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

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 157 122 103
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCP 90 142 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.37% 1.98% 2.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.04% 8.39% 11.36%
Number of salaries quoted 74 130 200
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
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
1786 1692 1805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.16% 23.64% 24.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1370 1323 1476
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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
(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 -10 53 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Cheshire -20 24 £28,500 -18.57% 5
Merseyside +13 12 £52,500 +77.96%
Lancashire -1 1 £20,000 -21.56%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 120 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 116 (70.30%) Windows
3 113 (68.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (41.82%) Active Directory
5 67 (40.61%) MS Excel
6 66 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 61 (36.97%) ITIL
7 61 (36.97%) MS Office
8 60 (36.36%) MCITP
9 57 (34.55%) MCSE
10 53 (32.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 50 (30.30%) TCP/IP
12 46 (27.88%) MCTS
13 42 (25.45%) MCSA
14 38 (23.03%) DNS
14 38 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
15 36 (21.82%) DHCP
15 36 (21.82%) MS Exchange
16 35 (21.21%) SCCM
17 34 (20.61%) SQL Server
18 32 (19.39%) VPN
18 32 (19.39%) Analytical Skills
19 30 (18.18%) HP
19 30 (18.18%) Cisco
20 29 (17.58%) VMware
21 28 (16.97%) Cisco Certification
21 28 (16.97%) Windows XP
21 28 (16.97%) SQL
22 27 (16.36%) CCNA
23 26 (15.76%) .NET

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 36 (21.82%) MS Exchange
2 22 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (12.12%) IIS
4 18 (10.91%) IBM Notes
5 16 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (7.88%) SharePoint
7 11 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (1.21%) Apache
11 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.61%) Lync
Applications
1 67 (40.61%) MS Excel
2 61 (36.97%) MS Office
3 3 (1.82%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.21%) Revit
4 2 (1.21%) SketchUp
4 2 (1.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.12%) Office 365
2 11 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (30.30%) TCP/IP
2 38 (23.03%) DNS
3 36 (21.82%) DHCP
4 32 (19.39%) VPN
5 18 (10.91%) LAN
6 17 (10.30%) WAN
7 14 (8.48%) SAN
8 13 (7.88%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (6.06%) VLAN
9 10 (6.06%) ADSL
9 10 (6.06%) NAS
10 9 (5.45%) Firewall
11 8 (4.85%) VDSL
12 5 (3.03%) VoIP
13 4 (2.42%) SMS
14 3 (1.82%) Internet
14 3 (1.82%) Extranet
14 3 (1.82%) MPLS
15 2 (1.21%) Telnet
15 2 (1.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.85%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.85%) RDBMS
4 6 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) MS Access
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (6.06%) MSI
2 5 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.61%) WinDbg
General
1 16 (9.70%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Legal
2 6 (3.64%) Local Government
3 4 (2.42%) Publishing
4 3 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (26.67%) Analyst
2 30 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 28 (16.97%) Service Desk Analyst
4 26 (15.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 25 (15.15%) Developer
6 17 (10.30%) Support Engineer
7 16 (9.70%) Administrator
8 15 (9.09%) IT Support
9 12 (7.27%) Support Analyst
10 11 (6.67%) .NET Developer
10 11 (6.67%) SharePoint Developer
11 10 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (6.06%) IT Manager
12 9 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
13 8 (4.85%) ASP.NET Developer
14 6 (3.64%) SQL DBA
14 6 (3.64%) Hardware Engineer
14 6 (3.64%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.76%) .NET
2 23 (13.94%) ASP.NET
3 20 (12.12%) HTML
4 18 (10.91%) .NET Framework
5 13 (7.88%) WCF
6 11 (6.67%) Ajax
6 11 (6.67%) CSS
7 8 (4.85%) jQuery
8 2 (1.21%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.21%) LINQ
8 2 (1.21%) COM
9 1 (0.61%) J2EE
9 1 (0.61%) ODBC
9 1 (0.61%) WSDL
9 1 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (0.61%) OLE DB
9 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.39%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.12%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.85%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.03%) User Experience
5 3 (1.82%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.82%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.21%) Clustering
7 1 (0.61%) Statistics
7 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.61%) Celerra
7 1 (0.61%) iPhone
7 1 (0.61%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 116 (70.30%) Windows
2 66 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 53 (32.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (16.97%) Windows XP
6 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (10.91%) UNIX
7 18 (10.91%) Linux
8 17 (10.30%) Windows 8
9 11 (6.67%) Apple iOS
10 8 (4.85%) Android
11 3 (1.82%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.21%) HPUX
12 2 (1.21%) Solaris
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (36.97%) ITIL
2 21 (12.73%) Service Management
3 17 (10.30%) OO
4 16 (9.70%) Migration
5 12 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.27%) Change Management
6 11 (6.67%) CRM
6 11 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
6 11 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
7 10 (6.06%) Incident Management
8 9 (5.45%) Web Development
9 8 (4.85%) Android Development
9 8 (4.85%) iOS Development
9 8 (4.85%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (3.64%) Cash Management
10 6 (3.64%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (2.42%) MVC
11 4 (2.42%) Software Deployment
11 4 (2.42%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.97%) SQL
2 24 (14.55%) C#
3 21 (12.73%) JavaScript
4 20 (12.12%) PowerShell
5 17 (10.30%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.85%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.21%) VB
7 2 (1.21%) PHP
8 1 (0.61%) Java
8 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 113 (68.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (36.36%) MCITP
3 57 (34.55%) MCSE
4 46 (27.88%) MCTS
5 42 (25.45%) MCSA
6 28 (16.97%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (16.36%) CCNA
8 23 (13.94%) Security Cleared
9 21 (12.73%) SC Cleared
10 18 (10.91%) Degree
11 11 (6.67%) MCAD
11 11 (6.67%) MCSD
12 8 (4.85%) JNCIA
12 8 (4.85%) MCDST
13 6 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (2.42%) CCDP
15 4 (2.42%) CCA
15 4 (2.42%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.21%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 69 (41.82%) Active Directory
2 24 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.42%) XenApp
6 3 (1.82%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.21%) vSphere
7 2 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (21.21%) SCCM
2 16 (9.70%) OpenView
2 16 (9.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.64%) WSUS
4 5 (3.03%) SCOM
5 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 120 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.18%) HP
2 30 (18.18%) Cisco
3 29 (17.58%) VMware
4 24 (14.55%) Dell
5 18 (10.91%) Lotus
6 17 (10.30%) Citrix
7 10 (6.06%) IBM
7 10 (6.06%) AppSense
8 8 (4.85%) Juniper
9 5 (3.03%) McAfee
10 4 (2.42%) Avaya
11 2 (1.21%) Siemens
11 2 (1.21%) StorageTek
11 2 (1.21%) Sophos
11 2 (1.21%) Apple
11 2 (1.21%) Adobe
11 2 (1.21%) Sun
11 2 (1.21%) Mitel
11 2 (1.21%) MobileIron
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