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

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 199 160 113
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -47
Permanent jobs citing MCP 46 87 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 1.23% 2.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.00% 5.53% 9.44%
Number of salaries quoted 36 86 160
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £40,000 £43,200
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-9.23% -7.14%
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
1531 1574 1769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.81% 22.34% 23.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1225 1208 1482
Average salary £38,462 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.89% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%

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 July 2015.

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 July 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
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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 -7 29 £37,500 +1.69% 6
Cheshire -32 11 £34,000 -2.85% 3
Lancashire -13 4 £42,500 +25.00%
Merseyside +11 2 - - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

1 116 (78.38%) Windows
2 111 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (63.51%) Microsoft
4 74 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 66 (44.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (43.24%) Windows 7
6 64 (43.24%) MCITP
6 64 (43.24%) ITIL
7 62 (41.89%) MCSE
8 54 (36.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 48 (32.43%) TCP/IP
9 48 (32.43%) MS Exchange
10 46 (31.08%) MS Office
10 46 (31.08%) MCTS
11 44 (29.73%) DNS
12 42 (28.38%) MS Excel
13 40 (27.03%) MCSA
14 39 (26.35%) VMware
15 38 (25.68%) Exchange Server 2010
16 37 (25.00%) DHCP
16 37 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
17 35 (23.65%) VPN
18 34 (22.97%) SCCM
19 31 (20.95%) Cisco
19 31 (20.95%) Exchange Server 2013
20 30 (20.27%) CCNA
20 30 (20.27%) Cisco Certification
20 30 (20.27%) Hyper-V
20 30 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
21 27 (18.24%) Windows XP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 48 (32.43%) MS Exchange
2 38 (25.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (20.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 16 (10.81%) IIS
5 13 (8.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (7.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (6.08%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (4.73%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.70%) Lync
9 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (2.03%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 46 (31.08%) MS Office
2 42 (28.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.19%) Office 365
2 9 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (32.43%) TCP/IP
2 44 (29.73%) DNS
3 37 (25.00%) DHCP
4 35 (23.65%) VPN
5 19 (12.84%) SAN
6 17 (11.49%) NAS
7 16 (10.81%) LAN
7 16 (10.81%) WAN
8 13 (8.78%) ADSL
9 12 (8.11%) VLAN
10 11 (7.43%) Firewall
10 11 (7.43%) VDSL
11 10 (6.76%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (4.05%) Network Security
12 6 (4.05%) VoIP
13 5 (3.38%) MPLS
14 4 (2.70%) SMS
14 4 (2.70%) Internet
15 3 (2.03%) Extranet
15 3 (2.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.70%) RDBMS
4 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.68%) MS Access
6 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (8.11%) MSI
2 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.68%) WinDbg
General
1 13 (8.78%) Finance
2 6 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.70%) Publishing
4 3 (2.03%) Legal
4 3 (2.03%) Local Government
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (17.57%) Analyst
1 26 (17.57%) IT Support
2 25 (16.89%) Support Engineer
2 25 (16.89%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (14.19%) Administrator
4 20 (13.51%) Service Analyst
5 17 (11.49%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (10.81%) IT Manager
7 15 (10.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (9.46%) Developer
9 13 (8.78%) IT Support Engineer
10 11 (7.43%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (6.08%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (6.08%) SharePoint Developer
13 8 (5.41%) Support Manager
13 8 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (5.41%) DBA
14 7 (4.73%) Senior Systems Engineer
14 7 (4.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.14%) .NET
2 14 (9.46%) ASP.NET
2 14 (9.46%) HTML
3 11 (7.43%) .NET Framework
4 9 (6.08%) WCF
4 9 (6.08%) Ajax
4 9 (6.08%) CSS
5 4 (2.70%) jQuery
6 2 (1.35%) COM
7 1 (0.68%) J2EE
7 1 (0.68%) ODBC
7 1 (0.68%) WSDL
7 1 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.68%) OLE DB
7 1 (0.68%) HTML5
7 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 37 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (16.22%) Data Centre
3 18 (12.16%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.70%) Clustering
6 3 (2.03%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.03%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.35%) Replication
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 116 (78.38%) Windows
2 66 (44.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (43.24%) Windows 7
4 54 (36.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (18.24%) Windows XP
6 26 (17.57%) Windows 8
7 17 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (6.76%) UNIX
9 9 (6.08%) Linux
10 8 (5.41%) Windows Vista
11 7 (4.73%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (43.24%) ITIL
2 22 (14.86%) Migration
3 17 (11.49%) Change Management
4 14 (9.46%) Mobile Device Management
5 11 (7.43%) Mentoring
6 10 (6.76%) OO
6 10 (6.76%) CRM
6 10 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (6.08%) OOA/OOD
8 8 (5.41%) Service Management
9 7 (4.73%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.05%) Cash Management
10 6 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (3.38%) Web Development
11 5 (3.38%) Release Management
11 5 (3.38%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.38%) PRINCE2
12 4 (2.70%) Data Security
12 4 (2.70%) Data Migration
12 4 (2.70%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.54%) PowerShell
2 21 (14.19%) SQL
3 15 (10.14%) T-SQL
3 15 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.78%) C#
5 4 (2.70%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.35%) LINC
6 2 (1.35%) VB
7 1 (0.68%) Java
7 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 111 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (43.24%) MCITP
3 62 (41.89%) MCSE
4 46 (31.08%) MCTS
5 40 (27.03%) MCSA
6 30 (20.27%) CCNA
6 30 (20.27%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (10.14%) Degree
8 11 (7.43%) Security Cleared
8 11 (7.43%) JNCIA
9 9 (6.08%) MCAD
9 9 (6.08%) MCSD
9 9 (6.08%) CCENT
10 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared
10 7 (4.73%) CCDP
10 7 (4.73%) CCIE
11 6 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.03%) MCDST
13 2 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.84%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (20.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (20.27%) Hyper-V
3 18 (12.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.03%) XenApp
5 2 (1.35%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.35%) SRDF
5 2 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.35%) Firmware
6 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 34 (22.97%) SCCM
2 7 (4.73%) OpenView
2 7 (4.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.05%) WSUS
4 5 (3.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 94 (63.51%) Microsoft
2 39 (26.35%) VMware
3 31 (20.95%) Cisco
4 23 (15.54%) Dell
5 20 (13.51%) HP
6 13 (8.78%) Citrix
7 12 (8.11%) IBM
7 12 (8.11%) AppSense
8 11 (7.43%) Juniper
9 7 (4.73%) Avaya
9 7 (4.73%) Lotus
10 5 (3.38%) McAfee
11 4 (2.70%) NetApp
12 3 (2.03%) Unisys
13 2 (1.35%) EMC
13 2 (1.35%) Siemens
13 2 (1.35%) Sophos
13 2 (1.35%) Apple
13 2 (1.35%) Mitel
13 2 (1.35%) SonicWALL
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