The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 172 149 141
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 14 6 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.37% 0.23% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 1.01% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 21
Average salary £31,328 £25,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.31% -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
MCP
West Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
935 597 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.41% 22.51% 21.00%
Number of salaries quoted 747 473 490
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MCP
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

MCP Salary Trend in Leeds

MCP
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 40 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 31 (68.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (57.78%) Windows
3 26 (57.78%) VMware
4 20 (44.44%) MCSE
5 19 (42.22%) ITIL
5 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
6 18 (40.00%) Citrix
6 18 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 17 (37.78%) MCSA
8 16 (35.56%) MS Exchange
8 16 (35.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (35.56%) SCCM
9 15 (33.33%) SAN
9 15 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (31.11%) Hyper-V
10 14 (31.11%) Cisco
11 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
12 11 (24.44%) MCITP
12 11 (24.44%) SharePoint
12 11 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (24.44%) CCNA
13 10 (22.22%) CCIE
13 10 (22.22%) CCNP
13 10 (22.22%) SQL
13 10 (22.22%) .NET
13 10 (22.22%) VCAP
14 9 (20.00%) PowerShell
15 8 (17.78%) C#
15 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 16 (35.56%) MS Exchange
2 11 (24.44%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (11.11%) IIS
5 3 (6.67%) Apache
5 3 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.56%) MS Office
3 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) SAN
2 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.67%) DNS
3 3 (6.67%) Firewall
3 3 (6.67%) LAN
3 3 (6.67%) WAN
3 3 (6.67%) DHCP
3 3 (6.67%) FTP
3 3 (6.67%) HTTP
4 2 (4.44%) SMTP
4 2 (4.44%) SSH
4 2 (4.44%) BIG-IP
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.89%) Retail
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Developer
4 7 (15.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (13.33%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (11.11%) Operations Manager
6 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
6 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Wintel Support
7 4 (8.89%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Network Support
8 3 (6.67%) Network Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Service Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Technical Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 4 (8.89%) Ajax
5 3 (6.67%) HTML
5 3 (6.67%) LAMP
6 2 (4.44%) WCF
6 2 (4.44%) CSS
6 2 (4.44%) Web Services
6 2 (4.44%) XML
7 1 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) EqualLogic
1 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (57.78%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.89%) Linux
5 3 (6.67%) UNIX
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.44%) CentOS
6 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.44%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 5 (11.11%) OO
2 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.89%) Coaching
4 3 (6.67%) CRM
5 2 (4.44%) SOA
5 2 (4.44%) OOA/OOD
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
5 2 (4.44%) Service Management
5 2 (4.44%) TDD
5 2 (4.44%) ITSM
5 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.44%) High Availability
5 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.44%) Software Distribution
5 2 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.44%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (17.78%) C#
4 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.89%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.44%) VB
6 2 (4.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (68.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (44.44%) MCSE
3 17 (37.78%) MCSA
4 16 (35.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (24.44%) MCITP
5 11 (24.44%) CCNA
5 11 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (22.22%) CCIE
6 10 (22.22%) CCNP
6 10 (22.22%) VCAP
7 3 (6.67%) MCPD
8 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.44%) MCDST
8 2 (4.44%) MCTS
8 2 (4.44%) MCAD
8 2 (4.44%) MCSD
9 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
2 15 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (31.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.67%) XenApp
5 2 (4.44%) XenServer
5 2 (4.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.44%) SCOM
4 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 40 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 26 (57.78%) VMware
3 18 (40.00%) Citrix
4 14 (31.11%) Cisco
5 7 (15.56%) Dell
5 7 (15.56%) Symantec
6 2 (4.44%) EMC
6 2 (4.44%) Brocade
6 2 (4.44%) LANDesk
6 2 (4.44%) IBM
6 2 (4.44%) Sun
6 2 (4.44%) Juniper
6 2 (4.44%) NetApp
6 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.44%) F5
7 1 (2.22%) Nimsoft
7 1 (2.22%) Spiceworks
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.22%) McAfee