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

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 104 79 88
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 16 41 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.98% 2.39% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.92% 10.35% 9.49%
Number of salaries quoted 16 41 31
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £23,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
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
325 396 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.88% 23.08% 21.48%
Number of salaries quoted 249 261 294
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 3 June 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 3 June 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
Knutsford -4 8 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Warrington -14 8 £37,500 +7.14% 1
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 36 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (70.83%) Windows
2 34 (70.83%) MCSE
2 34 (70.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (68.75%) Windows 7
4 32 (66.67%) MCITP
5 30 (62.50%) ITIL
6 28 (58.33%) TCP/IP
7 27 (56.25%) VPN
7 27 (56.25%) MS Office
7 27 (56.25%) MS Excel
8 26 (54.17%) DNS
8 26 (54.17%) DHCP
9 24 (50.00%) HP
10 23 (47.92%) MS Exchange
10 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (45.83%) Exchange Server 2010
11 22 (45.83%) MCTS
11 22 (45.83%) MCSA
11 22 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (43.75%) CCNA
12 21 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
13 20 (41.67%) Cisco
14 17 (35.42%) VMware
14 17 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
16 15 (31.25%) Hyper-V
17 13 (27.08%) Lotus
17 13 (27.08%) IBM Notes

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (47.92%) MS Exchange
2 22 (45.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (27.08%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (56.25%) MS Office
1 27 (56.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 27 (56.25%) VPN
3 26 (54.17%) DNS
3 26 (54.17%) DHCP
4 12 (25.00%) VLAN
5 11 (22.92%) NAS
5 11 (22.92%) VDSL
5 11 (22.92%) ADSL
5 11 (22.92%) SAN
6 1 (2.08%) Internet
6 1 (2.08%) Wireless
6 1 (2.08%) LAN
6 1 (2.08%) WLAN
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Analyst
1 22 (45.83%) Service Analyst
1 22 (45.83%) Service Desk Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (22.92%) IT Manager
4 10 (20.83%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (12.50%) Administrator
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) IT Administrator
7 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) IT Support
8 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) .NET
1 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.08%) WCF
1 1 (2.08%) LINQ
1 1 (2.08%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.08%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 34 (70.83%) Windows
2 33 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 33 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (22.92%) Windows 8
4 11 (22.92%) Linux
4 11 (22.92%) UNIX
5 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) ITIL
2 12 (25.00%) Service Management
3 11 (22.92%) Change Management
3 11 (22.92%) Mobile Device Management
3 11 (22.92%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.08%) OO
5 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.08%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) C#
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (70.83%) Microsoft Certification
1 34 (70.83%) MCSE
2 32 (66.67%) MCITP
3 22 (45.83%) MCSA
3 22 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (45.83%) MCTS
4 21 (43.75%) CCNA
5 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 11 (22.92%) JNCIA
7 6 (12.50%) CCIE
7 6 (12.50%) CCENT
7 6 (12.50%) CCDP
8 1 (2.08%) CCA
8 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.08%) Avaya Certification
8 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 15 (31.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) OpenView
1 12 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (10.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (50.00%) HP
3 20 (41.67%) Cisco
4 17 (35.42%) VMware
5 13 (27.08%) Lotus
6 11 (22.92%) Juniper
6 11 (22.92%) IBM
6 11 (22.92%) Dell
7 1 (2.08%) EMC
7 1 (2.08%) Citrix
7 1 (2.08%) Avaya
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