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

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 209 208 169
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -39
Permanent jobs citing MCP 25 49 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.77% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 3.16% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 19 40 88
Median salary £24,750 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-34.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,000 £19,850
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £55,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £29,950 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.16% -7.84%
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
1345 1551 1578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.30% 24.27% 22.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1130 1246 1213
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,900 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -11 17 £28,250 -24.66% 4
Cheshire +34 5 £42,500 +25.00% 1
Lancashire +12 4 £24,000 -43.52% 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 69 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 62 (82.67%) Windows
3 57 (76.00%) Active Directory
4 55 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (64.00%) ITIL
5 48 (64.00%) MCSE
6 43 (57.33%) MCSA
7 42 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (54.67%) Windows 7
9 37 (49.33%) Windows Server
10 36 (48.00%) MS Exchange
11 34 (45.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 33 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (44.00%) MS Office
13 32 (42.67%) TCP/IP
14 31 (41.33%) MS Excel
15 29 (38.67%) VMware
16 27 (36.00%) Hyper-V
17 26 (34.67%) MCITP
17 26 (34.67%) Cisco Certification
17 26 (34.67%) CCNA
18 24 (32.00%) DHCP
19 23 (30.67%) DNS
19 23 (30.67%) Citrix
19 23 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
20 22 (29.33%) MCTS
21 20 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
22 19 (25.33%) Cisco
23 16 (21.33%) WAN
24 15 (20.00%) LAN

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 36 (48.00%) MS Exchange
2 34 (45.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.00%) IIS
7 2 (2.67%) Apache
7 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.33%) TWiki
Applications
1 33 (44.00%) MS Office
2 31 (41.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.33%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.67%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (42.67%) TCP/IP
2 24 (32.00%) DHCP
3 23 (30.67%) DNS
4 16 (21.33%) WAN
5 15 (20.00%) LAN
6 10 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (12.00%) VPN
8 8 (10.67%) Firewall
9 5 (6.67%) SAN
10 4 (5.33%) VoIP
11 3 (4.00%) VLAN
12 2 (2.67%) Unified Communications
12 2 (2.67%) Wireless
13 1 (1.33%) Intranet
13 1 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
13 1 (1.33%) Wireshark
13 1 (1.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.33%) MSI
1 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Law
2 8 (10.67%) Legal
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (28.00%) Support Engineer
3 20 (26.67%) IT Engineer
3 20 (26.67%) IT Support
4 17 (22.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (17.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (16.00%) Analyst
7 11 (14.67%) IT Support Engineer
8 10 (13.33%) IT Technician
8 10 (13.33%) Support Analyst
9 9 (12.00%) Storage Engineer
10 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Support
10 8 (10.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 7 (9.33%) Storage Specialist
12 6 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 6 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (8.00%) Applications Engineer
12 6 (8.00%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) .NET
1 2 (2.67%) Web Services
2 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.33%) CSS
2 1 (1.33%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.00%) Driving Licence
3 6 (8.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (82.67%) Windows
2 42 (56.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (54.67%) Windows 7
4 37 (49.33%) Windows Server
5 33 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (18.67%) Windows 10
7 13 (17.33%) Windows 8
8 12 (16.00%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.67%) Linux
10 2 (2.67%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.67%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (64.00%) ITIL
2 6 (8.00%) Migration
2 6 (8.00%) Project Management
3 5 (6.67%) Service Management
4 3 (4.00%) Change Management
4 3 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.67%) Document Management
5 2 (2.67%) High Availability
5 2 (2.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (2.67%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (1.33%) CRM
6 1 (1.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.33%) MVC
6 1 (1.33%) OO
6 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.00%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.67%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (73.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (64.00%) MCSE
3 43 (57.33%) MCSA
4 26 (34.67%) CCNA
4 26 (34.67%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (34.67%) MCITP
5 22 (29.33%) MCTS
6 12 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (14.67%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (13.33%) CCA
9 9 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (6.67%) Degree
11 4 (5.33%) MCDST
12 2 (2.67%) A+ Certification
12 2 (2.67%) CCNP
13 1 (1.33%) CCDP
13 1 (1.33%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 57 (76.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (36.00%) Hyper-V
3 23 (30.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (12.00%) XenServer
5 2 (2.67%) XenApp
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.33%) SCVMM
2 4 (5.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (4.00%) WMI
4 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 69 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (38.67%) VMware
3 23 (30.67%) Citrix
4 19 (25.33%) Cisco
5 13 (17.33%) NetApp
6 8 (10.67%) Intel Security
7 6 (8.00%) Dell
7 6 (8.00%) Proofpoint
8 4 (5.33%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (5.33%) Symantec
9 3 (4.00%) iManage
9 3 (4.00%) Mitel
9 3 (4.00%) Sophos
10 2 (2.67%) Apple
10 2 (2.67%) Avaya
11 1 (1.33%) AppSense
11 1 (1.33%) HP
11 1 (1.33%) Oracle
11 1 (1.33%) Veeam
11 1 (1.33%) WatchGuard
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