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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 98 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 7 9 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.50% 0.70% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.66% 2.22% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 18
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,300 £18,175
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £40,200 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £29,900 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.67% -20.26%
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
421 406 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 30.27% 31.60% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 376 334 311
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -6 7 £42,500 +21.42% 4
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) C#
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (42.86%) XML
4 6 (42.86%) ITIL
4 6 (42.86%) CRM
4 6 (42.86%) SLA
4 6 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (21.43%) Line Management
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (21.43%) Clustering
6 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 3 (21.43%) MS Office
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
6 3 (21.43%) CCIE
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 4 (28.57%) CRM Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Microsoft Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) IT Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Head of Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Head of Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
1 6 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (21.43%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Server Building
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) ITSM
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
2 1 (7.14%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (21.43%) CCIE
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) ARCserve
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Intel
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