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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 107 88 75
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCP 17 33 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.00% 1.82% 2.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.31% 7.30% 10.65%
Number of salaries quoted 16 33 43
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 £20,000 £19,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £35,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -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
394 452 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.27% 24.92% 24.31%
Number of salaries quoted 292 327 330
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 £19,950 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 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 August 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 -18 11 £23,000 -2.12% 1
Knutsford - 4 £39,500 - 1
Wilmslow +2 2 £20,000 -27.27%
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 37 (97.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (94.74%) MCSE
3 34 (89.47%) Windows
4 32 (84.21%) MCITP
4 32 (84.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (84.21%) Windows 7
5 30 (78.95%) MS Exchange
6 28 (73.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (73.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (71.05%) TCP/IP
7 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
8 26 (68.42%) CCNA
8 26 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (68.42%) MCTS
8 26 (68.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 25 (65.79%) DHCP
9 25 (65.79%) VPN
9 25 (65.79%) DNS
10 24 (63.16%) ITIL
11 23 (60.53%) Active Directory
11 23 (60.53%) Cisco
12 21 (55.26%) MCSA
12 21 (55.26%) Hyper-V
12 21 (55.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (55.26%) VMware
13 16 (42.11%) MS Excel
13 16 (42.11%) MS Office
14 13 (34.21%) HP
14 13 (34.21%) Change Management
14 13 (34.21%) Windows 8

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 30 (78.95%) MS Exchange
2 28 (73.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (68.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (42.11%) MS Office
1 16 (42.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (71.05%) TCP/IP
2 25 (65.79%) VPN
2 25 (65.79%) DNS
2 25 (65.79%) DHCP
3 11 (28.95%) ADSL
3 11 (28.95%) SAN
3 11 (28.95%) VDSL
3 11 (28.95%) VLAN
3 11 (28.95%) NAS
4 4 (10.53%) Firewall
5 2 (5.26%) Broadband
5 2 (5.26%) WAN
5 2 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) IT Manager
3 8 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 7 (18.42%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (18.42%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Administrator
5 6 (15.79%) Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (15.79%) Service Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) IT Support
6 5 (13.16%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) IT Administrator
7 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (89.47%) Windows
2 32 (84.21%) Windows Server 2008
2 32 (84.21%) Windows 7
3 28 (73.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (34.21%) Windows 8
5 8 (21.05%) Windows XP
6 4 (10.53%) Linux
6 4 (10.53%) UNIX
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) Change Management
2 13 (34.21%) Mentoring
3 11 (28.95%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (97.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (94.74%) MCSE
3 32 (84.21%) MCITP
4 26 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (68.42%) MCTS
4 26 (68.42%) CCNA
5 21 (55.26%) MCSA
6 11 (28.95%) JNCIA
7 7 (18.42%) CCIE
7 7 (18.42%) CCDP
7 7 (18.42%) CCENT
8 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.26%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.63%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 21 (55.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (55.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) OpenView
1 2 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (60.53%) Cisco
3 21 (55.26%) VMware
4 13 (34.21%) HP
5 11 (28.95%) Dell
5 11 (28.95%) Juniper
5 11 (28.95%) IBM
6 2 (5.26%) Lotus
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Excellent Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago