The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / North West
Rank 218 178 181
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCP 29 58 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 1.03% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.07% 3.82% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 21 52 76
Median salary £35,000 £24,250 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+44.32% -1.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £19,100 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1401 1520 1808
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.28% 26.91% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1013 1208 1459
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCP
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the North West region.

MCP Salary Trend in the North West

MCP
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

MCP Salary Histogram in the North West

MCP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -36 19 £35,000 -3.44% 2
Cheshire +5 9 £20,750 -5.68% 2
Lancashire -11 1 £23,500 -16.07%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 58 (79.45%) Microsoft
2 56 (76.71%) Windows
3 45 (61.64%) Active Directory
3 45 (61.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (52.05%) ITIL
5 34 (46.58%) MCSE
6 30 (41.10%) Windows 7
7 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (31.51%) MS Exchange
9 22 (30.14%) DHCP
9 22 (30.14%) DNS
9 22 (30.14%) Windows Server
10 20 (27.40%) VMware
10 20 (27.40%) MCSA
11 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
11 19 (26.03%) MS Office
11 19 (26.03%) Windows 8
12 18 (24.66%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (23.29%) CCNA
13 17 (23.29%) SLA
14 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (21.92%) Exchange Server 2013
15 15 (20.55%) Office 365
15 15 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (19.18%) SCCM
17 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
17 13 (17.81%) Service Management
18 12 (16.44%) MCITP
18 12 (16.44%) WAN
19 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (31.51%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.85%) Confluence
5 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.37%) Site Server
Applications
1 19 (26.03%) MS Excel
1 19 (26.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.55%) Office 365
2 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.74%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.14%) DHCP
1 22 (30.14%) DNS
2 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
3 12 (16.44%) WAN
4 11 (15.07%) Firewall
4 11 (15.07%) LAN
5 7 (9.59%) VoIP
5 7 (9.59%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (5.48%) Unified Communications
7 3 (4.11%) Wireless
8 2 (2.74%) 802.11
8 2 (2.74%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.74%) SAN
8 2 (2.74%) VPN
9 1 (1.37%) Internet
9 1 (1.37%) NAS
9 1 (1.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) RDBMS
2 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) MSI
2 8 (10.96%) InstallShield
3 5 (6.85%) JIRA
General
1 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Finance
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (34.25%) Analyst
2 22 (30.14%) Support Analyst
3 19 (26.03%) IT Support
4 18 (24.66%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (16.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 12 (16.44%) IT Analyst
6 11 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (15.07%) IT Support Analyst
6 11 (15.07%) Support Engineer
7 10 (13.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 9 (12.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (12.33%) Help Desk Support
8 9 (12.33%) IT Engineer
8 9 (12.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (10.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (10.96%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (8.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (8.22%) Help Desk Analyst
10 6 (8.22%) IT Manager
11 5 (6.85%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) .NET
1 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.48%) HTML
2 4 (5.48%) jQuery
3 2 (2.74%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Life Science
2 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 56 (76.71%) Windows
2 30 (41.10%) Windows 7
3 25 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (30.14%) Windows Server
5 19 (26.03%) Windows 8
6 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
9 7 (9.59%) Mac OS X
10 5 (6.85%) Linux
11 4 (5.48%) Android
11 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
11 4 (5.48%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.05%) ITIL
2 13 (17.81%) Service Management
3 9 (12.33%) Application Packaging
3 9 (12.33%) ITIL V3
4 8 (10.96%) Application Virtualisation
4 8 (10.96%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.85%) Time Management
6 4 (5.48%) Android Development
6 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.48%) iOS Development
6 4 (5.48%) Web Development
7 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (2.74%) CRM
8 2 (2.74%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (2.74%) Data Analysis
8 2 (2.74%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.74%) Process Improvement
8 2 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.74%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.85%) C#
3 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.48%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.74%) VB
5 1 (1.37%) SQL
5 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (61.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (46.58%) MCSE
3 20 (27.40%) MCSA
4 18 (24.66%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (23.29%) CCNA
6 12 (16.44%) MCITP
7 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
8 8 (10.96%) BC Cleared
9 6 (8.22%) Degree
10 5 (6.85%) A+ Certification
11 4 (5.48%) MCTS
12 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
13 2 (2.74%) DBS Check
13 2 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (1.37%) CCA
14 1 (1.37%) CCIE
14 1 (1.37%) CCNP
14 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.29%) SLA
2 6 (8.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (61.64%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.59%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.74%) vSphere
5 2 (2.74%) XenApp
6 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) SCCM
2 9 (12.33%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.74%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.37%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.37%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (79.45%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.40%) VMware
3 9 (12.33%) Apple
3 9 (12.33%) Dell
4 8 (10.96%) Cisco
5 6 (8.22%) HP
5 6 (8.22%) Intel Security
6 5 (6.85%) Atlassian
6 5 (6.85%) Citrix
6 5 (6.85%) Spiceworks
7 4 (5.48%) Avaya
7 4 (5.48%) Symantec
8 3 (4.11%) Mitel
8 3 (4.11%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.11%) Veeam
9 2 (2.74%) Fujitsu
9 2 (2.74%) Google
10 1 (1.37%) BMC
10 1 (1.37%) Juniper
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