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 3 months to 24 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 57
Permanent jobs citing MCP 0 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 1.29% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.85% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 1
Median salary - £25,000 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 66 103 99
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 16.42% 26.48% 21.52%
Number of salaries quoted 53 77 91
Median salary £41,000 £35,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.14% +12.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £22,084
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing MCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 1 (33.33%) IT Services Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) A+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Dell
1 2 (66.67%) VMware