The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Stockport region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 37 34 43
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 3 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 1.90% 3.85% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% 16.67% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 4
Average salary £20,500 £34,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-39.70% +23.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,700 £22,500 £22,200
10% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £34,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
MCP
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stockport region.

Qualifications Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
39 36 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 24.68% 23.08% 26.69%
Number of salaries quoted 36 31 64
Average salary £41,250 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.50% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,550 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Stockport region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Stockport

MCP
Salary Trend in Stockport

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the Stockport region.

MCP Salary Trend in Stockport

MCP
Salary Histogram in Stockport

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the Stockport region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in Stockport

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Stockport 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCDST
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Panasonic
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Stockport 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) OO
1 1 (20.00%) OOD
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCDST
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Avaya
1 1 (20.00%) Panasonic