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

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 315 183 159
Rank change year-on-year
-132 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCP 984 1704 2058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 1.57% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.20% 5.86% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 884 1597 1907
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 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%

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
30703 29071 33147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.27% 26.77% 28.97%
Number of salaries quoted 24261 23707 27567
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
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 22 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 22 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 -124 945 £32,000 -14.66% 98
London -123 324 £34,000 -15.00% 29
South East -100 209 £27,500 -26.66% 29
South West +9 112 £35,000 - 12
City of London +25 92 £33,250 -16.87% 5
North West -53 80 £23,500 -32.85% 8
East of England -64 60 £37,500 - 10
Yorkshire -35 54 £27,263 -22.10% 7
Berkshire -36 54 £35,000 - 5
Surrey -37 52 £27,750 -30.62% 8
West Midlands -68 52 £37,500 +7.91%
East Midlands -46 51 £27,000 -28.00% 3
Bristol +30 49 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Northamptonshire +3 46 £27,000 -22.85% 1
Manchester -15 44 £28,250 -19.28% 7
Reading +13 42 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Northampton -1 34 £27,000 -22.85% 1
Birmingham -10 32 £43,000 +22.85%
Hampshire -25 32 £24,000 -26.15% 3
West Yorkshire -31 32 £30,000 -15.49% 5
Cheshire -46 32 £23,500 -37.33%
Oxfordshire -13 25 £26,000 -35.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -24 25 £29,000 -22.66% 3
Cambridge -3 23 £29,000 -22.66% 2
Warrington -14 23 £23,500 -32.85%
Leeds -10 21 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Hertfordshire -17 20 £42,500 +55.96% 1
Wiltshire +2 19 £32,500 -18.75% 2
West Sussex +3 18 £26,500 +20.45% 1
Dorset +3 18 £40,500 +15.71% 3

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 1497 (71.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1494 (71.62%) Microsoft
3 1453 (69.65%) Windows
4 855 (40.99%) Active Directory
5 836 (40.08%) MCSE
6 718 (34.42%) MS Excel
7 681 (32.65%) MS Exchange
8 658 (31.54%) VMware
9 651 (31.21%) ITIL
10 618 (29.63%) SQL Server
11 566 (27.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 526 (25.22%) MCTS
13 493 (23.63%) MS Office
14 455 (21.81%) Windows 7
15 451 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
16 437 (20.95%) MCSA
17 426 (20.42%) .NET
18 421 (20.18%) Citrix
19 416 (19.94%) C#
20 410 (19.65%) Windows Server 2003
21 384 (18.41%) TCP/IP
22 354 (16.97%) ASP.NET
23 353 (16.92%) MCITP
24 349 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
25 341 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2010
26 325 (15.58%) MCSD
27 323 (15.48%) Cisco
28 320 (15.34%) DNS
29 311 (14.91%) Cisco Certification
30 306 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 681 (32.65%) MS Exchange
2 341 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 276 (13.23%) SharePoint
3 276 (13.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 201 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 170 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 138 (6.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 105 (5.03%) IIS
8 95 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2000
9 92 (4.41%) Lync
10 71 (3.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 38 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 38 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
12 27 (1.29%) IBM Notes
13 25 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
14 17 (0.81%) CMS
15 16 (0.77%) Node.js
16 14 (0.67%) Tomcat
17 13 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
18 10 (0.48%) Apache
Applications
1 718 (34.42%) MS Excel
2 493 (23.63%) MS Office
3 47 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.48%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.29%) MS Project
7 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.048%) Revit
9 1 (0.048%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 39 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.34%) SAP Business One
3 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.19%) SalesLogix
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.14%) Magento
5 2 (0.096%) Agresso
5 2 (0.096%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.096%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.048%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.048%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.048%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 92 (4.41%) Office 365
2 52 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.67%) IaaS
4 8 (0.38%) SaaS
5 7 (0.34%) 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
1 384 (18.41%) TCP/IP
2 320 (15.34%) DNS
3 246 (11.79%) DHCP
4 245 (11.74%) Firewall
5 205 (9.83%) VPN
6 187 (8.96%) SAN
7 175 (8.39%) LAN
8 159 (7.62%) WAN
9 146 (7.00%) Internet
10 103 (4.94%) VoIP
11 48 (2.30%) VLAN
12 47 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
13 46 (2.21%) Wireless
14 37 (1.77%) NAS
15 36 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (1.39%) MPLS
17 28 (1.34%) Network Security
18 24 (1.15%) Unified Communications
19 21 (1.01%) IP Telephony
20 20 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 618 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 193 (9.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 89 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
7 25 (1.20%) MySQL
8 23 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (0.86%) Relational Database
10 14 (0.67%) MS Access
11 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
12 12 (0.58%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.38%) NoSQL
15 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 4 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.19%) QlikView
16 4 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.19%) DB2
17 2 (0.096%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 229 (10.98%) NUnit
2 216 (10.35%) Rhino Mocks
3 167 (8.01%) Moq
4 74 (3.55%) MSTest
5 68 (3.26%) Subversion
6 36 (1.73%) Visual Studio
7 24 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (0.72%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.29%) Serena SBM
10 4 (0.19%) MSI
10 4 (0.19%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.14%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.14%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.096%) SpecFlow
12 2 (0.096%) Grunt
12 2 (0.096%) Selenium
12 2 (0.096%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.048%) RequisitePro
13 1 (0.048%) JIRA
General
1 227 (10.88%) Finance
2 76 (3.64%) Banking
3 65 (3.12%) Games
3 65 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 60 (2.88%) Law
5 47 (2.25%) Legal
6 35 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.63%) Retail
8 29 (1.39%) Marketing
9 28 (1.34%) Back Office
10 24 (1.15%) Music Industry
10 24 (1.15%) Advertising
11 22 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.62%) Publishing
13 11 (0.53%) Electronics
14 10 (0.48%) German Language
15 6 (0.29%) French Language
16 5 (0.24%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.24%) Local Government
17 4 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 451 (21.62%) Analyst
2 391 (18.74%) Support Engineer
3 389 (18.65%) Developer
4 277 (13.28%) .NET Developer
5 222 (10.64%) Support Analyst
6 166 (7.96%) 2nd Line Support
7 163 (7.81%) Service Analyst
8 160 (7.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 159 (7.62%) Service Desk Analyst
10 155 (7.43%) IT Support
11 126 (6.04%) Consultant
12 108 (5.18%) C# Developer
13 97 (4.65%) Administrator
14 93 (4.46%) Technical Support
15 90 (4.31%) C# .NET Developer
15 90 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 89 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
17 81 (3.88%) Team Leader
18 77 (3.69%) Desktop Support
19 76 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 426 (20.42%) .NET
2 354 (16.97%) ASP.NET
3 271 (12.99%) WCF
4 267 (12.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 215 (10.31%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 187 (8.96%) WPF
7 180 (8.63%) Razor View Engine
8 164 (7.86%) NHibernate
9 158 (7.57%) HTML
10 125 (5.99%) Castle Windsor
10 125 (5.99%) .NET Framework
11 107 (5.13%) CSS
12 103 (4.94%) WinForms
13 98 (4.70%) Ajax
14 89 (4.27%) LINQ
15 85 (4.07%) HTML5
16 78 (3.74%) Ninject
17 75 (3.60%) Unity DI Container
18 70 (3.36%) Spring.NET
19 55 (2.64%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 233 (11.17%) Blackberry
2 140 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (6.04%) Clustering
4 74 (3.55%) Inversion of Control
5 68 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 68 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 55 (2.64%) iPhone
7 37 (1.77%) Client/Server
8 32 (1.53%) iPad
9 30 (1.44%) Tandem
10 23 (1.10%) Mathematics
11 22 (1.05%) Smartphone
12 20 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 20 (0.96%) Thin Client
12 20 (0.96%) Replication
13 19 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
14 18 (0.86%) LIMS
15 17 (0.81%) Streaming Music
16 16 (0.77%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 1453 (69.65%) Windows
2 566 (27.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 455 (21.81%) Windows 7
4 410 (19.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 306 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 257 (12.32%) Windows XP
7 179 (8.58%) Linux
8 154 (7.38%) Windows 8
9 74 (3.55%) UNIX
10 55 (2.64%) Windows Vista
11 48 (2.30%) Mac OS X
11 48 (2.30%) Android
12 33 (1.58%) Mac OS
13 31 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (0.77%) CentOS
15 13 (0.62%) Debian
16 11 (0.53%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.48%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.48%) Solaris
18 9 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (31.21%) ITIL
2 349 (16.73%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (13.85%) MVC
4 275 (13.18%) TDD
5 243 (11.65%) Scrum
6 230 (11.03%) Web Application Development
7 166 (7.96%) Kanban
8 153 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 134 (6.42%) Service Delivery
10 131 (6.28%) BDD
11 114 (5.47%) Service Management
12 98 (4.70%) Change Control
13 83 (3.98%) Mentoring
14 81 (3.88%) Incident Management
14 81 (3.88%) OO
14 81 (3.88%) Change Management
15 79 (3.79%) Continuous Integration
15 79 (3.79%) MVVM
15 79 (3.79%) Dependency Injection
16 76 (3.64%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 416 (19.94%) C#
2 270 (12.94%) SQL
3 157 (7.53%) PowerShell
4 115 (5.51%) JavaScript
5 57 (2.73%) VB.NET
6 56 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 56 (2.68%) VB
7 50 (2.40%) C
8 44 (2.11%) VBScript
9 15 (0.72%) VBA
10 13 (0.62%) C++
11 12 (0.58%) PHP
12 9 (0.43%) Java
13 8 (0.38%) Ruby
14 5 (0.24%) Delphi
15 4 (0.19%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.096%) LINC
17 1 (0.048%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.048%) PowerHouse
17 1 (0.048%) Python
Qualifications
1 1497 (71.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 836 (40.08%) MCSE
3 526 (25.22%) MCTS
4 437 (20.95%) MCSA
5 353 (16.92%) MCITP
6 325 (15.58%) MCSD
7 311 (14.91%) Cisco Certification
8 304 (14.57%) Degree
9 300 (14.38%) MCAD
10 280 (13.42%) CCNA
11 258 (12.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 152 (7.29%) Security Cleared
13 132 (6.33%) SC Cleared
14 91 (4.36%) A+ Certification
15 88 (4.22%) CCNP
16 65 (3.12%) Citrix Certification
17 61 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
18 60 (2.88%) MCDST
19 46 (2.21%) MOS
19 46 (2.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (11.98%) SLA
2 47 (2.25%) ISO 9001
3 17 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.53%) QA
5 9 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.19%) COBIT
7 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 855 (40.99%) Active Directory
2 451 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 293 (14.05%) Hyper-V
4 158 (7.57%) XenApp
5 124 (5.94%) VMware ESX
6 76 (3.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 60 (2.88%) Terminal Services
8 46 (2.21%) XenDesktop
9 42 (2.01%) vSphere
10 40 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
11 27 (1.29%) UAG
12 19 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (0.86%) XenServer
13 18 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 18 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
14 14 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
15 12 (0.58%) ISA Server
16 9 (0.43%) MDaemon
17 8 (0.38%) VMware Server
18 7 (0.34%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 170 (8.15%) SCCM
2 58 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 54 (2.59%) SCOM
4 34 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 24 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 22 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 17 (0.81%) WSUS
8 16 (0.77%) ARCserve
9 14 (0.67%) Tivoli
10 12 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 11 (0.53%) OpenView
12 9 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 8 (0.38%) WMI
14 7 (0.34%) XenMobile
15 5 (0.24%) Nagios
15 5 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
15 5 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
16 4 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
16 4 (0.19%) Opsview
16 4 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1494 (71.62%) Microsoft
2 658 (31.54%) VMware
3 421 (20.18%) Citrix
4 323 (15.48%) Cisco
5 150 (7.19%) HP
6 128 (6.14%) Apple
7 121 (5.80%) Symantec
8 69 (3.31%) Dell
9 59 (2.83%) NetApp
9 59 (2.83%) Oracle
10 55 (2.64%) McAfee
11 47 (2.25%) Red Hat
12 46 (2.21%) IBM
13 41 (1.97%) SAP
14 35 (1.68%) CheckPoint
14 35 (1.68%) EMC
15 34 (1.63%) Juniper
15 34 (1.63%) Sophos
16 32 (1.53%) Lotus
17 30 (1.44%) Altiris
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Quadratek People Limited
Salary: From £33,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent salary plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + on call allowance
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 to £70000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £21k - 24k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Experis Ltd
Salary: £15000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Y
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
networx
Salary: From £20,400 to £27,700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Connect Support Services Ltd
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago