The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 70 74
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.20% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.60% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Median salary £45,000 £24,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +87.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £22,000 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £26,000 £23,750
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

MCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 118 168 214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 23.74% 24.00% 28.46%
Number of salaries quoted 229 320 395
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Cardiff

MCP
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP in Cardiff.

Salary trend for MCP in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for MCP.

1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Mitel
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
1 1 (50.00%) IT Strategy

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Mitel
1 1 (50.00%) VMware