The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 151 136 92
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -44
Permanent jobs citing MCP 38 52 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.97% 1.40% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.20% 5.66% 10.47%
Number of salaries quoted 30 51 105
Average salary £26,750 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.72% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £44,000
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1186 918 1012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 30.23% 24.66% 25.11%
Number of salaries quoted 988 795 824
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MCP
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Manchester region.

MCP Salary Trend in Manchester

MCP
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in Manchester

MCP
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Stockport -5 2 £29,750 +120.37%
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 64 (78.05%) Microsoft
2 58 (70.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (68.29%) Windows
4 49 (59.76%) Active Directory
5 33 (40.24%) ITIL
6 30 (36.59%) Windows 7
7 27 (32.93%) MS Excel
8 25 (30.49%) MCITP
8 25 (30.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (26.83%) SCCM
9 22 (26.83%) MCTS
9 22 (26.83%) MS Office
10 21 (25.61%) MCSE
10 21 (25.61%) Citrix
10 21 (25.61%) LAN
10 21 (25.61%) WAN
11 20 (24.39%) TCP/IP
11 20 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (23.17%) MS Exchange
12 19 (23.17%) MCSA
12 19 (23.17%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (20.73%) VMware
15 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
16 15 (18.29%) Finance
17 14 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
17 14 (17.07%) Windows XP
17 14 (17.07%) Dell
18 13 (15.85%) Client/Server
18 13 (15.85%) .NET

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 (23.17%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.10%) IIS
5 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.44%) Apache
6 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.44%) Lync
7 1 (1.22%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.22%) TPMS
7 1 (1.22%) Moodle
Applications
1 27 (32.93%) MS Excel
2 22 (26.83%) MS Office
3 3 (3.66%) AutoCAD
4 2 (2.44%) Revit
4 2 (2.44%) SketchUp
4 2 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.61%) LAN
1 21 (25.61%) WAN
2 20 (24.39%) TCP/IP
3 14 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (10.98%) SAN
5 7 (8.54%) DNS
6 6 (7.32%) VoIP
7 5 (6.10%) DHCP
8 4 (4.88%) SMS
8 4 (4.88%) Firewall
9 3 (3.66%) MPLS
9 3 (3.66%) VPN
10 2 (2.44%) Extranet
10 2 (2.44%) VLAN
11 1 (1.22%) Network Security
11 1 (1.22%) Wireless
11 1 (1.22%) Telnet
11 1 (1.22%) Intranet
11 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.54%) RDBMS
2 7 (8.54%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio
1 4 (4.88%) MSI
2 1 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 15 (18.29%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Publishing
3 3 (3.66%) Legal
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Support Engineer
2 17 (20.73%) Analyst
3 12 (14.63%) Developer
4 11 (13.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (13.41%) IT Support
5 8 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (9.76%) Support Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Service Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) .NET Developer
6 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (4.88%) Build Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support Technician
10 3 (3.66%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) .NET
1 13 (15.85%) ASP.NET
2 10 (12.20%) HTML
3 7 (8.54%) jQuery
4 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.66%) CSS
6 1 (1.22%) Web Services
6 1 (1.22%) XML
6 1 (1.22%) Ajax
6 1 (1.22%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.22%) HTML5
6 1 (1.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.17%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (15.85%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.10%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.66%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.44%) Statistics
5 2 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.44%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) VLE
6 1 (1.22%) APACS
6 1 (1.22%) EMV
6 1 (1.22%) W3C
6 1 (1.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 56 (68.29%) Windows
2 30 (36.59%) Windows 7
3 25 (30.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (17.07%) Windows XP
7 10 (12.20%) Windows 8
8 9 (10.98%) Apple iOS
9 7 (8.54%) Android
10 4 (4.88%) Linux
11 2 (2.44%) UNIX
11 2 (2.44%) HPUX
11 2 (2.44%) Solaris
12 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) ITIL
2 10 (12.20%) Migration
2 10 (12.20%) Incident Management
3 9 (10.98%) Service Management
4 8 (9.76%) Web Development
5 7 (8.54%) Android Development
5 7 (8.54%) iOS Development
6 6 (7.32%) MVC
7 5 (6.10%) OOD
7 5 (6.10%) OO
8 4 (4.88%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.66%) Information Assurance
9 3 (3.66%) Software Deployment
9 3 (3.66%) Document Management
10 2 (2.44%) Change Management
10 2 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
10 2 (2.44%) People Management
10 2 (2.44%) Line Management
10 2 (2.44%) Data Management
10 2 (2.44%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.85%) C#
2 10 (12.20%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.98%) SQL
4 7 (8.54%) VB.NET
5 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.44%) PHP
7 1 (1.22%) VB
7 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (70.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (30.49%) MCITP
3 22 (26.83%) MCTS
4 21 (25.61%) MCSE
5 19 (23.17%) MCSA
6 10 (12.20%) CCNA
6 10 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (10.98%) Degree
8 7 (8.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (6.10%) MCPD
9 5 (6.10%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (6.10%) CCA
9 5 (6.10%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (3.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.44%) MCDST
11 2 (2.44%) CCNP
11 2 (2.44%) HNC
11 2 (2.44%) HND
11 2 (2.44%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (59.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.20%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.66%) XenApp
5 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.22%) vSphere
6 1 (1.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (26.83%) SCCM
2 7 (8.54%) SCOM
2 7 (8.54%) WSUS
3 5 (6.10%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 64 (78.05%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.61%) Citrix
3 17 (20.73%) VMware
4 14 (17.07%) Dell
5 12 (14.63%) Cisco
6 10 (12.20%) McAfee
7 5 (6.10%) Sophos
8 4 (4.88%) AppSense
8 4 (4.88%) HP
8 4 (4.88%) Symantec
9 3 (3.66%) Adobe
10 2 (2.44%) Sun
10 2 (2.44%) StorageTek
11 1 (1.22%) Capita
11 1 (1.22%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.22%) Veeam
11 1 (1.22%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.22%) IBM
11 1 (1.22%) SAP
11 1 (1.22%) Siemens
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 24 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago