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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 148 128 130
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCP 40 51 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.97% 1.32% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% 5.80% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 35 50 53
Average salary £29,750 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.46% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,950 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.13% +4.16%
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
960 879 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 23.32% 22.78% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 740 776 740
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 0 7 £40,000 -
Stockport -5 2 £28,500 -9.52%
Oldham - 1 - -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 72 (76.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (61.70%) Microsoft
3 46 (48.94%) Windows
4 40 (42.55%) SQL Server
5 38 (40.43%) C#
6 35 (37.23%) ITIL
7 33 (35.11%) ASP.NET
7 33 (35.11%) .NET
7 33 (35.11%) MCTS
8 30 (31.91%) MCSE
8 30 (31.91%) MVC
9 29 (30.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (28.72%) WCF
10 27 (28.72%) TDD
10 27 (28.72%) MS Excel
11 26 (27.66%) Active Directory
12 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (23.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (23.40%) BDD
13 22 (23.40%) MCSD
13 22 (23.40%) VMware
13 22 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (22.34%) SQL
14 21 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (21.28%) Domain-Driven Design
15 20 (21.28%) CQRS
15 20 (21.28%) Web Application Development
15 20 (21.28%) Razor View Engine
15 20 (21.28%) MCAD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (9.57%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.51%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.38%) Lync
4 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.19%) TPMS
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (28.72%) MS Excel
2 18 (19.15%) MS Office
3 2 (2.13%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.13%) Revit
3 2 (2.13%) SketchUp
4 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.06%) IaaS
2 1 (1.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.89%) SAN
2 12 (12.77%) TCP/IP
3 9 (9.57%) LAN
3 9 (9.57%) WAN
4 5 (5.32%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.26%) DNS
5 4 (4.26%) VoIP
6 3 (3.19%) VPN
6 3 (3.19%) DHCP
6 3 (3.19%) Wireless
6 3 (3.19%) VLAN
6 3 (3.19%) HTTP
6 3 (3.19%) Firewall
7 2 (2.13%) SSL
7 2 (2.13%) Internet
7 2 (2.13%) MPLS
7 2 (2.13%) SMTP
8 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.06%) Network Security
8 1 (1.06%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (42.55%) SQL Server
2 29 (30.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.32%) MySQL
6 2 (2.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.13%) MSTest
3 2 (2.13%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.13%) Subversion
3 2 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 8 (8.51%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.19%) Law
3 3 (3.19%) Billing
4 2 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (39.36%) Developer
2 30 (31.91%) .NET Developer
3 20 (21.28%) Analyst
4 13 (13.83%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.64%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.51%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.45%) Service Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) Software Developer
9 5 (5.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.32%) Senior Software Developer
10 4 (4.26%) Technical Manager
10 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Service Manager
10 4 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.26%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) Technical Services Manager
10 4 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) Data Centre Technician
11 3 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.11%) .NET
1 33 (35.11%) ASP.NET
2 27 (28.72%) WCF
3 22 (23.40%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (21.28%) Razor View Engine
4 20 (21.28%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 12 (12.77%) HTML
5 12 (12.77%) .NET Framework
5 12 (12.77%) CSS
6 11 (11.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 10 (10.64%) Web Services
7 10 (10.64%) XML
8 9 (9.57%) Ajax
8 9 (9.57%) HTML5
9 7 (7.45%) SOAP
10 5 (5.32%) jQuery
10 5 (5.32%) RESTful
10 5 (5.32%) Silverlight
10 5 (5.32%) Ember.js
11 2 (2.13%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) EMV
1 5 (5.32%) W3C
1 5 (5.32%) APACS
2 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.13%) Replication
3 2 (2.13%) CLARiiON
3 2 (2.13%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.06%) iPhone
4 1 (1.06%) iPad
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.06%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 46 (48.94%) Windows
2 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (20.21%) Windows 7
5 9 (9.57%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.32%) Linux
6 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.19%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.13%) zOS
9 2 (2.13%) MVS
9 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.13%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.13%) AIX
9 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.06%) Android
10 1 (1.06%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.23%) ITIL
2 30 (31.91%) MVC
3 27 (28.72%) TDD
4 22 (23.40%) BDD
5 20 (21.28%) Domain-Driven Design
5 20 (21.28%) CQRS
5 20 (21.28%) Web Application Development
6 14 (14.89%) Scrum
7 9 (9.57%) OOD
7 9 (9.57%) Incident Management
8 7 (7.45%) Service Management
8 7 (7.45%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.38%) Change Management
9 6 (6.38%) CRM
10 5 (5.32%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.32%) SOA
10 5 (5.32%) Problem Management
10 5 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.32%) Time Management
10 5 (5.32%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.43%) C#
2 21 (22.34%) SQL
3 17 (18.09%) JavaScript
4 10 (10.64%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.32%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.32%) PHP
5 5 (5.32%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 72 (76.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (35.11%) MCTS
3 30 (31.91%) MCSE
4 22 (23.40%) MCSD
4 22 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (21.28%) MCAD
6 18 (19.15%) Degree
7 17 (18.09%) CCNA
7 17 (18.09%) MCSA
8 15 (15.96%) MCITP
9 14 (14.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (11.70%) CCA
10 11 (11.70%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (5.32%) CCNP
11 5 (5.32%) RHCT
12 4 (4.26%) MOS
13 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
14 2 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (2.13%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.89%) SLA
2 3 (3.19%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 21 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (13.83%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.38%) vSphere
5 4 (4.26%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.19%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (13.83%) Backup Exec
2 8 (8.51%) SCCM
2 8 (8.51%) SCOM
3 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.06%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.06%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.06%) SCSM
Vendors
1 58 (61.70%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.40%) VMware
3 18 (19.15%) Citrix
4 13 (13.83%) McAfee
5 12 (12.77%) HP
6 8 (8.51%) Cisco
7 7 (7.45%) Sophos
7 7 (7.45%) Symantec
8 6 (6.38%) Dell
9 5 (5.32%) EMC
10 3 (3.19%) NetApp
10 3 (3.19%) Apple
10 3 (3.19%) ProCurve
10 3 (3.19%) Aruba
10 3 (3.19%) Meru Networks
11 2 (2.13%) Brocade
11 2 (2.13%) Oracle
11 2 (2.13%) Adobe
12 1 (1.06%) Avaya
12 1 (1.06%) Embarcadero
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