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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 168 126 109
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCP 74 121 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 1.83% 2.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 7.47% 9.97%
Number of salaries quoted 73 110 189
Average salary £25,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £20,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,800 £40,000 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
1725 1620 1915
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.36% 24.47% 24.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1436 1322 1612
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 28 January 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 28 January 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
Cheshire -20 31 £23,500 -32.85% 4
Manchester -29 30 £27,500 -21.42% 7
Merseyside +14 8 £52,500 +130.76% 1
Lancashire -12 3 £20,000 -17.52%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 135 (85.99%) Microsoft
2 97 (61.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 95 (60.51%) Windows
4 71 (45.22%) MS Excel
5 61 (38.85%) ITIL
6 58 (36.94%) Windows 7
7 55 (35.03%) MCSE
8 54 (34.39%) MS Office
9 53 (33.76%) Active Directory
10 50 (31.85%) MCSA
11 49 (31.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (27.39%) MCTS
13 42 (26.75%) TCP/IP
14 41 (26.11%) Windows XP
14 41 (26.11%) MCITP
15 37 (23.57%) VMware
16 33 (21.02%) Windows Server 2003
17 30 (19.11%) MS Exchange
18 29 (18.47%) SLA
18 29 (18.47%) Service Management
19 28 (17.83%) HP
19 28 (17.83%) C#
19 28 (17.83%) .NET
19 28 (17.83%) Windows Server 2012
20 26 (16.56%) SQL Server
21 25 (15.92%) Citrix
21 25 (15.92%) ASP.NET
21 25 (15.92%) LAN
21 25 (15.92%) SC Cleared
21 25 (15.92%) Security Cleared

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 30 (19.11%) MS Exchange
2 21 (13.38%) IBM Notes
3 20 (12.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (7.64%) IIS
5 11 (7.01%) SharePoint
6 10 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (3.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (3.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (3.82%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.27%) Lync
9 2 (1.27%) Apache
10 1 (0.64%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.64%) TPMS
10 1 (0.64%) Moodle
Applications
1 71 (45.22%) MS Excel
2 54 (34.39%) MS Office
3 3 (1.91%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.27%) Revit
4 2 (1.27%) SketchUp
4 2 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.37%) Office 365
2 8 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (26.75%) TCP/IP
2 25 (15.92%) LAN
3 23 (14.65%) WAN
3 23 (14.65%) DNS
4 21 (13.38%) VPN
5 20 (12.74%) DHCP
6 13 (8.28%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (6.37%) SAN
8 6 (3.82%) VoIP
9 4 (2.55%) Firewall
9 4 (2.55%) Internet
9 4 (2.55%) VLAN
10 3 (1.91%) Wireless
11 2 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.27%) Network Security
11 2 (1.27%) WLAN
12 1 (0.64%) SMS
12 1 (0.64%) SMTP
12 1 (0.64%) Extranet
12 1 (0.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.10%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.46%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.91%) NUnit
2 3 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.91%) MSTest
2 3 (1.91%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (1.91%) Moq
3 2 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 12 (7.64%) Finance
2 7 (4.46%) Local Government
3 5 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.55%) Legal
5 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.91%) Law
6 1 (0.64%) Publishing
6 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (33.76%) Analyst
2 31 (19.75%) Service Analyst
2 31 (19.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 26 (16.56%) Developer
4 24 (15.29%) Support Engineer
4 24 (15.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (13.38%) Support Analyst
6 15 (9.55%) IT Support
7 13 (8.28%) .NET Developer
8 11 (7.01%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (7.01%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (7.01%) Support Technician
9 8 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (4.46%) Help Desk Support
11 6 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.82%) Help Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.83%) .NET
2 25 (15.92%) ASP.NET
3 18 (11.46%) HTML
4 17 (10.83%) .NET Framework
5 12 (7.64%) WCF
6 11 (7.01%) CSS
7 8 (5.10%) Ajax
8 7 (4.46%) jQuery
9 5 (3.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (1.91%) Castle Windsor
10 3 (1.91%) Ninject
10 3 (1.91%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (1.91%) Unity DI Container
10 3 (1.91%) Spring.NET
10 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.91%) Web Services
10 3 (1.91%) XML
10 3 (1.91%) LINQ
11 2 (1.27%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.37%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.46%) User Experience
4 6 (3.82%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.91%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.91%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (1.27%) Statistics
7 2 (1.27%) Celerra
7 2 (1.27%) EMV
7 2 (1.27%) W3C
7 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.27%) APACS
8 1 (0.64%) VLE
8 1 (0.64%) Replication
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.64%) iPhone
8 1 (0.64%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 95 (60.51%) Windows
2 58 (36.94%) Windows 7
3 49 (31.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (26.11%) Windows XP
5 33 (21.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (17.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (14.01%) Linux
8 18 (11.46%) UNIX
9 9 (5.73%) Windows 8
10 8 (5.10%) Apple iOS
11 7 (4.46%) Android
12 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.27%) HPUX
12 2 (1.27%) Solaris
13 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (38.85%) ITIL
2 29 (18.47%) Service Management
3 23 (14.65%) Incident Management
4 16 (10.19%) OO
5 12 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (7.01%) MVC
7 9 (5.73%) Web Development
8 7 (4.46%) OOD
8 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (4.46%) Android Development
8 7 (4.46%) iOS Development
9 6 (3.82%) Line Management
9 6 (3.82%) CRM
9 6 (3.82%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (3.18%) Scrum
10 5 (3.18%) Change Management
11 4 (2.55%) Business Analysis
12 3 (1.91%) TDD
12 3 (1.91%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (1.91%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.83%) C#
2 20 (12.74%) SQL
3 18 (11.46%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.46%) VB.NET
5 6 (3.82%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.27%) PHP
7 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 97 (61.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (35.03%) MCSE
3 50 (31.85%) MCSA
4 43 (27.39%) MCTS
5 41 (26.11%) MCITP
6 25 (15.92%) SC Cleared
6 25 (15.92%) Security Cleared
7 21 (13.38%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (12.10%) CCNA
9 12 (7.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (6.37%) CCA
10 10 (6.37%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (5.73%) MCAD
11 9 (5.73%) MCSD
11 9 (5.73%) Degree
12 8 (5.10%) MCDST
13 6 (3.82%) A+ Certification
13 6 (3.82%) MCPD
14 5 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (3.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.47%) SLA
2 3 (1.91%) QA
2 3 (1.91%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (33.76%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.29%) Hyper-V
3 20 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.55%) vSphere
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.64%) XenApp
5 1 (0.64%) XenServer
5 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (12.74%) SCCM
2 19 (12.10%) OpenView
2 19 (12.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.82%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.82%) SCOM
4 3 (1.91%) WSUS
Vendors
1 135 (85.99%) Microsoft
2 37 (23.57%) VMware
3 28 (17.83%) HP
4 25 (15.92%) Citrix
5 21 (13.38%) Lotus
6 17 (10.83%) Cisco
7 14 (8.92%) Dell
8 11 (7.01%) McAfee
9 5 (3.18%) Sophos
9 5 (3.18%) Symantec
10 3 (1.91%) Avaya
10 3 (1.91%) Adobe
11 2 (1.27%) Sun
11 2 (1.27%) StorageTek
11 2 (1.27%) EMC
11 2 (1.27%) Capita
11 2 (1.27%) Veeam
12 1 (0.64%) SAP
12 1 (0.64%) SonicWALL
12 1 (0.64%) IBM
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