The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / North West
Rank 227 190 154
Rank change year-on-year -37 -36  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 30 50 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.89% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 3.45% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19 43 83
Median salary £45,000 £24,000 £24,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +87.50% -2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £22,000 £18,600
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £39,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1386 1448 1802
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.86% 25.63% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1002 1170 1408
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

MCP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for MCP in the North West

MCP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP in the North West

MCP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Manchester -36 20 £47,500 +26.66% 3
Cheshire +12 10 £30,000 +36.36%
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 North West region with a requirement for MCP.

1 53 (74.65%) Microsoft
2 51 (71.83%) Windows
3 44 (61.97%) Active Directory
4 43 (60.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (53.52%) ITIL
6 32 (45.07%) MCSE
7 22 (30.99%) Windows 7
8 20 (28.17%) MS Excel
9 18 (25.35%) VMware
9 18 (25.35%) DHCP
9 18 (25.35%) DNS
9 18 (25.35%) MS Office
9 18 (25.35%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (23.94%) SLA
10 17 (23.94%) MCSA
10 17 (23.94%) MS Exchange
10 17 (23.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
11 16 (22.54%) Service Management
12 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
12 15 (21.13%) WAN
12 15 (21.13%) CCNA
13 13 (18.31%) SCCM
13 13 (18.31%) Office 365
14 12 (16.90%) LAN
15 11 (15.49%) Cisco
15 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
16 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 17 (23.94%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.45%) Confluence
5 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.41%) Site Server
Applications
1 20 (28.17%) MS Excel
2 18 (25.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) Office 365
2 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.35%) DHCP
1 18 (25.35%) DNS
2 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
2 15 (21.13%) WAN
3 12 (16.90%) LAN
4 9 (12.68%) Firewall
5 8 (11.27%) VoIP
6 6 (8.45%) Unified Communications
6 6 (8.45%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (5.63%) NetScaler
8 3 (4.23%) Internet
8 3 (4.23%) Wireless
9 1 (1.41%) NAS
9 1 (1.41%) SAN
9 1 (1.41%) VLAN
9 1 (1.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MSI
2 8 (11.27%) InstallShield
3 6 (8.45%) JIRA
General
1 8 (11.27%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.45%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.82%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.41%) Advertising
4 1 (1.41%) Billing
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Analyst
2 19 (26.76%) Support Analyst
3 16 (22.54%) IT Support
4 14 (19.72%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (18.31%) IT Analyst
6 11 (15.49%) IT Support Analyst
6 11 (15.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (14.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 10 (14.08%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (9.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (9.86%) IT Engineer
8 7 (9.86%) IT Manager
8 7 (9.86%) Support Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 6 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (8.45%) Help Desk Analyst
10 5 (7.04%) First Line Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) .NET
1 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.23%) HTML
2 3 (4.23%) jQuery
3 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.45%) Life Science
2 2 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (71.83%) Windows
2 22 (30.99%) Windows 7
3 17 (23.94%) Windows Server
3 17 (23.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (14.08%) Windows 8
6 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (11.27%) Windows XP
8 6 (8.45%) Linux
9 4 (5.63%) Mac OS X
10 3 (4.23%) Android
10 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (53.52%) ITIL
2 16 (22.54%) Service Management
3 9 (12.68%) Application Packaging
3 9 (12.68%) ITIL V3
3 9 (12.68%) Service Delivery
4 8 (11.27%) Application Virtualisation
5 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (8.45%) IT Strategy
5 6 (8.45%) Time Management
6 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (5.63%) CRM
8 3 (4.23%) Android Development
8 3 (4.23%) iOS Development
8 3 (4.23%) Web Development
9 2 (2.82%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (2.82%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.82%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.82%) Network Management
9 2 (2.82%) Software Distribution
9 2 (2.82%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.63%) C#
3 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.23%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.82%) SQL
5 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (60.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (45.07%) MCSE
3 18 (25.35%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (23.94%) MCSA
5 15 (21.13%) CCNA
6 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
7 8 (11.27%) BC Cleared
7 8 (11.27%) Degree
8 7 (9.86%) MCITP
9 5 (7.04%) A+ Certification
10 4 (5.63%) CCNP
11 3 (4.23%) CCIE
11 3 (4.23%) DBS Check
11 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.82%) MCTS
13 1 (1.41%) CCA
13 1 (1.41%) CISSP
13 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.94%) SLA
2 7 (9.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.82%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.41%) COBIT
4 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (61.97%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.82%) vSphere
6 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (18.31%) SCCM
2 9 (12.68%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.41%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (74.65%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.35%) VMware
3 11 (15.49%) Cisco
4 9 (12.68%) Dell
5 6 (8.45%) Atlassian
5 6 (8.45%) Intel Security
5 6 (8.45%) Spiceworks
6 5 (7.04%) Apple
6 5 (7.04%) Symantec
7 4 (5.63%) Avaya
7 4 (5.63%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.63%) Veeam
8 3 (4.23%) Citrix
8 3 (4.23%) F5
8 3 (4.23%) HP
8 3 (4.23%) Juniper
8 3 (4.23%) Mitel
8 3 (4.23%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.41%) BMC
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