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

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 327 259 171
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -88
Permanent jobs citing MCP 876 1252 1768
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.87% 1.12% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.21% 4.11% 6.30%
Number of salaries quoted 738 1117 1637
Average salary £32,261 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.82% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £33,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
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
27299 30433 28062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.19% 27.28% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21620 24583 22907
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,000
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 3 June 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 3 June 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
South East +29 290 £27,500 -21.42% 33
London -108 266 £35,000 -12.50% 38
East of England +10 112 £28,500 -18.57% 7
North West -30 69 £34,000 +4.61% 10
South West -30 45 £35,000 +16.66% 12
East Midlands -18 43 £22,000 -45.00% 8
Yorkshire -20 23 £28,250 -5.51% 5
West Midlands -31 18 £35,000 +16.66% 6
North East -6 7 £33,000 -14.83% 1
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 1480 (76.80%) Microsoft
2 1437 (74.57%) Windows
3 1353 (70.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 950 (49.30%) Active Directory
5 777 (40.32%) MCSE
6 686 (35.60%) MS Excel
7 634 (32.90%) ITIL
8 629 (32.64%) MS Exchange
9 600 (31.14%) VMware
10 559 (29.01%) MS Office
11 548 (28.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 511 (26.52%) Windows 7
13 462 (23.98%) SQL Server
14 453 (23.51%) MCSA
15 401 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
16 393 (20.39%) Windows Server 2012
17 371 (19.25%) Citrix
18 349 (18.11%) Cisco
19 348 (18.06%) MCITP
20 323 (16.76%) Hyper-V
21 318 (16.50%) Exchange Server 2010
22 316 (16.40%) Windows Server 2003
23 292 (15.15%) SQL
24 286 (14.84%) DNS
25 285 (14.79%) TCP/IP
26 273 (14.17%) HP
27 268 (13.91%) Cisco Certification
28 258 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
29 255 (13.23%) Degree
30 247 (12.82%) DHCP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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
1 629 (32.64%) MS Exchange
2 318 (16.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 200 (10.38%) SharePoint
4 172 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 166 (8.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 118 (6.12%) IIS
7 114 (5.92%) Lync
8 98 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 81 (4.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 56 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 53 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
12 36 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2000
13 25 (1.30%) IBM Notes
14 18 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
15 13 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (0.62%) CMS
17 10 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
18 7 (0.36%) Apache
18 7 (0.36%) Tomcat
18 7 (0.36%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 686 (35.60%) MS Excel
2 559 (29.01%) MS Office
3 67 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.88%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.42%) S-PLUS
7 5 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.16%) Revit
8 3 (0.16%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 47 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.10%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.052%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.052%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.052%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.052%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 135 (7.01%) Office 365
2 50 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.47%) SaaS
3 9 (0.47%) Mimecast
4 8 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.36%) IaaS
5 7 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.21%) Yammer
7 2 (0.10%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 286 (14.84%) DNS
2 285 (14.79%) TCP/IP
3 247 (12.82%) DHCP
4 240 (12.45%) Firewall
5 219 (11.36%) LAN
6 211 (10.95%) WAN
6 211 (10.95%) SAN
7 184 (9.55%) VPN
8 109 (5.66%) VoIP
9 107 (5.55%) Internet
10 70 (3.63%) VLAN
11 59 (3.06%) NAS
12 51 (2.65%) Wireless
13 40 (2.08%) Network Security
14 31 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (1.14%) ADSL
17 21 (1.09%) MPLS
18 17 (0.88%) IP Telephony
19 16 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (23.98%) SQL Server
2 103 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 72 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 46 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 45 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 45 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
10 27 (1.40%) MS Access
11 23 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 14 (0.73%) MySQL
12 14 (0.73%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.62%) Star Schema
14 10 (0.52%) SQL Anywhere
14 10 (0.52%) Sybase ASA
14 10 (0.52%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.36%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 75 (3.89%) Visual Studio
2 48 (2.49%) NUnit
3 42 (2.18%) Rhino Mocks
4 26 (1.35%) Moq
5 21 (1.09%) MSI
6 16 (0.83%) Subversion
6 16 (0.83%) Log4Net
6 16 (0.83%) TeamCity
6 16 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.31%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.21%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.21%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.21%) MSTest
9 3 (0.16%) JIRA
10 2 (0.10%) Serena SBM
10 2 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.052%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.052%) Ant
General
1 221 (11.47%) Finance
2 72 (3.74%) Banking
3 59 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 56 (2.91%) Financial Institution
5 55 (2.85%) Retail
6 54 (2.80%) Investment Banking
6 54 (2.80%) Front Office
7 49 (2.54%) Legal
8 44 (2.28%) Law
8 44 (2.28%) Marketing
9 28 (1.45%) Games
10 19 (0.99%) Back Office
11 18 (0.93%) Electronics
12 12 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.42%) Automotive
13 8 (0.42%) Local Government
13 8 (0.42%) French Language
14 7 (0.36%) Advertising
15 6 (0.31%) Billing
16 5 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 489 (25.38%) Analyst
2 402 (20.86%) Support Engineer
3 255 (13.23%) Support Analyst
4 219 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 177 (9.19%) Desktop Support
6 161 (8.35%) IT Support
7 159 (8.25%) Service Analyst
8 148 (7.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 148 (7.68%) Service Desk Analyst
9 142 (7.37%) Developer
10 137 (7.11%) Consultant
11 106 (5.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 99 (5.14%) Desktop Analyst
13 98 (5.09%) 3rd Line Support
14 96 (4.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 93 (4.83%) 1st Line Support
16 92 (4.77%) .NET Developer
17 87 (4.51%) Administrator
18 75 (3.89%) Technical Support
19 68 (3.53%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 202 (10.48%) .NET
2 175 (9.08%) ASP.NET
3 130 (6.75%) HTML
4 123 (6.38%) .NET Framework
5 92 (4.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 81 (4.20%) WCF
6 81 (4.20%) XML
7 80 (4.15%) CSS
8 76 (3.94%) jQuery
9 71 (3.68%) NHibernate
10 56 (2.91%) Web Services
11 52 (2.70%) Entity Framework
12 48 (2.49%) LINQ
12 48 (2.49%) Ajax
13 37 (1.92%) ADO.NET
14 36 (1.87%) WF
15 29 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
15 29 (1.50%) MFC
15 29 (1.50%) DAO
16 26 (1.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 258 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (11.78%) Blackberry
3 125 (6.49%) Data Centre
4 110 (5.71%) Clustering
5 88 (4.57%) Computer Science
6 80 (4.15%) Management Information System
7 49 (2.54%) Client/Server
8 36 (1.87%) Thin Client
8 36 (1.87%) Fat Client
9 31 (1.61%) iPhone
10 29 (1.50%) iPad
11 27 (1.40%) Pocket PC
12 24 (1.25%) Replication
13 23 (1.19%) Mathematics
14 22 (1.14%) 3D Printing
15 15 (0.78%) Statistics
16 13 (0.67%) Smartphone
17 12 (0.62%) NHS
17 12 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
18 11 (0.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1437 (74.57%) Windows
2 548 (28.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 511 (26.52%) Windows 7
4 393 (20.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 316 (16.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 222 (11.52%) Windows XP
7 183 (9.50%) Windows 8
8 146 (7.58%) Linux
9 81 (4.20%) UNIX
10 65 (3.37%) Android
11 64 (3.32%) Apple iOS
12 59 (3.06%) Windows Vista
13 42 (2.18%) Mac OS
14 39 (2.02%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.78%) Windows 2000
16 13 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.47%) Solaris
19 8 (0.42%) Windows Phone
20 6 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 634 (32.90%) ITIL
2 177 (9.19%) Service Management
3 147 (7.63%) Service Delivery
4 134 (6.95%) Project Management
5 104 (5.40%) Mentoring
6 103 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
7 99 (5.14%) MVC
8 90 (4.67%) Migration
9 83 (4.31%) Incident Management
10 76 (3.94%) Change Management
11 74 (3.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 70 (3.63%) Time Management
13 66 (3.43%) Scrum
13 66 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
14 64 (3.32%) Business Continuity
15 63 (3.27%) Problem Management
16 61 (3.17%) CRM
17 59 (3.06%) Project Planning
18 56 (2.91%) PRINCE2
18 56 (2.91%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 292 (15.15%) SQL
2 189 (9.81%) C#
3 126 (6.54%) PowerShell
4 104 (5.40%) JavaScript
5 77 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 45 (2.34%) C
7 34 (1.76%) VB
8 33 (1.71%) Java
9 32 (1.66%) C++
10 29 (1.50%) Objective-C
11 24 (1.25%) VBScript
12 18 (0.93%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.36%) Python
13 7 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.31%) Perl
15 5 (0.26%) VB6
16 4 (0.21%) VBA
16 4 (0.21%) Ruby
17 3 (0.16%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1353 (70.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 777 (40.32%) MCSE
3 453 (23.51%) MCSA
4 348 (18.06%) MCITP
5 268 (13.91%) Cisco Certification
6 255 (13.23%) Degree
7 238 (12.35%) CCNA
8 234 (12.14%) MCTS
9 215 (11.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 173 (8.98%) Security Cleared
11 111 (5.76%) A+ Certification
12 98 (5.09%) SC Cleared
13 92 (4.77%) MCDST
14 83 (4.31%) DV Cleared
15 79 (4.10%) Citrix Certification
16 78 (4.05%) MCSD
17 70 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
18 60 (3.11%) CCA
19 53 (2.75%) CCNP
20 47 (2.44%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (12.35%) SLA
2 21 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 18 (0.93%) QA
3 18 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.36%) HL7
6 5 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (0.26%) GMP
7 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.16%) DICOM
9 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 950 (49.30%) Active Directory
2 401 (20.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 323 (16.76%) Hyper-V
4 154 (7.99%) XenApp
5 82 (4.26%) XenDesktop
5 82 (4.26%) vSphere
6 63 (3.27%) VMware ESX
7 45 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 42 (2.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 41 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 36 (1.87%) Terminal Services
11 35 (1.82%) VMware Server
12 32 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
13 28 (1.45%) XenServer
14 12 (0.62%) ISA Server
15 10 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
17 7 (0.36%) Terminal Server
17 7 (0.36%) Firmware
18 5 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 240 (12.45%) SCCM
2 72 (3.74%) Backup Exec
3 64 (3.32%) SCOM
4 34 (1.76%) WSUS
5 30 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 26 (1.35%) NetBackup
7 24 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 22 (1.14%) Nagios
9 18 (0.93%) ARCserve
9 18 (0.93%) Opsview
9 18 (0.93%) WMI
10 14 (0.73%) OpenView
10 14 (0.73%) SCVMM
11 9 (0.47%) XenMobile
11 9 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
12 7 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.31%) Sysprep
14 4 (0.21%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1480 (76.80%) Microsoft
2 600 (31.14%) VMware
3 371 (19.25%) Citrix
4 349 (18.11%) Cisco
5 273 (14.17%) HP
6 97 (5.03%) Dell
6 97 (5.03%) Symantec
7 96 (4.98%) Apple
8 83 (4.31%) Oracle
9 69 (3.58%) ServiceNow
10 52 (2.70%) EMC
11 48 (2.49%) Veeam
12 42 (2.18%) Sybase
13 41 (2.13%) AppSense
14 40 (2.08%) SonicWALL
15 39 (2.02%) NetApp
16 38 (1.97%) Sophos
17 34 (1.76%) Intel
17 34 (1.76%) IBM
18 31 (1.61%) Juniper
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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