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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 60 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 0 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.39% - 2.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.63% - 15.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 14
Average salary £23,250 - £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £19,850 - £21,850
10% offered a salary of more than £26,650 - £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -20.00%
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
123 73 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.26% 14.48% 17.32%
Number of salaries quoted 84 65 82
Average salary £35,000 £41,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.63% +17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,450 £20,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 1 £27,500 -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Data Security
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) NetApp
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) Software Licensing
3 4 (66.67%) MCTS
3 4 (66.67%) MCITP
3 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 4 (66.67%) NAS
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Spiceworks
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Android

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
2 4 (66.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Support Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Manager
1 4 (66.67%) Support Manager
1 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support Manager
1 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Data Security
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) Software Licensing
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) MCSE
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCTS
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Apple
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Google
4 1 (16.67%) Spiceworks