The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Liverpool region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 56 44 64
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCP 12 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.07% 2.49% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.63% 8.65% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 9 9 4
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% -6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
139 104 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 23.97% 28.73% 34.82%
Number of salaries quoted 110 90 128
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,052 £67,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
Merseyside

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 18 April 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
4 9 (60.00%) SCCM
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (46.67%) Citrix
6 7 (46.67%) IIS
6 7 (46.67%) Web Services
6 7 (46.67%) XenApp
6 7 (46.67%) XenServer
6 7 (46.67%) XenDesktop
6 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
6 7 (46.67%) MCDST
6 7 (46.67%) MCITP
6 7 (46.67%) LANDesk
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (40.00%) ITIL
8 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
9 4 (26.67%) MCSE
9 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
9 4 (26.67%) Firmware
9 4 (26.67%) Process Management
9 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (26.67%) Facebook
9 4 (26.67%) Twitter
9 4 (26.67%) IP Telephony
10 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (20.00%) VMware
10 3 (20.00%) ITSM

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (46.67%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (6.67%) WEP
2 1 (6.67%) WPA
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) ADSL
2 1 (6.67%) ISDN
2 1 (6.67%) PSTN
2 1 (6.67%) SMTP
2 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Support Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) Desktop Support
1 9 (60.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 9 (60.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) IT Support
3 3 (20.00%) Support Technician
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Firmware
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) Android
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (26.67%) Process Management
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITSM
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (46.67%) MCDST
2 7 (46.67%) MCITP
3 4 (26.67%) MCSE
4 3 (20.00%) MCSA
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) XenApp
2 7 (46.67%) XenServer
2 7 (46.67%) XenDesktop
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
2 7 (46.67%) LANDesk
3 4 (26.67%) Facebook
3 4 (26.67%) Twitter
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Apple