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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 141 119 126
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCP 41 64 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% 1.54% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 6.60% 5.56%
Number of salaries quoted 38 63 49
Average salary £38,875 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.61% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,350 £25,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
908 970 917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.00% 23.31% 24.30%
Number of salaries quoted 719 844 746
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +8 13 £40,000 -
Stockport -12 2 £20,500 -34.92% 1
Rochdale - 2 £39,000 -
Oldham - 1 - -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 88 (81.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 54 (50.00%) Windows
4 48 (44.44%) C#
4 48 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 47 (43.52%) MCTS
6 43 (39.81%) ASP.NET
6 43 (39.81%) .NET
7 41 (37.96%) MVC
8 40 (37.04%) WCF
8 40 (37.04%) TDD
9 38 (35.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 35 (32.41%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (32.41%) MCSD
11 34 (31.48%) ITIL
12 33 (30.56%) MCAD
12 33 (30.56%) MCSE
12 33 (30.56%) Active Directory
12 33 (30.56%) Web Application Development
12 33 (30.56%) Razor View Engine
12 33 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 32 (29.63%) BDD
14 31 (28.70%) Windows Server 2008
15 30 (27.78%) Domain-Driven Design
15 30 (27.78%) CQRS
16 29 (26.85%) MS Excel
17 28 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
18 24 (22.22%) Windows 7
19 23 (21.30%) SQL
20 22 (20.37%) Cisco Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 13 (12.04%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.48%) Lync
4 5 (4.63%) TPMS
5 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (26.85%) MS Excel
2 21 (19.44%) MS Office
3 2 (1.85%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.85%) Revit
3 2 (1.85%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 17 (15.74%) SAN
3 8 (7.41%) VPN
4 6 (5.56%) LAN
4 6 (5.56%) WAN
4 6 (5.56%) Internet
4 6 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (4.63%) DNS
6 4 (3.70%) VoIP
6 4 (3.70%) DHCP
6 4 (3.70%) Firewall
7 3 (2.78%) HTTP
7 3 (2.78%) MPLS
7 3 (2.78%) Wireless
7 3 (2.78%) VLAN
7 3 (2.78%) SMTP
7 3 (2.78%) SSL
8 2 (1.85%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.93%) Network Security
9 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 38 (35.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 8 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.63%) MySQL
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MSTest
2 4 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.78%) NUnit
3 3 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.78%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (2.78%) Moq
4 2 (1.85%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.85%) Selenium
5 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 12 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Games
3 3 (2.78%) Billing
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (44.44%) Developer
2 43 (39.81%) .NET Developer
3 22 (20.37%) Analyst
4 15 (13.89%) Support Analyst
5 14 (12.96%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Help Desk Analyst
7 7 (6.48%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (6.48%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.63%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (3.70%) Consultant
10 4 (3.70%) Graduate
10 4 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (39.81%) .NET
1 43 (39.81%) ASP.NET
2 40 (37.04%) WCF
3 35 (32.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 33 (30.56%) Razor View Engine
4 33 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 13 (12.04%) .NET Framework
6 10 (9.26%) HTML
6 10 (9.26%) CSS
6 10 (9.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (7.41%) HTML5
7 8 (7.41%) Web Services
7 8 (7.41%) XML
7 8 (7.41%) Ajax
8 7 (6.48%) SOAP
9 5 (4.63%) jQuery
9 5 (4.63%) Ember.js
9 5 (4.63%) RESTful
10 4 (3.70%) Silverlight
11 3 (2.78%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.70%) EMV
1 4 (3.70%) W3C
1 4 (3.70%) APACS
1 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.78%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.78%) Replication
3 2 (1.85%) CLARiiON
3 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.85%) iPhone
3 2 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 54 (50.00%) Windows
2 31 (28.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 15 (13.89%) Windows XP
6 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.63%) Linux
8 4 (3.70%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.78%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.78%) Windows NT
9 3 (2.78%) AIX
9 3 (2.78%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.78%) zOS
9 3 (2.78%) MVS
10 2 (1.85%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.85%) Android
10 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.96%) MVC
2 40 (37.04%) TDD
3 34 (31.48%) ITIL
4 33 (30.56%) Web Application Development
5 32 (29.63%) BDD
6 30 (27.78%) CQRS
6 30 (27.78%) Domain-Driven Design
7 16 (14.81%) Scrum
8 8 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.41%) Kanban
9 7 (6.48%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.48%) Service Management
9 7 (6.48%) Service Delivery
9 7 (6.48%) CRM
9 7 (6.48%) OOD
10 6 (5.56%) OO
11 5 (4.63%) SOA
11 5 (4.63%) PRINCE2
11 5 (4.63%) Change Management
11 5 (4.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 48 (44.44%) C#
2 23 (21.30%) SQL
3 15 (13.89%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.19%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.63%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.63%) PHP
5 5 (4.63%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 88 (81.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (43.52%) MCTS
3 35 (32.41%) MCSD
4 33 (30.56%) MCSE
4 33 (30.56%) MCAD
5 22 (20.37%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (16.67%) MCSA
6 18 (16.67%) MCITP
7 17 (15.74%) Degree
7 17 (15.74%) CCNA
8 12 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (8.33%) CCA
9 9 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (4.63%) CCNP
10 5 (4.63%) MCDST
10 5 (4.63%) RHCT
11 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
12 3 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.78%) HND
13 2 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.59%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 33 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 20 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.19%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.56%) vSphere
5 5 (4.63%) VMware Server
6 3 (2.78%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (12.96%) Backup Exec
2 9 (8.33%) SCCM
2 9 (8.33%) SCOM
3 3 (2.78%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.93%) SCSM
Vendors
1 56 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.44%) VMware
3 17 (15.74%) Citrix
4 15 (13.89%) HP
4 15 (13.89%) McAfee
5 9 (8.33%) Dell
5 9 (8.33%) Symantec
6 8 (7.41%) Cisco
6 8 (7.41%) Sophos
7 5 (4.63%) EMC
8 3 (2.78%) Avaya
8 3 (2.78%) NetApp
8 3 (2.78%) Apple
8 3 (2.78%) ProCurve
8 3 (2.78%) Aruba
8 3 (2.78%) Meru Networks
9 2 (1.85%) Brocade
9 2 (1.85%) Oracle
9 2 (1.85%) Adobe
10 1 (0.93%) Embarcadero
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