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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 382 281 224
Rank change year-on-year
-101 -57
Permanent jobs citing MCP 281 516 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.65% 1.05% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 4.09% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 245 453 493
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
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
11205 12623 11046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.82% 25.79% 25.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9179 10272 8964
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 £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +67 60 £42,000 +12.00% 8
Uxbridge -1 6 £23,000 +9.52%
Wimbledon - 4 £44,000 -
Brentford 0 3 £52,500 +94.44%
Croydon - 2 £33,250 -
Feltham - 2 £38,500 -
Hounslow +10 1 £34,500 +27.77%
Westminster +3 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £25,000 -
Hayes - 1 £40,000 - 2
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 528 (75.64%) Windows
2 502 (71.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 490 (70.20%) Microsoft
4 332 (47.56%) Active Directory
5 321 (45.99%) MCSE
6 225 (32.23%) ITIL
7 210 (30.09%) MS Excel
8 207 (29.66%) MS Exchange
8 207 (29.66%) VMware
9 204 (29.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 199 (28.51%) Windows 7
11 176 (25.21%) MS Office
12 169 (24.21%) SQL Server
13 160 (22.92%) Finance
14 156 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 156 (22.35%) MCSA
15 146 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 143 (20.49%) Windows Server 2012
17 142 (20.34%) Blackberry
18 141 (20.20%) Cisco
19 136 (19.48%) Degree
20 134 (19.20%) Cisco Certification
21 133 (19.05%) MCITP
22 128 (18.34%) Exchange Server 2010
23 125 (17.91%) Citrix
24 108 (15.47%) CCNA
25 105 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
26 98 (14.04%) SQL
27 97 (13.90%) Firewall
28 86 (12.32%) TCP/IP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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
1 207 (29.66%) MS Exchange
2 128 (18.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 82 (11.75%) SharePoint
4 67 (9.60%) Lync
4 67 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 65 (9.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 46 (6.59%) IIS
7 36 (5.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 36 (5.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 30 (4.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 28 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 19 (2.72%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.72%) LiveLink
12 5 (0.72%) Apache
13 4 (0.57%) ArcGIS
14 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
14 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 210 (30.09%) MS Excel
2 176 (25.21%) MS Office
3 13 (1.86%) InfoPath
4 12 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.14%) Revit
5 1 (0.14%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 27 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.29%) HiPortfolio
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (7.74%) Office 365
2 27 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.15%) SaaS
4 7 (1.00%) Mimecast
5 6 (0.86%) IaaS
6 4 (0.57%) Yammer
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 97 (13.90%) Firewall
2 86 (12.32%) TCP/IP
3 82 (11.75%) DNS
4 73 (10.46%) VPN
5 66 (9.46%) SAN
6 62 (8.88%) LAN
7 60 (8.60%) DHCP
8 58 (8.31%) WAN
9 40 (5.73%) Internet
10 27 (3.87%) VoIP
11 19 (2.72%) VLAN
12 16 (2.29%) NAS
13 15 (2.15%) Wireless
14 11 (1.58%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (1.29%) Network Security
16 8 (1.15%) MPLS
16 8 (1.15%) ADSL
16 8 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (1.15%) NetScaler
17 7 (1.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (24.21%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 35 (5.01%) Relational Database
5 34 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (4.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 30 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (2.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 15 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (1.58%) Star Schema
11 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.86%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.72%) OLAP
13 5 (0.72%) Informix
14 4 (0.57%) DB2
14 4 (0.57%) Cognos Powerplay
14 4 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.57%) ReportNet
14 4 (0.57%) NovaView
Development Applications
1 27 (3.87%) Visual Studio
2 26 (3.72%) NUnit
2 26 (3.72%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (3.72%) Moq
3 6 (0.86%) MSI
3 6 (0.86%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.29%) Serena SBM
5 2 (0.29%) JIRA
6 1 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 160 (22.92%) Finance
2 72 (10.32%) Banking
3 54 (7.74%) Investment Banking
4 53 (7.59%) Financial Institution
4 53 (7.59%) Front Office
5 35 (5.01%) Retail
6 27 (3.87%) Games
6 27 (3.87%) Legal
7 24 (3.44%) Law
8 19 (2.72%) Marketing
9 18 (2.58%) Electronics
10 15 (2.15%) Telecoms
11 8 (1.15%) Back Office
12 7 (1.00%) Advertising
13 6 (0.86%) Billing
14 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.14%) Publishing
15 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 238 (34.10%) Analyst
2 145 (20.77%) Support Analyst
3 136 (19.48%) Support Engineer
4 117 (16.76%) Desktop Support
5 79 (11.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 79 (11.32%) Desktop Analyst
6 65 (9.31%) 2nd Line Support
7 64 (9.17%) IT Support
8 62 (8.88%) Developer
9 52 (7.45%) .NET Developer
10 41 (5.87%) Consultant
11 38 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 35 (5.01%) Junior
13 32 (4.58%) 3rd Line Support
14 31 (4.44%) Service Analyst
15 30 (4.30%) Administrator
15 30 (4.30%) Graduate
15 30 (4.30%) Applications Support
15 30 (4.30%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
16 29 (4.15%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (10.74%) .NET
2 67 (9.60%) ASP.NET
3 58 (8.31%) .NET Framework
4 54 (7.74%) XML
5 51 (7.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 50 (7.16%) NHibernate
7 38 (5.44%) WCF
8 33 (4.73%) Web Services
9 31 (4.44%) WF
10 27 (3.87%) HTML
11 26 (3.72%) ADO.NET
11 26 (3.72%) LINQ
12 24 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 24 (3.44%) Entity Framework
12 24 (3.44%) DAO
13 15 (2.15%) Ajax
14 12 (1.72%) WPF
15 11 (1.58%) XSLT
16 7 (1.00%) Silverlight
17 6 (0.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 142 (20.34%) Blackberry
2 105 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (9.46%) Data Centre
4 27 (3.87%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.30%) 3D Printing
6 22 (3.15%) Computer Science
7 21 (3.01%) Clustering
8 13 (1.86%) iPhone
9 11 (1.58%) Smartphone
10 9 (1.29%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.29%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.29%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.29%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.15%) CMDB
11 8 (1.15%) iPad
12 7 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.00%) Replication
13 6 (0.86%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.57%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 528 (75.64%) Windows
2 204 (29.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 199 (28.51%) Windows 7
4 156 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 143 (20.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (11.46%) Windows 8
7 71 (10.17%) Windows XP
8 49 (7.02%) UNIX
9 45 (6.45%) Linux
10 44 (6.30%) Windows Vista
11 19 (2.72%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.58%) Android
13 9 (1.29%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.15%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.86%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.86%) CentOS
16 5 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.72%) Solaris
17 3 (0.43%) SUSE
17 3 (0.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (32.23%) ITIL
2 72 (10.32%) Service Management
3 67 (9.60%) Service Delivery
4 57 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (7.88%) Business Continuity
6 54 (7.74%) Project Management
7 53 (7.59%) MVC
7 53 (7.59%) Business Continuity Management
8 50 (7.16%) Scrum
9 39 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
10 38 (5.44%) Workflow
11 36 (5.16%) Problem Management
12 34 (4.87%) Migration
13 33 (4.73%) Mentoring
14 32 (4.58%) CRM
15 30 (4.30%) UML
16 29 (4.15%) Software Deployment
17 28 (4.01%) Document Management
18 27 (3.87%) TDD
19 26 (3.72%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 98 (14.04%) SQL
2 75 (10.74%) C#
3 49 (7.02%) PowerShell
4 22 (3.15%) JavaScript
5 19 (2.72%) C
6 13 (1.86%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.43%) VB
8 5 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.72%) VB6
9 4 (0.57%) Ruby
9 4 (0.57%) Perl
9 4 (0.57%) Python
10 3 (0.43%) PHP
10 3 (0.43%) C++
10 3 (0.43%) VBScript
10 3 (0.43%) VBA
10 3 (0.43%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.29%) Java
12 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.14%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 502 (71.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 321 (45.99%) MCSE
3 156 (22.35%) MCSA
4 136 (19.48%) Degree
5 134 (19.20%) Cisco Certification
6 133 (19.05%) MCITP
7 108 (15.47%) CCNA
8 70 (10.03%) MCTS
9 65 (9.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 40 (5.73%) CCNP
11 39 (5.59%) MCSD
12 33 (4.73%) Citrix Certification
13 32 (4.58%) A+ Certification
14 30 (4.30%) Security Cleared
15 28 (4.01%) DV Cleared
15 28 (4.01%) ITIL Certification
16 27 (3.87%) MCDST
17 26 (3.72%) MCAD
18 17 (2.44%) CCIA
19 15 (2.15%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (10.89%) SLA
2 9 (1.29%) QA
3 6 (0.86%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 332 (47.56%) Active Directory
2 146 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (10.60%) Hyper-V
4 35 (5.01%) XenApp
4 35 (5.01%) XenDesktop
5 32 (4.58%) vSphere
6 25 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (3.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (3.01%) VMware Server
9 20 (2.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 10 (1.43%) XenServer
11 9 (1.29%) VMware ESX
12 8 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (1.15%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.57%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.57%) UAG
14 3 (0.43%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (12.18%) SCCM
2 31 (4.44%) SCOM
3 20 (2.87%) WMI
4 19 (2.72%) Opsview
4 19 (2.72%) Nagios
4 19 (2.72%) Backup Exec
5 10 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (1.43%) XenMobile
6 9 (1.29%) WSUS
7 7 (1.00%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.86%) Sysprep
8 6 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.43%) Casper Suite
12 2 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
12 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.29%) ARCserve
12 2 (0.29%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.14%) DameWare
Vendors
1 490 (70.20%) Microsoft
2 207 (29.66%) VMware
3 141 (20.20%) Cisco
4 125 (17.91%) Citrix
5 66 (9.46%) HP
5 66 (9.46%) Apple
6 57 (8.17%) ServiceNow
7 38 (5.44%) Oracle
8 28 (4.01%) Sybase
9 27 (3.87%) Dell
9 27 (3.87%) Veeam
10 24 (3.44%) Symantec
10 24 (3.44%) EMC
11 22 (3.15%) NetApp
12 19 (2.72%) CommVault
12 19 (2.72%) Huawei
13 18 (2.58%) AppSense
14 17 (2.44%) Polycom
15 12 (1.72%) Juniper
15 12 (1.72%) Bloomberg
North London
Hudson IT
Salary: £28000 - £30500 per annum + pension + holidays
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Bonus & Full Benefits package +
Posted: 19 hours ago
City of London
People Source
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £27500 - £34000 per annum + Benefits, Overtime, On Call
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + package and bonus!
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Oasis Community Learning
Salary: From £39,069 to £42,672 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £24,401- £29,000 plus benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Posted: 9 days ago
Chessington
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £45600 - £51000 per annum + Flexible working, full benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago