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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 292 186 161
Rank change year-on-year
-106 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1074 1675 2113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 1.55% 1.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.50% 5.73% 6.55%
Number of salaries quoted 964 1527 2011
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%

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
30716 29211 32279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.80% 27.10% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24600 23037 27108
Average salary £45,000 £42,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £66,000
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -105 1022 £32,500 -13.33% 70
London -56 441 £34,000 -15.00% 22
South East -107 225 £30,000 -18.91% 21
City of London -15 104 £41,500 -17.00% 5
South West -17 82 £37,500 +4.89% 3
North West -65 75 £25,000 -28.57% 2
Surrey -7 74 £34,000 -8.10% 10
East of England -71 69 £30,000 -20.00% 11
Yorkshire +2 62 £32,500 - 5
West Yorkshire +24 49 £32,500 - 4
West Midlands -19 48 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Leeds +14 37 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Manchester -45 37 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Berkshire -66 37 £32,500 -7.14% 5
East Midlands -58 33 £22,500 -40.39% 6
Cheshire -20 32 £23,500 -32.85%
Birmingham -7 27 £47,500 +58.33%
Northamptonshire -9 26 £23,000 -12.38% 4
West Sussex +5 25 £29,648 -15.29%
Wiltshire +2 25 £40,000 -
Bristol +1 24 £39,500 -8.13%
Warrington -10 24 £21,500 -38.57%
Wimbledon - 24 £36,000 -
Northampton +3 21 £22,500 -10.00% 2
Reading -28 21 £34,000 +6.25%
Hampshire -48 21 £29,000 +10.47% 3
Scotland +16 20 £40,500 +28.57%
Hertfordshire -29 20 £30,000 -14.28% 2
East Sussex - 20 £18,500 -
Brighton - 20 £18,500 -

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1510 (74.57%) Windows
2 1501 (74.12%) Microsoft
3 1353 (66.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 921 (45.48%) Active Directory
5 861 (42.52%) MCSE
6 767 (37.88%) MS Excel
7 703 (34.72%) ITIL
8 701 (34.62%) VMware
9 698 (34.47%) MS Exchange
10 600 (29.63%) MS Office
11 560 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 504 (24.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 491 (24.25%) Windows 7
14 473 (23.36%) MCSA
15 453 (22.37%) Citrix
16 436 (21.53%) SQL Server
17 422 (20.84%) Windows Server 2003
18 387 (19.11%) MCITP
19 379 (18.72%) TCP/IP
20 362 (17.88%) DNS
21 359 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2010
22 358 (17.68%) MCTS
23 349 (17.23%) Cisco
24 345 (17.04%) Windows Server 2012
25 342 (16.89%) Hyper-V
26 299 (14.77%) Cisco Certification
27 297 (14.67%) Degree
28 295 (14.57%) Firewall
29 294 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2007
30 286 (14.12%) SharePoint

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 698 (34.47%) MS Exchange
2 359 (17.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 294 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 286 (14.12%) SharePoint
5 218 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 183 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 127 (6.27%) IIS
8 120 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 118 (5.83%) Lync
10 82 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2000
11 61 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 55 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
13 32 (1.58%) IBM Notes
14 20 (0.99%) CMS
14 20 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
14 20 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
15 18 (0.89%) Apache
16 13 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
17 10 (0.49%) Commerce Server
18 8 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 767 (37.88%) MS Excel
2 600 (29.63%) MS Office
3 64 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.94%) InfoPath
5 13 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.35%) MS Project
7 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.15%) S-PLUS
8 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.099%) Revit
9 2 (0.099%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 56 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (0.30%) SalesLogix
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.25%) SAP Business One
5 4 (0.20%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.20%) Pivotal CRM
6 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.15%) Magento
6 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.099%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.049%) Agresso
8 1 (0.049%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 130 (6.42%) Office 365
2 64 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.30%) IaaS
4 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.20%) SaaS
6 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.099%) PaaS
7 2 (0.099%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 379 (18.72%) TCP/IP
2 362 (17.88%) DNS
3 295 (14.57%) Firewall
4 277 (13.68%) DHCP
5 232 (11.46%) VPN
6 211 (10.42%) LAN
7 204 (10.07%) SAN
8 197 (9.73%) WAN
9 123 (6.07%) Internet
10 113 (5.58%) VoIP
11 75 (3.70%) VLAN
12 72 (3.56%) Wireless
13 51 (2.52%) Wi-Fi
14 45 (2.22%) NAS
15 38 (1.88%) NetScaler
16 35 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
17 32 (1.58%) Network Security
18 31 (1.53%) MPLS
19 28 (1.38%) IP Telephony
20 27 (1.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 436 (21.53%) SQL Server
2 112 (5.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 52 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 33 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
7 32 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (1.48%) Relational Database
9 29 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 17 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (0.74%) MS Access
13 13 (0.64%) DB2
13 13 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
14 11 (0.54%) MySQL
14 11 (0.54%) Ingres
14 11 (0.54%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.54%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.54%) Informix
15 7 (0.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 74 (3.65%) NUnit
2 72 (3.56%) Moq
3 67 (3.31%) Rhino Mocks
4 38 (1.88%) Visual Studio
5 28 (1.38%) MSTest
6 22 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.59%) MSI
8 8 (0.40%) Serena SBM
9 7 (0.35%) Subversion
10 4 (0.20%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.15%) Ant
12 2 (0.099%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.099%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.099%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.049%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.049%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.049%) RequisitePro
13 1 (0.049%) Grunt
13 1 (0.049%) JIRA
13 1 (0.049%) ReSharper
General
1 192 (9.48%) Finance
2 63 (3.11%) Telecoms
3 44 (2.17%) Legal
4 42 (2.07%) Law
5 36 (1.78%) Banking
6 33 (1.63%) Retail
7 28 (1.38%) Games
7 28 (1.38%) Advertising
8 26 (1.28%) Marketing
9 20 (0.99%) Back Office
10 19 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.59%) Electronics
12 11 (0.54%) Publishing
12 11 (0.54%) Local Government
13 9 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.40%) Music Industry
15 7 (0.35%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.30%) Front Office
17 5 (0.25%) German Language
18 4 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 514 (25.38%) Analyst
2 442 (21.83%) Support Engineer
3 251 (12.40%) Support Analyst
4 209 (10.32%) IT Support
5 191 (9.43%) Developer
6 178 (8.79%) Service Analyst
7 175 (8.64%) Service Desk Analyst
8 173 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support
9 157 (7.75%) Consultant
10 139 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 126 (6.22%) .NET Developer
12 113 (5.58%) 3rd Line Support
13 103 (5.09%) Desktop Support
14 98 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
15 93 (4.59%) IT Support Engineer
16 92 (4.54%) Technical Support
17 88 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 74 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 74 (3.65%) Team Leader
19 71 (3.51%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (12.49%) .NET
2 197 (9.73%) ASP.NET
3 122 (6.02%) HTML
4 118 (5.83%) .NET Framework
5 107 (5.28%) WCF
6 91 (4.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 73 (3.60%) CSS
8 60 (2.96%) WPF
9 58 (2.86%) Ajax
10 46 (2.27%) NHibernate
11 43 (2.12%) jQuery
12 41 (2.02%) XML
12 41 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 38 (1.88%) Razor View Engine
14 36 (1.78%) LINQ
15 35 (1.73%) HTML5
16 32 (1.58%) Web Services
17 31 (1.53%) WinForms
18 28 (1.38%) Unity DI Container
19 25 (1.23%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 256 (12.64%) Blackberry
2 180 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (5.43%) Clustering
4 95 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 62 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 54 (2.67%) iPhone
7 34 (1.68%) Smartphone
8 30 (1.48%) iPad
9 28 (1.38%) Mathematics
