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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 46 71 52
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCP 13 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 3.06% 0.51% 2.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.77% 2.59% 9.62%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 10
Average salary £21,500 £25,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -12.16%
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
88 116 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 20.71% 19.53% 30.14%
Number of salaries quoted 59 103 84
Average salary £34,000 £45,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,905 £46,650 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

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 2 July 2015, 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 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
3 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 12 (70.59%) MS Excel
5 11 (64.71%) VMware
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
6 10 (58.82%) MCSE
6 10 (58.82%) Dell
7 9 (52.94%) HP
7 9 (52.94%) SAN
7 9 (52.94%) Change Management
7 9 (52.94%) Linux
7 9 (52.94%) IIS
7 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
7 9 (52.94%) Clustering
8 8 (47.06%) Cisco
9 7 (41.18%) IBM
9 7 (41.18%) EMC
9 7 (41.18%) Firewall
9 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
9 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
11 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
11 5 (29.41%) Windows 8
12 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
13 3 (17.65%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 9 (52.94%) IIS
2 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (70.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
1 9 (52.94%) SAN
2 7 (41.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) OLAP
3 1 (5.88%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Systems Engineer
1 9 (52.94%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Senior Security Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Security Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Technician
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (52.94%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Change Management
2 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) CRM
3 1 (5.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (58.82%) MCSE
3 3 (17.65%) MCTS
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) MCDBA
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (41.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) VMware
3 10 (58.82%) Dell
4 9 (52.94%) HP
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco
6 7 (41.18%) IBM
6 7 (41.18%) EMC
7 2 (11.76%) Altiris
7 2 (11.76%) Red Gate