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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 408 321 210
Rank change year-on-year
-87 -111
Permanent jobs citing MCP 242 393 626
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.55% 0.82% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 3.25% 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 213 350 551
Average salary £32,500 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £30,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -20.00%
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
11140 12094 11171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.21% 25.12% 25.20%
Number of salaries quoted 9069 9723 9017
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 August 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 August 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 0 39 £32,500 -16.66% 3
Docklands, London -1 8 - -
Hounslow +14 3 £51,300 +86.54%
Croydon - 3 £23,500 -
Feltham - 2 £30,000 -
Wimbledon - 2 £42,250 -
Bromley - 1 £27,000 -
Westminster - 1 - -
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 437 (76.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 422 (73.65%) Windows
3 417 (72.77%) Microsoft
4 273 (47.64%) Active Directory
5 256 (44.68%) MCSE
6 181 (31.59%) MS Excel
7 176 (30.72%) VMware
7 176 (30.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 169 (29.49%) SQL Server
8 169 (29.49%) ITIL
9 161 (28.10%) MS Exchange
10 140 (24.43%) Windows 7
11 134 (23.39%) MCSA
12 129 (22.51%) MS Office
12 129 (22.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 126 (21.99%) Cisco
14 125 (21.82%) Finance
15 120 (20.94%) Cisco Certification
16 110 (19.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 109 (19.02%) CCNA
18 104 (18.15%) Exchange Server 2010
19 103 (17.98%) MCITP
20 101 (17.63%) Citrix
21 99 (17.28%) Degree
22 96 (16.75%) Analytical Skills
23 95 (16.58%) Windows Server 2012
24 94 (16.40%) Blackberry
25 85 (14.83%) Firewall
25 85 (14.83%) .NET
26 83 (14.49%) C#

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 161 (28.10%) MS Exchange
2 104 (18.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 65 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 61 (10.65%) SharePoint
5 50 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 44 (7.68%) Lync
7 31 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 30 (5.24%) IIS
9 20 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.70%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.70%) Jetty
14 4 (0.70%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
17 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
17 1 (0.17%) Apache
Applications
1 181 (31.59%) MS Excel
2 129 (22.51%) MS Office
3 16 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.57%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.52%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Revit
7 1 (0.17%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 18 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.35%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.35%) HiPortfolio
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.24%) Office 365
2 17 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.40%) SaaS
3 8 (1.40%) Mimecast
4 4 (0.70%) Yammer
5 3 (0.52%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (14.83%) Firewall
2 68 (11.87%) TCP/IP
3 63 (10.99%) WAN
4 62 (10.82%) DNS
4 62 (10.82%) SAN
5 55 (9.60%) VPN
6 51 (8.90%) LAN
7 36 (6.28%) Internet
8 35 (6.11%) DHCP
9 30 (5.24%) VLAN
10 24 (4.19%) VoIP
11 16 (2.79%) MPLS
12 15 (2.62%) NAS
13 12 (2.09%) Wireless
14 10 (1.75%) Network Security
15 9 (1.57%) SSL
16 8 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (1.22%) ADSL
18 6 (1.05%) Intranet
19 5 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (29.49%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (8.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (8.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 47 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (8.03%) Relational Database
7 27 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (4.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 24 (4.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (2.97%) Star Schema
10 9 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.22%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.87%) MySQL
13 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.35%) OLAP
14 2 (0.35%) Informix
15 1 (0.17%) MS Access
15 1 (0.17%) DB2
15 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
15 1 (0.17%) DTS
Development Applications
1 39 (6.81%) Visual Studio
2 25 (4.36%) NUnit
2 25 (4.36%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (4.36%) Moq
3 6 (1.05%) JIRA
3 6 (1.05%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.70%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.70%) Subversion
5 3 (0.52%) Ant
General
1 125 (21.82%) Finance
2 46 (8.03%) Banking
3 35 (6.11%) Investment Banking
4 34 (5.93%) Financial Institution
4 34 (5.93%) Front Office
5 31 (5.41%) Legal
6 30 (5.24%) Retail
7 28 (4.89%) Law
8 27 (4.71%) Games
9 20 (3.49%) Telecoms
10 16 (2.79%) Marketing
11 12 (2.09%) Electronics
12 10 (1.75%) Advertising
13 7 (1.22%) Back Office
14 6 (1.05%) Billing
15 5 (0.87%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.35%) Local Government
17 2 (0.35%) Publishing
18 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 144 (25.13%) Analyst
2 111 (19.37%) Support Engineer
3 94 (16.40%) Support Analyst
4 77 (13.44%) Desktop Support
5 75 (13.09%) Developer
6 63 (10.99%) .NET Developer
7 55 (9.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 43 (7.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 43 (7.50%) Desktop Analyst
9 38 (6.63%) Junior
10 35 (6.11%) IT Support
11 33 (5.76%) 3rd Line Support
12 29 (5.06%) Administrator
12 29 (5.06%) Consultant
13 27 (4.71%) Graduate
14 26 (4.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 25 (4.36%) Systems Engineer
15 25 (4.36%) Junior .NET Developer
15 25 (4.36%) Junior Developer
16 22 (3.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (14.83%) .NET
2 76 (13.26%) ASP.NET
3 69 (12.04%) .NET Framework
4 62 (10.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 61 (10.65%) NHibernate
6 60 (10.47%) XML
7 46 (8.03%) WCF
8 43 (7.50%) WF
8 43 (7.50%) Web Services
9 36 (6.28%) DAO
9 36 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 36 (6.28%) Entity Framework
10 31 (5.41%) ADO.NET
11 26 (4.54%) HTML
12 25 (4.36%) LINQ
13 13 (2.27%) Ajax
14 12 (2.09%) CSS
15 8 (1.40%) XSLT
15 8 (1.40%) WPF
15 8 (1.40%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 96 (16.75%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (16.40%) Blackberry
3 45 (7.85%) Data Centre
4 36 (6.28%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.79%) Clustering
5 16 (2.79%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.27%) Mathematics
7 11 (1.92%) Fat Client
7 11 (1.92%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.40%) Replication
8 8 (1.40%) CMDB
9 7 (1.22%) iPad
9 7 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.22%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.22%) 3D Printing
10 6 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.05%) iPhone
11 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.70%) User Experience
12 4 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 422 (73.65%) Windows
2 176 (30.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 140 (24.43%) Windows 7
4 110 (19.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 95 (16.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (10.47%) Windows XP
7 58 (10.12%) UNIX
8 52 (9.08%) Windows 8
9 43 (7.50%) Linux
10 23 (4.01%) Windows Vista
11 13 (2.27%) Mac OS X
12 9 (1.57%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.40%) Android
14 7 (1.22%) CentOS
14 7 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.70%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.70%) Solaris
16 3 (0.52%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.52%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (29.49%) ITIL
2 72 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (11.34%) Scrum
3 65 (11.34%) MVC
4 56 (9.77%) Service Management
5 51 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
6 50 (8.73%) Service Delivery
7 49 (8.55%) Project Management
8 47 (8.20%) UML
8 47 (8.20%) Workflow
9 37 (6.46%) Problem Management
10 35 (6.11%) Business Continuity
11 34 (5.93%) Business Continuity Management
12 29 (5.06%) Incident Management
13 26 (4.54%) TDD
14 25 (4.36%) CRM
14 25 (4.36%) Kanban
14 25 (4.36%) BDD
14 25 (4.36%) Web Application Development
15 24 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 83 (14.49%) C#
2 73 (12.74%) SQL
3 25 (4.36%) PowerShell
4 22 (3.84%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.14%) C
6 13 (2.27%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.57%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.22%) VBScript
8 7 (1.22%) C++
8 7 (1.22%) Java
9 5 (0.87%) VBA
10 4 (0.70%) Python
10 4 (0.70%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.70%) Ruby
10 4 (0.70%) LINC
10 4 (0.70%) Groovy
10 4 (0.70%) Perl
11 3 (0.52%) PHP
12 2 (0.35%) VB
13 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 437 (76.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 256 (44.68%) MCSE
3 134 (23.39%) MCSA
4 120 (20.94%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (19.02%) CCNA
6 103 (17.98%) MCITP
7 99 (17.28%) Degree
8 74 (12.91%) MCTS
9 63 (10.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 39 (6.81%) MCSD
11 38 (6.63%) Security Cleared
12 36 (6.28%) DV Cleared
13 34 (5.93%) CCNP
14 30 (5.24%) A+ Certification
15 25 (4.36%) MCAD
16 22 (3.84%) Citrix Certification
17 17 (2.97%) MCDST
18 14 (2.44%) CCA
18 14 (2.44%) MCDBA
19 9 (1.57%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (11.87%) SLA
2 4 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 273 (47.64%) Active Directory
2 129 (22.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (10.99%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.19%) XenApp
5 23 (4.01%) VMware Server
6 21 (3.66%) vSphere
7 15 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.44%) Terminal Services
9 13 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (2.27%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.92%) XenServer
11 10 (1.75%) VMware ESX
12 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.70%) SRDF
15 3 (0.52%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.52%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.17%) Xen
16 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 49 (8.55%) SCCM
2 14 (2.44%) SCOM
2 14 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 9 (1.57%) Nagios
3 9 (1.57%) Opsview
4 6 (1.05%) Sysprep
4 6 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.70%) WMI
6 4 (0.70%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.35%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.17%) SCSM
9 1 (0.17%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.17%) DameWare
Vendors
1 417 (72.77%) Microsoft
2 176 (30.72%) VMware
3 126 (21.99%) Cisco
4 101 (17.63%) Citrix
5 62 (10.82%) HP
6 51 (8.90%) Oracle
7 38 (6.63%) ServiceNow
8 37 (6.46%) Sybase
9 36 (6.28%) Apple
10 26 (4.54%) NetApp
11 21 (3.66%) EMC
12 18 (3.14%) Veeam
12 18 (3.14%) Mitel
13 16 (2.79%) Dell
14 15 (2.62%) Red Hat
14 15 (2.62%) McAfee
14 15 (2.62%) Polycom
14 15 (2.62%) ProCurve
15 14 (2.44%) Bloomberg
16 13 (2.27%) Symantec
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Connect Support Services
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
83Zero
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Performance Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Salary is approx 25-35k base + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Car
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Wavex Technology Limited
Salary: £43,000 - 48,000 (inc. bonus) + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + 25 days holiday, 5% pension etc...
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Wavex Technology Limited
Salary: £28K - £31K (inc. bonus) + extensive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Wavex Technology Limited
Salary: From £27,000 to £29,000 per annum (inc. bonus) + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago