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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 211 196 225
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +29
Permanent jobs citing MCP 101 118 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.98% 1.12% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.94% 4.53% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85 112 78
Average salary £44,000 £48,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.74% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £27,550 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £62,500 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,375 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -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
2562 2607 2810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.93% 24.77% 26.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2226 2200 2505
Average salary £51,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
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 23 January 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 23 January 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.

1 152 (77.95%) Windows
2 151 (77.44%) Microsoft
3 124 (63.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 105 (53.85%) ITIL
5 99 (50.77%) Active Directory
6 95 (48.72%) MCSE
7 84 (43.08%) MS Exchange
8 81 (41.54%) VMware
9 79 (40.51%) Citrix
10 65 (33.33%) Windows 7
11 64 (32.82%) MS Excel
12 61 (31.28%) MS Office
12 61 (31.28%) VMware Infrastructure
13 58 (29.74%) DHCP
13 58 (29.74%) DNS
14 57 (29.23%) Finance
15 55 (28.21%) Blackberry
15 55 (28.21%) Exchange Server 2010
16 52 (26.67%) TCP/IP
17 40 (20.51%) Degree
18 35 (17.95%) Smartphone
19 34 (17.44%) Exchange Server 2003
20 33 (16.92%) MCITP
20 33 (16.92%) Windows Server 2008
21 32 (16.41%) SLA
22 31 (15.90%) MCSA
23 29 (14.87%) Banking
24 26 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
25 25 (12.82%) Cisco
25 25 (12.82%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 84 (43.08%) MS Exchange
2 55 (28.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (17.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (10.26%) SharePoint
6 15 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (6.15%) Lync
8 11 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (4.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (4.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2000
10 5 (2.56%) IIS
11 3 (1.54%) IBM Notes
11 3 (1.54%) Apache
11 3 (1.54%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 64 (32.82%) MS Excel
2 61 (31.28%) MS Office
3 7 (3.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.54%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.10%) Office 365
2 3 (1.54%) IaaS
2 3 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (29.74%) DHCP
1 58 (29.74%) DNS
2 52 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 24 (12.31%) VPN
4 19 (9.74%) Firewall
5 16 (8.21%) SAN
6 13 (6.67%) VoIP
7 11 (5.64%) WAN
7 11 (5.64%) LAN
8 9 (4.62%) Internet
9 8 (4.10%) Unified Communications
10 7 (3.59%) VLAN
11 5 (2.56%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.56%) NAS
11 5 (2.56%) Software-Defined Networking
12 4 (2.05%) Network Security
12 4 (2.05%) Wireless
12 4 (2.05%) IP Telephony
13 3 (1.54%) IMAP
13 3 (1.54%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.51%) MS Access
5 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.64%) MSI
2 8 (4.10%) Serena SBM
General
1 57 (29.23%) Finance
2 29 (14.87%) Banking
3 16 (8.21%) Investment Banking
4 15 (7.69%) Front Office
5 14 (7.18%) Financial Institution
6 7 (3.59%) Retail
7 6 (3.08%) Back Office
8 5 (2.56%) Electronics
8 5 (2.56%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.54%) Law
10 2 (1.03%) Legal
11 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.51%) Publishing
11 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 89 (45.64%) Analyst
2 37 (18.97%) Support Analyst
3 32 (16.41%) Desktop Support
4 31 (15.90%) Service Analyst
4 31 (15.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 30 (15.38%) IT Support
6 26 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
6 26 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 21 (10.77%) Support Engineer
8 17 (8.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (8.21%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (8.21%) Team Leader
10 12 (6.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (5.64%) Support Team Leader
12 10 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (5.13%) Consultant
12 10 (5.13%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
13 9 (4.62%) Security Analyst
13 9 (4.62%) Information Analyst
13 9 (4.62%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.05%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.54%) MAPI
2 3 (1.54%) SAML
3 2 (1.03%) HTML
4 1 (0.51%) .NET
4 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.51%) COM
4 1 (0.51%) CSS
4 1 (0.51%) XML
4 1 (0.51%) XHTML
4 1 (0.51%) Ajax
4 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 55 (28.21%) Blackberry
2 35 (17.95%) Smartphone
3 13 (6.67%) iPhone
4 9 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.59%) Clustering
5 7 (3.59%) Mathematics
6 5 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.56%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.54%) CMDB
7 3 (1.54%) PKI
8 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.03%) iPad
9 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.51%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.51%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 152 (77.95%) Windows
2 65 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 33 (16.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (12.82%) Windows XP
5 21 (10.77%) Linux
6 15 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 14 (7.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.59%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.56%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.05%) UNIX
12 3 (1.54%) Android
13 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (53.85%) ITIL
2 24 (12.31%) ITIL V3
3 19 (9.74%) Service Delivery
4 18 (9.23%) Service Management
5 14 (7.18%) Asset Management
6 13 (6.67%) Business Continuity
6 13 (6.67%) Business Continuity Management
7 11 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (5.13%) Migration
9 9 (4.62%) Information Security
9 9 (4.62%) SIEM
10 7 (3.59%) ITIL V2
11 6 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.08%) Project Management
11 6 (3.08%) Document Management
11 6 (3.08%) Workflow
11 6 (3.08%) Load Balancing
12 5 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (2.56%) Change Management
12 5 (2.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.31%) PowerShell
2 11 (5.64%) SQL
3 5 (2.56%) T-SQL
3 5 (2.56%) VB6
3 5 (2.56%) VB
4 3 (1.54%) VBA
5 1 (0.51%) VBScript
5 1 (0.51%) C
5 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 124 (63.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (48.72%) MCSE
3 40 (20.51%) Degree
4 33 (16.92%) MCITP
5 31 (15.90%) MCSA
6 24 (12.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (9.74%) MCTS
8 17 (8.72%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (8.21%) CCNA
10 14 (7.18%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (4.62%) CCENT
13 8 (4.10%) CCIA
14 7 (3.59%) MCDST
15 5 (2.56%) MOS
16 4 (2.05%) ACMT
16 4 (2.05%) CCSA
16 4 (2.05%) CCA
17 3 (1.54%) HNC
17 3 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (16.41%) SLA
2 5 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.56%) QA
3 4 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (50.77%) Active Directory
2 61 (31.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.31%) XenApp
4 16 (8.21%) Hyper-V
5 14 (7.18%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (3.59%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.05%) XenServer
9 4 (2.05%) UAG
10 3 (1.54%) MDaemon
10 3 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.54%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.03%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.03%) vSphere
12 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (7.69%) SCCM
2 12 (6.15%) XenMobile
3 11 (5.64%) WMI
4 9 (4.62%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.56%) WSUS
6 4 (2.05%) SCOM
6 4 (2.05%) Casper Suite
7 3 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.51%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 151 (77.44%) Microsoft
2 81 (41.54%) VMware
3 79 (40.51%) Citrix
4 25 (12.82%) Cisco
5 15 (7.69%) Apple
6 14 (7.18%) NetApp
6 14 (7.18%) EMC
7 13 (6.67%) ServiceNow
8 11 (5.64%) HP
9 10 (5.13%) Altiris
10 8 (4.10%) Symantec
10 8 (4.10%) Serena
10 8 (4.10%) SAP
11 7 (3.59%) Oracle
11 7 (3.59%) Reuters
11 7 (3.59%) Bloomberg
11 7 (3.59%) Juniper
12 5 (2.56%) Dell
13 4 (2.05%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.05%) Avaya
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Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Annapurna
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
People Source
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Head Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago