The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 51 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 9 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 1.53% 0.88% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.77% 3.45% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 4
Average salary £31,500 £31,000 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,465 £28,600 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £35,000 £33,700
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
MCP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Qualifications Category
Coventry
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
133 145 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Coventry 22.62% 25.48% 32.94%
Number of salaries quoted 121 131 131
Average salary £38,500 £42,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.41% +16.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

MCP
Salary Trend in Coventry

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

MCP Salary Trend in Coventry

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 21 (95.45%) Windows
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (81.82%) MCSE
3 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
4 14 (63.64%) ITIL
4 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
4 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 10 (45.45%) Clustering
7 9 (40.91%) Service Management
8 8 (36.36%) Manufacturing
8 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (36.36%) Project Planning
8 8 (36.36%) Degree
8 8 (36.36%) FIX Protocol
8 8 (36.36%) Fat Client
8 8 (36.36%) IIS
8 8 (36.36%) PRINCE2
8 8 (36.36%) Cisco
8 8 (36.36%) Thin Client
8 8 (36.36%) Project Management
8 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (36.36%) Technical Analysis
9 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
10 6 (27.27%) SQL
10 6 (27.27%) SCCM
10 6 (27.27%) Firewall
11 5 (22.73%) VMware
11 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
11 5 (22.73%) Citrix

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Coventry region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (36.36%) IIS
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) NAS
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (9.09%) VoIP
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) Symposium
3 2 (9.09%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 8 (36.36%) Manufacturing
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Implementation Specialist
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) DBA
4 3 (13.64%) Applications Support
4 3 (13.64%) SQL DBA
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Server Support
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (13.64%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Clustering
2 8 (36.36%) Fat Client
2 8 (36.36%) Thin Client
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Service Management
3 8 (36.36%) PRINCE2
3 8 (36.36%) Project Management
3 8 (36.36%) Project Planning
3 8 (36.36%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Workflow
5 2 (9.09%) Change Control
5 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Security Management
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (81.82%) MCSE
3 8 (36.36%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) CCNA
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (13.64%) MCTS
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Cisco
3 5 (22.73%) Citrix
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) Nortel
5 1 (4.55%) Sun
5 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.55%) Nimsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Spiceworks
5 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow