The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 England region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 280 161 172
Rank change year-on-year
-119 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1034 1779 1803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.94% 1.75% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.48% 6.43% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 924 1649 1684
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29737 27676 30969
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.15% 27.18% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23485 22525 26770
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCP
UK

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 -92 413 £39,000 -2.50% 19
South East -132 220 £27,500 -31.25% 30
East of England -26 86 £37,500 - 13
North West -44 86 £29,750 -15.00% 10
Yorkshire -46 71 £30,000 +9.09% 19
East Midlands -45 62 £37,500 +2.73% 10
South West -23 59 £30,000 -14.28% 11
West Midlands -78 39 £30,000 -16.66% 7
North East -18 1 £36,000 +44.00% 2
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1976 (81.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 1562 (64.79%) Microsoft
3 1484 (61.55%) Windows
4 1062 (44.05%) SQL Server
5 875 (36.29%) .NET
6 834 (34.59%) C#
6 834 (34.59%) MCTS
7 809 (33.55%) Active Directory
8 806 (33.43%) MCSE
9 729 (30.24%) ASP.NET
10 717 (29.74%) MCSD
11 698 (28.95%) MCAD
12 673 (27.91%) MS Excel
13 652 (27.04%) TDD
14 643 (26.67%) MVC
15 619 (25.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 603 (25.01%) MS Exchange
17 598 (24.80%) WCF
18 575 (23.85%) ITIL
19 563 (23.35%) Windows Server 2008
20 556 (23.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
21 552 (22.90%) VMware
22 539 (22.36%) NUnit
23 527 (21.86%) Scrum
24 522 (21.65%) Web Application Development
25 507 (21.03%) Rhino Mocks
26 464 (19.25%) WPF
27 455 (18.87%) SQL Server 2012
28 449 (18.62%) Razor View Engine
29 441 (18.29%) MS Office

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 603 (25.01%) MS Exchange
2 344 (14.27%) SharePoint
3 276 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 219 (9.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 143 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 119 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 113 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 101 (4.19%) IIS
9 92 (3.82%) Lync
10 91 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 70 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
12 50 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
13 40 (1.66%) Node.js
13 40 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2000
14 37 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
15 23 (0.95%) IBM Notes
16 12 (0.50%) CMS
17 10 (0.41%) Apache
17 10 (0.41%) Tomcat
17 10 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 673 (27.91%) MS Excel
2 441 (18.29%) MS Office
3 58 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.58%) MS Project
6 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.083%) Revit
7 2 (0.083%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.083%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.041%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 29 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.41%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.17%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.083%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.041%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.041%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.041%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.041%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.041%) Pivotal CRM
7 1 (0.041%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.041%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 94 (3.90%) Office 365
2 56 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.54%) IaaS
4 12 (0.50%) SaaS
5 9 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.12%) PaaS
8 1 (0.041%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 360 (14.93%) TCP/IP
2 303 (12.57%) DNS
3 257 (10.66%) DHCP
4 253 (10.49%) Firewall
5 222 (9.21%) Internet
6 199 (8.25%) LAN
7 193 (8.00%) SAN
8 186 (7.71%) VPN
9 181 (7.51%) WAN
10 83 (3.44%) VoIP
11 65 (2.70%) Wireless
12 39 (1.62%) Network Security
13 37 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
14 35 (1.45%) SSL
15 33 (1.37%) NAS
16 31 (1.29%) Broadband
17 27 (1.12%) ADSL
17 27 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (1.08%) iSCSI
18 26 (1.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1062 (44.05%) SQL Server
2 455 (18.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 128 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 68 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 53 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (1.49%) MySQL
7 21 (0.87%) NoSQL
8 20 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
9 18 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (0.71%) Relational Database
11 15 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
12 12 (0.50%) MS Access
12 12 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 11 (0.46%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.41%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.41%) QlikView
15 4 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.12%) RavenDB
16 3 (0.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 539 (22.36%) NUnit
2 507 (21.03%) Rhino Mocks
3 358 (14.85%) Moq
4 183 (7.59%) MSTest
5 178 (7.38%) Subversion
6 51 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 43 (1.78%) Visual Studio
8 41 (1.70%) Git (software)
9 11 (0.46%) CruiseControl
10 9 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (0.37%) MSBuild
10 9 (0.37%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.25%) JIRA
12 5 (0.21%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.12%) MyEclipse
14 2 (0.083%) Selenium
14 2 (0.083%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.083%) MSI
14 2 (0.083%) Grunt
14 2 (0.083%) NCover
General
1 357 (14.81%) Finance
2 155 (6.43%) Games
3 151 (6.26%) Banking
4 77 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 68 (2.82%) Legal
6 65 (2.70%) Law
7 56 (2.32%) Retail
8 46 (1.91%) Advertising
9 45 (1.87%) Investment Banking
9 45 (1.87%) Music Industry
10 34 (1.41%) Manufacturing
11 32 (1.33%) Back Office
11 32 (1.33%) Marketing
12 12 (0.50%) German Language
13 8 (0.33%) Billing
13 8 (0.33%) Local Government
14 7 (0.29%) French Language
14 7 (0.29%) Electronics
15 5 (0.21%) Front Office
15 5 (0.21%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 803 (33.31%) Developer
2 612 (25.38%) .NET Developer
3 427 (17.71%) Analyst
4 350 (14.52%) Support Engineer
5 226 (9.37%) C# Developer
6 224 (9.29%) Support Analyst
7 202 (8.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 181 (7.51%) C# .NET Developer
9 150 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 133 (5.52%) Service Analyst
11 122 (5.06%) ASP.NET Developer
12 118 (4.89%) Service Desk Analyst
13 114 (4.73%) IT Support
14 106 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 106 (4.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 103 (4.27%) Desktop Support
16 101 (4.19%) Administrator
17 91 (3.77%) Consultant
18 88 (3.65%) Junior
19 85 (3.53%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 875 (36.29%) .NET
2 729 (30.24%) ASP.NET
3 619 (25.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 598 (24.80%) WCF
5 556 (23.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 464 (19.25%) WPF
7 449 (18.62%) Razor View Engine
8 370 (15.35%) NHibernate
9 341 (14.14%) Castle Windsor
10 260 (10.78%) WinForms
11 233 (9.66%) .NET Framework
12 219 (9.08%) Ajax
13 217 (9.00%) HTML
14 205 (8.50%) LINQ
15 198 (8.21%) Ninject
15 198 (8.21%) Unity DI Container
16 178 (7.38%) Spring.NET
17 172 (7.13%) CSS
18 170 (7.05%) HTML5
19 162 (6.72%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 223 (9.25%) Blackberry
2 190 (7.88%) Inversion of Control
3 78 (3.24%) Tandem
4 77 (3.19%) Clustering
5 72 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 72 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 71 (2.94%) Client/Server
7 69 (2.86%) iPhone
8 60 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
9 38 (1.58%) iPad
10 32 (1.33%) Replication
11 28 (1.16%) Thin Client
11 28 (1.16%) Fat Client
12 27 (1.12%) N-Tier
13 26 (1.08%) Streaming Music
14 24 (1.00%) LIMS
15 21 (0.87%) Social Network
16 20 (0.83%) Mobile App
17 18 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
17 18 (0.75%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1484 (61.55%) Windows
2 563 (23.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 434 (18.00%) Windows 7
4 405 (16.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 286 (11.86%) Windows XP
6 236 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 169 (7.01%) Linux
8 142 (5.89%) Windows 8
9 78 (3.24%) Windows Vista
10 71 (2.94%) UNIX
11 59 (2.45%) Mac OS X
11 59 (2.45%) Android
12 33 (1.37%) Windows 2000
13 32 (1.33%) Mac OS
14 30 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (0.83%) Windows Phone
16 12 (0.50%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.41%) AIX
18 9 (0.37%) Windows NT
18 9 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (27.04%) TDD
2 643 (26.67%) MVC
3 575 (23.85%) ITIL
4 527 (21.86%) Scrum
5 522 (21.65%) Web Application Development
6 353 (14.64%) Kanban
7 266 (11.03%) BDD
8 205 (8.50%) MVVM
9 201 (8.34%) Dependency Injection
10 199 (8.25%) OO
11 184 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
12 106 (4.40%) Service Management
13 105 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
14 103 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
15 101 (4.19%) Service Delivery
16 98 (4.06%) E-Commerce
17 91 (3.77%) Configuration Management
18 82 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
19 81 (3.36%) OOD
20 80 (3.32%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 834 (34.59%) C#
2 397 (16.47%) SQL
3 187 (7.76%) JavaScript
4 121 (5.02%) VB.NET
5 114 (4.73%) PowerShell
6 93 (3.86%) VB
7 89 (3.69%) T-SQL
8 41 (1.70%) C
9 37 (1.53%) VBScript
10 23 (0.95%) C++
11 20 (0.83%) Ruby
12 18 (0.75%) VBA
13 12 (0.50%) Java
14 10 (0.41%) MATLAB
15 9 (0.37%) PHP
16 6 (0.25%) Python
17 5 (0.21%) Delphi
18 3 (0.12%) Perl
18 3 (0.12%) Lua
19 2 (0.083%) LINC
Qualifications
1 1976 (81.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 834 (34.59%) MCTS
3 806 (33.43%) MCSE
4 717 (29.74%) MCSD
5 698 (28.95%) MCAD
6 410 (17.01%) MCSA
7 353 (14.64%) MCITP
8 348 (14.43%) Degree
9 293 (12.15%) Cisco Certification
10 273 (11.32%) CCNA
11 192 (7.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 127 (5.27%) Security Cleared
13 93 (3.86%) SC Cleared
14 88 (3.65%) A+ Certification
15 77 (3.19%) MCDST
16 71 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
17 66 (2.74%) CCNP
18 50 (2.07%) CCA
19 46 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
20 37 (1.53%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (9.79%) SLA
2 30 (1.24%) QA
3 26 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.041%) DICOM
System Software
1 809 (33.55%) Active Directory
2 376 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 238 (9.87%) Hyper-V
4 124 (5.14%) XenApp
5 68 (2.82%) XenDesktop
6 65 (2.70%) VMware ESX
7 58 (2.41%) vSphere
8 56 (2.32%) Terminal Services
9 40 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 32 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
11 28 (1.16%) ISA Server
12 27 (1.12%) XenServer
13 26 (1.08%) UAG
14 19 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
14 19 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
15 16 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 13 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
17 12 (0.50%) VMware Server
18 11 (0.46%) Terminal Server
19 6 (0.25%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 187 (7.76%) SCCM
2 71 (2.94%) SCOM
3 65 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 31 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 27 (1.12%) WSUS
6 25 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
7 21 (0.87%) NetBackup
8 18 (0.75%) ARCserve
9 11 (0.46%) Tivoli
10 10 (0.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 9 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
12 8 (0.33%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.33%) Puppet
12 8 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (0.29%) SCSM
14 6 (0.25%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.21%) OpenView
15 5 (0.21%) Nagios
16 4 (0.17%) DameWare
16 4 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1562 (64.79%) Microsoft
2 552 (22.90%) VMware
3 378 (15.68%) Citrix
4 344 (14.27%) Cisco
5 165 (6.84%) HP
6 113 (4.69%) Symantec
7 97 (4.02%) Apple
8 72 (2.99%) Dell
9 71 (2.94%) Oracle
10 58 (2.41%) McAfee
11 50 (2.07%) NetApp
12 42 (1.74%) IBM
13 39 (1.62%) Sophos
14 37 (1.53%) Red Hat
15 32 (1.33%) Remedy
16 28 (1.16%) Google
17 25 (1.04%) CheckPoint
17 25 (1.04%) Lotus
17 25 (1.04%) Facebook
18 24 (1.00%) SAP
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