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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 52 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 20 3 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 2.71% 0.53% 3.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.43% 1.86% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 20 2 16
Average salary £27,025 £30,825 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.32% -11.92%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
212 161 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 28.73% 28.65% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 191 134 118
Average salary £42,000 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,025 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (86.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (84.21%) MCSE
4 31 (81.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (81.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (78.95%) Change Management
5 30 (78.95%) VMware
6 18 (47.37%) HP
7 17 (44.74%) IBM
7 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
8 16 (42.11%) MS Excel
9 15 (39.47%) SLA
10 14 (36.84%) TCP/IP
11 13 (34.21%) Citrix
12 12 (31.58%) Internet
12 12 (31.58%) SAN
12 12 (31.58%) Web Services
12 12 (31.58%) SCOM
12 12 (31.58%) Lync
12 12 (31.58%) Riverbed
12 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (18.42%) DNS
13 7 (18.42%) DHCP
13 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
14 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
14 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
15 2 (5.26%) Wireless
15 2 (5.26%) Telecoms

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (31.58%) Lync
2 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) TCP/IP
2 12 (31.58%) Internet
2 12 (31.58%) SAN
3 7 (18.42%) DNS
3 7 (18.42%) DHCP
4 2 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Dutch Language
2 1 (2.63%) French Language
2 1 (2.63%) German Language
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (76.32%) Support Engineer
2 28 (73.68%) Windows Support Engineer
3 18 (47.37%) Windows Server Engineer
3 18 (47.37%) Server Engineer
3 18 (47.37%) Server Support Engineer
3 18 (47.37%) Server Support
4 4 (10.53%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) IT Support
5 3 (7.89%) Field Service Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Field Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.63%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Monitoring Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (81.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 31 (81.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (78.95%) Change Management
2 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL
3 1 (2.63%) Project Management
3 1 (2.63%) Resource Management
3 1 (2.63%) Matrix Management
3 1 (2.63%) Time Management
3 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 33 (86.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (84.21%) MCSE
3 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.26%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (39.47%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (78.95%) VMware
3 18 (47.37%) HP
4 17 (44.74%) IBM
5 13 (34.21%) Citrix
6 12 (31.58%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp