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 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 217 190 182
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 37 66 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.99% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 3.87% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 34 54 79
Median salary £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,650 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,050 £45,000 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
1426 1707 1740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.56% 25.58% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1103 1307 1376
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -6 19 £27,500 -3.50% 3
Cheshire +15 10 £19,000 -9.52% 4
Lancashire +14 5 £29,500 +37.20% 1
Merseyside -22 3 £28,484 -36.70%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 46 (73.02%) Microsoft
2 41 (65.08%) Windows
3 40 (63.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (53.97%) ITIL
6 33 (52.38%) MCSE
6 33 (52.38%) MS Exchange
7 32 (50.79%) Windows 7
8 30 (47.62%) MCSA
9 29 (46.03%) Exchange Server 2010
10 27 (42.86%) Windows Server
10 27 (42.86%) Active Directory
11 24 (38.10%) Windows 8
12 23 (36.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (34.92%) DHCP
14 21 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 20 (31.75%) VMware
16 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (28.57%) CCNA
17 18 (28.57%) DNS
18 17 (26.98%) MS Office
19 16 (25.40%) MS Excel
20 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
20 14 (22.22%) Citrix
20 14 (22.22%) MCITP
20 14 (22.22%) Office 365
20 14 (22.22%) Windows 10
21 13 (20.63%) Hyper-V
22 12 (19.05%) SLA
22 12 (19.05%) Firewall

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 33 (52.38%) MS Exchange
2 29 (46.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.17%) Apache
6 2 (3.17%) IIS
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (26.98%) MS Office
2 16 (25.40%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.22%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.92%) DHCP
2 18 (28.57%) DNS
3 14 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 12 (19.05%) Firewall
5 8 (12.70%) SAN
5 8 (12.70%) WAN
6 7 (11.11%) LAN
7 4 (6.35%) Unified Communications
7 4 (6.35%) VLAN
7 4 (6.35%) Wireless
7 4 (6.35%) Wireshark
8 3 (4.76%) VPN
9 2 (3.17%) 802.11
9 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) RDBMS
2 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Subversion
1 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Retail
2 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.76%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Analyst
1 22 (34.92%) Support Analyst
2 14 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (22.22%) IT Support
3 13 (20.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 13 (20.63%) Support Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) IT Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Developer
8 5 (7.94%) .NET Developer
8 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) C# Developer
9 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) .NET
1 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 5 (7.94%) HTML
3 4 (6.35%) jQuery
4 2 (3.17%) 802.1X
4 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.17%) CSS
4 2 (3.17%) Web Services
5 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.59%) HTML5
5 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Driving Licence
2 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) APACS
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) EMV
4 1 (1.59%) IVR
4 1 (1.59%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 41 (65.08%) Windows
2 35 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (50.79%) Windows 7
4 27 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 24 (38.10%) Windows 8
6 23 (36.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (22.22%) Windows 10
8 8 (12.70%) Mac OS X
9 4 (6.35%) Android
9 4 (6.35%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.17%) Linux
10 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (53.97%) ITIL
2 8 (12.70%) Incident Management
3 6 (9.52%) Web Development
4 5 (7.94%) Migration
5 4 (6.35%) Android Development
5 4 (6.35%) iOS Development
5 4 (6.35%) Validation
5 4 (6.35%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.17%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.17%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.17%) High Availability
7 2 (3.17%) MVC
7 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.17%) Process Improvement
7 2 (3.17%) Project Management
7 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) C#
2 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.35%) R
3 4 (6.35%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.17%) VB
5 1 (1.59%) SQL
5 1 (1.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 40 (63.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (52.38%) MCSE
3 30 (47.62%) MCSA
4 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (28.57%) CCNA
6 14 (22.22%) MCITP
7 6 (9.52%) MCTS
8 4 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (4.76%) Degree
10 2 (3.17%) CCA
10 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (3.17%) MOS
10 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.59%) CCIE
11 1 (1.59%) CCNP
11 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.59%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.05%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 27 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.63%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.35%) SCVMM
3 3 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.17%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 46 (73.02%) Microsoft
2 20 (31.75%) VMware
3 14 (22.22%) Citrix
4 11 (17.46%) Apple
5 9 (14.29%) Cisco
6 7 (11.11%) Mitel
7 5 (7.94%) HP
7 5 (7.94%) NetApp
8 4 (6.35%) Avaya
8 4 (6.35%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (4.76%) Proofpoint
9 3 (4.76%) Symantec
10 2 (3.17%) Fujitsu
10 2 (3.17%) Google
11 1 (1.59%) F5
11 1 (1.59%) Genesys
11 1 (1.59%) Juniper
11 1 (1.59%) Oracle
11 1 (1.59%) Riverbed
North West
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k + £Bonus + MS Training !
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum + Car, overtime
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Posted: 22 days ago
Northwich
IQ Telecom
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago