The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 88 79 89
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCP 34 40 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.90% 2.30% 2.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.74% 9.83% 8.98%
Number of salaries quoted 34 38 46
Average salary £25,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £22,600 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
439 407 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.58% 23.44% 25.54%
Number of salaries quoted 314 319 532
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCP
North West

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 0 31 £23,500 -60.83%
Wilmslow -6 2 £30,000 +9.09%
Knutsford - 1 £35,000 -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 80 (96.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (63.86%) MCTS
3 46 (55.42%) Windows
4 40 (48.19%) SQL Server
5 38 (45.78%) C#
5 38 (45.78%) .NET
5 38 (45.78%) Microsoft
5 38 (45.78%) TDD
6 35 (42.17%) MCSE
7 34 (40.96%) ASP.NET
7 34 (40.96%) MCAD
7 34 (40.96%) MCSD
7 34 (40.96%) NUnit
7 34 (40.96%) Continuous Integration
7 34 (40.96%) Kanban
7 34 (40.96%) MVC
7 34 (40.96%) Scrum
7 34 (40.96%) Spring.NET
7 34 (40.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 34 (40.96%) Dependency Injection
7 34 (40.96%) Inversion of Control
7 34 (40.96%) MSTest
7 34 (40.96%) Rhino Mocks
7 34 (40.96%) Moq
7 34 (40.96%) Castle Windsor
7 34 (40.96%) Ninject
7 34 (40.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 34 (40.96%) Unity DI Container
8 26 (31.33%) Razor View Engine
8 26 (31.33%) Web Application Development

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 25 (30.12%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.61%) IIS
5 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.61%) Apache
6 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 24 (28.92%) MS Excel
2 20 (24.10%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.30%) TCP/IP
2 18 (21.69%) VPN
3 15 (18.07%) DNS
3 15 (18.07%) DHCP
4 8 (9.64%) LAN
4 8 (9.64%) WAN
5 6 (7.23%) SAN
6 4 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.61%) PBX
7 3 (3.61%) VoIP
8 2 (2.41%) Intranet
8 2 (2.41%) Firewall
8 2 (2.41%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (48.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (40.96%) NUnit
1 34 (40.96%) MSTest
1 34 (40.96%) Rhino Mocks
1 34 (40.96%) Moq
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Retail
2 6 (7.23%) Back Office
3 5 (6.02%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (40.96%) Developer
1 34 (40.96%) .NET Developer
2 19 (22.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (20.48%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) IT Support Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) IT Support
5 8 (9.64%) Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Desktop Support
7 6 (7.23%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (7.23%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Administrator
8 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (4.82%) .NET Software Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (45.78%) .NET
2 34 (40.96%) ASP.NET
2 34 (40.96%) Spring.NET
2 34 (40.96%) ASP.NET MVC
2 34 (40.96%) Castle Windsor
2 34 (40.96%) Ninject
2 34 (40.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 34 (40.96%) Unity DI Container
3 26 (31.33%) Razor View Engine
3 26 (31.33%) WCF
4 12 (14.46%) WinForms
4 12 (14.46%) WPF
5 4 (4.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (40.96%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.23%) Replication
4 4 (4.82%) Firmware
4 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (4.82%) SystemC
5 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (55.42%) Windows
2 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (27.71%) Windows XP
4 21 (25.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (22.89%) Windows 7
6 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (15.66%) UNIX
8 11 (13.25%) Linux
9 6 (7.23%) zOS
9 6 (7.23%) MVS
9 6 (7.23%) Windows NT
9 6 (7.23%) Windows 2000
9 6 (7.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) TDD
2 34 (40.96%) Continuous Integration
2 34 (40.96%) Kanban
2 34 (40.96%) MVC
2 34 (40.96%) Scrum
2 34 (40.96%) Dependency Injection
3 26 (31.33%) Web Application Development
3 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (28.92%) ITIL
5 12 (14.46%) OOD
5 12 (14.46%) OO
6 8 (9.64%) MVVM
6 8 (9.64%) Service Management
6 8 (9.64%) OOP
6 8 (9.64%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (7.23%) Data Migration
7 6 (7.23%) Performance Management
7 6 (7.23%) Migration
7 6 (7.23%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.23%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (45.78%) C#
2 6 (7.23%) SQL
3 4 (4.82%) C
Qualifications
1 80 (96.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (63.86%) MCTS
3 35 (42.17%) MCSE
4 34 (40.96%) MCAD
4 34 (40.96%) MCSD
5 24 (28.92%) MCSA
6 15 (18.07%) MCITP
7 13 (15.66%) CCNA
7 13 (15.66%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (13.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (6.02%) MCDST
10 4 (4.82%) MCPD
10 4 (4.82%) CCNP
11 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
12 1 (1.20%) CCA
12 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
12 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 19 (22.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.84%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.82%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) Tivoli
1 6 (7.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (6.02%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.41%) OpenView
3 2 (2.41%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 38 (45.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.66%) VMware
3 9 (10.84%) Cisco
4 5 (6.02%) Symantec
4 5 (6.02%) Citrix
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle
5 2 (2.41%) HP
6 1 (1.20%) Lotus