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 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / North West
Rank 219 170 173
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCP 33 63 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 1.14% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 4.16% 4.36%
Number of salaries quoted 30 61 74
Median salary £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,900 £18,000 £18,650
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £43,550
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -10.76%

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
1348 1515 1698
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.56% 27.45% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1027 1178 1415
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 -32 21 £35,000 +40.00% 5
Cheshire -3 8 £21,000 -4.54%
Lancashire -6 3 £27,500 +10.00%
Merseyside -17 1 £18,000 -50.02%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 58 (75.32%) Windows
2 56 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 45 (58.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (50.65%) Active Directory
4 39 (50.65%) ITIL
5 38 (49.35%) MCSE
6 35 (45.45%) Windows 7
7 34 (44.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (40.26%) MS Exchange
9 30 (38.96%) Windows Server
10 26 (33.77%) DHCP
10 26 (33.77%) Windows 8
11 24 (31.17%) MCSA
12 23 (29.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (29.87%) Exchange Server 2013
13 22 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
13 22 (28.57%) DNS
14 21 (27.27%) VMware
15 20 (25.97%) MS Office
16 17 (22.08%) SLA
17 16 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
17 16 (20.78%) MCITP
17 16 (20.78%) Office 365
18 15 (19.48%) SCCM
18 15 (19.48%) Apple
18 15 (19.48%) CCNA
19 14 (18.18%) Firewall
20 13 (16.88%) TCP/IP
20 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
21 11 (14.29%) Service Management

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 31 (40.26%) MS Exchange
2 23 (29.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) Confluence
4 1 (1.30%) Site Server
Applications
1 20 (25.97%) MS Office
2 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.78%) Office 365
2 2 (2.60%) G Suite
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.77%) DHCP
2 22 (28.57%) DNS
3 14 (18.18%) Firewall
4 13 (16.88%) TCP/IP
5 8 (10.39%) WAN
6 7 (9.09%) LAN
6 7 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (9.09%) Wireless
7 5 (6.49%) VLAN
8 4 (5.19%) SAN
8 4 (5.19%) Unified Communications
8 4 (5.19%) Wireshark
9 3 (3.90%) VoIP
10 2 (2.60%) 802.11
10 2 (2.60%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.60%) VPN
11 1 (1.30%) Internet
11 1 (1.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) RDBMS
2 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) InstallShield
1 8 (10.39%) MSI
2 1 (1.30%) JIRA
2 1 (1.30%) Subversion
2 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.19%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Finance
4 1 (1.30%) Billing
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) Analyst
2 25 (32.47%) Support Analyst
3 24 (31.17%) IT Support
4 21 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (19.48%) Support Engineer
6 13 (16.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 13 (16.88%) IT Analyst
6 13 (16.88%) IT Engineer
7 12 (15.58%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 12 (15.58%) IT Support Analyst
7 12 (15.58%) IT Support Engineer
8 11 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 11 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (12.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (11.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (10.39%) Help Desk Support
11 8 (10.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (7.79%) .NET Developer
12 6 (7.79%) Developer
12 6 (7.79%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) .NET
1 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
1 6 (7.79%) HTML
2 5 (6.49%) jQuery
3 2 (2.60%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.30%) CSS
4 1 (1.30%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.30%) HTML5
4 1 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.60%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.30%) APACS
3 1 (1.30%) EMV
3 1 (1.30%) Life Science
3 1 (1.30%) NHS
3 1 (1.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 58 (75.32%) Windows
2 35 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 34 (44.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (38.96%) Windows Server
5 26 (33.77%) Windows 8
6 23 (29.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (14.29%) Mac OS X
8 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (10.39%) Windows XP
10 7 (9.09%) Windows 10
11 5 (6.49%) Android
11 5 (6.49%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (50.65%) ITIL
2 11 (14.29%) Service Management
3 8 (10.39%) Application Packaging
3 8 (10.39%) Application Virtualisation
3 8 (10.39%) ITIL V3
4 7 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.79%) Web Development
6 5 (6.49%) Android Development
6 5 (6.49%) iOS Development
7 4 (5.19%) Validation
7 4 (5.19%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.60%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (2.60%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.60%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.60%) Process Improvement
9 2 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.60%) Software Distribution
10 1 (1.30%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.79%) C#
3 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.49%) VB.NET
4 4 (5.19%) R
5 2 (2.60%) VB
6 1 (1.30%) SQL
6 1 (1.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 45 (58.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (49.35%) MCSE
3 24 (31.17%) MCSA
4 16 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (20.78%) MCITP
5 15 (19.48%) CCNA
6 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
7 8 (10.39%) BC Cleared
8 7 (9.09%) Degree
9 4 (5.19%) A+ Certification
9 4 (5.19%) MCTS
10 3 (3.90%) CCA
10 3 (3.90%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.60%) DBS Check
11 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.30%) CCIE
12 1 (1.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.08%) SLA
2 5 (6.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.30%) PA-DSS
3 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (50.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.69%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.19%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.19%) XenApp
6 2 (2.60%) vSphere
7 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (19.48%) SCCM
2 8 (10.39%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.60%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 21 (27.27%) VMware
3 15 (19.48%) Apple
4 11 (14.29%) Citrix
5 9 (11.69%) Dell
6 8 (10.39%) HP
7 7 (9.09%) Cisco
7 7 (9.09%) Mitel
8 6 (7.79%) Intel Security
9 4 (5.19%) Avaya
9 4 (5.19%) Spiceworks
10 2 (2.60%) Fujitsu
10 2 (2.60%) Google
11 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
11 1 (1.30%) Draytek
11 1 (1.30%) F5
11 1 (1.30%) Juniper
11 1 (1.30%) NETGEAR
11 1 (1.30%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.30%) SonicWALL
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester, North West, United Kingdom
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Posted: 25 days ago