The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Stockport region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 42 25 39
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCP 5 18 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 1.92% 9.23% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.02% 32.73% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 18 1
Average salary £13,500 £28,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-53.04% +4.54%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Stockport
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
83 55 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 31.92% 28.21% 22.82%
Number of salaries quoted 50 53 36
Average salary £47,500 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.15% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
Manchester

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stockport

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 15 (93.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
4 7 (43.75%) VB.NET
4 7 (43.75%) .NET
4 7 (43.75%) C#
4 7 (43.75%) HTML
4 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (43.75%) RDBMS
4 7 (43.75%) jQuery
4 7 (43.75%) Android
4 7 (43.75%) Apple iOS
4 7 (43.75%) iOS Development
4 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
5 6 (37.50%) Android Development
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
6 5 (31.25%) Web Development
6 5 (31.25%) MCDST
7 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) MCSE
7 4 (25.00%) CCNA
7 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (25.00%) Citrix
7 4 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (43.75%) RDBMS
2 7 (43.75%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 5 (31.25%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (31.25%) Help Desk Support
3 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Administrator
4 4 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 1 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) HTML
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
1 7 (43.75%) ASP.NET
1 7 (43.75%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Android
1 7 (43.75%) Apple iOS
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) iOS Development
2 6 (37.50%) Android Development
3 5 (31.25%) Web Development
4 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
1 7 (43.75%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (31.25%) MCDST
3 4 (25.00%) MCSE
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) VMware