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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 144 134 126
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 47 43 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.17% 1.14% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.85% 4.84% 6.53%
Number of salaries quoted 41 42 58
Average salary £29,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.70% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £44,300
UK excluding London average salary £29,700 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.80% +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
970 888 919
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 24.06% 23.44% 23.99%
Number of salaries quoted 759 782 777
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
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 16 September 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 16 September 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 5 £40,000 -
Stockport -2 3 £20,500 -39.70%
Oldham - 1 - -
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 71 (73.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (64.58%) Microsoft
3 45 (46.88%) Windows
4 39 (40.63%) SQL Server
5 38 (39.58%) ITIL
5 38 (39.58%) C#
6 35 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (35.42%) MCTS
8 33 (34.38%) .NET
8 33 (34.38%) ASP.NET
9 31 (32.29%) MCSE
9 31 (32.29%) MS Excel
10 30 (31.25%) MVC
11 27 (28.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 26 (27.08%) Active Directory
13 25 (26.04%) TDD
13 25 (26.04%) WCF
14 24 (25.00%) SQL
14 24 (25.00%) VMware
15 23 (23.96%) Cisco Certification
16 21 (21.88%) MCSA
16 21 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
17 20 (20.83%) BDD
17 20 (20.83%) MCSD
17 20 (20.83%) Citrix
17 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
18 19 (19.79%) Degree
19 18 (18.75%) Domain-Driven Design

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (13.54%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.25%) Lync
4 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.17%) TPMS
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (32.29%) MS Excel
2 18 (18.75%) MS Office
3 2 (2.08%) SketchUp
3 2 (2.08%) Revit
3 2 (2.08%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Office 365
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.04%) IaaS
2 1 (1.04%) SaaS
2 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.67%) SAN
2 11 (11.46%) LAN
2 11 (11.46%) WAN
3 8 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.17%) VoIP
6 2 (2.08%) VLAN
6 2 (2.08%) HTTP
6 2 (2.08%) Internet
6 2 (2.08%) Wireless
7 1 (1.04%) DNS
7 1 (1.04%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 27 (28.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (9.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 9 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.21%) MySQL
6 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.13%) Subversion
2 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.08%) MSTest
3 2 (2.08%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.08%) Selenium
General
1 8 (8.33%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.13%) Law
3 3 (3.13%) Billing
4 2 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (37.50%) Developer
2 27 (28.13%) .NET Developer
3 24 (25.00%) Analyst
4 14 (14.58%) Support Analyst
5 12 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 10 (10.42%) Service Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) Software Developer
7 8 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 7 (7.29%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.21%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (5.21%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) IT Support
10 4 (4.17%) Technical Services Manager
10 4 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.17%) Technical Manager
10 4 (4.17%) Service Manager
11 3 (3.13%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (34.38%) .NET
1 33 (34.38%) ASP.NET
2 25 (26.04%) WCF
3 20 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 18 (18.75%) Razor View Engine
5 14 (14.58%) .NET Framework
6 12 (12.50%) CSS
6 12 (12.50%) HTML
7 11 (11.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 11 (11.46%) Web Services
8 10 (10.42%) XML
9 9 (9.38%) HTML5
9 9 (9.38%) Ajax
10 7 (7.29%) SOAP
11 5 (5.21%) Silverlight
11 5 (5.21%) jQuery
11 5 (5.21%) Ember.js
11 5 (5.21%) RESTful
12 2 (2.08%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.21%) APACS
2 5 (5.21%) EMV
2 5 (5.21%) W3C
3 4 (4.17%) Mathematics
4 3 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.13%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.08%) Replication
5 2 (2.08%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.04%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 45 (46.88%) Windows
2 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (15.63%) Windows 7
4 9 (9.38%) Windows XP
5 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.17%) Linux
7 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.08%) Windows NT
8 2 (2.08%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.08%) AIX
8 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.08%) zOS
8 2 (2.08%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (39.58%) ITIL
2 35 (36.46%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (31.25%) MVC
4 25 (26.04%) TDD
5 20 (20.83%) BDD
6 18 (18.75%) Domain-Driven Design
6 18 (18.75%) CQRS
6 18 (18.75%) Web Application Development
7 14 (14.58%) Scrum
7 14 (14.58%) Incident Management
8 11 (11.46%) OOD
9 9 (9.38%) Service Management
10 7 (7.29%) Line Management
11 6 (6.25%) Problem Management
11 6 (6.25%) CRM
11 6 (6.25%) OO
11 6 (6.25%) Change Management
12 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
12 5 (5.21%) SOA
12 5 (5.21%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.58%) C#
2 24 (25.00%) SQL
3 18 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.21%) PHP
5 5 (5.21%) Delphi
5 5 (5.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (73.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (35.42%) MCTS
3 31 (32.29%) MCSE
4 23 (23.96%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (21.88%) MCSA
6 20 (20.83%) MCSD
7 19 (19.79%) Degree
8 18 (18.75%) CCNA
8 18 (18.75%) MCAD
9 16 (16.67%) MCITP
10 15 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (12.50%) CCA
11 12 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (5.21%) CCNP
13 4 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (4.17%) MOS
13 4 (4.17%) RHCT
13 4 (4.17%) A+ Certification
14 3 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (3.13%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.63%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 21 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.21%) vSphere
5 4 (4.17%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.08%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) Backup Exec
2 8 (8.33%) SCCM
2 8 (8.33%) SCOM
3 2 (2.08%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (64.58%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.00%) VMware
3 20 (20.83%) Citrix
4 16 (16.67%) McAfee
5 10 (10.42%) HP
6 9 (9.38%) Sophos
6 9 (9.38%) Symantec
7 8 (8.33%) Cisco
8 7 (7.29%) Dell
9 4 (4.17%) EMC
10 2 (2.08%) Aruba
10 2 (2.08%) Meru Networks
10 2 (2.08%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.08%) Capita
10 2 (2.08%) Brocade
10 2 (2.08%) Oracle
10 2 (2.08%) NetApp
10 2 (2.08%) Apple
10 2 (2.08%) Adobe
11 1 (1.04%) Embarcadero
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