Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 78 75
Rank change year-on-year +13 -3 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCP 14 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.71% 0.96% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.53% 4.37% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 6
Lancashire median annual salary £30,000 £29,500 £23,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +26.88% +20.78%
North West median annual salary £24,000 £23,250 £24,250
% change year-on-year +3.23% -4.12% -3.00%

MCP is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 186 206 298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.77% 21.87% 33.48%
Number of salaries quoted 157 182 201
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,752 £23,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £46,250 £52,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Lancashire

MCP
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for MCP in Lancashire

MCP
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley +17 10 £30,000 +17.65%
Burnley - 4 £22,000 -
MCP
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) CCNA
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (92.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (71.43%) CCNP
3 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 10 (71.43%) Degree
3 10 (71.43%) SCCM
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (71.43%) A+ Certification
3 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) ITIL
3 10 (71.43%) MCSE
3 10 (71.43%) Hyper-V
4 9 (64.29%) MCSA
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 4 (28.57%) vSphere
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (28.57%) VLAN
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 3 (21.43%) Network Security
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
1 4 (28.57%) VLAN
2 3 (21.43%) Network Security
General
1 10 (71.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) IT Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) IT Support
1 10 (71.43%) IT Support Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) Support Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support
4 2 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (71.43%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) CCNA
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (71.43%) A+ Certification
2 10 (71.43%) CCNP
2 10 (71.43%) Degree
2 10 (71.43%) MCSE
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (64.29%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 10 (71.43%) Hyper-V
2 4 (28.57%) vSphere
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) Cisco
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft