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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 353 310 172
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -138
Permanent jobs citing MCP 779 941 1664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.88% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.82% 3.28% 6.27%
Number of salaries quoted 679 837 1566
Average salary £31,500 £30,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% -18.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,125 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £29,900 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.67% -20.26%
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
27580 28716 26558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.07% 26.97% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 22488 22526 21817
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +44 273 £30,500 +17.30% 28
London -35 257 £32,500 -7.14% 41
East of England -11 62 £33,826 -9.79% 9
North West -33 56 £24,500 +4.25% 11
East Midlands -24 41 £33,500 +24.07% 3
South West -66 37 £35,000 +8.52% 6
Yorkshire -16 29 £22,500 -23.59% 6
West Midlands -24 19 £35,000 +7.69% 4
North East -2 9 £30,000 +9.09% 4
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1282 (76.86%) Microsoft
2 1233 (73.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1201 (72.00%) Windows
4 786 (47.12%) Active Directory
5 718 (43.05%) MCSE
6 606 (36.33%) MS Excel
7 567 (33.99%) VMware
8 566 (33.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 565 (33.87%) MS Exchange
10 551 (33.03%) ITIL
11 444 (26.62%) MCSA
12 419 (25.12%) MS Office
13 403 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 403 (24.16%) Windows 7
14 390 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 385 (23.08%) SQL Server
16 338 (20.26%) MCITP
17 336 (20.14%) Cisco
18 317 (19.00%) Exchange Server 2010
19 304 (18.23%) Hyper-V
20 299 (17.93%) Firewall
21 292 (17.51%) Citrix
22 290 (17.39%) DNS
23 273 (16.37%) TCP/IP
24 263 (15.77%) Cisco Certification
25 246 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
26 244 (14.63%) CCNA
27 232 (13.91%) DHCP
27 232 (13.91%) MCTS
28 223 (13.37%) Analytical Skills

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 565 (33.87%) MS Exchange
2 317 (19.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 167 (10.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 153 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 124 (7.43%) SharePoint
6 104 (6.24%) IIS
7 98 (5.88%) Lync
8 77 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 63 (3.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 27 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2000
11 21 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.72%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.30%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
16 4 (0.24%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.24%) Jetty
17 2 (0.12%) WorkSite
17 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 606 (36.33%) MS Excel
2 419 (25.12%) MS Office
3 45 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.24%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.060%) InDesign
7 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.060%) Revit
7 1 (0.060%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.060%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.060%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.18%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.060%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 101 (6.06%) Office 365
2 36 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.42%) Mimecast
4 6 (0.36%) IaaS
5 5 (0.30%) SaaS
6 3 (0.18%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.12%) Yammer
8 1 (0.060%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.060%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 299 (17.93%) Firewall
2 290 (17.39%) DNS
3 273 (16.37%) TCP/IP
4 232 (13.91%) DHCP
5 215 (12.89%) WAN
6 190 (11.39%) LAN
7 182 (10.91%) SAN
8 154 (9.23%) VPN
9 114 (6.83%) Internet
10 75 (4.50%) VLAN
11 61 (3.66%) VoIP
12 52 (3.12%) Cisco ASA
13 46 (2.76%) Wireless
14 43 (2.58%) NAS
15 42 (2.52%) Network Security
16 34 (2.04%) Skype
17 33 (1.98%) MPLS
18 27 (1.62%) SSL
19 26 (1.56%) iSCSI
20 17 (1.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 56 (3.36%) Relational Database
7 53 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
8 52 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 28 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 25 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 22 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
12 17 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
13 15 (0.90%) Star Schema
14 13 (0.78%) MS Access
14 13 (0.78%) MySQL
15 12 (0.72%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.60%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
18 6 (0.36%) Data Mining
19 4 (0.24%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 54 (3.24%) Visual Studio
2 30 (1.80%) NUnit
3 29 (1.74%) Rhino Mocks
4 26 (1.56%) Moq
5 13 (0.78%) MSI
6 10 (0.60%) Subversion
6 10 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.36%) JIRA
7 6 (0.36%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.24%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.18%) Ant
9 3 (0.18%) Log4Net
9 3 (0.18%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.060%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 163 (9.77%) Finance
2 68 (4.08%) Law
3 58 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 45 (2.70%) Legal
4 45 (2.70%) Retail
5 42 (2.52%) Marketing
6 29 (1.74%) Games
7 26 (1.56%) Banking
8 23 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 19 (1.14%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.96%) Front Office
11 14 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.84%) Advertising
12 11 (0.66%) Back Office
12 11 (0.66%) Automotive
12 11 (0.66%) Local Government
13 10 (0.60%) Electronics
14 6 (0.36%) Billing
15 5 (0.30%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 342 (20.50%) Analyst
2 307 (18.41%) Support Engineer
3 176 (10.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 171 (10.25%) Support Analyst
5 143 (8.57%) Desktop Support
6 124 (7.43%) IT Support
7 113 (6.77%) Developer
8 108 (6.47%) Service Analyst
9 107 (6.41%) Consultant
10 104 (6.24%) Administrator
11 103 (6.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 102 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
13 97 (5.82%) 3rd Line Support
14 91 (5.46%) Systems Engineer
15 86 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
16 84 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 83 (4.98%) .NET Developer
18 60 (3.60%) IT Support Engineer
19 59 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 57 (3.42%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (8.75%) .NET
2 124 (7.43%) ASP.NET
3 94 (5.64%) .NET Framework
4 91 (5.46%) HTML
5 65 (3.90%) XML
6 64 (3.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 61 (3.66%) NHibernate
8 55 (3.30%) jQuery
9 50 (3.00%) Web Services
9 50 (3.00%) CSS
10 44 (2.64%) WCF
11 39 (2.34%) Entity Framework
12 35 (2.10%) WF
13 32 (1.92%) LINQ
13 32 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 2
13 32 (1.92%) DAO
14 27 (1.62%) MFC
15 23 (1.38%) ADO.NET
16 20 (1.20%) Ajax
17 19 (1.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 223 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
2 168 (10.07%) Blackberry
3 116 (6.95%) Clustering
4 89 (5.34%) Management Information System
5 75 (4.50%) Data Centre
6 65 (3.90%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.10%) Fat Client
7 35 (2.10%) Thin Client
8 30 (1.80%) Client/Server
8 30 (1.80%) iPad
8 30 (1.80%) iPhone
9 25 (1.50%) Pocket PC
10 22 (1.32%) Replication
11 20 (1.20%) Mathematics
12 16 (0.96%) AS400
12 16 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.90%) EqualLogic
13 15 (0.90%) Statistics
14 14 (0.84%) User Experience
15 13 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1201 (72.00%) Windows
2 566 (33.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 403 (24.16%) Windows 7
4 390 (23.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 246 (14.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 191 (11.45%) Windows XP
7 173 (10.37%) Windows 8
8 168 (10.07%) Linux
9 57 (3.42%) Android
10 54 (3.24%) UNIX
11 52 (3.12%) Apple iOS
12 42 (2.52%) Mac OS X
12 42 (2.52%) Windows Vista
13 35 (2.10%) Mac OS
14 17 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
15 12 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (0.60%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.36%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.36%) Solaris
17 6 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (33.03%) ITIL
2 141 (8.45%) Service Management
3 135 (8.09%) Project Management
4 134 (8.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 115 (6.89%) Service Delivery
6 106 (6.35%) Incident Management
7 87 (5.22%) Migration
8 86 (5.16%) Time Management
9 81 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
9 81 (4.86%) Asset Management
10 77 (4.62%) MVC
11 76 (4.56%) Change Management
12 71 (4.26%) Scrum
12 71 (4.26%) Problem Management
13 69 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
14 66 (3.96%) Mentoring
15 54 (3.24%) Service Desk Management
16 52 (3.12%) PRINCE2
17 46 (2.76%) Workflow
18 45 (2.70%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 208 (12.47%) SQL
2 138 (8.27%) C#
3 98 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 72 (4.32%) JavaScript
5 57 (3.42%) C
6 48 (2.88%) T-SQL
7 34 (2.04%) C++
7 34 (2.04%) Java
8 28 (1.68%) VBScript
9 27 (1.62%) Objective-C
10 20 (1.20%) VB
10 20 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 11 (0.66%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.54%) VBA
13 5 (0.30%) Python
13 5 (0.30%) Perl
14 4 (0.24%) PHP
14 4 (0.24%) LINC
14 4 (0.24%) Groovy
14 4 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1233 (73.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 718 (43.05%) MCSE
3 444 (26.62%) MCSA
4 338 (20.26%) MCITP
5 263 (15.77%) Cisco Certification
6 244 (14.63%) CCNA
7 232 (13.91%) MCTS
8 210 (12.59%) Degree
9 182 (10.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 132 (7.91%) Security Cleared
11 89 (5.34%) A+ Certification
12 80 (4.80%) MCDST
13 61 (3.66%) CCNP
14 60 (3.60%) DV Cleared
15 59 (3.54%) SC Cleared
15 59 (3.54%) Citrix Certification
16 49 (2.94%) CCA
17 47 (2.82%) MCSD
18 42 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
19 35 (2.10%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (13.31%) SLA
2 25 (1.50%) ISO 9001
3 23 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.48%) QA
6 7 (0.42%) HL7
7 3 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.18%) GMP
8 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.060%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.060%) DICOM
System Software
1 786 (47.12%) Active Directory
2 403 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 304 (18.23%) Hyper-V
4 112 (6.71%) XenApp
5 55 (3.30%) vSphere
6 54 (3.24%) VMware ESX
7 47 (2.82%) Terminal Services
8 33 (1.98%) XenDesktop
9 29 (1.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 29 (1.74%) VMware Server
10 28 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 18 (1.08%) XenServer
13 15 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.72%) Terminal Server
15 11 (0.66%) DFS Replication
16 10 (0.60%) BitLocker
16 10 (0.60%) Firmware
17 8 (0.48%) ISA Server
17 8 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 205 (12.29%) SCCM
2 83 (4.98%) Backup Exec
3 74 (4.44%) SCOM
4 43 (2.58%) WSUS
5 27 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 18 (1.08%) ARCserve
6 18 (1.08%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.36%) Nagios
8 5 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (0.30%) Opsview
8 5 (0.30%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.24%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.24%) OpenView
9 4 (0.24%) CiscoWorks
9 4 (0.24%) DameWare
9 4 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (0.24%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.24%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1282 (76.86%) Microsoft
2 567 (33.99%) VMware
3 336 (20.14%) Cisco
4 292 (17.51%) Citrix
5 177 (10.61%) HP
6 94 (5.64%) Symantec
7 78 (4.68%) Dell
8 70 (4.20%) Oracle
9 57 (3.42%) EMC
9 57 (3.42%) Apple
10 50 (3.00%) SonicWALL
11 48 (2.88%) NetApp
12 43 (2.58%) AppSense
13 37 (2.22%) Sybase
14 36 (2.16%) ServiceNow
15 29 (1.74%) IBM
16 28 (1.68%) Intel
17 26 (1.56%) McAfee
18 24 (1.44%) Mitel
18 24 (1.44%) Juniper
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