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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 309 183 164
Rank change year-on-year
-126 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCP 966 1586 1909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.90% 1.59% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.32% 5.97% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 867 1499 1793
Average salary £31,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,550 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +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
29110 26561 30739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.21% 26.55% 28.83%
Number of salaries quoted 23190 21894 25831
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -126 334 £34,000 -15.00% 31
South East -100 212 £27,500 -26.66% 33
South West +2 115 £35,000 - 14
North West -66 82 £23,500 -32.85% 8
East of England -58 60 £37,500 - 10
Yorkshire -51 54 £27,263 -22.10% 8
East Midlands -36 53 £27,000 -28.00% 3
West Midlands -71 53 £37,500 +7.91%
North East -28 10 £27,500 -21.42% 1
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 1465 (72.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 1442 (71.17%) Microsoft
3 1412 (69.69%) Windows
4 821 (40.52%) Active Directory
5 809 (39.93%) MCSE
6 706 (34.85%) MS Excel
7 665 (32.82%) MS Exchange
8 631 (31.15%) VMware
9 628 (31.00%) ITIL
10 604 (29.81%) SQL Server
11 552 (27.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 522 (25.77%) MCTS
13 490 (24.19%) MS Office
14 445 (21.96%) Windows 7
15 440 (21.72%) VMware Infrastructure
16 433 (21.37%) MCSA
17 417 (20.58%) .NET
18 414 (20.43%) Citrix
19 406 (20.04%) C#
20 388 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
21 369 (18.21%) TCP/IP
22 352 (17.37%) MCITP
23 351 (17.32%) ASP.NET
24 341 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
25 332 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
26 328 (16.19%) MCSD
27 307 (15.15%) Cisco
28 302 (14.91%) DNS
29 301 (14.86%) MCAD
29 301 (14.86%) Cisco Certification

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 665 (32.82%) MS Exchange
2 332 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 270 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 264 (13.03%) SharePoint
5 196 (9.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 162 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 132 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 95 (4.69%) IIS
9 91 (4.49%) Lync
10 88 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2000
11 70 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
12 36 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
13 35 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
14 27 (1.33%) IBM Notes
15 25 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
16 16 (0.79%) Node.js
17 12 (0.59%) Tomcat
18 11 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
19 9 (0.44%) Documentum
20 8 (0.39%) Apache
Applications
1 706 (34.85%) MS Excel
2 490 (24.19%) MS Office
3 49 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.54%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.30%) MS Project
7 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.049%) Revit
9 1 (0.049%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.049%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 40 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.35%) SAP Business One
3 5 (0.25%) SalesLogix
4 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.15%) Magento
5 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.15%) Pivotal CRM
6 2 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.049%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.049%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.049%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 92 (4.54%) Office 365
2 51 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.59%) IaaS
4 7 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.30%) SaaS
6 4 (0.20%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.049%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 369 (18.21%) TCP/IP
2 302 (14.91%) DNS
3 243 (11.99%) DHCP
4 234 (11.55%) Firewall
5 197 (9.72%) VPN
6 185 (9.13%) SAN
7 175 (8.64%) LAN
8 159 (7.85%) WAN
9 142 (7.01%) Internet
10 100 (4.94%) VoIP
11 48 (2.37%) VLAN
12 46 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
13 44 (2.17%) Wireless
14 36 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
15 33 (1.63%) NAS
16 29 (1.43%) MPLS
17 28 (1.38%) Network Security
18 24 (1.18%) Unified Communications
19 21 (1.04%) IP Telephony
20 18 (0.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 604 (29.81%) SQL Server
2 189 (9.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 85 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 43 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
7 24 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.04%) MySQL
9 19 (0.94%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.64%) MS Access
11 12 (0.59%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (0.39%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.25%) DB2
14 4 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.20%) QlikView
14 4 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.15%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 230 (11.35%) NUnit
2 217 (10.71%) Rhino Mocks
3 168 (8.29%) Moq
4 74 (3.65%) MSTest
5 68 (3.36%) Subversion
6 33 (1.63%) Visual Studio
7 23 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (0.74%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.30%) Serena SBM
10 4 (0.20%) MSI
10 4 (0.20%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.15%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.15%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.099%) Grunt
12 2 (0.099%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.099%) Selenium
12 2 (0.099%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.049%) RequisitePro
13 1 (0.049%) JIRA
General
1 228 (11.25%) Finance
2 75 (3.70%) Banking
3 66 (3.26%) Games
4 64 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 61 (3.01%) Law
6 48 (2.37%) Legal
7 34 (1.68%) Retail
8 33 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 29 (1.43%) Back Office
9 29 (1.43%) Marketing
10 24 (1.18%) Music Industry
11 23 (1.14%) Advertising
12 22 (1.09%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.59%) Publishing
14 11 (0.54%) Electronics
15 10 (0.49%) German Language
16 6 (0.30%) French Language
17 5 (0.25%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.25%) Local Government
18 4 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 427 (21.08%) Analyst
2 385 (19.00%) Developer
2 385 (19.00%) Support Engineer
3 277 (13.67%) .NET Developer
4 201 (9.92%) Support Analyst
5 164 (8.09%) Service Analyst
6 160 (7.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 159 (7.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 156 (7.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 142 (7.01%) IT Support
10 122 (6.02%) Consultant
11 107 (5.28%) C# Developer
12 93 (4.59%) Administrator
12 93 (4.59%) Technical Support
13 89 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
14 87 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 80 (3.95%) 3rd Line Support
15 80 (3.95%) Team Leader
16 77 (3.80%) Desktop Support
17 74 (3.65%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 417 (20.58%) .NET
2 351 (17.32%) ASP.NET
3 272 (13.43%) WCF
4 267 (13.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 215 (10.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 188 (9.28%) WPF
7 180 (8.88%) Razor View Engine
8 165 (8.14%) NHibernate
9 154 (7.60%) HTML
10 125 (6.17%) Castle Windsor
11 122 (6.02%) .NET Framework
12 105 (5.18%) CSS
13 103 (5.08%) WinForms
14 98 (4.84%) Ajax
15 89 (4.39%) LINQ
16 85 (4.20%) HTML5
17 78 (3.85%) Ninject
18 75 (3.70%) Unity DI Container
19 70 (3.46%) Spring.NET
20 55 (2.71%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 228 (11.25%) Blackberry
2 141 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (5.82%) Clustering
4 74 (3.65%) Inversion of Control
5 61 (3.01%) Computer Science
6 56 (2.76%) iPhone
7 54 (2.67%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.68%) Client/Server
9 32 (1.58%) iPad
10 30 (1.48%) Tandem
11 23 (1.14%) Smartphone
11 23 (1.14%) Mathematics
12 20 (0.99%) Thin Client
12 20 (0.99%) Replication
12 20 (0.99%) Fat Client
13 19 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
13 19 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.84%) LIMS
14 17 (0.84%) Streaming Music
15 16 (0.79%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 1412 (69.69%) Windows
2 552 (27.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 445 (21.96%) Windows 7
4 388 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 291 (14.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 258 (12.73%) Windows XP
7 175 (8.64%) Linux
8 147 (7.26%) Windows 8
9 72 (3.55%) UNIX
10 54 (2.67%) Windows Vista
11 48 (2.37%) Mac OS X
11 48 (2.37%) Android
12 33 (1.63%) Mac OS
13 30 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (0.79%) CentOS
15 13 (0.64%) Debian
16 11 (0.54%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.49%) Apple iOS
18 9 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (31.00%) ITIL
2 341 (16.83%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (14.26%) MVC
4 276 (13.62%) TDD
5 243 (11.99%) Scrum
6 231 (11.40%) Web Application Development
7 167 (8.24%) Kanban
8 142 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
9 132 (6.52%) BDD
10 131 (6.47%) Service Delivery
11 108 (5.33%) Service Management
12 92 (4.54%) Change Control
13 85 (4.20%) Mentoring
14 81 (4.00%) OO
14 81 (4.00%) Incident Management
15 79 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
15 79 (3.90%) Dependency Injection
15 79 (3.90%) MVVM
16 75 (3.70%) Configuration Management
17 70 (3.46%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 406 (20.04%) C#
2 256 (12.64%) SQL
3 144 (7.11%) PowerShell
4 117 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 57 (2.81%) VB.NET
6 55 (2.71%) VB
7 54 (2.67%) T-SQL
8 50 (2.47%) C
9 43 (2.12%) VBScript
10 15 (0.74%) VBA
11 13 (0.64%) C++
12 10 (0.49%) PHP
13 9 (0.44%) Java
14 8 (0.39%) Ruby
15 5 (0.25%) Delphi
16 4 (0.20%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.099%) LINC
18 1 (0.049%) Python
18 1 (0.049%) FoxPro (VFP)
18 1 (0.049%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1465 (72.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 809 (39.93%) MCSE
3 522 (25.77%) MCTS
4 433 (21.37%) MCSA
5 352 (17.37%) MCITP
6 328 (16.19%) MCSD
7 301 (14.86%) MCAD
7 301 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
8 290 (14.31%) Degree
9 270 (13.33%) CCNA
10 255 (12.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 150 (7.40%) Security Cleared
12 130 (6.42%) SC Cleared
13 88 (4.34%) CCNP
14 87 (4.29%) A+ Certification
15 67 (3.31%) Citrix Certification
16 60 (2.96%) MCDST
17 58 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
18 47 (2.32%) MOS
19 45 (2.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (12.44%) SLA
2 45 (2.22%) ISO 9001
3 11 (0.54%) QA
4 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.20%) COBIT
6 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.049%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 821 (40.52%) Active Directory
2 440 (21.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 280 (13.82%) Hyper-V
4 152 (7.50%) XenApp
5 116 (5.73%) VMware ESX
6 70 (3.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 59 (2.91%) Terminal Services
8 48 (2.37%) XenDesktop
9 44 (2.17%) vSphere
10 42 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
11 27 (1.33%) UAG
12 19 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 18 (0.89%) XenServer
13 18 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
15 12 (0.59%) ISA Server
16 9 (0.44%) MDaemon
17 8 (0.39%) VMware Server
18 7 (0.35%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 164 (8.09%) SCCM
2 57 (2.81%) Backup Exec
3 53 (2.62%) SCOM
4 33 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 20 (0.99%) NetBackup
5 20 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 16 (0.79%) ARCserve
7 15 (0.74%) WSUS
8 14 (0.69%) Tivoli
9 12 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (0.54%) OpenView
11 9 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (0.39%) WMI
13 7 (0.35%) XenMobile
14 5 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
14 5 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.25%) Nagios
15 4 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
15 4 (0.20%) Opsview
15 4 (0.20%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 1442 (71.17%) Microsoft
2 631 (31.15%) VMware
3 414 (20.43%) Citrix
4 307 (15.15%) Cisco
5 140 (6.91%) HP
6 118 (5.82%) Apple
7 116 (5.73%) Symantec
8 66 (3.26%) Dell
9 58 (2.86%) Oracle
9 58 (2.86%) NetApp
10 56 (2.76%) McAfee
11 44 (2.17%) Red Hat
12 42 (2.07%) IBM
13 37 (1.83%) EMC
14 36 (1.78%) SAP
15 34 (1.68%) Juniper
15 34 (1.68%) Sophos
16 33 (1.63%) CheckPoint
17 30 (1.48%) Lotus
18 26 (1.28%) Altiris
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CGI
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Bristol, Avon
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Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Tadley, Hampshire
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Salary: £1 - £24000 per annum + benefits
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Norwich, Norfolk
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Washington, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: Up to £40 per annum Plus overtime
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London
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Salary: £45000 - £47000 per annum + excellent package
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Salary: £26000 - £31000 per annum
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Salary: to £22,000 + Benefits
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Croydon, Surrey
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Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + on call allowance
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
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Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Bonus
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