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

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 202 209
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 25 34 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.66% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 2.15% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 24 32 39
Median salary £20,250 £33,227 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -39.05% -5.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,150 £20,550 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,950
% change year-on-year - +0.16%  

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 1670 1581 1803
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.47% 30.56% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1291 1242 1418
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% +3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,837 £26,993 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Cornwall - 9 £18,500 -
Somerset -11 5 £31,500 -23.17%
Bristol -28 4 £35,000 +40.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £31,000 -
Dorset 0 2 £16,000 -28.88%
Devon +6 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 £21,000 -30.00%
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 53 (81.54%) Microsoft
2 40 (61.54%) Windows
3 39 (60.00%) VMware
4 33 (50.77%) Office 365
5 31 (47.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (44.62%) Active Directory
7 28 (43.08%) Firewall
8 22 (33.85%) MCSE
8 22 (33.85%) Windows Server
9 19 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (29.23%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (26.15%) A+ Certification
11 15 (23.08%) MCSA
11 15 (23.08%) ITIL
11 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
11 15 (23.08%) Driving Licence
12 14 (21.54%) Hyper-V
12 14 (21.54%) SLA
13 13 (20.00%) CCNA
13 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (20.00%) MS Exchange
13 13 (20.00%) LAN
13 13 (20.00%) VoIP
13 13 (20.00%) WAN
14 12 (18.46%) PBX
14 12 (18.46%) Cisco
14 12 (18.46%) VPN
14 12 (18.46%) Network+ Certification
14 12 (18.46%) WatchGuard
14 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012

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 13 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.54%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 33 (50.77%) Office 365
2 19 (29.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (43.08%) Firewall
2 13 (20.00%) LAN
2 13 (20.00%) VoIP
2 13 (20.00%) WAN
3 12 (18.46%) PBX
3 12 (18.46%) VPN
4 10 (15.38%) DHCP
4 10 (15.38%) DNS
4 10 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 7 (10.77%) Internet
6 6 (9.23%) SAN
7 3 (4.62%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (4.62%) Wireless
8 2 (3.08%) NAS
8 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.54%) Intranet
9 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.54%) Q.931
9 1 (1.54%) Skype
9 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.54%) Moq
2 1 (1.54%) MSTest
2 1 (1.54%) NUnit
General
1 4 (6.15%) Advertising
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (29.23%) Support Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Service Desk Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Analyst
3 9 (13.85%) IT Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) IT Support
4 8 (12.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (12.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Developer
4 8 (12.31%) IT Support Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Service Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Junior
6 5 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (7.69%) Junior Developer
6 5 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) .NET
1 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET
2 7 (10.77%) Web Services
3 5 (7.69%) CSS
3 5 (7.69%) HTML
3 5 (7.69%) jQuery
3 5 (7.69%) WCF
4 3 (4.62%) XML
5 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (3.08%) WinForms
6 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Driving Licence
2 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.08%) Clustering
3 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (61.54%) Windows
2 22 (33.85%) Windows Server
3 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.77%) Windows 8
5 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.23%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.15%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.62%) Linux
8 3 (4.62%) Unix
8 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) ITIL
2 6 (9.23%) Mentoring
3 5 (7.69%) Network Management
3 5 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 4 (6.15%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (4.62%) ETL
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.08%) Presales
6 2 (3.08%) Project Management
7 1 (1.54%) Business Development
7 1 (1.54%) Coaching
7 1 (1.54%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (1.54%) High Availability
7 1 (1.54%) ITIL V2
7 1 (1.54%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.54%) OO
7 1 (1.54%) OOD
7 1 (1.54%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.54%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.54%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) VB.NET
2 6 (9.23%) C#
3 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.15%) SQL
5 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (47.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (33.85%) MCSE
3 17 (26.15%) A+ Certification
4 15 (23.08%) MCSA
5 13 (20.00%) CCNA
5 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (18.46%) Network+ Certification
7 9 (13.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (10.77%) Degree
9 6 (9.23%) CCNP
10 5 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (4.62%) MCITP
11 3 (4.62%) MCTS
12 2 (3.08%) MCDST
13 1 (1.54%) CCENT
13 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
13 1 (1.54%) MCDBA
13 1 (1.54%) VCAP
13 1 (1.54%) VCDX
13 1 (1.54%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.54%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (44.62%) Active Directory
2 19 (29.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (21.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.08%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) SCCM
2 4 (6.15%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 53 (81.54%) Microsoft
2 39 (60.00%) VMware
3 12 (18.46%) Cisco
3 12 (18.46%) WatchGuard
4 5 (7.69%) Citrix
4 5 (7.69%) Oracle
5 4 (6.15%) Veeam
6 2 (3.08%) Avaya
6 2 (3.08%) DevExpress
6 2 (3.08%) Mitel
7 1 (1.54%) 3Com
7 1 (1.54%) Dell
7 1 (1.54%) Draytek
7 1 (1.54%) HP
7 1 (1.54%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.54%) Verint
7 1 (1.54%) ZyXEL
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