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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 41 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 24 45 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 5.23% 9.68% 10.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.46% 30.41% 37.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24 35 56
Average salary £23,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.28% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,800 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £40,000 £35,000
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
166 148 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 36.17% 31.83% 28.22%
Number of salaries quoted 135 112 129
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,500 £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 19 December 2014, 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 41 (83.67%) Microsoft
2 38 (77.55%) MS Excel
3 33 (67.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (61.22%) MS Office
5 27 (55.10%) Windows
6 26 (53.06%) Windows 7
7 24 (48.98%) Windows XP
7 24 (48.98%) MCSA
7 24 (48.98%) MCTS
8 22 (44.90%) MCITP
8 22 (44.90%) MCSE
9 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (38.78%) SC Cleared
9 19 (38.78%) Security Cleared
9 19 (38.78%) TCP/IP
10 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (34.69%) MS Exchange
11 16 (32.65%) VPN
11 16 (32.65%) DNS
11 16 (32.65%) Linux
12 15 (30.61%) UNIX
12 15 (30.61%) ITIL
12 15 (30.61%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (30.61%) DHCP
12 15 (30.61%) Hyper-V
13 14 (28.57%) Service Management
13 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (26.53%) HP
14 13 (26.53%) SLA
14 13 (26.53%) OpenView

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 17 (34.69%) MS Exchange
2 15 (30.61%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (22.45%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 38 (77.55%) MS Excel
2 30 (61.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (38.78%) TCP/IP
2 16 (32.65%) VPN
2 16 (32.65%) DNS
3 15 (30.61%) DHCP
4 2 (4.08%) Intranet
5 1 (2.04%) Internet
5 1 (2.04%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) LAN
5 1 (2.04%) WAN
5 1 (2.04%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) NUnit
1 8 (16.33%) MSTest
1 8 (16.33%) Rhino Mocks
1 8 (16.33%) Moq
General
1 6 (12.24%) Local Government
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Back Office
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Service Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) .NET Developer
3 8 (16.33%) Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) IT Support
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.08%) Support Technician
8 1 (2.04%) Field Service Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Field Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (2.04%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) .NET
1 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET
1 8 (16.33%) WCF
1 8 (16.33%) Spring.NET
1 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 8 (16.33%) Castle Windsor
1 8 (16.33%) Ninject
1 8 (16.33%) Razor View Engine
1 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 8 (16.33%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Inversion of Control
2 7 (14.29%) User Experience
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (55.10%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Windows 7
3 24 (48.98%) Windows XP
4 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (32.65%) Linux
7 15 (30.61%) UNIX
8 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) ITIL
2 14 (28.57%) Service Management
3 8 (16.33%) Dependency Injection
3 8 (16.33%) Web Application Development
3 8 (16.33%) MVC
3 8 (16.33%) Scrum
3 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.33%) TDD
3 8 (16.33%) Incident Management
3 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (16.33%) Kanban
4 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.04%) Information Assurance
5 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (67.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (48.98%) MCSA
2 24 (48.98%) MCTS
3 22 (44.90%) MCITP
3 22 (44.90%) MCSE
4 19 (38.78%) SC Cleared
4 19 (38.78%) Security Cleared
5 8 (16.33%) MCAD
5 8 (16.33%) MCSD
6 7 (14.29%) MCDST
7 1 (2.04%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.53%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (30.61%) Hyper-V
2 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (26.53%) OpenView
2 11 (22.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (8.16%) SCCM
4 2 (4.08%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 41 (83.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.53%) HP
3 11 (22.45%) Lotus
4 3 (6.12%) VMware
4 3 (6.12%) Citrix