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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 147 115 126
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCP 40 60 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.00% 1.45% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.30% 6.23% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 37 59 50
Average salary £38,750 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.01% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £24,700 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £40,600 £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
931 963 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.19% 23.35% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 735 834 742
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 £23,000 £25,000 £23,350
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £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 28 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 28 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 +9 12 £40,000 -
Rochdale - 2 £39,000 -
Stockport -9 1 £20,500 -34.92% 1
Oldham - 1 - - 1
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 85 (79.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (52.34%) Microsoft
3 55 (51.40%) Windows
4 47 (43.93%) C#
4 47 (43.93%) SQL Server
5 45 (42.06%) MCTS
6 42 (39.25%) ASP.NET
6 42 (39.25%) .NET
7 40 (37.38%) MVC
8 39 (36.45%) TDD
8 39 (36.45%) WCF
9 37 (34.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 35 (32.71%) ITIL
11 34 (31.78%) MCSD
11 34 (31.78%) ASP.NET MVC
12 32 (29.91%) Web Application Development
12 32 (29.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 32 (29.91%) Razor View Engine
12 32 (29.91%) MCAD
12 32 (29.91%) Active Directory
13 31 (28.97%) MCSE
13 31 (28.97%) BDD
13 31 (28.97%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (27.10%) Domain-Driven Design
14 29 (27.10%) CQRS
14 29 (27.10%) MS Excel
14 29 (27.10%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (22.43%) Windows 7
16 23 (21.50%) SQL
17 22 (20.56%) Cisco Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 11 (10.28%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.48%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.61%) Lync
4 5 (4.67%) TPMS
5 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 29 (27.10%) MS Excel
2 21 (19.63%) MS Office
3 2 (1.87%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.87%) Revit
3 2 (1.87%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Office 365
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.93%) PaaS
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.82%) TCP/IP
2 16 (14.95%) SAN
3 8 (7.48%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (7.48%) LAN
3 8 (7.48%) WAN
4 6 (5.61%) Internet
5 5 (4.67%) VPN
6 4 (3.74%) VoIP
6 4 (3.74%) DNS
7 3 (2.80%) VLAN
7 3 (2.80%) HTTP
7 3 (2.80%) DHCP
7 3 (2.80%) Wireless
7 3 (2.80%) Firewall
8 2 (1.87%) MPLS
8 2 (1.87%) SSL
8 2 (1.87%) SMTP
9 1 (0.93%) Network Security
9 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (43.93%) SQL Server
2 37 (34.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (7.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.67%) MySQL
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) MSTest
2 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.80%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (2.80%) Moq
3 3 (2.80%) NUnit
4 2 (1.87%) Selenium
4 2 (1.87%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 14 (13.08%) Finance
2 4 (3.74%) Games
3 3 (2.80%) Billing
4 2 (1.87%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (43.93%) Developer
2 42 (39.25%) .NET Developer
3 23 (21.50%) Analyst
4 16 (14.95%) Support Analyst
5 15 (14.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (10.28%) Support Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) Service Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.61%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.61%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (5.61%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.67%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (4.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 5 (4.67%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.74%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 3 (2.80%) IT Support
12 3 (2.80%) Graduate .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (39.25%) ASP.NET
1 42 (39.25%) .NET
2 39 (36.45%) WCF
3 34 (31.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 32 (29.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 32 (29.91%) Razor View Engine
5 13 (12.15%) .NET Framework
6 10 (9.35%) CSS
6 10 (9.35%) HTML
6 10 (9.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (7.48%) Web Services
7 8 (7.48%) XML
7 8 (7.48%) Ajax
7 8 (7.48%) HTML5
8 7 (6.54%) SOAP
9 5 (4.67%) RESTful
9 5 (4.67%) jQuery
9 5 (4.67%) Ember.js
10 4 (3.74%) Silverlight
11 3 (2.80%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.74%) EMV
1 4 (3.74%) W3C
1 4 (3.74%) APACS
2 3 (2.80%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.80%) Replication
2 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.87%) CLARiiON
3 2 (1.87%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.93%) iPhone
4 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.93%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 55 (51.40%) Windows
2 31 (28.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (27.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (22.43%) Windows 7
5 16 (14.95%) Windows XP
6 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.67%) Linux
8 3 (2.80%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.80%) AIX
8 3 (2.80%) Windows NT
8 3 (2.80%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.80%) MVS
8 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.80%) zOS
9 2 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.93%) Android
10 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.38%) MVC
2 39 (36.45%) TDD
3 35 (32.71%) ITIL
4 32 (29.91%) Web Application Development
5 31 (28.97%) BDD
6 29 (27.10%) Domain-Driven Design
6 29 (27.10%) CQRS
7 16 (14.95%) Scrum
8 8 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.48%) Kanban
9 7 (6.54%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.54%) CRM
9 7 (6.54%) OOD
9 7 (6.54%) Service Management
10 6 (5.61%) Service Delivery
10 6 (5.61%) OO
10 6 (5.61%) Incident Management
11 5 (4.67%) SOA
11 5 (4.67%) Change Management
11 5 (4.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 47 (43.93%) C#
2 23 (21.50%) SQL
3 15 (14.02%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.35%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.67%) PHP
5 5 (4.67%) Delphi
5 5 (4.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (79.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (42.06%) MCTS
3 34 (31.78%) MCSD
4 32 (29.91%) MCAD
5 31 (28.97%) MCSE
6 22 (20.56%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (16.82%) MCSA
8 17 (15.89%) CCNA
9 16 (14.95%) MCITP
9 16 (14.95%) Degree
10 13 (12.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (9.35%) CCA
11 10 (9.35%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (4.67%) RHCT
12 5 (4.67%) MCDST
12 5 (4.67%) CCNP
13 3 (2.80%) Security Cleared
13 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (2.80%) HND
14 2 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.76%) SLA
2 3 (2.80%) QA
System Software
1 32 (29.91%) Active Directory
2 21 (19.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.21%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.61%) vSphere
5 5 (4.67%) VMware Server
6 3 (2.80%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (13.08%) Backup Exec
2 9 (8.41%) SCCM
2 9 (8.41%) SCOM
3 3 (2.80%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.93%) SCSM
Vendors
1 56 (52.34%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.56%) VMware
3 18 (16.82%) Citrix
4 17 (15.89%) McAfee
5 15 (14.02%) HP
6 11 (10.28%) Dell
7 9 (8.41%) Cisco
7 9 (8.41%) Symantec
8 8 (7.48%) Sophos
9 5 (4.67%) EMC
10 3 (2.80%) ProCurve
10 3 (2.80%) Aruba
10 3 (2.80%) Avaya
10 3 (2.80%) NetApp
10 3 (2.80%) Apple
10 3 (2.80%) Meru Networks
11 2 (1.87%) Oracle
11 2 (1.87%) Adobe
11 2 (1.87%) Brocade
12 1 (0.93%) Panasonic
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