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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 325 260 176
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -84
Permanent jobs citing MCP 925 1282 1760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 1.09% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 3.99% 5.85%
Number of salaries quoted 783 1143 1623
Average salary £32,261 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.82% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £22,525
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%

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
29235 32104 30081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.36% 27.34% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 22964 25766 24182
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 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 22 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
England -56 892 £31,750 -9.28% 113
London -85 291 £36,000 -10.00% 40
South East +16 283 £27,500 -21.42% 33
East of England 0 106 £28,000 -20.00% 9
Surrey +25 78 £30,000 -21.05% 8
North West -36 69 £34,000 +4.61% 9
City of London +66 65 £45,000 +16.12% 8
Hampshire +21 60 £24,000 -20.00% 11
Berkshire -3 57 £27,000 -10.00% 5
South West -39 47 £35,000 +25.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +12 45 £50,000 - 8
Manchester +3 43 £31,250 -3.84% 6
East Midlands -23 39 £22,000 -45.00% 3
Woking +32 34 £27,500 -37.14% 1
Hertfordshire +1 33 £28,000 -13.84% 3
Reading -10 32 £23,579 -2.76% 2
Cambridgeshire +1 27 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Yorkshire -20 27 £29,000 -3.33% 5
Cambridge +21 24 £40,000 +6.66% 2
West Midlands -22 23 £32,500 +8.33% 5
High Wycombe - 21 £55,000 - 2
Dorset +20 20 £35,000 +59.09% 2
Suffolk +16 19 £22,000 -51.11%
Southampton +14 19 £19,000 -25.85% 2
Cheshire -22 19 £34,000 -2.85% 3
Bournemouth +5 18 £35,000 +59.09% 1
Hemel Hempstead -3 18 £29,500 -23.37% 1
Birmingham -16 17 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Northamptonshire -17 17 £23,500 -37.74% 2
Farnborough -2 16 £37,500 +7.14% 5

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1567 (76.74%) Microsoft
2 1505 (73.70%) Windows
3 1416 (69.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 1013 (49.61%) Active Directory
5 829 (40.60%) MCSE
6 738 (36.14%) MS Excel
7 696 (34.08%) ITIL
8 656 (32.13%) MS Exchange
9 640 (31.34%) VMware
10 593 (29.04%) MS Office
11 560 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 520 (25.47%) Windows 7
13 489 (23.95%) SQL Server
14 476 (23.31%) MCSA
15 435 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
16 419 (20.52%) Citrix
17 392 (19.20%) Windows Server 2012
18 371 (18.17%) Cisco
19 357 (17.48%) MCITP
20 347 (16.99%) Hyper-V
21 342 (16.75%) Windows Server 2003
22 321 (15.72%) Exchange Server 2010
23 317 (15.52%) SQL
24 306 (14.99%) DNS
25 298 (14.59%) HP
26 296 (14.50%) TCP/IP
27 286 (14.01%) Degree
28 270 (13.22%) Firewall
28 270 (13.22%) Cisco Certification
29 267 (13.08%) Analytical Skills

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 656 (32.13%) MS Exchange
2 321 (15.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 226 (11.07%) SharePoint
4 179 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 169 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2013
6 135 (6.61%) IIS
7 124 (6.07%) Lync
8 108 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 84 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 61 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
11 58 (2.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 42 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2000
13 26 (1.27%) IBM Notes
14 22 (1.08%) CMS
15 19 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
16 16 (0.78%) Commerce Server
17 15 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
19 10 (0.49%) Apache
20 7 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 738 (36.14%) MS Excel
2 593 (29.04%) MS Office
3 73 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.98%) InfoPath
5 17 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.39%) S-PLUS
7 6 (0.29%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.15%) SketchUp
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.15%) Revit
9 2 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.049%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.049%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 54 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.098%) HiPortfolio
5 2 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.049%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.049%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 164 (8.03%) Office 365
2 57 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.49%) SaaS
5 9 (0.44%) Mimecast
6 7 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.29%) IaaS
8 4 (0.20%) Yammer
9 3 (0.15%) PaaS
10 2 (0.098%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 306 (14.99%) DNS
2 296 (14.50%) TCP/IP
3 270 (13.22%) Firewall
4 256 (12.54%) DHCP
5 232 (11.36%) SAN
6 221 (10.82%) LAN
7 212 (10.38%) WAN
8 189 (9.26%) VPN
9 126 (6.17%) Internet
10 118 (5.78%) VoIP
11 71 (3.48%) VLAN
12 68 (3.33%) NAS
13 59 (2.89%) Wireless
14 41 (2.01%) Network Security
15 36 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
16 24 (1.18%) ADSL
17 22 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (0.98%) MPLS
18 20 (0.98%) IP Telephony
18 20 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 489 (23.95%) SQL Server
2 111 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 57 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (2.64%) Relational Database
6 50 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 48 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 45 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
11 26 (1.27%) MS Access
12 24 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 15 (0.73%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.69%) MySQL
15 11 (0.54%) Oracle Database
15 11 (0.54%) Star Schema
16 10 (0.49%) SQL Anywhere
16 10 (0.49%) Sybase ASA
17 8 (0.39%) Data Mining
18 7 (0.34%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 76 (3.72%) Visual Studio
2 49 (2.40%) NUnit
3 42 (2.06%) Rhino Mocks
4 27 (1.32%) Moq
5 20 (0.98%) MSI
6 17 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (0.78%) Subversion
7 16 (0.78%) Log4Net
7 16 (0.78%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.29%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.24%) MSTest
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.20%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.20%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.15%) JIRA
12 2 (0.098%) Serena SBM
12 2 (0.098%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.049%) WinDbg
13 1 (0.049%) Ant
General
1 235 (11.51%) Finance
2 75 (3.67%) Banking
3 59 (2.89%) Retail
4 56 (2.74%) Financial Institution
5 55 (2.69%) Telecoms
6 54 (2.64%) Investment Banking
6 54 (2.64%) Front Office
7 48 (2.35%) Legal
8 45 (2.20%) Marketing
9 40 (1.96%) Law
10 26 (1.27%) Games
11 22 (1.08%) Back Office
12 19 (0.93%) Electronics
13 18 (0.88%) Advertising
14 11 (0.54%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.39%) Publishing
15 8 (0.39%) French Language
16 7 (0.34%) Automotive
17 6 (0.29%) Billing
17 6 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 531 (26.00%) Analyst
2 421 (20.62%) Support Engineer
3 277 (13.57%) Support Analyst
4 233 (11.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 186 (9.11%) Desktop Support
5 186 (9.11%) IT Support
6 172 (8.42%) Service Analyst
7 160 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
8 156 (7.64%) Developer
9 149 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 144 (7.05%) Consultant
11 111 (5.44%) 3rd Line Support
12 109 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 105 (5.14%) Desktop Analyst
14 102 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 98 (4.80%) 1st Line Support
16 96 (4.70%) .NET Developer
17 84 (4.11%) Administrator
18 79 (3.87%) Technical Support
19 75 (3.67%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (10.82%) .NET
2 183 (8.96%) ASP.NET
3 141 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 132 (6.46%) HTML
5 92 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 88 (4.31%) XML
7 85 (4.16%) WCF
7 85 (4.16%) CSS
8 74 (3.62%) jQuery
9 70 (3.43%) NHibernate
10 56 (2.74%) Web Services
11 53 (2.60%) Ajax
12 52 (2.55%) Entity Framework
13 49 (2.40%) LINQ
14 38 (1.86%) ADO.NET
15 36 (1.76%) WF
16 28 (1.37%) DAO
16 28 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC 2
16 28 (1.37%) WPF
17 25 (1.22%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 267 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (11.85%) Blackberry
3 110 (5.39%) Clustering
4 97 (4.75%) Management Information System
5 86 (4.21%) Computer Science
6 51 (2.50%) Client/Server
7 35 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 35 (1.71%) Thin Client
8 30 (1.47%) iPhone
9 28 (1.37%) Replication
9 28 (1.37%) iPad
10 25 (1.22%) Pocket PC
11 23 (1.13%) 3D Printing
11 23 (1.13%) Mathematics
12 16 (0.78%) Smartphone
13 14 (0.69%) Statistics
14 12 (0.59%) NHS
14 12 (0.59%) User Experience
15 11 (0.54%) PMI
16 10 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1505 (73.70%) Windows
2 560 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 520 (25.47%) Windows 7
4 392 (19.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 342 (16.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 221 (10.82%) Windows XP
7 182 (8.91%) Windows 8
8 147 (7.20%) Linux
9 83 (4.06%) UNIX
10 66 (3.23%) Windows Vista
11 63 (3.09%) Android
11 63 (3.09%) Apple iOS
12 45 (2.20%) Mac OS
13 38 (1.86%) Mac OS X
14 19 (0.93%) Windows 2000
15 13 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
17 9 (0.44%) Solaris
18 8 (0.39%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 696 (34.08%) ITIL
2 187 (9.16%) Service Management
3 152 (7.44%) Service Delivery
4 137 (6.71%) Project Management
5 120 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 113 (5.53%) Agile Software Development
7 103 (5.04%) MVC
8 96 (4.70%) Migration
9 87 (4.26%) Incident Management
10 80 (3.92%) Change Management
11 73 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
12 70 (3.43%) Time Management
12 70 (3.43%) Problem Management
13 69 (3.38%) CRM
14 68 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
15 65 (3.18%) Scrum
16 63 (3.09%) Business Continuity
17 60 (2.94%) Project Planning
17 60 (2.94%) PRINCE2
17 60 (2.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 317 (15.52%) SQL
2 203 (9.94%) C#
3 137 (6.71%) PowerShell
4 108 (5.29%) JavaScript
5 79 (3.87%) T-SQL
6 48 (2.35%) C
7 37 (1.81%) VB
8 31 (1.52%) VBScript
9 29 (1.42%) Java
10 28 (1.37%) C++
11 25 (1.22%) Objective-C
12 21 (1.03%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.34%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.24%) VB6
14 5 (0.24%) Python
15 4 (0.20%) VBA
15 4 (0.20%) Perl
15 4 (0.20%) Ruby
16 3 (0.15%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1416 (69.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 829 (40.60%) MCSE
3 476 (23.31%) MCSA
4 357 (17.48%) MCITP
5 286 (14.01%) Degree
6 270 (13.22%) Cisco Certification
7 237 (11.61%) CCNA
7 237 (11.61%) MCTS
8 225 (11.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 175 (8.57%) Security Cleared
10 118 (5.78%) A+ Certification
11 102 (5.00%) SC Cleared
12 95 (4.65%) MCDST
13 89 (4.36%) Citrix Certification
14 83 (4.06%) MCSD
15 79 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
16 77 (3.77%) DV Cleared
17 66 (3.23%) CCA
18 57 (2.79%) CCNP
19 48 (2.35%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 252 (12.34%) SLA
2 33 (1.62%) ISO 9001
3 23 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.08%) QA
5 21 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.34%) HL7
7 5 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 5 (0.24%) GMP
8 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.15%) DICOM
10 1 (0.049%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1013 (49.61%) Active Directory
2 435 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 347 (16.99%) Hyper-V
4 167 (8.18%) XenApp
5 98 (4.80%) XenDesktop
6 83 (4.06%) vSphere
7 62 (3.04%) VMware ESX
8 45 (2.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 45 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 42 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 39 (1.91%) VMware Server
11 38 (1.86%) Terminal Services
12 33 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
13 31 (1.52%) XenServer
14 11 (0.54%) ISA Server
15 10 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
17 7 (0.34%) Firmware
18 6 (0.29%) Terminal Server
19 5 (0.24%) UAG
Systems Management
1 253 (12.39%) SCCM
2 77 (3.77%) Backup Exec
3 67 (3.28%) SCOM
4 36 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 34 (1.67%) WSUS
6 31 (1.52%) NetBackup
7 26 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 23 (1.13%) Nagios
9 20 (0.98%) WMI
10 19 (0.93%) Opsview
10 19 (0.93%) ARCserve
11 16 (0.78%) SCVMM
12 14 (0.69%) OpenView
13 11 (0.54%) XenMobile
14 10 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
15 8 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 8 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
16 6 (0.29%) Sysprep
17 5 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
17 5 (0.24%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1567 (76.74%) Microsoft
2 640 (31.34%) VMware
3 419 (20.52%) Citrix
4 371 (18.17%) Cisco
5 298 (14.59%) HP
6 108 (5.29%) Apple
7 107 (5.24%) Symantec
8 98 (4.80%) Dell
9 87 (4.26%) Oracle
10 69 (3.38%) ServiceNow
11 54 (2.64%) EMC
12 53 (2.60%) Veeam
13 46 (2.25%) SonicWALL
14 44 (2.15%) NetApp
15 43 (2.11%) Sybase
16 42 (2.06%) AppSense
17 40 (1.96%) Sophos
18 38 (1.86%) IBM
18 38 (1.86%) LANDesk
19 33 (1.62%) Intel
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum plus on call / out of hours allowanc
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa 30,000-50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £27500 - £34000 per annum + Benefits, Overtime, On Call
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Gold Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 + bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Advancing People Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Recital Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Enfield, Middlesex
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Wavex
Salary: salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £46000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago