Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 134 129
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 19 36 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.71% 1.28% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.56% 5.63% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8 33 16
Cheshire median annual salary £24,750 £22,500 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.27% -4.35%
10th Percentile £23,375 £20,000 £18,000
90th Percentile £62,450 £28,750 £33,875
North West median annual salary £29,250 £24,000 £24,500
% change year-on-year +21.88% -2.04% -10.91%

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 534 639 488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.98% 22.65% 22.11%
Number of salaries quoted 373 418 406
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £43,626 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.87% +5.00% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +2 11 - - 4
Runcorn +17 6 £24,625 -10.45%
Wilmslow -14 1 £54,000 +151.16%
MCP
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) MCSE
3 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
4 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
5 12 (63.16%) Citrix
5 12 (63.16%) Windows
5 12 (63.16%) Office 365
5 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
6 11 (57.89%) Server Virtualisation
6 11 (57.89%) Presales
6 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (57.89%) Customer Requirements
6 11 (57.89%) Vendor Relationship Management
6 11 (57.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (57.89%) Network Security
6 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
6 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
6 11 (57.89%) Project Management
6 11 (57.89%) Programme Management
7 6 (31.58%) Data Protection
7 6 (31.58%) Ivanti
7 6 (31.58%) GDPR
8 5 (26.32%) MobileIron
8 5 (26.32%) Mac OS
8 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
8 5 (26.32%) MCDST
8 5 (26.32%) Android

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 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (63.16%) Office 365
2 11 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Architect
1 11 (57.89%) Technical Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Technology Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) COM
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
1 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) Android
3 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
3 5 (26.32%) Mac OS
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Customer Requirements
1 11 (57.89%) Enterprise Architecture
1 11 (57.89%) Presales
1 11 (57.89%) Programme Management
1 11 (57.89%) Project Management
1 11 (57.89%) Server Virtualisation
1 11 (57.89%) Vendor Relationship Management
2 6 (31.58%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.26%) Decision-Making
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Process Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) MCSE
3 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) MCDST
5 2 (10.53%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
6 1 (5.26%) CCNP
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (84.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) Citrix
3 6 (31.58%) Ivanti
4 5 (26.32%) MobileIron
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat