Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 270 251
Rank change year-on-year -6 -19 +42
Permanent jobs citing MCP 47 50 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.46% 0.49% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.62% 1.62% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 46 32 91
South West median annual salary £27,500 £25,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -28.57% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £18,313 £19,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £33,175 £47,500
England median annual 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 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 2,897 3,077 3,581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.53% 30.11% 32.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,131 2,358 2,805
South West median annual salary £43,972 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.93% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £23,850
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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
Dorset +10 16 £24,000 +50.00%
Wiltshire -12 15 £30,000 +20.00% 2
Devon +5 6 £25,000 +13.64% 3
Gloucestershire +10 4 £32,905 +6.14%
Somerset +31 3 £43,750 +26.81%
Bristol +9 3 £27,500 -4.35%
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 41 (87.23%) Windows
2 40 (85.11%) Microsoft
3 33 (70.21%) ITIL
4 29 (61.70%) Office 365
5 20 (42.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (40.43%) CCNA
6 19 (40.43%) DHCP
6 19 (40.43%) DNS
7 17 (36.17%) Firewall
7 17 (36.17%) Windows 8
8 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
9 15 (31.91%) MCSE
9 15 (31.91%) Internet
9 15 (31.91%) Business Continuity
9 15 (31.91%) Virtual Environments
10 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
11 10 (21.28%) Windows Server
11 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
12 8 (17.02%) VMware
12 8 (17.02%) LAN
12 8 (17.02%) Cisco
12 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
13 7 (14.89%) WAN
13 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
13 7 (14.89%) SQL
13 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
13 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (14.89%) Degree
13 7 (14.89%) SCCM

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 (14.89%) MS Exchange
1 7 (14.89%) Skype for Business
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (61.70%) Office 365
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (40.43%) DHCP
1 19 (40.43%) DNS
2 17 (36.17%) Firewall
3 15 (31.91%) Internet
4 8 (17.02%) LAN
4 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
5 7 (14.89%) Skype
5 7 (14.89%) WAN
6 5 (10.64%) VPN
7 4 (8.51%) WLAN
8 3 (6.38%) VoIP
9 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
9 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (2.13%) DMZ
10 1 (2.13%) DSL
10 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.13%) IPsec
10 1 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (2.13%) SAN
10 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MSI
General
1 3 (6.38%) Legal
1 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Support Engineer
2 13 (27.66%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (23.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 10 (21.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (21.28%) Desktop Support
4 10 (21.28%) IT Engineer
5 9 (19.15%) IT Support
6 8 (17.02%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (14.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (12.77%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (10.64%) Analyst
9 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (8.51%) Service Analyst
10 4 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
11 3 (6.38%) Applications Packager
11 3 (6.38%) Field Engineer
11 3 (6.38%) Incident Engineer
11 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.13%) jQuery
1 1 (2.13%) WCF
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.13%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 41 (87.23%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Windows 8
3 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
4 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
4 10 (21.28%) Windows Server
5 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.26%) Linux
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) ITIL
2 15 (31.91%) Business Continuity
2 15 (31.91%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (10.64%) Break/Fix
4 5 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.51%) Application Discovery
5 4 (8.51%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (8.51%) Software Deployment
5 4 (8.51%) Tech Ops
6 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
6 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.26%) DevOps
7 2 (4.26%) Information Security
7 2 (4.26%) ITIL V2
7 2 (4.26%) Migration
7 2 (4.26%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.51%) VB
4 1 (2.13%) C
4 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (40.43%) CCNA
2 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (31.91%) MCSE
4 7 (14.89%) Degree
5 5 (10.64%) MCDST
5 5 (10.64%) MCSA
6 3 (6.38%) CCA
6 3 (6.38%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (6.38%) MCTS
6 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.26%) MCITP
8 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
2 4 (8.51%) QA
3 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.38%) Terminal Services
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.26%) XenApp
5 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (4.26%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.26%) SCOM
3 2 (4.26%) SCOrch
3 2 (4.26%) SCVMM
3 2 (4.26%) WSUS
4 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (85.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Cisco
2 8 (17.02%) VMware
3 5 (10.64%) Symantec
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix
5 2 (4.26%) Dell
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) arcserve
6 1 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) Samsung
6 1 (2.13%) Toshiba
6 1 (2.13%) Veeam
6 1 (2.13%) Veritas
6 1 (2.13%) Xerox