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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 197 181 153
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCP 29 67 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 1.10% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 4.22% 6.97%
Number of salaries quoted 25 56 106
Median salary £24,250 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.67% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £53,750 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £30,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%
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
1369 1588 1579
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.99% 26.04% 22.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1148 1259 1217
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,625 £53,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -21 18 £24,500 -21.60% 4
Cheshire +17 7 £30,250 -11.02% 1
Lancashire +3 5 £23,750 -44.11% 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 81 (94.19%) Microsoft
2 73 (84.88%) Windows
3 67 (77.91%) Active Directory
4 64 (74.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 53 (61.63%) ITIL
5 53 (61.63%) MCSE
6 49 (56.98%) Windows 7
7 48 (55.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (54.65%) MCSA
9 45 (52.33%) Windows Server
10 39 (45.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (45.35%) TCP/IP
11 38 (44.19%) MS Office
12 37 (43.02%) MS Exchange
13 35 (40.70%) VMware
13 35 (40.70%) Exchange Server 2010
14 33 (38.37%) MS Excel
15 31 (36.05%) MCITP
16 30 (34.88%) Hyper-V
17 29 (33.72%) MCTS
17 29 (33.72%) CCNA
17 29 (33.72%) Cisco Certification
18 27 (31.40%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (30.23%) Citrix
19 26 (30.23%) DHCP
20 25 (29.07%) DNS
21 24 (27.91%) Cisco
22 22 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2013
23 21 (24.42%) WAN
24 19 (22.09%) LAN

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (43.02%) MS Exchange
2 35 (40.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.49%) IIS
7 2 (2.33%) Apache
7 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.33%) TWiki
Applications
1 38 (44.19%) MS Office
2 33 (38.37%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) Office 365
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (45.35%) TCP/IP
2 26 (30.23%) DHCP
3 25 (29.07%) DNS
4 21 (24.42%) WAN
5 19 (22.09%) LAN
6 15 (17.44%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (15.12%) VPN
8 8 (9.30%) Firewall
9 5 (5.81%) SAN
10 4 (4.65%) VoIP
11 3 (3.49%) VLAN
12 2 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.33%) Wireless
13 1 (1.16%) Intranet
13 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
13 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
13 1 (1.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.33%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.16%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.16%) MSI
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Law
2 7 (8.14%) Legal
3 4 (4.65%) Banking
4 3 (3.49%) Retail
5 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (32.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (29.07%) IT Engineer
2 25 (29.07%) IT Support
2 25 (29.07%) Support Engineer
3 22 (25.58%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (18.60%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (16.28%) Analyst
5 14 (16.28%) IT Support Engineer
6 12 (13.95%) IT Technician
7 11 (12.79%) Infrastructure Support
7 11 (12.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 11 (12.79%) Storage Engineer
8 9 (10.47%) Support Analyst
9 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 8 (9.30%) Storage Specialist
10 7 (8.14%) IT Analyst
11 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (6.98%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) .NET
1 2 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.16%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.16%) CSS
2 1 (1.16%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.30%) Driving Licence
3 6 (6.98%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.49%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.33%) Replication
6 1 (1.16%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 73 (84.88%) Windows
2 49 (56.98%) Windows 7
3 48 (55.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (52.33%) Windows Server
5 39 (45.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (20.93%) Windows XP
7 16 (18.60%) Windows 8
8 12 (13.95%) Windows 10
9 8 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.33%) Linux
10 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (61.63%) ITIL
2 7 (8.14%) Project Management
2 7 (8.14%) Service Management
3 6 (6.98%) Migration
4 4 (4.65%) Incident Management
4 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.49%) Change Management
5 3 (3.49%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.33%) Document Management
6 2 (2.33%) High Availability
6 2 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (2.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.33%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.33%) Time Management
7 1 (1.16%) MVC
7 1 (1.16%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) SQL
2 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.81%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.49%) C#
5 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (74.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (61.63%) MCSE
3 47 (54.65%) MCSA
4 31 (36.05%) MCITP
5 29 (33.72%) CCNA
5 29 (33.72%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (33.72%) MCTS
6 14 (16.28%) Citrix Certification
6 14 (16.28%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (13.95%) CCA
8 11 (12.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (9.30%) Degree
10 4 (4.65%) MCDST
11 2 (2.33%) A+ Certification
11 2 (2.33%) CCDP
11 2 (2.33%) CCNP
12 1 (1.16%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.44%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 67 (77.91%) Active Directory
2 30 (34.88%) Hyper-V
3 27 (31.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (12.79%) XenServer
5 3 (3.49%) XenApp
6 2 (2.33%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (17.44%) SCCM
2 4 (4.65%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.65%) SCVMM
2 4 (4.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (3.49%) SCOM
3 3 (3.49%) WMI
4 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 81 (94.19%) Microsoft
2 35 (40.70%) VMware
3 26 (30.23%) Citrix
4 24 (27.91%) Cisco
5 14 (16.28%) NetApp
6 11 (12.79%) Dell
6 11 (12.79%) Intel Security
7 6 (6.98%) Proofpoint
8 4 (4.65%) Symantec
9 3 (3.49%) iManage
9 3 (3.49%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (3.49%) Sophos
10 2 (2.33%) Apple
10 2 (2.33%) Mitel
10 2 (2.33%) Oracle
10 2 (2.33%) Veeam
11 1 (1.16%) AppSense
11 1 (1.16%) Avaya
11 1 (1.16%) HP
11 1 (1.16%) WatchGuard
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