Period
to 19 October 2017

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 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 129 144
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCP 36 18 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.27% 0.82% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.73% 3.73% 5.63%
Number of salaries quoted 33 16 41
Cheshire median annual salary £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -4.35% -2.13%
10th Percentile £20,000 £18,000 £18,000
90th Percentile £28,750 £33,875 £45,000
North West median annual salary £24,000 £24,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -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 628 483 781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.18% 21.91% 23.29%
Number of salaries quoted 416 403 614
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £21,000 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%

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
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 19 October 2017. 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 +8 18 £25,000 +4.17%
Wilmslow +3 9 £21,500 +13.16% 2
Chester +10 3 £31,000 +37.78%
Macclesfield +7 2 £25,000 -
Middlewich - 2 £21,500 -
Runcorn -6 1 £27,500 +22.22%
Knutsford - 1 - -
MCP
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 32 (88.89%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (63.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (61.11%) Windows 8
5 21 (58.33%) MCSE
5 21 (58.33%) ITIL
6 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
6 20 (55.56%) Office 365
7 19 (52.78%) Firewall
8 18 (50.00%) Windows Server
8 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (44.44%) Windows 7
9 16 (44.44%) DNS
9 16 (44.44%) DHCP
9 16 (44.44%) MS Exchange
10 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
11 14 (38.89%) A+ Certification
12 13 (36.11%) MCSA
13 12 (33.33%) Windows 10
14 10 (27.78%) Cisco
14 10 (27.78%) Apple
14 10 (27.78%) VMware
15 9 (25.00%) Mac OS X
15 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (25.00%) MCITP
16 8 (22.22%) Hyper-V
17 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
17 7 (19.44%) CCNP

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 16 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 16 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
1 16 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (55.56%) Office 365
2 7 (19.44%) G Suite
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (52.78%) Firewall
2 16 (44.44%) DHCP
2 16 (44.44%) DNS
3 7 (19.44%) WLAN
4 4 (11.11%) LAN
4 4 (11.11%) WAN
5 3 (8.33%) VoIP
6 2 (5.56%) PBX
6 2 (5.56%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.78%) LDAP
7 1 (2.78%) Skype
7 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) GIS
General
1 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Games
2 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Law
2 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Support Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) IT Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) IT Support
3 9 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 8 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (19.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (16.67%) Analyst
6 6 (16.67%) IT Technician
6 6 (16.67%) Support Analyst
7 5 (13.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 4 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Mitel Engineer
10 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Technical Support
10 1 (2.78%) Applications Engineer
10 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Engineer
10 1 (2.78%) Office 365 Engineer
10 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Engineer
10 1 (2.78%) Windows Engineer
10 1 (2.78%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (88.89%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (61.11%) Windows 8
4 18 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (44.44%) Windows 7
6 12 (33.33%) Windows 10
7 9 (25.00%) Mac OS X
8 6 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) CRM
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL V2
2 6 (16.67%) Time Management
3 4 (11.11%) Break/Fix
4 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.78%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (2.78%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.78%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.78%) SDLC
5 1 (2.78%) Six Sigma
5 1 (2.78%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (63.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (58.33%) MCSE
3 14 (38.89%) A+ Certification
4 13 (36.11%) MCSA
5 9 (25.00%) MCITP
6 7 (19.44%) CCNA
6 7 (19.44%) CCNP
6 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (19.44%) DBS Check
7 6 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.78%) CISA
9 1 (2.78%) CISSP
9 1 (2.78%) Degree
9 1 (2.78%) MCDST
9 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.78%) Apple
2 10 (27.78%) Cisco
2 10 (27.78%) VMware
3 7 (19.44%) Google
4 2 (5.56%) Avaya
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) Mitel
4 2 (5.56%) NETGEAR
4 2 (5.56%) Symantec
5 1 (2.78%) Dell
5 1 (2.78%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (2.78%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.78%) Progress
5 1 (2.78%) Sage