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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 85 103 75
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCP 9 21 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.78% 1.23% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.35% 5.45% 11.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 44
Median salary £24,000 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.35% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,850 £19,000 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £40,550 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
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
269 385 442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.29% 22.48% 24.37%
Number of salaries quoted 211 274 290
Median salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +13.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £23,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £61,215
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,145
% change year-on-year
- +5.86%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

MCP Salary Histogram in Cheshire

MCP
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 3 £24,000 -
Warrington +7 2 £23,000 -2.12%
Wilmslow - 2 £18,750 -
Chester - 1 £36,500 -
Crewe - 1 £50,000 -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (96.43%) Windows
3 26 (92.86%) Windows 7
4 25 (89.29%) Active Directory
5 22 (78.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (71.43%) MS Exchange
7 20 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (67.86%) TCP/IP
9 18 (64.29%) MS Office
10 17 (60.71%) Cisco
10 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (60.71%) Hyper-V
10 17 (60.71%) VMware
11 16 (57.14%) MCITP
11 16 (57.14%) DHCP
11 16 (57.14%) DNS
11 16 (57.14%) MCSE
11 16 (57.14%) MCSA
11 16 (57.14%) Windows Server
12 14 (50.00%) MS Excel
12 14 (50.00%) MCTS
12 14 (50.00%) CCNA
12 14 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (46.43%) Windows XP
13 13 (46.43%) VPN
14 8 (28.57%) Windows 8
15 7 (25.00%) Driving Licence

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 20 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2013
1 20 (71.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (64.29%) MS Office
2 14 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) TCP/IP
2 16 (57.14%) DHCP
2 16 (57.14%) DNS
3 13 (46.43%) VPN
4 4 (14.29%) LAN
4 4 (14.29%) WAN
4 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (10.71%) Firewall
5 3 (10.71%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) VLAN
6 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) IT Engineer
1 16 (57.14%) IT Support
1 16 (57.14%) IT Support Engineer
1 16 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 14 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 14 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 14 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) IT Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) IT Technician
4 5 (17.86%) Active Directory Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 26 (92.86%) Windows 7
3 22 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (57.14%) Windows Server
6 13 (46.43%) Windows XP
7 8 (28.57%) Windows 8
8 6 (21.43%) Windows 10
9 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (3.57%) MVC
2 1 (3.57%) OO
2 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
2 1 (3.57%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C#
1 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (57.14%) MCITP
2 16 (57.14%) MCSA
2 16 (57.14%) MCSE
3 14 (50.00%) CCNA
3 14 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (50.00%) MCTS
4 1 (3.57%) CCA
4 1 (3.57%) CCIE
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (89.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (60.71%) Hyper-V
2 17 (60.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (60.71%) Cisco
2 17 (60.71%) VMware
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) Intel Security
4 3 (10.71%) Sophos
5 2 (7.14%) Apple
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard
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