The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 118 86 106
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCP 68 120 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.68% 2.92% 1.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.50% 11.12% 7.53%
Number of salaries quoted 64 119 62
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £22,150
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
907 1079 837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 22.41% 26.30% 22.31%
Number of salaries quoted 749 915 711
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
North West

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 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
Bolton -14 13 £40,000 -
Oldham +3 12 £32,500 -2.61%
Wigan +11 4 £25,000 -28.57%
Stockport -18 4 £14,000 -56.92%
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 107 (82.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (53.49%) Microsoft
3 62 (48.06%) SQL Server
4 60 (46.51%) MCTS
5 57 (44.19%) .NET
5 57 (44.19%) C#
5 57 (44.19%) ASP.NET
6 56 (43.41%) Windows
7 48 (37.21%) MVC
8 43 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 41 (31.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 41 (31.78%) WCF
9 41 (31.78%) Active Directory
10 39 (30.23%) MCAD
10 39 (30.23%) MCSD
10 39 (30.23%) TDD
10 39 (30.23%) Web Application Development
10 39 (30.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 39 (30.23%) Razor View Engine
11 37 (28.68%) ITIL
12 35 (27.13%) MCSE
12 35 (27.13%) BDD
13 34 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 31 (24.03%) Domain-Driven Design
14 31 (24.03%) CQRS
14 31 (24.03%) MS Excel
15 30 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
16 28 (21.71%) TCP/IP
17 27 (20.93%) Windows 7
18 26 (20.16%) MS Office

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 21 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (5.43%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.65%) TPMS
5 5 (3.88%) Lync
5 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 31 (24.03%) MS Excel
2 26 (20.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.78%) Revit
3 1 (0.78%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.71%) TCP/IP
2 19 (14.73%) SAN
3 13 (10.08%) VPN
4 12 (9.30%) WAN
5 9 (6.98%) DNS
5 9 (6.98%) Internet
6 8 (6.20%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (6.20%) LAN
7 6 (4.65%) SSL
8 5 (3.88%) DHCP
8 5 (3.88%) Firewall
9 4 (3.10%) SMTP
9 4 (3.10%) VoIP
9 4 (3.10%) VLAN
10 3 (2.33%) HTTP
10 3 (2.33%) MPLS
10 3 (2.33%) Wireless
11 2 (1.55%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.55%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (48.06%) SQL Server
2 43 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (6.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 8 (6.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (5.43%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.43%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (6.20%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (6.20%) Moq
1 8 (6.20%) NUnit
2 4 (3.10%) MSTest
3 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 9 (6.98%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Games
3 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.10%) Music Industry
4 1 (0.78%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 55 (42.64%) Developer
2 53 (41.09%) .NET Developer
3 24 (18.60%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (15.50%) Analyst
4 20 (15.50%) Support Engineer
5 17 (13.18%) Support Analyst
6 13 (10.08%) IT Support
7 11 (8.53%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 10 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (5.43%) Help Desk Support
9 7 (5.43%) Consultant
10 6 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) Help Desk Engineer
10 6 (4.65%) IT Support Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Graduate
11 5 (3.88%) Help Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (44.19%) .NET
1 57 (44.19%) ASP.NET
2 41 (31.78%) ASP.NET MVC
2 41 (31.78%) WCF
3 39 (30.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 39 (30.23%) Razor View Engine
4 15 (11.63%) HTML
5 13 (10.08%) .NET Framework
6 9 (6.98%) CSS
7 8 (6.20%) XML
7 8 (6.20%) HTML5
7 8 (6.20%) jQuery
7 8 (6.20%) Ajax
8 7 (5.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (4.65%) WPF
10 4 (3.10%) WinForms
10 4 (3.10%) Spring.NET
10 4 (3.10%) Unity DI Container
10 4 (3.10%) Castle Windsor
10 4 (3.10%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.88%) Computer Science
1 5 (3.88%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (3.10%) APACS
2 4 (3.10%) EMV
2 4 (3.10%) W3C
2 4 (3.10%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.55%) Replication
3 2 (1.55%) CLARiiON
3 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.55%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.55%) iPad
3 2 (1.55%) iPhone
3 2 (1.55%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 56 (43.41%) Windows
2 34 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (20.93%) Windows 7
5 22 (17.05%) Windows XP
6 10 (7.75%) Android
7 8 (6.20%) Apple iOS
7 8 (6.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.10%) Linux
9 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.33%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.55%) MVS
10 2 (1.55%) zOS
10 2 (1.55%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.55%) AIX
10 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.55%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (37.21%) MVC
2 39 (30.23%) TDD
2 39 (30.23%) Web Application Development
3 37 (28.68%) ITIL
4 35 (27.13%) BDD
5 31 (24.03%) Domain-Driven Design
5 31 (24.03%) CQRS
6 16 (12.40%) Scrum
7 8 (6.20%) Kanban
8 7 (5.43%) iOS Development
8 7 (5.43%) OO
8 7 (5.43%) Service Management
9 6 (4.65%) Android Development
9 6 (4.65%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.65%) Web Development
10 5 (3.88%) PRINCE2
11 4 (3.10%) Migration
11 4 (3.10%) Service Delivery
11 4 (3.10%) E-Commerce
11 4 (3.10%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 57 (44.19%) C#
2 24 (18.60%) SQL
3 18 (13.95%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.43%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 107 (82.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (46.51%) MCTS
3 39 (30.23%) MCAD
3 39 (30.23%) MCSD
4 35 (27.13%) MCSE
5 24 (18.60%) CCNA
5 24 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (17.83%) MCITP
7 20 (15.50%) MCSA
8 13 (10.08%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (8.53%) Degree
9 11 (8.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (6.98%) CCA
11 6 (4.65%) MCDST
11 6 (4.65%) Security Cleared
12 5 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (3.10%) RHCT
14 2 (1.55%) HND
14 2 (1.55%) MCPD
14 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.95%) SLA
2 3 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 41 (31.78%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.75%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.20%) vSphere
5 7 (5.43%) Terminal Services
6 6 (4.65%) XenApp
7 4 (3.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (3.10%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.55%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (13.18%) Backup Exec
2 11 (8.53%) SCCM
3 10 (7.75%) SCOM
4 3 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.55%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.78%) SCSM
6 1 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 69 (53.49%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.16%) VMware
3 24 (18.60%) Citrix
4 18 (13.95%) McAfee
5 14 (10.85%) HP
6 12 (9.30%) Symantec
7 10 (7.75%) Dell
8 9 (6.98%) Sophos
9 7 (5.43%) EMC
10 6 (4.65%) Avaya
10 6 (4.65%) Cisco
11 5 (3.88%) NetApp
12 4 (3.10%) Apple
13 3 (2.33%) ProCurve
13 3 (2.33%) Meru Networks
13 3 (2.33%) Aruba
14 2 (1.55%) Oracle
14 2 (1.55%) Brocade
15 1 (0.78%) Adobe
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