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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 170 133 124
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 85 125 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 1.85% 1.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.72% 8.03% 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 75 118 126
Average salary £23,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £17,700 £23,800 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
1800 1556 1878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.03% 23.04% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1461 1321 1588
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -17 45 £29,000 -17.14% 7
Cheshire -40 33 £23,500 -37.33%
Merseyside +14 7 £23,500 -41.25% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 128 (74.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (68.60%) Microsoft
3 94 (54.65%) Windows
4 73 (42.44%) MCTS
5 66 (38.37%) MS Excel
6 64 (37.21%) MCSE
7 62 (36.05%) Windows 7
8 61 (35.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (34.30%) ITIL
10 54 (31.40%) MCSA
11 50 (29.07%) Windows XP
11 50 (29.07%) VMware
12 49 (28.49%) Active Directory
12 49 (28.49%) C#
13 48 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
14 47 (27.33%) SQL Server
14 47 (27.33%) MS Office
15 46 (26.74%) Hyper-V
16 44 (25.58%) .NET
17 43 (25.00%) ASP.NET
18 41 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
19 40 (23.26%) MCITP
20 38 (22.09%) WCF
20 38 (22.09%) MS Exchange
21 37 (21.51%) MVC
21 37 (21.51%) TCP/IP
21 37 (21.51%) TDD
21 37 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
22 34 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
23 32 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 38 (22.09%) MS Exchange
2 21 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.23%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.49%) Lync
5 6 (3.49%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.33%) TPMS
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.58%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.58%) Moodle
8 1 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 66 (38.37%) MS Excel
2 47 (27.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) Revit
3 1 (0.58%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) Office 365
1 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) PaaS
2 1 (0.58%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (21.51%) TCP/IP
2 24 (13.95%) VPN
3 22 (12.79%) LAN
4 21 (12.21%) WAN
5 20 (11.63%) DNS
6 18 (10.47%) SAN
7 16 (9.30%) DHCP
8 11 (6.40%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.33%) Internet
10 3 (1.74%) VLAN
10 3 (1.74%) Network Security
10 3 (1.74%) VoIP
11 2 (1.16%) Intranet
12 1 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.58%) Wireless
12 1 (0.58%) Firewall
12 1 (0.58%) WLAN
12 1 (0.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (27.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.07%) MySQL
4 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.74%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (11.05%) MSTest
2 17 (9.88%) NUnit
2 17 (9.88%) Rhino Mocks
2 17 (9.88%) Moq
3 7 (4.07%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.74%) Subversion
6 2 (1.16%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.16%) Selenium
General
1 17 (9.88%) Finance
2 11 (6.40%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.91%) Back Office
3 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.33%) Local Government
5 3 (1.74%) Marketing
5 3 (1.74%) Billing
5 3 (1.74%) Law
6 2 (1.16%) Retail
7 1 (0.58%) Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (27.33%) Developer
2 38 (22.09%) .NET Developer
2 38 (22.09%) Analyst
3 34 (19.77%) Support Engineer
4 21 (12.21%) Service Analyst
5 19 (11.05%) 1st Line Support
5 19 (11.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (10.47%) Service Desk Analyst
7 15 (8.72%) Support Analyst
7 15 (8.72%) IT Support
8 13 (7.56%) IT Support Engineer
9 12 (6.98%) Server Support
9 12 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 8 (4.65%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.65%) Software Developer
12 7 (4.07%) Desktop Support
13 6 (3.49%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (25.58%) .NET
2 43 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 38 (22.09%) WCF
4 32 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 30 (17.44%) Razor View Engine
5 30 (17.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 17 (9.88%) Spring.NET
6 17 (9.88%) Castle Windsor
6 17 (9.88%) Ninject
6 17 (9.88%) Unity DI Container
7 11 (6.40%) HTML
7 11 (6.40%) Web Services
8 9 (5.23%) .NET Framework
9 8 (4.65%) jQuery
9 8 (4.65%) CSS
10 7 (4.07%) SOAP
11 6 (3.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (2.91%) RESTful
12 5 (2.91%) Ember.js
13 4 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.88%) Inversion of Control
2 13 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.33%) Replication
4 4 (2.33%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.74%) APACS
5 3 (1.74%) EMV
5 3 (1.74%) W3C
5 3 (1.74%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.74%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.16%) User Experience
6 2 (1.16%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.58%) Celerra
7 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.58%) Statistics
7 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.58%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 94 (54.65%) Windows
2 62 (36.05%) Windows 7
3 61 (35.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (29.07%) Windows XP
5 48 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (11.63%) Linux
8 19 (11.05%) UNIX
9 7 (4.07%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.33%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.74%) Android
11 3 (1.74%) zOS
11 3 (1.74%) MVS
11 3 (1.74%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.74%) AIX
11 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (34.30%) ITIL
2 41 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (21.51%) MVC
3 37 (21.51%) TDD
4 30 (17.44%) Web Application Development
5 26 (15.12%) Service Management
6 25 (14.53%) Scrum
7 22 (12.79%) Kanban
7 22 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (12.21%) Incident Management
9 17 (9.88%) Dependency Injection
10 15 (8.72%) BDD
11 13 (7.56%) Domain-Driven Design
11 13 (7.56%) CQRS
12 11 (6.40%) OOD
13 8 (4.65%) Problem Management
14 7 (4.07%) OO
14 7 (4.07%) Line Management
15 6 (3.49%) CRM
15 6 (3.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.49%) C#
2 22 (12.79%) SQL
3 16 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.49%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.91%) PHP
6 5 (2.91%) Delphi
7 3 (1.74%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 128 (74.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (42.44%) MCTS
3 64 (37.21%) MCSE
4 54 (31.40%) MCSA
5 40 (23.26%) MCITP
6 32 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (18.60%) MCSD
7 30 (17.44%) MCAD
8 26 (15.12%) CCNA
9 22 (12.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (8.72%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (8.14%) CCA
11 14 (8.14%) Degree
12 10 (5.81%) CCNP
13 9 (5.23%) SC Cleared
13 9 (5.23%) Security Cleared
14 5 (2.91%) A+ Certification
14 5 (2.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (2.33%) HND
15 4 (2.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 49 (28.49%) Active Directory
2 46 (26.74%) Hyper-V
3 37 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.74%) Firmware
5 2 (1.16%) vSphere
5 2 (1.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.98%) SCCM
2 11 (6.40%) Backup Exec
3 9 (5.23%) SCOM
4 8 (4.65%) OpenView
5 6 (3.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.74%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.16%) WSUS
7 2 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 118 (68.60%) Microsoft
2 50 (29.07%) VMware
3 29 (16.86%) Citrix
4 18 (10.47%) McAfee
5 16 (9.30%) HP
6 14 (8.14%) Cisco
7 11 (6.40%) Sophos
7 11 (6.40%) Symantec
8 8 (4.65%) Dell
9 6 (3.49%) Lotus
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle
10 2 (1.16%) Adobe
10 2 (1.16%) Avaya
10 2 (1.16%) Capita
11 1 (0.58%) Panasonic
11 1 (0.58%) Veeam
11 1 (0.58%) Embarcadero
11 1 (0.58%) Reuters
11 1 (0.58%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.58%) EMC
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