The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 84 87 71
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCP 20 31 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.50% 1.70% 3.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.93% 7.31% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 20 31 42
Average salary £22,000 £22,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.22% -37.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £18,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £26,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,823 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.39% -7.14%
MCP
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
337 424 426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.34% 23.31% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 293 339 296
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,122
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

MCP Salary Trend in Cheshire

MCP
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -4 13 £22,000 +15.78%
Wilmslow - 4 £18,000 - 1
Macclesfield - 2 £24,000 -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 51 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 50 (98.04%) Microsoft
2 50 (98.04%) Windows
3 49 (96.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (82.35%) Windows 7
5 36 (70.59%) TCP/IP
6 31 (60.78%) MCSE
6 31 (60.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (58.82%) Hyper-V
7 30 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (58.82%) Windows Server
7 30 (58.82%) MS Excel
7 30 (58.82%) MS Office
7 30 (58.82%) MS Exchange
7 30 (58.82%) VMware
8 29 (56.86%) Windows XP
9 28 (54.90%) VPN
10 26 (50.98%) MCITP
11 24 (47.06%) Windows 8
11 24 (47.06%) Cisco
12 23 (45.10%) DNS
12 23 (45.10%) CCNA
12 23 (45.10%) DHCP
12 23 (45.10%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (43.14%) MCTS
13 22 (43.14%) MCSA
14 8 (15.69%) WAN

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 30 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2010
1 30 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2013
1 30 (58.82%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (58.82%) MS Excel
1 30 (58.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
1 2 (3.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 36 (70.59%) TCP/IP
2 28 (54.90%) VPN
3 23 (45.10%) DHCP
3 23 (45.10%) DNS
4 8 (15.69%) WAN
5 6 (11.76%) Firewall
6 4 (7.84%) Broadband
7 3 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.92%) LAN
8 2 (3.92%) VoIP
8 2 (3.92%) Wireless
9 1 (1.96%) 4G
9 1 (1.96%) ADSL
9 1 (1.96%) FTP
9 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) IT Engineer
1 26 (50.98%) IT Support
1 26 (50.98%) IT Support Engineer
1 26 (50.98%) Support Engineer
2 23 (45.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (43.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 22 (43.14%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (27.45%) Analyst
4 14 (27.45%) IT Analyst
5 13 (25.49%) Active Directory Analyst
6 11 (21.57%) Help Desk Analyst
7 9 (17.65%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (11.76%) Support Manager
9 4 (7.84%) 1st Line Engineer
9 4 (7.84%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (7.84%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 4 (7.84%) First Line Help Desk Support
9 4 (7.84%) Help Desk Engineer
9 4 (7.84%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (7.84%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Fat Client
1 6 (11.76%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 50 (98.04%) Windows
2 42 (82.35%) Windows 7
3 31 (60.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (58.82%) Windows Server
4 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (56.86%) Windows XP
6 24 (47.06%) Windows 8
7 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (11.76%) Windows Vista
9 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.96%) CentOS
10 1 (1.96%) Linux
10 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.76%) Change Management
1 6 (11.76%) Incident Management
2 3 (5.88%) ITIL
3 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 49 (96.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (60.78%) MCSE
3 26 (50.98%) MCITP
4 23 (45.10%) CCNA
4 23 (45.10%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (43.14%) MCSA
5 22 (43.14%) MCTS
6 4 (7.84%) MCDST
7 2 (3.92%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (58.82%) Hyper-V
2 30 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 50 (98.04%) Microsoft
2 30 (58.82%) VMware
3 24 (47.06%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) Apple
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) McAfee
5 2 (3.92%) Sophos
6 1 (1.96%) Dell
6 1 (1.96%) Draytek
6 1 (1.96%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.96%) SonicWALL
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