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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 144 137 113
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCP 47 40 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.17% 1.08% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.84% 4.49% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 39 39 66
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £21,600 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
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
972 891 895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.15% 24.17% 23.83%
Number of salaries quoted 768 787 762
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Bolton -2 3 £40,000 -
Stockport -8 3 £36,500 +7.35% 1
Oldham -3 1 - -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 64 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (67.05%) Microsoft
3 42 (47.73%) Windows
4 40 (45.45%) ITIL
5 35 (39.77%) MCTS
6 32 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 31 (35.23%) C#
8 28 (31.82%) VMware
8 28 (31.82%) MS Excel
9 27 (30.68%) MCSE
9 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (29.55%) .NET
10 26 (29.55%) ASP.NET
10 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
11 25 (28.41%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (27.27%) MCSA
13 23 (26.14%) Citrix
13 23 (26.14%) TDD
13 23 (26.14%) WCF
14 22 (25.00%) MVC
15 21 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (22.73%) MCITP
16 20 (22.73%) CCNA
17 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (21.59%) SQL Server 2012
18 18 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (20.45%) BDD
18 18 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (20.45%) McAfee
18 18 (20.45%) MCSD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 14 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.82%) Lync
3 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.55%) TPMS
5 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 28 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 16 (18.18%) MS Office
3 2 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.27%) SketchUp
3 2 (2.27%) Revit
3 2 (2.27%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.14%) SaaS
2 1 (1.14%) PaaS
2 1 (1.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.32%) SAN
2 12 (13.64%) LAN
2 12 (13.64%) WAN
3 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.41%) VoIP
5 2 (2.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.14%) DNS
6 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (21.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.68%) MySQL
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.41%) Subversion
2 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.27%) MSTest
3 2 (2.27%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 8 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.41%) Law
3 3 (3.41%) Billing
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (32.95%) Developer
2 25 (28.41%) Analyst
3 20 (22.73%) .NET Developer
4 14 (15.91%) Support Analyst
4 14 (15.91%) Support Engineer
5 11 (12.50%) Service Analyst
6 8 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.68%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (5.68%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) IT Support
9 4 (4.55%) Technical Manager
9 4 (4.55%) Technical Services Manager
9 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Service Manager
10 3 (3.41%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (29.55%) .NET
1 26 (29.55%) ASP.NET
2 23 (26.14%) WCF
3 18 (20.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (18.18%) Razor View Engine
4 16 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 11 (12.50%) Web Services
6 8 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 7 (7.95%) HTML
7 7 (7.95%) SOAP
8 6 (6.82%) jQuery
8 6 (6.82%) CSS
9 5 (5.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (5.68%) RESTful
9 5 (5.68%) Ember.js
10 4 (4.55%) XML
11 3 (3.41%) Ajax
11 3 (3.41%) Silverlight
11 3 (3.41%) HTML5
12 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.41%) APACS
3 3 (3.41%) EMV
3 3 (3.41%) W3C
3 3 (3.41%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.41%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.14%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.14%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 42 (47.73%) Windows
2 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (15.91%) Windows 7
5 9 (10.23%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.41%) Linux
9 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.27%) AIX
9 2 (2.27%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.27%) MVS
9 2 (2.27%) zOS
10 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.14%) Android
10 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.45%) ITIL
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.14%) TDD
4 22 (25.00%) MVC
5 18 (20.45%) BDD
6 16 (18.18%) Domain-Driven Design
6 16 (18.18%) CQRS
6 16 (18.18%) Web Application Development
6 16 (18.18%) Incident Management
7 11 (12.50%) OOD
7 11 (12.50%) Service Management
8 8 (9.09%) Scrum
9 7 (7.95%) Line Management
10 6 (6.82%) Problem Management
10 6 (6.82%) CRM
10 6 (6.82%) OO
10 6 (6.82%) Change Management
11 5 (5.68%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.68%) SOA
11 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 31 (35.23%) C#
2 18 (20.45%) SQL
3 13 (14.77%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.68%) PHP
5 5 (5.68%) Delphi
5 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (39.77%) MCTS
3 27 (30.68%) MCSE
4 25 (28.41%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (27.27%) MCSA
6 20 (22.73%) MCITP
6 20 (22.73%) CCNA
7 18 (20.45%) MCSD
8 17 (19.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 16 (18.18%) MCAD
10 14 (15.91%) CCA
10 14 (15.91%) Citrix Certification
11 13 (14.77%) Degree
12 5 (5.68%) CCNP
13 4 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (4.55%) MOS
13 4 (4.55%) A+ Certification
13 4 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (3.41%) MCPD
15 2 (2.27%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.91%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 21 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (19.32%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.55%) vSphere
5 3 (3.41%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.27%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) Backup Exec
2 9 (10.23%) SCCM
2 9 (10.23%) SCOM
3 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 59 (67.05%) Microsoft
2 28 (31.82%) VMware
3 23 (26.14%) Citrix
4 18 (20.45%) McAfee
5 11 (12.50%) Symantec
5 11 (12.50%) Sophos
6 8 (9.09%) Cisco
6 8 (9.09%) HP
7 7 (7.95%) Dell
8 3 (3.41%) EMC
9 2 (2.27%) Capita
9 2 (2.27%) Adobe
9 2 (2.27%) NetApp
10 1 (1.14%) Embarcadero
10 1 (1.14%) Avaya
10 1 (1.14%) Oracle
10 1 (1.14%) Brocade
10 1 (1.14%) Panasonic
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