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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 50 58 49
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 11 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.23% 2.16% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.53% 9.46% 8.53%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 11
Average salary £42,500 £29,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.06% -21.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,525 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £33,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
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
146 148 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 29.61% 22.87% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 97 117 103
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £60,000 £58,052
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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 +9 11 £42,500 +28.78%
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 17 (89.47%) Windows
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 16 (84.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
4 12 (63.16%) IIS
4 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
4 12 (63.16%) .NET
4 12 (63.16%) .NET Framework
4 12 (63.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (57.89%) WCF
5 11 (57.89%) Ajax
5 11 (57.89%) MCTS
5 11 (57.89%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (57.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (57.89%) Office 365
5 11 (57.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (57.89%) SQL
5 11 (57.89%) T-SQL
5 11 (57.89%) C#
5 11 (57.89%) HTML
5 11 (57.89%) ASP.NET
5 11 (57.89%) CSS
5 11 (57.89%) OOA/OOD
5 11 (57.89%) OO
5 11 (57.89%) CRM
5 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
5 11 (57.89%) MCAD
5 11 (57.89%) MCSD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (63.16%) IIS
2 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
2 11 (57.89%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (57.89%) SharePoint 2010
2 11 (57.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (57.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 2 (10.53%) SMTP
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
3 2 (10.53%) ADSL
3 2 (10.53%) ISDN
3 2 (10.53%) PSTN
3 2 (10.53%) WEP
3 2 (10.53%) WPA
4 1 (5.26%) SSH
4 1 (5.26%) VLAN
4 1 (5.26%) Wireshark
4 1 (5.26%) SSL
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) Telnet
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (5.26%) MS Access
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) WinDbg
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Developer
1 11 (57.89%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) IT Support
2 2 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Applications Support
3 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
1 12 (63.16%) .NET Framework
2 11 (57.89%) WCF
2 11 (57.89%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) Ajax
2 11 (57.89%) ASP.NET
2 11 (57.89%) CSS
3 2 (10.53%) COM
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE
4 1 (5.26%) ODBC
4 1 (5.26%) WSDL
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.26%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Vista
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) OOA/OOD
1 11 (57.89%) OO
1 11 (57.89%) CRM
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Line Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITSM
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) JavaScript
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) T-SQL
2 11 (57.89%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (57.89%) MCTS
2 11 (57.89%) MCAD
2 11 (57.89%) MCSD
3 3 (15.79%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) MCITP
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Apple
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Alias
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Avaya
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Unisys
3 1 (5.26%) IBM