The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 65 77
Permanent jobs citing MCP 0 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 0.66% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category - 3.54% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 1
Median salary - £19,000 £17,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.57%  
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 Staffordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Staffordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 85 113 102
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 19.59% 18.56% 16.01%
Number of salaries quoted 53 100 75
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £48,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

Salary trend for MCP in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Service Desk Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) ITSM
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix