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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 236 240 260
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCP 55 85 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.73% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.46% 2.89% 2.57%
Number of salaries quoted 54 81 54
Average salary £27,500 £38,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.63% +10.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,500 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,350 £60,000 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £29,900 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.67% -20.26%
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
2239 2937 2607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.67% 25.35% 22.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1932 2411 2299
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 82 (78.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (68.27%) Microsoft
3 60 (57.69%) Windows
4 53 (50.96%) Active Directory
5 49 (47.12%) MCSE
6 47 (45.19%) ITIL
7 32 (30.77%) MS Excel
8 31 (29.81%) Cisco
9 29 (27.88%) MCSA
10 28 (26.92%) MS Office
10 28 (26.92%) Windows 7
11 27 (25.96%) CCNA
11 27 (25.96%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (25.00%) VMware
12 26 (25.00%) MCTS
13 25 (24.04%) Finance
14 24 (23.08%) Service Management
14 24 (23.08%) Management Information System
15 23 (22.12%) SLA
15 23 (22.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 21 (20.19%) MCITP
17 20 (19.23%) Citrix
17 20 (19.23%) Blackberry
18 19 (18.27%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (16.35%) Banking
20 16 (15.38%) MS Exchange
20 16 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
21 15 (14.42%) Data Centre
21 15 (14.42%) TCP/IP
21 15 (14.42%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 12 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.85%) Lync
6 3 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.92%) IIS
8 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.96%) Apache
8 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 28 (26.92%) MS Office
3 3 (2.88%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.96%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.42%) TCP/IP
2 14 (13.46%) VPN
3 11 (10.58%) LAN
3 11 (10.58%) WAN
4 9 (8.65%) DNS
4 9 (8.65%) Internet
5 7 (6.73%) Firewall
6 6 (5.77%) VLAN
7 4 (3.85%) DHCP
7 4 (3.85%) Wireless
8 3 (2.88%) Intranet
8 3 (2.88%) MPLS
9 2 (1.92%) FTP
9 2 (1.92%) VoIP
10 1 (0.96%) SAN
10 1 (0.96%) Extranet
10 1 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.96%) Network Security
10 1 (0.96%) Wireless Security
10 1 (0.96%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.96%) DB2
5 1 (0.96%) OLAP
5 1 (0.96%) Informix
5 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) MSI
1 1 (0.96%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.96%) JIRA
General
1 25 (24.04%) Finance
2 17 (16.35%) Banking
3 12 (11.54%) Investment Banking
3 12 (11.54%) Financial Institution
3 12 (11.54%) Front Office
4 8 (7.69%) Advertising
5 7 (6.73%) Legal
6 4 (3.85%) Retail
6 4 (3.85%) Law
6 4 (3.85%) Electronics
6 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.92%) Publishing
8 1 (0.96%) Games
8 1 (0.96%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 34 (32.69%) Analyst
2 29 (27.88%) Support Analyst
3 18 (17.31%) Desktop Support
4 17 (16.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (13.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 14 (13.46%) Support Engineer
5 14 (13.46%) Desktop Analyst
6 11 (10.58%) IT Technician
7 10 (9.62%) Junior
8 9 (8.65%) Junior IT Technician
9 8 (7.69%) Service Desk Manager
9 8 (7.69%) Service Manager
10 7 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (6.73%) Consultant
11 6 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (5.77%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
11 6 (5.77%) IT Support
12 5 (4.81%) Service Desk Engineer
12 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 5 (4.81%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) .NET
2 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.77%) Ajax
3 5 (4.81%) HTML
4 4 (3.85%) XML
5 3 (2.88%) XSLT
5 3 (2.88%) XHTML
5 3 (2.88%) CSS
5 3 (2.88%) ADO.NET
5 3 (2.88%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.88%) WCF
5 3 (2.88%) WPF
5 3 (2.88%) WF
5 3 (2.88%) Silverlight
5 3 (2.88%) jQuery
6 2 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.96%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 20 (19.23%) Blackberry
3 16 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (14.42%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.81%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.92%) User Experience
6 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.92%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.96%) iPhone
7 1 (0.96%) AS400
7 1 (0.96%) PKI
7 1 (0.96%) EPoS
7 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (57.69%) Windows
2 28 (26.92%) Windows 7
3 23 (22.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.73%) Linux
6 4 (3.85%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.88%) UNIX
7 3 (2.88%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.96%) Android
9 1 (0.96%) CentOS
9 1 (0.96%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (45.19%) ITIL
2 24 (23.08%) Service Management
3 14 (13.46%) Service Delivery
4 13 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 12 (11.54%) Business Continuity
5 12 (11.54%) Business Continuity Management
6 9 (8.65%) CRM
7 8 (7.69%) Workflow
7 8 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (7.69%) Service Desk Management
8 7 (6.73%) Information Security
9 6 (5.77%) Web Development
9 6 (5.77%) ITSM
9 6 (5.77%) Information Security Management
9 6 (5.77%) Security Management
10 5 (4.81%) OO
10 5 (4.81%) Problem Management
11 4 (3.85%) Computer Security
11 4 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.62%) SQL
2 6 (5.77%) C#
2 6 (5.77%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.88%) VBScript
4 2 (1.92%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.92%) Java
4 2 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.96%) C
5 1 (0.96%) C++
5 1 (0.96%) VBA
5 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 82 (78.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (47.12%) MCSE
3 29 (27.88%) MCSA
4 27 (25.96%) CCNA
4 27 (25.96%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (25.00%) MCTS
6 21 (20.19%) MCITP
7 13 (12.50%) Degree
8 11 (10.58%) A+ Certification
9 8 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (6.73%) CCA
11 5 (4.81%) CCNP
12 4 (3.85%) MOS
12 4 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (3.85%) MCDST
12 4 (3.85%) MCSD
12 4 (3.85%) HNC
12 4 (3.85%) MCDBA
12 4 (3.85%) CCIE
13 3 (2.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.12%) SLA
2 4 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.92%) QA
4 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (50.96%) Active Directory
2 19 (18.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.65%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.73%) VMware Server
5 6 (5.77%) XenApp
6 4 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.88%) XenServer
8 2 (1.92%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.96%) Xen
9 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.96%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) SCCM
2 1 (0.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (68.27%) Microsoft
2 31 (29.81%) Cisco
3 26 (25.00%) VMware
4 20 (19.23%) Citrix
5 12 (11.54%) ServiceNow
6 9 (8.65%) Apple
7 5 (4.81%) Avaya
8 4 (3.85%) WatchGuard
9 2 (1.92%) Mitel
9 2 (1.92%) HP
10 1 (0.96%) Oracle
10 1 (0.96%) Sybase
10 1 (0.96%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.96%) NetApp
10 1 (0.96%) Lotus
10 1 (0.96%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.96%) ProCurve
10 1 (0.96%) Riverbed
10 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.96%) Remedy
City, London
JM
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent training, progression
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London, London, South East
Alexander Proudfoot
Salary: £23K to £28K, depending on experience
Posted: 17 days ago