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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 233 161 159
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1463 1867 2078
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 1.68% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.46% 6.04% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1319 1751 1966
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,700 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
32831 30927 34904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.85% 27.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26235 24874 29613
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -60 1411 £35,000 -6.66% 110
London -54 526 £40,000 - 47
South East -63 312 £35,000 -12.50% 21
North West -35 143 £32,500 -7.14% 8
East of England -15 133 £37,500 -3.22% 11
East Midlands -45 96 £37,750 +7.85% 2
South West +19 94 £25,500 -27.14% 11
Berkshire -27 85 £30,000 -11.11% 6
Surrey -29 85 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Manchester -32 68 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Yorkshire -82 58 £29,950 -7.84% 4
Cheshire -3 50 £35,000 +9.37% 4
Northamptonshire -6 50 £27,500 -8.33% 1
City of London -43 45 £37,000 +9.62% 7
Cambridgeshire +13 43 £40,000 +6.66% 6
West Midlands -37 40 £30,000 -3.22% 5
Kent -5 39 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Devon +25 38 £22,950 -20.86% 2
Northampton 0 38 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Hampshire -10 38 £28,500 +3.63% 2
Reading +12 36 £24,500 -38.75%
Warrington -11 35 £35,000 +20.68% 1
Cambridge +3 29 £37,500 - 4
Nottinghamshire -25 29 £40,000 +6.66%
Buckinghamshire -42 29 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Exeter +20 28 £23,000 -20.68% 2
Hertfordshire -5 28 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Birmingham +10 27 £33,500 -10.66% 2
Nottingham -22 27 £40,000 +6.66%
Woking -11 26 £43,750 +9.37% 1

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2599 (85.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 1787 (59.00%) Microsoft
3 1707 (56.36%) Windows
4 1603 (52.92%) SQL Server
5 1454 (48.00%) .NET
6 1384 (45.69%) MCTS
7 1382 (45.63%) C#
8 1226 (40.48%) MCSD
9 1219 (40.24%) ASP.NET
10 1185 (39.12%) MCAD
11 1133 (37.41%) MVC
12 1115 (36.81%) TDD
13 1102 (36.38%) ASP.NET MVC
14 1012 (33.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 984 (32.49%) WCF
16 930 (30.70%) Web Application Development
17 842 (27.80%) MCSE
18 831 (27.43%) NUnit
19 829 (27.37%) Scrum
20 814 (26.87%) Active Directory
21 804 (26.54%) Rhino Mocks
22 792 (26.15%) SQL Server 2012
23 770 (25.42%) Razor View Engine
24 698 (23.04%) WPF
25 687 (22.68%) MS Excel
26 590 (19.48%) ITIL
27 589 (19.45%) Castle Windsor
28 580 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
29 578 (19.08%) VMware
30 572 (18.88%) MS Exchange

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 572 (18.88%) MS Exchange
2 383 (12.64%) SharePoint
3 288 (9.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 247 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 147 (4.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 146 (4.82%) IIS
7 143 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 109 (3.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 104 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 101 (3.33%) Lync
11 92 (3.04%) BizTalk Server
12 90 (2.97%) Node.js
13 73 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
14 56 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2000
15 45 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
16 39 (1.29%) CMS
17 35 (1.16%) IBM Notes
18 26 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
19 15 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
20 14 (0.46%) Confluence
Applications
1 687 (22.68%) MS Excel
2 458 (15.12%) MS Office
3 55 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.79%) MS Project
6 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.033%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.033%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.033%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.033%) Revit
Business Applications
1 23 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (0.20%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.17%) Teamcenter
5 4 (0.13%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.033%) Summit
8 1 (0.033%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.033%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.033%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.033%) Line 50
8 1 (0.033%) GoldMine
8 1 (0.033%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 87 (2.87%) Office 365
2 60 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (0.59%) SaaS
4 4 (0.13%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.099%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.099%) PaaS
6 2 (0.066%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 372 (12.28%) TCP/IP
2 368 (12.15%) DNS
3 353 (11.65%) Internet
4 296 (9.77%) Firewall
5 277 (9.14%) VPN
6 275 (9.08%) DHCP
7 224 (7.40%) LAN
8 214 (7.07%) WAN
9 205 (6.77%) SAN
10 86 (2.84%) Wireless
11 82 (2.71%) VoIP
12 62 (2.05%) SSL
13 45 (1.49%) Broadband
14 43 (1.42%) NetScaler
14 43 (1.42%) SMTP
15 42 (1.39%) NAS
16 40 (1.32%) Network Security
17 35 (1.16%) Intranet
17 35 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
17 35 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1603 (52.92%) SQL Server
2 792 (26.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 169 (5.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 93 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 73 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 53 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (1.35%) Relational Database
9 40 (1.32%) NoSQL
10 30 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 29 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (0.89%) MySQL
13 22 (0.73%) RDBMS
13 22 (0.73%) Oracle Database
14 20 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (0.36%) MS Access
17 9 (0.30%) OLAP
17 9 (0.30%) QlikView
18 8 (0.26%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 831 (27.43%) NUnit
2 804 (26.54%) Rhino Mocks
3 521 (17.20%) Moq
4 299 (9.87%) MSTest
5 295 (9.74%) Subversion
6 68 (2.24%) Git (software)
7 62 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (1.45%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.46%) JIRA
9 14 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (0.23%) CruiseControl
11 6 (0.20%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.20%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.13%) PowerBuilder
13 3 (0.099%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.099%) MyEclipse
13 3 (0.099%) K2 blackpoint
14 1 (0.033%) NCover
14 1 (0.033%) FxCop
General
1 378 (12.48%) Finance
2 245 (8.09%) Games
3 171 (5.65%) Banking
4 104 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 92 (3.04%) Retail
6 72 (2.38%) Advertising
7 58 (1.91%) Law
8 54 (1.78%) Music Industry
8 54 (1.78%) Legal
9 50 (1.65%) Investment Banking
10 46 (1.52%) Marketing
11 34 (1.12%) Back Office
12 17 (0.56%) German Language
13 15 (0.50%) Manufacturing
14 13 (0.43%) Dutch Language
15 12 (0.40%) Local Government
16 11 (0.36%) French Language
17 8 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
18 7 (0.23%) Front Office
18 7 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1286 (42.46%) Developer
2 1049 (34.63%) .NET Developer
3 470 (15.52%) Analyst
4 375 (12.38%) Support Engineer
5 293 (9.67%) Support Analyst
6 288 (9.51%) C# Developer
7 221 (7.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 217 (7.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 153 (5.05%) ASP.NET Developer
10 138 (4.56%) IT Support
11 120 (3.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 118 (3.90%) Service Analyst
13 117 (3.86%) Junior
14 110 (3.63%) Desktop Support
15 109 (3.60%) Consultant
16 107 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
17 102 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 101 (3.33%) Graduate
18 101 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
19 92 (3.04%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1454 (48.00%) .NET
2 1219 (40.24%) ASP.NET
3 1102 (36.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1012 (33.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 984 (32.49%) WCF
6 770 (25.42%) Razor View Engine
7 698 (23.04%) WPF
8 589 (19.45%) Castle Windsor
9 568 (18.75%) NHibernate
10 444 (14.66%) WinForms
11 370 (12.22%) .NET Framework
12 353 (11.65%) Ajax
13 338 (11.16%) Ninject
14 326 (10.76%) LINQ
15 316 (10.43%) Unity DI Container
16 302 (9.97%) MonoRail
17 286 (9.44%) Spring.NET
18 262 (8.65%) HTML
19 208 (6.87%) CSS
20 202 (6.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 294 (9.71%) Inversion of Control
2 240 (7.92%) Blackberry
3 116 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 110 (3.63%) Tandem
5 102 (3.37%) Client/Server
6 97 (3.20%) Clustering
7 92 (3.04%) iPhone
8 91 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
9 87 (2.87%) Management Information System
10 49 (1.62%) Social Network
11 47 (1.55%) N-Tier
12 43 (1.42%) Replication
13 42 (1.39%) Streaming Music
14 36 (1.19%) Mobile App
15 35 (1.16%) iPad
16 33 (1.09%) Thin Client
16 33 (1.09%) Fat Client
17 31 (1.02%) Firmware
18 30 (0.99%) LIMS
19 20 (0.66%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 1707 (56.36%) Windows
2 580 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 446 (14.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 422 (13.93%) Windows 7
5 328 (10.83%) Windows XP
6 193 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 159 (5.25%) Linux
8 118 (3.90%) Windows 8
9 95 (3.14%) UNIX
10 90 (2.97%) Android
11 89 (2.94%) Windows Vista
12 53 (1.75%) Windows 2000
13 48 (1.58%) Mac OS X
14 27 (0.89%) Mac OS
15 26 (0.86%) Windows Phone
16 23 (0.76%) Apple iOS
17 16 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 15 (0.50%) Solaris
19 10 (0.33%) Windows NT
20 9 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1133 (37.41%) MVC
2 1115 (36.81%) TDD
3 930 (30.70%) Web Application Development
4 829 (27.37%) Scrum
5 590 (19.48%) ITIL
6 553 (18.26%) Kanban
7 437 (14.43%) BDD
8 395 (13.04%) OO
9 386 (12.74%) Dependency Injection
10 338 (11.16%) MVVM
11 327 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
12 178 (5.88%) Domain-Driven Design
13 138 (4.56%) OOD
14 137 (4.52%) E-Commerce
15 135 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
16 129 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
17 126 (4.16%) CQRS
18 125 (4.13%) Business Intelligence
19 117 (3.86%) OOP
20 109 (3.60%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1382 (45.63%) C#
2 489 (16.14%) SQL
3 253 (8.35%) JavaScript
4 187 (6.17%) VB.NET
5 140 (4.62%) VB
6 105 (3.47%) T-SQL
7 102 (3.37%) PowerShell
8 69 (2.28%) C
9 34 (1.12%) Ruby
10 31 (1.02%) C++
11 20 (0.66%) VBA
11 20 (0.66%) VBScript
12 13 (0.43%) Python
13 8 (0.26%) Perl
14 7 (0.23%) Java
15 6 (0.20%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.13%) OCaml
16 4 (0.13%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.13%) XQuery
17 3 (0.099%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2599 (85.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 1384 (45.69%) MCTS
3 1226 (40.48%) MCSD
4 1185 (39.12%) MCAD
5 842 (27.80%) MCSE
6 402 (13.27%) MCSA
7 395 (13.04%) Degree
8 385 (12.71%) MCITP
9 324 (10.70%) Cisco Certification
10 308 (10.17%) CCNA
11 193 (6.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 133 (4.39%) Security Cleared
13 111 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
14 99 (3.27%) MCDST
15 93 (3.07%) SC Cleared
16 82 (2.71%) A+ Certification
16 82 (2.71%) CCA
17 76 (2.51%) CCNP
18 71 (2.34%) MCPD
19 51 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (8.98%) SLA
2 63 (2.08%) QA
3 34 (1.12%) ISO 9001
4 27 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.033%) DICOM
System Software
1 814 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 408 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 223 (7.36%) Hyper-V
4 180 (5.94%) XenApp
5 91 (3.00%) XenDesktop
6 77 (2.54%) vSphere
7 74 (2.44%) Terminal Services
8 50 (1.65%) XenServer
9 49 (1.62%) VMware ESX
10 35 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 34 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
11 34 (1.12%) ISA Server
12 24 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 22 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
14 16 (0.53%) UAG
14 16 (0.53%) VMware Server
15 13 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.17%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.13%) BlackBerry Internet Service
18 2 (0.066%) NFS
Systems Management
1 168 (5.55%) SCCM
2 77 (2.54%) SCOM
3 65 (2.15%) Backup Exec
4 39 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 38 (1.25%) WSUS
6 36 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 28 (0.92%) NetBackup
8 20 (0.66%) ARCserve
9 11 (0.36%) Nagios
9 11 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 10 (0.33%) MAILsweeper
11 9 (0.30%) Tivoli
11 9 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 8 (0.26%) Puppet
13 7 (0.23%) MOM
13 7 (0.23%) WMI
13 7 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
14 6 (0.20%) SCOrch
14 6 (0.20%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1787 (59.00%) Microsoft
2 578 (19.08%) VMware
3 431 (14.23%) Citrix
4 382 (12.61%) Cisco
5 200 (6.60%) HP
6 131 (4.32%) Symantec
7 93 (3.07%) Apple
8 92 (3.04%) Oracle
9 75 (2.48%) Dell
10 66 (2.18%) McAfee
11 62 (2.05%) NetApp
12 54 (1.78%) Sophos
13 51 (1.68%) Google
14 48 (1.58%) IBM
15 45 (1.49%) Remedy
16 44 (1.45%) Facebook
17 35 (1.16%) Juniper
18 32 (1.06%) Lotus
19 31 (1.02%) Sun
20 29 (0.96%) Bloomberg
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
OCS Resourcing
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 80,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Corporate Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
McAfee
Salary: Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
ITF Solutions
Salary: £27000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £85,000 per annum inc bonus, pension, gym and private
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Rock Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago