The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 58 83 61
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCP 13 7 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.85% 0.75% 3.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.07% 3.21% 12.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 22
Average salary £28,000 £21,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -50.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £19,000 £35,950
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £26,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
MCP
East Midlands

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

Qualifications Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
184 218 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 26.21% 23.34% 26.12%
Number of salaries quoted 118 194 151
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

MCP
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

MCP Salary Trend in Leicestershire

MCP
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

MCP
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +19 12 £28,000 +16.66%
MCP
East Midlands

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 18 (81.82%) Windows
3 17 (77.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (72.73%) VMware
5 15 (68.18%) SAN
5 15 (68.18%) HP
6 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
6 14 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (54.55%) Hyper-V
8 12 (54.55%) MCSE
9 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
9 11 (50.00%) Linux
9 11 (50.00%) IIS
9 11 (50.00%) Dell
9 11 (50.00%) Clustering
9 11 (50.00%) Change Management
10 10 (45.45%) Cisco
11 9 (40.91%) Firewall
12 7 (31.82%) IBM
12 7 (31.82%) EMC
12 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
12 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 7 (31.82%) PCI DSS
13 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
14 5 (22.73%) SCCM
14 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
14 5 (22.73%) Windows 8

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 11 (50.00%) IIS
2 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) SAN
2 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (40.91%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 2 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) MPLS
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) OLAP
3 1 (4.55%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 11 (50.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Security Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Senior Security Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Support Technician
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Change Management
2 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
2 4 (18.18%) Data Protection
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (54.55%) MCSE
3 3 (13.64%) MCTS
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) MCDBA
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (31.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 14 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (54.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 16 (72.73%) VMware
3 15 (68.18%) HP
4 11 (50.00%) Dell
5 10 (45.45%) Cisco
6 7 (31.82%) IBM
6 7 (31.82%) EMC
7 4 (18.18%) NetApp
7 4 (18.18%) Altiris
8 2 (9.09%) ProCurve
8 2 (9.09%) Red Gate
8 2 (9.09%) NEC
8 2 (9.09%) SAP