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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 86 69 73
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCP 31 51 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.79% 2.97% 3.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.97% 11.21% 14.14%
Number of salaries quoted 31 46 57
Average salary £23,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £28,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,250 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -1.40%
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
389 455 403
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.41% 26.48% 21.68%
Number of salaries quoted 283 313 290
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,972 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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 30 March 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 +4 25 £19,000 -49.33%
Knutsford - 6 £33,750 - 1
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 55 (87.30%) Microsoft
2 44 (69.84%) MS Excel
3 39 (61.90%) MS Office
4 37 (58.73%) MCSE
4 37 (58.73%) Windows
4 37 (58.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (55.56%) Windows 7
6 33 (52.38%) MCITP
7 32 (50.79%) ITIL
8 30 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (46.03%) HP
9 29 (46.03%) MCSA
10 27 (42.86%) TCP/IP
11 26 (41.27%) VPN
11 26 (41.27%) SC Cleared
11 26 (41.27%) Security Cleared
12 24 (38.10%) DNS
12 24 (38.10%) DHCP
13 23 (36.51%) IBM Notes
13 23 (36.51%) Lotus
14 21 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 21 (33.33%) Service Management
14 21 (33.33%) OpenView
14 21 (33.33%) SLA
15 20 (31.75%) MS Exchange
15 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (28.57%) MCTS
17 16 (25.40%) Cisco Certification
18 15 (23.81%) Cisco
18 15 (23.81%) Active Directory

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 23 (36.51%) IBM Notes
2 20 (31.75%) MS Exchange
3 15 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.76%) IIS
7 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 44 (69.84%) MS Excel
2 39 (61.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 26 (41.27%) VPN
3 24 (38.10%) DNS
3 24 (38.10%) DHCP
4 8 (12.70%) VLAN
5 6 (9.52%) VDSL
5 6 (9.52%) NAS
5 6 (9.52%) SAN
5 6 (9.52%) ADSL
6 3 (4.76%) LAN
7 2 (3.17%) WLAN
7 2 (3.17%) Internet
7 2 (3.17%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.17%) Wireless
8 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.59%) WAN
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (14.29%) Local Government
2 1 (1.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 36 (57.14%) Analyst
2 31 (49.21%) Service Analyst
2 31 (49.21%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (25.40%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (15.87%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) IT Manager
6 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) IT Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) .NET
1 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
1 3 (4.76%) WCF
1 3 (4.76%) LINQ
1 3 (4.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) User Experience
3 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 37 (58.73%) Windows
2 35 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 30 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (23.81%) UNIX
5 15 (23.81%) Linux
6 12 (19.05%) Windows XP
7 6 (9.52%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.79%) ITIL
2 21 (33.33%) Service Management
3 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (9.52%) Change Management
4 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.76%) OO
7 2 (3.17%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.17%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.76%) C#
2 3 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (58.73%) MCSE
1 37 (58.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (52.38%) MCITP
3 29 (46.03%) MCSA
4 26 (41.27%) SC Cleared
4 26 (41.27%) Security Cleared
5 18 (28.57%) MCTS
6 16 (25.40%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (22.22%) CCNA
8 6 (9.52%) JNCIA
9 5 (7.94%) MCDST
10 4 (6.35%) CCDP
10 4 (6.35%) CCIE
10 4 (6.35%) CCENT
11 3 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (3.17%) Avaya Certification
12 2 (3.17%) CCA
12 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (1.59%) CCNP
13 1 (1.59%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (33.33%) SLA
2 3 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (20.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (33.33%) OpenView
1 21 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (12.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (87.30%) Microsoft
2 29 (46.03%) HP
3 23 (36.51%) Lotus
4 15 (23.81%) Cisco
5 14 (22.22%) VMware
6 6 (9.52%) IBM
6 6 (9.52%) Dell
6 6 (9.52%) Juniper
7 2 (3.17%) EMC
7 2 (3.17%) Citrix
7 2 (3.17%) Avaya
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago