
10 25 (29.07%) HP
11 24 (27.91%) Cisco
11 24 (27.91%) MS Exchange
11 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (26.74%) MCSA
12 23 (26.74%) WAN
13 22 (25.58%) SQL
13 22 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (25.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (24.42%) Firewall
15 19 (22.09%) Migration
15 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (20.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 18 (20.93%) ZyXEL
16 18 (20.93%) Draytek
16 18 (20.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 18 (20.93%) VPN

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 24 (27.91%) MS Exchange
2 17 (19.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (18.60%) IIS
4 14 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.16%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (34.88%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.79%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.33%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) GitHub
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.74%) WAN
2 21 (24.42%) Firewall
3 18 (20.93%) VPN
4 15 (17.44%) DNS
4 15 (17.44%) VoIP
5 14 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (16.28%) Cisco PIX
5 14 (16.28%) DHCP
5 14 (16.28%) DSL
5 14 (16.28%) Ethernet
5 14 (16.28%) MPLS
5 14 (16.28%) Remote Desktop
5 14 (16.28%) SSL
6 9 (10.47%) LAN
7 6 (6.98%) Wireless
8 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (4.65%) PBX
9 4 (4.65%) Unified Communications
10 3 (3.49%) Network Security
10 3 (3.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (33.72%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 18 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (20.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (17.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (10.47%) SSDT
5 8 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.98%) OLAP
6 6 (6.98%) OLTP
6 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.98%) tSQLt
General
1 5 (5.81%) Automotive
2 4 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (18.60%) Support Engineer
2 15 (17.44%) Analyst
2 15 (17.44%) DBA
2 15 (17.44%) Development DBA
2 15 (17.44%) SQL DBA
3 13 (15.12%) Technical Support
4 12 (13.95%) Consultant
4 12 (13.95%) IT Consultant
4 12 (13.95%) Technical Consultant
5 11 (12.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (12.79%) IT Support
6 9 (10.47%) Developer
6 9 (10.47%) IT Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) SQL Server DBA
6 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Development DBA
6 9 (10.47%) Support Analyst
7 8 (9.30%) Applications Support
8 7 (8.14%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Service Analyst
8 7 (8.14%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) .NET
2 6 (6.98%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (5.81%) CSS
3 5 (5.81%) HTML
3 5 (5.81%) jQuery
4 3 (3.49%) Ajax
5 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.16%) LINQ
6 1 (1.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.77%) Clustering
2 14 (16.28%) Replication
3 6 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.81%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (56.98%) Windows
2 35 (40.70%) Windows Server
3 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (19.77%) Linux
6 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.30%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.81%) Unix
9 4 (4.65%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.49%) Mac OS
10 3 (3.49%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.16%) Android
12 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Migration
2 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.44%) High Availability
3 14 (16.28%) Load Balancing
3 14 (16.28%) Problem Management
3 14 (16.28%) Server Building
3 14 (16.28%) Service Delivery
4 13 (15.12%) ITIL
5 12 (13.95%) Integration Testing
6 9 (10.47%) Data Modelling
6 9 (10.47%) E-Commerce
6 9 (10.47%) Mentoring
6 9 (10.47%) TDD
7 7 (8.14%) ITIL V3
7 7 (8.14%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.98%) Incident Management
8 6 (6.98%) Kimball Methodology
8 6 (6.98%) MVC
8 6 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.23%) PowerShell
2 22 (25.58%) SQL
3 15 (17.44%) T-SQL
4 6 (6.98%) C#
5 4 (4.65%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.49%) Java
6 3 (3.49%) VBScript
7 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (80.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (37.21%) MCSE
3 31 (36.05%) CCNA
3 31 (36.05%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (26.74%) MCSA
5 22 (25.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (19.77%) MCITP
7 14 (16.28%) CCIE
7 14 (16.28%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (13.95%) MCTS
9 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
10 9 (10.47%) A+ Certification
11 7 (8.14%) SC Cleared
12 5 (5.81%) CCENT
12 5 (5.81%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
14 3 (3.49%) Degree
14 3 (3.49%) MCDST
14 3 (3.49%) Network+ Certification
15 2 (2.33%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 32 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 22 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (19.77%) Terminal Services
4 4 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (3.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (3.49%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.33%) vSphere
6 2 (2.33%) XenApp
7 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (19.77%) Backup Exec
2 5 (5.81%) SCCM
3 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.49%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (76.74%) Microsoft
2 32 (37.21%) VMware
3 25 (29.07%) HP
4 24 (27.91%) Cisco
5 18 (20.93%) Draytek
5 18 (20.93%) ZyXEL
6 17 (19.77%) Symantec
7 16 (18.60%) Dell
8 15 (17.44%) WatchGuard
9 14 (16.28%) Juniper
9 14 (16.28%) ProCurve
9 14 (16.28%) SonicWALL
9 14 (16.28%) Veeam
9 14 (16.28%) Veritas
10 9 (10.47%) RedGate
11 8 (9.30%) Citrix
12 6 (6.98%) Sophos
13 5 (5.81%) Remedy
14 4 (4.65%) 3Com
14 4 (4.65%) NETGEAR
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