The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 81 92 59
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -33
Permanent jobs citing MCP 14 10 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.12% 0.74% 3.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 2.48% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 27
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -34.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £24,400 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £35,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
MCP
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
366 404 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 29.16% 29.90% 32.09%
Number of salaries quoted 305 350 318
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MCP
Salary Trend in Wales

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

MCP Salary Trend in Wales

MCP
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Wales

MCP
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
South Wales +20 12 £34,500 +15.00% 4
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 19 (86.36%) Active Directory
3 18 (81.82%) VMware
4 17 (77.27%) Windows
5 15 (68.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (59.09%) MCSE
7 12 (54.55%) Hyper-V
8 11 (50.00%) IIS
8 11 (50.00%) MS Exchange
9 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
9 10 (45.45%) HP
9 10 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (45.45%) Cisco
10 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (40.91%) .NET
11 8 (36.36%) VMware ESX
11 8 (36.36%) Clustering
11 8 (36.36%) Citrix
12 7 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (31.82%) ITIL
12 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2000
12 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (27.27%) CMS
13 6 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
13 6 (27.27%) XenApp

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 11 (50.00%) IIS
1 11 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2000
4 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (27.27%) CMS
5 6 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (22.73%) Commerce Server
7 1 (4.55%) Lync
7 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
7 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) DNS
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) Internet
2 5 (22.73%) SAN
2 5 (22.73%) NAS
3 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (4.55%) VoIP
5 1 (4.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Advertising
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Consultant
1 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Wintel Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Support Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Change Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) .NET Framework
3 3 (13.64%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) XHTML
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Clustering
2 6 (27.27%) Blackberry
3 5 (22.73%) Management Information System
4 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Change Control
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (59.09%) MCSE
3 6 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (22.73%) SAP Certification
5 3 (13.64%) MCSA
6 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) CCA
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) ISO 9001
1 5 (22.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (86.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (54.55%) Hyper-V
3 8 (36.36%) VMware ESX
4 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (27.27%) XenApp
5 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 18 (81.82%) VMware
3 10 (45.45%) HP
3 10 (45.45%) Cisco
4 8 (36.36%) Citrix
5 5 (22.73%) SAP
6 3 (13.64%) Veritas
6 3 (13.64%) Symantec
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) Alterian
7 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
Blaenau Gwent
Intapeople
Salary: £20000 to £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 days ago