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

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 70 69
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.29% 0.49% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 1.71% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Median salary £31,500 £33,227 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.19% +44.46%  
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 Somerset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 206 175 145
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 29.68% 28.83% 25.62%
Number of salaries quoted 149 150 118
Median salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £28,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing MCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Somerset

MCP
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for MCP in Somerset

MCP
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 28 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - 2 £31,500 -
MCP
South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Somerset region with a requirement for MCP.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
4 4 (57.14%) LAN
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) MCSE
6 2 (28.57%) CCNP
6 2 (28.57%) CCNA
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 1 (14.29%) vSphere
7 1 (14.29%) C
7 1 (14.29%) MCSA

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) IT Support
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Hyper-V
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft