The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 55 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCP 2 11 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.48% 2.81% 4.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% 11.00% 13.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 20
Average salary £21,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.73% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £29,900 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
-20.26% +2.73%
MCP
Leicestershire

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

Qualifications Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
90 100 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 21.63% 25.58% 35.32%
Number of salaries quoted 78 88 118
Average salary £43,401 £40,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.16% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,778 £30,000 £24,280
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £45,000 £51,350
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

MCP
Salary Trend in Leicester

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

MCP Salary Trend in Leicester

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) NEC
3 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (50.00%) ProCurve
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) VBScript
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) NEC
2 2 (50.00%) ProCurve
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) SAP