The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 41 59 52
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 5 1 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.35% 0.19% 2.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.32% 0.96% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 9
Average salary £16,786 £52,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-68.02% +40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -20.00%
MCP
Merseyside

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

Qualifications Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
94 104 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 25.34% 19.85% 24.17%
Number of salaries quoted 61 92 89
Average salary £34,375 £47,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.01% +6.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £70,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

MCP
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

MCP Salary Trend in Liverpool

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 14 (87.50%) Windows
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) .NET
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) IIS
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 5 (31.25%) Ajax
4 5 (31.25%) MCTS
4 5 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (31.25%) WCF
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (31.25%) Office 365
4 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) C#
4 5 (31.25%) HTML
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
4 5 (31.25%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (31.25%) OO
4 5 (31.25%) CRM
4 5 (31.25%) SharePoint

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 6 (37.50%) IIS
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (31.25%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) SMTP
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 2 (12.50%) ADSL
3 2 (12.50%) ISDN
3 2 (12.50%) PSTN
3 2 (12.50%) WEP
3 2 (12.50%) WPA
4 1 (6.25%) SSH
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
4 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) Telnet
4 1 (6.25%) SSL
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) MS Access
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) WinDbg
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (25.00%) DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) IT Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Support Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
1 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
2 5 (31.25%) WCF
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) Ajax
2 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 2 (12.50%) COM
4 1 (6.25%) J2EE
4 1 (6.25%) ODBC
4 1 (6.25%) WSDL
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (6.25%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
2 4 (25.00%) Replication
2 4 (25.00%) Clustering
2 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) OOA/OOD
1 5 (31.25%) OO
1 5 (31.25%) CRM
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (25.00%) Change Control
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) LINC
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (31.25%) MCTS
2 5 (31.25%) MCAD
2 5 (31.25%) MCSD
3 3 (18.75%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) MCITP
5 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (25.00%) SRDF
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Unisys
3 4 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (12.50%) Apple
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Alias
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) IBM