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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 224 251 234
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCP 94 81 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.85% 0.68% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.43% 3.10% 3.46%
Number of salaries quoted 86 65 98
Average salary £32,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,300 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
2738 2609 3031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.65% 21.79% 25.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2300 2270 2721
Average salary £50,250 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 October 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 October 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.

1 137 (83.03%) Microsoft
2 136 (82.42%) Windows
3 111 (67.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (57.58%) Active Directory
5 86 (52.12%) MS Exchange
6 85 (51.52%) ITIL
7 84 (50.91%) MCSE
8 81 (49.09%) VMware
9 74 (44.85%) Citrix
10 67 (40.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 58 (35.15%) MS Excel
12 56 (33.94%) DNS
13 55 (33.33%) DHCP
14 54 (32.73%) TCP/IP
15 49 (29.70%) Windows 7
16 45 (27.27%) Finance
17 44 (26.67%) MCITP
17 44 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
18 42 (25.45%) MCSA
19 41 (24.85%) MS Office
20 40 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
21 37 (22.42%) Degree
22 30 (18.18%) Blackberry
23 28 (16.97%) Cisco
23 28 (16.97%) SharePoint
24 27 (16.36%) SLA
24 27 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2003
25 26 (15.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 26 (15.76%) Firewall
26 24 (14.55%) NetApp

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 86 (52.12%) MS Exchange
2 44 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (16.97%) SharePoint
4 27 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 20 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (10.30%) Lync
7 13 (7.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (7.88%) IIS
8 10 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (4.85%) Tomcat
10 6 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2000
10 6 (3.64%) IBM Notes
11 4 (2.42%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.61%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.61%) Apache
Applications
1 58 (35.15%) MS Excel
2 41 (24.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (4.24%) SAP Business One
2 5 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.61%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.61%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Pivotal CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.06%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) IaaS
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (33.94%) DNS
2 55 (33.33%) DHCP
3 54 (32.73%) TCP/IP
4 26 (15.76%) Firewall
5 20 (12.12%) SAN
5 20 (12.12%) VPN
6 13 (7.88%) VoIP
7 10 (6.06%) Unified Communications
8 9 (5.45%) IMAP
8 9 (5.45%) POP3
9 8 (4.85%) Internet
10 7 (4.24%) WAN
10 7 (4.24%) LAN
11 6 (3.64%) NAS
12 5 (3.03%) VLAN
13 2 (1.21%) Intranet
13 2 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.21%) NetScaler
13 2 (1.21%) SSL
14 1 (0.61%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.82%) DB2
7 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.61%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.61%) Informix
8 1 (0.61%) MS Access
8 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.61%) Ingres
8 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.61%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Serena SBM
2 1 (0.61%) NUnit
2 1 (0.61%) Moq
2 1 (0.61%) MSI
General
1 45 (27.27%) Finance
2 12 (7.27%) Banking
3 11 (6.67%) Back Office
4 9 (5.45%) Electronics
4 9 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.85%) Law
6 6 (3.64%) Investment Banking
7 5 (3.03%) Marketing
7 5 (3.03%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.82%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.61%) Advertising
10 1 (0.61%) Publishing
10 1 (0.61%) Front Office
10 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (29.70%) Analyst
2 23 (13.94%) Support Engineer
2 23 (13.94%) Service Analyst
2 23 (13.94%) Service Desk Analyst
3 22 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 21 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (10.91%) IT Support
6 15 (9.09%) Technical Support
7 14 (8.48%) Desktop Support
7 14 (8.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (7.27%) Consultant
9 9 (5.45%) Administrator
9 9 (5.45%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (4.85%) Senior Consultant
11 7 (4.24%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (4.24%) Support Consultant
11 7 (4.24%) Team Leader
11 7 (4.24%) Technical Support Consultant
11 7 (4.24%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (4.24%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.45%) MAPI
2 5 (3.03%) .NET
3 3 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.82%) COM
3 3 (1.82%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.21%) HTML
5 1 (0.61%) Velocity
5 1 (0.61%) Dojo
5 1 (0.61%) LINQ
5 1 (0.61%) jQuery
5 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (0.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.61%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.61%) CSS
5 1 (0.61%) Web Services
5 1 (0.61%) XML
5 1 (0.61%) XHTML
5 1 (0.61%) SAML
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 20 (12.12%) Smartphone
3 15 (9.09%) Clustering
4 12 (7.27%) iPhone
5 5 (3.03%) DTV
5 5 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.42%) EqualLogic
6 4 (2.42%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.82%) PKI
7 3 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.61%) BBC
9 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.61%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.61%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.61%) iPad
9 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.61%) New Media
9 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 136 (82.42%) Windows
2 49 (29.70%) Windows 7
3 40 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (12.73%) Linux
5 21 (12.73%) Windows XP
6 19 (11.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (7.27%) Windows 8
8 10 (6.06%) UNIX
9 3 (1.82%) Android
9 3 (1.82%) CentOS
10 2 (1.21%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.21%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.21%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.21%) AIX
10 2 (1.21%) Solaris
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (51.52%) ITIL
2 20 (12.12%) ITIL V3
3 17 (10.30%) Migration
4 14 (8.48%) Asset Management
5 13 (7.88%) Load Balancing
6 10 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.45%) Service Management
8 8 (4.85%) ITIL V2
8 8 (4.85%) Change Control
9 7 (4.24%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.24%) ERP
9 7 (4.24%) Programme Management
10 6 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.64%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.03%) CRM
11 5 (3.03%) Project Management
11 5 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (2.42%) Time Management
12 4 (2.42%) Software Distribution
12 4 (2.42%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.33%) SQL
2 11 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.06%) VBA
4 3 (1.82%) VBScript
4 3 (1.82%) C#
5 2 (1.21%) VB
6 1 (0.61%) Java
6 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.61%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 111 (67.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (50.91%) MCSE
3 44 (26.67%) MCITP
4 42 (25.45%) MCSA
5 37 (22.42%) Degree
6 26 (15.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 20 (12.12%) MCTS
8 19 (11.52%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (10.91%) CCNA
10 9 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (5.45%) CCENT
11 6 (3.64%) CCSA
12 5 (3.03%) MOS
12 5 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (3.03%) CCEE
13 4 (2.42%) Security Cleared
13 4 (2.42%) ACMT
14 3 (1.82%) CCA
14 3 (1.82%) A+ Certification
14 3 (1.82%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (16.36%) SLA
2 5 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 95 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 67 (40.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (14.55%) XenApp
4 23 (13.94%) Hyper-V
5 14 (8.48%) VMware ESX
6 11 (6.67%) XenDesktop
7 9 (5.45%) MDaemon
8 8 (4.85%) vSphere
9 7 (4.24%) XenServer
10 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.42%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.82%) ISA Server
14 2 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (1.21%) UAG
15 1 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.06%) SCCM
2 8 (4.85%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.64%) WSUS
4 5 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (2.42%) Casper Suite
6 3 (1.82%) SCOM
7 2 (1.21%) Sysprep
7 2 (1.21%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.21%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.61%) WMI
8 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.61%) SCSM
8 1 (0.61%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 137 (83.03%) Microsoft
2 81 (49.09%) VMware
3 74 (44.85%) Citrix
4 28 (16.97%) Cisco
5 24 (14.55%) NetApp
6 18 (10.91%) Oracle
7 17 (10.30%) SAP
8 13 (7.88%) Apple
9 12 (7.27%) Dell
10 11 (6.67%) Juniper
11 9 (5.45%) Bloomberg
11 9 (5.45%) Altiris
11 9 (5.45%) McAfee
12 8 (4.85%) Symantec
12 8 (4.85%) CheckPoint
12 8 (4.85%) HP
13 7 (4.24%) Reuters
13 7 (4.24%) Infor
13 7 (4.24%) Sun
14 6 (3.64%) Lotus
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