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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 327 207 237
Rank change year-on-year
-120 +30
Permanent jobs citing MCP 364 625 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.77% 1.41% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.08% 5.58% 4.43%
Number of salaries quoted 322 575 504
Average salary £36,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +0.67%
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
11818 11208 12903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.89% 25.30% 25.39%
Number of salaries quoted 9425 9131 11125
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -1 83 £37,750 +9.42% 3
Docklands, London +13 18 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 12 £40,000 -
Uxbridge +10 8 £27,500 -31.25%
Hounslow -9 5 £27,500 -38.88%
Wimbledon -8 3 £40,000 +33.33%
Twickenham +7 2 £37,500 -2.59%
Enfield - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £40,000 - 1
MCP
England

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 726 (84.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 503 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 498 (58.04%) Windows
4 405 (47.20%) SQL Server
5 353 (41.14%) .NET
6 346 (40.33%) MCTS
7 340 (39.63%) C#
8 314 (36.60%) MCSD
9 309 (36.01%) MCAD
10 301 (35.08%) ASP.NET
11 300 (34.97%) Active Directory
12 292 (34.03%) MVC
13 288 (33.57%) ASP.NET MVC
14 284 (33.10%) TDD
15 255 (29.72%) WCF
16 249 (29.02%) MCSE
17 240 (27.97%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 234 (27.27%) Web Application Development
19 233 (27.16%) WPF
20 232 (27.04%) Finance
21 229 (26.69%) SQL Server 2012
22 228 (26.57%) NUnit
23 222 (25.87%) MS Excel
24 218 (25.41%) NHibernate
24 218 (25.41%) Rhino Mocks
25 214 (24.94%) ITIL
26 206 (24.01%) Scrum
27 198 (23.08%) MS Exchange
28 180 (20.98%) VMware
29 176 (20.51%) Razor View Engine

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 198 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 139 (16.20%) SharePoint
3 96 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (6.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 51 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 51 (5.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 48 (5.59%) BizTalk Server
7 42 (4.90%) Lync
8 35 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 32 (3.73%) Node.js
10 29 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (2.80%) IIS
12 14 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (1.52%) IBM Notes
14 9 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.93%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
16 6 (0.70%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
16 6 (0.70%) WorkSite
Applications
1 222 (25.87%) MS Excel
2 149 (17.37%) MS Office
3 14 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.17%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.82%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.12%) SalesLogix
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.41%) Office 365
2 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.23%) IaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 122 (14.22%) TCP/IP
2 111 (12.94%) DNS
3 88 (10.26%) DHCP
4 79 (9.21%) Firewall
5 65 (7.58%) Internet
6 60 (6.99%) VPN
7 50 (5.83%) SAN
8 49 (5.71%) LAN
9 38 (4.43%) VoIP
10 34 (3.96%) WAN
11 18 (2.10%) Broadband
12 15 (1.75%) Unified Communications
13 13 (1.52%) Wireless
14 12 (1.40%) NetScaler
14 12 (1.40%) POP3
14 12 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (1.28%) Intranet
16 10 (1.17%) NAS
17 9 (1.05%) IMAP
18 8 (0.93%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (47.20%) SQL Server
2 229 (26.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 35 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (1.98%) NoSQL
7 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.17%) QlikView
9 7 (0.82%) MS Access
10 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.35%) DB2
12 3 (0.35%) MySQL
12 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.23%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.12%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 228 (26.57%) NUnit
2 218 (25.41%) Rhino Mocks
3 134 (15.62%) Moq
4 122 (14.22%) Subversion
5 34 (3.96%) Git (software)
6 32 (3.73%) MSTest
7 20 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (1.75%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.05%) CruiseControl
9 9 (1.05%) MSBuild
9 9 (1.05%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.35%) JIRA
11 2 (0.23%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.23%) Serena SBM
11 2 (0.23%) Grunt
12 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 232 (27.04%) Finance
2 122 (14.22%) Banking
3 93 (10.84%) Games
4 51 (5.94%) Law
5 50 (5.83%) Legal
6 36 (4.20%) Investment Banking
7 33 (3.85%) Telecoms
8 31 (3.61%) Advertising
9 28 (3.26%) Retail
10 20 (2.33%) Marketing
11 16 (1.86%) Music Industry
12 15 (1.75%) Back Office
13 7 (0.82%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.82%) Publishing
14 5 (0.58%) Electronics
15 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.47%) Local Government
16 3 (0.35%) Italian Language
17 2 (0.23%) French Language
17 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 330 (38.46%) Developer
2 253 (29.49%) .NET Developer
3 135 (15.73%) C# Developer
4 130 (15.15%) Analyst
5 112 (13.05%) Support Engineer
6 104 (12.12%) C# .NET Developer
7 80 (9.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 72 (8.39%) ASP.NET Developer
9 69 (8.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 67 (7.81%) Support Analyst
11 55 (6.41%) Graduate
12 48 (5.59%) Junior
12 48 (5.59%) Agile .NET Developer
13 45 (5.24%) IT Support
14 44 (5.13%) Technical Support
15 43 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 43 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 42 (4.90%) Junior Developer
16 42 (4.90%) Junior .NET Developer
17 41 (4.78%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 353 (41.14%) .NET
2 301 (35.08%) ASP.NET
3 288 (33.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 255 (29.72%) WCF
5 240 (27.97%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 233 (27.16%) WPF
7 218 (25.41%) NHibernate
8 176 (20.51%) Razor View Engine
9 136 (15.85%) LINQ
10 126 (14.69%) Castle Windsor
11 125 (14.57%) Ajax
12 123 (14.34%) .NET Framework
13 118 (13.75%) HTML
14 116 (13.52%) HTML5
15 96 (11.19%) Silverlight
15 96 (11.19%) CSS
16 94 (10.96%) MonoRail
17 93 (10.84%) WinForms
18 48 (5.59%) Ninject
18 48 (5.59%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 111 (12.94%) Blackberry
2 53 (6.18%) Client/Server
3 48 (5.59%) Tandem
4 43 (5.01%) Inversion of Control
5 34 (3.96%) iPhone
5 34 (3.96%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (2.45%) Clustering
8 19 (2.21%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.86%) Social Network
9 16 (1.86%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (1.52%) Statistics
11 10 (1.17%) Spread Betting
11 10 (1.17%) iPad
12 8 (0.93%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.82%) Credit Risk
13 7 (0.82%) Market Risk
14 6 (0.70%) Grid Computing
14 6 (0.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 498 (58.04%) Windows
2 145 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 121 (14.10%) Windows 7
4 97 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 95 (11.07%) Linux
6 88 (10.26%) Windows XP
7 67 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (4.78%) Mac OS X
9 37 (4.31%) Windows 8
10 31 (3.61%) Mac OS
11 30 (3.50%) Android
12 22 (2.56%) UNIX
13 18 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.40%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.82%) Solaris
15 7 (0.82%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.70%) CentOS
16 6 (0.70%) Debian
17 5 (0.58%) SUSE
18 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (34.03%) MVC
2 284 (33.10%) TDD
3 234 (27.27%) Web Application Development
4 214 (24.94%) ITIL
5 206 (24.01%) Scrum
6 140 (16.32%) BDD
7 124 (14.45%) Kanban
8 115 (13.40%) OO
9 51 (5.94%) Dependency Injection
10 45 (5.24%) MVVM
11 41 (4.78%) OOD
12 38 (4.43%) Migration
13 37 (4.31%) Service Management
14 32 (3.73%) OOP
14 32 (3.73%) OOA/OOD
14 32 (3.73%) Domain-Driven Design
14 32 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (3.61%) Service Delivery
16 29 (3.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 340 (39.63%) C#
2 149 (17.37%) SQL
3 109 (12.70%) JavaScript
4 50 (5.83%) VB.NET
5 49 (5.71%) T-SQL
6 46 (5.36%) PowerShell
7 39 (4.55%) VB
8 26 (3.03%) C
9 20 (2.33%) VBA
10 19 (2.21%) VBScript
11 17 (1.98%) C++
12 16 (1.86%) Ruby
13 10 (1.17%) MATLAB
14 6 (0.70%) Java
15 2 (0.23%) LINC
16 1 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 726 (84.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 346 (40.33%) MCTS
3 314 (36.60%) MCSD
4 309 (36.01%) MCAD
5 249 (29.02%) MCSE
6 174 (20.28%) Degree
7 125 (14.57%) MCSA
8 124 (14.45%) MCITP
9 84 (9.79%) Cisco Certification
10 79 (9.21%) CCNA
11 43 (5.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 37 (4.31%) A+ Certification
13 36 (4.20%) MCDST
14 30 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (2.91%) Citrix Certification
16 14 (1.63%) CCA
17 12 (1.40%) CCNP
17 12 (1.40%) MCT
18 11 (1.28%) CISSP
18 11 (1.28%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.66%) SLA
2 8 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (0.82%) QA
4 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 300 (34.97%) Active Directory
2 114 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (7.58%) Hyper-V
4 59 (6.88%) XenApp
5 31 (3.61%) XenDesktop
6 27 (3.15%) vSphere
7 16 (1.86%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.05%) MDaemon
10 9 (1.05%) XenServer
11 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.70%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.70%) UAG
13 5 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.47%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.47%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.47%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
16 1 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 61 (7.11%) SCCM
2 16 (1.86%) SCOM
3 11 (1.28%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.17%) WSUS
5 7 (0.82%) Puppet
6 5 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (0.58%) ServiceCenter
6 5 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.58%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.35%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.35%) WMI
8 2 (0.23%) Cacti
8 2 (0.23%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.23%) OpenView
8 2 (0.23%) Nagios
9 1 (0.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.12%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 503 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 180 (20.98%) VMware
3 128 (14.92%) Citrix
4 117 (13.64%) Cisco
5 52 (6.06%) Apple
6 40 (4.66%) HP
7 33 (3.85%) Dell
8 30 (3.50%) NetApp
9 28 (3.26%) McAfee
10 27 (3.15%) SAP
11 23 (2.68%) Red Hat
12 22 (2.56%) Symantec
12 22 (2.56%) Oracle
13 19 (2.21%) Bloomberg
14 17 (1.98%) Reuters
14 17 (1.98%) Google
15 16 (1.86%) Facebook
16 15 (1.75%) Lotus
17 14 (1.63%) Juniper
18 13 (1.52%) Remedy
Barnet
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £25500 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £28000 to £34000 per annum - Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
AspireCom
Salary: Bonus and Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London City office (EC4)
Alexander Proudfoot
Salary: £26,000 - £28,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Posted: 6 days ago
Southall
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 per annum + overtime
Posted: 6 days ago
Southwark
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Central London / West End
Amsys
Salary: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 8 days ago
East London
Agilisys Professional Services Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago