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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 304 176 160
Rank change year-on-year
-128 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1023 1774 2043
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 1.63% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.28% 6.07% 6.29%
Number of salaries quoted 925 1673 1900
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%

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
31179 29231 32475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 26.81% 28.88%
Number of salaries quoted 24746 23786 27043
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -117 985 £32,000 -14.66% 110
London -99 355 £35,000 -12.50% 33
South East -114 220 £27,500 -26.66% 31
South West -4 108 £35,000 -1.40% 11
City of London +27 99 £34,000 -15.00% 9
North West -70 82 £23,500 -32.85% 9
East of England -70 64 £37,500 - 10
Berkshire -23 58 £35,000 - 8
Surrey -37 58 £28,000 -30.00% 4
Yorkshire -40 58 £28,000 -20.00% 4
West Midlands -64 56 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Bristol +35 49 £35,000 - 6
Reading -3 46 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Manchester -28 46 £29,000 -17.14% 7
East Midlands -52 43 £27,000 -28.00% 4
Northamptonshire 0 40 £27,000 -22.85% 3
West Yorkshire -21 34 £30,157 -15.05% 2
Birmingham -8 33 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Cheshire -41 32 £23,000 -38.66% 1
Northampton +3 31 £27,000 -22.85% 1
Hampshire -32 26 £24,000 -23.20% 5
Oxfordshire -16 25 £26,000 -35.00%
Hertfordshire -15 24 £40,250 +41.22% 1
Leeds -13 23 £45,000 +38.46%
Cambridgeshire -21 23 £28,000 -25.33% 5
Warrington -22 23 £23,000 -34.28%
West Sussex +3 20 £28,500 - 1
Wiltshire -1 20 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Wimbledon - 20 £36,000 -
Cambridge -18 19 £28,000 -25.33% 3

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 1528 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 1484 (70.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 1476 (70.59%) Windows
4 883 (42.23%) Active Directory
5 854 (40.84%) MCSE
6 743 (35.53%) MS Excel
7 709 (33.91%) MS Exchange
8 686 (32.81%) VMware
9 672 (32.14%) ITIL
10 579 (27.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 576 (27.55%) SQL Server
12 526 (25.16%) MS Office
13 498 (23.82%) MCTS
14 474 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 472 (22.57%) Windows 7
16 460 (22.00%) MCSA
17 435 (20.80%) Citrix
18 424 (20.28%) Windows Server 2003
19 404 (19.32%) TCP/IP
20 385 (18.41%) .NET
21 373 (17.84%) C#
22 369 (17.65%) MCITP
23 356 (17.03%) Exchange Server 2010
24 339 (16.21%) DNS
25 328 (15.69%) Cisco
26 321 (15.35%) ASP.NET
27 320 (15.30%) Windows Server 2012
28 313 (14.97%) Cisco Certification
29 307 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
30 302 (14.44%) Hyper-V

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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
1 709 (33.91%) MS Exchange
2 356 (17.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 291 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 278 (13.30%) SharePoint
5 211 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 176 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 135 (6.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 110 (5.26%) IIS
9 97 (4.64%) Lync
10 95 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2000
11 71 (3.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 44 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
13 33 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
14 27 (1.29%) IBM Notes
15 26 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
16 16 (0.77%) CMS
17 14 (0.67%) Tomcat
18 13 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
19 12 (0.57%) Apache
19 12 (0.57%) Node.js
Applications
1 743 (35.53%) MS Excel
2 526 (25.16%) MS Office
3 53 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.53%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.19%) MS Project
7 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.096%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 44 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.33%) SAP Business One
3 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.29%) SalesLogix
4 4 (0.19%) SAP CRM
4 4 (0.19%) Pivotal CRM
4 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.14%) Magento
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.096%) Agresso
7 1 (0.048%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 92 (4.40%) Office 365
2 52 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.62%) IaaS
4 8 (0.38%) SaaS
5 7 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.048%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 404 (19.32%) TCP/IP
2 339 (16.21%) DNS
3 265 (12.67%) DHCP
4 249 (11.91%) Firewall
5 217 (10.38%) VPN
6 190 (9.09%) SAN
7 183 (8.75%) LAN
8 165 (7.89%) WAN
9 142 (6.79%) Internet
10 105 (5.02%) VoIP
11 51 (2.44%) VLAN
12 45 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
13 43 (2.06%) Wireless
14 35 (1.67%) NAS
15 34 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
16 30 (1.43%) MPLS
17 29 (1.39%) Network Security
18 25 (1.20%) Unified Communications
19 21 (1.00%) IP Telephony
19 21 (1.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (27.55%) SQL Server
2 158 (7.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 95 (4.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 49 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 38 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
7 28 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (1.20%) MySQL
9 24 (1.15%) Relational Database
10 16 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 15 (0.72%) MS Access
12 14 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (0.62%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.29%) DB2
16 6 (0.29%) NoSQL
17 4 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
17 4 (0.19%) Informix
17 4 (0.19%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 191 (9.13%) NUnit
2 182 (8.70%) Rhino Mocks
3 146 (6.98%) Moq
4 63 (3.01%) MSTest
5 55 (2.63%) Subversion
6 35 (1.67%) Visual Studio
7 23 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (0.62%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.33%) Serena SBM
10 5 (0.24%) MSI
11 3 (0.14%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.14%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.14%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.096%) Grunt
12 2 (0.096%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.096%) Selenium
12 2 (0.096%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.096%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.048%) RequisitePro
13 1 (0.048%) JIRA
General
1 220 (10.52%) Finance
2 71 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 67 (3.20%) Banking
4 55 (2.63%) Games
4 55 (2.63%) Law
5 44 (2.10%) Legal
6 38 (1.82%) Retail
7 34 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.48%) Advertising
9 30 (1.43%) Back Office
10 28 (1.34%) Marketing
11 21 (1.00%) Music Industry
12 19 (0.91%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.62%) Publishing
14 10 (0.48%) Electronics
14 10 (0.48%) German Language
15 9 (0.43%) Local Government
16 6 (0.29%) French Language
17 5 (0.24%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.24%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 471 (22.53%) Analyst
2 411 (19.66%) Support Engineer
3 348 (16.64%) Developer
4 244 (11.67%) .NET Developer
5 236 (11.29%) Support Analyst
6 170 (8.13%) Service Analyst
6 170 (8.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 169 (8.08%) IT Support
8 167 (7.99%) Service Desk Analyst
9 161 (7.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 133 (6.36%) Consultant
11 97 (4.64%) Technical Support
11 97 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
12 93 (4.45%) Administrator
13 92 (4.40%) C# Developer
14 90 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 84 (4.02%) Desktop Support
16 83 (3.97%) 1st Line Support
17 79 (3.78%) Team Leader
18 76 (3.63%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (18.41%) .NET
2 321 (15.35%) ASP.NET
3 233 (11.14%) WCF
4 228 (10.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 175 (8.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 159 (7.60%) WPF
7 156 (7.46%) HTML
8 148 (7.08%) Razor View Engine
9 140 (6.70%) NHibernate
10 120 (5.74%) .NET Framework
11 103 (4.93%) CSS
12 101 (4.83%) Castle Windsor
13 89 (4.26%) Ajax
14 87 (4.16%) WinForms
15 78 (3.73%) HTML5
16 76 (3.63%) LINQ
17 65 (3.11%) Ninject
18 64 (3.06%) Unity DI Container
19 59 (2.82%) Spring.NET
20 50 (2.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 233 (11.14%) Blackberry
2 149 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (6.03%) Clustering
4 73 (3.49%) Management Information System
5 65 (3.11%) Computer Science
6 63 (3.01%) Inversion of Control
7 54 (2.58%) iPhone
8 33 (1.58%) Client/Server
9 31 (1.48%) iPad
10 26 (1.24%) Smartphone
11 25 (1.20%) Tandem
11 25 (1.20%) Mathematics
12 19 (0.91%) Replication
12 19 (0.91%) Thin Client
12 19 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
12 19 (0.91%) Fat Client
13 17 (0.81%) LIMS
14 15 (0.72%) Streaming Music
14 15 (0.72%) Spread Betting
14 15 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1476 (70.59%) Windows
2 579 (27.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 472 (22.57%) Windows 7
4 424 (20.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 320 (15.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 263 (12.58%) Windows XP
7 177 (8.46%) Linux
8 165 (7.89%) Windows 8
9 75 (3.59%) UNIX
10 59 (2.82%) Windows Vista
11 47 (2.25%) Mac OS X
12 45 (2.15%) Android
13 34 (1.63%) Mac OS
14 27 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (0.72%) CentOS
16 13 (0.62%) Debian
17 11 (0.53%) Solaris
17 11 (0.53%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.48%) Windows 2000
19 9 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 672 (32.14%) ITIL
2 307 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (12.00%) MVC
4 232 (11.10%) TDD
5 211 (10.09%) Scrum
6 194 (9.28%) Web Application Development
7 158 (7.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 144 (6.89%) Kanban
9 143 (6.84%) Service Delivery
10 115 (5.50%) Service Management
11 113 (5.40%) BDD
12 97 (4.64%) Change Control
13 88 (4.21%) Mentoring
14 85 (4.07%) Incident Management
15 82 (3.92%) Change Management
16 79 (3.78%) Asset Management
17 74 (3.54%) Configuration Management
18 71 (3.40%) OO
19 69 (3.30%) MVVM
20 68 (3.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 373 (17.84%) C#
2 278 (13.30%) SQL
3 157 (7.51%) PowerShell
4 112 (5.36%) JavaScript
5 55 (2.63%) T-SQL
6 51 (2.44%) C
7 50 (2.39%) VB
7 50 (2.39%) VB.NET
8 44 (2.10%) VBScript
9 15 (0.72%) VBA
10 11 (0.53%) PHP
10 11 (0.53%) C++
11 9 (0.43%) Java
12 6 (0.29%) Ruby
13 4 (0.19%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.19%) Delphi
14 2 (0.096%) LINC
15 1 (0.048%) Python
15 1 (0.048%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 1 (0.048%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1484 (70.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 854 (40.84%) MCSE
3 498 (23.82%) MCTS
4 460 (22.00%) MCSA
5 369 (17.65%) MCITP
6 313 (14.97%) Cisco Certification
7 302 (14.44%) Degree
8 283 (13.53%) CCNA
9 280 (13.39%) MCSD
10 270 (12.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 254 (12.15%) MCAD
12 157 (7.51%) Security Cleared
13 133 (6.36%) SC Cleared
14 91 (4.35%) CCNP
15 87 (4.16%) A+ Certification
16 72 (3.44%) Citrix Certification
17 67 (3.20%) MCDST
18 64 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
19 50 (2.39%) CCA
20 47 (2.25%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (12.82%) SLA
2 48 (2.30%) ISO 9001
3 19 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.53%) QA
5 10 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.24%) COBIT
7 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.048%) HL7
7 1 (0.048%) DICOM
7 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 883 (42.23%) Active Directory
2 474 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 302 (14.44%) Hyper-V
4 160 (7.65%) XenApp
5 124 (5.93%) VMware ESX
6 76 (3.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 60 (2.87%) Terminal Services
8 52 (2.49%) XenDesktop
9 48 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
10 47 (2.25%) vSphere
11 26 (1.24%) UAG
12 20 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 18 (0.86%) XenServer
13 18 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (0.48%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.48%) ISA Server
16 9 (0.43%) MDaemon
17 7 (0.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 172 (8.23%) SCCM
2 58 (2.77%) Backup Exec
3 52 (2.49%) SCOM
4 34 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 26 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 24 (1.15%) NetBackup
7 17 (0.81%) WSUS
8 16 (0.77%) ARCserve
9 14 (0.67%) Tivoli
10 12 (0.57%) OpenView
11 10 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 9 (0.43%) WMI
12 9 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (0.38%) XenMobile
14 5 (0.24%) Opsview
14 5 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
14 5 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.24%) Nagios
15 4 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1528 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 686 (32.81%) VMware
3 435 (20.80%) Citrix
4 328 (15.69%) Cisco
5 155 (7.41%) HP
6 134 (6.41%) Apple
7 122 (5.83%) Symantec
8 69 (3.30%) Dell
9 64 (3.06%) Oracle
10 60 (2.87%) NetApp
10 60 (2.87%) McAfee
11 49 (2.34%) IBM
12 43 (2.06%) SAP
12 43 (2.06%) Red Hat
13 41 (1.96%) EMC
14 36 (1.72%) Juniper
15 35 (1.67%) CheckPoint
16 33 (1.58%) Sophos
17 32 (1.53%) Altiris
17 32 (1.53%) Lotus
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £26000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brackley, Northamptonshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25k to £30k per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £29,000 per annum + Training + Great Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum plus £3750 shift allowance and benef
Posted: 22 hours ago
Essex
OCS Resourcing
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kent
Comtecs
Salary: £18000 - £21000 Per Annum Negotiable, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £1 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + great company culture
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £32000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + + Bonus + 35 days hols
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, gym, health and life insurance
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Comtecs
Salary: £14000 Per Annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday