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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 201 165 144
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCP 39 64 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 1.04% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 4.03% 4.78%
Number of salaries quoted 34 61 69
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,250 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -20.00%
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
1734 1590 1505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.51% 25.87% 28.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1361 1223 1270
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Dorset +12 20 £35,000 +59.09% 2
Bristol -30 10 £36,250 -9.37% 2
Wiltshire -8 6 £35,000 +18.64% 1
Devon -4 1 £27,000 +8.00%
Cornwall - 1 £20,000 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 86 (92.47%) Microsoft
2 73 (78.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 62 (66.67%) Windows
4 44 (47.31%) MS Excel
4 44 (47.31%) MS Exchange
5 40 (43.01%) VMware
6 37 (39.78%) Citrix
6 37 (39.78%) MCSE
7 33 (35.48%) Active Directory
8 28 (30.11%) SQL Server
8 28 (30.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (24.73%) MCSA
10 22 (23.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (23.66%) XenApp
11 21 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (22.58%) Project Management
12 20 (21.51%) SAN
12 20 (21.51%) AppSense
12 20 (21.51%) ITIL
12 20 (21.51%) CCA
12 20 (21.51%) Citrix Certification
12 20 (21.51%) CCEA
12 20 (21.51%) CCEE
13 19 (20.43%) Hyper-V
13 19 (20.43%) EMC
13 19 (20.43%) SQL
14 18 (19.35%) .NET
14 18 (19.35%) ASP.NET
15 17 (18.28%) C#

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (47.31%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.68%) IIS
3 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2000
4 6 (6.45%) Lync
5 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 44 (47.31%) MS Excel
2 15 (16.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.51%) SAN
2 12 (12.90%) DNS
2 12 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 11 (11.83%) DHCP
4 9 (9.68%) Firewall
5 6 (6.45%) Internet
6 5 (5.38%) VPN
7 4 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (3.23%) Network Security
8 3 (3.23%) LAN
8 3 (3.23%) WAN
9 2 (2.15%) Wireless
9 2 (2.15%) VLAN
9 2 (2.15%) MPLS
10 1 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.08%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.08%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.08%) ADSL
10 1 (1.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (30.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.45%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.15%) DTS
7 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.15%) MS Access
8 1 (1.08%) MySQL
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (17.20%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.68%) Log4Net
2 9 (9.68%) NUnit
2 9 (9.68%) Subversion
2 9 (9.68%) TeamCity
2 9 (9.68%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
1 5 (5.38%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Local Government
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (27.96%) Consultant
2 20 (21.51%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 17 (18.28%) Developer
4 16 (17.20%) .NET Developer
5 10 (10.75%) C# Developer
5 10 (10.75%) Support Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 10 (10.75%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (9.68%) Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Architect
7 7 (7.53%) Network Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (7.53%) SQL Developer
7 7 (7.53%) Network Support
8 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.38%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Service Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.35%) ASP.NET
1 18 (19.35%) .NET
2 14 (15.05%) .NET Framework
2 14 (15.05%) ASP.NET MVC
3 13 (13.98%) Entity Framework
3 13 (13.98%) NHibernate
3 13 (13.98%) WCF
4 12 (12.90%) LINQ
5 10 (10.75%) jQuery
5 10 (10.75%) CSS
6 9 (9.68%) JSON
6 9 (9.68%) ELMAH
6 9 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (8.60%) Web Services
8 4 (4.30%) XML
8 4 (4.30%) ADO.NET
8 4 (4.30%) DAO
8 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 4 (4.30%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.13%) Clustering
2 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.45%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.45%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.30%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.23%) HP Storage
5 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 62 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (23.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (10.75%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.45%) Windows 8
5 6 (6.45%) Linux
5 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.45%) Android
6 5 (5.38%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.30%) UNIX
8 3 (3.23%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.58%) Project Management
2 20 (21.51%) ITIL
3 17 (18.28%) MVC
4 14 (15.05%) Time Management
5 9 (9.68%) Active Record
5 9 (9.68%) SOA
6 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.53%) Workflow
7 7 (7.53%) Incident Management
8 6 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.38%) Service Management
9 5 (5.38%) Change Management
10 4 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.30%) UML
10 4 (4.30%) Scrum
11 3 (3.23%) Business Continuity
11 3 (3.23%) Migration
11 3 (3.23%) CRM
11 3 (3.23%) Asset Management
11 3 (3.23%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.43%) SQL
2 17 (18.28%) C#
3 13 (13.98%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.30%) VB
4 4 (4.30%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.15%) VBA
5 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.08%) VBScript
6 1 (1.08%) Java
6 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 73 (78.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (39.78%) MCSE
3 28 (30.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (24.73%) MCSA
5 20 (21.51%) CCA
5 20 (21.51%) Citrix Certification
5 20 (21.51%) CCEA
5 20 (21.51%) CCEE
6 16 (17.20%) Security Cleared
7 9 (9.68%) MCTS
7 9 (9.68%) Degree
7 9 (9.68%) MCSD
8 7 (7.53%) DV Cleared
9 6 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (5.38%) A+ Certification
10 5 (5.38%) CCNA
11 3 (3.23%) MCDST
11 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.15%) CHFI
12 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.66%) XenApp
3 21 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (20.43%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.23%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.23%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) SCCM
2 3 (3.23%) SCOM
2 3 (3.23%) ARCserve
2 3 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.23%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 86 (92.47%) Microsoft
2 40 (43.01%) VMware
3 37 (39.78%) Citrix
4 20 (21.51%) AppSense
5 19 (20.43%) EMC
6 16 (17.20%) Cisco
7 8 (8.60%) Oracle
8 7 (7.53%) HP
9 4 (4.30%) Dell
9 4 (4.30%) Sybase
10 3 (3.23%) Avaya
10 3 (3.23%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.23%) Reuters
10 3 (3.23%) Bloomberg
10 3 (3.23%) Symantec
11 2 (2.15%) Intel
12 1 (1.08%) SAP
12 1 (1.08%) Adobe
12 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.08%) Apple
Bournemouth, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Madison Talent Sourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Recruit121
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Superdry
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Online Resourcing
Salary: From £24,000 to £29,000 per annum based on experience + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago