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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 88 83 55
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCP 8 17 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.62% 1.33% 3.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 4.97% 10.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 22
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 £32,800 £18,150 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
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
408 342 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 31.60% 26.82% 31.03%
Number of salaries quoted 342 309 274
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +8 7 £35,000 +21.74% 1
North Wales - 1 £42,500 -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (92.59%) Microsoft
2 24 (88.89%) Windows
3 22 (81.48%) Active Directory
4 20 (74.07%) VMware
5 18 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (62.96%) MCSE
7 16 (59.26%) Hyper-V
8 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
8 15 (55.56%) Cisco
9 14 (51.85%) HP
9 14 (51.85%) ITIL
10 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
10 13 (48.15%) IIS
11 12 (44.44%) CMS
11 12 (44.44%) .NET
11 12 (44.44%) DNS
12 11 (40.74%) Commerce Server
12 11 (40.74%) Management Information System
12 11 (40.74%) Internet
12 11 (40.74%) .NET Framework
12 11 (40.74%) Load Balancing
13 10 (37.04%) NAS
13 10 (37.04%) SAN
14 9 (33.33%) SAP Certification
14 9 (33.33%) ISO 9001
14 9 (33.33%) Citrix
14 9 (33.33%) SAP
14 9 (33.33%) MS Exchange
14 9 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2007

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (48.15%) IIS
2 12 (44.44%) CMS
3 11 (40.74%) Commerce Server
4 9 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2000
7 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (18.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
9 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) DNS
2 11 (40.74%) Internet
3 10 (37.04%) NAS
3 10 (37.04%) SAN
4 8 (29.63%) Firewall
4 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.70%) Wireless
6 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
1 13 (48.15%) Support Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Wintel Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Support Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Junior
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Change Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) .NET
2 11 (40.74%) .NET Framework
3 3 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) WAP
4 1 (3.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Management Information System
2 7 (25.93%) Clustering
3 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 11 (40.74%) Load Balancing
3 6 (22.22%) Change Control
3 6 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Content Management
5 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.41%) C
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (62.96%) MCSE
3 9 (33.33%) SAP Certification
4 5 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) ISO 9001
1 9 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (81.48%) Active Directory
2 16 (59.26%) Hyper-V
3 7 (25.93%) VMware ESX
4 5 (18.52%) XenApp
4 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) Microsoft
2 20 (74.07%) VMware
3 15 (55.56%) Cisco
4 14 (51.85%) HP
5 9 (33.33%) Citrix
5 9 (33.33%) SAP
6 7 (25.93%) Veritas
6 7 (25.93%) Symantec
7 1 (3.70%) Alterian
7 1 (3.70%) Apple
7 1 (3.70%) Google
7 1 (3.70%) Sitecore
South Wales
CGI
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 23 days ago