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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 153 124 101
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCP 30 55 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.77% 1.47% 2.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 5.98% 8.81%
Number of salaries quoted 29 55 96
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,800 £40,000 £41,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
1051 920 1112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.86% 24.51% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 893 811 929
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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
Stockport -9 3 £37,500 +7.14% 1
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 65 (85.53%) Microsoft
2 52 (68.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (57.89%) Windows
4 36 (47.37%) ITIL
5 34 (44.74%) Active Directory
6 24 (31.58%) MS Excel
7 23 (30.26%) MCTS
8 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (27.63%) Windows 7
8 21 (27.63%) LAN
8 21 (27.63%) WAN
9 20 (26.32%) MCSE
9 20 (26.32%) MCSA
10 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (25.00%) MS Office
11 18 (23.68%) Citrix
11 18 (23.68%) VMware
12 17 (22.37%) TCP/IP
12 17 (22.37%) MCITP
13 16 (21.05%) MS Exchange
13 16 (21.05%) ASP.NET
13 16 (21.05%) C#
13 16 (21.05%) .NET
13 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
14 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (17.11%) Incident Management
15 13 (17.11%) CCNA
15 13 (17.11%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (15.79%) Cisco

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 16 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.95%) IIS
5 2 (2.63%) Apache
5 2 (2.63%) Lync
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.32%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.32%) TPMS
6 1 (1.32%) Moodle
Applications
1 24 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 19 (25.00%) MS Office
3 3 (3.95%) AutoCAD
4 2 (2.63%) Revit
4 2 (2.63%) SketchUp
4 2 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.63%) LAN
1 21 (27.63%) WAN
2 17 (22.37%) TCP/IP
3 11 (14.47%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (13.16%) SAN
5 6 (7.89%) DNS
6 5 (6.58%) VoIP
7 4 (5.26%) DHCP
7 4 (5.26%) Firewall
8 3 (3.95%) VPN
9 2 (2.63%) VLAN
10 1 (1.32%) Network Security
10 1 (1.32%) Wireless
10 1 (1.32%) Intranet
10 1 (1.32%) Internet
10 1 (1.32%) Extranet
10 1 (1.32%) MPLS
10 1 (1.32%) Telnet
10 1 (1.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.21%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.95%) Law
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Publishing
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) Analyst
1 20 (26.32%) Support Engineer
2 14 (18.42%) Developer
3 12 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 10 (13.16%) IT Support
5 9 (11.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (9.21%) Service Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) .NET Developer
7 7 (9.21%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (7.89%) Software Developer
8 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Technical Support
10 3 (3.95%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.05%) .NET
1 16 (21.05%) ASP.NET
2 12 (15.79%) HTML
3 8 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 7 (9.21%) jQuery
5 5 (6.58%) CSS
6 3 (3.95%) Web Services
6 3 (3.95%) XML
7 2 (2.63%) Silverlight
7 2 (2.63%) Ajax
7 2 (2.63%) HTML5
7 2 (2.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.32%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.21%) Client/Server
3 6 (7.89%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.95%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.63%) APACS
5 2 (2.63%) EMV
5 2 (2.63%) W3C
5 2 (2.63%) Statistics
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.32%) VLE
6 1 (1.32%) iPhone
6 1 (1.32%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.89%) Windows
2 21 (27.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (27.63%) Windows 7
3 19 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (15.79%) Windows XP
6 9 (11.84%) Windows 8
7 8 (10.53%) Apple iOS
8 7 (9.21%) Android
9 4 (5.26%) Linux
10 2 (2.63%) UNIX
10 2 (2.63%) HPUX
10 2 (2.63%) Solaris
11 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (47.37%) ITIL
2 13 (17.11%) Incident Management
3 10 (13.16%) Service Management
4 9 (11.84%) Web Development
5 8 (10.53%) MVC
6 7 (9.21%) OOD
6 7 (9.21%) OO
6 7 (9.21%) Android Development
6 7 (9.21%) iOS Development
7 4 (5.26%) Line Management
7 4 (5.26%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.95%) Migration
8 3 (3.95%) Change Management
8 3 (3.95%) Information Assurance
9 2 (2.63%) Software Deployment
9 2 (2.63%) OWASP
9 2 (2.63%) People Management
9 2 (2.63%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) C#
2 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.16%) SQL
4 7 (9.21%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.32%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (68.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (30.26%) MCTS
3 20 (26.32%) MCSE
3 20 (26.32%) MCSA
4 17 (22.37%) MCITP
5 13 (17.11%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (17.11%) CCNA
6 8 (10.53%) CCA
6 8 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (10.53%) Degree
7 6 (7.89%) MCPD
8 5 (6.58%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (5.26%) MOS
9 4 (5.26%) A+ Certification
10 3 (3.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.63%) CNA
11 2 (2.63%) Novell Certification
11 2 (2.63%) CCNP
11 2 (2.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (44.74%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (13.16%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.32%) XenApp
3 1 (1.32%) XenServer
3 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.32%) vSphere
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) SCCM
2 6 (7.89%) SCOM
2 6 (7.89%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (85.53%) Microsoft
2 18 (23.68%) Citrix
2 18 (23.68%) VMware
3 12 (15.79%) Cisco
4 11 (14.47%) Dell
5 10 (13.16%) McAfee
6 5 (6.58%) Sophos
6 5 (6.58%) Symantec
7 4 (5.26%) HP
8 3 (3.95%) Adobe
9 2 (2.63%) Sun
9 2 (2.63%) StorageTek
9 2 (2.63%) Capita
10 1 (1.32%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.32%) Veeam
10 1 (1.32%) SAP
10 1 (1.32%) IBM
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