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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 28 27 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 3 12 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.52% 7.69% 2.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.65% 23.08% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 5
Average salary - £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -20.00%
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
17 52 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 14.29% 33.33% 32.93%
Number of salaries quoted 14 51 54
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Help Desk Supervisor
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Web Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Vista
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft