The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK / Wales
Rank 93 96 92
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 7 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.63% 0.50% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 1.72% 4.18%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 10
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £38,200
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.07% -14.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,650 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £32,500 £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 Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 300 408 287
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 27.15% 29.37% 21.66%
Number of salaries quoted 215 335 241
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

MCP
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP in Wales.

Salary trend for MCP in Wales

MCP
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Wales over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP in Wales

MCP
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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
South Wales +8 5 £20,000 -38.46% 3
West Wales - 2 £50,000 -
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCP.

1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (50.00%) Degree
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
5 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
5 4 (33.33%) Information Security
6 3 (25.00%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (25.00%) Service Management
6 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 3 (25.00%) SIEM
6 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
7 2 (16.67%) Case Management
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) MCSE
7 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 2 (16.67%) C#
7 2 (16.67%) SLA
8 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
8 1 (8.33%) Management Information System

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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:

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Graduate
2 3 (25.00%) Graduate Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Graduate Security Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Case Management Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) SIEM
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (16.67%) Case Management
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Line Management
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 3 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (25.00%) Security+ Certification
4 2 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Unisys
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
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