The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 256 256 232
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCP 75 69 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.58% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 2.58% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 70 63 80
Average salary £39,000 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.04% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £59,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3070 2671 3047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.87% 22.39% 23.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2522 2356 2762
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCP
London

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 98 (84.48%) Microsoft
2 96 (82.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 90 (77.59%) Windows
4 79 (68.10%) Active Directory
5 69 (59.48%) MCSE
6 64 (55.17%) VMware
7 60 (51.72%) ITIL
8 58 (50.00%) MS Exchange
9 49 (42.24%) VMware Infrastructure
10 41 (35.34%) Citrix
11 39 (33.62%) MS Excel
12 36 (31.03%) MCSA
13 35 (30.17%) Finance
14 32 (27.59%) MCITP
15 31 (26.72%) Windows Server 2008
16 29 (25.00%) SharePoint
16 29 (25.00%) SQL
17 25 (21.55%) TCP/IP
18 24 (20.69%) MS Office
18 24 (20.69%) Degree
19 23 (19.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 22 (18.97%) SQL Server
20 22 (18.97%) NetApp
20 22 (18.97%) Hyper-V
21 21 (18.10%) Exchange Server 2010
21 21 (18.10%) SAN
21 21 (18.10%) DNS
21 21 (18.10%) Cisco
22 20 (17.24%) DHCP
22 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 58 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 29 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 21 (18.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (12.07%) Lync
5 14 (12.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (9.48%) IIS
7 7 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2000
8 6 (5.17%) Tomcat
9 4 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (2.59%) IBM Notes
10 3 (2.59%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (2.59%) CMS
10 3 (2.59%) MS Project Server
11 2 (1.72%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (33.62%) MS Excel
2 24 (20.69%) MS Office
3 4 (3.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (4.31%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.86%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.86%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.86%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.86%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.17%) Office 365
2 2 (1.72%) IaaS
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.55%) TCP/IP
2 21 (18.10%) SAN
2 21 (18.10%) DNS
3 20 (17.24%) DHCP
4 18 (15.52%) Firewall
5 9 (7.76%) VPN
5 9 (7.76%) LAN
5 9 (7.76%) WAN
6 7 (6.03%) Unified Communications
6 7 (6.03%) POP3
6 7 (6.03%) IMAP
7 5 (4.31%) VoIP
8 3 (2.59%) NAS
8 3 (2.59%) Internet
8 3 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.72%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.86%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.86%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.86%) LDAP
10 1 (0.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.59%) DB2
7 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.72%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.86%) QlikView
8 1 (0.86%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.86%) Ingres
8 1 (0.86%) Informix
8 1 (0.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Moq
1 1 (0.86%) NUnit
General
1 35 (30.17%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.90%) Back Office
3 8 (6.90%) Advertising
4 7 (6.03%) Law
5 6 (5.17%) Marketing
5 6 (5.17%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.31%) Electronics
6 5 (4.31%) Banking
7 3 (2.59%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.72%) Retail
8 2 (1.72%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.86%) Front Office
9 1 (0.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (27.59%) Analyst
2 20 (17.24%) Support Analyst
3 15 (12.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (11.21%) Desktop Support
4 13 (11.21%) Support Engineer
5 12 (10.34%) Technical Support
6 11 (9.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (8.62%) IT Support
8 8 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
8 8 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 8 (6.90%) Consultant
9 7 (6.03%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (6.03%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (5.17%) Administrator
10 6 (5.17%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (5.17%) Architect
11 5 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (4.31%) Service Analyst
11 5 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.03%) MAPI
2 5 (4.31%) .NET
3 3 (2.59%) COM
4 2 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.72%) SAML
5 1 (0.86%) LINQ
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (0.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.86%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.86%) CSS
5 1 (0.86%) Web Services
5 1 (0.86%) LAMP
5 1 (0.86%) Velocity
5 1 (0.86%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Blackberry
2 14 (12.07%) Clustering
3 7 (6.03%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.31%) DTV
4 5 (4.31%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.45%) Smartphone
5 4 (3.45%) EqualLogic
6 3 (2.59%) BBC
7 2 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.72%) iPhone
8 1 (0.86%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.86%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.86%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.86%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.86%) New Media
8 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.86%) Firmware
8 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 90 (77.59%) Windows
2 31 (26.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (15.52%) Windows 7
5 16 (13.79%) Linux
6 15 (12.93%) Windows XP
7 8 (6.90%) UNIX
8 4 (3.45%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.59%) CentOS
9 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.72%) AIX
10 2 (1.72%) Solaris
10 2 (1.72%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.72%) Android
10 2 (1.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (51.72%) ITIL
2 14 (12.07%) Service Management
3 13 (11.21%) Migration
4 9 (7.76%) CRM
4 9 (7.76%) Load Balancing
5 8 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 8 (6.90%) Time Management
6 7 (6.03%) Change Control
6 7 (6.03%) PRINCE2
6 7 (6.03%) Programme Management
6 7 (6.03%) ITSM
7 6 (5.17%) Information Security
7 6 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (4.31%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (4.31%) ERP
8 5 (4.31%) Information Security Management
8 5 (4.31%) Security Management
9 4 (3.45%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (6.90%) VBA
3 6 (5.17%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.45%) C#
5 3 (2.59%) C
6 2 (1.72%) VBScript
6 2 (1.72%) VB
7 1 (0.86%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.86%) Python
7 1 (0.86%) Java
7 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 96 (82.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (59.48%) MCSE
3 36 (31.03%) MCSA
4 32 (27.59%) MCITP
5 24 (20.69%) Degree
6 23 (19.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (10.34%) CCNA
8 10 (8.62%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (6.90%) MCTS
10 7 (6.03%) CCEA
11 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
11 5 (4.31%) CCA
12 4 (3.45%) A+ Certification
12 4 (3.45%) CCEE
12 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
13 3 (2.59%) CCENT
13 3 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (2.59%) MCSD
13 3 (2.59%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.48%) SLA
2 3 (2.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 79 (68.10%) Active Directory
2 49 (42.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (18.97%) Hyper-V
4 17 (14.66%) XenApp
5 11 (9.48%) VMware ESX
6 10 (8.62%) XenDesktop
7 9 (7.76%) vSphere
8 7 (6.03%) MDaemon
9 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 5 (4.31%) Terminal Services
11 4 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (3.45%) ISA Server
11 4 (3.45%) XenServer
12 2 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.72%) UAG
12 2 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (12.93%) SCCM
2 7 (6.03%) WSUS
3 4 (3.45%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.59%) SCOM
4 3 (2.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.59%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.72%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.72%) Sysprep
6 1 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.86%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.86%) SCSM
Vendors
1 98 (84.48%) Microsoft
2 64 (55.17%) VMware
3 41 (35.34%) Citrix
4 22 (18.97%) NetApp
5 21 (18.10%) Cisco
6 14 (12.07%) Oracle
6 14 (12.07%) SAP
7 10 (8.62%) Dell
7 10 (8.62%) McAfee
8 9 (7.76%) Apple
9 8 (6.90%) Symantec
10 7 (6.03%) HP
11 6 (5.17%) Juniper
12 5 (4.31%) Infor
12 5 (4.31%) Bloomberg
12 5 (4.31%) Sun
12 5 (4.31%) CheckPoint
13 4 (3.45%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.59%) Lotus
15 2 (1.72%) Altiris
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + training and exam sponsorship
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ortolan Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago