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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 146 131 113
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCP 44 52 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.07% 1.39% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.25% 5.65% 8.34%
Number of salaries quoted 36 49 77
Average salary £28,250 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,750 £22,000 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
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
1036 921 947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 25.18% 24.63% 24.85%
Number of salaries quoted 843 818 816
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Stockport -10 5 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wigan - 1 £32,500 - 1
MCP
North West

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 63 (74.12%) Microsoft
2 62 (72.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (47.06%) Windows
4 38 (44.71%) ITIL
5 33 (38.82%) MCTS
6 30 (35.29%) C#
7 29 (34.12%) SQL Server
7 29 (34.12%) Active Directory
8 26 (30.59%) MCSE
8 26 (30.59%) MCSA
8 26 (30.59%) MS Excel
9 25 (29.41%) .NET
9 25 (29.41%) ASP.NET
9 25 (29.41%) VMware
10 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (25.88%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (23.53%) Citrix
12 20 (23.53%) TDD
12 20 (23.53%) WCF
13 19 (22.35%) MCITP
13 19 (22.35%) MVC
14 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (21.18%) Hyper-V
15 17 (20.00%) Windows 7
15 17 (20.00%) Incident Management
15 17 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (20.00%) McAfee
15 17 (20.00%) CCNA
15 17 (20.00%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 14 (16.47%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.06%) Lync
5 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.71%) TPMS
7 1 (1.18%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.18%) Moodle
7 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 26 (30.59%) MS Excel
2 15 (17.65%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) Revit
3 1 (1.18%) SketchUp
3 1 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Office 365
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.18%) IaaS
3 1 (1.18%) SaaS
3 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.82%) SAN
2 14 (16.47%) LAN
2 14 (16.47%) WAN
3 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.06%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.53%) VoIP
5 3 (3.53%) DNS
6 2 (2.35%) VLAN
6 2 (2.35%) Internet
7 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (34.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (18.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.88%) MySQL
3 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.53%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.53%) Subversion
2 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.35%) MSTest
3 2 (2.35%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.35%) Selenium
General
1 6 (7.06%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.53%) Law
3 3 (3.53%) Billing
3 3 (3.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (32.94%) Developer
2 26 (30.59%) Analyst
3 19 (22.35%) .NET Developer
4 14 (16.47%) Support Engineer
5 13 (15.29%) Support Analyst
6 11 (12.94%) Service Analyst
7 8 (9.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (9.41%) Software Developer
7 8 (9.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (9.41%) Senior Developer
8 6 (7.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) IT Support
10 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Technical Manager
10 4 (4.71%) Technical Services Manager
10 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.41%) .NET
1 25 (29.41%) ASP.NET
2 20 (23.53%) WCF
3 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (15.29%) Razor View Engine
4 13 (15.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 11 (12.94%) Web Services
5 11 (12.94%) HTML
6 8 (9.41%) jQuery
6 8 (9.41%) .NET Framework
6 8 (9.41%) CSS
7 7 (8.24%) SOAP
8 5 (5.88%) RESTful
8 5 (5.88%) Ember.js
8 5 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (4.71%) XML
10 3 (3.53%) Ajax
10 3 (3.53%) Silverlight
10 3 (3.53%) HTML5
11 2 (2.35%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.53%) APACS
3 3 (3.53%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.53%) EMV
3 3 (3.53%) W3C
3 3 (3.53%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.18%) VLE
4 1 (1.18%) Replication
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) Statistics
4 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.18%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 40 (47.06%) Windows
2 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (10.59%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.06%) Windows 8
6 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.53%) Android
7 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.35%) Linux
9 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.18%) AIX
9 1 (1.18%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.18%) MVS
9 1 (1.18%) zOS
9 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (44.71%) ITIL
2 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (23.53%) TDD
4 19 (22.35%) MVC
5 17 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 15 (17.65%) BDD
7 13 (15.29%) CQRS
7 13 (15.29%) Web Application Development
7 13 (15.29%) Domain-Driven Design
8 12 (14.12%) Service Management
9 11 (12.94%) OOD
10 8 (9.41%) Scrum
11 7 (8.24%) Line Management
12 6 (7.06%) Web Development
12 6 (7.06%) OO
12 6 (7.06%) CRM
12 6 (7.06%) Change Management
13 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
13 5 (5.88%) SOA
13 5 (5.88%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 30 (35.29%) C#
2 17 (20.00%) SQL
3 16 (18.82%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.88%) Delphi
5 5 (5.88%) PHP
5 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.53%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 62 (72.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (38.82%) MCTS
3 26 (30.59%) MCSE
3 26 (30.59%) MCSA
4 22 (25.88%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (22.35%) MCITP
6 17 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (20.00%) CCNA
7 15 (17.65%) MCSD
8 14 (16.47%) CCA
8 14 (16.47%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (15.29%) MCAD
9 13 (15.29%) Degree
10 5 (5.88%) CCNP
11 4 (4.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (4.71%) MOS
11 4 (4.71%) A+ Certification
12 3 (3.53%) HND
12 3 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (3.53%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.47%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (34.12%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (21.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) Backup Exec
2 9 (10.59%) SCCM
2 9 (10.59%) SCOM
3 2 (2.35%) WSUS
4 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 63 (74.12%) Microsoft
2 25 (29.41%) VMware
3 20 (23.53%) Citrix
4 17 (20.00%) McAfee
5 11 (12.94%) Sophos
5 11 (12.94%) Symantec
6 8 (9.41%) Cisco
7 7 (8.24%) Dell
8 6 (7.06%) HP
9 2 (2.35%) Capita
9 2 (2.35%) Adobe
10 1 (1.18%) Embarcadero
10 1 (1.18%) Avaya
10 1 (1.18%) Panasonic
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