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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 297 160 174
Rank change year-on-year
-137 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCP 962 1709 1836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.90% 1.69% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 6.27% 5.80%
Number of salaries quoted 856 1610 1714
Average salary £31,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
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
28904 27274 31670
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.01% 26.95% 28.37%
Number of salaries quoted 22607 22394 27084
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 August 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 27 August 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 -141 333 £35,500 -11.25% 29
South East -130 209 £26,000 -35.00% 31
South West +6 88 £32,000 -8.57% 10
North West -52 84 £27,000 -22.85% 11
East of England -38 71 £37,500 - 4
East Midlands -49 63 £27,000 -28.00% 9
Yorkshire -44 62 £29,900 +4.91% 5
West Midlands -79 39 £31,500 -14.86% 2
North East -18 9 £27,500 +10.00% 3
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1792 (79.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 1499 (66.65%) Microsoft
3 1452 (64.56%) Windows
4 919 (40.86%) SQL Server
5 813 (36.15%) MCSE
6 789 (35.08%) Active Directory
7 717 (31.88%) .NET
7 717 (31.88%) MCTS
8 688 (30.59%) C#
9 677 (30.10%) MS Excel
10 625 (27.79%) MS Exchange
11 601 (26.72%) ASP.NET
12 591 (26.28%) VMware
13 588 (26.14%) MCSD
14 570 (25.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 565 (25.12%) ITIL
16 558 (24.81%) MCAD
17 522 (23.21%) MVC
18 516 (22.94%) TDD
19 496 (22.05%) ASP.NET MVC
20 486 (21.61%) WCF
21 442 (19.65%) NUnit
22 436 (19.39%) Scrum
23 434 (19.30%) MS Office
23 434 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
24 420 (18.67%) Web Application Development
24 420 (18.67%) MCSA
25 416 (18.50%) Windows 7
26 411 (18.27%) Rhino Mocks
27 407 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 625 (27.79%) MS Exchange
2 313 (13.92%) SharePoint
3 300 (13.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 239 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 144 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 142 (6.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 139 (6.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 88 (3.91%) IIS
9 86 (3.82%) Lync
10 78 (3.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 57 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2000
12 55 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
13 39 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
14 37 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
15 32 (1.42%) Node.js
16 23 (1.02%) IBM Notes
17 14 (0.62%) Tomcat
18 10 (0.44%) Apache
19 9 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
19 9 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 677 (30.10%) MS Excel
2 434 (19.30%) MS Office
3 53 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.40%) MS Project
6 4 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.089%) Revit
8 2 (0.089%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.089%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 27 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.31%) SAP Business One
3 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.18%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.089%) SalesLogix
6 2 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.044%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.044%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.044%) Pivotal CRM
7 1 (0.044%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 102 (4.54%) Office 365
2 50 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.58%) IaaS
4 9 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.31%) SaaS
5 7 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.044%) PaaS
7 1 (0.044%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 358 (15.92%) TCP/IP
2 299 (13.29%) DNS
3 246 (10.94%) DHCP
4 242 (10.76%) Firewall
5 193 (8.58%) Internet
6 190 (8.45%) VPN
7 184 (8.18%) SAN
8 178 (7.91%) LAN
9 163 (7.25%) WAN
10 85 (3.78%) VoIP
11 58 (2.58%) Wireless
12 44 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
13 40 (1.78%) Network Security
14 35 (1.56%) NAS
15 31 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
16 28 (1.24%) VLAN
16 28 (1.24%) Broadband
17 27 (1.20%) ADSL
18 23 (1.02%) iSCSI
19 22 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 919 (40.86%) SQL Server
2 376 (16.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 126 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 62 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 61 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 36 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
8 29 (1.29%) MySQL
9 19 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
10 17 (0.76%) NoSQL
11 16 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (0.67%) Relational Database
13 13 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (0.49%) MS Access
15 10 (0.44%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.40%) QlikView
16 9 (0.40%) RDBMS
17 4 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
18 3 (0.13%) DB2
19 2 (0.089%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 442 (19.65%) NUnit
2 411 (18.27%) Rhino Mocks
3 295 (13.12%) Moq
4 143 (6.36%) Subversion
4 143 (6.36%) MSTest
5 49 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 49 (2.18%) Visual Studio
6 33 (1.47%) Git (software)
7 10 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (0.44%) CruiseControl
8 8 (0.36%) MSBuild
8 8 (0.36%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.22%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.13%) MyEclipse
10 3 (0.13%) JIRA
11 2 (0.089%) Selenium
11 2 (0.089%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.089%) MSI
11 2 (0.089%) Serena SBM
11 2 (0.089%) Grunt
General
1 307 (13.65%) Finance
2 127 (5.65%) Banking
3 117 (5.20%) Games
4 72 (3.20%) Law
5 67 (2.98%) Legal
5 67 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 48 (2.13%) Retail
7 40 (1.78%) Music Industry
8 39 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 38 (1.69%) Marketing
10 36 (1.60%) Investment Banking
11 33 (1.47%) Advertising
12 29 (1.29%) Back Office
13 13 (0.58%) German Language
14 8 (0.36%) Billing
15 7 (0.31%) Electronics
15 7 (0.31%) Publishing
15 7 (0.31%) French Language
16 5 (0.22%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 662 (29.44%) Developer
2 500 (22.23%) .NET Developer
3 396 (17.61%) Analyst
4 360 (16.01%) Support Engineer
5 210 (9.34%) Support Analyst
6 192 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 192 (8.54%) C# Developer
7 156 (6.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 151 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 130 (5.78%) IT Support
10 127 (5.65%) Service Analyst
11 121 (5.38%) Service Desk Analyst
12 109 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 103 (4.58%) Administrator
14 100 (4.45%) ASP.NET Developer
15 96 (4.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 88 (3.91%) Technical Support
16 88 (3.91%) Consultant
17 85 (3.78%) Desktop Support
18 78 (3.47%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 717 (31.88%) .NET
2 601 (26.72%) ASP.NET
3 496 (22.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 486 (21.61%) WCF
5 434 (19.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 370 (16.45%) WPF
7 351 (15.61%) Razor View Engine
8 303 (13.47%) NHibernate
9 266 (11.83%) Castle Windsor
10 204 (9.07%) WinForms
11 199 (8.85%) HTML
12 186 (8.27%) .NET Framework
13 181 (8.05%) Ajax
14 163 (7.25%) LINQ
15 157 (6.98%) Ninject
16 156 (6.94%) Unity DI Container
17 155 (6.89%) CSS
18 149 (6.63%) HTML5
19 141 (6.27%) Spring.NET
20 125 (5.56%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 226 (10.05%) Blackberry
2 151 (6.71%) Inversion of Control
3 89 (3.96%) Clustering
4 64 (2.85%) iPhone
5 62 (2.76%) Computer Science
5 62 (2.76%) Tandem
6 58 (2.58%) Client/Server
7 50 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 42 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (1.60%) iPad
10 25 (1.11%) Streaming Music
11 24 (1.07%) Replication
12 22 (0.98%) N-Tier
13 21 (0.93%) LIMS
13 21 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
14 18 (0.80%) Fat Client
14 18 (0.80%) Thin Client
15 16 (0.71%) Mobile App
15 16 (0.71%) Social Network
15 16 (0.71%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1452 (64.56%) Windows
2 570 (25.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 416 (18.50%) Windows 7
4 407 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 269 (11.96%) Windows XP
6 268 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 178 (7.91%) Linux
8 153 (6.80%) Windows 8
9 67 (2.98%) UNIX
10 63 (2.80%) Mac OS X
10 63 (2.80%) Windows Vista
11 48 (2.13%) Android
12 39 (1.73%) Mac OS
13 37 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (1.20%) Windows 2000
15 15 (0.67%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.49%) CentOS
17 10 (0.44%) Apple iOS
18 9 (0.40%) Solaris
19 8 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 565 (25.12%) ITIL
2 522 (23.21%) MVC
3 516 (22.94%) TDD
4 436 (19.39%) Scrum
5 420 (18.67%) Web Application Development
6 291 (12.94%) Kanban
7 217 (9.65%) BDD
8 160 (7.11%) Dependency Injection
9 155 (6.89%) MVVM
10 146 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
11 139 (6.18%) OO
12 118 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
13 115 (5.11%) Service Delivery
14 95 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
15 94 (4.18%) Service Management
16 88 (3.91%) Configuration Management
17 77 (3.42%) E-Commerce
18 76 (3.38%) Change Management
19 73 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
20 68 (3.02%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 688 (30.59%) C#
2 343 (15.25%) SQL
3 166 (7.38%) JavaScript
4 118 (5.25%) PowerShell
5 103 (4.58%) VB.NET
6 83 (3.69%) VB
7 76 (3.38%) T-SQL
8 41 (1.82%) C
9 36 (1.60%) VBScript
10 19 (0.84%) C++
10 19 (0.84%) VBA
11 16 (0.71%) Ruby
12 12 (0.53%) Java
13 10 (0.44%) PHP
14 9 (0.40%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.22%) Delphi
16 4 (0.18%) Python
17 3 (0.13%) Lua
18 2 (0.089%) LINC
19 1 (0.044%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 1792 (79.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 813 (36.15%) MCSE
3 717 (31.88%) MCTS
4 588 (26.14%) MCSD
5 558 (24.81%) MCAD
6 420 (18.67%) MCSA
7 353 (15.70%) MCITP
8 335 (14.90%) Degree
9 293 (13.03%) Cisco Certification
10 277 (12.32%) CCNA
11 207 (9.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 128 (5.69%) Security Cleared
13 100 (4.45%) SC Cleared
14 87 (3.87%) A+ Certification
15 70 (3.11%) CCNP
16 68 (3.02%) MCDST
17 57 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
18 52 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
19 40 (1.78%) CCA
20 36 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (9.65%) SLA
2 25 (1.11%) ISO 9001
3 23 (1.02%) QA
4 10 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.044%) COBIT
System Software
1 789 (35.08%) Active Directory
2 405 (18.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 259 (11.52%) Hyper-V
4 130 (5.78%) XenApp
5 81 (3.60%) VMware ESX
6 57 (2.53%) Terminal Services
7 50 (2.22%) vSphere
8 49 (2.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 48 (2.13%) XenDesktop
10 31 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
11 27 (1.20%) UAG
12 22 (0.98%) ISA Server
13 21 (0.93%) XenServer
14 16 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 16 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
16 14 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
17 10 (0.44%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.44%) VMware Server
18 9 (0.40%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 173 (7.69%) SCCM
2 64 (2.85%) Backup Exec
3 62 (2.76%) SCOM
4 31 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 25 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 23 (1.02%) NetBackup
6 23 (1.02%) WSUS
7 20 (0.89%) ARCserve
8 11 (0.49%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 7 (0.31%) ServiceCenter
10 7 (0.31%) Puppet
11 5 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (0.22%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.22%) SCSM
11 5 (0.22%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.18%) OpenView
12 4 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1499 (66.65%) Microsoft
2 591 (26.28%) VMware
3 383 (17.03%) Citrix
4 324 (14.41%) Cisco
5 156 (6.94%) HP
6 118 (5.25%) Symantec
7 99 (4.40%) Apple
8 77 (3.42%) Dell
9 69 (3.07%) Oracle
10 55 (2.45%) NetApp
11 50 (2.22%) McAfee
12 46 (2.05%) IBM
13 44 (1.96%) Red Hat
14 38 (1.69%) Sophos
15 35 (1.56%) SAP
16 30 (1.33%) Remedy
17 28 (1.24%) Juniper
18 26 (1.16%) CheckPoint
19 25 (1.11%) Lotus
20 21 (0.93%) EMC
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + Shift Allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Exponential-e
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lechlade, Gloucestershire
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £36000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Connect Support Services Ltd
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago