The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 38 32 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCP 26 40 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 5.86% 9.13% 12.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 26.14% 43.22%
Number of salaries quoted 26 30 51
Average salary £20,750 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-44.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
MCP
Cheshire

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

Qualifications Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
156 153 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 35.14% 34.93% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 118 102 100
Average salary £29,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

MCP
Salary Trend in Warrington

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

MCP Salary Trend in Warrington

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 47 (94.00%) Microsoft
2 44 (88.00%) MS Excel
3 35 (70.00%) MS Office
4 28 (56.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (54.00%) Windows
6 26 (52.00%) Windows 7
7 25 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 25 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 24 (48.00%) MCSE
8 24 (48.00%) MCSA
9 23 (46.00%) MCITP
10 20 (40.00%) Windows XP
10 20 (40.00%) ITIL
10 20 (40.00%) TCP/IP
11 19 (38.00%) IBM Notes
11 19 (38.00%) SLA
11 19 (38.00%) OpenView
11 19 (38.00%) HP
11 19 (38.00%) Lotus
11 19 (38.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 19 (38.00%) Service Management
11 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (34.00%) DNS
12 17 (34.00%) Linux
13 16 (32.00%) UNIX
13 16 (32.00%) DHCP
13 16 (32.00%) VPN
14 14 (28.00%) MCTS
15 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (24.00%) Active Directory

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 19 (38.00%) IBM Notes
2 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
3 11 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 44 (88.00%) MS Excel
2 35 (70.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 17 (34.00%) DNS
3 16 (32.00%) DHCP
3 16 (32.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) Network Security
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) NUnit
1 3 (6.00%) MSTest
1 3 (6.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (6.00%) Moq
General
1 7 (14.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) Analyst
2 24 (48.00%) Service Analyst
2 24 (48.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (24.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Support Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.00%) Support Technician
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Developer
6 3 (6.00%) IT Support
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Field Service Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (2.00%) Field Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) IT Support Technician
8 1 (2.00%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) WCF
1 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (6.00%) .NET
1 3 (6.00%) Unity DI Container
1 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 3 (6.00%) Castle Windsor
1 3 (6.00%) Ninject
1 3 (6.00%) Razor View Engine
1 3 (6.00%) Spring.NET
1 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) User Experience
2 3 (6.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 27 (54.00%) Windows
2 26 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (34.00%) Linux
6 16 (32.00%) UNIX
7 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) ITIL
2 19 (38.00%) Service Management
3 7 (14.00%) Incident Management
3 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (6.00%) MVC
4 3 (6.00%) Scrum
4 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.00%) TDD
4 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.00%) Web Application Development
4 3 (6.00%) Kanban
4 3 (6.00%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (56.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 25 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 24 (48.00%) MCSE
3 24 (48.00%) MCSA
4 23 (46.00%) MCITP
5 14 (28.00%) MCTS
6 7 (14.00%) MCDST
7 3 (6.00%) MCAD
7 3 (6.00%) MCSD
8 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (38.00%) OpenView
1 19 (38.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (16.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (94.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.00%) HP
2 19 (38.00%) Lotus
3 3 (6.00%) VMware
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix