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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 51 35 62
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCP 6 27 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.36% 5.64% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.38% 22.88% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 6 26 5
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% +62.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
94 118 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.27% 24.63% 24.48%
Number of salaries quoted 78 98 140
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (43.75%) MCSE
4 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (25.00%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) Kanban
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (25.00%) Moq
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) Web Application Development
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) NUnit
6 4 (25.00%) MCTS
6 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
6 4 (25.00%) C#
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (25.00%) MCAD
6 4 (25.00%) MCSD
6 4 (25.00%) HP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (18.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 4 (25.00%) Moq
1 4 (25.00%) NUnit
2 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
2 3 (18.75%) MyEclipse
General
1 3 (18.75%) Music Industry
2 1 (6.25%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Team Lead
5 1 (6.25%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Graduate
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
1 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) JSP
2 3 (18.75%) SOAP
2 3 (18.75%) Struts
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) XSLT
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) Spring
2 3 (18.75%) Ajax
2 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
2 3 (18.75%) Razor View Engine
2 3 (18.75%) HTML5
2 3 (18.75%) Java EE
2 3 (18.75%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) W3C
1 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Kanban
1 4 (25.00%) BDD
1 4 (25.00%) Web Application Development
1 4 (25.00%) MVC
1 4 (25.00%) Scrum
1 4 (25.00%) TDD
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (43.75%) MCSE
3 4 (25.00%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) MCTS
3 4 (25.00%) MCAD
3 4 (25.00%) MCSD
4 3 (18.75%) HND
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) Dell
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Apple