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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 305 169 168
Rank change year-on-year
-136 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCP 934 1717 1883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.87% 1.72% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 6.44% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 828 1625 1758
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +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
28902 26664 31363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.02% 26.72% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 22755 22055 26662
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -179 284 £34,000 -15.00% 24
South East -106 213 £26,500 -33.75% 34
South West +4 110 £32,500 -7.14% 9
North West -60 87 £23,500 -37.33% 6
East of England -57 71 £37,500 - 11
East Midlands -52 57 £27,000 -28.00% 2
Yorkshire -49 54 £27,025 -22.78% 4
West Midlands -82 49 £34,000 -2.85% 5
North East -19 10 £27,500 -21.42% 2
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1662 (76.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 1477 (68.19%) Microsoft
3 1448 (66.85%) Windows
4 808 (37.30%) MCSE
5 806 (37.21%) Active Directory
6 797 (36.80%) SQL Server
7 703 (32.46%) MS Excel
8 648 (29.92%) MS Exchange
9 643 (29.69%) MCTS
10 627 (28.95%) VMware
11 592 (27.33%) .NET
12 588 (27.15%) ITIL
13 571 (26.36%) C#
14 564 (26.04%) Windows Server 2008
15 497 (22.95%) ASP.NET
15 497 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
16 484 (22.35%) MCSD
17 455 (21.01%) MCAD
18 440 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
19 438 (20.22%) MS Office
20 427 (19.71%) MVC
21 425 (19.62%) MCSA
22 423 (19.53%) Windows 7
23 420 (19.39%) TDD
24 407 (18.79%) ASP.NET MVC
25 406 (18.74%) Windows Server 2003
26 405 (18.70%) Citrix
27 403 (18.61%) WCF
28 358 (16.53%) NUnit
29 357 (16.48%) Scrum

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 648 (29.92%) MS Exchange
2 324 (14.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 285 (13.16%) SharePoint
4 257 (11.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 179 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 163 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 151 (6.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 89 (4.11%) Lync
9 85 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2000
10 81 (3.74%) IIS
11 69 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 45 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
13 36 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
14 30 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
15 26 (1.20%) Node.js
16 24 (1.11%) IBM Notes
17 12 (0.55%) Tomcat
18 10 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
19 9 (0.42%) Umbraco
19 9 (0.42%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 703 (32.46%) MS Excel
2 438 (20.22%) MS Office
3 47 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.46%) MS Project
6 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.092%) Revit
7 2 (0.092%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.092%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.046%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 31 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.32%) SAP Business One
2 7 (0.32%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.14%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.092%) Magento
4 2 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.046%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.046%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.046%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.046%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.046%) Pivotal CRM
5 1 (0.046%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 97 (4.48%) Office 365
2 45 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.60%) IaaS
4 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.28%) SaaS
6 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.046%) PaaS
7 1 (0.046%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 345 (15.93%) TCP/IP
2 298 (13.76%) DNS
3 242 (11.17%) Firewall
4 236 (10.90%) DHCP
5 192 (8.86%) VPN
6 184 (8.49%) SAN
7 177 (8.17%) LAN
8 174 (8.03%) Internet
9 166 (7.66%) WAN
10 86 (3.97%) VoIP
11 58 (2.68%) Wireless
12 51 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
13 39 (1.80%) Network Security
14 36 (1.66%) VLAN
14 36 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (1.66%) NAS
15 26 (1.20%) ADSL
15 26 (1.20%) Broadband
16 22 (1.02%) Unified Communications
17 20 (0.92%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 797 (36.80%) SQL Server
2 300 (13.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 104 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 58 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 52 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
7 31 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (1.39%) MySQL
9 15 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (0.65%) NoSQL
10 14 (0.65%) Relational Database
11 13 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (0.55%) MS Access
13 10 (0.46%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 8 (0.37%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.32%) QlikView
17 4 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
17 4 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
18 3 (0.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 358 (16.53%) NUnit
2 333 (15.37%) Rhino Mocks
3 242 (11.17%) Moq
4 115 (5.31%) Subversion
5 113 (5.22%) MSTest
6 45 (2.08%) Visual Studio
7 39 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 26 (1.20%) Git (software)
9 8 (0.37%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (0.28%) MSBuild
10 6 (0.28%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.18%) Serena SBM
12 3 (0.14%) MSI
13 2 (0.092%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.092%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.092%) Selenium
13 2 (0.092%) Grunt
13 2 (0.092%) NCover
13 2 (0.092%) FxCop
General
1 270 (12.47%) Finance
2 106 (4.89%) Banking
3 96 (4.43%) Games
4 68 (3.14%) Law
5 62 (2.86%) Legal
5 62 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 44 (2.03%) Retail
7 37 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 34 (1.57%) Music Industry
9 32 (1.48%) Marketing
9 32 (1.48%) Investment Banking
10 31 (1.43%) Back Office
11 27 (1.25%) Advertising
12 11 (0.51%) German Language
13 10 (0.46%) Electronics
14 9 (0.42%) Publishing
15 7 (0.32%) Billing
15 7 (0.32%) French Language
16 5 (0.23%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 542 (25.02%) Developer
2 407 (18.79%) .NET Developer
3 391 (18.05%) Analyst
4 369 (17.04%) Support Engineer
5 196 (9.05%) Support Analyst
6 177 (8.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 160 (7.39%) C# Developer
8 158 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 138 (6.37%) Service Analyst
10 132 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
10 132 (6.09%) IT Support
11 130 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
12 108 (4.99%) Consultant
13 105 (4.85%) Administrator
14 100 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 91 (4.20%) Technical Support
16 90 (4.16%) Team Leader
17 84 (3.88%) ASP.NET Developer
18 82 (3.79%) Desktop Support
19 80 (3.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 592 (27.33%) .NET
2 497 (22.95%) ASP.NET
3 407 (18.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 403 (18.61%) WCF
5 346 (15.97%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 297 (13.71%) WPF
7 284 (13.11%) Razor View Engine
8 250 (11.54%) NHibernate
9 209 (9.65%) Castle Windsor
10 175 (8.08%) HTML
11 162 (7.48%) WinForms
12 153 (7.06%) .NET Framework
13 141 (6.51%) Ajax
14 134 (6.19%) LINQ
15 133 (6.14%) CSS
16 124 (5.72%) Ninject
17 123 (5.68%) HTML5
18 122 (5.63%) Unity DI Container
19 111 (5.12%) Spring.NET
20 98 (4.52%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 228 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 139 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (5.45%) Inversion of Control
4 115 (5.31%) Clustering
5 64 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 61 (2.82%) iPhone
7 52 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 50 (2.31%) Client/Server
8 50 (2.31%) Tandem
9 35 (1.62%) iPad
10 34 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.11%) Replication
12 22 (1.02%) Streaming Music
13 20 (0.92%) N-Tier
13 20 (0.92%) LIMS
13 20 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
14 18 (0.83%) Fat Client
14 18 (0.83%) Mathematics
14 18 (0.83%) Thin Client
15 15 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1448 (66.85%) Windows
2 564 (26.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 423 (19.53%) Windows 7
4 406 (18.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 287 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 263 (12.14%) Windows XP
7 174 (8.03%) Linux
8 158 (7.29%) Windows 8
9 76 (3.51%) UNIX
10 61 (2.82%) Windows Vista
11 60 (2.77%) Mac OS X
12 45 (2.08%) Android
13 35 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (1.62%) Mac OS
14 22 (1.02%) Windows 2000
15 15 (0.69%) CentOS
16 12 (0.55%) Windows Phone
16 12 (0.55%) Debian
17 9 (0.42%) Solaris
17 9 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (27.15%) ITIL
2 497 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 427 (19.71%) MVC
4 420 (19.39%) TDD
5 357 (16.48%) Scrum
6 346 (15.97%) Web Application Development
7 240 (11.08%) Kanban
8 184 (8.49%) BDD
9 142 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 126 (5.82%) Dependency Injection
11 123 (5.68%) MVVM
12 119 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
13 117 (5.40%) Service Delivery
14 112 (5.17%) OO
15 97 (4.48%) Service Management
16 89 (4.11%) Change Control
17 83 (3.83%) Configuration Management
18 78 (3.60%) Incident Management
18 78 (3.60%) Mentoring
19 73 (3.37%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 571 (26.36%) C#
2 303 (13.99%) SQL
3 140 (6.46%) PowerShell
4 136 (6.28%) JavaScript
5 80 (3.69%) VB.NET
6 73 (3.37%) VB
7 67 (3.09%) T-SQL
8 46 (2.12%) C
9 41 (1.89%) VBScript
10 17 (0.78%) C++
10 17 (0.78%) VBA
11 13 (0.60%) Ruby
12 9 (0.42%) PHP
13 7 (0.32%) Java
13 7 (0.32%) MATLAB
14 5 (0.23%) Delphi
15 2 (0.092%) LINC
16 1 (0.046%) Python
16 1 (0.046%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 1 (0.046%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1662 (76.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 808 (37.30%) MCSE
3 643 (29.69%) MCTS
4 484 (22.35%) MCSD
5 455 (21.01%) MCAD
6 425 (19.62%) MCSA
7 348 (16.07%) MCITP
8 318 (14.68%) Degree
9 298 (13.76%) Cisco Certification
10 277 (12.79%) CCNA
11 242 (11.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 143 (6.60%) Security Cleared
13 123 (5.68%) SC Cleared
14 82 (3.79%) A+ Certification
15 73 (3.37%) CCNP
16 64 (2.95%) Citrix Certification
16 64 (2.95%) MCDST
17 53 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
18 44 (2.03%) CCA
19 38 (1.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (10.39%) SLA
2 30 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 15 (0.69%) QA
4 9 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.14%) COBIT
7 2 (0.092%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 806 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 440 (20.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 284 (13.11%) Hyper-V
4 146 (6.74%) XenApp
5 110 (5.08%) VMware ESX
6 70 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 63 (2.91%) Terminal Services
8 43 (1.99%) vSphere
9 41 (1.89%) XenDesktop
10 34 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
11 27 (1.25%) UAG
12 19 (0.88%) XenServer
13 17 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 17 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
14 15 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
14 15 (0.69%) ISA Server
15 14 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
16 11 (0.51%) Terminal Server
17 9 (0.42%) MDaemon
18 8 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 167 (7.71%) SCCM
2 68 (3.14%) Backup Exec
3 60 (2.77%) SCOM
4 40 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 27 (1.25%) NetBackup
6 23 (1.06%) ARCserve
7 20 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 16 (0.74%) WSUS
9 15 (0.69%) Tivoli
10 14 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (0.28%) Puppet
12 6 (0.28%) OpenView
13 5 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
13 5 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
14 4 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (0.18%) XenMobile
14 4 (0.18%) WMI
15 3 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1477 (68.19%) Microsoft
2 627 (28.95%) VMware
3 405 (18.70%) Citrix
4 316 (14.59%) Cisco
5 146 (6.74%) HP
6 127 (5.86%) Symantec
7 104 (4.80%) Apple
8 73 (3.37%) Oracle
9 72 (3.32%) Dell
10 57 (2.63%) NetApp
11 53 (2.45%) McAfee
12 47 (2.17%) Red Hat
13 43 (1.99%) IBM
14 37 (1.71%) Sophos
15 36 (1.66%) SAP
16 30 (1.39%) CheckPoint
16 30 (1.39%) Remedy
17 29 (1.34%) Juniper
18 28 (1.29%) EMC
19 26 (1.20%) Lotus
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: c£40K depending on skills and experience) plus £2K bonus
Posted: 4 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Superb base with excellent bonus and
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Salary: flexible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £29000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + on call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18300 - £23300 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: Yesterday