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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 95 59 92
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +33
Permanent jobs citing MCP 33 52 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.72% 3.13% 2.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.02% 12.24% 7.93%
Number of salaries quoted 33 52 43
Average salary £23,500 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.17% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £23,650 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
470 425 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.44% 25.54% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 344 340 522
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 -7 30 £23,500 -41.25% 2
Runcorn - 3 £21,000 - 2
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 67 (90.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (64.86%) MCTS
3 42 (56.76%) Windows
4 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
5 34 (45.95%) SQL Server
6 30 (40.54%) ASP.NET
6 30 (40.54%) C#
6 30 (40.54%) .NET
6 30 (40.54%) MCAD
6 30 (40.54%) MCSD
6 30 (40.54%) MCSE
6 30 (40.54%) TDD
6 30 (40.54%) NUnit
6 30 (40.54%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (40.54%) Kanban
6 30 (40.54%) MVC
6 30 (40.54%) Scrum
6 30 (40.54%) Spring.NET
6 30 (40.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 30 (40.54%) Dependency Injection
6 30 (40.54%) Inversion of Control
6 30 (40.54%) MSTest
6 30 (40.54%) Rhino Mocks
6 30 (40.54%) Moq
6 30 (40.54%) Castle Windsor
6 30 (40.54%) Ninject
6 30 (40.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 30 (40.54%) Unity DI Container
7 26 (35.14%) Windows 7
7 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 23 (31.08%) MS Exchange
2 15 (20.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.05%) IIS
4 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.05%) Apache
4 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (33.78%) MS Excel
2 23 (31.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.78%) TCP/IP
2 21 (28.38%) VPN
3 16 (21.62%) DHCP
3 16 (21.62%) DNS
4 8 (10.81%) WAN
4 8 (10.81%) LAN
5 4 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (4.05%) SAN
6 3 (4.05%) PBX
6 3 (4.05%) VoIP
7 2 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (2.70%) Intranet
7 2 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (45.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (40.54%) NUnit
1 30 (40.54%) MSTest
1 30 (40.54%) Rhino Mocks
1 30 (40.54%) Moq
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Back Office
3 5 (6.76%) Retail
4 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (40.54%) Developer
1 30 (40.54%) .NET Developer
2 19 (25.68%) Support Engineer
3 16 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) IT Support
4 11 (14.86%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (8.11%) Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Desktop Support
6 6 (8.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Administrator
8 4 (5.41%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (40.54%) ASP.NET
1 30 (40.54%) .NET
1 30 (40.54%) Spring.NET
1 30 (40.54%) ASP.NET MVC
1 30 (40.54%) Castle Windsor
1 30 (40.54%) Ninject
1 30 (40.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 30 (40.54%) Unity DI Container
2 25 (33.78%) WCF
2 25 (33.78%) Razor View Engine
3 5 (6.76%) WPF
3 5 (6.76%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (40.54%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (5.41%) Firmware
4 3 (4.05%) Replication
5 1 (1.35%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (56.76%) Windows
2 26 (35.14%) Windows 7
2 26 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (32.43%) Windows XP
4 21 (28.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (21.62%) UNIX
7 14 (18.92%) Linux
8 3 (4.05%) zOS
8 3 (4.05%) MVS
8 3 (4.05%) AIX
8 3 (4.05%) Windows NT
8 3 (4.05%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.54%) TDD
1 30 (40.54%) Continuous Integration
1 30 (40.54%) Kanban
1 30 (40.54%) MVC
1 30 (40.54%) Scrum
1 30 (40.54%) Dependency Injection
2 25 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (33.78%) Web Application Development
3 18 (24.32%) ITIL
4 8 (10.81%) Service Management
5 5 (6.76%) OOD
5 5 (6.76%) OOP
5 5 (6.76%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (6.76%) OO
5 5 (6.76%) MVVM
6 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.05%) Migration
7 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.05%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.05%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) C#
2 2 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (90.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (64.86%) MCTS
3 30 (40.54%) MCAD
3 30 (40.54%) MCSD
3 30 (40.54%) MCSE
4 24 (32.43%) MCSA
5 15 (20.27%) MCITP
6 10 (13.51%) CCNA
6 10 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (5.41%) CCNP
9 3 (4.05%) MCDST
10 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.35%) CCA
11 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.22%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.05%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.70%) OpenView
3 2 (2.70%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (17.57%) VMware
3 7 (9.46%) Citrix
4 6 (8.11%) Cisco
5 4 (5.41%) Symantec
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle
6 2 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (1.35%) Lotus
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago