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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 444 297 221
Rank change year-on-year
-147 -76
Permanent jobs citing MCP 575 1016 1387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.61% 1.04% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 3.78% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 502 896 1257
Average salary £30,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.15% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,050 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,823 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.39% -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
26262 26907 26043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.74% 27.59% 27.13%
Number of salaries quoted 21288 21644 20712
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -128 214 £35,000 +1.44% 30
South East -151 95 £33,000 +1.53% 20
North West -10 62 £23,000 -8.00% 6
Yorkshire -1 54 £25,000 -18.69% 5
East Midlands -1 38 £24,000 -11.92% 6
South West -40 35 £27,823 -28.65% 5
East of England -40 35 £32,500 +8.33% 9
West Midlands -15 29 £30,000 -42.85% 7
North East -2 9 £27,500 -47.61% 6
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1026 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 965 (71.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 950 (70.01%) Windows
4 651 (47.97%) Active Directory
5 579 (42.67%) MCSE
6 517 (38.10%) ITIL
7 514 (37.88%) Windows Server
8 513 (37.80%) VMware
9 487 (35.89%) MS Excel
10 425 (31.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 397 (29.26%) MS Exchange
12 394 (29.03%) MCSA
13 376 (27.71%) MS Office
13 376 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
14 323 (23.80%) Cisco
15 319 (23.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 313 (23.07%) Windows 7
17 299 (22.03%) Citrix
18 291 (21.44%) SQL Server
19 280 (20.63%) MCITP
19 280 (20.63%) Hyper-V
20 277 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
21 252 (18.57%) CCNA
22 245 (18.05%) Firewall
23 244 (17.98%) DNS
24 223 (16.43%) MCTS
25 222 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
26 214 (15.77%) TCP/IP
27 208 (15.33%) LAN
28 205 (15.11%) DHCP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 397 (29.26%) MS Exchange
2 222 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 125 (9.21%) IIS
4 113 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 101 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 95 (7.00%) Lync
7 62 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 45 (3.32%) SharePoint
9 37 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 16 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
11 11 (0.81%) SAS
12 9 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.66%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.52%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.44%) TWiki
15 5 (0.37%) IBM Domino
15 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.29%) JBoss
16 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 487 (35.89%) MS Excel
2 376 (27.71%) MS Office
3 15 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.074%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.074%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.074%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.37%) Sage 50
3 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.29%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.074%) CaseMap
4 1 (0.074%) Concordance
4 1 (0.074%) LexisNexis TimeMap
4 1 (0.074%) Relativity
4 1 (0.074%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 124 (9.14%) Office 365
2 55 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.74%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.37%) SaaS
6 4 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.29%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.15%) IaaS
8 1 (0.074%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.074%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 245 (18.05%) Firewall
2 244 (17.98%) DNS
3 214 (15.77%) TCP/IP
4 208 (15.33%) LAN
5 205 (15.11%) DHCP
6 203 (14.96%) WAN
7 185 (13.63%) VPN
8 129 (9.51%) SAN
9 95 (7.00%) Internet
10 74 (5.45%) Cisco ASA
11 72 (5.31%) Wi-Fi
12 63 (4.64%) Wireless
13 55 (4.05%) VLAN
14 51 (3.76%) VoIP
15 41 (3.02%) Remote Desktop
16 33 (2.43%) iSCSI
16 33 (2.43%) NAS
17 32 (2.36%) MPLS
18 28 (2.06%) Skype
19 26 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (21.44%) SQL Server
2 108 (7.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 101 (7.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 56 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 51 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (2.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 29 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 28 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (1.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 24 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.55%) MySQL
12 20 (1.47%) Relational Database
13 15 (1.11%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
14 13 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (0.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.88%) NoSQL
16 10 (0.74%) MS Access
17 8 (0.59%) SQL Anywhere
17 8 (0.59%) Sybase ASA
Development Applications
1 34 (2.51%) NUnit
2 33 (2.43%) Moq
2 33 (2.43%) Rhino Mocks
3 28 (2.06%) Visual Studio
4 19 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.66%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.44%) MSI
6 6 (0.44%) Subversion
7 5 (0.37%) MSTest
7 5 (0.37%) ProC
8 4 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.22%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.22%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.22%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.074%) InstallShield
General
1 149 (10.98%) Finance
2 60 (4.42%) Legal
3 37 (2.73%) Games
4 35 (2.58%) Law
4 35 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.21%) Banking
6 23 (1.69%) Retail
7 20 (1.47%) Marketing
8 14 (1.03%) Advertising
8 14 (1.03%) Automotive
9 13 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.88%) Back Office
10 12 (0.88%) Local Government
11 8 (0.59%) Publishing
12 4 (0.29%) Electronics
12 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.29%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.074%) Billing
14 1 (0.074%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 332 (24.47%) Analyst
2 259 (19.09%) Support Engineer
3 186 (13.71%) IT Support
4 166 (12.23%) IT Engineer
5 154 (11.35%) Support Analyst
6 146 (10.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 119 (8.77%) Developer
8 117 (8.62%) Service Analyst
9 115 (8.47%) Service Desk Analyst
10 108 (7.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 108 (7.96%) IT Support Engineer
11 102 (7.52%) Consultant
12 91 (6.71%) Desktop Support
13 85 (6.26%) 3rd Line Support
14 84 (6.19%) Administrator
15 79 (5.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 78 (5.75%) IT Analyst
17 77 (5.67%) Systems Administrator
18 74 (5.45%) .NET Developer
19 62 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (6.41%) .NET
2 69 (5.08%) .NET Framework
3 68 (5.01%) ASP.NET
4 58 (4.27%) HTML
5 44 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 42 (3.10%) CSS
6 42 (3.10%) Web Services
7 32 (2.36%) jQuery
8 31 (2.28%) LINQ
9 28 (2.06%) Ajax
9 28 (2.06%) HTML5
10 27 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 27 (1.99%) NHibernate
10 27 (1.99%) WCF
11 26 (1.92%) XML
12 19 (1.40%) CSS3
13 18 (1.33%) MDX
14 16 (1.18%) Classic ASP
15 15 (1.11%) Entity Framework
16 12 (0.88%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 166 (12.23%) Blackberry
2 133 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (6.12%) Clustering
4 77 (5.67%) Management Information System
5 76 (5.60%) iPhone
6 52 (3.83%) Driving Licence
7 51 (3.76%) Data Centre
8 50 (3.68%) Computer Science
9 48 (3.54%) iPad
10 28 (2.06%) Replication
11 25 (1.84%) EqualLogic
12 21 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
13 16 (1.18%) Fat Client
13 16 (1.18%) Thin Client
14 15 (1.11%) User Experience
15 14 (1.03%) AS400
16 13 (0.96%) Smartphone
17 12 (0.88%) Mathematics
17 12 (0.88%) Statistics
18 10 (0.74%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 950 (70.01%) Windows
2 514 (37.88%) Windows Server
3 425 (31.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 319 (23.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 313 (23.07%) Windows 7
6 177 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 168 (12.38%) Windows 8
8 151 (11.13%) Linux
9 140 (10.32%) Windows XP
10 72 (5.31%) Android
11 28 (2.06%) Unix
11 28 (2.06%) Windows 10
12 27 (1.99%) Mac OS X
13 25 (1.84%) Windows Mobile
13 25 (1.84%) Windows Vista
14 24 (1.77%) Windows Phone
15 22 (1.62%) Mac OS
16 17 (1.25%) Apple iOS
17 13 (0.96%) CentOS
18 9 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (38.10%) ITIL
2 121 (8.92%) Service Management
3 96 (7.07%) Service Delivery
4 91 (6.71%) Migration
5 90 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 89 (6.56%) Incident Management
7 73 (5.38%) Project Management
8 67 (4.94%) Time Management
9 63 (4.64%) MVC
9 63 (4.64%) PRINCE2
10 61 (4.50%) Presales
11 56 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
11 56 (4.13%) Mentoring
12 45 (3.32%) Change Management
12 45 (3.32%) Scrum
13 44 (3.24%) Asset Management
14 43 (3.17%) ITSM
14 43 (3.17%) Problem Management
15 41 (3.02%) Information Security
16 36 (2.65%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 196 (14.44%) SQL
2 97 (7.15%) C#
3 92 (6.78%) PowerShell
4 64 (4.72%) T-SQL
5 63 (4.64%) C
6 38 (2.80%) JavaScript
7 34 (2.51%) VB
8 22 (1.62%) VB.NET
9 17 (1.25%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.11%) PL/SQL
11 13 (0.96%) VBScript
12 10 (0.74%) Python
13 9 (0.66%) C++
13 9 (0.66%) VBA
14 8 (0.59%) Java
15 6 (0.44%) Perl
15 6 (0.44%) PHP
16 5 (0.37%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.22%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 965 (71.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 579 (42.67%) MCSE
3 394 (29.03%) MCSA
4 280 (20.63%) MCITP
5 277 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
6 252 (18.57%) CCNA
7 223 (16.43%) MCTS
8 205 (15.11%) Degree
9 133 (9.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 78 (5.75%) A+ Certification
11 71 (5.23%) Citrix Certification
12 63 (4.64%) ITIL Certification
13 62 (4.57%) CCA
14 56 (4.13%) MCDST
14 56 (4.13%) MCSD
15 50 (3.68%) CCNP
16 48 (3.54%) MCAD
17 38 (2.80%) Security Cleared
18 33 (2.43%) CISSP
18 33 (2.43%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (10.69%) SLA
2 27 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.77%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.47%) QA
5 12 (0.88%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.66%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.44%) ISO19770
8 5 (0.37%) COBIT
9 4 (0.29%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.15%) WCAG
11 1 (0.074%) HL7
11 1 (0.074%) ISO15022
11 1 (0.074%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.074%) RMADS
System Software
1 651 (47.97%) Active Directory
2 376 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 280 (20.63%) Hyper-V
4 93 (6.85%) XenApp
5 61 (4.50%) vSphere
6 47 (3.46%) VMware ESX
7 30 (2.21%) Terminal Services
8 28 (2.06%) XenServer
9 22 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 20 (1.47%) XenDesktop
11 18 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 15 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (0.88%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.66%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.66%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.59%) Firmware
16 6 (0.44%) Samba
16 6 (0.44%) UAG
16 6 (0.44%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 173 (12.75%) SCCM
2 82 (6.04%) SCOM
3 74 (5.45%) Backup Exec
4 50 (3.68%) WSUS
5 26 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 18 (1.33%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.81%) Nagios
8 9 (0.66%) DameWare
8 9 (0.66%) OpenView
8 9 (0.66%) Puppet
9 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (0.44%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.44%) SmoothWall
10 6 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.44%) Windows Intune
11 5 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.29%) CiscoWorks
12 4 (0.29%) cPanel
12 4 (0.29%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1026 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 513 (37.80%) VMware
3 323 (23.80%) Cisco
4 299 (22.03%) Citrix
5 99 (7.30%) Symantec
6 96 (7.07%) Dell
7 80 (5.90%) HP
8 65 (4.79%) Apple
9 45 (3.32%) Oracle
10 42 (3.10%) NetApp
11 36 (2.65%) McAfee
12 34 (2.51%) Avaya
13 33 (2.43%) EMC
13 33 (2.43%) Remedy
14 24 (1.77%) CheckPoint
14 24 (1.77%) Mitel
15 23 (1.69%) IBM
16 22 (1.62%) AppSense
17 21 (1.55%) Juniper
17 21 (1.55%) SonicWALL
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