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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 281 197 156
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -41
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1034 1441 1961
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.05% 1.49% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.81% 5.49% 6.65%
Number of salaries quoted 920 1309 1861
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
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
27163 26239 29498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.60% 27.08% 28.19%
Number of salaries quoted 21914 20860 24968
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -24 413 £35,000 -12.50% 43
South East -60 270 £32,500 -7.14% 34
East of England -59 80 £30,000 -21.56% 20
North West -47 75 £25,000 -28.57% 10
Yorkshire +20 73 £31,000 -4.61% 3
South West -20 70 £38,000 -5.00% 12
West Midlands -2 38 £40,000 +31.14% 1
East Midlands -67 36 £32,500 -14.47% 12
North East +3 15 £52,500 +50.00%
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1505 (75.29%) Windows
2 1476 (73.84%) Microsoft
3 1309 (65.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 933 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 838 (41.92%) MCSE
6 783 (39.17%) MS Excel
7 721 (36.07%) ITIL
8 688 (34.42%) MS Exchange
9 686 (34.32%) VMware
10 614 (30.72%) MS Office
11 561 (28.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 509 (25.46%) Windows 7
13 492 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
14 456 (22.81%) MCSA
15 451 (22.56%) Citrix
16 425 (21.26%) SQL Server
17 409 (20.46%) Windows Server 2003
18 386 (19.31%) MCITP
19 374 (18.71%) Exchange Server 2010
20 372 (18.61%) TCP/IP
21 356 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
22 350 (17.51%) DNS
23 339 (16.96%) Hyper-V
24 335 (16.76%) Cisco
25 312 (15.61%) MCTS
26 293 (14.66%) Cisco Certification
27 287 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2007
28 282 (14.11%) SharePoint
29 281 (14.06%) DHCP
30 276 (13.81%) Firewall

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 688 (34.42%) MS Exchange
2 374 (18.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 287 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 282 (14.11%) SharePoint
5 220 (11.01%) Exchange Server 2003
6 193 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 130 (6.50%) Lync
8 122 (6.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 120 (6.00%) IIS
10 79 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2000
11 74 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 70 (3.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 35 (1.75%) IBM Notes
14 24 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
15 21 (1.05%) Apache
16 18 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
17 16 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
18 10 (0.50%) CMS
19 9 (0.45%) Tomcat
20 7 (0.35%) LiveLink
Applications
1 783 (39.17%) MS Excel
2 614 (30.72%) MS Office
3 67 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.00%) InfoPath
5 14 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.35%) MS Project
6 7 (0.35%) S-PLUS
7 5 (0.25%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.10%) Revit
10 2 (0.10%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 64 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
4 6 (0.30%) SalesLogix
5 4 (0.20%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.20%) Pivotal CRM
5 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.15%) Magento
6 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.050%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 142 (7.10%) Office 365
2 68 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.25%) IaaS
5 2 (0.10%) SaaS
5 2 (0.10%) PaaS
6 1 (0.050%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 372 (18.61%) TCP/IP
2 350 (17.51%) DNS
3 281 (14.06%) DHCP
4 276 (13.81%) Firewall
5 227 (11.36%) VPN
6 225 (11.26%) LAN
7 209 (10.46%) WAN
8 203 (10.16%) SAN
9 125 (6.25%) VoIP
10 106 (5.30%) Internet
11 87 (4.35%) Wireless
12 76 (3.80%) VLAN
13 46 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
14 38 (1.90%) NAS
15 35 (1.75%) NetScaler
16 32 (1.60%) MPLS
17 30 (1.50%) IP Telephony
18 29 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
19 27 (1.35%) Network Security
20 22 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 425 (21.26%) SQL Server
2 118 (5.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 51 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 42 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 32 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
8 29 (1.45%) Relational Database
9 25 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 20 (1.00%) MS Access
11 18 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
12 13 (0.65%) MySQL
13 12 (0.60%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.55%) Ingres
14 11 (0.55%) Informix
14 11 (0.55%) DB2
15 10 (0.50%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.35%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 56 (2.80%) NUnit
2 47 (2.35%) Rhino Mocks
3 46 (2.30%) Moq
4 43 (2.15%) Visual Studio
5 22 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (0.85%) MSI
7 14 (0.70%) MSTest
8 12 (0.60%) Subversion
9 8 (0.40%) Serena SBM
10 6 (0.30%) Log4Net
10 6 (0.30%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.20%) Git (software)
12 3 (0.15%) Ant
13 2 (0.10%) CruiseControl
13 2 (0.10%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.10%) Jenkins
14 1 (0.050%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 193 (9.65%) Finance
2 69 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 45 (2.25%) Legal
4 41 (2.05%) Banking
5 40 (2.00%) Law
6 35 (1.75%) Retail
7 26 (1.30%) Games
7 26 (1.30%) Marketing
8 24 (1.20%) Advertising
9 20 (1.00%) Electronics
10 18 (0.90%) Front Office
10 18 (0.90%) Back Office
10 18 (0.90%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.75%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.55%) Publishing
13 11 (0.55%) Local Government
14 3 (0.15%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.10%) German Language
15 2 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 534 (26.71%) Analyst
2 439 (21.96%) Support Engineer
3 257 (12.86%) Support Analyst
4 216 (10.81%) IT Support
5 192 (9.60%) Service Analyst
6 187 (9.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 175 (8.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 156 (7.80%) Consultant
9 154 (7.70%) Developer
10 136 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 122 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
11 122 (6.10%) Desktop Support
12 102 (5.10%) 1st Line Support
13 95 (4.75%) IT Support Engineer
14 89 (4.45%) .NET Developer
15 83 (4.15%) Technical Support
16 75 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 72 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 72 (3.60%) Team Leader
18 68 (3.40%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (10.41%) .NET
2 168 (8.40%) ASP.NET
3 124 (6.20%) HTML
4 121 (6.05%) .NET Framework
5 87 (4.35%) WCF
6 83 (4.15%) CSS
7 73 (3.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 62 (3.10%) Ajax
9 49 (2.45%) jQuery
10 48 (2.40%) XML
11 42 (2.10%) NHibernate
12 41 (2.05%) WPF
13 40 (2.00%) LINQ
14 26 (1.30%) Web Services
15 24 (1.20%) HTML5
15 24 (1.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 16 (0.80%) XSLT
16 16 (0.80%) ADO.NET
17 15 (0.75%) WF
17 15 (0.75%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 275 (13.76%) Blackberry
2 195 (9.75%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (5.65%) Clustering
4 84 (4.20%) Management Information System
5 53 (2.65%) iPhone
6 50 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 38 (1.90%) Smartphone
8 32 (1.60%) iPad
9 26 (1.30%) Replication
9 26 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.25%) Mathematics
11 14 (0.70%) 3D Printing
11 14 (0.70%) User Experience
12 13 (0.65%) PDA
13 11 (0.55%) Inversion of Control
13 11 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.45%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.45%) Thin Client
15 7 (0.35%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.35%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 1505 (75.29%) Windows
2 561 (28.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 509 (25.46%) Windows 7
4 409 (20.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 356 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 274 (13.71%) Windows XP
7 172 (8.60%) Windows 8
8 142 (7.10%) Linux
9 66 (3.30%) UNIX
9 66 (3.30%) Windows Vista
10 56 (2.80%) Android
11 46 (2.30%) Mac OS X
12 44 (2.20%) Mac OS
13 37 (1.85%) Apple iOS
14 22 (1.10%) Windows 2000
15 19 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.55%) Debian
17 10 (0.50%) CentOS
18 8 (0.40%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 721 (36.07%) ITIL
2 147 (7.35%) Service Delivery
3 145 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 139 (6.95%) Service Management
5 111 (5.55%) Agile Software Development
6 108 (5.40%) Mentoring
7 98 (4.90%) MVC
8 88 (4.40%) Project Management
9 87 (4.35%) CRM
10 83 (4.15%) Incident Management
11 81 (4.05%) Coaching
12 80 (4.00%) Change Control
13 73 (3.65%) PRINCE2
14 69 (3.45%) Migration
15 65 (3.25%) Scrum
16 57 (2.85%) Asset Management
17 54 (2.70%) Change Management
18 53 (2.65%) Problem Management
19 52 (2.60%) OO
20 51 (2.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 261 (13.06%) SQL
2 192 (9.60%) C#
3 153 (7.65%) PowerShell
4 87 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 55 (2.75%) C
6 54 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 27 (1.35%) VB
8 24 (1.20%) VB.NET
8 24 (1.20%) VBScript
9 6 (0.30%) C++
9 6 (0.30%) VBA
10 5 (0.25%) VB6
10 5 (0.25%) Java
10 5 (0.25%) PHP
11 3 (0.15%) Perl
12 2 (0.10%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.10%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.10%) Python
13 1 (0.050%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.050%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1309 (65.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 838 (41.92%) MCSE
3 456 (22.81%) MCSA
4 386 (19.31%) MCITP
5 312 (15.61%) MCTS
6 293 (14.66%) Cisco Certification
7 268 (13.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 262 (13.11%) Degree
9 249 (12.46%) CCNA
10 144 (7.20%) Security Cleared
11 125 (6.25%) SC Cleared
12 114 (5.70%) MCSD
13 112 (5.60%) Citrix Certification
14 97 (4.85%) ITIL Certification
15 93 (4.65%) MCDST
16 92 (4.60%) A+ Certification
17 76 (3.80%) CCNP
18 73 (3.65%) CCA
19 71 (3.55%) MCAD
20 42 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (13.56%) SLA
2 63 (3.15%) ISO 9001
3 23 (1.15%) QA
4 15 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.30%) COBIT
8 2 (0.10%) HL7
8 2 (0.10%) DICOM
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 933 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 492 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 339 (16.96%) Hyper-V
4 198 (9.90%) XenApp
5 107 (5.35%) VMware ESX
5 107 (5.35%) XenDesktop
6 81 (4.05%) vSphere
7 76 (3.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 58 (2.90%) Terminal Services
9 57 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
10 34 (1.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 29 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 27 (1.35%) XenServer
13 22 (1.10%) VMware Server
14 16 (0.80%) UAG
15 9 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
15 9 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.30%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.25%) Xen
17 5 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 214 (10.71%) SCCM
2 76 (3.80%) Backup Exec
3 63 (3.15%) SCOM
4 48 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 34 (1.70%) NetBackup
6 33 (1.65%) WMI
7 31 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 26 (1.30%) XenMobile
9 22 (1.10%) Nagios
10 21 (1.05%) ARCserve
11 20 (1.00%) OpenView
11 20 (1.00%) WSUS
12 18 (0.90%) Opsview
13 14 (0.70%) Tivoli
14 12 (0.60%) SCVMM
15 10 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 8 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
17 7 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
17 7 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
17 7 (0.35%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 1476 (73.84%) Microsoft
2 686 (34.32%) VMware
3 451 (22.56%) Citrix
4 335 (16.76%) Cisco
5 211 (10.56%) HP
6 149 (7.45%) Apple
7 129 (6.45%) Symantec
8 91 (4.55%) Dell
9 62 (3.10%) EMC
10 61 (3.05%) Oracle
10 61 (3.05%) NetApp
11 46 (2.30%) McAfee
11 46 (2.30%) Veeam
12 44 (2.20%) Juniper
12 44 (2.20%) SAP
13 36 (1.80%) Lotus
14 35 (1.75%) Mitel
15 34 (1.70%) IBM
16 32 (1.60%) Sophos
17 30 (1.50%) AppSense
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £24k - 27k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + excellent training
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + car
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 23000 - 25000 plus benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Atos
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Bonus and benefits package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Atos
Posted: 11 hours ago
Berkshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £65,000 to £72,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £24k - 26k per year + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Haseltine Lake LLP
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,500 to £13,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago