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

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 194 173 138
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -35
Permanent jobs citing MCP 38 89 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 1.39% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 5.07% 8.59%
Number of salaries quoted 30 75 128
Median salary £25,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £19,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £34,750
% change year-on-year
- -13.66%
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
1365 1754 1641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.23% 27.33% 22.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1124 1343 1266
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -21 24 £32,000 +15.31% 2
Cheshire +17 9 £24,000 -28.35%
Lancashire +8 6 £24,500 -42.35%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 89 (89.00%) Microsoft
2 86 (86.00%) Windows
3 77 (77.00%) Active Directory
4 76 (76.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 58 (58.00%) ITIL
6 57 (57.00%) Windows 7
7 56 (56.00%) MCSE
8 54 (54.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (50.00%) Windows Server
10 49 (49.00%) MCSA
11 47 (47.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 46 (46.00%) TCP/IP
13 42 (42.00%) VMware
14 41 (41.00%) MS Office
15 40 (40.00%) MS Exchange
16 39 (39.00%) Exchange Server 2010
17 35 (35.00%) MCTS
18 34 (34.00%) MCITP
18 34 (34.00%) Hyper-V
18 34 (34.00%) MS Excel
19 32 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
19 32 (32.00%) CCNA
19 32 (32.00%) Cisco
20 31 (31.00%) DHCP
20 31 (31.00%) VMware Infrastructure
21 30 (30.00%) DNS
22 26 (26.00%) Exchange Server 2013
23 25 (25.00%) Citrix
23 25 (25.00%) Windows XP
24 23 (23.00%) WAN

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 40 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 39 (39.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (26.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (13.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.00%) IIS
7 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.00%) TWiki
Applications
1 41 (41.00%) MS Office
2 34 (34.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.00%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (46.00%) TCP/IP
2 31 (31.00%) DHCP
3 30 (30.00%) DNS
4 23 (23.00%) WAN
5 21 (21.00%) LAN
6 19 (19.00%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (17.00%) VPN
8 9 (9.00%) Firewall
8 9 (9.00%) SAN
9 4 (4.00%) VoIP
10 3 (3.00%) VLAN
10 3 (3.00%) Wireless
11 2 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (1.00%) Cisco IPT
12 1 (1.00%) Intranet
12 1 (1.00%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.00%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.00%) Wireshark
12 1 (1.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.00%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.00%) MSI
General
1 17 (17.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Law
2 8 (8.00%) Legal
3 4 (4.00%) Banking
4 3 (3.00%) Retail
5 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (33.00%) IT Support
2 30 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (29.00%) IT Engineer
4 28 (28.00%) Support Engineer
5 26 (26.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (20.00%) Analyst
7 19 (19.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (18.00%) IT Support Engineer
9 15 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support
9 15 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 13 (13.00%) IT Technician
11 11 (11.00%) IT Analyst
11 11 (11.00%) Storage Engineer
12 10 (10.00%) Support Analyst
13 8 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 8 (8.00%) Storage Specialist
14 7 (7.00%) Service Analyst
14 7 (7.00%) Service Desk Analyst
15 6 (6.00%) IT Support Technician
15 6 (6.00%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) Web Services
2 2 (2.00%) .NET
3 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.00%) CSS
3 1 (1.00%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.00%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.00%) Informatics
4 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.00%) Replication
5 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 86 (86.00%) Windows
2 57 (57.00%) Windows 7
3 54 (54.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 47 (47.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 20 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (11.00%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.00%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.00%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (58.00%) ITIL
2 7 (7.00%) Service Management
3 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (5.00%) Migration
3 5 (5.00%) Project Management
3 5 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (3.00%) Change Management
4 3 (3.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.00%) Document Management
5 2 (2.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.00%) Network Architecture
5 2 (2.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (2.00%) Time Management
6 1 (1.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.00%) SQL
2 6 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.00%) C#
5 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (76.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (56.00%) MCSE
3 49 (49.00%) MCSA
4 35 (35.00%) MCTS
5 34 (34.00%) MCITP
6 32 (32.00%) CCNA
6 32 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (14.00%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (14.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (13.00%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (12.00%) CCA
10 9 (9.00%) Degree
11 5 (5.00%) MCDST
12 3 (3.00%) A+ Certification
13 2 (2.00%) CCDP
13 2 (2.00%) CCNP
14 1 (1.00%) CCIE
14 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
14 1 (1.00%) GNVQ
14 1 (1.00%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 77 (77.00%) Active Directory
2 34 (34.00%) Hyper-V
3 31 (31.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.00%) XenServer
5 3 (3.00%) XenApp
6 2 (2.00%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (18.00%) SCCM
2 6 (6.00%) SCOM
3 4 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.00%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.00%) WMI
5 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 89 (89.00%) Microsoft
2 42 (42.00%) VMware
3 32 (32.00%) Cisco
4 25 (25.00%) Citrix
5 17 (17.00%) Dell
6 14 (14.00%) NetApp
7 12 (12.00%) Intel Security
8 5 (5.00%) Proofpoint
9 4 (4.00%) EMC
9 4 (4.00%) Symantec
10 3 (3.00%) iManage
10 3 (3.00%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (3.00%) Sophos
10 3 (3.00%) Veeam
11 2 (2.00%) Apple
11 2 (2.00%) Avaya
11 2 (2.00%) Mitel
11 2 (2.00%) Oracle
11 2 (2.00%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.00%) HP
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