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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 52 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCP 13 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 2.22% 0.74% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.03% 1.97% 6.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 10
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +38.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,900 £33,250 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
144 203 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 24.62% 37.52% 28.70%
Number of salaries quoted 116 176 132
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,900 £33,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
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
Salary Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Swindon

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (93.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (50.00%) ITIL
4 13 (43.33%) Cisco
5 11 (36.67%) .NET
5 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
5 11 (36.67%) MCSE
5 11 (36.67%) Firewall
5 11 (36.67%) VMware
5 11 (36.67%) Hyper-V
6 9 (30.00%) MCSA
6 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (26.67%) C#
7 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
7 8 (26.67%) Linux
7 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (23.33%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
9 6 (20.00%) Windows
9 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (16.67%) HTML
10 5 (16.67%) VB.NET
10 5 (16.67%) CSS
10 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 5 (16.67%) VoIP
10 5 (16.67%) CCNP
10 5 (16.67%) CISSP
10 5 (16.67%) Security Management

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (13.33%) IIS
1 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (16.67%) VoIP
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) DNS
4 3 (10.00%) WAN
4 3 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (10.00%) SNMP
4 3 (10.00%) LAN
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
6 1 (3.33%) Internet
6 1 (3.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 5 (16.67%) Operations Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Security Operations Manager
3 4 (13.33%) .NET Web Developer
3 4 (13.33%) IT Support
3 4 (13.33%) Senior .NET Web Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Web Developer
3 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Web Developer
3 4 (13.33%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Lead C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
4 5 (16.67%) jQuery
4 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (16.67%) HTML
4 5 (16.67%) Ajax
4 5 (16.67%) CSS
5 4 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (10.00%) Solaris
3 3 (10.00%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 5 (16.67%) Security Management
3 5 (16.67%) MVC
3 5 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 5 (16.67%) SIEM
3 5 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (16.67%) Coaching
4 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Change Control
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.33%) Time Management
6 1 (3.33%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) C#
2 5 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (93.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (36.67%) MCSE
3 9 (30.00%) MCSA
3 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (23.33%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (16.67%) CISSP
5 5 (16.67%) CCNP
5 5 (16.67%) CHFI
6 4 (13.33%) CCNA
6 4 (13.33%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Hyper-V
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
1 4 (13.33%) SCOM
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) Cisco
3 11 (36.67%) VMware
4 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (13.33%) Symantec
5 4 (13.33%) Sophos
5 4 (13.33%) HP
5 4 (13.33%) Juniper
6 3 (10.00%) Sun
7 1 (3.33%) IBM
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix