Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 146 139
Rank change year-on-year +26 -7 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCP 19 12 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.94% 0.45% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.82% 1.69% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 19
Wales median annual salary £27,500 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -19.12%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £47,700 £53,750 £73,500
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% -1.54%

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 Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 498 710 817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.53% 26.91% 29.69%
Number of salaries quoted 416 608 718
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,260
90th Percentile £57,946 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
South Wales +33 8 £30,250 +12.04%
North Wales +4 6 £27,500 +12.24%
West Wales -12 3 £34,000 -35.24%
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 17 (89.47%) Windows
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (73.68%) ITIL
3 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (63.16%) DBS Check
5 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (57.89%) VMware
5 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
5 11 (57.89%) Firewall
6 8 (42.11%) DHCP
6 8 (42.11%) MCSE
7 7 (36.84%) Google
7 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
7 7 (36.84%) Driving Licence
7 7 (36.84%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
8 6 (31.58%) Windows 8
8 6 (31.58%) ITIL V2
8 6 (31.58%) G Suite
8 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
8 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
8 6 (31.58%) Time Management
8 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (31.58%) MCSA
8 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
8 6 (31.58%) WLAN
8 6 (31.58%) DNS
8 6 (31.58%) Cisco

MCP
Co-occurring 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 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) G Suite
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Google Drive
3 1 (5.26%) Office 365
3 1 (5.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Firewall
2 8 (42.11%) DHCP
3 6 (31.58%) DNS
3 6 (31.58%) WLAN
4 5 (26.32%) Network Security
5 2 (10.53%) Intranet
5 2 (10.53%) VLAN
5 2 (10.53%) Wireless
5 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) IT Technician
2 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Developer
3 3 (15.79%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Principal Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Principal Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Officer
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
1 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (15.79%) CSS
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) WinForms
1 3 (15.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Driving Licence
2 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
5 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
5 6 (31.58%) Windows 8
5 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL V2
3 6 (31.58%) Time Management
4 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (15.79%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) MVC
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Management
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Email Filtering
7 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
2 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (63.16%) DBS Check
3 8 (42.11%) MCSE
4 6 (31.58%) A+ Certification
4 6 (31.58%) CCNA
4 6 (31.58%) CCNP
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (31.58%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
1 11 (57.89%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) Google
3 6 (31.58%) Cisco
4 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) DevExpress
6 2 (10.53%) Mitel
7 1 (5.26%) Apple