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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 91 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCP 32 55 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.69% 3.22% 3.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.99% 12.47% 15.79%
Number of salaries quoted 31 44 78
Average salary £23,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £40,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
458 441 494
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.14% 25.79% 22.13%
Number of salaries quoted 393 328 441
Average salary £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -6 24 £21,500 -38.57%
Crewe - 4 £30,000 -
Wilmslow -11 1 - -
Sandbach - 1 £25,000 -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 54 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 42 (65.63%) MS Excel
3 37 (57.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (56.25%) Windows
5 33 (51.56%) Windows 7
6 31 (48.44%) MS Office
7 29 (45.31%) Windows XP
8 26 (40.63%) MCSE
8 26 (40.63%) MCSA
9 24 (37.50%) TCP/IP
9 24 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (37.50%) MCTS
10 22 (34.38%) MCITP
11 20 (31.25%) SC Cleared
11 20 (31.25%) Security Cleared
12 19 (29.69%) MS Exchange
12 19 (29.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (28.13%) VPN
14 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
15 16 (25.00%) HP
15 16 (25.00%) DNS
15 16 (25.00%) Linux
15 16 (25.00%) ITIL
16 15 (23.44%) UNIX
16 15 (23.44%) DHCP
16 15 (23.44%) Service Management
16 15 (23.44%) Exchange Server 2007
16 15 (23.44%) Hyper-V
17 14 (21.88%) OpenView
17 14 (21.88%) Lotus

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 19 (29.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (23.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (21.88%) IBM Notes
4 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.69%) IIS
6 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (65.63%) MS Excel
2 31 (48.44%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 18 (28.13%) VPN
3 16 (25.00%) DNS
4 15 (23.44%) DHCP
5 5 (7.81%) LAN
6 3 (4.69%) WAN
6 3 (4.69%) Internet
7 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.13%) Wireless
7 2 (3.13%) VLAN
7 2 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.13%) WLAN
7 2 (3.13%) Intranet
8 1 (1.56%) SMTP
8 1 (1.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) NUnit
1 8 (12.50%) MSTest
1 8 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (12.50%) Moq
2 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.38%) Local Government
2 4 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Back Office
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Service Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (17.19%) .NET Developer
3 11 (17.19%) Developer
4 10 (15.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (14.06%) Support Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Support Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 6 (9.38%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) IT Support
7 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Support Technician
8 4 (6.25%) Desktop Support
8 4 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (4.69%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (4.69%) Desktop Technician
9 3 (4.69%) Help Desk Support Technician
9 3 (4.69%) 1st Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) .NET
1 11 (17.19%) WCF
2 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 8 (12.50%) Castle Windsor
2 8 (12.50%) Ninject
2 8 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
2 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 8 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
2 8 (12.50%) Spring.NET
2 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (4.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (10.94%) User Experience
3 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Celerra
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (56.25%) Windows
2 33 (51.56%) Windows 7
3 29 (45.31%) Windows XP
4 24 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (29.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (25.00%) Linux
7 15 (23.44%) UNIX
8 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) ITIL
2 15 (23.44%) Service Management
3 8 (12.50%) MVC
3 8 (12.50%) Scrum
3 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.50%) TDD
3 8 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 8 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (12.50%) Kanban
3 8 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
3 8 (12.50%) Web Application Development
4 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (4.69%) OO
6 2 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.13%) Network Design
7 1 (1.56%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.56%) Information Assurance
7 1 (1.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.56%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) C#
2 3 (4.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (57.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (40.63%) MCSE
2 26 (40.63%) MCSA
3 24 (37.50%) MCTS
4 22 (34.38%) MCITP
5 20 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 20 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 8 (12.50%) MCAD
6 8 (12.50%) MCSD
7 7 (10.94%) MCDST
8 4 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.13%) Avaya Certification
9 2 (3.13%) CCNP
9 2 (3.13%) CCNA
9 2 (3.13%) CCA
9 2 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) SLA
2 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.44%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (21.88%) OpenView
2 12 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (6.25%) SCCM
4 2 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 54 (84.38%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.00%) HP
3 14 (21.88%) Lotus
4 12 (18.75%) VMware
5 8 (12.50%) Citrix
6 2 (3.13%) Avaya
6 2 (3.13%) EMC
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco