The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 292 233 163
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -70
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1008 1377 1750
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.97% 1.24% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.56% 4.58% 6.07%
Number of salaries quoted 858 1239 1642
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £22,000 £23,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
MCP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28329 30094 28835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.38% 27.19% 27.85%
Number of salaries quoted 22322 24284 23479
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCP
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the England region.

MCP Salary Trend in England

MCP
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in England

MCP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -62 350 £35,000 -12.50% 35
South East +13 301 £28,250 -19.28% 23
East of England -3 102 £31,000 -17.33% 6
North West -35 89 £28,750 -11.53% 9
South West -61 56 £38,250 +50.00% 8
Yorkshire +8 47 £29,900 -0.33% 5
East Midlands -35 41 £23,500 -38.15% 3
West Midlands -34 27 £35,000 +16.66% 5
North East -2 12 £50,000 +33.33% 1
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 1550 (75.91%) Microsoft
2 1520 (74.44%) Windows
3 1396 (68.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 999 (48.92%) Active Directory
5 819 (40.11%) MCSE
6 763 (37.37%) MS Excel
7 693 (33.94%) ITIL
8 653 (31.98%) MS Exchange
9 633 (31.00%) MS Office
10 629 (30.80%) VMware
11 556 (27.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 532 (26.05%) Windows 7
13 492 (24.09%) SQL Server
14 473 (23.16%) MCSA
15 441 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
16 406 (19.88%) Citrix
17 391 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
18 383 (18.76%) MCITP
19 362 (17.73%) Cisco
20 351 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
21 337 (16.50%) Hyper-V
22 324 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
23 317 (15.52%) TCP/IP
23 317 (15.52%) SQL
24 311 (15.23%) DNS
25 290 (14.20%) HP
26 288 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
27 279 (13.66%) Degree
28 267 (13.08%) DHCP
29 265 (12.98%) Analytical Skills

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the England 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
1 653 (31.98%) MS Exchange
2 324 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 249 (12.19%) SharePoint
4 194 (9.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 170 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 135 (6.61%) Lync
7 126 (6.17%) IIS
8 114 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 76 (3.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 67 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 66 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 29 (1.42%) IBM Notes
13 28 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2000
14 24 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
15 19 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (0.69%) Apache
16 14 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
17 13 (0.64%) CMS
18 8 (0.39%) Commerce Server
19 7 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 763 (37.37%) MS Excel
2 633 (31.00%) MS Office
3 79 (3.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.93%) InfoPath
5 17 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.39%) S-PLUS
7 5 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.15%) MS Project
9 2 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.098%) Revit
9 2 (0.098%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.049%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 59 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.098%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.098%) Scribe Insight
5 2 (0.098%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.098%) HiPortfolio
5 2 (0.098%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.098%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.049%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 158 (7.74%) Office 365
2 59 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.44%) SaaS
4 7 (0.34%) IaaS
4 7 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.34%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.20%) Yammer
6 2 (0.098%) PaaS
6 2 (0.098%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 317 (15.52%) TCP/IP
2 311 (15.23%) DNS
3 267 (13.08%) DHCP
4 263 (12.88%) Firewall
5 236 (11.56%) LAN
6 224 (10.97%) SAN
7 222 (10.87%) WAN
8 202 (9.89%) VPN
9 127 (6.22%) VoIP
10 123 (6.02%) Internet
11 72 (3.53%) Wireless
12 68 (3.33%) VLAN
13 61 (2.99%) NAS
14 32 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
15 30 (1.47%) Network Security
16 26 (1.27%) NetScaler
17 25 (1.22%) ADSL
18 24 (1.18%) IP Telephony
19 22 (1.08%) Extranet
20 19 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 492 (24.09%) SQL Server
2 120 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 75 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (2.64%) Relational Database
6 50 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 49 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 44 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
9 36 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 28 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 25 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
12 24 (1.18%) MS Access
13 14 (0.69%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.59%) MySQL
15 11 (0.54%) Star Schema
15 11 (0.54%) Data Mining
16 10 (0.49%) Informix
16 10 (0.49%) SQL Anywhere
16 10 (0.49%) Sybase ASA
16 10 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 72 (3.53%) Visual Studio
2 51 (2.50%) NUnit
3 42 (2.06%) Rhino Mocks
4 29 (1.42%) Moq
5 28 (1.37%) MSI
6 22 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (0.88%) Subversion
8 16 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.78%) Log4Net
9 6 (0.29%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.24%) MSTest
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.20%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.20%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.15%) Ant
12 3 (0.15%) Serena SBM
12 3 (0.15%) JIRA
13 2 (0.098%) Git (software)
13 2 (0.098%) CruiseControl
13 2 (0.098%) Jenkins
General
1 243 (11.90%) Finance
2 79 (3.87%) Banking
3 58 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 56 (2.74%) Financial Institution
5 55 (2.69%) Front Office
5 55 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 49 (2.40%) Retail
7 48 (2.35%) Legal
8 35 (1.71%) Marketing
9 27 (1.32%) Law
10 26 (1.27%) Games
11 20 (0.98%) Back Office
12 18 (0.88%) Electronics
12 18 (0.88%) Advertising
13 10 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.39%) Local Government
15 6 (0.29%) Publishing
15 6 (0.29%) Automotive
16 4 (0.20%) Billing
16 4 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 547 (26.79%) Analyst
2 440 (21.55%) Support Engineer
3 293 (14.35%) Support Analyst
4 232 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 203 (9.94%) IT Support
6 194 (9.50%) Desktop Support
7 163 (7.98%) Service Analyst
8 153 (7.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 151 (7.39%) Service Desk Analyst
10 148 (7.25%) Developer
11 135 (6.61%) Consultant
12 119 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
13 111 (5.44%) Desktop Analyst
14 108 (5.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 107 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 105 (5.14%) 1st Line Support
17 94 (4.60%) .NET Developer
18 88 (4.31%) IT Support Engineer
19 81 (3.97%) Technical Support
20 73 (3.57%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (10.38%) .NET
2 180 (8.81%) ASP.NET
3 132 (6.46%) .NET Framework
4 130 (6.37%) HTML
5 94 (4.60%) WCF
6 89 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 80 (3.92%) CSS
7 80 (3.92%) XML
8 66 (3.23%) NHibernate
9 65 (3.18%) jQuery
10 54 (2.64%) Ajax
11 51 (2.50%) Web Services
12 50 (2.45%) LINQ
13 49 (2.40%) Entity Framework
14 38 (1.86%) ADO.NET
15 36 (1.76%) WPF
15 36 (1.76%) WF
16 26 (1.27%) ASP.NET MVC 2
17 24 (1.18%) DAO
17 24 (1.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 265 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
2 248 (12.14%) Blackberry
3 98 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 93 (4.55%) Clustering
5 73 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 49 (2.40%) Client/Server
7 41 (2.01%) iPhone
8 33 (1.62%) iPad
8 33 (1.62%) Thin Client
8 33 (1.62%) Fat Client
9 31 (1.52%) Replication
10 25 (1.22%) Mathematics
11 23 (1.13%) 3D Printing
12 22 (1.08%) Smartphone
13 18 (0.88%) Pocket PC
14 14 (0.69%) Statistics
15 11 (0.54%) PDA
15 11 (0.54%) PMI
16 9 (0.44%) User Experience
16 9 (0.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1520 (74.44%) Windows
2 556 (27.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 532 (26.05%) Windows 7
4 391 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 351 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 236 (11.56%) Windows XP
7 183 (8.96%) Windows 8
8 141 (6.90%) Linux
9 82 (4.02%) UNIX
10 63 (3.09%) Windows Vista
11 60 (2.94%) Apple iOS
12 59 (2.89%) Android
13 47 (2.30%) Mac OS
14 37 (1.81%) Mac OS X
15 22 (1.08%) Windows 2000
16 16 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.49%) Solaris
18 7 (0.34%) HPUX
18 7 (0.34%) CentOS
18 7 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (33.94%) ITIL
2 186 (9.11%) Service Management
3 147 (7.20%) Service Delivery
4 139 (6.81%) Project Management
5 127 (6.22%) Mentoring
6 112 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
7 95 (4.65%) MVC
8 88 (4.31%) Migration
9 81 (3.97%) Incident Management
10 80 (3.92%) CRM
11 73 (3.57%) Change Management
12 72 (3.53%) PRINCE2
12 72 (3.53%) Problem Management
13 71 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
14 68 (3.33%) Business Continuity
15 66 (3.23%) Scrum
15 66 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
16 59 (2.89%) Workflow
16 59 (2.89%) Asset Management
16 59 (2.89%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 317 (15.52%) SQL
2 198 (9.70%) C#
3 138 (6.76%) PowerShell
4 104 (5.09%) JavaScript
5 85 (4.16%) T-SQL
6 49 (2.40%) C
7 32 (1.57%) VB
8 23 (1.13%) Java
8 23 (1.13%) VBScript
9 22 (1.08%) C++
10 18 (0.88%) Objective-C
11 16 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.29%) Python
12 6 (0.29%) Perl
13 5 (0.24%) PHP
13 5 (0.24%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.24%) VBA
13 5 (0.24%) VB6
14 4 (0.20%) Ruby
15 3 (0.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1396 (68.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 819 (40.11%) MCSE
3 473 (23.16%) MCSA
4 383 (18.76%) MCITP
5 288 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
6 279 (13.66%) Degree
7 250 (12.24%) MCTS
8 247 (12.10%) CCNA
9 213 (10.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 154 (7.54%) Security Cleared
11 120 (5.88%) A+ Certification
12 104 (5.09%) Citrix Certification
13 102 (5.00%) MCDST
14 88 (4.31%) SC Cleared
15 87 (4.26%) MCSD
16 85 (4.16%) ITIL Certification
17 74 (3.62%) DV Cleared
18 71 (3.48%) CCA
19 56 (2.74%) CCNP
20 47 (2.30%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (12.49%) SLA
2 39 (1.91%) ISO 9001
3 21 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.03%) QA
4 19 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.34%) HL7
5 7 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (0.24%) GMP
7 4 (0.20%) DICOM
8 2 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.098%) COBIT
System Software
1 999 (48.92%) Active Directory
2 441 (21.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 337 (16.50%) Hyper-V
4 163 (7.98%) XenApp
5 121 (5.93%) XenDesktop
6 91 (4.46%) vSphere
7 51 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 49 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
9 44 (2.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 44 (2.15%) VMware ESX
10 38 (1.86%) VMware Server
11 37 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 32 (1.57%) XenServer
13 31 (1.52%) Terminal Services
14 11 (0.54%) ISA Server
15 10 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
16 9 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
17 6 (0.29%) UAG
17 6 (0.29%) Firmware
18 4 (0.20%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 254 (12.44%) SCCM
2 70 (3.43%) Backup Exec
3 63 (3.09%) SCOM
4 31 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 30 (1.47%) WMI
6 28 (1.37%) WSUS
6 28 (1.37%) Nagios
7 26 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
8 24 (1.18%) Opsview
9 23 (1.13%) NetBackup
10 19 (0.93%) XenMobile
11 15 (0.73%) SCVMM
12 14 (0.69%) OpenView
13 11 (0.54%) ARCserve
14 10 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
14 10 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 6 (0.29%) Sysprep
17 5 (0.24%) AirWatch
18 4 (0.20%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1550 (75.91%) Microsoft
2 629 (30.80%) VMware
3 406 (19.88%) Citrix
4 362 (17.73%) Cisco
5 290 (14.20%) HP
6 122 (5.97%) Apple
7 100 (4.90%) Dell
8 88 (4.31%) Oracle
9 85 (4.16%) Symantec
10 64 (3.13%) ServiceNow
11 60 (2.94%) EMC
12 58 (2.84%) Veeam
13 48 (2.35%) AppSense
14 46 (2.25%) SonicWALL
14 46 (2.25%) NetApp
15 43 (2.11%) Sybase
16 36 (1.76%) IBM
17 35 (1.71%) Sophos
18 33 (1.62%) LANDesk
18 33 (1.62%) Juniper
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