The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 293 163 174
Rank change year-on-year
-130 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1078 1846 1903
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 1.70% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.39% 6.22% 5.76%
Number of salaries quoted 962 1713 1767
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31774 29671 33039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.28% 28.00%
Number of salaries quoted 24870 23890 28299
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 28 July 2014 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 28 July 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
England -121 1032 £35,000 -6.66% 121
London -110 407 £39,000 -2.50% 21
South East -121 219 £27,500 -31.25% 28
North West -43 87 £29,750 -15.00% 10
East of England -36 84 £37,500 - 12
City of London -6 74 £39,000 +13.04% 9
Yorkshire -47 70 £30,000 +9.09% 19
East Midlands -41 65 £33,750 -7.53% 11
South West -20 62 £30,000 -14.28% 11
Surrey -81 60 £37,000 -7.50% 5
Hampshire +1 47 £19,250 -23.00% 4
Manchester -32 40 £38,750 +23.01% 8
Cambridgeshire +2 39 £37,500 - 6
West Midlands -82 39 £30,000 -17.80% 6
West Yorkshire -53 38 £30,000 +9.09% 13
Berkshire -63 38 £30,000 -14.28% 7
Cheshire -15 33 £23,500 -35.17%
Northamptonshire -9 32 £29,000 +5.45% 6
Northampton 0 31 £29,000 +31.81% 1
Warrington -3 31 £23,500 -53.00%
Bristol +18 30 £40,000 +39.13% 3
Buckinghamshire -28 30 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Cambridge -2 29 £37,500 - 5
Leeds -26 28 £31,000 +47.61% 6
Reading -21 24 £26,500 -33.75% 1
Sheffield 0 20 £27,025 -9.91% 2
South Yorkshire -4 20 £27,025 +20.11% 2
West Sussex -16 20 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Chertsey -3 19 £37,000 +13.84%
Milton Keynes -4 19 £45,000 -10.00% 2

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 2051 (81.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 1649 (65.62%) Microsoft
3 1548 (61.60%) Windows
4 1104 (43.93%) SQL Server
5 904 (35.97%) .NET
6 860 (34.22%) C#
7 857 (34.10%) Active Directory
8 854 (33.98%) MCTS
9 850 (33.82%) MCSE
10 747 (29.73%) ASP.NET
11 732 (29.13%) MCSD
12 709 (28.21%) MCAD
13 707 (28.13%) MS Excel
14 663 (26.38%) TDD
15 656 (26.10%) MVC
16 631 (25.11%) ASP.NET MVC
17 625 (24.87%) MS Exchange
18 617 (24.55%) ITIL
19 608 (24.19%) WCF
20 590 (23.48%) Windows Server 2008
21 587 (23.36%) VMware
22 566 (22.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
23 549 (21.85%) NUnit
24 532 (21.17%) Web Application Development
25 527 (20.97%) Scrum
26 517 (20.57%) Rhino Mocks
27 464 (18.46%) WPF
28 459 (18.27%) Razor View Engine
29 458 (18.23%) SQL Server 2012
29 458 (18.23%) MS Office

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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
1 625 (24.87%) MS Exchange
2 358 (14.25%) SharePoint
3 283 (11.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 225 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 146 (5.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 124 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 118 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 115 (4.58%) IIS
9 93 (3.70%) Lync
10 92 (3.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 75 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
12 50 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
13 44 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2000
14 40 (1.59%) Node.js
15 37 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
16 33 (1.31%) CMS
17 24 (0.96%) IBM Notes
18 12 (0.48%) Apache
18 12 (0.48%) Tomcat
19 11 (0.44%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 707 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 458 (18.23%) MS Office
3 59 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.68%) MS Project
6 4 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.080%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.080%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.080%) Revit
8 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 29 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.40%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.16%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.16%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.080%) Agresso
6 2 (0.080%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.040%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.040%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.040%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.040%) Summit
7 1 (0.040%) Pivotal CRM
7 1 (0.040%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (3.82%) Office 365
2 58 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.60%) IaaS
4 14 (0.56%) SaaS
5 9 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.12%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.12%) PaaS
8 1 (0.040%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 386 (15.36%) TCP/IP
2 332 (13.21%) DNS
3 267 (10.62%) Firewall
4 262 (10.43%) DHCP
5 232 (9.23%) Internet
6 205 (8.16%) SAN
7 203 (8.08%) LAN
8 196 (7.80%) VPN
9 184 (7.32%) WAN
10 83 (3.30%) VoIP
11 68 (2.71%) Wireless
12 43 (1.71%) NAS
13 40 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
13 40 (1.59%) Network Security
14 35 (1.39%) SSL
15 31 (1.23%) Broadband
16 29 (1.15%) ADSL
17 27 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (1.03%) iSCSI
18 26 (1.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1104 (43.93%) SQL Server
2 458 (18.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 132 (5.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 69 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 56 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (1.63%) MySQL
8 21 (0.84%) NoSQL
8 21 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (0.84%) SQL Server 2000
9 17 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
9 17 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 14 (0.56%) MS Access
11 12 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (0.40%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.40%) QlikView
12 10 (0.40%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.12%) RavenDB
14 3 (0.12%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 549 (21.85%) NUnit
2 517 (20.57%) Rhino Mocks
3 358 (14.25%) Moq
4 188 (7.48%) Subversion
5 183 (7.28%) MSTest
6 52 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (1.79%) Visual Studio
8 42 (1.67%) Git (software)
9 11 (0.44%) CruiseControl
10 9 (0.36%) MSBuild
10 9 (0.36%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.20%) JIRA
11 5 (0.20%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.12%) MyEclipse
13 2 (0.080%) MSI
13 2 (0.080%) Selenium
13 2 (0.080%) NCover
13 2 (0.080%) FxCop
13 2 (0.080%) SpecFlow
General
1 363 (14.44%) Finance
2 155 (6.17%) Games
3 151 (6.01%) Banking
4 80 (3.18%) Telecoms
5 68 (2.71%) Law
5 68 (2.71%) Legal
6 65 (2.59%) Retail
7 47 (1.87%) Advertising
8 45 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 45 (1.79%) Music Industry
9 34 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.27%) Back Office
11 31 (1.23%) Marketing
12 12 (0.48%) German Language
13 8 (0.32%) Billing
13 8 (0.32%) Local Government
14 7 (0.28%) French Language
14 7 (0.28%) Electronics
15 5 (0.20%) Dutch Language
15 5 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 818 (32.55%) Developer
2 625 (24.87%) .NET Developer
3 470 (18.70%) Analyst
4 364 (14.48%) Support Engineer
5 257 (10.23%) Support Analyst
6 228 (9.07%) C# Developer
7 216 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support
8 182 (7.24%) C# .NET Developer
9 153 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 138 (5.49%) Service Analyst
11 126 (5.01%) IT Support
12 124 (4.93%) ASP.NET Developer
13 122 (4.85%) Service Desk Analyst
14 110 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 107 (4.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 105 (4.18%) Desktop Support
17 104 (4.14%) Administrator
18 95 (3.78%) Consultant
19 90 (3.58%) Junior
20 85 (3.38%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 904 (35.97%) .NET
2 747 (29.73%) ASP.NET
3 631 (25.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 608 (24.19%) WCF
5 566 (22.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 464 (18.46%) WPF
7 459 (18.27%) Razor View Engine
8 380 (15.12%) NHibernate
9 351 (13.97%) Castle Windsor
10 260 (10.35%) WinForms
11 247 (9.83%) .NET Framework
12 230 (9.15%) Ajax
13 227 (9.03%) HTML
14 205 (8.16%) LINQ
15 199 (7.92%) Unity DI Container
16 198 (7.88%) Ninject
17 178 (7.08%) Spring.NET
18 177 (7.04%) CSS
19 172 (6.84%) MonoRail
20 170 (6.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 227 (9.03%) Blackberry
2 190 (7.56%) Inversion of Control
3 92 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 81 (3.22%) Clustering
5 78 (3.10%) Tandem
6 77 (3.06%) Computer Science
7 71 (2.83%) Client/Server
8 70 (2.79%) iPhone
9 64 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
10 38 (1.51%) iPad
11 32 (1.27%) Replication
12 30 (1.19%) N-Tier
13 27 (1.07%) Fat Client
13 27 (1.07%) Thin Client
14 26 (1.03%) Streaming Music
15 24 (0.96%) LIMS
16 21 (0.84%) Social Network
17 20 (0.80%) Mobile App
18 18 (0.72%) Mathematics
18 18 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1548 (61.60%) Windows
2 590 (23.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 456 (18.15%) Windows 7
4 431 (17.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 294 (11.70%) Windows XP
6 246 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 174 (6.92%) Linux
8 151 (6.01%) Windows 8
9 81 (3.22%) Windows Vista
10 71 (2.83%) UNIX
11 61 (2.43%) Mac OS X
12 59 (2.35%) Android
13 33 (1.31%) Windows 2000
14 32 (1.27%) Mac OS
15 31 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (0.80%) Windows Phone
17 12 (0.48%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.40%) Solaris
18 10 (0.40%) AIX
19 9 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 663 (26.38%) TDD
2 656 (26.10%) MVC
3 617 (24.55%) ITIL
4 532 (21.17%) Web Application Development
5 527 (20.97%) Scrum
6 353 (14.05%) Kanban
7 266 (10.58%) BDD
8 210 (8.36%) OO
9 205 (8.16%) MVVM
10 201 (8.00%) Dependency Injection
11 184 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
12 112 (4.46%) Service Management
13 110 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
14 106 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
15 105 (4.18%) Service Delivery
16 97 (3.86%) E-Commerce
17 92 (3.66%) Configuration Management
18 83 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
19 82 (3.26%) Incident Management
20 81 (3.22%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 860 (34.22%) C#
2 421 (16.75%) SQL
3 190 (7.56%) JavaScript
4 125 (4.97%) PowerShell
5 122 (4.85%) VB.NET
6 94 (3.74%) VB
7 90 (3.58%) T-SQL
8 45 (1.79%) C
9 39 (1.55%) VBScript
10 23 (0.92%) C++
11 20 (0.80%) Ruby
12 18 (0.72%) VBA
13 12 (0.48%) Java
14 11 (0.44%) PHP
15 10 (0.40%) MATLAB
16 6 (0.24%) Python
17 5 (0.20%) Delphi
18 3 (0.12%) Lua
18 3 (0.12%) Perl
19 2 (0.080%) LINC
Qualifications
1 2051 (81.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 854 (33.98%) MCTS
3 850 (33.82%) MCSE
4 732 (29.13%) MCSD
5 709 (28.21%) MCAD
6 422 (16.79%) MCSA
7 364 (14.48%) MCITP
8 360 (14.33%) Degree
9 303 (12.06%) Cisco Certification
10 284 (11.30%) CCNA
11 195 (7.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 135 (5.37%) Security Cleared
13 101 (4.02%) SC Cleared
14 93 (3.70%) A+ Certification
15 82 (3.26%) MCDST
16 71 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
17 65 (2.59%) CCNP
18 50 (1.99%) CCA
19 49 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
20 38 (1.51%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (9.47%) SLA
2 35 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 31 (1.23%) QA
4 28 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.040%) DICOM
System Software
1 857 (34.10%) Active Directory
2 390 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 255 (10.15%) Hyper-V
4 129 (5.13%) XenApp
5 69 (2.75%) XenDesktop
5 69 (2.75%) VMware ESX
6 59 (2.35%) Terminal Services
7 58 (2.31%) vSphere
8 42 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 31 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
10 28 (1.11%) ISA Server
11 27 (1.07%) UAG
11 27 (1.07%) XenServer
12 20 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
14 16 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 13 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.48%) VMware Server
17 11 (0.44%) Terminal Server
18 6 (0.24%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 193 (7.68%) SCCM
2 70 (2.79%) SCOM
3 66 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 35 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 28 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 27 (1.07%) WSUS
7 26 (1.03%) NetBackup
8 19 (0.76%) ARCserve
9 11 (0.44%) Tivoli
10 10 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 9 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
12 8 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (0.32%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.32%) Puppet
13 7 (0.28%) SCSM
14 6 (0.24%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (0.20%) OpenView
16 4 (0.16%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1649 (65.62%) Microsoft
2 587 (23.36%) VMware
3 391 (15.56%) Citrix
4 369 (14.68%) Cisco
5 181 (7.20%) HP
6 126 (5.01%) Symantec
7 109 (4.34%) Apple
8 73 (2.90%) Dell
9 71 (2.83%) Oracle
10 61 (2.43%) McAfee
11 53 (2.11%) NetApp
12 43 (1.71%) IBM
13 40 (1.59%) Red Hat
14 38 (1.51%) Sophos
15 36 (1.43%) Remedy
16 33 (1.31%) SAP
17 30 (1.19%) Google
18 28 (1.11%) Lotus
19 27 (1.07%) CheckPoint
20 25 (0.99%) Veritas
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £23500 per annum + £1966 LW
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Ortolan Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £37000 - £45000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + travel + expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oakham, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago