The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 57 57 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 9 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.49% 2.34% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.82% 11.11% 5.68%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 10
Average salary £23,500 £47,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.52% +35.71%
UK excluding London average salary £29,700 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.80% +4.16%
MCP
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
132 135 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.89% 21.03% 27.37%
Number of salaries quoted 115 102 171
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MCP
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

MCP Salary Trend in Merseyside

MCP
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Merseyside

MCP
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
Liverpool -2 1 £52,500 +48.93%
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (92.86%) Manufacturing
2 13 (92.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (92.86%) Hyper-V
3 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 12 (85.71%) VMware
3 12 (85.71%) Windows XP
3 12 (85.71%) MCSE
3 12 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Finance
5 1 (7.14%) Banking
5 1 (7.14%) MCDST
5 1 (7.14%) MCITP
5 1 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) MCSA
5 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) HND
5 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.14%) SLA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
General
1 13 (92.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Server Support
2 11 (78.57%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (92.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 12 (85.71%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) MCDST
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) HND
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Hyper-V
2 12 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Reuters
2 1 (7.14%) Bloomberg