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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 375 196 241
Rank change year-on-year
-179 +45
Permanent jobs citing MCP 284 642 596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.62% 1.44% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.49% 5.84% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 242 603 540
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
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
11387 10997 12888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.72% 24.70% 25.95%
Number of salaries quoted 9090 9081 11010
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
City of London +19 88 £35,750 +4.37% 10
Docklands, London +10 18 £32,000 -
Uxbridge +7 6 £27,500 -38.88%
Kingston Upon Thames - 6 £40,000 -
Wimbledon -4 5 £35,000 +16.66%
Hounslow -2 2 £27,500 -38.88%
Twickenham +7 1 £35,000 -9.09%
Enfield - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £40,000 -
Chiswick - 1 £25,000 -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 653 (81.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 487 (60.57%) Microsoft
3 485 (60.32%) Windows
4 340 (42.29%) SQL Server
5 298 (37.06%) MCTS
6 294 (36.57%) .NET
7 281 (34.95%) C#
8 275 (34.20%) Active Directory
9 262 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
10 257 (31.97%) MCSD
11 253 (31.47%) MCSE
12 252 (31.34%) MCAD
13 250 (31.09%) ASP.NET
14 239 (29.73%) MVC
15 235 (29.23%) ASP.NET MVC
16 231 (28.73%) TDD
17 224 (27.86%) MS Excel
18 216 (26.87%) ITIL
19 210 (26.12%) MS Exchange
20 202 (25.12%) WCF
21 198 (24.63%) VMware
22 196 (24.38%) Finance
23 192 (23.88%) Web Application Development
24 191 (23.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
25 187 (23.26%) SQL Server 2012
26 186 (23.13%) NUnit
27 184 (22.89%) WPF
28 179 (22.26%) NHibernate
28 179 (22.26%) Rhino Mocks
29 172 (21.39%) Scrum

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 210 (26.12%) MS Exchange
2 128 (15.92%) SharePoint
3 106 (13.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 54 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 50 (6.22%) Lync
6 45 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 45 (5.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 44 (5.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 39 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 39 (4.85%) BizTalk Server
9 26 (3.23%) Node.js
10 20 (2.49%) IIS
11 14 (1.74%) IBM Notes
12 12 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (1.00%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
16 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
16 6 (0.75%) WorkSite
16 6 (0.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 224 (27.86%) MS Excel
2 141 (17.54%) MS Office
3 10 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.87%) SAP Business One
2 7 (0.87%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.72%) Office 365
2 8 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.25%) IaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 126 (15.67%) TCP/IP
2 125 (15.55%) DNS
3 98 (12.19%) DHCP
4 90 (11.19%) Firewall
5 63 (7.84%) VPN
6 61 (7.59%) Internet
7 54 (6.72%) SAN
8 49 (6.09%) LAN
9 37 (4.60%) VoIP
10 35 (4.35%) WAN
11 17 (2.11%) Unified Communications
12 15 (1.87%) Broadband
12 15 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (1.87%) Wireless
13 13 (1.62%) NAS
14 12 (1.49%) VLAN
14 12 (1.49%) POP3
15 11 (1.37%) NetScaler
16 9 (1.12%) IMAP
17 8 (1.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (42.29%) SQL Server
2 187 (23.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.74%) NoSQL
7 12 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.87%) QlikView
8 7 (0.87%) MS Access
9 6 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.62%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.37%) DB2
12 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.37%) MySQL
12 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.12%) DTS
Development Applications
1 186 (23.13%) NUnit
2 179 (22.26%) Rhino Mocks
3 112 (13.93%) Moq
4 96 (11.94%) Subversion
5 26 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 26 (3.23%) MSTest
6 15 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.49%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.75%) CruiseControl
8 6 (0.75%) MSBuild
8 6 (0.75%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.50%) Serena SBM
10 2 (0.25%) Grunt
10 2 (0.25%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.12%) MSI
11 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.12%) JIRA
General
1 196 (24.38%) Finance
2 99 (12.31%) Banking
3 81 (10.07%) Games
4 39 (4.85%) Law
5 38 (4.73%) Legal
6 34 (4.23%) Telecoms
7 32 (3.98%) Investment Banking
8 25 (3.11%) Retail
9 24 (2.99%) Advertising
10 19 (2.36%) Marketing
11 15 (1.87%) Back Office
12 13 (1.62%) Music Industry
13 9 (1.12%) Electronics
13 9 (1.12%) Publishing
14 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.50%) Local Government
16 3 (0.37%) Front Office
17 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 272 (33.83%) Developer
2 208 (25.87%) .NET Developer
3 134 (16.67%) Analyst
4 121 (15.05%) Support Engineer
5 105 (13.06%) C# Developer
6 82 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 73 (9.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 70 (8.71%) Support Analyst
9 57 (7.09%) ASP.NET Developer
10 55 (6.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 51 (6.34%) Graduate
12 48 (5.97%) Technical Support
13 46 (5.72%) Desktop Support
13 46 (5.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 46 (5.72%) IT Support
14 44 (5.47%) Junior
15 41 (5.10%) Service Analyst
15 41 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
16 40 (4.98%) Junior Developer
16 40 (4.98%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (36.57%) .NET
2 250 (31.09%) ASP.NET
3 235 (29.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 202 (25.12%) WCF
5 191 (23.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 184 (22.89%) WPF
7 179 (22.26%) NHibernate
8 139 (17.29%) Razor View Engine
9 114 (14.18%) LINQ
10 103 (12.81%) .NET Framework
11 100 (12.44%) Castle Windsor
12 99 (12.31%) Ajax
13 96 (11.94%) HTML
14 93 (11.57%) HTML5
15 77 (9.58%) CSS
16 74 (9.20%) WinForms
16 74 (9.20%) Silverlight
16 74 (9.20%) MonoRail
17 39 (4.85%) Ninject
18 37 (4.60%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 101 (12.56%) Blackberry
2 46 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (5.35%) Client/Server
4 39 (4.85%) Tandem
5 35 (4.35%) iPhone
6 33 (4.10%) Inversion of Control
6 33 (4.10%) Computer Science
7 26 (3.23%) Clustering
8 21 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.87%) Smartphone
10 14 (1.74%) Spread Betting
11 13 (1.62%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.62%) Social Network
11 13 (1.62%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.24%) iPad
13 9 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.87%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.87%) Market Risk
15 6 (0.75%) Grid Computing
15 6 (0.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 485 (60.32%) Windows
2 150 (18.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 116 (14.43%) Windows 7
4 108 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 90 (11.19%) Linux
6 84 (10.45%) Windows XP
7 75 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (5.47%) Windows 8
9 43 (5.35%) Mac OS X
10 27 (3.36%) UNIX
11 26 (3.23%) Mac OS
12 24 (2.99%) Android
13 16 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.49%) Windows Vista
15 10 (1.24%) CentOS
15 10 (1.24%) Debian
16 8 (1.00%) Windows 2000
17 7 (0.87%) Solaris
18 5 (0.62%) SUSE
19 3 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (32.59%) Agile Software Development
2 239 (29.73%) MVC
3 231 (28.73%) TDD
4 216 (26.87%) ITIL
5 192 (23.88%) Web Application Development
6 172 (21.39%) Scrum
7 118 (14.68%) BDD
8 105 (13.06%) Kanban
9 91 (11.32%) OO
10 41 (5.10%) Migration
10 41 (5.10%) Dependency Injection
11 35 (4.35%) MVVM
12 32 (3.98%) OOD
13 30 (3.73%) Business Intelligence
13 30 (3.73%) Service Delivery
14 27 (3.36%) Service Management
15 26 (3.23%) OOP
15 26 (3.23%) OOA/OOD
15 26 (3.23%) Domain-Driven Design
15 26 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 281 (34.95%) C#
2 127 (15.80%) SQL
3 90 (11.19%) JavaScript
4 50 (6.22%) PowerShell
5 41 (5.10%) VB.NET
6 38 (4.73%) T-SQL
7 33 (4.10%) VB
8 26 (3.23%) C
9 23 (2.86%) VBScript
10 17 (2.11%) VBA
11 13 (1.62%) C++
11 13 (1.62%) Ruby
12 7 (0.87%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.62%) Java
14 2 (0.25%) LINC
Qualifications
1 653 (81.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 298 (37.06%) MCTS
3 257 (31.97%) MCSD
4 253 (31.47%) MCSE
5 252 (31.34%) MCAD
6 170 (21.14%) Degree
7 125 (15.55%) MCITP
8 114 (14.18%) MCSA
9 97 (12.06%) Cisco Certification
10 91 (11.32%) CCNA
11 55 (6.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
13 29 (3.61%) A+ Certification
13 29 (3.61%) Citrix Certification
14 28 (3.48%) MCDST
15 14 (1.74%) CCNP
16 12 (1.49%) CCA
16 12 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
17 11 (1.37%) MCT
18 10 (1.24%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.09%) SLA
2 9 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.50%) QA
4 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 275 (34.20%) Active Directory
2 139 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (8.71%) Hyper-V
4 50 (6.22%) XenApp
5 22 (2.74%) vSphere
6 21 (2.61%) VMware ESX
7 20 (2.49%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.62%) XenServer
9 11 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.12%) MDaemon
11 8 (1.00%) UAG
11 8 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.62%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.50%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.50%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.50%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 49 (6.09%) SCCM
2 17 (2.11%) SCOM
3 10 (1.24%) Backup Exec
3 10 (1.24%) WSUS
4 7 (0.87%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.75%) Puppet
6 5 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.50%) WMI
7 4 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.50%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.37%) Nagios
9 2 (0.25%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.25%) OpenView
9 2 (0.25%) Cacti
9 2 (0.25%) Sysprep
9 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.12%) SCSM
10 1 (0.12%) Opsview
Vendors
1 487 (60.57%) Microsoft
2 198 (24.63%) VMware
3 127 (15.80%) Citrix
4 125 (15.55%) Cisco
5 63 (7.84%) Apple
6 44 (5.47%) HP
7 34 (4.23%) NetApp
8 32 (3.98%) Dell
9 30 (3.73%) SAP
10 25 (3.11%) Red Hat
11 23 (2.86%) Symantec
11 23 (2.86%) Oracle
12 20 (2.49%) Juniper
13 17 (2.11%) Bloomberg
13 17 (2.11%) Google
14 16 (1.99%) Lotus
14 16 (1.99%) McAfee
15 15 (1.87%) Reuters
15 15 (1.87%) CheckPoint
16 14 (1.74%) Altiris
London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ACL Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £35000 to £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25500 per annum + £1,966 Inner London Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
set2recruit
Salary: £35000 - £70000 Per Annum bonus and car scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Atech Support
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
South East London
Redblade Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Chislehurst, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago