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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 184 118 131
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCP 82 132 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 1.97% 1.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.50% 8.52% 7.18%
Number of salaries quoted 73 124 132
Average salary £23,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £17,600 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
1821 1549 1865
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.21% 23.15% 26.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1487 1316 1571
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -14 45 £28,250 -19.28% 7
Cheshire -37 33 £23,500 -37.33%
Merseyside +4 4 £23,500 -41.25% 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 129 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (69.19%) Microsoft
3 95 (55.23%) Windows
4 76 (44.19%) MCTS
5 68 (39.53%) MS Excel
6 64 (37.21%) MCSE
6 64 (37.21%) Windows 7
7 63 (36.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (33.72%) ITIL
9 56 (32.56%) MCSA
10 51 (29.65%) Windows XP
10 51 (29.65%) Active Directory
11 50 (29.07%) VMware
12 49 (28.49%) C#
12 49 (28.49%) MS Office
12 49 (28.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 47 (27.33%) SQL Server
13 47 (27.33%) Hyper-V
14 44 (25.58%) .NET
15 43 (25.00%) ASP.NET
16 42 (24.42%) MCITP
17 41 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
17 41 (23.84%) MS Exchange
18 39 (22.67%) TCP/IP
19 38 (22.09%) WCF
20 37 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
20 37 (21.51%) TDD
20 37 (21.51%) MVC
21 36 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
22 32 (18.60%) MCSD

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 41 (23.84%) MS Exchange
2 24 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.23%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.49%) Lync
5 6 (3.49%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.33%) TPMS
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.58%) Moodle
8 1 (0.58%) IIS
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) Joomla!
Applications
1 68 (39.53%) MS Excel
2 49 (28.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Revit
3 1 (0.58%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.33%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) IaaS
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.67%) TCP/IP
2 26 (15.12%) VPN
3 21 (12.21%) DNS
3 21 (12.21%) LAN
4 20 (11.63%) WAN
5 17 (9.88%) SAN
5 17 (9.88%) DHCP
6 10 (5.81%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.33%) Internet
8 3 (1.74%) Network Security
8 3 (1.74%) VLAN
8 3 (1.74%) VoIP
9 2 (1.16%) Intranet
9 2 (1.16%) Firewall
10 1 (0.58%) Wireless
10 1 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.58%) WLAN
10 1 (0.58%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (27.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.07%) MySQL
4 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.74%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (11.05%) MSTest
2 17 (9.88%) Rhino Mocks
2 17 (9.88%) Moq
2 17 (9.88%) NUnit
3 7 (4.07%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.74%) Subversion
6 2 (1.16%) Selenium
6 2 (1.16%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (9.30%) Finance
2 11 (6.40%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.33%) Back Office
4 4 (2.33%) Local Government
5 3 (1.74%) Marketing
5 3 (1.74%) Law
5 3 (1.74%) Billing
6 2 (1.16%) Retail
7 1 (0.58%) Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (27.33%) Developer
2 38 (22.09%) Analyst
2 38 (22.09%) .NET Developer
3 35 (20.35%) Support Engineer
4 21 (12.21%) Service Analyst
5 19 (11.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (11.05%) 1st Line Support
6 18 (10.47%) Service Desk Analyst
7 15 (8.72%) Support Analyst
7 15 (8.72%) IT Support
8 13 (7.56%) IT Support Engineer
9 12 (6.98%) Server Support
9 12 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (5.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 8 (4.65%) Senior Developer
12 8 (4.65%) Software Developer
13 7 (4.07%) Desktop Support
14 6 (3.49%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (25.58%) .NET
2 43 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 38 (22.09%) WCF
4 32 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 30 (17.44%) Razor View Engine
5 30 (17.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 17 (9.88%) Unity DI Container
6 17 (9.88%) Castle Windsor
6 17 (9.88%) Ninject
6 17 (9.88%) Spring.NET
7 11 (6.40%) HTML
7 11 (6.40%) Web Services
8 9 (5.23%) .NET Framework
9 8 (4.65%) CSS
9 8 (4.65%) jQuery
10 7 (4.07%) SOAP
11 6 (3.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (2.91%) Ember.js
12 5 (2.91%) RESTful
13 4 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.88%) Inversion of Control
2 13 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.33%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.74%) Replication
5 3 (1.74%) APACS
5 3 (1.74%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.74%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.74%) EMV
5 3 (1.74%) W3C
6 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.16%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.16%) User Experience
7 1 (0.58%) Kindle
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.58%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.58%) Celerra
7 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.58%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 95 (55.23%) Windows
2 64 (37.21%) Windows 7
3 63 (36.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (29.65%) Windows XP
5 49 (28.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (11.63%) Linux
8 19 (11.05%) UNIX
9 7 (4.07%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.74%) Android
10 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.74%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.16%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.16%) AIX
11 2 (1.16%) zOS
11 2 (1.16%) MVS
12 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (33.72%) ITIL
2 41 (23.84%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (21.51%) TDD
3 37 (21.51%) MVC
4 30 (17.44%) Web Application Development
5 26 (15.12%) Service Management
6 25 (14.53%) Scrum
7 22 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (12.79%) Kanban
8 21 (12.21%) Incident Management
9 17 (9.88%) Dependency Injection
10 15 (8.72%) BDD
11 13 (7.56%) Domain-Driven Design
11 13 (7.56%) CQRS
12 11 (6.40%) OOD
13 7 (4.07%) OO
13 7 (4.07%) Problem Management
13 7 (4.07%) Line Management
14 6 (3.49%) Web Development
14 6 (3.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.49%) C#
2 22 (12.79%) SQL
3 16 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.49%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.91%) PHP
6 5 (2.91%) Delphi
7 3 (1.74%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.58%) C
Qualifications
1 129 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (44.19%) MCTS
3 64 (37.21%) MCSE
4 56 (32.56%) MCSA
5 42 (24.42%) MCITP
6 32 (18.60%) MCSD
7 31 (18.02%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (17.44%) MCAD
9 25 (14.53%) CCNA
10 22 (12.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (9.30%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (8.72%) CCA
13 14 (8.14%) Degree
14 10 (5.81%) CCNP
15 9 (5.23%) SC Cleared
15 9 (5.23%) Security Cleared
16 5 (2.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (2.91%) A+ Certification
17 4 (2.33%) MCDST
17 4 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.53%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 51 (29.65%) Active Directory
2 47 (27.33%) Hyper-V
3 37 (21.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.16%) vSphere
4 2 (1.16%) Firmware
4 2 (1.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.98%) SCCM
2 11 (6.40%) Backup Exec
3 9 (5.23%) SCOM
4 8 (4.65%) OpenView
5 6 (3.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.16%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.16%) WSUS
6 2 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 119 (69.19%) Microsoft
2 50 (29.07%) VMware
3 30 (17.44%) Citrix
4 18 (10.47%) McAfee
5 16 (9.30%) HP
6 14 (8.14%) Cisco
7 11 (6.40%) Sophos
7 11 (6.40%) Symantec
8 8 (4.65%) Dell
9 6 (3.49%) Lotus
10 2 (1.16%) Capita
10 2 (1.16%) Avaya
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle
10 2 (1.16%) Adobe
11 1 (0.58%) Embarcadero
11 1 (0.58%) EMC
11 1 (0.58%) Panasonic
11 1 (0.58%) Veeam
11 1 (0.58%) Reuters
11 1 (0.58%) Bloomberg
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