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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 204 177 122
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -55
Permanent jobs citing MCP 56 84 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 1.13% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.44% 4.95% 8.29%
Number of salaries quoted 40 79 121
Average salary £24,500 £23,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% -32.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,200 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,200 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £29,950 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.50% -20.13%
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
1628 1698 1556
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.28% 22.75% 22.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1256 1313 1321
Average salary £38,350 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.26% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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
Manchester -4 26 £27,500 -5.17% 6
Cheshire -11 22 £23,000 -2.12% 4
Merseyside +12 5 £16,786 -28.57%
Lancashire - 3 £27,500 - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 94 (74.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (65.87%) Windows
3 76 (60.32%) Microsoft
4 65 (51.59%) Active Directory
5 63 (50.00%) ITIL
6 60 (47.62%) MCSE
7 54 (42.86%) MCITP
8 53 (42.06%) MS Exchange
9 52 (41.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (39.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 44 (34.92%) Exchange Server 2010
12 43 (34.13%) Windows 7
13 42 (33.33%) VMware
14 41 (32.54%) TCP/IP
15 38 (30.16%) MCSA
16 37 (29.37%) DNS
17 32 (25.40%) Hyper-V
18 31 (24.60%) VMware Infrastructure
18 31 (24.60%) Exchange Server 2013
19 30 (23.81%) MS Excel
20 29 (23.02%) MCTS
21 28 (22.22%) DHCP
22 27 (21.43%) VPN
22 27 (21.43%) CCNA
22 27 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
22 27 (21.43%) SQL Server
23 25 (19.84%) MS Office
23 25 (19.84%) Windows XP
23 25 (19.84%) SLA
23 25 (19.84%) Cisco

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 53 (42.06%) MS Exchange
2 44 (34.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (24.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (8.73%) SharePoint
5 10 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (5.56%) Lync
7 5 (3.97%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.59%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 25 (19.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (32.54%) TCP/IP
2 37 (29.37%) DNS
3 28 (22.22%) DHCP
4 27 (21.43%) VPN
5 18 (14.29%) SAN
6 14 (11.11%) Firewall
6 14 (11.11%) NAS
7 9 (7.14%) VLAN
7 9 (7.14%) Internet
7 9 (7.14%) WAN
8 8 (6.35%) ADSL
8 8 (6.35%) VDSL
9 7 (5.56%) VoIP
10 6 (4.76%) Network Security
10 6 (4.76%) Unified Communications
11 5 (3.97%) LAN
11 5 (3.97%) SSL
12 2 (1.59%) Extranet
12 2 (1.59%) MPLS
12 2 (1.59%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.17%) RDBMS
4 4 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) MSI
2 2 (1.59%) Subversion
2 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.76%) Finance
3 3 (2.38%) Local Government
4 2 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (23.02%) Support Engineer
2 27 (21.43%) IT Support
3 19 (15.08%) Administrator
3 19 (15.08%) Analyst
4 17 (13.49%) IT Support Engineer
5 16 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (9.52%) Help Desk Support
7 11 (8.73%) IT Manager
8 10 (7.94%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (7.94%) DBA
8 10 (7.94%) Support Manager
9 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 9 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
10 8 (6.35%) Help Desk Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) Developer
11 7 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (5.56%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) HTML
1 7 (5.56%) .NET
1 7 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.17%) jQuery
3 3 (2.38%) HTML5
3 3 (2.38%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.59%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.59%) CSS
4 2 (1.59%) XML
4 2 (1.59%) Ajax
5 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.84%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.35%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.97%) Clustering
4 5 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.17%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.17%) Replication
6 3 (2.38%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.38%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.59%) EMV
7 2 (1.59%) W3C
7 2 (1.59%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 83 (65.87%) Windows
2 52 (41.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (39.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (34.13%) Windows 7
5 25 (19.84%) Windows 8
5 25 (19.84%) Windows XP
6 19 (15.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (11.90%) Windows Vista
8 6 (4.76%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.97%) Android
10 3 (2.38%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.59%) UNIX
12 1 (0.79%) AIX
12 1 (0.79%) Solaris
12 1 (0.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (50.00%) ITIL
2 20 (15.87%) Change Management
3 15 (11.90%) Migration
4 14 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 11 (8.73%) Incident Management
6 10 (7.94%) Mentoring
7 9 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 9 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (6.35%) Application Discovery
9 7 (5.56%) Release Management
9 7 (5.56%) Web Development
9 7 (5.56%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.76%) Cash Management
10 6 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (3.97%) Software Licensing
11 5 (3.97%) Software Testing
11 5 (3.97%) Information Assurance
11 5 (3.97%) Security Testing
12 4 (3.17%) Android Development
12 4 (3.17%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.87%) SQL
2 15 (11.90%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 7 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.76%) C#
5 4 (3.17%) LINC
5 4 (3.17%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.38%) VBA
7 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 94 (74.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (47.62%) MCSE
3 54 (42.86%) MCITP
4 38 (30.16%) MCSA
5 29 (23.02%) MCTS
6 27 (21.43%) CCNA
6 27 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (12.70%) Degree
8 8 (6.35%) CCENT
8 8 (6.35%) JNCIA
9 7 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (4.76%) MCDST
10 6 (4.76%) CCDP
10 6 (4.76%) CCIE
11 5 (3.97%) A+ Certification
12 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
14 1 (0.79%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.84%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 65 (51.59%) Active Directory
2 32 (25.40%) Hyper-V
3 31 (24.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.17%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.17%) SRDF
6 2 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.59%) Firmware
7 1 (0.79%) XenApp
7 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.73%) SCCM
2 2 (1.59%) OpenView
2 2 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.79%) WSUS
3 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (60.32%) Microsoft
2 42 (33.33%) VMware
3 25 (19.84%) Cisco
4 10 (7.94%) HP
5 8 (6.35%) Dell
5 8 (6.35%) IBM
5 8 (6.35%) AppSense
5 8 (6.35%) Citrix
5 8 (6.35%) Avaya
5 8 (6.35%) Juniper
6 4 (3.17%) NetApp
6 4 (3.17%) Unisys
6 4 (3.17%) EMC
7 3 (2.38%) Mitel
8 2 (1.59%) Lotus
8 2 (1.59%) Apple
8 2 (1.59%) SonicWALL
9 1 (0.79%) Spiceworks
9 1 (0.79%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.79%) Sophos
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