Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > South West
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 248 281 299
Rank change year-on-year +33 +18 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCP 61 47 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.65% 0.47% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.29% 1.68% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 53 46 29
South West median annual salary £36,000 £27,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.91% +10.00% -27.01%
10th Percentile £22,200 £21,250 £19,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £31,550
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +3.33%

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 2,660 2,799 3,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.26% 28.03% 29.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1,978 2,032 2,307
South West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Gloucestershire -7 20 £42,250 +28.40% 1
Dorset +2 18 £45,000 +87.50% 1
Wiltshire -7 8 £26,000 -13.33% 3
Bristol +30 7 £22,000 -20.00% 4
Devon -8 6 £30,000 +20.00% 6
Somerset +13 2 - -
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 44 (72.13%) Microsoft
2 40 (65.57%) Windows
3 34 (55.74%) Office 365
4 30 (49.18%) ITIL
5 28 (45.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (45.90%) Security Cleared
6 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
7 23 (37.70%) MCSE
7 23 (37.70%) Public Sector
8 22 (36.07%) Windows Server
9 21 (34.43%) Hyper-V
9 21 (34.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 21 (34.43%) Degree
10 20 (32.79%) Finance
11 19 (31.15%) Azure
12 18 (29.51%) MCSA
13 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
13 17 (27.87%) CCNA
13 17 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (26.23%) SQL
14 16 (26.23%) Linux
14 16 (26.23%) SharePoint
15 15 (24.59%) Unix
15 15 (24.59%) Python
15 15 (24.59%) CRM
15 15 (24.59%) CCA
15 15 (24.59%) RHCE
15 15 (24.59%) Mac OS
15 15 (24.59%) Skype

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 16 (26.23%) SharePoint
2 13 (21.31%) Confluence
3 2 (3.28%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (55.74%) Office 365
2 19 (31.15%) Azure
3 13 (21.31%) Azure Stack
3 13 (21.31%) OneDrive
4 4 (6.56%) SaaS
5 2 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) Skype
2 13 (21.31%) NetScaler
3 9 (14.75%) Firewall
3 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
4 8 (13.11%) DHCP
4 8 (13.11%) DNS
5 6 (9.84%) PABX
6 2 (3.28%) ADSL
6 2 (3.28%) Intranet
6 2 (3.28%) ISDN
6 2 (3.28%) LAN
6 2 (3.28%) MPLS
6 2 (3.28%) VoIP
6 2 (3.28%) VSAN
7 1 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) JIRA
1 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
2 7 (11.48%) TestRail
2 7 (11.48%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (37.70%) Public Sector
2 20 (32.79%) Finance
3 14 (22.95%) Telecoms
4 13 (21.31%) Electronics
4 13 (21.31%) Manufacturing
4 13 (21.31%) Marketing
5 7 (11.48%) Retail
6 6 (9.84%) Legal
7 3 (4.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Consultant
1 13 (21.31%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 12 (19.67%) Analyst
2 12 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Service Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Exchange Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Field Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Architect
6 4 (6.56%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) IT Support
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
1 2 (3.28%) HTML
1 2 (3.28%) MDX
2 1 (1.64%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (8.20%) e-Learning
3 4 (6.56%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.56%) Private Cloud
4 3 (4.92%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.28%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (65.57%) Windows
2 22 (36.07%) Windows Server
3 17 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (26.23%) Linux
5 15 (24.59%) Mac OS
5 15 (24.59%) Unix
6 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (9.84%) Windows 2000
8 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.64%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (49.18%) ITIL
2 15 (24.59%) CRM
3 14 (22.95%) Problem Management
4 13 (21.31%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (21.31%) Digital Marketing
4 13 (21.31%) Kanban
4 13 (21.31%) MODAF
4 13 (21.31%) PRINCE2
4 13 (21.31%) Programme Management
4 13 (21.31%) Scrum
5 12 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
6 9 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (11.48%) Change Management
7 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
7 7 (11.48%) Incident Management
7 7 (11.48%) Service Management
8 6 (9.84%) Configuration Management
8 6 (9.84%) Psychology
8 6 (9.84%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (26.23%) SQL
2 15 (24.59%) Python
3 14 (22.95%) PowerShell
4 13 (21.31%) JavaScript
4 13 (21.31%) PHP
5 2 (3.28%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) R
5 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (45.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 28 (45.90%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) MCSE
3 21 (34.43%) Degree
4 18 (29.51%) MCSA
5 17 (27.87%) CCNA
5 17 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (24.59%) CCA
6 15 (24.59%) RHCE
7 9 (14.75%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (14.75%) DV Cleared
7 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
8 7 (11.48%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
10 3 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (3.28%) ECDL
12 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (1.64%) MCDBA
12 1 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (34.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (6.56%) GDPR
2 4 (6.56%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.92%) SLA
4 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 21 (34.43%) Hyper-V
3 13 (21.31%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (21.31%) XenApp
4 11 (18.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (11.48%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.28%) VMware NSX
6 2 (3.28%) vSphere
7 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) SCOM
2 13 (21.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 13 (21.31%) SCOrch
3 12 (19.67%) SCCM
4 2 (3.28%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.64%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (72.13%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.31%) Cisco
2 13 (21.31%) SAP
2 13 (21.31%) Splunk
3 12 (19.67%) VMware
4 11 (18.03%) Citrix
5 9 (14.75%) Atlassian
6 6 (9.84%) Nortel
6 6 (9.84%) Panasonic
6 6 (9.84%) Red Box
6 6 (9.84%) Siemens
7 2 (3.28%) Juniper
7 2 (3.28%) RedGate
7 2 (3.28%) Trend Micro
8 1 (1.64%) Capita
8 1 (1.64%) Dell
8 1 (1.64%) HP