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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 212 208
Rank change year-on-year -20 -4  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 40 25 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.45% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 1.85% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 31 19 39
Median salary £29,000 £24,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.17% -34.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £20,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £55,000
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 1513 1354 1535
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.10% 24.14% 24.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1179 1139 1229
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £23,168
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -16 32 £29,000 +2.65% 6
Cheshire -33 6 £28,250 -33.52% 3
Merseyside - 1 £40,000 - 1
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 58 (81.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (71.83%) Windows
3 47 (66.20%) ITIL
4 46 (64.79%) Microsoft
5 45 (63.38%) Active Directory
6 44 (61.97%) MCSE
7 36 (50.70%) Cisco
8 31 (43.66%) WAN
8 31 (43.66%) MCSA
9 30 (42.25%) Windows Server
10 29 (40.85%) TCP/IP
11 26 (36.62%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (30.99%) VMware
12 22 (30.99%) SLA
12 22 (30.99%) Office 365
13 17 (23.94%) LAN
13 17 (23.94%) Microsoft Office
13 17 (23.94%) Unified Communications
13 17 (23.94%) Hyper-V
14 16 (22.54%) CCNP
14 16 (22.54%) Service Management
14 16 (22.54%) Firewall
15 15 (21.13%) DNS
15 15 (21.13%) NetScaler
16 14 (19.72%) F5
16 14 (19.72%) Riverbed
16 14 (19.72%) SCCM
16 14 (19.72%) CCIE
16 14 (19.72%) Juniper
17 13 (18.31%) Load Balancing

MCP
Co-occurring 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 8 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.45%) Confluence
2 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.41%) Apache
5 1 (1.41%) CMS
5 1 (1.41%) Drupal
5 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.99%) Office 365
2 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 31 (43.66%) WAN
2 29 (40.85%) TCP/IP
3 17 (23.94%) LAN
3 17 (23.94%) Unified Communications
4 16 (22.54%) Firewall
5 15 (21.13%) DNS
5 15 (21.13%) NetScaler
6 11 (15.49%) DHCP
6 11 (15.49%) VoIP
7 4 (5.63%) SAN
8 3 (4.23%) Skype
9 2 (2.82%) Internet
9 2 (2.82%) PBX
9 2 (2.82%) WLAN
10 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.41%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.41%) LDAP
10 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.41%) VPN
10 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) RDBMS
2 5 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) GIS
3 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) JIRA
2 5 (7.04%) MSI
3 4 (5.63%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (15.49%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (25.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (19.72%) Network Engineer
3 13 (18.31%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (15.49%) Network Communications Engineer
4 11 (15.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (15.49%) Support Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (11.27%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (11.27%) Support Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (9.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (9.86%) Developer
7 7 (9.86%) Juniper Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
8 6 (8.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (8.45%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) .NET
2 7 (9.86%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.45%) HTML
4 5 (7.04%) jQuery
5 1 (1.41%) CSS
5 1 (1.41%) CSS3
5 1 (1.41%) HTML5
5 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (8.45%) Life Science
3 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.41%) CMDB
3 1 (1.41%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (71.83%) Windows
2 30 (42.25%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.08%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.27%) Windows 10
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.45%) Linux
7 5 (7.04%) Android
7 5 (7.04%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (66.20%) ITIL
2 16 (22.54%) Service Management
3 13 (18.31%) Load Balancing
4 11 (15.49%) Change Control
4 11 (15.49%) Configuration Management
4 11 (15.49%) Statistics
5 10 (14.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (11.27%) Network Management
6 8 (11.27%) WAN Optimisation
7 6 (8.45%) IT Strategy
7 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (8.45%) Time Management
8 5 (7.04%) Android Development
8 5 (7.04%) iOS Development
8 5 (7.04%) ITIL V3
8 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.04%) Web Development
9 4 (5.63%) Application Packaging
9 4 (5.63%) CRM
10 3 (4.23%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) C#
2 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.04%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.23%) SQL
5 1 (1.41%) C++
5 1 (1.41%) Java
5 1 (1.41%) PHP
5 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (81.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (61.97%) MCSE
3 31 (43.66%) MCSA
4 26 (36.62%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (22.54%) CCNP
6 14 (19.72%) CCIE
7 12 (16.90%) CCNA
8 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
9 3 (4.23%) BC Cleared
9 3 (4.23%) DBS Check
9 3 (4.23%) Degree
10 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
11 1 (1.41%) CCA
11 1 (1.41%) CISSP
11 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.41%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.99%) SLA
2 5 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (4.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.41%) COBIT
4 1 (1.41%) PMO
4 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (63.38%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.94%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) SCCM
2 6 (8.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (5.63%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.41%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 46 (64.79%) Microsoft
2 36 (50.70%) Cisco
3 22 (30.99%) VMware
4 14 (19.72%) F5
4 14 (19.72%) Juniper
4 14 (19.72%) Riverbed
5 6 (8.45%) Atlassian
6 5 (7.04%) Palo Alto
6 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
6 5 (7.04%) Symantec
6 5 (7.04%) Veeam
7 3 (4.23%) Avaya
7 3 (4.23%) Citrix
7 3 (4.23%) Mitel
7 3 (4.23%) Spiceworks
8 2 (2.82%) Apple
8 2 (2.82%) Google
9 1 (1.41%) AppSense
9 1 (1.41%) BMC
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle
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