Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 246 202
Rank change year-on-year +36 -44 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 76 44 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.02% 0.59% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.06% 2.75% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 71 44 58
Manchester median annual salary £24,000 £28,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +1.82% -5.17%
10th Percentile £17,500 £19,000 £18,500
90th Percentile £40,250 £41,250 £38,750
North West median annual salary £24,000 £23,250 £24,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -4.00%

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 Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,502 1,601 1,843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.18% 21.53% 26.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,185 1,313 1,417
Manchester median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,650 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% -1.88%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in Manchester

MCP
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for MCP in Manchester

MCP
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MCP in Manchester

MCP
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Stockport +7 15 £22,000 -41.33%
Rochdale +14 5 £36,000 +56.52% 1
Oldham +28 4 £37,000 -10.84%
Sale - 1 £35,000 -
MCP
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MCP.

1 66 (86.84%) Windows
2 63 (82.89%) Active Directory
3 61 (80.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (77.63%) Microsoft
5 53 (69.74%) Microsoft Office
5 53 (69.74%) ITIL
6 52 (68.42%) VMware
7 51 (67.11%) WAN
7 51 (67.11%) Hyper-V
7 51 (67.11%) Windows Server
8 50 (65.79%) Office 365
8 50 (65.79%) TCP/IP
9 48 (63.16%) LAN
10 47 (61.84%) MCSE
11 46 (60.53%) Cisco
12 41 (53.95%) MCSA
12 41 (53.95%) Firewall
13 32 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 29 (38.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (36.84%) MS Exchange
16 26 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2010
17 23 (30.26%) SLA
18 20 (26.32%) SCCM
19 19 (25.00%) Windows 7
20 16 (21.05%) DNS
21 15 (19.74%) Exchange Server 2013
21 15 (19.74%) Windows 10
22 14 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
22 14 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2007
22 14 (18.42%) Citrix

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 28 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 26 (34.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (19.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (7.89%) IIS
6 1 (1.32%) Apache
6 1 (1.32%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.32%) JBoss
6 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 53 (69.74%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.95%) SPSS
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 50 (65.79%) Office 365
2 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 51 (67.11%) WAN
2 50 (65.79%) TCP/IP
3 48 (63.16%) LAN
4 41 (53.95%) Firewall
5 16 (21.05%) DNS
6 10 (13.16%) VoIP
6 10 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.63%) DHCP
7 2 (2.63%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.32%) Network Security
8 1 (1.32%) PABX
8 1 (1.32%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.32%) VPN
8 1 (1.32%) WebEx
8 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (3.95%) MySQL
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.95%) Power BI
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.32%) JIRA
General
1 1 (1.32%) Finance
1 1 (1.32%) Legal
1 1 (1.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (46.05%) Support Engineer
2 19 (25.00%) 1st Line Engineer
3 16 (21.05%) 1st Line Support
3 16 (21.05%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 16 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (17.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 13 (17.11%) VMware Engineer
5 12 (15.79%) VMware Support Engineer
6 11 (14.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (14.47%) Developer
6 11 (14.47%) IT Support
7 10 (13.16%) Analyst
8 9 (11.84%) Active Directory Support
8 9 (11.84%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (11.84%) Windows Support Engineer
9 8 (10.53%) Service Desk Engineer
10 7 (9.21%) .NET Developer
10 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (9.21%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (9.21%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) .NET
2 4 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.26%) HTML
2 4 (5.26%) jQuery
3 3 (3.95%) REST
4 1 (1.32%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.32%) Animation
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 66 (86.84%) Windows
2 51 (67.11%) Windows Server
3 32 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (38.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 15 (19.74%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.26%) Android
7 4 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.32%) CentOS
8 1 (1.32%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.32%) Linux
8 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (69.74%) ITIL
2 9 (11.84%) Service Management
3 4 (5.26%) Android Development
3 4 (5.26%) CRM
3 4 (5.26%) iOS Development
3 4 (5.26%) ITIL V3
3 4 (5.26%) Web Development
4 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (3.95%) Change Control
4 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
4 3 (3.95%) Data Modelling
4 3 (3.95%) ETL
4 3 (3.95%) ETL Development
4 3 (3.95%) Load Balancing
4 3 (3.95%) Statistics
5 2 (2.63%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (1.32%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (1.32%) High Availability
6 1 (1.32%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.32%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) SQL
2 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 7 (9.21%) C#
4 5 (6.58%) VBA
5 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.26%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.95%) R
7 1 (1.32%) Java
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 61 (80.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (61.84%) MCSE
3 41 (53.95%) MCSA
4 5 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.95%) CCNA
5 3 (3.95%) Degree
6 2 (2.63%) CCIE
6 2 (2.63%) CCNP
6 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.32%) MCITP
7 1 (1.32%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (30.26%) SLA
2 9 (11.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 63 (82.89%) Active Directory
2 51 (67.11%) Hyper-V
3 14 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.32%) vSphere
5 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (26.32%) SCCM
2 3 (3.95%) WMI
3 2 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.32%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 59 (77.63%) Microsoft
2 52 (68.42%) VMware
3 46 (60.53%) Cisco
4 14 (18.42%) Citrix
5 5 (6.58%) Oracle
6 4 (5.26%) iManage
7 2 (2.63%) F5
7 2 (2.63%) HP
7 2 (2.63%) Juniper
7 2 (2.63%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.32%) Apple
8 1 (1.32%) arcserve
8 1 (1.32%) Dell
8 1 (1.32%) Google
8 1 (1.32%) NetApp
8 1 (1.32%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.32%) Reuters
8 1 (1.32%) SAP
8 1 (1.32%) Sophos