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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 93 79 88
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 11 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.83% 0.70% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.18% 2.01% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 2
Average salary £38,400 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.00% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £27,600 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £59,400 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
346 349 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 26.11% 34.66% 24.03%
Number of salaries quoted 299 290 225
Average salary £38,400 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -14 11 £38,400 +32.41% 4
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 17 (70.83%) VMware
4 16 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (66.67%) Windows
5 12 (50.00%) MCSE
5 12 (50.00%) IIS
5 12 (50.00%) ITIL
5 12 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 11 (45.83%) HP
6 11 (45.83%) DNS
6 11 (45.83%) Cisco
7 10 (41.67%) .NET
8 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
8 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
8 9 (37.50%) Management Information System
8 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
9 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
9 8 (33.33%) CMS
9 8 (33.33%) Citrix
9 8 (33.33%) Commerce Server
9 8 (33.33%) Internet
10 6 (25.00%) Finance
10 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
10 6 (25.00%) Firewall
10 6 (25.00%) SQL
10 6 (25.00%) SAP
10 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 12 (50.00%) IIS
2 8 (33.33%) CMS
2 8 (33.33%) Commerce Server
3 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (8.33%) Lync
6 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) DNS
2 8 (33.33%) Internet
3 6 (25.00%) Firewall
3 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (20.83%) NAS
4 5 (20.83%) SAN
5 3 (12.50%) DHCP
6 2 (8.33%) VoIP
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Junior
6 2 (8.33%) Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Junior Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Wintel Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 8 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.83%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) ERP
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Change Control
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.17%) UML
7 1 (4.17%) Change Management
7 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (50.00%) MCSE
3 4 (16.67%) SAP Certification
3 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) MCSA
5 2 (8.33%) MCTS
6 1 (4.17%) VCP4
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 4 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (8.33%) XenApp
5 1 (4.17%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (70.83%) VMware
3 11 (45.83%) HP
3 11 (45.83%) Cisco
4 8 (33.33%) Citrix
5 6 (25.00%) SAP
6 4 (16.67%) Symantec
6 4 (16.67%) Veritas
7 2 (8.33%) JD Edwards
7 2 (8.33%) Dell
8 1 (4.17%) Intel
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
Pertemps ERP
Salary: 20-25k Depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Wrexham
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago