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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 229 257 236
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCP 87 74 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.76% 0.62% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 2.87% 3.54%
Number of salaries quoted 82 56 102
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,650 £22,750 £24,050
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £46,250 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
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
2878 2577 3222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.27% 21.76% 25.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2356 2265 2892
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 23 September 2014.

MCP Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 116 (84.67%) Microsoft
2 113 (82.48%) Windows
3 105 (76.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 87 (63.50%) Active Directory
5 75 (54.74%) MCSE
6 72 (52.55%) ITIL
7 69 (50.36%) VMware
8 68 (49.64%) MS Exchange
9 55 (40.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 53 (38.69%) Citrix
11 52 (37.96%) MS Excel
12 40 (29.20%) DNS
13 39 (28.47%) DHCP
13 39 (28.47%) TCP/IP
14 38 (27.74%) MCITP
15 35 (25.55%) MCSA
15 35 (25.55%) Finance
15 35 (25.55%) Windows Server 2008
16 31 (22.63%) Windows 7
17 29 (21.17%) Exchange Server 2010
17 29 (21.17%) MS Office
17 29 (21.17%) SharePoint
18 28 (20.44%) Degree
19 26 (18.98%) Firewall
20 25 (18.25%) Cisco
20 25 (18.25%) SQL
21 23 (16.79%) SQL Server
21 23 (16.79%) NetApp
21 23 (16.79%) Hyper-V
22 21 (15.33%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 68 (49.64%) MS Exchange
2 29 (21.17%) SharePoint
2 29 (21.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (13.14%) Lync
4 17 (12.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (10.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (8.76%) IIS
7 11 (8.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (5.84%) Tomcat
9 7 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (4.38%) IBM Notes
11 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (2.92%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (2.92%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (2.92%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (1.46%) WorkSite
13 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (37.96%) MS Excel
2 29 (21.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.11%) SAP Business One
2 6 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.73%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.73%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.73%) Pivotal CRM
3 1 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.73%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.03%) Office 365
2 2 (1.46%) IaaS
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (29.20%) DNS
2 39 (28.47%) DHCP
2 39 (28.47%) TCP/IP
3 26 (18.98%) Firewall
4 21 (15.33%) SAN
5 14 (10.22%) VPN
6 11 (8.03%) Unified Communications
7 10 (7.30%) VoIP
8 9 (6.57%) LAN
8 9 (6.57%) WAN
8 9 (6.57%) POP3
8 9 (6.57%) IMAP
9 7 (5.11%) Internet
10 4 (2.92%) VLAN
10 4 (2.92%) NAS
11 3 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.46%) NetScaler
13 1 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.73%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (5.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.19%) DB2
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.46%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.73%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.73%) Informix
8 1 (0.73%) MS Access
8 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.73%) Ingres
8 1 (0.73%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Serena SBM
2 1 (0.73%) NUnit
2 1 (0.73%) Moq
2 1 (0.73%) MSI
General
1 35 (25.55%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.30%) Back Office
4 9 (6.57%) Electronics
5 8 (5.84%) Banking
6 7 (5.11%) Marketing
6 7 (5.11%) Law
6 7 (5.11%) Manufacturing
7 6 (4.38%) Investment Banking
8 4 (2.92%) Advertising
9 3 (2.19%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.46%) Retail
11 1 (0.73%) Publishing
11 1 (0.73%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (27.01%) Analyst
2 21 (15.33%) Support Analyst
3 18 (13.14%) Support Engineer
4 17 (12.41%) IT Support
5 16 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (11.68%) Technical Support
6 14 (10.22%) Desktop Support
7 12 (8.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (8.76%) Service Analyst
7 12 (8.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (8.03%) Consultant
9 9 (6.57%) Senior Consultant
9 9 (6.57%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (5.84%) Administrator
11 7 (5.11%) Support Consultant
11 7 (5.11%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (5.11%) Technical Support Consultant
11 7 (5.11%) Senior Technical Consultant
11 7 (5.11%) Senior Support Consultant
11 7 (5.11%) Senior Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.57%) MAPI
2 5 (3.65%) .NET
3 3 (2.19%) COM
4 2 (1.46%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.46%) SAML
4 2 (1.46%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.73%) Velocity
5 1 (0.73%) Dojo
5 1 (0.73%) LINQ
5 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (0.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.73%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.60%) Blackberry
2 14 (10.22%) Clustering
3 11 (8.03%) Smartphone
4 8 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.11%) iPhone
6 6 (4.38%) DTV
7 5 (3.65%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.92%) EqualLogic
9 3 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.19%) BBC
9 3 (2.19%) Mathematics
10 2 (1.46%) PKI
11 1 (0.73%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.73%) Data Conversion
11 1 (0.73%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.73%) HP StorageWorks
11 1 (0.73%) New Media
11 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 113 (82.48%) Windows
2 35 (25.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (22.63%) Windows 7
4 21 (15.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (14.60%) Linux
6 18 (13.14%) Windows XP
6 18 (13.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (7.30%) UNIX
8 8 (5.84%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.19%) Android
9 3 (2.19%) CentOS
9 3 (2.19%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.19%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.46%) AIX
10 2 (1.46%) Solaris
10 2 (1.46%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (52.55%) ITIL
2 16 (11.68%) Migration
3 12 (8.76%) Load Balancing
4 11 (8.03%) Service Management
5 9 (6.57%) ITIL V3
6 8 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (5.84%) Programme Management
6 8 (5.84%) Asset Management
7 7 (5.11%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.11%) ERP
7 7 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.38%) CRM
8 6 (4.38%) ITIL V2
8 6 (4.38%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (4.38%) Change Control
9 5 (3.65%) Software Distribution
9 5 (3.65%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.65%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.65%) Time Management
10 4 (2.92%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.25%) SQL
2 10 (7.30%) VBA
3 7 (5.11%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.92%) C#
5 2 (1.46%) VBScript
5 2 (1.46%) VB
6 1 (0.73%) Java
6 1 (0.73%) C
6 1 (0.73%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 105 (76.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (54.74%) MCSE
3 38 (27.74%) MCITP
4 35 (25.55%) MCSA
5 28 (20.44%) Degree
6 20 (14.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (12.41%) CCNA
7 17 (12.41%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (11.68%) MCTS
9 7 (5.11%) CCENT
9 7 (5.11%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (4.38%) CCSA
11 5 (3.65%) CCEE
12 4 (2.92%) A+ Certification
13 3 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (2.19%) CCEA
13 3 (2.19%) MCSD
13 3 (2.19%) ACMT
13 3 (2.19%) ACTC
14 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.87%) SLA
2 6 (4.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (63.50%) Active Directory
2 55 (40.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (16.79%) Hyper-V
4 21 (15.33%) XenApp
5 11 (8.03%) VMware ESX
5 11 (8.03%) XenDesktop
6 9 (6.57%) vSphere
6 9 (6.57%) MDaemon
7 7 (5.11%) XenServer
8 5 (3.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (2.92%) ISA Server
10 3 (2.19%) UAG
10 3 (2.19%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.46%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.73%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (10.22%) SCCM
2 7 (5.11%) WSUS
3 6 (4.38%) Tivoli
4 5 (3.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (2.92%) SCOM
6 2 (1.46%) Sysprep
6 2 (1.46%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.46%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.73%) WMI
7 1 (0.73%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.73%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.73%) SCSM
7 1 (0.73%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 116 (84.67%) Microsoft
2 69 (50.36%) VMware
3 53 (38.69%) Citrix
4 25 (18.25%) Cisco
5 23 (16.79%) NetApp
6 20 (14.60%) SAP
7 18 (13.14%) Oracle
8 12 (8.76%) Dell
8 12 (8.76%) Apple
9 10 (7.30%) McAfee
9 10 (7.30%) Juniper
10 8 (5.84%) CheckPoint
10 8 (5.84%) HP
10 8 (5.84%) Symantec
11 7 (5.11%) Infor
11 7 (5.11%) Altiris
11 7 (5.11%) Sun
12 6 (4.38%) Lotus
13 3 (2.19%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.19%) EMC
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum
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Salary: £23000 - £25500 per annum + £1,966 Inner London Allowance
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Salary: £27000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Bens
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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