The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 - 43 54
Permanent jobs citing MCP 0 16 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire - 3.09% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category - 17.58% 7.01%
Number of salaries quoted 0 16 11
Average salary - £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
MCP
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
72 91 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.46% 17.60% 30.37%
Number of salaries quoted 64 84 141
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,200 £23,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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%) Windows XP
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%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) HND
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) HTML5
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) MyEclipse
4 3 (37.50%) Spring
4 3 (37.50%) Ajax
4 3 (37.50%) Java EE
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) GWT
4 3 (37.50%) jQuery
4 3 (37.50%) CSS
4 3 (37.50%) JSP
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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