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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 109 92 67
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCP 22 33 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.27% 1.70% 3.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.12% 7.07% 12.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19 33 50
Average salary £23,000 £23,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.12% -37.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,900 £18,300 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £29,900 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.67% -20.26%
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
430 467 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.73% 24.08% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 320 344 318
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram 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 4 September 2015. 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 -16 13 £23,000 -2.12%
Knutsford - 3 £47,500 -
Wilmslow - 3 £20,000 -
Macclesfield - 2 £21,000 - 2
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (86.84%) Windows
3 32 (84.21%) MCSE
4 30 (78.95%) Microsoft
4 30 (78.95%) Windows 7
5 28 (73.68%) MCITP
5 28 (73.68%) MS Exchange
6 27 (71.05%) Active Directory
6 27 (71.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (68.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 26 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (68.42%) TCP/IP
8 24 (63.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (60.53%) MCTS
9 23 (60.53%) CCNA
9 23 (60.53%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (55.26%) VPN
10 21 (55.26%) ITIL
11 20 (52.63%) DHCP
11 20 (52.63%) DNS
11 20 (52.63%) Cisco
11 20 (52.63%) VMware
11 20 (52.63%) Hyper-V
11 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (47.37%) MCSA
13 15 (39.47%) MS Excel
13 15 (39.47%) MS Office
13 15 (39.47%) Windows 8
14 13 (34.21%) Change Management
15 10 (26.32%) Mentoring

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 28 (73.68%) MS Exchange
2 26 (68.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (63.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (39.47%) MS Office
1 15 (39.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (68.42%) TCP/IP
2 21 (55.26%) VPN
3 20 (52.63%) DNS
3 20 (52.63%) DHCP
4 8 (21.05%) ADSL
4 8 (21.05%) SAN
4 8 (21.05%) VDSL
4 8 (21.05%) VLAN
4 8 (21.05%) NAS
5 5 (13.16%) Firewall
6 3 (7.89%) WAN
7 2 (5.26%) Broadband
7 2 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Support Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) IT Support
3 10 (26.32%) IT Support Engineer
4 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 8 (21.05%) IT Manager
6 6 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (15.79%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 6 (15.79%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 6 (15.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (15.79%) Administrator
7 5 (13.16%) Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (10.53%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (7.89%) IT Administrator
9 3 (7.89%) Support Manager
9 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
2 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (86.84%) Windows
2 30 (78.95%) Windows 7
3 27 (71.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (68.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (39.47%) Windows 8
6 10 (26.32%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.63%) Linux
8 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) Change Management
3 10 (26.32%) Mentoring
4 8 (21.05%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (5.26%) Service Management
8 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (84.21%) MCSE
3 28 (73.68%) MCITP
4 23 (60.53%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (60.53%) MCTS
4 23 (60.53%) CCNA
5 18 (47.37%) MCSA
6 8 (21.05%) JNCIA
7 6 (15.79%) CCIE
7 6 (15.79%) CCDP
7 6 (15.79%) CCENT
8 4 (10.53%) MCDST
9 3 (7.89%) A+ Certification
10 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
10 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (71.05%) Active Directory
2 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (52.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) OpenView
1 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 20 (52.63%) Cisco
2 20 (52.63%) VMware
3 10 (26.32%) HP
4 8 (21.05%) Dell
4 8 (21.05%) Juniper
4 8 (21.05%) IBM
5 2 (5.26%) Lotus
6 1 (2.63%) Apple
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Macclesfield
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago