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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 310 176 165
Rank change year-on-year
-134 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCP 937 1587 1873
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.88% 1.60% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 6.05% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 834 1501 1747
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,400 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
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
28781 26217 31207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.98% 26.48% 28.84%
Number of salaries quoted 22723 21632 26382
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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 £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 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 2 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 -154 299 £33,625 -15.93% 19
South East -94 204 £27,500 -26.66% 34
South West +19 109 £34,000 -2.85% 14
North West -51 89 £23,500 -32.85% 11
East of England -44 72 £37,500 - 8
East Midlands -47 56 £27,000 -28.00% 10
Yorkshire -60 53 £27,500 -21.42% 11
West Midlands -73 52 £35,750 +2.14% 3
North East -20 10 £27,500 -21.42% 1
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 1564 (74.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1442 (69.09%) Microsoft
3 1418 (67.94%) Windows
4 807 (38.67%) Active Directory
5 796 (38.14%) MCSE
6 718 (34.40%) SQL Server
7 685 (32.82%) MS Excel
8 652 (31.24%) MS Exchange
9 618 (29.61%) VMware
10 599 (28.70%) MCTS
11 595 (28.51%) ITIL
12 546 (26.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 528 (25.30%) .NET
14 513 (24.58%) C#
15 445 (21.32%) ASP.NET
16 441 (21.13%) MS Office
17 437 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
18 433 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
19 427 (20.46%) MCSA
20 426 (20.41%) MCSD
21 422 (20.22%) Windows 7
22 413 (19.79%) Citrix
23 399 (19.12%) MCAD
24 391 (18.74%) Windows Server 2003
25 373 (17.87%) MVC
26 365 (17.49%) TDD
27 356 (17.06%) WCF
28 353 (16.91%) ASP.NET MVC
29 349 (16.72%) TCP/IP
30 340 (16.29%) MCITP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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
1 652 (31.24%) MS Exchange
2 331 (15.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 270 (12.94%) SharePoint
4 263 (12.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 190 (9.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 164 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 145 (6.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 91 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2000
9 87 (4.17%) IIS
10 84 (4.02%) Lync
11 70 (3.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 43 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
13 32 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
14 31 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
15 22 (1.05%) Node.js
15 22 (1.05%) IBM Notes
16 12 (0.57%) Tomcat
17 10 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
18 9 (0.43%) Documentum
18 9 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 685 (32.82%) MS Excel
2 441 (21.13%) MS Office
3 43 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.38%) MS Project
6 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.19%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.096%) Revit
8 2 (0.096%) SketchUp
9 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 35 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.34%) SAP Business One
2 7 (0.34%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.096%) SalesLogix
4 2 (0.096%) Magento
5 1 (0.048%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.048%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.048%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.048%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.048%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.048%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (4.70%) Office 365
2 48 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.62%) IaaS
4 7 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.24%) SaaS
7 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.048%) PaaS
8 1 (0.048%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 349 (16.72%) TCP/IP
2 296 (14.18%) DNS
3 241 (11.55%) DHCP
4 235 (11.26%) Firewall
5 188 (9.01%) VPN
6 185 (8.86%) SAN
7 167 (8.00%) LAN
8 161 (7.71%) Internet
9 157 (7.52%) WAN
10 89 (4.26%) VoIP
11 52 (2.49%) Wi-Fi
12 49 (2.35%) Wireless
13 39 (1.87%) NAS
14 37 (1.77%) VLAN
15 34 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
16 33 (1.58%) Network Security
17 22 (1.05%) MPLS
18 21 (1.01%) Broadband
18 21 (1.01%) Unified Communications
19 19 (0.91%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 718 (34.40%) SQL Server
2 252 (12.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 94 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 50 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
7 31 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (1.05%) MySQL
9 16 (0.77%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (0.57%) NoSQL
10 12 (0.57%) MS Access
11 11 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
12 10 (0.48%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (0.34%) QlikView
14 4 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 309 (14.81%) NUnit
2 288 (13.80%) Rhino Mocks
3 214 (10.25%) Moq
4 99 (4.74%) MSTest
5 98 (4.70%) Subversion
6 45 (2.16%) Visual Studio
7 34 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (1.05%) Git (software)
9 8 (0.38%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.29%) MSBuild
10 6 (0.29%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.24%) Serena SBM
12 4 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.14%) MSI
14 2 (0.096%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.096%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.096%) Selenium
14 2 (0.096%) Grunt
14 2 (0.096%) NCover
14 2 (0.096%) FxCop
General
1 248 (11.88%) Finance
2 94 (4.50%) Banking
3 85 (4.07%) Games
4 66 (3.16%) Law
5 58 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 56 (2.68%) Legal
7 39 (1.87%) Retail
8 36 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 31 (1.49%) Marketing
10 30 (1.44%) Music Industry
10 30 (1.44%) Back Office
11 28 (1.34%) Investment Banking
12 23 (1.10%) Advertising
13 11 (0.53%) Electronics
14 10 (0.48%) Publishing
14 10 (0.48%) German Language
15 6 (0.29%) French Language
16 5 (0.24%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.24%) Billing
17 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 486 (23.29%) Developer
2 394 (18.88%) Analyst
3 370 (17.73%) Support Engineer
4 359 (17.20%) .NET Developer
5 197 (9.44%) Support Analyst
6 172 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 158 (7.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 144 (6.90%) Service Analyst
9 141 (6.76%) C# Developer
10 138 (6.61%) Service Desk Analyst
11 128 (6.13%) IT Support
12 117 (5.61%) Consultant
13 116 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
14 97 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 96 (4.60%) Administrator
16 89 (4.26%) Technical Support
16 89 (4.26%) Team Leader
17 81 (3.88%) Desktop Support
18 77 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
19 73 (3.50%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 528 (25.30%) .NET
2 445 (21.32%) ASP.NET
3 356 (17.06%) WCF
4 353 (16.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 295 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 256 (12.27%) WPF
7 244 (11.69%) Razor View Engine
8 215 (10.30%) NHibernate
9 178 (8.53%) Castle Windsor
10 169 (8.10%) HTML
11 146 (7.00%) .NET Framework
12 141 (6.76%) WinForms
13 126 (6.04%) CSS
14 124 (5.94%) Ajax
15 118 (5.65%) LINQ
16 109 (5.22%) HTML5
17 108 (5.17%) Ninject
18 106 (5.08%) Unity DI Container
19 97 (4.65%) Spring.NET
20 81 (3.88%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 228 (10.92%) Blackberry
2 136 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 119 (5.70%) Clustering
4 104 (4.98%) Inversion of Control
5 64 (3.07%) Computer Science
6 60 (2.87%) iPhone
7 46 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 43 (2.06%) Client/Server
9 42 (2.01%) Tandem
10 35 (1.68%) iPad
11 30 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.05%) Replication
13 20 (0.96%) LIMS
13 20 (0.96%) Thin Client
13 20 (0.96%) Streaming Music
13 20 (0.96%) Fat Client
14 19 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
14 19 (0.91%) Mathematics
15 18 (0.86%) N-Tier
16 17 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1418 (67.94%) Windows
2 546 (26.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 422 (20.22%) Windows 7
4 391 (18.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 290 (13.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 258 (12.36%) Windows XP
7 175 (8.39%) Linux
8 154 (7.38%) Windows 8
9 76 (3.64%) UNIX
10 54 (2.59%) Windows Vista
11 53 (2.54%) Mac OS X
12 49 (2.35%) Android
13 35 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 32 (1.53%) Mac OS
15 19 (0.91%) Windows 2000
16 16 (0.77%) CentOS
17 13 (0.62%) Debian
18 11 (0.53%) AIX
18 11 (0.53%) Windows Phone
19 9 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (28.51%) ITIL
2 437 (20.94%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (17.87%) MVC
4 365 (17.49%) TDD
5 313 (15.00%) Scrum
6 300 (14.37%) Web Application Development
7 212 (10.16%) Kanban
8 162 (7.76%) BDD
9 142 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 117 (5.61%) Service Delivery
11 110 (5.27%) Dependency Injection
12 107 (5.13%) MVVM
13 105 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
14 104 (4.98%) OO
15 95 (4.55%) Service Management
16 94 (4.50%) Change Control
17 81 (3.88%) Configuration Management
18 78 (3.74%) Incident Management
19 73 (3.50%) Mentoring
20 67 (3.21%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 513 (24.58%) C#
2 284 (13.61%) SQL
3 145 (6.95%) PowerShell
4 127 (6.09%) JavaScript
5 71 (3.40%) VB.NET
6 65 (3.11%) VB
7 62 (2.97%) T-SQL
8 47 (2.25%) C
9 42 (2.01%) VBScript
10 18 (0.86%) VBA
11 16 (0.77%) C++
12 11 (0.53%) Ruby
13 9 (0.43%) PHP
14 8 (0.38%) Java
15 7 (0.34%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.24%) Delphi
17 2 (0.096%) LINC
18 1 (0.048%) Python
18 1 (0.048%) FoxPro (VFP)
18 1 (0.048%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1564 (74.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 796 (38.14%) MCSE
3 599 (28.70%) MCTS
4 427 (20.46%) MCSA
5 426 (20.41%) MCSD
6 399 (19.12%) MCAD
7 340 (16.29%) MCITP
8 300 (14.37%) Degree
9 293 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
10 268 (12.84%) CCNA
11 249 (11.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 143 (6.85%) Security Cleared
13 126 (6.04%) SC Cleared
14 83 (3.98%) A+ Certification
15 74 (3.55%) CCNP
16 62 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
17 61 (2.92%) MCDST
18 58 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
19 42 (2.01%) CCA
20 39 (1.87%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (10.83%) SLA
2 38 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 13 (0.62%) QA
4 8 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 807 (38.67%) Active Directory
2 433 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 280 (13.42%) Hyper-V
4 155 (7.43%) XenApp
5 117 (5.61%) VMware ESX
6 73 (3.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 58 (2.78%) Terminal Services
8 46 (2.20%) XenDesktop
9 40 (1.92%) vSphere
10 36 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (1.25%) UAG
12 19 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 19 (0.91%) XenServer
13 17 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
14 16 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
16 13 (0.62%) ISA Server
17 11 (0.53%) Terminal Server
18 9 (0.43%) MDaemon
19 8 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 162 (7.76%) SCCM
2 62 (2.97%) Backup Exec
3 56 (2.68%) SCOM
4 34 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 21 (1.01%) NetBackup
6 18 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 17 (0.81%) ARCserve
8 16 (0.77%) Tivoli
9 15 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 14 (0.67%) WSUS
11 9 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.24%) XenMobile
12 5 (0.24%) Puppet
12 5 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (0.24%) WMI
12 5 (0.24%) OpenView
12 5 (0.24%) Nagios
13 4 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.19%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 1442 (69.09%) Microsoft
2 618 (29.61%) VMware
3 413 (19.79%) Citrix
4 304 (14.57%) Cisco
5 140 (6.71%) HP
6 118 (5.65%) Symantec
7 107 (5.13%) Apple
8 68 (3.26%) Dell
9 63 (3.02%) Oracle
10 57 (2.73%) NetApp
11 53 (2.54%) McAfee
12 48 (2.30%) Red Hat
13 42 (2.01%) IBM
14 37 (1.77%) Sophos
15 34 (1.63%) SAP
16 30 (1.44%) Juniper
17 29 (1.39%) EMC
18 28 (1.34%) CheckPoint
19 27 (1.29%) Remedy
20 26 (1.25%) Altiris
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 39 minutes ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £38k plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + on call allowance
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum + TRAINING
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West
Intapeople
Salary: £0 to £42000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Accenture
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum DOE, + excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Car and Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Circa 5k car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Channelgate
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday