Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 253 287 230
Rank change year-on-year +34 -57 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 127 72 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.96% 0.58% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.54% 2.55% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 115 66 104
North West median annual salary £24,000 £23,000 £26,125
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -11.96% +11.17%
10th Percentile £17,750 £18,750 £17,825
90th Percentile £37,000 £41,750 £45,000
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% -3.08%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2798 2819 3248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.05% 22.53% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2139 2233 2476
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,050 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,125
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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
Manchester +19 77 £24,000 -2.04% 2
Cheshire -10 36 £22,500 +12.50%
Lancashire +10 14 £30,000 +1.69% 3
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 100 (78.74%) Windows
1 100 (78.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (68.50%) Active Directory
3 85 (66.93%) ITIL
4 79 (62.20%) MCSE
5 77 (60.63%) Microsoft
6 76 (59.84%) Windows Server
7 73 (57.48%) Cisco
8 72 (56.69%) VMware
9 66 (51.97%) Office 365
10 65 (51.18%) Hyper-V
10 65 (51.18%) Firewall
11 63 (49.61%) MCSA
12 55 (43.31%) WAN
13 52 (40.94%) TCP/IP
14 51 (40.16%) Windows Server 2008
15 49 (38.58%) LAN
15 49 (38.58%) Microsoft Office
16 48 (37.80%) Windows Server 2012
17 43 (33.86%) MS Exchange
18 41 (32.28%) Exchange Server 2010
19 35 (27.56%) DNS
20 34 (26.77%) Windows 7
21 31 (24.41%) SCCM
22 30 (23.62%) Cisco Certification
23 27 (21.26%) Exchange Server 2013
24 26 (20.47%) Windows 10
25 25 (19.69%) Windows 8
25 25 (19.69%) CCNA
26 23 (18.11%) A+ Certification

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 43 (33.86%) MS Exchange
2 41 (32.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (21.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.72%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.94%) IIS
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 49 (38.58%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.36%) SPSS
4 2 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.36%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 66 (51.97%) Office 365
2 6 (4.72%) G Suite
2 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 65 (51.18%) Firewall
2 55 (43.31%) WAN
3 52 (40.94%) TCP/IP
4 49 (38.58%) LAN
5 35 (27.56%) DNS
6 19 (14.96%) DHCP
7 9 (7.09%) VoIP
8 7 (5.51%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (4.72%) Unified Communications
9 6 (4.72%) WLAN
10 5 (3.94%) NetScaler
11 4 (3.15%) SAN
11 4 (3.15%) VLAN
12 3 (2.36%) LDAP
12 3 (2.36%) Network Security
12 3 (2.36%) VPN
13 2 (1.57%) Skype
14 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
14 1 (0.79%) PBX
14 1 (0.79%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.72%) RDBMS
2 6 (4.72%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (2.36%) MySQL
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.36%) Power BI
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (8.66%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.57%) Law
2 2 (1.57%) Publishing
3 1 (0.79%) Banking
3 1 (0.79%) Finance
3 1 (0.79%) Games
3 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.79%) Legal
3 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (40.94%) Support Engineer
2 29 (22.83%) IT Support
3 24 (18.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 21 (16.54%) 1st Line Engineer
4 21 (16.54%) Analyst
5 20 (15.75%) Support Analyst
6 19 (14.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (14.17%) 1st Line Support
7 18 (14.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 16 (12.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 16 (12.60%) IT Engineer
9 14 (11.02%) Developer
9 14 (11.02%) IT Analyst
9 14 (11.02%) IT Support Analyst
10 12 (9.45%) IT Support Engineer
10 12 (9.45%) Service Desk Engineer
11 8 (6.30%) .NET Developer
11 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (6.30%) IT Technician
11 8 (6.30%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.66%) .NET
2 9 (7.09%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.72%) HTML
3 6 (4.72%) jQuery
4 3 (2.36%) REST
5 2 (1.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Driving Licence
2 5 (3.94%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.79%) Animation
4 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.79%) Replication
4 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 100 (78.74%) Windows
2 76 (59.84%) Windows Server
3 51 (40.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (37.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (26.77%) Windows 7
6 26 (20.47%) Windows 10
7 25 (19.69%) Windows 8
8 10 (7.87%) Mac OS X
9 6 (4.72%) Android
9 6 (4.72%) Apple iOS
9 6 (4.72%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (66.93%) ITIL
2 16 (12.60%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (8.66%) CRM
4 7 (5.51%) Load Balancing
5 6 (4.72%) Android Development
5 6 (4.72%) iOS Development
5 6 (4.72%) ITIL V2
5 6 (4.72%) Time Management
5 6 (4.72%) Web Development
6 5 (3.94%) Break/Fix
6 5 (3.94%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (3.15%) Change Control
7 4 (3.15%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.15%) ITIL V3
7 4 (3.15%) Service Management
7 4 (3.15%) Statistics
8 3 (2.36%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.36%) Data Modelling
8 3 (2.36%) ETL
8 3 (2.36%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.45%) C#
2 7 (5.51%) SQL
3 6 (4.72%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.72%) VB.NET
4 5 (3.94%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.36%) R
6 2 (1.57%) VBA
7 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 100 (78.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (62.20%) MCSE
3 63 (49.61%) MCSA
4 30 (23.62%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (19.69%) CCNA
6 23 (18.11%) A+ Certification
7 20 (15.75%) CCNP
8 13 (10.24%) Degree
9 11 (8.66%) MCITP
10 6 (4.72%) DBS Check
10 6 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (3.94%) CCIE
12 2 (1.57%) MCDST
12 2 (1.57%) MOS
12 2 (1.57%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.79%) CISA
13 1 (0.79%) CISSP
13 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.11%) SLA
2 8 (6.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.79%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (68.50%) Active Directory
2 65 (51.18%) Hyper-V
3 22 (17.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.15%) vSphere
5 2 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (24.41%) SCCM
2 4 (3.15%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.57%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.57%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 77 (60.63%) Microsoft
2 73 (57.48%) Cisco
3 72 (56.69%) VMware
4 13 (10.24%) Apple
5 12 (9.45%) Citrix
6 6 (4.72%) Google
7 5 (3.94%) F5
7 5 (3.94%) Juniper
7 5 (3.94%) Riverbed
8 3 (2.36%) iManage
8 3 (2.36%) Oracle
8 3 (2.36%) Symantec
9 2 (1.57%) Dell
9 2 (1.57%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (1.57%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.57%) NETGEAR
9 2 (1.57%) Veeam
10 1 (0.79%) Avaya
10 1 (0.79%) Progress
10 1 (0.79%) Sage