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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 80 87 76
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCP 18 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.47% 0.80% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.91% 2.93% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 18 6 21
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,550 £27,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £44,600 £36,250 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
460 341 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 37.46% 27.41% 31.68%
Number of salaries quoted 379 295 308
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
South Wales +16 18 £30,000 -4.00%
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MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 35 (92.11%) Microsoft
2 31 (81.58%) Windows
3 28 (73.68%) Active Directory
4 26 (68.42%) VMware
5 24 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (57.89%) Cisco
6 22 (57.89%) MCSE
7 19 (50.00%) DNS
7 19 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 19 (50.00%) Hyper-V
8 18 (47.37%) SQL Server
9 17 (44.74%) ITIL
9 17 (44.74%) HP
10 15 (39.47%) Symantec
10 15 (39.47%) IIS
11 14 (36.84%) .NET
11 14 (36.84%) Internet
11 14 (36.84%) SAN
11 14 (36.84%) NAS
11 14 (36.84%) CMS
12 13 (34.21%) Management Information System
12 13 (34.21%) .NET Framework
12 13 (34.21%) Load Balancing
12 13 (34.21%) Commerce Server
13 12 (31.58%) Firewall
13 12 (31.58%) Citrix
13 12 (31.58%) TCP/IP
13 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
14 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
15 10 (26.32%) ISO 9001

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (39.47%) IIS
2 14 (36.84%) CMS
3 13 (34.21%) Commerce Server
4 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
5 10 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2000
7 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (2.63%) Umbraco
10 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) DNS
2 14 (36.84%) Internet
2 14 (36.84%) SAN
2 14 (36.84%) NAS
3 12 (31.58%) Firewall
3 12 (31.58%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.26%) Wireless
6 1 (2.63%) ADSL
6 1 (2.63%) Broadband
6 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Analyst
1 17 (44.74%) Support Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (23.68%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 8 (21.05%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Technical Support
5 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Junior
7 3 (7.89%) Wintel Support
7 3 (7.89%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Wintel Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Graduate
9 1 (2.63%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) .NET
2 13 (34.21%) .NET Framework
3 3 (7.89%) CSS
4 2 (5.26%) WAP
5 1 (2.63%) XHTML
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Management Information System
2 9 (23.68%) Clustering
3 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (81.58%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) Load Balancing
3 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (18.42%) Change Control
4 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.63%) Web Development
5 1 (2.63%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) C
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.53%) VBScript
3 1 (2.63%) VB
3 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (57.89%) MCSE
3 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 10 (26.32%) SAP Certification
5 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
6 8 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (10.53%) MCSA
8 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
9 2 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (5.26%) A+ Certification
9 2 (5.26%) CCNA
9 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (2.63%) CCNP
10 1 (2.63%) Degree
10 1 (2.63%) MOS
10 1 (2.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) ISO 9001
1 10 (26.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 19 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (18.42%) Terminal Services
5 6 (15.79%) XenApp
5 6 (15.79%) VMware ESX
6 3 (7.89%) vSphere
7 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) NetBackup
2 5 (13.16%) ARCserve
2 5 (13.16%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (13.16%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (92.11%) Microsoft
2 26 (68.42%) VMware
3 22 (57.89%) Cisco
4 17 (44.74%) HP
5 15 (39.47%) Symantec
6 12 (31.58%) Citrix
7 10 (26.32%) SAP
7 10 (26.32%) Veritas
8 3 (7.89%) Sophos
8 3 (7.89%) Remedy
8 3 (7.89%) McAfee
9 2 (5.26%) Google
9 2 (5.26%) Apple
10 1 (2.63%) Alterian
10 1 (2.63%) Sitecore