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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 223 163 160
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1411 1809 1963
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.25% 1.74% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.62% 6.27% 6.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1274 1702 1859
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
30548 28855 32597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.03% 27.73% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24664 23524 27845
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £66,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
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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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -54 526 £40,000 - 43
South East -63 312 £35,000 -12.50% 21
North West -35 143 £32,500 -7.14% 7
East of England -15 133 £37,500 -3.22% 10
East Midlands -45 96 £37,750 +7.85% 2
South West +19 94 £25,500 -27.14% 10
Yorkshire -82 58 £29,950 -7.84% 4
West Midlands -37 40 £30,000 -3.22% 5
North East -12 12 £37,500 +66.66% 1
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MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2499 (86.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1687 (58.21%) Microsoft
3 1631 (56.28%) Windows
4 1541 (53.17%) SQL Server
5 1402 (48.38%) .NET
6 1348 (46.51%) MCTS
7 1339 (46.20%) C#
8 1189 (41.03%) MCSD
9 1181 (40.75%) ASP.NET
10 1151 (39.72%) MCAD
11 1099 (37.92%) MVC
12 1081 (37.30%) TDD
13 1068 (36.85%) ASP.NET MVC
14 982 (33.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 954 (32.92%) WCF
16 900 (31.06%) Web Application Development
17 825 (28.47%) Scrum
18 807 (27.85%) NUnit
19 794 (27.40%) MCSE
20 786 (27.12%) SQL Server 2012
21 780 (26.92%) Rhino Mocks
22 761 (26.26%) Active Directory
23 741 (25.57%) Razor View Engine
24 694 (23.95%) WPF
25 654 (22.57%) MS Excel
26 565 (19.50%) Castle Windsor
27 559 (19.29%) Windows Server 2008
28 549 (18.94%) Kanban
29 548 (18.91%) NHibernate
30 545 (18.81%) MS Exchange

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 545 (18.81%) MS Exchange
2 370 (12.77%) SharePoint
3 270 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 233 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 138 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 130 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 129 (4.45%) IIS
8 109 (3.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 98 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 96 (3.31%) Lync
11 89 (3.07%) Node.js
11 89 (3.07%) BizTalk Server
12 72 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 49 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2000
14 45 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
15 32 (1.10%) IBM Notes
16 26 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
17 19 (0.66%) CMS
18 14 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
18 14 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 654 (22.57%) MS Excel
2 447 (15.42%) MS Office
3 55 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.69%) MS Project
6 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.035%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.035%) Revit
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.035%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (0.21%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.17%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.14%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.035%) Line 50
8 1 (0.035%) GoldMine
8 1 (0.035%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.035%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.035%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 85 (2.93%) Office 365
2 60 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.62%) SaaS
4 4 (0.14%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.10%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.10%) PaaS
6 2 (0.069%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 351 (12.11%) TCP/IP
2 340 (11.73%) DNS
3 338 (11.66%) Internet
4 279 (9.63%) Firewall
5 267 (9.21%) DHCP
6 264 (9.11%) VPN
7 219 (7.56%) LAN
8 210 (7.25%) WAN
9 187 (6.45%) SAN
10 84 (2.90%) Wireless
11 79 (2.73%) VoIP
12 57 (1.97%) SSL
13 44 (1.52%) Broadband
14 43 (1.48%) NetScaler
15 40 (1.38%) Network Security
16 38 (1.31%) SMTP
17 35 (1.21%) VLAN
18 34 (1.17%) Intranet
19 33 (1.14%) ADSL
20 31 (1.07%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1541 (53.17%) SQL Server
2 786 (27.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 166 (5.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 90 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 82 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 73 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (1.41%) Relational Database
9 39 (1.35%) NoSQL
10 30 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 29 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (0.93%) MySQL
13 22 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 22 (0.76%) Oracle Database
14 20 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (0.38%) MS Access
17 9 (0.31%) QlikView
17 9 (0.31%) OLAP
18 8 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 807 (27.85%) NUnit
2 780 (26.92%) Rhino Mocks
3 517 (17.84%) Moq
4 295 (10.18%) MSTest
5 275 (9.49%) Subversion
6 63 (2.17%) Git (software)
7 58 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (1.52%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
9 14 (0.48%) JIRA
10 7 (0.24%) CruiseControl
10 7 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.21%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.21%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.14%) PowerBuilder
13 3 (0.10%) K2 blackpoint
13 3 (0.10%) MyEclipse
13 3 (0.10%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.035%) NCover
14 1 (0.035%) FxCop
General
1 369 (12.73%) Finance
2 245 (8.45%) Games
3 171 (5.90%) Banking
4 103 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 72 (2.48%) Retail
6 71 (2.45%) Advertising
7 54 (1.86%) Music Industry
7 54 (1.86%) Law
7 54 (1.86%) Legal
8 50 (1.73%) Investment Banking
9 46 (1.59%) Marketing
10 31 (1.07%) Back Office
11 17 (0.59%) German Language
12 15 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.45%) Dutch Language
14 11 (0.38%) French Language
15 9 (0.31%) Local Government
16 8 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
17 7 (0.24%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1251 (43.17%) Developer
2 1015 (35.02%) .NET Developer
3 433 (14.94%) Analyst
4 360 (12.42%) Support Engineer
5 288 (9.94%) C# Developer
6 263 (9.08%) Support Analyst
7 221 (7.63%) C# .NET Developer
8 202 (6.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 149 (5.14%) ASP.NET Developer
10 130 (4.49%) IT Support
11 120 (4.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 117 (4.04%) Service Analyst
13 113 (3.90%) Junior
14 107 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
15 106 (3.66%) Consultant
16 104 (3.59%) Desktop Support
17 101 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
18 100 (3.45%) Graduate
19 97 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 90 (3.11%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1402 (48.38%) .NET
2 1181 (40.75%) ASP.NET
3 1068 (36.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 982 (33.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 954 (32.92%) WCF
6 741 (25.57%) Razor View Engine
7 694 (23.95%) WPF
8 565 (19.50%) Castle Windsor
9 548 (18.91%) NHibernate
10 440 (15.18%) WinForms
11 352 (12.15%) .NET Framework
12 334 (11.53%) Ninject
13 333 (11.49%) Ajax
14 326 (11.25%) LINQ
15 308 (10.63%) Unity DI Container
16 282 (9.73%) Spring.NET
16 282 (9.73%) MonoRail
17 256 (8.83%) HTML
18 205 (7.07%) CSS
19 202 (6.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 290 (10.01%) Inversion of Control
2 222 (7.66%) Blackberry
3 111 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 110 (3.80%) Tandem
5 102 (3.52%) Client/Server
6 87 (3.00%) iPhone
6 87 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
7 85 (2.93%) Clustering
8 70 (2.42%) Management Information System
9 49 (1.69%) Social Network
10 44 (1.52%) N-Tier
11 43 (1.48%) Replication
12 42 (1.45%) Streaming Music
13 36 (1.24%) Mobile App
14 34 (1.17%) iPad
15 33 (1.14%) Thin Client
15 33 (1.14%) Fat Client
16 30 (1.04%) LIMS
17 28 (0.97%) Firmware
18 20 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1631 (56.28%) Windows
2 559 (19.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 424 (14.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 396 (13.66%) Windows 7
5 312 (10.77%) Windows XP
6 173 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 156 (5.38%) Linux
8 112 (3.86%) Windows 8
9 92 (3.17%) UNIX
10 90 (3.11%) Android
11 88 (3.04%) Windows Vista
12 53 (1.83%) Windows 2000
13 46 (1.59%) Mac OS X
14 27 (0.93%) Mac OS
15 26 (0.90%) Windows Phone
16 23 (0.79%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 15 (0.52%) Solaris
18 10 (0.35%) Windows NT
19 9 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1099 (37.92%) MVC
2 1081 (37.30%) TDD
3 900 (31.06%) Web Application Development
4 825 (28.47%) Scrum
5 549 (18.94%) Kanban
6 542 (18.70%) ITIL
7 431 (14.87%) BDD
8 380 (13.11%) Dependency Injection
9 371 (12.80%) OO
10 334 (11.53%) MVVM
11 323 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
12 173 (5.97%) Domain-Driven Design
13 138 (4.76%) OOD
14 137 (4.73%) E-Commerce
15 133 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
16 125 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
17 121 (4.18%) CQRS
18 117 (4.04%) OOP
18 117 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
19 106 (3.66%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 1339 (46.20%) C#
2 465 (16.05%) SQL
3 252 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 187 (6.45%) VB.NET
5 139 (4.80%) VB
6 105 (3.62%) T-SQL
7 90 (3.11%) PowerShell
8 63 (2.17%) C
9 33 (1.14%) Ruby
10 31 (1.07%) C++
11 20 (0.69%) VBA
12 16 (0.55%) VBScript
13 13 (0.45%) Python
14 8 (0.28%) Perl
15 7 (0.24%) Java
16 6 (0.21%) MATLAB
17 4 (0.14%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.14%) XQuery
17 4 (0.14%) OCaml
18 3 (0.10%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2499 (86.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 1348 (46.51%) MCTS
3 1189 (41.03%) MCSD
4 1151 (39.72%) MCAD
5 794 (27.40%) MCSE
6 381 (13.15%) Degree
6 381 (13.15%) MCSA
7 373 (12.87%) MCITP
8 312 (10.77%) Cisco Certification
9 296 (10.21%) CCNA
10 182 (6.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 116 (4.00%) Security Cleared
12 111 (3.83%) Citrix Certification
13 94 (3.24%) MCDST
14 82 (2.83%) SC Cleared
14 82 (2.83%) CCA
15 80 (2.76%) A+ Certification
16 72 (2.48%) CCNP
17 68 (2.35%) MCPD
18 51 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (9.18%) SLA
2 57 (1.97%) QA
3 23 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.035%) DICOM
System Software
1 761 (26.26%) Active Directory
2 389 (13.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 172 (5.94%) XenApp
5 89 (3.07%) XenDesktop
6 73 (2.52%) vSphere
7 64 (2.21%) Terminal Services
8 50 (1.73%) XenServer
9 43 (1.48%) VMware ESX
10 34 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
10 34 (1.17%) ISA Server
11 33 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 22 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
12 22 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (0.55%) VMware Server
14 14 (0.48%) UAG
15 12 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.17%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.14%) BlackBerry Internet Service
18 2 (0.069%) NFS
Systems Management
1 161 (5.56%) SCCM
2 75 (2.59%) SCOM
3 60 (2.07%) Backup Exec
4 38 (1.31%) WSUS
5 35 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 32 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
7 18 (0.62%) NetBackup
8 15 (0.52%) ARCserve
9 11 (0.38%) Nagios
10 10 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
11 9 (0.31%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 9 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (0.28%) Puppet
13 7 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
13 7 (0.24%) WMI
13 7 (0.24%) MOM
14 6 (0.21%) SCOrch
14 6 (0.21%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1687 (58.21%) Microsoft
2 538 (18.56%) VMware
3 403 (13.91%) Citrix
4 350 (12.08%) Cisco
5 176 (6.07%) HP
6 112 (3.86%) Symantec
7 92 (3.17%) Oracle
8 91 (3.14%) Apple
9 71 (2.45%) Dell
10 61 (2.10%) McAfee
11 60 (2.07%) NetApp
12 50 (1.73%) Sophos
13 49 (1.69%) Google
14 47 (1.62%) IBM
15 43 (1.48%) Facebook
16 39 (1.35%) Remedy
17 35 (1.21%) Juniper
18 31 (1.07%) Sun
19 29 (1.00%) Bloomberg
19 29 (1.00%) Lotus
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