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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 220 210 164
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -46
Permanent jobs citing MCP 21 53 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.36% 0.80% 1.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% 3.34% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16 38 86
Median salary £24,500 £28,000 £29,875
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,050 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +3.33%
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
1398 1589 1611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.88% 24.13% 22.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1156 1238 1243
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -15 13 £25,000 -10.71% 5
Cheshire +24 6 £33,250 +44.56% 1
Lancashire +13 2 £22,750 -46.47% 1
Merseyside -10 1 £28,484 +69.69%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 49 (83.05%) Microsoft
2 42 (71.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (71.19%) Windows
3 38 (64.41%) ITIL
4 37 (62.71%) Active Directory
5 34 (57.63%) MCSE
6 32 (54.24%) MCSA
7 30 (50.85%) MS Exchange
8 29 (49.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (47.46%) Windows 7
9 28 (47.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (38.98%) Windows Server
10 23 (38.98%) MS Excel
11 22 (37.29%) MS Office
12 20 (33.90%) CCNA
12 20 (33.90%) TCP/IP
12 20 (33.90%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (32.20%) DHCP
14 18 (30.51%) DNS
14 18 (30.51%) VMware
15 15 (25.42%) MCITP
15 15 (25.42%) Citrix
15 15 (25.42%) Hyper-V
16 14 (23.73%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (22.03%) Finance
17 13 (22.03%) Windows 10
18 12 (20.34%) Windows 8
18 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (20.34%) Cisco

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 30 (50.85%) MS Exchange
2 28 (47.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (23.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (10.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (5.08%) IIS
6 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.39%) Apache
8 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (38.98%) MS Excel
2 22 (37.29%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Office 365
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.90%) TCP/IP
2 19 (32.20%) DHCP
3 18 (30.51%) DNS
4 9 (15.25%) LAN
4 9 (15.25%) WAN
5 7 (11.86%) Firewall
6 5 (8.47%) SAN
7 4 (6.78%) VPN
8 3 (5.08%) Unified Communications
8 3 (5.08%) VLAN
8 3 (5.08%) VoIP
8 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.39%) Wireless
10 1 (1.69%) Intranet
10 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.69%) MSI
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Law
3 8 (13.56%) Legal
4 4 (6.78%) Banking
5 3 (5.08%) Retail
5 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Support Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (20.34%) Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Support Analyst
4 10 (16.95%) IT Support
5 8 (13.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (13.56%) IT Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 6 (10.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) IT Technician
7 5 (8.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.39%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.69%) CSS
3 1 (1.69%) HTML
3 1 (1.69%) jQuery
3 1 (1.69%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Driving Licence
2 6 (10.17%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) IVR
4 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (71.19%) Windows
2 29 (49.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (47.46%) Windows 7
4 23 (38.98%) Windows Server
4 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (22.03%) Windows 10
6 12 (20.34%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.78%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.39%) Linux
8 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.39%) VMS
9 1 (1.69%) Android
9 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.69%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (64.41%) ITIL
2 5 (8.47%) Migration
2 5 (8.47%) Project Management
3 4 (6.78%) Change Management
4 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.08%) Service Management
5 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.39%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (3.39%) Document Management
5 2 (3.39%) High Availability
5 2 (3.39%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.39%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (3.39%) Web Development
6 1 (1.69%) CRM
6 1 (1.69%) MVC
6 1 (1.69%) OO
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.39%) C#
4 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (71.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (57.63%) MCSE
3 32 (54.24%) MCSA
4 20 (33.90%) CCNA
4 20 (33.90%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (25.42%) MCITP
6 10 (16.95%) MCTS
7 6 (10.17%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (6.78%) CCA
8 4 (6.78%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (6.78%) MCDST
9 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.39%) CCNP
10 2 (3.39%) Degree
10 2 (3.39%) MOS
11 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.69%) CCIE
11 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (62.71%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.42%) Hyper-V
3 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.08%) XenServer
5 2 (3.39%) XenApp
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) SCCM
2 4 (6.78%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.78%) SCVMM
2 4 (6.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (5.08%) WMI
4 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 49 (83.05%) Microsoft
2 18 (30.51%) VMware
3 15 (25.42%) Citrix
4 12 (20.34%) Cisco
5 8 (13.56%) NetApp
6 6 (10.17%) Proofpoint
7 4 (6.78%) Avaya
7 4 (6.78%) Mitel
7 4 (6.78%) Nimble Storage
7 4 (6.78%) Symantec
8 3 (5.08%) iManage
9 2 (3.39%) Apple
9 2 (3.39%) Intel Security
9 2 (3.39%) Sophos
10 1 (1.69%) AppSense
10 1 (1.69%) Genesys
10 1 (1.69%) HP
10 1 (1.69%) Oracle
10 1 (1.69%) WatchGuard
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