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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 40 22 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCP 7 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 2.88% 7.45% 3.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.28% 30.43% 13.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 7
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
57 46 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stockport 23.46% 24.47% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 49 42 51
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 December 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 8 (88.89%) C#
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (88.89%) Relational Database
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) VB.NET
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) RDBMS
2 7 (77.78%) Web Development
2 7 (77.78%) jQuery
2 7 (77.78%) Android
2 7 (77.78%) Apple iOS
2 7 (77.78%) Android Development
2 7 (77.78%) iOS Development
3 1 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
3 1 (11.11%) WinForms
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Stockport by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Relational Database
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 7 (77.78%) .NET Developer
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
2 7 (77.78%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Android
1 7 (77.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Web Development
1 7 (77.78%) Android Development
1 7 (77.78%) iOS Development
2 1 (11.11%) OO
2 1 (11.11%) OOD
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft