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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 219 174 186
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCP 39 70 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 1.14% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.70% 4.28% 4.50%
Number of salaries quoted 39 65 75
Median salary £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
1442 1636 1821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.94% 26.66% 24.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1129 1220 1524
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -9 26 £22,500 -18.18% 5
Cheshire -1 8 £21,000 -4.54% 2
Lancashire -9 4 £40,000 +86.04% 1
Merseyside -17 1 £18,000 -55.00%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 (67.12%) Windows
2 48 (65.75%) Microsoft
3 40 (54.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (53.42%) ITIL
5 36 (49.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (45.21%) Windows 7
6 33 (45.21%) Active Directory
7 32 (43.84%) MCSE
8 31 (42.47%) MS Exchange
9 29 (39.73%) Windows Server
10 27 (36.99%) Windows 8
11 25 (34.25%) MCSA
12 24 (32.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (31.51%) Exchange Server 2010
13 23 (31.51%) Exchange Server 2013
13 23 (31.51%) VMware
14 21 (28.77%) DHCP
15 19 (26.03%) SLA
16 17 (23.29%) DNS
16 17 (23.29%) MS Office
16 17 (23.29%) Cisco Certification
17 16 (21.92%) CCNA
17 16 (21.92%) MCITP
17 16 (21.92%) Office 365
18 15 (20.55%) Apple
19 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
19 14 (19.18%) Firewall
20 11 (15.07%) Citrix
20 11 (15.07%) Mac OS X
21 9 (12.33%) Windows 10

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 (42.47%) MS Exchange
2 23 (31.51%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (31.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.37%) Site Server
3 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) MS Office
2 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.92%) Office 365
2 2 (2.74%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.77%) DHCP
2 17 (23.29%) DNS
3 14 (19.18%) Firewall
3 14 (19.18%) TCP/IP
4 9 (12.33%) WAN
5 8 (10.96%) LAN
6 7 (9.59%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (8.22%) SAN
7 6 (8.22%) Unified Communications
7 6 (8.22%) Wireless
8 5 (6.85%) VLAN
9 4 (5.48%) Wireshark
10 3 (4.11%) VPN
11 2 (2.74%) 802.11
12 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) RDBMS
2 6 (8.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) InstallShield
1 2 (2.74%) MSI
2 1 (1.37%) Subversion
2 1 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (12.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) Analyst
2 27 (36.99%) Support Analyst
3 26 (35.62%) IT Support
4 20 (27.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (19.18%) Support Engineer
6 13 (17.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 13 (17.81%) IT Analyst
6 13 (17.81%) IT Support Analyst
7 12 (16.44%) IT Engineer
7 12 (16.44%) IT Support Engineer
8 11 (15.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 10 (13.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 10 (13.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (12.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (9.59%) .NET Developer
11 7 (9.59%) Developer
12 6 (8.22%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (8.22%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (8.22%) C# Developer
12 6 (8.22%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) .NET
1 7 (9.59%) ASP.NET
1 7 (9.59%) HTML
2 6 (8.22%) jQuery
3 2 (2.74%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.37%) CSS
4 1 (1.37%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.37%) HTML5
4 1 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.11%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.37%) APACS
3 1 (1.37%) EMV
3 1 (1.37%) IVR
3 1 (1.37%) NHS
3 1 (1.37%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 49 (67.12%) Windows
2 36 (49.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (45.21%) Windows 7
4 29 (39.73%) Windows Server
5 27 (36.99%) Windows 8
6 24 (32.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (15.07%) Mac OS X
8 9 (12.33%) Windows 10
8 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (10.96%) Windows XP
10 6 (8.22%) Android
10 6 (8.22%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (53.42%) ITIL
2 8 (10.96%) Incident Management
2 8 (10.96%) ITIL V3
3 7 (9.59%) Service Delivery
3 7 (9.59%) Web Development
4 6 (8.22%) Android Development
4 6 (8.22%) iOS Development
5 4 (5.48%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (5.48%) Validation
5 4 (5.48%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.11%) Service Management
7 2 (2.74%) Application Packaging
7 2 (2.74%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (2.74%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.74%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.74%) Process Improvement
7 2 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.74%) Software Distribution
8 1 (1.37%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) C#
2 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
2 6 (8.22%) VB.NET
3 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.48%) R
4 2 (2.74%) VB
5 1 (1.37%) XAML
Qualifications
1 40 (54.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (43.84%) MCSE
3 25 (34.25%) MCSA
4 17 (23.29%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (21.92%) CCNA
5 16 (21.92%) MCITP
6 6 (8.22%) Degree
7 4 (5.48%) MCTS
7 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.11%) A+ Certification
8 3 (4.11%) DBS Check
8 3 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.74%) BC Cleared
9 2 (2.74%) CCA
9 2 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.74%) MOS
9 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.37%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.03%) SLA
2 5 (6.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.37%) PA-DSS
3 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (45.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.48%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.48%) XenApp
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.74%) vSphere
6 1 (1.37%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.74%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (65.75%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.51%) VMware
3 15 (20.55%) Apple
4 11 (15.07%) Citrix
5 9 (12.33%) Mitel
6 8 (10.96%) Cisco
6 8 (10.96%) Dell
6 8 (10.96%) HP
7 7 (9.59%) Avaya
8 6 (8.22%) Intel Security
9 3 (4.11%) NetApp
10 2 (2.74%) Fujitsu
10 2 (2.74%) Google
11 1 (1.37%) Draytek
11 1 (1.37%) F5
11 1 (1.37%) Juniper
11 1 (1.37%) NETGEAR
11 1 (1.37%) Nimble Storage
11 1 (1.37%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.37%) SonicWALL
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