The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 56 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCP 4 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 0.75% 0.80% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.10% 3.51% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 5
Average salary £38,250 £32,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.69% -31.57%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
MCP
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Qualifications Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
129 114 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 24.34% 22.89% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 100 107 112
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

MCP
Salary Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Swindon region.

MCP Salary Trend in Swindon

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (65.00%) ITIL
3 8 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (40.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
4 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (30.00%) .NET
5 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (30.00%) MCSE
5 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
6 5 (25.00%) CHFI
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Security Management
6 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (25.00%) MCSA
6 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (25.00%) CCNP
6 5 (25.00%) CISSP
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (25.00%) SIEM
6 5 (25.00%) Kalman Filter

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (10.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Security Manager
1 5 (25.00%) Operations Manager
1 5 (25.00%) Security Operations Manager
2 4 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) jQuery
2 4 (20.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Security Management
3 5 (25.00%) SIEM
3 5 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (25.00%) Coaching
4 4 (20.00%) MVC
5 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (15.00%) Time Management
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (10.00%) Change Control
6 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) VB.NET
1 4 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (30.00%) MCSE
4 5 (25.00%) CHFI
4 5 (25.00%) MCSA
4 5 (25.00%) CCNP
4 5 (25.00%) CISSP
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
1 3 (15.00%) SCOM
2 2 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Sun