The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 63 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 15 3 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.03% 0.66% 3.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.02% 2.26% 11.43%
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 17
Average salary £27,025 £29,575 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.62% -15.50%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
MCP
South Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
187 133 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 25.30% 29.17% 29.36%
Number of salaries quoted 165 111 143
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,025 £29,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

MCP
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

MCP Salary Trend in Sheffield

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (84.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (81.82%) MCSE
3 27 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (78.79%) Change Management
4 26 (78.79%) VMware
5 25 (75.76%) Mentoring
6 16 (48.48%) HP
7 15 (45.45%) IBM
7 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
8 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
9 12 (36.36%) SLA
9 12 (36.36%) TCP/IP
10 11 (33.33%) Citrix
11 10 (30.30%) Internet
11 10 (30.30%) SAN
11 10 (30.30%) Web Services
11 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (30.30%) SCOM
11 10 (30.30%) Lync
11 10 (30.30%) Riverbed
11 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
12 6 (18.18%) DNS
12 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
12 6 (18.18%) DHCP
12 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
13 2 (6.06%) Wireless

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 10 (30.30%) Lync
2 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 10 (30.30%) SAN
2 10 (30.30%) Internet
3 6 (18.18%) DNS
3 6 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (6.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Dutch Language
2 1 (3.03%) French Language
2 1 (3.03%) German Language
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Support Engineer
1 24 (72.73%) Windows Support Engineer
2 17 (51.52%) Server Support Engineer
2 17 (51.52%) Windows Server Engineer
2 17 (51.52%) Server Engineer
2 17 (51.52%) Server Support
3 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) IT Support
4 3 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.03%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) E-Learning
1 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (81.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 27 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (78.79%) Change Management
2 25 (75.76%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.03%) Coaching
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL
3 1 (3.03%) Project Management
3 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
3 1 (3.03%) Matrix Management
3 1 (3.03%) Time Management
3 1 (3.03%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 28 (84.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (81.82%) MCSE
3 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (78.79%) VMware
3 16 (48.48%) HP
4 15 (45.45%) IBM
5 11 (33.33%) Citrix
6 10 (30.30%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec