The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Leicester region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 71 29 40
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1 35 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 0.17% 7.80% 3.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 26.32% 11.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1 32 12
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
148 133 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 25.30% 29.62% 30.41%
Number of salaries quoted 138 122 96
Average salary £42,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.06% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,776 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
Leicestershire

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 18 April 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) Windows
3 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
4 11 (73.33%) Internet
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (53.33%) C#
5 8 (53.33%) .NET
5 8 (53.33%) MCTS
5 8 (53.33%) Web Application Development
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (46.67%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (46.67%) BDD
6 7 (46.67%) RESTful
6 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (46.67%) WPF
6 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (46.67%) Kanban
6 7 (46.67%) MVC
6 7 (46.67%) Scrum
6 7 (46.67%) WinForms
6 7 (46.67%) TDD
6 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
6 7 (46.67%) MCAD
6 7 (46.67%) MCSD
6 7 (46.67%) MCSE
6 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
7 6 (40.00%) Citrix
8 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (33.33%) IIS
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) Internet
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
4 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Technician
3 3 (20.00%) Support Technician
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Technician
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) Senior IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (46.67%) RESTful
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 7 (46.67%) WPF
2 7 (46.67%) WinForms
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Web Application Development
2 7 (46.67%) Dependency Injection
2 7 (46.67%) BDD
2 7 (46.67%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (46.67%) Kanban
2 7 (46.67%) MVC
2 7 (46.67%) Scrum
2 7 (46.67%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
3 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) VBScript
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (53.33%) MCTS
3 7 (46.67%) MCAD
3 7 (46.67%) MCSD
3 7 (46.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) MCSA
4 1 (6.67%) MCDBA
4 1 (6.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Altiris
4 4 (26.67%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) Dell