Period
to 18 January 2018

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 6 months to 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 98 92
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 8 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.73% 0.27% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.40% 1.42% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 7
Staffordshire median annual salary £27,000 £37,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.00% +31.58% +40.74%
10th Percentile £23,125 £24,350 £24,250
90th Percentile £34,250 £41,250 £33,250
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% +3.17% -31.52%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Staffordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 235 211 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.31% 18.66% 18.82%
Number of salaries quoted 188 178 187
Staffordshire median annual salary £33,500 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.67% +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £20,350 £23,425 £23,500
90th Percentile £68,250 £57,500 £55,000
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

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

MCP
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MCP in Staffordshire

MCP
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Lichfield - 4 £33,500 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £26,000 -
Tamworth -7 1 £26,500 +20.45% 1
MCP
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
2 7 (87.50%) MCSA
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
5 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco
5 4 (50.00%) CCNA
5 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (50.00%) SAN
5 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (50.00%) CCENT
5 4 (50.00%) Office 365
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (25.00%) Handset
7 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
7 2 (25.00%) CommVault
7 2 (25.00%) Lotus
7 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (25.00%) Windows 8

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (50.00%) Administrator
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Support
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate 1st Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Graduate Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Android
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Analytics
1 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSA
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 4 (50.00%) CCENT
3 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) CommVault
3 2 (25.00%) Lotus
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle