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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 182 172 136
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -36
Permanent jobs citing MCP 62 78 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 1.13% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.03% 4.36% 7.03%
Number of salaries quoted 59 76 108
Average salary £23,000 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £18,500 £20,450
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £48,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,823 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.39% -7.14%
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
1540 1791 1622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.03% 25.92% 24.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1202 1477 1321
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 +24 36 £25,000 -9.09% 2
Cheshire +3 20 £22,000 -2.22% 3
Merseyside -11 4 £38,009 -27.60% 1
Lancashire +17 1 £25,000 +25.00%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 114 (84.44%) Microsoft
2 109 (80.74%) Windows
3 105 (77.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 96 (71.11%) Active Directory
5 75 (55.56%) MCSE
6 63 (46.67%) Windows Server
7 62 (45.93%) Windows 7
8 60 (44.44%) VMware
8 60 (44.44%) TCP/IP
9 55 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (40.00%) MS Excel
10 54 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 53 (39.26%) ITIL
12 49 (36.30%) MCSA
13 47 (34.81%) MS Office
14 43 (31.85%) MS Exchange
14 43 (31.85%) Hyper-V
14 43 (31.85%) VMware Infrastructure
15 42 (31.11%) MCITP
16 41 (30.37%) Windows XP
16 41 (30.37%) Exchange Server 2010
17 38 (28.15%) MCTS
18 36 (26.67%) Cisco
19 35 (25.93%) CCNA
19 35 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
20 34 (25.19%) VPN
21 32 (23.70%) Windows 8
22 31 (22.96%) Exchange Server 2013
22 31 (22.96%) DNS
22 31 (22.96%) WAN

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 43 (31.85%) MS Exchange
2 41 (30.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (22.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.44%) IIS
5 6 (4.44%) TWiki
6 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.48%) Lync
8 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 54 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 47 (34.81%) MS Office
3 5 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.22%) Office 365
3 2 (1.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.74%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 60 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 34 (25.19%) VPN
3 31 (22.96%) DNS
3 31 (22.96%) WAN
4 29 (21.48%) DHCP
5 22 (16.30%) LAN
6 18 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (10.37%) Firewall
8 8 (5.93%) SAN
9 7 (5.19%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (4.44%) VoIP
11 4 (2.96%) Broadband
12 3 (2.22%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.22%) Wireless
13 2 (1.48%) Internet
13 2 (1.48%) SSL
14 1 (0.74%) ADSL
14 1 (0.74%) Cisco IPT
14 1 (0.74%) FTP
14 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Subversion
2 4 (2.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (2.22%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.22%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.74%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.74%) MSI
General
1 17 (12.59%) Finance
2 6 (4.44%) Legal
2 6 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.96%) Law
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (35.56%) IT Support
2 39 (28.89%) IT Engineer
2 39 (28.89%) Support Engineer
3 34 (25.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (23.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 31 (22.96%) Analyst
6 29 (21.48%) IT Support Engineer
7 22 (16.30%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 21 (15.56%) IT Analyst
9 16 (11.85%) Help Desk Analyst
10 15 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (9.63%) Active Directory Analyst
12 12 (8.89%) Support Manager
13 11 (8.15%) Support Analyst
14 10 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
14 10 (7.41%) Storage Engineer
14 10 (7.41%) Technical Manager
15 9 (6.67%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
15 9 (6.67%) IT Technician
16 8 (5.93%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.93%) Web Services
2 6 (4.44%) HTML
2 6 (4.44%) HTML5
3 5 (3.70%) Ajax
3 5 (3.70%) CSS
3 5 (3.70%) XML
4 4 (2.96%) .NET
4 4 (2.96%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.22%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.22%) GWT
5 3 (2.22%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.22%) Java EE
5 3 (2.22%) jQuery
5 3 (2.22%) JSP
5 3 (2.22%) SOAP
5 3 (2.22%) Spring
5 3 (2.22%) Struts
5 3 (2.22%) XSLT
6 2 (1.48%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 9 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.93%) Fat Client
4 8 (5.93%) Thin Client
5 7 (5.19%) Replication
6 5 (3.70%) APACS
6 5 (3.70%) EMV
6 5 (3.70%) Informatics
7 4 (2.96%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.96%) W3C
8 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.74%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 109 (80.74%) Windows
2 63 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 62 (45.93%) Windows 7
4 55 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (30.37%) Windows XP
7 32 (23.70%) Windows 8
8 27 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (6.67%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.96%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.48%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.74%) AIX
12 1 (0.74%) Android
12 1 (0.74%) CentOS
12 1 (0.74%) Linux
12 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.74%) Solaris
12 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (39.26%) ITIL
2 11 (8.15%) Incident Management
2 11 (8.15%) Software Engineering
3 10 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
3 10 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 10 (7.41%) Service Management
4 9 (6.67%) Change Management
4 9 (6.67%) Project Management
5 7 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.44%) Data Migration
6 6 (4.44%) Line Management
6 6 (4.44%) Migration
6 6 (4.44%) PRINCE2
6 6 (4.44%) Time Management
6 6 (4.44%) Web Development
7 5 (3.70%) OWASP
7 5 (3.70%) Presales
7 5 (3.70%) Scrum
7 5 (3.70%) SDLC
8 4 (2.96%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.04%) SQL
2 8 (5.93%) C#
2 8 (5.93%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.19%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.22%) Java
5 3 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 105 (77.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (55.56%) MCSE
3 49 (36.30%) MCSA
4 42 (31.11%) MCITP
5 38 (28.15%) MCTS
6 35 (25.93%) CCNA
6 35 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (19.26%) Degree
8 15 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (10.37%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (8.89%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (7.41%) CCA
12 6 (4.44%) A+ Certification
12 6 (4.44%) CCDP
12 6 (4.44%) MCDST
13 2 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.74%) GNVQ
14 1 (0.74%) NVQ Level 3
14 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.04%) SLA
2 6 (4.44%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.44%) QA
3 2 (1.48%) WCAG
System Software
1 96 (71.11%) Active Directory
2 43 (31.85%) Hyper-V
2 43 (31.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.41%) XenServer
4 6 (4.44%) VirtualBox
5 3 (2.22%) XenApp
6 2 (1.48%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (10.37%) SCCM
2 8 (5.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.74%) WMI
Vendors
1 114 (84.44%) Microsoft
2 60 (44.44%) VMware
3 36 (26.67%) Cisco
4 22 (16.30%) Citrix
5 18 (13.33%) Dell
6 11 (8.15%) McAfee
7 10 (7.41%) NetApp
8 7 (5.19%) Apple
8 7 (5.19%) Oracle
9 6 (4.44%) EMC
10 4 (2.96%) Avaya
11 3 (2.22%) Mitel
11 3 (2.22%) Veeam
12 2 (1.48%) Google
12 2 (1.48%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.48%) Sophos
12 2 (1.48%) Symantec
13 1 (0.74%) Bloomberg
13 1 (0.74%) Fidessa
13 1 (0.74%) Reuters
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