The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 154 115 133
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCP 87 140 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 1.93% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.28% 8.36% 6.80%
Number of salaries quoted 84 134 120
Average salary £29,375 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1649 1674 1898
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.04% 23.12% 25.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1275 1405 1630
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCP
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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
Manchester -19 39 £38,875 +21.48% 9
Cheshire -14 34 £23,500 -35.17%
Merseyside -8 9 £23,500 -37.33% 1
Lancashire -16 2 £34,000 -2.85%
Cumbria +4 1 £21,500 -40.68% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 197 (86.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 130 (57.02%) Windows
3 116 (50.88%) Microsoft
4 100 (43.86%) MCTS
5 91 (39.91%) C#
5 91 (39.91%) SQL Server
6 86 (37.72%) .NET
7 82 (35.96%) ASP.NET
8 81 (35.53%) MCSE
9 80 (35.09%) MVC
10 77 (33.77%) TDD
11 71 (31.14%) ITIL
12 70 (30.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 68 (29.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 68 (29.82%) MCSD
14 66 (28.95%) MCAD
14 66 (28.95%) MS Excel
14 66 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 65 (28.51%) Active Directory
15 65 (28.51%) WCF
16 64 (28.07%) Windows Server 2003
17 63 (27.63%) Windows 7
18 58 (25.44%) Razor View Engine
18 58 (25.44%) Web Application Development
19 55 (24.12%) Windows XP
20 50 (21.93%) Scrum
21 47 (20.61%) VMware
21 47 (20.61%) MCSA
22 46 (20.18%) MS Office
23 45 (19.74%) TCP/IP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 37 (16.23%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.39%) IIS
6 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.63%) Lync
8 5 (2.19%) TPMS
9 3 (1.32%) Apache
9 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 66 (28.95%) MS Excel
2 46 (20.18%) MS Office
3 3 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.88%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.88%) SketchUp
4 2 (0.88%) Revit
Business Applications
1 7 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.88%) Office 365
3 1 (0.44%) IaaS
3 1 (0.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (19.74%) TCP/IP
2 24 (10.53%) VPN
3 21 (9.21%) SAN
4 20 (8.77%) DNS
5 19 (8.33%) DHCP
6 17 (7.46%) LAN
6 17 (7.46%) WAN
7 12 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (3.07%) VoIP
9 6 (2.63%) Internet
9 6 (2.63%) Firewall
10 4 (1.75%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.32%) Network Security
11 3 (1.32%) VLAN
11 3 (1.32%) Wireless
11 3 (1.32%) PBX
11 3 (1.32%) HTTP
12 2 (0.88%) Intranet
12 2 (0.88%) MPLS
12 2 (0.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (39.91%) SQL Server
2 40 (17.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.51%) MySQL
4 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 8 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 39 (17.11%) MSTest
2 37 (16.23%) NUnit
2 37 (16.23%) Rhino Mocks
2 37 (16.23%) Moq
3 9 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.32%) MyEclipse
5 3 (1.32%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.88%) Selenium
6 2 (0.88%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 37 (16.23%) Finance
2 15 (6.58%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.63%) Back Office
3 6 (2.63%) Retail
4 4 (1.75%) Games
5 3 (1.32%) Billing
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
6 2 (0.88%) Banking
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (39.47%) Developer
2 81 (35.53%) .NET Developer
3 37 (16.23%) Support Engineer
4 33 (14.47%) Analyst
5 26 (11.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (9.65%) Support Analyst
7 21 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (8.77%) 1st Line Support
9 19 (8.33%) Desktop Support
10 15 (6.58%) IT Support
11 11 (4.82%) Service Analyst
12 10 (4.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 10 (4.39%) IT Support Engineer
13 9 (3.95%) Server Support
14 8 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
14 8 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 8 (3.51%) Help Desk Support
14 8 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 7 (3.07%) Desktop Analyst
15 7 (3.07%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (37.72%) .NET
2 82 (35.96%) ASP.NET
3 68 (29.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 66 (28.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 65 (28.51%) WCF
6 58 (25.44%) Razor View Engine
7 37 (16.23%) Castle Windsor
7 37 (16.23%) Ninject
7 37 (16.23%) Unity DI Container
7 37 (16.23%) Spring.NET
8 18 (7.89%) Web Services
9 17 (7.46%) .NET Framework
10 15 (6.58%) WinForms
10 15 (6.58%) WPF
11 13 (5.70%) CSS
11 13 (5.70%) HTML
12 11 (4.82%) HTML5
12 11 (4.82%) Ajax
12 11 (4.82%) XML
13 10 (4.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.23%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (3.95%) Replication
2 9 (3.95%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.51%) Firmware
3 8 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.07%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (3.07%) W3C
5 4 (1.75%) EMV
5 4 (1.75%) APACS
5 4 (1.75%) SystemC
6 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.88%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.88%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.44%) iPad
8 1 (0.44%) iPhone
8 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.44%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 130 (57.02%) Windows
2 70 (30.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (28.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 63 (27.63%) Windows 7
5 55 (24.12%) Windows XP
6 41 (17.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (7.46%) Linux
8 14 (6.14%) UNIX
9 8 (3.51%) zOS
9 8 (3.51%) MVS
9 8 (3.51%) AIX
9 8 (3.51%) Windows NT
9 8 (3.51%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.75%) Android
10 4 (1.75%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.32%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (35.09%) MVC
2 77 (33.77%) TDD
3 71 (31.14%) ITIL
4 58 (25.44%) Web Application Development
5 50 (21.93%) Scrum
6 42 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
6 42 (18.42%) Kanban
7 37 (16.23%) Dependency Injection
8 31 (13.60%) BDD
9 29 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (12.72%) CQRS
9 29 (12.72%) Domain-Driven Design
10 19 (8.33%) OOD
11 18 (7.89%) OO
12 17 (7.46%) Service Management
13 12 (5.26%) Configuration Management
13 12 (5.26%) Problem Management
14 11 (4.82%) MVVM
14 11 (4.82%) Incident Management
15 10 (4.39%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 91 (39.91%) C#
2 44 (19.30%) SQL
3 18 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.39%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.19%) PHP
6 5 (2.19%) Delphi
7 4 (1.75%) C
8 3 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 197 (86.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (43.86%) MCTS
3 81 (35.53%) MCSE
4 68 (29.82%) MCSD
5 66 (28.95%) MCAD
6 47 (20.61%) MCSA
7 39 (17.11%) MCITP
8 36 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (13.60%) CCNA
10 24 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (8.77%) Degree
12 18 (7.89%) MCDST
13 15 (6.58%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (4.82%) CCA
15 9 (3.95%) CCNP
16 8 (3.51%) HND
17 5 (2.19%) Security Cleared
17 5 (2.19%) RHCT
18 4 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
18 4 (1.75%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (13.16%) SLA
2 5 (2.19%) QA
System Software
1 65 (28.51%) Active Directory
2 44 (19.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (14.91%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.95%) XenApp
5 7 (3.07%) XenServer
5 7 (3.07%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.63%) vSphere
7 5 (2.19%) VMware Server
8 4 (1.75%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.32%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 19 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 17 (7.46%) SCCM
3 11 (4.82%) SCOM
4 8 (3.51%) Tivoli
4 8 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.88%) OpenView
5 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.88%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.44%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.44%) SCSM
6 1 (0.44%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 116 (50.88%) Microsoft
2 47 (20.61%) VMware
3 36 (15.79%) Citrix
4 21 (9.21%) HP
5 20 (8.77%) Cisco
6 17 (7.46%) McAfee
7 15 (6.58%) Dell
8 14 (6.14%) Symantec
9 8 (3.51%) Sophos
10 7 (3.07%) LANDesk
11 6 (2.63%) Oracle
12 5 (2.19%) EMC
13 3 (1.32%) Aruba
13 3 (1.32%) Meru Networks
13 3 (1.32%) ProCurve
13 3 (1.32%) Apple
13 3 (1.32%) NetApp
13 3 (1.32%) Avaya
14 2 (0.88%) Adobe
14 2 (0.88%) Brocade
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