Period
to 20 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 284 284 278
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCP 39 54 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.40% 0.54% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.46% 1.81% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 37 29 61
South West median annual salary £27,500 £25,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -24.24% +1.54%
10th Percentile £21,850 £20,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £39,150 £50,000
England median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.76%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,680 2,976 3,448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.66% 29.53% 32.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,917 2,205 2,708
South West median annual salary £44,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,500 £62,500 £62,725
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the South West

MCP
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for MCP in the South West

MCP
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the South West over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for MCP in the South West

MCP
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -23 13 £30,000 +20.00%
Dorset +17 11 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Devon +1 8 £25,000 +13.64% 3
Bristol +4 3 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Somerset +15 2 £60,000 +60.00%
Gloucestershire - 2 £20,500 -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 35 (89.74%) Windows
2 34 (87.18%) Microsoft
3 30 (76.92%) ITIL
4 27 (69.23%) Office 365
5 17 (43.59%) Active Directory
5 17 (43.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (41.03%) DHCP
6 16 (41.03%) DNS
7 15 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (38.46%) CCNA
7 15 (38.46%) Windows 8
8 14 (35.90%) Firewall
9 12 (30.77%) Internet
9 12 (30.77%) Business Continuity
9 12 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
10 11 (28.21%) Windows 10
10 11 (28.21%) MCSE
11 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
12 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
13 8 (20.51%) LAN
14 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
14 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
14 7 (17.95%) WAN
14 7 (17.95%) SCCM
14 7 (17.95%) Skype
14 7 (17.95%) Skype for Business
15 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
15 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (15.38%) Degree

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
1 7 (17.95%) Skype for Business
2 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (69.23%) Office 365
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) DHCP
1 16 (41.03%) DNS
2 14 (35.90%) Firewall
3 12 (30.77%) Internet
4 8 (20.51%) LAN
5 7 (17.95%) Skype
5 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
5 7 (17.95%) WAN
6 5 (12.82%) VPN
6 5 (12.82%) WLAN
7 3 (7.69%) VoIP
8 2 (5.13%) DSL
8 2 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (5.13%) Wireless
9 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.56%) IPsec
9 1 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MSI
2 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (7.69%) Legal
1 3 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Support Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (25.64%) IT Support
3 9 (23.08%) IT Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) Analyst
6 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Applications Packager
8 3 (7.69%) Field Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Applications Packager
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Packager
8 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 35 (89.74%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows 8
3 11 (28.21%) Windows 10
4 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
5 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
6 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (76.92%) ITIL
2 12 (30.77%) Business Continuity
2 12 (30.77%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
5 4 (10.26%) Application Discovery
5 4 (10.26%) Break/Fix
5 4 (10.26%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (10.26%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (10.26%) Software Deployment
5 4 (10.26%) Tech Ops
6 2 (5.13%) Compliance Audit
6 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps
6 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.13%) IT Strategy
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL V2
6 2 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.13%) Server Building
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) VB
3 3 (7.69%) C
4 1 (2.56%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (38.46%) CCNA
2 15 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (28.21%) MCSE
4 6 (15.38%) Degree
5 5 (12.82%) MCDST
6 4 (10.26%) MCTS
7 3 (7.69%) MCITP
7 3 (7.69%) MCSA
8 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
9 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (2.56%) OCP
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (2.56%) SAP Certification
9 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
2 4 (10.26%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.26%) QA
3 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 17 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.13%) AirWatch
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (5.13%) SCOM
3 2 (5.13%) SCOrch
3 2 (5.13%) SCVMM
3 2 (5.13%) vCenter Server
3 2 (5.13%) WSUS
4 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.56%) HP ALM
4 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (87.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco
3 4 (10.26%) Symantec
3 4 (10.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Veeam
4 1 (2.56%) Veritas