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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 169 116 129
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCP 82 131 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 1.89% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.80% 8.31% 6.81%
Number of salaries quoted 77 123 121
Average salary £24,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £22,300 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +0.67%
MCP
England

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
1707 1576 1893
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.97% 22.75% 25.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1304 1338 1597
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 September 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 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
Manchester -26 40 £29,750 -8.46% 5
Cheshire -28 32 £23,500 -37.33% 4
Merseyside +1 8 £23,500 -50.52%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 153 (80.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (56.61%) Microsoft
3 104 (55.03%) Windows
4 80 (42.33%) MCTS
5 75 (39.68%) SQL Server
6 71 (37.57%) MCSE
7 69 (36.51%) C#
8 64 (33.86%) .NET
8 64 (33.86%) ASP.NET
9 62 (32.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 61 (32.28%) MVC
11 58 (30.69%) Windows 7
12 57 (30.16%) ITIL
13 55 (29.10%) MS Excel
13 55 (29.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 55 (29.10%) TDD
14 51 (26.98%) WCF
15 50 (26.46%) MCSD
15 50 (26.46%) ASP.NET MVC
16 48 (25.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 48 (25.40%) MCAD
16 48 (25.40%) Windows XP
17 46 (24.34%) Active Directory
17 46 (24.34%) VMware
18 44 (23.28%) Razor View Engine
18 44 (23.28%) Web Application Development
19 43 (22.75%) MS Office
20 42 (22.22%) MCSA
20 42 (22.22%) Scrum
21 41 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 32 (16.93%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.65%) Lync
6 3 (1.59%) TPMS
6 3 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.06%) Apache
7 2 (1.06%) IIS
8 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 55 (29.10%) MS Excel
2 43 (22.75%) MS Office
3 2 (1.06%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.06%) Revit
3 2 (1.06%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.06%) Office 365
3 1 (0.53%) IaaS
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (20.63%) TCP/IP
2 22 (11.64%) VPN
3 18 (9.52%) DNS
3 18 (9.52%) LAN
3 18 (9.52%) WAN
4 17 (8.99%) SAN
5 16 (8.47%) DHCP
6 9 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (3.70%) VoIP
8 4 (2.12%) Network Security
9 3 (1.59%) HTTP
9 3 (1.59%) PBX
9 3 (1.59%) Wireless
9 3 (1.59%) VLAN
9 3 (1.59%) Internet
10 2 (1.06%) Firewall
10 2 (1.06%) Intranet
11 1 (0.53%) SMTP
11 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (39.68%) SQL Server
2 32 (16.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 9 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.23%) MySQL
6 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (15.87%) MSTest
2 28 (14.81%) Rhino Mocks
2 28 (14.81%) Moq
2 28 (14.81%) NUnit
3 6 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (2.65%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.59%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.59%) MyEclipse
6 2 (1.06%) Subversion
6 2 (1.06%) Selenium
6 2 (1.06%) SpecFlow
General
1 23 (12.17%) Finance
2 16 (8.47%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.17%) Back Office
4 5 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.65%) Retail
5 3 (1.59%) Billing
5 3 (1.59%) Law
6 2 (1.06%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 71 (37.57%) Developer
2 61 (32.28%) .NET Developer
3 29 (15.34%) Support Engineer
4 28 (14.81%) Analyst
5 21 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
6 19 (10.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (8.99%) Support Analyst
8 13 (6.88%) IT Support
9 12 (6.35%) Desktop Support
10 11 (5.82%) Server Support
10 11 (5.82%) Service Analyst
10 11 (5.82%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (4.76%) Administrator
12 8 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (4.23%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 6 (3.17%) Software Developer
14 6 (3.17%) Help Desk Support
14 6 (3.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (33.86%) .NET
1 64 (33.86%) ASP.NET
2 51 (26.98%) WCF
3 50 (26.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 48 (25.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 44 (23.28%) Razor View Engine
6 28 (14.81%) Castle Windsor
6 28 (14.81%) Ninject
6 28 (14.81%) Spring.NET
6 28 (14.81%) Unity DI Container
7 15 (7.94%) HTML
7 15 (7.94%) CSS
8 13 (6.88%) Web Services
8 13 (6.88%) XML
9 12 (6.35%) Ajax
9 12 (6.35%) .NET Framework
9 12 (6.35%) HTML5
10 11 (5.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 10 (5.29%) SOAP
12 8 (4.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.81%) Inversion of Control
2 8 (4.23%) W3C
2 8 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (2.65%) APACS
4 5 (2.65%) Replication
4 5 (2.65%) EMV
4 5 (2.65%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.12%) Firmware
6 2 (1.06%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.06%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.53%) Kindle
7 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 104 (55.03%) Windows
2 62 (32.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (30.69%) Windows 7
4 55 (29.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 48 (25.40%) Windows XP
6 34 (17.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (10.58%) Linux
8 17 (8.99%) UNIX
9 5 (2.65%) Windows 2000
9 5 (2.65%) Windows NT
9 5 (2.65%) AIX
9 5 (2.65%) zOS
9 5 (2.65%) MVS
10 4 (2.12%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.59%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (32.28%) MVC
2 57 (30.16%) ITIL
3 55 (29.10%) TDD
4 44 (23.28%) Web Application Development
5 42 (22.22%) Scrum
6 33 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (17.46%) Kanban
7 28 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (14.81%) Dependency Injection
8 22 (11.64%) BDD
9 20 (10.58%) Domain-Driven Design
9 20 (10.58%) CQRS
10 15 (7.94%) Service Management
11 13 (6.88%) OOD
12 11 (5.82%) Incident Management
13 9 (4.76%) Problem Management
14 8 (4.23%) OO
14 8 (4.23%) E-Commerce
15 6 (3.17%) Migration
15 6 (3.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (36.51%) C#
2 34 (17.99%) SQL
3 20 (10.58%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.23%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.17%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.65%) PHP
6 5 (2.65%) Delphi
7 3 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 153 (80.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (42.33%) MCTS
3 71 (37.57%) MCSE
4 50 (26.46%) MCSD
5 48 (25.40%) MCAD
6 42 (22.22%) MCSA
7 34 (17.99%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (15.87%) MCITP
9 29 (15.34%) CCNA
10 22 (11.64%) Degree
11 21 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (6.88%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (6.35%) CCA
14 9 (4.76%) CCNP
15 6 (3.17%) HND
15 6 (3.17%) MCDST
16 5 (2.65%) RHCT
17 4 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (2.12%) MOS
18 3 (1.59%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.70%) SLA
2 3 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (24.34%) Active Directory
2 41 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (20.11%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.70%) vSphere
5 4 (2.12%) VMware Server
6 3 (1.59%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.06%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (8.47%) Backup Exec
2 7 (3.70%) SCCM
2 7 (3.70%) SCOM
3 5 (2.65%) Tivoli
3 5 (2.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.06%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.06%) OpenView
5 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 107 (56.61%) Microsoft
2 46 (24.34%) VMware
3 31 (16.40%) Citrix
4 18 (9.52%) HP
5 17 (8.99%) Cisco
6 13 (6.88%) McAfee
7 10 (5.29%) Dell
7 10 (5.29%) Symantec
8 7 (3.70%) Sophos
9 5 (2.65%) EMC
9 5 (2.65%) Oracle
10 3 (1.59%) NetApp
10 3 (1.59%) Apple
10 3 (1.59%) ProCurve
10 3 (1.59%) Aruba
10 3 (1.59%) Meru Networks
11 2 (1.06%) Brocade
11 2 (1.06%) Adobe
12 1 (0.53%) Avaya
12 1 (0.53%) Embarcadero
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 per annum + Pension, Training, Certifications
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum + training
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Outsourcery
Salary: up to 55k - Plus Pension, Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £36000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago