The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 411 278 213
Rank change year-on-year
-133 -65
Permanent jobs citing MCP 241 476 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.97% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.13% 3.78% 5.41%
Number of salaries quoted 208 426 523
Average salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -12.16%
MCP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11341 12599 11271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.44% 25.72% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9220 10129 9196
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCP
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the London region.

MCP Salary Trend in London

MCP
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

MCP Salary Histogram in London

MCP
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the London region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
City of London +14 31 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Hounslow +14 3 £51,300 +90.00%
Docklands, London +2 3 - -
Wimbledon - 2 £44,250 -
Feltham - 2 £30,000 -
Brentford +4 1 £26,500 +2.91%
Bromley - 1 £27,000 - 2
Croydon - 1 £23,500 -
Westminster - 1 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 470 (74.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 463 (73.26%) Microsoft
3 458 (72.47%) Windows
4 299 (47.31%) Active Directory
5 279 (44.15%) MCSE
6 190 (30.06%) MS Excel
7 189 (29.91%) ITIL
8 186 (29.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 175 (27.69%) VMware
9 175 (27.69%) MS Exchange
10 174 (27.53%) SQL Server
11 168 (26.58%) Windows 7
12 148 (23.42%) Finance
13 145 (22.94%) MS Office
14 142 (22.47%) MCSA
15 131 (20.73%) Cisco
16 129 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
17 126 (19.94%) Windows Server 2003
18 124 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
19 123 (19.46%) Blackberry
20 117 (18.51%) MCITP
21 116 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
22 112 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2010
22 112 (17.72%) Degree
23 109 (17.25%) CCNA
24 101 (15.98%) Citrix
25 98 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
26 85 (13.45%) .NET
27 83 (13.13%) C#
28 82 (12.97%) SQL

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the London 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
1 175 (27.69%) MS Exchange
2 112 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (10.44%) SharePoint
4 62 (9.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 57 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 54 (8.54%) Lync
7 37 (5.85%) IIS
7 37 (5.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 32 (5.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 27 (4.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 18 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (2.37%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.63%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.47%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.47%) Jetty
15 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
15 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.16%) Apache
Applications
1 190 (30.06%) MS Excel
2 145 (22.94%) MS Office
3 16 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.58%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.32%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.16%) Revit
6 1 (0.16%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 22 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.85%) Office 365
2 18 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.27%) SaaS
3 8 (1.27%) Mimecast
4 4 (0.63%) Yammer
5 3 (0.47%) IaaS
6 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (12.66%) Firewall
2 75 (11.87%) TCP/IP
3 64 (10.13%) DNS
4 62 (9.81%) SAN
5 60 (9.49%) WAN
6 57 (9.02%) VPN
7 55 (8.70%) LAN
8 41 (6.49%) DHCP
9 33 (5.22%) Internet
10 25 (3.96%) VoIP
11 21 (3.32%) VLAN
12 14 (2.22%) NAS
12 14 (2.22%) MPLS
13 12 (1.90%) Wireless
14 11 (1.74%) Network Security
15 8 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (1.11%) ADSL
17 6 (0.95%) Intranet
17 6 (0.95%) SSL
18 5 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (27.53%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 48 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (7.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 45 (7.12%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (6.96%) Relational Database
7 30 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (4.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 28 (4.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 18 (2.85%) Star Schema
11 10 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.11%) Data Mining
13 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.47%) MySQL
15 2 (0.32%) OLAP
15 2 (0.32%) Informix
16 1 (0.16%) MS Access
16 1 (0.16%) DB2
16 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
16 1 (0.16%) DTS
Development Applications
1 37 (5.85%) Visual Studio
2 26 (4.11%) NUnit
2 26 (4.11%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (4.11%) Moq
3 6 (0.95%) InstallShield
4 5 (0.79%) JIRA
5 4 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.47%) MSI
6 3 (0.47%) Bugzilla
6 3 (0.47%) Subversion
7 1 (0.16%) Ant
7 1 (0.16%) Serena SBM
General
1 148 (23.42%) Finance
2 64 (10.13%) Banking
3 49 (7.75%) Investment Banking
4 48 (7.59%) Financial Institution
4 48 (7.59%) Front Office
5 37 (5.85%) Retail
6 33 (5.22%) Legal
7 29 (4.59%) Law
8 28 (4.43%) Games
9 17 (2.69%) Telecoms
9 17 (2.69%) Marketing
10 10 (1.58%) Electronics
11 7 (1.11%) Back Office
12 6 (0.95%) Billing
13 5 (0.79%) Advertising
13 5 (0.79%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.32%) Local Government
15 2 (0.32%) Publishing
16 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 189 (29.91%) Analyst
2 126 (19.94%) Support Engineer
3 122 (19.30%) Support Analyst
4 100 (15.82%) Desktop Support
5 76 (12.03%) Developer
6 64 (10.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 64 (10.13%) Desktop Analyst
7 62 (9.81%) .NET Developer
8 59 (9.34%) 2nd Line Support
9 45 (7.12%) IT Support
10 36 (5.70%) Junior
11 35 (5.54%) Consultant
12 30 (4.75%) Administrator
13 29 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 29 (4.59%) Graduate
14 26 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
14 26 (4.11%) Junior .NET Developer
14 26 (4.11%) Junior Developer
14 26 (4.11%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
15 25 (3.96%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (13.45%) .NET
2 77 (12.18%) ASP.NET
3 67 (10.60%) .NET Framework
4 62 (9.81%) XML
5 61 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 60 (9.49%) NHibernate
7 46 (7.28%) WCF
8 42 (6.65%) WF
9 41 (6.49%) Web Services
10 34 (5.38%) DAO
10 34 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC 2
10 34 (5.38%) Entity Framework
11 30 (4.75%) ADO.NET
12 29 (4.59%) HTML
13 26 (4.11%) LINQ
14 15 (2.37%) Ajax
15 10 (1.58%) WPF
15 10 (1.58%) CSS
16 9 (1.42%) XSLT
17 8 (1.27%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 123 (19.46%) Blackberry
2 98 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (7.91%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.32%) Clustering
6 20 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.06%) 3D Printing
8 10 (1.58%) iPad
9 9 (1.42%) iPhone
9 9 (1.42%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.42%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.27%) Replication
11 7 (1.11%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.11%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.11%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.95%) CMDB
13 5 (0.79%) User Experience
13 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 458 (72.47%) Windows
2 186 (29.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 168 (26.58%) Windows 7
4 126 (19.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 116 (18.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (10.92%) Windows XP
7 67 (10.60%) Windows 8
8 57 (9.02%) UNIX
9 44 (6.96%) Linux
10 31 (4.91%) Windows Vista
11 15 (2.37%) Mac OS X
12 10 (1.58%) Android
13 8 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.11%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.11%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.11%) CentOS
15 5 (0.79%) Solaris
16 3 (0.47%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.47%) SUSE
16 3 (0.47%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (29.91%) ITIL
2 69 (10.92%) Service Management
2 69 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (10.13%) Service Delivery
4 63 (9.97%) Scrum
4 63 (9.97%) MVC
5 54 (8.54%) Project Management
6 49 (7.75%) Business Continuity
6 49 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
7 48 (7.59%) Business Continuity Management
8 44 (6.96%) UML
9 43 (6.80%) Workflow
10 35 (5.54%) Problem Management
11 27 (4.27%) TDD
12 26 (4.11%) Kanban
12 26 (4.11%) BDD
12 26 (4.11%) Web Application Development
13 24 (3.80%) CRM
14 23 (3.64%) Software Deployment
15 22 (3.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 83 (13.13%) C#
2 82 (12.97%) SQL
3 33 (5.22%) PowerShell
4 25 (3.96%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.69%) C
6 16 (2.53%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.42%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.27%) VB
9 6 (0.95%) C++
9 6 (0.95%) Java
10 5 (0.79%) VBScript
11 4 (0.63%) Perl
11 4 (0.63%) VBA
11 4 (0.63%) Python
11 4 (0.63%) Ruby
11 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.47%) LINC
12 3 (0.47%) Groovy
12 3 (0.47%) VB6
12 3 (0.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 470 (74.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 279 (44.15%) MCSE
3 142 (22.47%) MCSA
4 129 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
5 117 (18.51%) MCITP
6 112 (17.72%) Degree
7 109 (17.25%) CCNA
8 66 (10.44%) MCTS
9 60 (9.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 41 (6.49%) MCSD
11 37 (5.85%) CCNP
12 36 (5.70%) Security Cleared
13 34 (5.38%) DV Cleared
14 32 (5.06%) A+ Certification
15 26 (4.11%) MCAD
16 23 (3.64%) Citrix Certification
17 22 (3.48%) MCDST
18 15 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
18 15 (2.37%) MCDBA
19 13 (2.06%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (11.23%) SLA
2 5 (0.79%) QA
3 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 299 (47.31%) Active Directory
2 124 (19.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (9.18%) Hyper-V
4 28 (4.43%) vSphere
5 25 (3.96%) XenApp
6 21 (3.32%) XenDesktop
7 19 (3.01%) VMware Server
8 18 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (1.74%) XenServer
11 11 (1.74%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.27%) VMware ESX
13 6 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.47%) SRDF
15 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.16%) Xen
16 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 65 (10.28%) SCCM
2 22 (3.48%) SCOM
3 15 (2.37%) Nagios
3 15 (2.37%) Opsview
4 13 (2.06%) Backup Exec
5 11 (1.74%) WMI
6 6 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.95%) Sysprep
6 6 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.79%) WSUS
8 4 (0.63%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (0.63%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.47%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.32%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.16%) SCSM
11 1 (0.16%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 463 (73.26%) Microsoft
2 175 (27.69%) VMware
3 131 (20.73%) Cisco
4 101 (15.98%) Citrix
5 66 (10.44%) HP
6 52 (8.23%) ServiceNow
7 48 (7.59%) Oracle
7 48 (7.59%) Apple
8 35 (5.54%) Sybase
9 26 (4.11%) NetApp
10 23 (3.64%) EMC
10 23 (3.64%) Veeam
11 22 (3.48%) Dell
12 16 (2.53%) Polycom
13 15 (2.37%) Huawei
13 15 (2.37%) CommVault
13 15 (2.37%) Red Hat
14 14 (2.22%) Bloomberg
15 13 (2.06%) McAfee
15 13 (2.06%) Mitel
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
North London
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £15,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £15,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + + bonus, benefits and pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
Ingenious Group
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 16 days ago
Welling, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago