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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 152 165 124
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -41
Permanent jobs citing MCP 22 14 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.61% 0.37% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.66% 1.63% 4.84%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 28
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +50.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,600 £20,550
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £35,000 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
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
826 857 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.98% 22.66% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 643 731 507
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 60 (93.75%) Microsoft
1 60 (93.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (67.19%) SQL Server
3 41 (64.06%) SharePoint
4 38 (59.38%) Windows
5 31 (48.44%) MS Excel
5 31 (48.44%) VMware
5 31 (48.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (46.88%) SAN
7 29 (45.31%) MS Exchange
7 29 (45.31%) Cisco
8 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
9 26 (40.63%) VoIP
9 26 (40.63%) MCSE
9 26 (40.63%) MCTS
10 25 (39.06%) MCSA
11 24 (37.50%) Citrix
12 23 (35.94%) Hyper-V
12 23 (35.94%) Wireless
13 22 (34.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (32.81%) MCITP
14 21 (32.81%) Exchange Server 2003
14 21 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (32.81%) Dell
14 21 (32.81%) ASP.NET
14 21 (32.81%) C#
14 21 (32.81%) SQL
14 21 (32.81%) .NET
14 21 (32.81%) CRM
14 21 (32.81%) Exchange Server 2013

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 41 (64.06%) SharePoint
2 29 (45.31%) MS Exchange
3 21 (32.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 21 (32.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (31.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 20 (31.25%) IIS
4 20 (31.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 20 (31.25%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (48.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (31.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (46.88%) SAN
2 26 (40.63%) VoIP
3 23 (35.94%) Wireless
4 8 (12.50%) DNS
4 8 (12.50%) DHCP
5 6 (9.38%) Extranet
5 6 (9.38%) Network Security
5 6 (9.38%) VPN
6 3 (4.69%) IP Telephony
7 2 (3.13%) VLAN
7 2 (3.13%) NAS
7 2 (3.13%) Firewall
8 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.56%) WAN
8 1 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.56%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (67.19%) SQL Server
2 22 (34.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (14.06%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.81%) Legal
3 2 (3.13%) Finance
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Developer
2 20 (31.25%) 3rd Line Support
2 20 (31.25%) SharePoint Developer
3 18 (28.13%) Technical Support
4 16 (25.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 10 (15.63%) Analyst
6 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.69%) Telecoms Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Technical Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Technical Operations Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Operations Manager
9 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
10 1 (1.56%) 2nd Line Support
10 1 (1.56%) Support Technician
10 1 (1.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.81%) .NET
1 21 (32.81%) ASP.NET
2 20 (31.25%) CSS
2 20 (31.25%) Ajax
2 20 (31.25%) .NET Framework
2 20 (31.25%) WCF
2 20 (31.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 38 (59.38%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Windows XP
2 6 (9.38%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.56%) UNIX
6 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) CRM
1 21 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (31.25%) OOA/OOD
2 20 (31.25%) OO
3 17 (26.56%) ITIL
4 6 (9.38%) Document Management
4 6 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.69%) Coaching
7 2 (3.13%) Line Management
7 2 (3.13%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.56%) Data Management
8 1 (1.56%) ITSM
8 1 (1.56%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.56%) Information Security
8 1 (1.56%) Software Licensing
8 1 (1.56%) Project Management
8 1 (1.56%) Service Management
8 1 (1.56%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) SQL
1 21 (32.81%) C#
2 20 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 20 (31.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.56%) VB
3 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (93.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (40.63%) MCSE
2 26 (40.63%) MCTS
3 25 (39.06%) MCSA
4 21 (32.81%) MCITP
5 20 (31.25%) CCA
5 20 (31.25%) Citrix Certification
5 20 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (31.25%) MCAD
5 20 (31.25%) MCSD
6 8 (12.50%) CCNA
6 8 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (9.38%) MCDST
8 1 (1.56%) Degree
8 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) SLA
1 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (48.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 23 (35.94%) Hyper-V
4 20 (31.25%) XenApp
4 20 (31.25%) XenServer
4 20 (31.25%) XenDesktop
4 20 (31.25%) vSphere
5 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (31.25%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 60 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 31 (48.44%) VMware
3 29 (45.31%) Cisco
4 24 (37.50%) Citrix
5 21 (32.81%) Dell
6 20 (31.25%) Veeam
6 20 (31.25%) Riverbed
7 7 (10.94%) HP
8 3 (4.69%) Mitel
9 2 (3.13%) IBM
10 1 (1.56%) Sun
10 1 (1.56%) Apple
10 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.56%) Symantec
10 1 (1.56%) McAfee
10 1 (1.56%) Google
10 1 (1.56%) LANDesk