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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 57 51 63
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCP 15 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 2.11% 2.49% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.39% 8.48% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 1
Average salary £29,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.89% +35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +0.67%
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
203 165 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 28.59% 29.31% 27.70%
Number of salaries quoted 168 141 140
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +20.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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
Salary Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Swindon

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 15 (78.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) C#
3 9 (47.37%) .NET
3 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
3 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
3 9 (47.37%) .NET Framework
3 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (42.11%) Windows
4 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
4 8 (42.11%) VMware
4 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
5 6 (31.58%) HTML
5 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 6 (31.58%) VB.NET
5 6 (31.58%) CSS
5 6 (31.58%) Web Services
5 6 (31.58%) MCSE
5 6 (31.58%) MVC
5 6 (31.58%) Ajax
5 6 (31.58%) jQuery
5 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (26.32%) VoIP
6 5 (26.32%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) MCSA
7 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco
7 4 (21.05%) CCNA
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) VoIP
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Senior Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Web Developer
2 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
2 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Senior Web Developer
2 6 (31.58%) .NET Web Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Senior .NET Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Senior .NET Web Developer
3 5 (26.32%) IT Support
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Leader
4 3 (15.79%) Lead C# Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Lead Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
1 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
1 9 (47.37%) .NET Framework
2 6 (31.58%) jQuery
2 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (31.58%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) CSS
2 6 (31.58%) Web Services
2 6 (31.58%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
1 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) MVC
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) C#
2 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) VB.NET
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (31.58%) MCSE
3 4 (21.05%) MCSA
3 4 (21.05%) CCNA
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (21.05%) MCDST
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
2 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Sophos
3 4 (21.05%) Juniper
3 4 (21.05%) Symantec
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) IBM