Period
to 16 July 2018

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 6 months to 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 146 127
Rank change year-on-year -1 -19 +23
Permanent jobs citing MCP 27 17 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.86% 0.66% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.83% 3.06% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 15
Cheshire median annual salary £33,000 £27,500 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +14.58% +2.13%
10th Percentile £27,500 £20,800 £19,400
90th Percentile £52,943 £42,500 £41,150
North West median annual salary £33,500 £32,500 £24,250
% change year-on-year +3.08% +34.02% -28.15%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 705 556 515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.35% 21.48% 23.10%
Number of salaries quoted 460 366 419
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.42% +1.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £66,375 £61,250 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 16 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +11 21 £28,000 -0.88% 1
Wilmslow +7 4 £50,825 +136.40%
Runcorn +11 1 £23,000 +24.32%
Chester -9 1 - -
MCP
North West

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MCP.

1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (77.78%) MCSE
3 20 (74.07%) Office 365
4 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
5 17 (62.96%) Windows
5 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
5 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (59.26%) Windows Server
7 15 (55.56%) Citrix
8 14 (51.85%) Project Management
8 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
8 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
8 14 (51.85%) Enterprise Architecture
8 14 (51.85%) Network Security
8 14 (51.85%) Programme Management
8 14 (51.85%) Server Virtualisation
8 14 (51.85%) Presales
8 14 (51.85%) Customer Requirements
8 14 (51.85%) Vendor Relationship Management
8 14 (51.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (51.85%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (22.22%) ITIL
10 5 (18.52%) CCNA
10 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
10 5 (18.52%) GDPR
10 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills

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 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (7.41%) IIS
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (74.07%) Office 365
2 14 (51.85%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (51.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) Network Security
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) VLAN
2 2 (7.41%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) PBX
3 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Back Office
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Architect
1 14 (51.85%) Technical Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Problem Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Technical Leader
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (3.70%) Mitel Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.11%) Driving Licence
4 2 (7.41%) Replication
4 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
1 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Customer Requirements
1 14 (51.85%) Enterprise Architecture
1 14 (51.85%) Presales
1 14 (51.85%) Programme Management
1 14 (51.85%) Project Management
1 14 (51.85%) Server Virtualisation
1 14 (51.85%) Vendor Relationship Management
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
4 4 (14.81%) Decision-Making
4 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
4 4 (14.81%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
4 4 (14.81%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Service Management
4 4 (14.81%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.70%) Process Management
6 1 (3.70%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (77.78%) MCSE
3 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) CCNA
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (14.81%) CCNP
6 3 (11.11%) MCSA
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) GDPR
2 4 (14.81%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Dell
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Ivanti
4 2 (7.41%) Veeam
5 1 (3.70%) Avaya
5 1 (3.70%) Lotus
5 1 (3.70%) Mitel