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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 166 120 145
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +25
Permanent jobs citing MCP 90 129 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 1.91% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.21% 8.35% 6.12%
Number of salaries quoted 83 120 113
Average salary £23,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £40,000 £41,200
UK excluding London average salary £29,700 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.80% +4.16%
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
1729 1545 1911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.39% 22.82% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1362 1309 1589
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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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 -6 47 £29,000 -14.70% 4
Cheshire -35 33 £23,500 -37.33% 1
Merseyside +1 8 £23,500 -50.52%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 137 (77.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (57.95%) Microsoft
3 98 (55.68%) Windows
4 79 (44.89%) MCTS
5 63 (35.80%) MCSE
6 60 (34.09%) MS Excel
6 60 (34.09%) SQL Server
7 59 (33.52%) C#
7 59 (33.52%) Windows 7
8 58 (32.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (31.25%) ITIL
10 54 (30.68%) ASP.NET
10 54 (30.68%) .NET
10 54 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
11 52 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 51 (28.98%) MVC
13 50 (28.41%) Windows XP
14 49 (27.84%) TDD
14 49 (27.84%) VMware
15 47 (26.70%) WCF
16 45 (25.57%) MCSA
17 44 (25.00%) MCSD
17 44 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
18 43 (24.43%) Active Directory
19 42 (23.86%) MS Office
19 42 (23.86%) MCAD
19 42 (23.86%) Hyper-V
19 42 (23.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 40 (22.73%) Razor View Engine
20 40 (22.73%) Web Application Development

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 33 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.41%) Lync
6 4 (2.27%) TPMS
7 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 60 (34.09%) MS Excel
2 42 (23.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) Revit
3 2 (1.14%) SketchUp
3 2 (1.14%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.70%) Office 365
3 1 (0.57%) SaaS
3 1 (0.57%) PaaS
3 1 (0.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.45%) TCP/IP
2 21 (11.93%) VPN
3 19 (10.80%) WAN
3 19 (10.80%) LAN
4 18 (10.23%) SAN
5 17 (9.66%) DNS
6 15 (8.52%) DHCP
7 11 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (2.27%) Network Security
9 3 (1.70%) Internet
9 3 (1.70%) VoIP
10 2 (1.14%) Intranet
10 2 (1.14%) Firewall
11 1 (0.57%) PBX
11 1 (0.57%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.57%) SMTP
11 1 (0.57%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (34.09%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.55%) MySQL
4 7 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (14.77%) MSTest
2 24 (13.64%) NUnit
2 24 (13.64%) Rhino Mocks
2 24 (13.64%) Moq
3 6 (3.41%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.70%) Subversion
6 2 (1.14%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.14%) Selenium
General
1 21 (11.93%) Finance
2 14 (7.95%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.41%) Back Office
4 5 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.70%) Law
5 3 (1.70%) Billing
5 3 (1.70%) Retail
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (32.39%) Developer
2 48 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 32 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 30 (17.05%) Analyst
5 23 (13.07%) 1st Line Support
6 17 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (9.09%) Support Analyst
8 15 (8.52%) IT Support
9 14 (7.95%) Service Analyst
10 13 (7.39%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (6.82%) Server Support
12 11 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
14 9 (5.11%) Desktop Support
15 8 (4.55%) Software Developer
15 8 (4.55%) Senior Developer
16 7 (3.98%) Administrator
16 7 (3.98%) Help Desk Support
16 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
17 6 (3.41%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (30.68%) ASP.NET
1 54 (30.68%) .NET
2 47 (26.70%) WCF
3 44 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 42 (23.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 40 (22.73%) Razor View Engine
6 24 (13.64%) Spring.NET
6 24 (13.64%) Castle Windsor
6 24 (13.64%) Ninject
6 24 (13.64%) Unity DI Container
7 11 (6.25%) Web Services
8 9 (5.11%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.98%) HTML
9 7 (3.98%) CSS
9 7 (3.98%) SOAP
10 6 (3.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (2.84%) XML
11 5 (2.84%) jQuery
11 5 (2.84%) RESTful
11 5 (2.84%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.64%) Inversion of Control
2 13 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.84%) Replication
6 4 (2.27%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.27%) Firmware
7 3 (1.70%) EMV
7 3 (1.70%) W3C
7 3 (1.70%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.70%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.70%) APACS
8 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.57%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.57%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.57%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 98 (55.68%) Windows
2 59 (33.52%) Windows 7
3 58 (32.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (28.41%) Windows XP
6 31 (17.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (10.80%) Linux
8 18 (10.23%) UNIX
9 5 (2.84%) zOS
9 5 (2.84%) MVS
9 5 (2.84%) Windows NT
9 5 (2.84%) AIX
9 5 (2.84%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.27%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (31.25%) ITIL
2 54 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (28.98%) MVC
4 49 (27.84%) TDD
5 40 (22.73%) Web Application Development
6 33 (18.75%) Scrum
7 29 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (16.48%) Kanban
8 24 (13.64%) Dependency Injection
9 20 (11.36%) BDD
10 18 (10.23%) Domain-Driven Design
10 18 (10.23%) CQRS
11 17 (9.66%) Service Management
12 16 (9.09%) Incident Management
13 13 (7.39%) OOD
14 10 (5.68%) Problem Management
15 8 (4.55%) OO
16 7 (3.98%) Line Management
17 6 (3.41%) Data Migration
17 6 (3.41%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 59 (33.52%) C#
2 25 (14.20%) SQL
3 13 (7.39%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.41%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.84%) PHP
6 5 (2.84%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 137 (77.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (44.89%) MCTS
3 63 (35.80%) MCSE
4 45 (25.57%) MCSA
5 44 (25.00%) MCSD
6 42 (23.86%) MCAD
7 34 (19.32%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (18.75%) MCITP
9 29 (16.48%) CCNA
10 21 (11.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (8.52%) Degree
12 14 (7.95%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (7.39%) CCA
14 10 (5.68%) CCNP
15 5 (2.84%) A+ Certification
15 5 (2.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (2.27%) MOS
16 4 (2.27%) MCDST
16 4 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.07%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (24.43%) Active Directory
2 42 (23.86%) Hyper-V
3 40 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.84%) vSphere
5 3 (1.70%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.14%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (6.82%) Backup Exec
2 8 (4.55%) SCCM
2 8 (4.55%) SCOM
3 5 (2.84%) Tivoli
3 5 (2.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.14%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.14%) OpenView
5 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 102 (57.95%) Microsoft
2 49 (27.84%) VMware
3 30 (17.05%) Citrix
4 16 (9.09%) McAfee
5 15 (8.52%) Cisco
6 11 (6.25%) HP
7 10 (5.68%) Symantec
8 9 (5.11%) Sophos
8 9 (5.11%) Dell
9 4 (2.27%) Oracle
10 3 (1.70%) EMC
11 2 (1.14%) Capita
11 2 (1.14%) Adobe
11 2 (1.14%) NetApp
12 1 (0.57%) Lotus
12 1 (0.57%) Embarcadero
12 1 (0.57%) Reuters
12 1 (0.57%) Bloomberg
12 1 (0.57%) Avaya
12 1 (0.57%) Brocade
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