The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 96 81 62
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCP 8 13 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.59% 1.04% 2.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.90% 3.86% 8.76%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 19
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -32.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £18,050 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,400 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
421 337 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 31.30% 26.87% 26.20%
Number of salaries quoted 337 296 225
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,785 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCP
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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
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 July 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 -1 7 £35,000 +21.74%
North Wales - 1 £42,500 -
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MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (88.46%) Windows
1 23 (88.46%) Microsoft
2 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 18 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (69.23%) VMware
4 17 (65.38%) MCSE
5 16 (61.54%) Cisco
6 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
7 14 (53.85%) MS Excel
7 14 (53.85%) ITIL
7 14 (53.85%) HP
7 14 (53.85%) Hyper-V
8 13 (50.00%) IIS
9 12 (46.15%) .NET
9 12 (46.15%) DNS
9 12 (46.15%) CMS
10 11 (42.31%) Management Information System
10 11 (42.31%) Internet
10 11 (42.31%) Commerce Server
10 11 (42.31%) .NET Framework
10 11 (42.31%) Load Balancing
11 10 (38.46%) NAS
11 10 (38.46%) SAN
12 9 (34.62%) SAP Certification
12 9 (34.62%) ISO 9001
12 9 (34.62%) SAP
12 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 8 (30.77%) Firewall
13 8 (30.77%) Symantec
13 8 (30.77%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (50.00%) IIS
2 12 (46.15%) CMS
3 11 (42.31%) Commerce Server
4 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
5 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (3.85%) Umbraco
9 1 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) DNS
2 11 (42.31%) Internet
3 10 (38.46%) NAS
3 10 (38.46%) SAN
4 8 (30.77%) Firewall
4 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (7.69%) Wireless
5 2 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (57.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Analyst
1 14 (53.85%) Support Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (34.62%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Wintel Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Support Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Junior
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support
6 1 (3.85%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 11 (42.31%) .NET Framework
3 3 (11.54%) CSS
4 2 (7.69%) WAP
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.85%) HTML
5 1 (3.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Management Information System
2 5 (19.23%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) ITIL
2 11 (42.31%) Load Balancing
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Content Management
5 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (65.38%) MCSE
3 9 (34.62%) SAP Certification
4 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) ISO 9001
1 9 (34.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 14 (53.85%) Hyper-V
3 5 (19.23%) VMware ESX
4 3 (11.54%) XenApp
4 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.54%) Terminal Services
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.85%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (69.23%) VMware
3 16 (61.54%) Cisco
4 14 (53.85%) HP
5 9 (34.62%) SAP
6 8 (30.77%) Symantec
7 7 (26.92%) Citrix
7 7 (26.92%) Veritas
8 2 (7.69%) Apple
8 2 (7.69%) Google
9 1 (3.85%) Alterian
9 1 (3.85%) Sitecore