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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 52 57 43
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCP 11 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 1.92% 1.12% 3.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.38% 4.03% 10.37%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 17
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £32,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £37,500
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
149 124 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 26.00% 27.68% 30.37%
Number of salaries quoted 107 115 143
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Swindon

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (68.18%) ITIL
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco
3 9 (40.91%) CheckPoint
4 8 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (36.36%) PRINCE2
4 8 (36.36%) .NET
4 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 7 (31.82%) Linux
5 7 (31.82%) Firewall
6 6 (27.27%) VMware
6 6 (27.27%) MCSE
6 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) SIEM
7 5 (22.73%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (22.73%) Coaching
7 5 (22.73%) CHFI
7 5 (22.73%) Security Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (22.73%) PCI DSS
7 5 (22.73%) MCSA
7 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
7 5 (22.73%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) CCNP
7 5 (22.73%) CISSP
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) DNS
3 3 (13.64%) LAN
3 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 3 (13.64%) DHCP
3 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
3 3 (13.64%) SNMP
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Developer
1 5 (22.73%) Operations Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Security Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Security Operations Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
2 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Senior C# Developer
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (13.64%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
3 4 (18.18%) CSS
3 4 (18.18%) Ajax
3 4 (18.18%) jQuery
3 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) UNIX
2 3 (13.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) PRINCE2
3 5 (22.73%) Security Management
3 5 (22.73%) Security Testing
3 5 (22.73%) SIEM
3 5 (22.73%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (22.73%) Coaching
4 4 (18.18%) MVC
5 3 (13.64%) Time Management
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 3 (13.64%) Change Control
5 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (27.27%) MCSE
4 5 (22.73%) MCSA
4 5 (22.73%) CCNP
4 5 (22.73%) CISSP
4 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (22.73%) CHFI
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
1 4 (18.18%) SCOM
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) CheckPoint
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco
3 6 (27.27%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) Sun
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp