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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / South West
Rank 199 225 192
Rank change year-on-year +26 -33  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 41 31 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 0.53% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 1.59% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 36 28 60
Median salary £27,750 £26,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% -33.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,750 £17,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £37,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  

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 the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1570 1950 1828
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 30.86% 33.35% 30.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1263 1549 1437
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Bristol +6 18 £29,000 +9.43%
Wiltshire +18 13 £30,000 -11.76%
Cornwall +2 3 £17,000 - 1
Dorset +29 2 £20,000 -35.04%
Gloucestershire 0 2 £19,750 +6.75%
Devon - 1 £18,000 - 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 58 (76.32%) Windows
2 56 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 45 (59.21%) VMware
3 45 (59.21%) Windows Server
4 40 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (47.37%) Firewall
6 32 (42.11%) MS Excel
7 31 (40.79%) MCSE
8 29 (38.16%) Active Directory
9 28 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (35.53%) MCSA
11 26 (34.21%) Hyper-V
12 25 (32.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (32.89%) WAN
13 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (28.95%) MS Exchange
14 22 (28.95%) LAN
15 21 (27.63%) Office 365
16 19 (25.00%) ITIL
17 17 (22.37%) MS Office
18 16 (21.05%) Citrix
18 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (19.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 15 (19.74%) SLA
19 15 (19.74%) Cisco
20 14 (18.42%) CCNA
20 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
20 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
21 12 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
21 12 (15.79%) Windows 8

MCP
Top Related 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 22 (28.95%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.95%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 17 (22.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (27.63%) Office 365
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (47.37%) Firewall
2 25 (32.89%) WAN
3 22 (28.95%) LAN
4 12 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
5 11 (14.47%) DHCP
6 9 (11.84%) SAN
6 9 (11.84%) VPN
7 8 (10.53%) DNS
8 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.89%) VoIP
9 5 (6.58%) Internet
10 3 (3.95%) ADSL
10 3 (3.95%) DPNSS
10 3 (3.95%) DSL
10 3 (3.95%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.95%) Intranet
10 3 (3.95%) MPLS
10 3 (3.95%) PBX
10 3 (3.95%) Q.931
10 3 (3.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Moq
1 1 (1.32%) MSTest
1 1 (1.32%) NUnit
General
1 4 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (32.89%) Support Engineer
2 16 (21.05%) IT Support
3 15 (19.74%) IT Engineer
4 13 (17.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 12 (15.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 10 (13.16%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (11.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (11.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (11.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (10.53%) Consultant
8 8 (10.53%) Service Desk Engineer
9 7 (9.21%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 7 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (9.21%) Wintel Engineer
10 6 (7.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (7.89%) Desktop Support
10 6 (7.89%) Developer
10 6 (7.89%) Field Engineer
10 6 (7.89%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) .NET
1 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.58%) jQuery
2 5 (6.58%) WCF
2 5 (6.58%) Web Services
3 3 (3.95%) CSS
3 3 (3.95%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Clustering
1 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
1 7 (9.21%) Driving Licence
2 4 (5.26%) Replication
3 3 (3.95%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 58 (76.32%) Windows
2 45 (59.21%) Windows Server
3 28 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (15.79%) Windows 8
7 7 (9.21%) Windows Vista
7 7 (9.21%) Windows XP
8 4 (5.26%) Linux
9 3 (3.95%) Unix
10 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) ITIL
2 10 (13.16%) Virtual Environments
3 7 (9.21%) Presales
4 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
4 6 (7.89%) Project Management
5 5 (6.58%) Network Management
5 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (5.26%) High Availability
6 4 (5.26%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.26%) Server Building
7 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.95%) Migration
7 3 (3.95%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.95%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.63%) Change Management
8 2 (2.63%) Information Security
8 2 (2.63%) Information Security Management
8 2 (2.63%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.89%) C#
1 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
1 6 (7.89%) VB.NET
2 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.63%) SQL
4 1 (1.32%) C
4 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (52.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (40.79%) MCSE
3 27 (35.53%) MCSA
4 15 (19.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (18.42%) CCNA
5 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (14.47%) Degree
7 7 (9.21%) A+ Certification
8 6 (7.89%) CCNP
8 6 (7.89%) MCITP
9 4 (5.26%) CCA
9 4 (5.26%) CCEA
9 4 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (3.95%) CCIE
10 3 (3.95%) Network+ Certification
10 3 (3.95%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.63%) CCENT
11 2 (2.63%) VCAP
11 2 (2.63%) VCDX
12 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.74%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (38.16%) Active Directory
2 26 (34.21%) Hyper-V
3 25 (32.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.58%) Terminal Services
5 4 (5.26%) XenApp
6 2 (2.63%) Firmware
7 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) SCCM
2 6 (7.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 45 (59.21%) VMware
3 16 (21.05%) Citrix
4 15 (19.74%) Cisco
5 8 (10.53%) HP
6 6 (7.89%) Mitel
6 6 (7.89%) Veeam
6 6 (7.89%) WatchGuard
7 5 (6.58%) Draytek
7 5 (6.58%) Oracle
7 5 (6.58%) ZyXEL
8 4 (5.26%) AppSense
8 4 (5.26%) EMC
9 3 (3.95%) Dell
9 3 (3.95%) Juniper
9 3 (3.95%) ProCurve
9 3 (3.95%) SonicWALL
9 3 (3.95%) Symantec
9 3 (3.95%) Veritas
10 2 (2.63%) NETGEAR
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