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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 194 137 155
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCP 55 94 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 1.62% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.95% 5.74% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 53 89 67
Average salary £39,000 £24,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.82% -30.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,200 £18,500 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
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
1866 1637 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.40% 28.28% 34.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1422 1337 1653
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £52,500 £55,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -7 20 £40,000 +63.26% 7
Wiltshire +16 16 £24,750 -23.84% 2
Bristol -14 11 £45,000 -14.28%
Gloucestershire -22 5 £52,000 +30.00% 1
Cornwall -14 2 £20,000 -4.76%
Somerset +7 1 £23,000 +10.68% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 104 (82.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (79.37%) Microsoft
3 75 (59.52%) Windows
4 48 (38.10%) ITIL
5 40 (31.75%) SQL Server
5 40 (31.75%) MS Exchange
6 38 (30.16%) MCSA
6 38 (30.16%) VMware
7 34 (26.98%) MS Excel
7 34 (26.98%) Active Directory
8 32 (25.40%) .NET
9 31 (24.60%) SQL
10 30 (23.81%) MCSE
11 29 (23.02%) ASP.NET
11 29 (23.02%) C#
12 28 (22.22%) MVC
12 28 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (20.63%) TCP/IP
14 24 (19.05%) Citrix
14 24 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 23 (18.25%) PRINCE2
16 22 (17.46%) IIS
16 22 (17.46%) Visual Studio
17 21 (16.67%) LAN
17 21 (16.67%) WAN
17 21 (16.67%) Firewall
17 21 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 21 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
17 21 (16.67%) .NET Framework

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (31.75%) MS Exchange
2 22 (17.46%) IIS
3 10 (7.94%) Lync
4 8 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (3.17%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 34 (26.98%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.63%) TCP/IP
2 21 (16.67%) Firewall
2 21 (16.67%) LAN
2 21 (16.67%) WAN
3 17 (13.49%) SAN
4 11 (8.73%) Internet
5 10 (7.94%) DNS
5 10 (7.94%) DHCP
6 7 (5.56%) NetScaler
7 6 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (3.97%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (3.97%) VPN
9 4 (3.17%) MPLS
9 4 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.17%) VoIP
9 4 (3.17%) VLAN
10 3 (2.38%) Unified Communications
10 3 (2.38%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.38%) SNMP
11 2 (1.59%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (31.75%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.97%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.79%) MS Access
7 1 (0.79%) DTS
7 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (17.46%) Visual Studio
2 17 (13.49%) NUnit
3 16 (12.70%) Subversion
3 16 (12.70%) TeamCity
3 16 (12.70%) Rhino Mocks
3 16 (12.70%) Log4Net
4 1 (0.79%) Moq
4 1 (0.79%) MSI
4 1 (0.79%) MSTest
General
1 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.17%) Finance
3 1 (0.79%) Advertising
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (21.43%) Developer
2 23 (18.25%) .NET Developer
3 21 (16.67%) Analyst
4 20 (15.87%) Consultant
4 20 (15.87%) C# Developer
4 20 (15.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 20 (15.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (10.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 12 (9.52%) Security Manager
6 12 (9.52%) Operations Manager
6 12 (9.52%) Security Operations Manager
7 11 (8.73%) Support Engineer
8 10 (7.94%) Service Analyst
8 10 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (7.14%) SQL Developer
10 8 (6.35%) Architect
11 7 (5.56%) Desktop Support
11 7 (5.56%) IT Operations Manager
12 6 (4.76%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.40%) .NET
2 29 (23.02%) ASP.NET
3 24 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 20 (15.87%) NHibernate
5 20 (15.87%) WCF
5 20 (15.87%) CSS
5 20 (15.87%) jQuery
5 20 (15.87%) Entity Framework
6 18 (14.29%) LINQ
7 16 (12.70%) JSON
7 16 (12.70%) ELMAH
7 16 (12.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 16 (12.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (6.35%) Web Services
9 7 (5.56%) XML
10 6 (4.76%) Ajax
11 4 (3.17%) WF
11 4 (3.17%) ADO.NET
11 4 (3.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.90%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.94%) Clustering
4 9 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.38%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.38%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 75 (59.52%) Windows
2 21 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (12.70%) Windows 7
5 11 (8.73%) Windows XP
6 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.56%) UNIX
7 7 (5.56%) Linux
8 6 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.38%) Solaris
9 3 (2.38%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.38%) Android
10 2 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (38.10%) ITIL
2 28 (22.22%) MVC
3 23 (18.25%) PRINCE2
4 19 (15.08%) Time Management
5 18 (14.29%) SIEM
6 16 (12.70%) Active Record
6 16 (12.70%) SOA
7 13 (10.32%) Project Management
8 10 (7.94%) Coaching
9 9 (7.14%) Service Management
10 8 (6.35%) Change Management
10 8 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.35%) Information Security
10 8 (6.35%) Incident Management
10 8 (6.35%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (6.35%) Security Management
11 7 (5.56%) QMS
11 7 (5.56%) ITSM
11 7 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (5.56%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.60%) SQL
2 29 (23.02%) C#
3 19 (15.08%) T-SQL
4 7 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.38%) VB
6 1 (0.79%) Java
6 1 (0.79%) C
6 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (82.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (30.16%) MCSA
3 30 (23.81%) MCSE
4 21 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (15.87%) CISSP
5 20 (15.87%) CHFI
6 16 (12.70%) MCSD
7 14 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 13 (10.32%) Degree
8 13 (10.32%) CCEE
8 13 (10.32%) CCA
8 13 (10.32%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (10.32%) CCEA
9 10 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (7.14%) MCDST
10 9 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (5.56%) VCP4
11 7 (5.56%) VCP5
12 6 (4.76%) SSCP
12 6 (4.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.94%) PCI DSS
2 7 (5.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (26.98%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.14%) XenApp
4 9 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (6.35%) vSphere
6 7 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.17%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.38%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (6.35%) SCCM
2 5 (3.97%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.38%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.38%) SCOM
3 3 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.59%) Netcool
4 2 (1.59%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.59%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 100 (79.37%) Microsoft
2 38 (30.16%) VMware
3 24 (19.05%) Citrix
4 13 (10.32%) EMC
4 13 (10.32%) Cisco
4 13 (10.32%) AppSense
5 9 (7.14%) Oracle
6 8 (6.35%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.97%) HP
8 4 (3.17%) Sybase
9 3 (2.38%) Sun
10 2 (1.59%) IBM
10 2 (1.59%) Symantec
10 2 (1.59%) McAfee
10 2 (1.59%) Apple
10 2 (1.59%) Intel
11 1 (0.79%) NetApp
11 1 (0.79%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.79%) Sage
11 1 (0.79%) Dell
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