The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 79 110
Rank change year-on-year -31 +31  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 6 6 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.41% 0.62% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.81% 2.71% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 13
Median salary £28,250 £33,250 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.03% -2.20%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £47,750 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £29,950
% change year-on-year - +0.16%  

MCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 331 221 347
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 22.78% 22.71% 20.51%
Number of salaries quoted 213 182 268
Median salary £40,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.70% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,600 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing MCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Cheshire

MCP
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for MCP in Cheshire

MCP
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -6 4 £27,500 +14.58% 1
Chester - 2 £31,000 -
MCP
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) ITIL
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (43.75%) Office 365
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (31.25%) MCSE
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
7 4 (25.00%) VoIP
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco
7 4 (25.00%) Service Management
8 3 (18.75%) Firewall
8 3 (18.75%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) SLA
8 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) SCCM
8 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
8 3 (18.75%) Spiceworks
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (18.75%) Break/Fix
9 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (12.50%) Hardware Maintenance
9 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (12.50%) G Suite
9 2 (12.50%) DBS Check
9 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (12.50%) Skype

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) G Suite
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) VoIP
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) PBX
3 2 (12.50%) Skype
3 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) WLAN
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (6.25%) LDAP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) GIS
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (18.75%) First Line Help Desk Support
1 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Support
1 3 (18.75%) IT Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (12.50%) IT Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Mitel Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Break/Fix
4 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Hardware Maintenance
4 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (12.50%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
5 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (6.25%) Information Security
5 1 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (31.25%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) DBS Check
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CISA
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) MCSA
4 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (6.25%) PMP
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) COBIT
2 1 (6.25%) PMO
2 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) Spiceworks
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Avaya
4 2 (12.50%) Google
4 2 (12.50%) Mitel
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) BMC
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday