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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 212 197 229
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +32
Permanent jobs citing MCP 104 138 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.97% 1.19% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.96% 5.03% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 89 131 85
Average salary £41,500 £50,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.00% +36.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
2625 2746 2939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.38% 23.69% 25.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2283 2334 2627
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £77,500
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 24 December 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 24 December 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.

1 153 (80.10%) Windows
2 152 (79.58%) Microsoft
3 123 (64.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 96 (50.26%) ITIL
4 96 (50.26%) Active Directory
5 95 (49.74%) MCSE
6 90 (47.12%) VMware
7 88 (46.07%) MS Exchange
8 82 (42.93%) Citrix
9 73 (38.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 64 (33.51%) MS Excel
11 59 (30.89%) MS Office
12 58 (30.37%) DNS
12 58 (30.37%) Windows 7
13 57 (29.84%) DHCP
14 54 (28.27%) Exchange Server 2010
15 53 (27.75%) Finance
16 52 (27.23%) TCP/IP
17 48 (25.13%) Blackberry
18 42 (21.99%) Degree
19 41 (21.47%) MCITP
20 40 (20.94%) MCSA
21 38 (19.90%) Windows Server 2008
22 33 (17.28%) Cisco
23 32 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2003
24 31 (16.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 31 (16.23%) Smartphone
25 29 (15.18%) SLA
26 28 (14.66%) Firewall
27 27 (14.14%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 88 (46.07%) MS Exchange
2 54 (28.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 23 (12.04%) SharePoint
5 19 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (8.90%) Lync
7 16 (8.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (6.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (4.19%) IIS
10 5 (2.62%) IBM Notes
10 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2000
10 5 (2.62%) Tomcat
10 5 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.57%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (1.57%) Apache
Applications
1 64 (33.51%) MS Excel
2 59 (30.89%) MS Office
3 7 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.62%) SAP Business One
2 4 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.24%) Office 365
2 2 (1.05%) IaaS
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (30.37%) DNS
2 57 (29.84%) DHCP
3 52 (27.23%) TCP/IP
4 28 (14.66%) Firewall
5 26 (13.61%) VPN
6 19 (9.95%) SAN
7 15 (7.85%) VoIP
8 11 (5.76%) WAN
8 11 (5.76%) LAN
9 9 (4.71%) Internet
9 9 (4.71%) Unified Communications
10 7 (3.66%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.66%) VLAN
11 6 (3.14%) NAS
12 5 (2.62%) Software-Defined Networking
12 5 (2.62%) IMAP
12 5 (2.62%) POP3
13 3 (1.57%) FTP
13 3 (1.57%) DMZ
14 2 (1.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.05%) DB2
5 1 (0.52%) MS Access
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.66%) MSI
1 7 (3.66%) Serena SBM
General
1 53 (27.75%) Finance
2 21 (10.99%) Banking
3 8 (4.19%) Investment Banking
3 8 (4.19%) Back Office
4 5 (2.62%) Electronics
4 5 (2.62%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.62%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.09%) Front Office
5 4 (2.09%) Law
5 4 (2.09%) Retail
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (37.17%) Analyst
2 30 (15.71%) IT Support
3 28 (14.66%) Service Analyst
3 28 (14.66%) Service Desk Analyst
4 26 (13.61%) Support Engineer
5 25 (13.09%) Support Analyst
6 21 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (9.42%) Desktop Support
8 17 (8.90%) Team Leader
9 12 (6.28%) Support Team Leader
10 11 (5.76%) Technical Support
10 11 (5.76%) Consultant
11 10 (5.24%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 10 (5.24%) IT Support Analyst
11 10 (5.24%) IT Support Engineer
11 10 (5.24%) Desktop Analyst
12 9 (4.71%) Information Security Analyst
12 9 (4.71%) Information Analyst
12 9 (4.71%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.62%) MAPI
2 4 (2.09%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.05%) HTML
3 2 (1.05%) SAML
3 2 (1.05%) COM
4 1 (0.52%) CSS
4 1 (0.52%) Web Services
4 1 (0.52%) XML
4 1 (0.52%) XHTML
4 1 (0.52%) Ajax
4 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.52%) .NET
4 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.13%) Blackberry
2 31 (16.23%) Smartphone
3 15 (7.85%) iPhone
4 10 (5.24%) Clustering
5 7 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.14%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.62%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.09%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.57%) PKI
10 2 (1.05%) iPad
10 2 (1.05%) CMDB
11 1 (0.52%) DTV
11 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.52%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 153 (80.10%) Windows
2 58 (30.37%) Windows 7
3 38 (19.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (14.14%) Linux
5 23 (12.04%) Windows XP
6 17 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (8.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (7.85%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.19%) UNIX
10 5 (2.62%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.62%) Android
11 3 (1.57%) CentOS
11 3 (1.57%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.05%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.05%) AIX
12 2 (1.05%) Solaris
13 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (50.26%) ITIL
2 23 (12.04%) ITIL V3
3 16 (8.38%) Asset Management
4 14 (7.33%) Migration
5 13 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (4.71%) Information Security
6 9 (4.71%) ITIL V2
6 9 (4.71%) SIEM
7 8 (4.19%) Change Control
7 8 (4.19%) Service Delivery
8 7 (3.66%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.66%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.14%) Service Management
10 5 (2.62%) Workflow
10 5 (2.62%) CRM
10 5 (2.62%) ERP
10 5 (2.62%) Project Management
10 5 (2.62%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (2.62%) Document Management
11 4 (2.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.42%) PowerShell
2 14 (7.33%) SQL
3 5 (2.62%) VBA
4 4 (2.09%) VB
5 3 (1.57%) VBScript
6 2 (1.05%) VB6
6 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.52%) C
7 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 123 (64.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (49.74%) MCSE
3 42 (21.99%) Degree
4 41 (21.47%) MCITP
5 40 (20.94%) MCSA
6 31 (16.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (11.52%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (10.99%) CCNA
8 21 (10.99%) MCTS
9 16 (8.38%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (5.76%) CCENT
11 10 (5.24%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (4.19%) CCIA
13 6 (3.14%) CCSA
14 5 (2.62%) MOS
15 4 (2.09%) CCA
15 4 (2.09%) Security Cleared
15 4 (2.09%) ACMT
15 4 (2.09%) MCDST
16 3 (1.57%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (15.18%) SLA
2 5 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 96 (50.26%) Active Directory
2 73 (38.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (13.09%) XenApp
4 20 (10.47%) Hyper-V
5 12 (6.28%) XenDesktop
6 10 (5.24%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (3.66%) XenServer
8 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (2.62%) MDaemon
10 4 (2.09%) vSphere
10 4 (2.09%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.57%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.57%) UAG
12 2 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (6.81%) SCCM
2 10 (5.24%) Tivoli
3 8 (4.19%) XenMobile
4 7 (3.66%) WMI
5 6 (3.14%) WSUS
6 4 (2.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (2.09%) Casper Suite
7 3 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.57%) SCOM
8 2 (1.05%) Sysprep
8 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.52%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 152 (79.58%) Microsoft
2 90 (47.12%) VMware
3 82 (42.93%) Citrix
4 33 (17.28%) Cisco
5 25 (13.09%) NetApp
6 14 (7.33%) Oracle
7 13 (6.81%) HP
7 13 (6.81%) Apple
8 12 (6.28%) EMC
9 11 (5.76%) Altiris
9 11 (5.76%) Juniper
10 10 (5.24%) Dell
10 10 (5.24%) Bloomberg
11 9 (4.71%) SAP
12 8 (4.19%) Symantec
12 8 (4.19%) CheckPoint
12 8 (4.19%) Reuters
13 7 (3.66%) Serena
14 5 (2.62%) Infor
14 5 (2.62%) Lotus
City, London
Red10
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + good bonus and benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City of London
People Source
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22500 - £23000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
DP Connect
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago