The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 357 320 174
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -146
Permanent jobs citing MCP 817 981 1767
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.86% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 3.19% 6.20%
Number of salaries quoted 701 869 1659
Average salary £32,000 £31,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% -17.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,300 £21,250 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £29,900 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.67% -20.26%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29721 30793 28509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.24% 27.00% 27.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24107 23920 23183
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,700
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +1.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP within the UK.

MCP Salary Trend in the UK

MCP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 within the UK.

MCP Salary Histogram in the UK

MCP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 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
England -43 779 £31,500 +2.43% 106
South East +44 273 £30,500 +17.30% 28
London -35 257 £32,500 -7.14% 39
Surrey +73 139 £35,000 +5.26% 12
East of England -11 62 £33,826 -9.79% 9
North West -33 56 £24,500 +4.25% 10
City of London +4 55 £27,500 -27.63% 9
Hampshire +13 50 £27,500 +27.90% 4
East Midlands -24 41 £33,500 +24.07% 3
South West -66 37 £35,000 +8.52% 4
Berkshire +3 29 £27,500 -21.42% 5
Yorkshire -16 29 £22,500 -23.59% 6
Egham - 27 £45,000 - 2
Manchester -12 26 £27,500 -5.17% 6
West Yorkshire +9 25 £22,500 -25.00% 5
West Sussex +1 24 £31,250 -16.66% 2
Redhill - 23 £35,000 - 4
Cheshire -17 22 £23,000 -2.12% 4
Dorset +7 21 £35,000 +17.64% 1
Hertfordshire +4 21 £34,000 -10.52% 6
Northampton -9 21 £33,500 +24.07% 1
Northamptonshire -19 21 £33,500 +24.07% 1
Bournemouth +6 20 £35,000 +12.90% 1
Portsmouth +34 19 £25,000 +4.16% 1
West Midlands -24 19 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Reading -1 18 £27,500 -21.42% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 17 £27,250 -5.21% 2
Docklands, London 0 13 - -
Crawley -2 13 - - 1
Warrington -16 13 £23,000 -2.12%

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 1345 (77.39%) Microsoft
2 1274 (73.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 1226 (70.54%) Windows
4 813 (46.78%) Active Directory
5 743 (42.75%) MCSE
6 623 (35.85%) MS Excel
7 591 (34.00%) VMware
8 580 (33.37%) MS Exchange
8 580 (33.37%) ITIL
9 575 (33.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 458 (26.35%) MCSA
11 438 (25.20%) MS Office
12 416 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 410 (23.59%) Windows 7
14 394 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 389 (22.38%) SQL Server
16 346 (19.91%) MCITP
17 342 (19.68%) Cisco
18 323 (18.58%) Exchange Server 2010
19 318 (18.30%) Citrix
20 310 (17.84%) Hyper-V
21 302 (17.38%) Firewall
22 294 (16.92%) DNS
23 275 (15.82%) TCP/IP
24 269 (15.48%) Cisco Certification
25 248 (14.27%) Windows Server 2003
26 247 (14.21%) CCNA
27 238 (13.69%) SLA
28 237 (13.64%) DHCP
29 234 (13.46%) MCTS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 580 (33.37%) MS Exchange
2 323 (18.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 170 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 162 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 130 (7.48%) SharePoint
6 105 (6.04%) IIS
7 100 (5.75%) Lync
8 81 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 65 (3.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 32 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2000
11 22 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
13 16 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (0.75%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
16 5 (0.29%) ArcGIS
17 4 (0.23%) GlassFish
17 4 (0.23%) Jetty
18 2 (0.12%) WorkSite
18 2 (0.12%) Apache
Applications
1 623 (35.85%) MS Excel
2 438 (25.20%) MS Office
3 46 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.29%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.29%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.058%) Revit
6 1 (0.058%) MicroStation
6 1 (0.058%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.058%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.058%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.058%) InDesign
6 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.17%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.12%) Summit
4 1 (0.058%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.058%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 115 (6.62%) Office 365
2 38 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.40%) Mimecast
5 6 (0.35%) IaaS
6 5 (0.29%) SaaS
7 3 (0.17%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.12%) Yammer
9 1 (0.058%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.058%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 302 (17.38%) Firewall
2 294 (16.92%) DNS
3 275 (15.82%) TCP/IP
4 237 (13.64%) DHCP
5 217 (12.49%) WAN
6 192 (11.05%) LAN
7 183 (10.53%) SAN
8 154 (8.86%) VPN
9 114 (6.56%) Internet
10 75 (4.32%) VLAN
11 61 (3.51%) VoIP
12 52 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
13 46 (2.65%) Wireless
14 43 (2.47%) NAS
15 42 (2.42%) Network Security
16 34 (1.96%) Skype
17 33 (1.90%) MPLS
18 27 (1.55%) SSL
19 26 (1.50%) iSCSI
20 17 (0.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 389 (22.38%) SQL Server
2 83 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 71 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (3.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 56 (3.22%) Relational Database
7 53 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
8 52 (2.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 28 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 25 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
11 22 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
12 17 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
13 15 (0.86%) Star Schema
14 13 (0.75%) MS Access
14 13 (0.75%) MySQL
15 12 (0.69%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.58%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
18 6 (0.35%) Data Mining
19 4 (0.23%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 54 (3.11%) Visual Studio
2 30 (1.73%) NUnit
3 29 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
4 26 (1.50%) Moq
5 13 (0.75%) MSI
6 10 (0.58%) Subversion
6 10 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.35%) JIRA
7 6 (0.35%) InstallShield
8 4 (0.23%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.17%) Ant
9 3 (0.17%) Log4Net
9 3 (0.17%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.058%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 167 (9.61%) Finance
2 68 (3.91%) Law
3 58 (3.34%) Telecoms
4 50 (2.88%) Retail
5 47 (2.70%) Legal
6 43 (2.47%) Marketing
7 30 (1.73%) Games
8 26 (1.50%) Banking
9 23 (1.32%) Advertising
9 23 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.09%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.92%) Front Office
12 15 (0.86%) Back Office
13 14 (0.81%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.69%) Local Government
15 11 (0.63%) Automotive
16 10 (0.58%) Electronics
17 6 (0.35%) Billing
18 5 (0.29%) Multimedia
19 4 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 361 (20.77%) Analyst
2 311 (17.89%) Support Engineer
3 179 (10.30%) 2nd Line Support
4 176 (10.13%) Support Analyst
5 144 (8.29%) Desktop Support
6 130 (7.48%) IT Support
7 126 (7.25%) Developer
8 117 (6.73%) Consultant
9 116 (6.67%) Service Analyst
10 110 (6.33%) Service Desk Analyst
11 106 (6.10%) Administrator
11 106 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 98 (5.64%) 3rd Line Support
13 93 (5.35%) Systems Engineer
14 88 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
14 88 (5.06%) .NET Developer
15 84 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 60 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 60 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
17 58 (3.34%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (8.92%) .NET
2 132 (7.59%) ASP.NET
3 99 (5.70%) .NET Framework
4 96 (5.52%) HTML
5 74 (4.26%) XML
6 64 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 61 (3.51%) NHibernate
8 59 (3.39%) jQuery
9 57 (3.28%) CSS
10 54 (3.11%) Web Services
11 44 (2.53%) WCF
12 39 (2.24%) Entity Framework
13 35 (2.01%) WF
14 32 (1.84%) LINQ
14 32 (1.84%) ASP.NET MVC 2
14 32 (1.84%) DAO
15 27 (1.55%) MFC
16 24 (1.38%) Ajax
16 24 (1.38%) HTML5
17 23 (1.32%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 230 (13.23%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (9.84%) Blackberry
3 119 (6.85%) Clustering
4 89 (5.12%) Management Information System
5 75 (4.32%) Data Centre
6 70 (4.03%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.01%) Fat Client
7 35 (2.01%) Thin Client
8 30 (1.73%) Client/Server
8 30 (1.73%) iPad
8 30 (1.73%) iPhone
9 25 (1.44%) Pocket PC
10 23 (1.32%) Replication
11 20 (1.15%) Mathematics
12 18 (1.04%) User Experience
13 16 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.92%) EqualLogic
13 16 (0.92%) AS400
14 15 (0.86%) Statistics
15 14 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1226 (70.54%) Windows
2 575 (33.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 410 (23.59%) Windows 7
4 394 (22.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 248 (14.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 193 (11.10%) Windows XP
7 178 (10.24%) Windows 8
8 168 (9.67%) Linux
9 57 (3.28%) Android
10 54 (3.11%) UNIX
11 52 (2.99%) Apple iOS
12 42 (2.42%) Mac OS X
12 42 (2.42%) Windows Vista
13 35 (2.01%) Mac OS
14 17 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
15 13 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (0.58%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.35%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.35%) Solaris
17 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (33.37%) ITIL
2 151 (8.69%) Service Management
3 138 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 135 (7.77%) Project Management
5 115 (6.62%) Service Delivery
6 111 (6.39%) Incident Management
7 94 (5.41%) Time Management
8 93 (5.35%) Asset Management
9 88 (5.06%) Migration
10 85 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
11 81 (4.66%) MVC
12 76 (4.37%) Change Management
13 71 (4.09%) Scrum
13 71 (4.09%) Problem Management
14 69 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
15 66 (3.80%) Mentoring
16 55 (3.16%) Software Licensing
17 54 (3.11%) Service Desk Management
17 54 (3.11%) PRINCE2
18 46 (2.65%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 217 (12.49%) SQL
2 148 (8.52%) C#
3 98 (5.64%) PowerShell
4 80 (4.60%) JavaScript
5 59 (3.39%) C
6 52 (2.99%) T-SQL
7 34 (1.96%) C++
7 34 (1.96%) Java
8 29 (1.67%) VBScript
9 27 (1.55%) Objective-C
10 25 (1.44%) VB.NET
11 21 (1.21%) VB
12 11 (0.63%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.52%) VBA
14 5 (0.29%) Python
14 5 (0.29%) Perl
15 4 (0.23%) PHP
15 4 (0.23%) LINC
15 4 (0.23%) Groovy
15 4 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1274 (73.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 743 (42.75%) MCSE
3 458 (26.35%) MCSA
4 346 (19.91%) MCITP
5 269 (15.48%) Cisco Certification
6 247 (14.21%) CCNA
7 234 (13.46%) MCTS
8 233 (13.41%) Degree
9 189 (10.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 147 (8.46%) Security Cleared
11 97 (5.58%) A+ Certification
12 81 (4.66%) MCDST
13 71 (4.09%) SC Cleared
14 63 (3.62%) CCNP
15 62 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
16 61 (3.51%) DV Cleared
17 52 (2.99%) CCA
18 47 (2.70%) MCSD
19 43 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
20 35 (2.01%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (13.69%) SLA
2 25 (1.44%) ISO 9001
3 23 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.46%) QA
6 7 (0.40%) HL7
7 3 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.17%) GMP
8 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.058%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.058%) DICOM
System Software
1 813 (46.78%) Active Directory
2 416 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 310 (17.84%) Hyper-V
4 116 (6.67%) XenApp
5 57 (3.28%) VMware ESX
6 56 (3.22%) vSphere
7 52 (2.99%) Terminal Services
8 34 (1.96%) XenDesktop
9 30 (1.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 29 (1.67%) VMware Server
11 28 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 27 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 20 (1.15%) XenServer
14 15 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (0.69%) Terminal Server
16 11 (0.63%) DFS Replication
17 10 (0.58%) BitLocker
17 10 (0.58%) Firmware
18 8 (0.46%) ISA Server
18 8 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 216 (12.43%) SCCM
2 85 (4.89%) Backup Exec
3 75 (4.32%) SCOM
4 44 (2.53%) WSUS
5 33 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 19 (1.09%) NetBackup
6 19 (1.09%) ARCserve
7 16 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.35%) Nagios
8 6 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.29%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (0.29%) Opsview
10 4 (0.23%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (0.23%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.23%) OpenView
10 4 (0.23%) CiscoWorks
10 4 (0.23%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1345 (77.39%) Microsoft
2 591 (34.00%) VMware
3 342 (19.68%) Cisco
4 318 (18.30%) Citrix
5 182 (10.47%) HP
6 108 (6.21%) Symantec
7 79 (4.55%) Dell
8 73 (4.20%) Oracle
9 59 (3.39%) EMC
10 58 (3.34%) Apple
11 52 (2.99%) SonicWALL
12 48 (2.76%) NetApp
13 43 (2.47%) AppSense
14 37 (2.13%) Sybase
15 36 (2.07%) ServiceNow
16 32 (1.84%) IBM
17 29 (1.67%) Intel
17 29 (1.67%) McAfee
18 27 (1.55%) Sophos
19 25 (1.44%) Mitel
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Technology
Posted: 14 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Colston Consulting
Salary: £7k - 80k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £26000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Faversham, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + overtime
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 24 days holiday + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday