The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 57 61 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCP 15 6 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.23% 1.05% 5.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.85% 4.76% 17.50%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 35
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
MCP
England

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

Qualifications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
219 126 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 32.54% 22.11% 30.53%
Number of salaries quoted 172 108 170
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MCP
Salary Trend in the North East

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

MCP Salary Trend in the North East

MCP
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the North East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in the North East

MCP
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Tyne and Wear -8 15 £52,500 +50.00%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (95.83%) Windows
3 17 (70.83%) MCTS
4 15 (62.50%) MCSE
4 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 13 (54.17%) ASP.NET
5 13 (54.17%) CSS
5 13 (54.17%) C#
5 13 (54.17%) HTML
5 13 (54.17%) .NET
5 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
5 13 (54.17%) MCITP
5 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (54.17%) MCSD
5 13 (54.17%) WCF
5 13 (54.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (50.00%) SharePoint
7 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
7 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (37.50%) .NET Framework
9 8 (33.33%) Blackberry
9 8 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (33.33%) CRM
9 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
9 8 (33.33%) IIS
10 7 (29.17%) MCSA
10 7 (29.17%) MVC
10 7 (29.17%) Data Management
10 7 (29.17%) Scrum
10 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (33.33%) IIS
3 6 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (25.00%) Lync
3 6 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (29.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) NAS
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
1 6 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (29.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Leader
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Head of Development
4 3 (12.50%) Head of Technology
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support
5 2 (8.33%) Field Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Support
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) PC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) ASP.NET
1 13 (54.17%) CSS
1 13 (54.17%) HTML
1 13 (54.17%) .NET
1 13 (54.17%) WCF
2 9 (37.50%) .NET Framework
3 7 (29.17%) jQuery
3 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (29.17%) HTML5
3 7 (29.17%) CSS3
3 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (25.00%) Ajax
5 3 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 7 (29.17%) Open Source
2 7 (29.17%) Blog
3 6 (25.00%) Replication
4 3 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (4.17%) NHS
5 1 (4.17%) iPad
5 1 (4.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Android
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) CRM
3 7 (29.17%) MVC
3 7 (29.17%) Data Management
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
3 7 (29.17%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (29.17%) Web Application Development
3 7 (29.17%) Graceful Degradation
3 7 (29.17%) Progressive Enhancement
4 6 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
4 6 (25.00%) OO
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 3 (12.50%) Business Development
7 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) C#
2 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (70.83%) MCTS
3 15 (62.50%) MCSE
4 13 (54.17%) MCITP
4 13 (54.17%) MCSD
5 7 (29.17%) MCSA
5 7 (29.17%) Degree
5 7 (29.17%) MCPD
6 6 (25.00%) MCAD
7 2 (8.33%) MCDST
7 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) XenApp
2 2 (8.33%) XenServer
2 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) EMC
2 6 (25.00%) NetApp
3 2 (8.33%) LANDesk
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix