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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 353 291 163
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -128
Permanent jobs citing MCP 798 1032 1783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.94% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 3.48% 6.44%
Number of salaries quoted 692 923 1657
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -20.00%
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
27700 29685 27680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.15% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22226 23429 22563
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 £70,000 £65,000 £66,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +36 280 £28,000 +5.66% 29
London -83 245 £32,500 -16.66% 35
East of England +12 89 £33,826 -9.79% 8
North West -40 50 £29,250 -0.42% 6
East Midlands -24 42 £28,000 -6.66% 4
South West -36 39 £35,000 +16.66% 7
Yorkshire -37 27 £22,500 -25.00% 2
West Midlands -31 19 £36,000 +20.00% 1
North East -5 8 £33,000 +20.00% 1
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1400 (77.52%) Microsoft
2 1325 (73.37%) Windows
3 1323 (73.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 904 (50.06%) Active Directory
5 773 (42.80%) MCSE
6 644 (35.66%) MS Excel
7 614 (34.00%) MS Exchange
8 594 (32.89%) VMware
9 575 (31.84%) ITIL
10 565 (31.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 482 (26.69%) MS Office
12 449 (24.86%) MCSA
13 447 (24.75%) SQL Server
14 444 (24.58%) Windows 7
15 419 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
16 383 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
17 357 (19.77%) MCITP
18 349 (19.32%) Cisco
19 339 (18.77%) Exchange Server 2010
20 331 (18.33%) Citrix
21 306 (16.94%) Hyper-V
22 299 (16.56%) DNS
23 279 (15.45%) Cisco Certification
24 270 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
25 266 (14.73%) TCP/IP
25 266 (14.73%) Firewall
26 262 (14.51%) Analytical Skills
27 261 (14.45%) CCNA
28 251 (13.90%) SQL
29 242 (13.40%) DHCP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 614 (34.00%) MS Exchange
2 339 (18.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 181 (10.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 159 (8.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 158 (8.75%) SharePoint
6 111 (6.15%) IIS
7 102 (5.65%) Lync
8 77 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 61 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 36 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
11 32 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2000
12 29 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
13 22 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
14 15 (0.83%) IBM Notes
15 10 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
16 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
17 5 (0.28%) ArcGIS
18 4 (0.22%) CMS
18 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
18 4 (0.22%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 644 (35.66%) MS Excel
2 482 (26.69%) MS Office
3 54 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.61%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.22%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.055%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.055%) InDesign
8 1 (0.055%) Revit
8 1 (0.055%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 26 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.11%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.11%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.055%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.055%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.055%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.055%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.055%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 108 (5.98%) Office 365
2 34 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.55%) Mimecast
4 9 (0.50%) SaaS
5 7 (0.39%) IaaS
5 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.22%) Yammer
7 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.055%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.055%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 299 (16.56%) DNS
2 266 (14.73%) TCP/IP
2 266 (14.73%) Firewall
3 242 (13.40%) DHCP
4 216 (11.96%) WAN
5 208 (11.52%) SAN
6 201 (11.13%) LAN
7 178 (9.86%) VPN
8 132 (7.31%) Internet
9 87 (4.82%) VoIP
10 79 (4.37%) VLAN
11 54 (2.99%) NAS
12 44 (2.44%) Network Security
13 39 (2.16%) Wireless
14 38 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (1.55%) MPLS
16 26 (1.44%) SSL
17 25 (1.38%) iSCSI
18 24 (1.33%) Skype
18 24 (1.33%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 447 (24.75%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 81 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 74 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (3.65%) Relational Database
6 61 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
7 59 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 51 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 35 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
10 28 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 28 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
11 18 (1.00%) MS Access
12 17 (0.94%) Star Schema
13 15 (0.83%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (0.72%) MySQL
15 11 (0.61%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.39%) Data Mining
17 6 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
18 4 (0.22%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 77 (4.26%) Visual Studio
2 36 (1.99%) NUnit
3 34 (1.88%) Rhino Mocks
4 25 (1.38%) Moq
5 18 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (0.83%) MSI
7 14 (0.78%) Subversion
8 9 (0.50%) Log4Net
8 9 (0.50%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.39%) JIRA
10 6 (0.33%) InstallShield
11 4 (0.22%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.22%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.22%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.17%) Ant
13 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.11%) MSTest
14 1 (0.055%) WinDbg
General
1 205 (11.35%) Finance
2 64 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 59 (3.27%) Law
4 54 (2.99%) Banking
4 54 (2.99%) Retail
5 43 (2.38%) Legal
6 42 (2.33%) Financial Institution
7 41 (2.27%) Marketing
8 40 (2.21%) Investment Banking
9 37 (2.05%) Front Office
10 27 (1.50%) Games
11 17 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.89%) Back Office
13 13 (0.72%) Electronics
14 12 (0.66%) Advertising
15 11 (0.61%) Automotive
16 10 (0.55%) Local Government
17 8 (0.44%) French Language
18 6 (0.33%) Billing
19 5 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 391 (21.65%) Analyst
2 354 (19.60%) Support Engineer
3 213 (11.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 212 (11.74%) Support Analyst
5 178 (9.86%) Desktop Support
6 138 (7.64%) Developer
7 126 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 126 (6.98%) IT Support
8 115 (6.37%) Service Analyst
9 113 (6.26%) Consultant
10 108 (5.98%) Service Desk Analyst
11 106 (5.87%) Administrator
12 101 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 97 (5.37%) .NET Developer
14 96 (5.32%) 3rd Line Support
15 88 (4.87%) Systems Administrator
16 85 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
17 76 (4.21%) Desktop Analyst
18 75 (4.15%) 1st Line Support
19 73 (4.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (10.58%) .NET
2 165 (9.14%) ASP.NET
3 114 (6.31%) HTML
3 114 (6.31%) .NET Framework
4 86 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 80 (4.43%) XML
6 74 (4.10%) NHibernate
7 70 (3.88%) WCF
7 70 (3.88%) jQuery
8 68 (3.77%) CSS
8 68 (3.77%) Web Services
9 54 (2.99%) Entity Framework
10 47 (2.60%) WF
11 40 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 40 (2.21%) DAO
12 39 (2.16%) ADO.NET
13 37 (2.05%) LINQ
14 32 (1.77%) MFC
15 31 (1.72%) Ajax
16 24 (1.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 262 (14.51%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (9.69%) Blackberry
3 114 (6.31%) Clustering
4 105 (5.81%) Data Centre
5 85 (4.71%) Management Information System
6 83 (4.60%) Computer Science
7 42 (2.33%) Client/Server
8 41 (2.27%) Fat Client
8 41 (2.27%) Thin Client
9 30 (1.66%) Pocket PC
10 27 (1.50%) Replication
11 26 (1.44%) Mathematics
12 23 (1.27%) iPad
13 22 (1.22%) iPhone
14 21 (1.16%) EqualLogic
15 19 (1.05%) Statistics
16 15 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
17 13 (0.72%) NHS
18 11 (0.61%) User Experience
19 9 (0.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1325 (73.37%) Windows
2 565 (31.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 444 (24.58%) Windows 7
4 383 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 270 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 208 (11.52%) Windows XP
7 179 (9.91%) Windows 8
8 173 (9.58%) Linux
9 80 (4.43%) UNIX
10 59 (3.27%) Android
11 58 (3.21%) Apple iOS
12 49 (2.71%) Windows Vista
13 41 (2.27%) Mac OS X
14 32 (1.77%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.55%) Windows 2000
17 9 (0.50%) Solaris
17 9 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (0.39%) CentOS
19 6 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (31.84%) ITIL
2 142 (7.86%) Service Management
3 140 (7.75%) Project Management
4 125 (6.92%) Service Delivery
5 112 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 107 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
7 99 (5.48%) Incident Management
8 96 (5.32%) MVC
9 92 (5.09%) Time Management
10 88 (4.87%) Migration
11 84 (4.65%) Change Management
12 83 (4.60%) Scrum
12 83 (4.60%) Mentoring
13 79 (4.37%) Business Intelligence
14 76 (4.21%) Problem Management
15 74 (4.10%) Asset Management
16 57 (3.16%) Workflow
17 53 (2.93%) UML
17 53 (2.93%) Project Planning
18 50 (2.77%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 251 (13.90%) SQL
2 179 (9.91%) C#
3 108 (5.98%) PowerShell
4 97 (5.37%) JavaScript
5 64 (3.54%) T-SQL
6 51 (2.82%) C
7 41 (2.27%) Java
8 39 (2.16%) C++
9 32 (1.77%) Objective-C
10 27 (1.50%) VBScript
11 26 (1.44%) VB
12 17 (0.94%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.61%) Shell Script
14 7 (0.39%) VBA
15 6 (0.33%) Python
15 6 (0.33%) Perl
16 4 (0.22%) PHP
16 4 (0.22%) Groovy
16 4 (0.22%) Ruby
16 4 (0.22%) LINC
Qualifications
1 1323 (73.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 773 (42.80%) MCSE
3 449 (24.86%) MCSA
4 357 (19.77%) MCITP
5 279 (15.45%) Cisco Certification
6 261 (14.45%) CCNA
7 238 (13.18%) MCTS
8 235 (13.01%) Degree
9 208 (11.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 168 (9.30%) Security Cleared
11 107 (5.92%) A+ Certification
12 80 (4.43%) DV Cleared
12 80 (4.43%) SC Cleared
13 78 (4.32%) MCDST
14 63 (3.49%) Citrix Certification
15 60 (3.32%) MCSD
16 56 (3.10%) CCNP
17 47 (2.60%) CCA
18 46 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
19 37 (2.05%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (13.34%) SLA
2 25 (1.38%) ISO 9001
3 18 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.39%) HL7
6 6 (0.33%) QA
7 5 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (0.28%) GMP
8 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) DICOM
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 904 (50.06%) Active Directory
2 419 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 306 (16.94%) Hyper-V
4 120 (6.64%) XenApp
5 65 (3.60%) vSphere
6 56 (3.10%) VMware ESX
7 48 (2.66%) XenDesktop
8 44 (2.44%) Terminal Services
9 37 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
10 34 (1.88%) VMware Server
11 31 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 29 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 22 (1.22%) XenServer
14 21 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (0.66%) Terminal Server
16 10 (0.55%) Firmware
17 9 (0.50%) ISA Server
17 9 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
18 5 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
18 5 (0.28%) UAG
Systems Management
1 211 (11.68%) SCCM
2 72 (3.99%) Backup Exec
3 59 (3.27%) SCOM
4 37 (2.05%) WSUS
5 22 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 16 (0.89%) ARCserve
7 15 (0.83%) NetBackup
8 12 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 10 (0.55%) Nagios
9 10 (0.55%) Opsview
10 6 (0.33%) Sysprep
10 6 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.28%) WMI
11 5 (0.28%) OpenView
11 5 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
12 4 (0.22%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.17%) ServiceCenter
13 3 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 2 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1400 (77.52%) Microsoft
2 594 (32.89%) VMware
3 349 (19.32%) Cisco
4 331 (18.33%) Citrix
5 213 (11.79%) HP
6 83 (4.60%) Dell
6 83 (4.60%) Symantec
7 82 (4.54%) Oracle
8 70 (3.88%) Apple
9 56 (3.10%) ServiceNow
10 51 (2.82%) EMC
11 45 (2.49%) Sybase
12 44 (2.44%) NetApp
12 44 (2.44%) SonicWALL
13 41 (2.27%) AppSense
14 34 (1.88%) IBM
15 32 (1.77%) Intel
16 29 (1.61%) Veeam
17 28 (1.55%) Sophos
18 27 (1.50%) Juniper
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Performance Bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Madison Talent Sourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 25-35k base + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Car
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Excellent Training
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Car Allowance and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Wavex Technology Limited
Salary: £43,000 - 48,000 (inc. bonus) + benefits
Posted: Yesterday