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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 50 54 54
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing MCP 5 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.11% 1.33% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.03% 6.06% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 9
Average salary £16,786 £23,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% -41.25%
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £29,950 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.83% -20.13%
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
124 132 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 27.43% 21.89% 22.99%
Number of salaries quoted 81 112 106
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £70,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 1 September 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
Liverpool +15 5 £16,786 -68.02%
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) LINC
2 4 (57.14%) SRDF
2 4 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Change Control
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (57.14%) EMC
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Replication
2 4 (57.14%) Clustering
2 4 (57.14%) Unisys
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) ITSM
5 1 (14.29%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) VLAN
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Administrator
2 4 (57.14%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (57.14%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Services Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
1 4 (57.14%) Replication
1 4 (57.14%) Clustering
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (57.14%) Change Control
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) LINC
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) SRDF
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) EMC
2 4 (57.14%) Unisys
3 1 (14.29%) VMware