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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 70 72 102
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +30
Permanent jobs citing MCP 50 55 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.71% 2.85% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.44% 13.48% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 45 52 26
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,700 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
479 408 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.96% 21.15% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 324 304 400
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £21,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -15 36 £36,250 +25.00% 1
Runcorn - 5 £24,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £32,500 -
Northwich - 2 £20,500 - 1
Sandbach - 1 £26,500 - 1
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 100 (98.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (66.67%) MCTS
3 67 (65.69%) C#
3 67 (65.69%) .NET
4 63 (61.76%) TDD
5 58 (56.86%) SQL Server
6 53 (51.96%) ASP.NET
6 53 (51.96%) Windows
6 53 (51.96%) MVC
6 53 (51.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 51 (50.00%) MCAD
7 51 (50.00%) MCSD
8 50 (49.02%) NUnit
8 50 (49.02%) Scrum
8 50 (49.02%) Dependency Injection
8 50 (49.02%) Inversion of Control
8 50 (49.02%) MSTest
8 50 (49.02%) Spring.NET
8 50 (49.02%) Rhino Mocks
8 50 (49.02%) Moq
8 50 (49.02%) Castle Windsor
8 50 (49.02%) Ninject
8 50 (49.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 50 (49.02%) Continuous Integration
8 50 (49.02%) Kanban
8 50 (49.02%) Unity DI Container
9 41 (40.20%) WPF
10 38 (37.25%) WinForms
10 38 (37.25%) OO
10 38 (37.25%) Microsoft

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 14 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.94%) IIS
5 3 (2.94%) Apache
5 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.94%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.94%) Lync
6 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) WAN
1 8 (7.84%) LAN
2 7 (6.86%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.88%) DHCP
3 6 (5.88%) SAN
3 6 (5.88%) DNS
4 5 (4.90%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.92%) VPN
6 3 (2.94%) SMTP
6 3 (2.94%) PBX
6 3 (2.94%) VoIP
6 3 (2.94%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (1.96%) Firewall
7 2 (1.96%) Internet
8 1 (0.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (56.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 50 (49.02%) NUnit
1 50 (49.02%) MSTest
1 50 (49.02%) Rhino Mocks
1 50 (49.02%) Moq
General
1 13 (12.75%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Banking
2 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.90%) Back Office
3 4 (3.92%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 50 (49.02%) Developer
1 50 (49.02%) .NET Developer
2 11 (10.78%) Software Engineer
3 8 (7.84%) Team Leader
4 7 (6.86%) Analyst
4 7 (6.86%) Support Analyst
4 7 (6.86%) Software Team Leader
5 6 (5.88%) Administrator
5 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (4.90%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) Desktop Support
6 5 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (4.90%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (3.92%) .NET Software Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (65.69%) .NET
2 53 (51.96%) ASP.NET
2 53 (51.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 50 (49.02%) Spring.NET
3 50 (49.02%) Castle Windsor
3 50 (49.02%) Ninject
3 50 (49.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 50 (49.02%) Unity DI Container
4 41 (40.20%) WPF
5 38 (37.25%) WinForms
6 31 (30.39%) WCF
7 28 (27.45%) Razor View Engine
8 18 (17.65%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 1 (0.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 50 (49.02%) Inversion of Control
2 14 (13.73%) SystemC
3 10 (9.80%) NHS
4 6 (5.88%) Replication
5 5 (4.90%) Firmware
5 5 (4.90%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.94%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.94%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (51.96%) Windows
2 15 (14.71%) Windows XP
3 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.82%) Windows 2000
6 6 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.88%) zOS
6 6 (5.88%) Windows NT
6 6 (5.88%) AIX
6 6 (5.88%) MVS
7 5 (4.90%) UNIX
8 2 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (61.76%) TDD
2 53 (51.96%) MVC
3 50 (49.02%) Scrum
3 50 (49.02%) Dependency Injection
3 50 (49.02%) Continuous Integration
3 50 (49.02%) Kanban
4 38 (37.25%) OO
4 38 (37.25%) OOD
5 28 (27.45%) Web Application Development
6 26 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (23.53%) MVVM
8 22 (21.57%) OOP
8 22 (21.57%) OOA/OOD
9 16 (15.69%) Software Engineering
9 16 (15.69%) ITIL
10 13 (12.75%) Unit Testing
11 7 (6.86%) Migration
11 7 (6.86%) Product Management
11 7 (6.86%) Matrix Management
12 6 (5.88%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 67 (65.69%) C#
2 19 (18.63%) SQL
3 14 (13.73%) C
4 2 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 100 (98.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (66.67%) MCTS
3 51 (50.00%) MCAD
3 51 (50.00%) MCSD
4 32 (31.37%) MCSE
5 16 (15.69%) MCPD
6 15 (14.71%) CCNA
6 15 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (12.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (10.78%) MCSA
9 7 (6.86%) MCITP
10 5 (4.90%) CCNP
10 5 (4.90%) MCDST
11 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
11 4 (3.92%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.98%) HNC
12 1 (0.98%) HND
12 1 (0.98%) CCA
12 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.98%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) SLA
2 7 (6.86%) QA
System Software
1 15 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.92%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) Tivoli
1 6 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (4.90%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.94%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 38 (37.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.71%) VMware
3 10 (9.80%) McKesson
4 9 (8.82%) Cisco
5 5 (4.90%) Symantec
6 4 (3.92%) Citrix
7 3 (2.94%) Sophos
7 3 (2.94%) Oracle
7 3 (2.94%) IronPort
7 3 (2.94%) Trend Micro
8 1 (0.98%) McAfee
8 1 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.98%) Siebel
8 1 (0.98%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.98%) Lotus
8 1 (0.98%) Facebook
8 1 (0.98%) DevExpress
Sandbach, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £24000 - £29000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Nviron Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,999 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago