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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 196 161 122
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -39
Permanent jobs citing MCP 51 85 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.78% 1.19% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 5.17% 8.37%
Number of salaries quoted 37 81 132
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% -17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,250 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
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
1547 1644 1661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.76% 22.93% 23.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1199 1269 1397
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 4 August 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 4 August 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
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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 26 £27,500 -29.03% 5
Cheshire -19 17 £23,000 -2.12% 2
Merseyside +7 5 £16,786 -28.57%
Lancashire -1 3 £42,500 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 103 (75.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (73.72%) Windows
3 81 (59.12%) Microsoft
4 73 (53.28%) Active Directory
5 63 (45.99%) ITIL
5 63 (45.99%) MCSE
5 63 (45.99%) MCITP
6 60 (43.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (41.61%) MS Exchange
8 53 (38.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 52 (37.96%) Windows 7
10 46 (33.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 44 (32.12%) DNS
12 43 (31.39%) VMware
13 42 (30.66%) TCP/IP
14 40 (29.20%) MCSA
15 38 (27.74%) MCTS
16 35 (25.55%) DHCP
17 34 (24.82%) MS Excel
17 34 (24.82%) Hyper-V
17 34 (24.82%) Analytical Skills
18 33 (24.09%) Exchange Server 2013
18 33 (24.09%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (23.36%) MS Office
19 32 (23.36%) VPN
20 29 (21.17%) CCNA
20 29 (21.17%) Cisco Certification
21 28 (20.44%) Cisco
22 27 (19.71%) SQL Server
23 24 (17.52%) Windows 8

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 57 (41.61%) MS Exchange
2 46 (33.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (24.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (10.22%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.84%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (5.11%) IIS
7 6 (4.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (4.38%) Lync
8 5 (3.65%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.46%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (24.82%) MS Excel
2 32 (23.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.95%) Office 365
2 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (32.12%) DNS
2 42 (30.66%) TCP/IP
3 35 (25.55%) DHCP
4 32 (23.36%) VPN
5 21 (15.33%) SAN
6 17 (12.41%) NAS
7 14 (10.22%) Firewall
8 12 (8.76%) VLAN
8 12 (8.76%) ADSL
9 11 (8.03%) WAN
9 11 (8.03%) VDSL
10 9 (6.57%) LAN
10 9 (6.57%) Internet
11 6 (4.38%) VoIP
11 6 (4.38%) Network Security
12 5 (3.65%) Unified Communications
12 5 (3.65%) SSL
13 4 (2.92%) MPLS
14 3 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (1.46%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (4.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.92%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.73%) MySQL
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.73%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (8.76%) MSI
2 2 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.73%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.73%) Subversion
General
1 10 (7.30%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.19%) Local Government
4 2 (1.46%) Legal
4 2 (1.46%) Publishing
5 1 (0.73%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (18.98%) Support Engineer
2 22 (16.06%) Administrator
2 22 (16.06%) IT Support
3 17 (12.41%) Analyst
4 16 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (10.95%) IT Manager
6 14 (10.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (9.49%) IT Support Engineer
8 12 (8.76%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (7.30%) Developer
9 10 (7.30%) DBA
9 10 (7.30%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (7.30%) Support Manager
10 9 (6.57%) Service Analyst
11 8 (5.84%) Systems Engineer
11 8 (5.84%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 8 (5.84%) Help Desk Support
12 7 (5.11%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (5.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (5.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.03%) .NET
2 10 (7.30%) ASP.NET
2 10 (7.30%) HTML
3 7 (5.11%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.65%) Ajax
4 5 (3.65%) CSS
5 4 (2.92%) WCF
5 4 (2.92%) jQuery
6 2 (1.46%) HTML5
6 2 (1.46%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.73%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.73%) XML
7 1 (0.73%) ODBC
7 1 (0.73%) WSDL
7 1 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.73%) OLE DB
7 1 (0.73%) COM
7 1 (0.73%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (24.82%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (16.79%) Data Centre
3 14 (10.22%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.11%) Clustering
5 5 (3.65%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.65%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.92%) Replication
7 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.46%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.73%) EMV
8 1 (0.73%) W3C
8 1 (0.73%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 101 (73.72%) Windows
2 60 (43.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (38.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (37.96%) Windows 7
5 24 (17.52%) Windows 8
6 22 (16.06%) Windows XP
7 16 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (8.76%) Windows Vista
9 6 (4.38%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.65%) UNIX
11 4 (2.92%) Linux
11 4 (2.92%) Android
12 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (45.99%) ITIL
2 21 (15.33%) Migration
3 20 (14.60%) Change Management
4 13 (9.49%) Mobile Device Management
4 13 (9.49%) Mentoring
5 12 (8.76%) Application Discovery
6 9 (6.57%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.57%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.11%) CRM
8 6 (4.38%) PRINCE2
8 6 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.38%) Web Development
8 6 (4.38%) Release Management
8 6 (4.38%) Cash Management
8 6 (4.38%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (3.65%) Software Licensing
9 5 (3.65%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.65%) OO
10 4 (2.92%) OOA/OOD
10 4 (2.92%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.33%) SQL
1 21 (15.33%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.03%) T-SQL
2 11 (8.03%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.57%) C#
4 4 (2.92%) VB.NET
4 4 (2.92%) LINC
5 2 (1.46%) VB
6 1 (0.73%) VBA
6 1 (0.73%) Java
6 1 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 103 (75.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (45.99%) MCSE
2 63 (45.99%) MCITP
3 40 (29.20%) MCSA
4 38 (27.74%) MCTS
5 29 (21.17%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (21.17%) CCNA
6 16 (11.68%) Degree
7 11 (8.03%) JNCIA
8 9 (6.57%) CCENT
9 7 (5.11%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (5.11%) CCDP
9 7 (5.11%) CCIE
10 6 (4.38%) Security Cleared
11 4 (2.92%) MCAD
11 4 (2.92%) MCSD
12 3 (2.19%) A+ Certification
12 3 (2.19%) MCDST
13 2 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.60%) SLA
2 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 73 (53.28%) Active Directory
2 34 (24.82%) Hyper-V
3 33 (24.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (11.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.92%) SRDF
6 3 (2.19%) XenApp
6 3 (2.19%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.46%) Firmware
7 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (15.33%) SCCM
2 4 (2.92%) WSUS
3 2 (1.46%) OpenView
3 2 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 81 (59.12%) Microsoft
2 43 (31.39%) VMware
3 28 (20.44%) Cisco
4 14 (10.22%) Dell
5 13 (9.49%) HP
5 13 (9.49%) Citrix
6 12 (8.76%) IBM
6 12 (8.76%) AppSense
7 11 (8.03%) Juniper
8 7 (5.11%) Avaya
9 5 (3.65%) Unisys
10 4 (2.92%) EMC
10 4 (2.92%) NetApp
11 2 (1.46%) Siemens
11 2 (1.46%) Lotus
11 2 (1.46%) McAfee
11 2 (1.46%) Sophos
11 2 (1.46%) Mitel
11 2 (1.46%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.46%) MobileIron
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