The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 26 15
Permanent jobs citing MCP 0 16 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton - 9.25% 13.86%
As % of the Qualifications category - 29.63% 37.84%
Number of salaries quoted 0 16 14
Average salary - £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
MCP
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Qualifications Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
41 54 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 29.50% 31.21% 36.63%
Number of salaries quoted 40 54 36
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,650 £22,000 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

MCP
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

MCP Salary Trend in Bolton

MCP
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) MCAD
1 12 (100.00%) MCSD
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) MVC
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
1 12 (100.00%) MCTS
1 12 (100.00%) WCF
1 12 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 12 (100.00%) BDD
1 12 (100.00%) Razor View Engine
1 12 (100.00%) CQRS
1 12 (100.00%) Web Application Development
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
1 12 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 12 (100.00%) WCF
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 12 (100.00%) Razor View Engine
1 12 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) MVC
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) TDD
1 12 (100.00%) Domain-Driven Design
1 12 (100.00%) BDD
1 12 (100.00%) CQRS
1 12 (100.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) MCAD
1 12 (100.00%) MCSD
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) MCTS