Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 280 244 283
Rank change year-on-year -36 +39 -105
Permanent jobs citing MCP 50 97 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 0.90% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% 2.73% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 32 90 73
South West median annual salary £25,000 £34,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.01% -2.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £18,313 £19,000 £18,000
90th Percentile £33,175 £47,500 £40,000
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% -3.08%

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 3068 3551 3644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.83% 32.99% 30.66%
Number of salaries quoted 2355 2783 2916
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,050 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +3 25 £25,000 -39.02%
Cornwall - 7 £25,000 -
Devon +17 6 £22,000 -22.81%
Bristol -48 4 £28,750 +10.58% 2
Gloucestershire +23 3 £31,000 +47.62%
Dorset -6 3 £16,000 -23.81%
Somerset -19 2 £34,500 -15.85% 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 38 (76.00%) Windows
1 38 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (58.00%) Office 365
3 21 (42.00%) VMware
4 20 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 18 (36.00%) ITIL
6 17 (34.00%) Driving Licence
7 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (30.00%) Firewall
8 13 (26.00%) MCSE
8 13 (26.00%) Windows 7
9 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
9 12 (24.00%) CRM
9 12 (24.00%) Windows XP
9 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (24.00%) SLA
9 12 (24.00%) Telecoms
10 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 9 (18.00%) MCDST
12 9 (18.00%) MCTS
12 9 (18.00%) MCITP
13 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (16.00%) PBX
13 8 (16.00%) HP
13 8 (16.00%) Dell
13 8 (16.00%) SharePoint

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 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (58.00%) Office 365
2 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.00%) Firewall
2 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (16.00%) PBX
4 7 (14.00%) LAN
4 7 (14.00%) WAN
5 6 (12.00%) DNS
6 4 (8.00%) ADSL
6 4 (8.00%) DHCP
6 4 (8.00%) SAN
6 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (6.00%) NAS
7 3 (6.00%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (6.00%) VoIP
7 3 (6.00%) VPN
8 2 (4.00%) Internet
8 2 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Moq
1 2 (4.00%) MSTest
1 2 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 12 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Advertising
3 2 (4.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Support Engineer
2 15 (30.00%) Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) IT Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (18.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (18.00%) Service Analyst
4 9 (18.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 8 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (12.00%) Service Desk Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) 1st Line Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
9 4 (8.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 4 (8.00%) ICT Analyst
9 4 (8.00%) ICT Support
9 4 (8.00%) ICT Support Analyst
10 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 3 (6.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Driving Licence
2 4 (8.00%) Life Science
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 38 (76.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (26.00%) Windows 7
5 12 (24.00%) Windows XP
6 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (12.00%) Windows 10
8 4 (8.00%) Windows 8
9 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) ITIL
2 12 (24.00%) CRM
3 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 5 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 5 (10.00%) Document Management
4 5 (10.00%) Service Desk Management
4 5 (10.00%) Software Licensing
4 5 (10.00%) Time Management
5 4 (8.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 4 (8.00%) Migration
5 4 (8.00%) Presales
5 4 (8.00%) Task Automation
6 2 (4.00%) OO
6 2 (4.00%) OOD
6 2 (4.00%) TDD
7 1 (2.00%) ITIL V2
7 1 (2.00%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.00%) MVC
7 1 (2.00%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) C#
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
1 2 (4.00%) VB
1 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (26.00%) MCSE
3 9 (18.00%) MCDST
3 9 (18.00%) MCITP
3 9 (18.00%) MCTS
4 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (14.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 5 (10.00%) CCNA
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (10.00%) MCSA
6 3 (6.00%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.00%) Degree
8 1 (2.00%) CCNP
8 1 (2.00%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.00%) vSphere
5 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 38 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (42.00%) VMware
3 8 (16.00%) Dell
3 8 (16.00%) HP
4 6 (12.00%) Cisco
5 3 (6.00%) WatchGuard
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix
6 1 (2.00%) Veeam