The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 56 36 42
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 22 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.44% 4.51% 3.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 19.82% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2 22 15
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
69 111 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.10% 22.75% 26.51%
Number of salaries quoted 62 106 120
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCP
North West

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MCP
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

MCP Salary Trend in Lancashire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Lancashire

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) HND
3 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) Dell
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) JSP
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) Struts
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) XSLT
4 3 (37.50%) MCSE
4 3 (37.50%) Tomcat

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Eclipse
1 3 (37.50%) MyEclipse
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) JSP
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) Struts
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) XSLT
1 3 (37.50%) Hibernate
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
1 3 (37.50%) Ajax
1 3 (37.50%) Java EE
1 3 (37.50%) GWT
1 3 (37.50%) jQuery
1 3 (37.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (37.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) HND
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Dell
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle