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

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK / Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 93 103
Rank change year-on-year +15 +10  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 11 7 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.13% 0.54% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.37% 2.15% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 4
Median salary £45,000 £19,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +136.84% -54.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,900
% change year-on-year - +0.33%  

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 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 252 326 448
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.85% 25.33% 31.33%
Number of salaries quoted 201 278 378
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,747 £21,125 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,081 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 June 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 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
South Wales +20 6 £45,000 +136.84% 1
West Wales - 2 £34,000 - 1
MCP
UK

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

1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (55.56%) ITIL
4 8 (44.44%) Windows
4 8 (44.44%) Firewall
4 8 (44.44%) Virtual Environments
5 7 (38.89%) Project Management
6 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
7 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
7 5 (27.78%) DBS Check
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (22.22%) VLAN
8 4 (22.22%) Degree
8 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
8 4 (22.22%) Network Security
8 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
8 4 (22.22%) Information Security
8 4 (22.22%) Wireless
8 4 (22.22%) Mitel
8 4 (22.22%) Citrix
8 4 (22.22%) DHCP
8 4 (22.22%) MCSA
8 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity

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 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) DHCP
2 4 (22.22%) Network Security
2 4 (22.22%) VLAN
2 4 (22.22%) Wireless
2 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
3 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Consultant
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Graduate
2 3 (16.67%) Graduate Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Graduate Security Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Principal Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (11.11%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (5.56%) CRM Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.56%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) WinForms
2 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Virtual Environments
3 7 (38.89%) Project Management
4 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
5 4 (22.22%) Information Security
5 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
6 3 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (16.67%) Mathematics
6 3 (16.67%) Security Operations
6 3 (16.67%) SIEM
6 3 (16.67%) Validation
6 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (11.11%) ETL
7 2 (11.11%) MVC
7 2 (11.11%) Service Management
7 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (27.78%) DBS Check
3 4 (22.22%) Degree
3 4 (22.22%) MCSA
4 3 (16.67%) CompTIA Security+
4 3 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (16.67%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (5.56%) MCSE
5 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) Mitel
4 2 (11.11%) DevExpress
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago