The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 220 306 252
Rank change year-on-year
+86 -54
Permanent jobs citing MCP 92 40 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.87% 0.32% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.39% 1.33% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 84 35 69
Average salary £47,500 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.37% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,700 £57,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
MCP
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2712 3002 2947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.74% 24.03% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2279 2564 2545
Average salary £52,000 £52,500 £52,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.95% +0.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCP
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the City of London region.

MCP Salary Trend in the City of London

MCP
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 157 (81.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 153 (79.27%) Microsoft
3 143 (74.09%) Windows
4 118 (61.14%) Active Directory
5 114 (59.07%) MCSE
6 108 (55.96%) ITIL
7 83 (43.01%) Finance
8 76 (39.38%) Blackberry
9 74 (38.34%) Windows 7
10 62 (32.12%) Banking
11 57 (29.53%) MS Excel
12 52 (26.94%) Service Management
12 52 (26.94%) Service Delivery
13 50 (25.91%) VMware
14 49 (25.39%) Business Continuity
14 49 (25.39%) Investment Banking
14 49 (25.39%) Financial Institution
14 49 (25.39%) Front Office
14 49 (25.39%) MS Office
14 49 (25.39%) ServiceNow
14 49 (25.39%) Business Continuity Management
15 42 (21.76%) Citrix
16 41 (21.24%) MS Exchange
17 29 (15.03%) MCSA
17 29 (15.03%) Exchange Server 2010
18 27 (13.99%) MCITP
18 27 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (13.99%) Windows Server 2008
19 25 (12.95%) SLA
19 25 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2013

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (21.24%) MS Exchange
2 29 (15.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (6.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (6.22%) Lync
6 9 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (3.63%) SharePoint
8 6 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (3.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.55%) IIS
11 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.52%) Apache
Applications
1 57 (29.53%) MS Excel
2 49 (25.39%) MS Office
3 7 (3.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.59%) Office 365
2 4 (2.07%) IaaS
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.92%) DHCP
1 23 (11.92%) VPN
2 21 (10.88%) DNS
2 21 (10.88%) LAN
2 21 (10.88%) WAN
2 21 (10.88%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.22%) SAN
4 11 (5.70%) Internet
4 11 (5.70%) Firewall
5 6 (3.11%) Wireless
5 6 (3.11%) VoIP
5 6 (3.11%) NetScaler
6 5 (2.59%) Software-Defined Networking
6 5 (2.59%) Network Security
7 4 (2.07%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.04%) VLAN
8 2 (1.04%) Extranet
8 2 (1.04%) MPLS
8 2 (1.04%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.52%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.52%) Informix
4 1 (0.52%) MS Access
4 1 (0.52%) DTS
4 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (5.18%) MSI
2 3 (1.55%) Serena SBM
3 2 (1.04%) JIRA
4 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 83 (43.01%) Finance
2 62 (32.12%) Banking
3 49 (25.39%) Financial Institution
3 49 (25.39%) Front Office
3 49 (25.39%) Investment Banking
4 12 (6.22%) Retail
5 10 (5.18%) Legal
6 2 (1.04%) Advertising
6 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 114 (59.07%) Analyst
2 74 (38.34%) Support Analyst
3 63 (32.64%) Desktop Support
4 60 (31.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 60 (31.09%) Desktop Analyst
5 28 (14.51%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
6 23 (11.92%) IT Support
7 21 (10.88%) Service Analyst
8 19 (9.84%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (9.84%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (7.77%) Team Leader
9 15 (7.77%) Support Engineer
10 13 (6.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (5.18%) Support Team Leader
13 8 (4.15%) Consultant
14 7 (3.63%) Security Analyst
14 7 (3.63%) Administrator
14 7 (3.63%) Information Analyst
14 7 (3.63%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.59%) .NET
2 4 (2.07%) XML
2 4 (2.07%) SAML
2 4 (2.07%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.55%) HTML
4 2 (1.04%) COM
5 1 (0.52%) CSS
5 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.52%) WCF
5 1 (0.52%) RESTful
5 1 (0.52%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 76 (39.38%) Blackberry
2 17 (8.81%) Smartphone
2 17 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.29%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.66%) Mathematics
5 8 (4.15%) CMDB
6 5 (2.59%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.07%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.04%) iPhone
10 1 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.52%) PMI
10 1 (0.52%) AS400
10 1 (0.52%) Handset
10 1 (0.52%) Replication
10 1 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 143 (74.09%) Windows
2 74 (38.34%) Windows 7
3 27 (13.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (10.36%) Linux
5 13 (6.74%) Windows XP
6 10 (5.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.15%) Mac OS
9 7 (3.63%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.11%) UNIX
11 5 (2.59%) Windows Vista
12 4 (2.07%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.55%) Android
14 2 (1.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (55.96%) ITIL
2 52 (26.94%) Service Management
2 52 (26.94%) Service Delivery
3 49 (25.39%) Business Continuity
3 49 (25.39%) Business Continuity Management
4 10 (5.18%) Problem Management
4 10 (5.18%) CRM
5 9 (4.66%) Information Security
6 8 (4.15%) PRINCE2
6 8 (4.15%) Project Management
7 7 (3.63%) Migration
7 7 (3.63%) SIEM
8 6 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.11%) Change Management
8 6 (3.11%) Document Management
8 6 (3.11%) Data Analysis
9 5 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.59%) ITSM
9 5 (2.59%) Workflow
9 5 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.84%) SQL
1 19 (9.84%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.66%) T-SQL
3 6 (3.11%) VB
3 6 (3.11%) C#
4 5 (2.59%) VB6
5 3 (1.55%) VBA
6 2 (1.04%) C++
6 2 (1.04%) Java
7 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 157 (81.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (59.07%) MCSE
3 29 (15.03%) MCSA
4 27 (13.99%) MCITP
5 19 (9.84%) Degree
5 19 (9.84%) MCTS
6 17 (8.81%) Citrix Certification
7 15 (7.77%) CCNA
7 15 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (6.74%) MCDST
9 12 (6.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (4.15%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (4.15%) CCA
10 8 (4.15%) CCIA
11 6 (3.11%) CCNP
12 5 (2.59%) A+ Certification
13 4 (2.07%) CCIE
13 4 (2.07%) MOS
14 3 (1.55%) CCENT
14 3 (1.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.95%) SLA
2 5 (2.59%) QA
3 3 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 118 (61.14%) Active Directory
2 27 (13.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.81%) XenApp
4 14 (7.25%) Hyper-V
5 13 (6.74%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (3.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.07%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (2.07%) UAG
8 4 (2.07%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.04%) XenServer
9 2 (1.04%) Xen
10 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (8.29%) SCCM
2 11 (5.70%) XenMobile
3 10 (5.18%) WMI
4 4 (2.07%) WSUS
4 4 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.07%) SCOM
5 3 (1.55%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.04%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 153 (79.27%) Microsoft
2 50 (25.91%) VMware
3 49 (25.39%) ServiceNow
4 42 (21.76%) Citrix
5 22 (11.40%) Cisco
6 15 (7.77%) HP
7 14 (7.25%) Apple
8 11 (5.70%) EMC
9 7 (3.63%) Avaya
10 6 (3.11%) NetApp
11 4 (2.07%) Symantec
11 4 (2.07%) AppSense
11 4 (2.07%) Polycom
12 3 (1.55%) McAfee
12 3 (1.55%) Serena
12 3 (1.55%) Mitel
12 3 (1.55%) Altiris
13 2 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.04%) Juniper
13 2 (1.04%) SAP
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