9 28 (1.38%) Replication
10 27 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 27 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
11 18 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (0.74%) PDA
13 13 (0.64%) User Experience
14 11 (0.54%) LIMS
15 9 (0.44%) Thin Client
15 9 (0.44%) Fat Client
16 8 (0.40%) Open Source
16 8 (0.40%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1510 (74.57%) Windows
2 560 (27.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 491 (24.25%) Windows 7
4 422 (20.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 345 (17.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 274 (13.53%) Windows XP
7 173 (8.54%) Windows 8
8 159 (7.85%) Linux
9 72 (3.56%) UNIX
10 61 (3.01%) Windows Vista
11 47 (2.32%) Android
12 42 (2.07%) Mac OS X
13 37 (1.83%) Mac OS
14 22 (1.09%) Apple iOS
15 20 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (0.94%) Windows 2000
17 16 (0.79%) CentOS
18 11 (0.54%) Windows Phone
18 11 (0.54%) Debian
19 8 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (34.72%) ITIL
2 159 (7.85%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (7.56%) Service Delivery
4 151 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 124 (6.12%) Service Management
6 118 (5.83%) MVC
7 105 (5.19%) Mentoring
8 100 (4.94%) Scrum
9 90 (4.44%) Change Control
10 88 (4.35%) Incident Management
11 83 (4.10%) TDD
11 83 (4.10%) CRM
12 79 (3.90%) Coaching
13 76 (3.75%) Project Management
14 73 (3.60%) Change Management
15 72 (3.56%) Web Application Development
16 69 (3.41%) Migration
17 68 (3.36%) PRINCE2
17 68 (3.36%) Asset Management
18 67 (3.31%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 264 (13.04%) SQL
2 234 (11.56%) C#
3 151 (7.46%) PowerShell
4 83 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 52 (2.57%) C
6 38 (1.88%) T-SQL
7 33 (1.63%) VBScript
8 29 (1.43%) VB
9 28 (1.38%) VB.NET
10 8 (0.40%) VBA
11 6 (0.30%) PHP
11 6 (0.30%) C++
11 6 (0.30%) Java
12 3 (0.15%) Perl
12 3 (0.15%) Python
13 2 (0.099%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.099%) VB6
14 1 (0.049%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.049%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1353 (66.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 861 (42.52%) MCSE
3 473 (23.36%) MCSA
4 387 (19.11%) MCITP
5 358 (17.68%) MCTS
6 299 (14.77%) Cisco Certification
7 297 (14.67%) Degree
8 267 (13.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 259 (12.79%) CCNA
10 140 (6.91%) Security Cleared
11 136 (6.72%) MCSD
12 115 (5.68%) SC Cleared
13 104 (5.14%) Citrix Certification
14 100 (4.94%) MCAD
15 89 (4.40%) A+ Certification
16 88 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
17 86 (4.25%) MCDST
18 83 (4.10%) CCNP
19 68 (3.36%) CCA
20 43 (2.12%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (13.09%) SLA
2 70 (3.46%) ISO 9001
3 30 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.94%) QA
5 10 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.30%) COBIT
8 2 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.049%) HL7
9 1 (0.049%) DICOM
System Software
1 921 (45.48%) Active Directory
2 504 (24.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 342 (16.89%) Hyper-V
4 183 (9.04%) XenApp
5 111 (5.48%) VMware ESX
6 93 (4.59%) XenDesktop
7 72 (3.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 68 (3.36%) vSphere
9 59 (2.91%) Terminal Services
10 56 (2.77%) VMware ESXi
11 26 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 26 (1.28%) XenServer
12 24 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
13 18 (0.89%) VMware Server
13 18 (0.89%) UAG
14 15 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
15 11 (0.54%) ISA Server
15 11 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.35%) Terminal Server
17 5 (0.25%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 185 (9.14%) SCCM
2 71 (3.51%) Backup Exec
3 60 (2.96%) SCOM
4 44 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 29 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 27 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 24 (1.19%) WMI
8 22 (1.09%) XenMobile
9 18 (0.89%) WSUS
9 18 (0.89%) ARCserve
10 16 (0.79%) OpenView
10 16 (0.79%) Tivoli
11 14 (0.69%) Nagios
12 13 (0.64%) Opsview
13 10 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 8 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 6 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
15 6 (0.30%) SCVMM
16 5 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
16 5 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1501 (74.12%) Microsoft
2 701 (34.62%) VMware
3 453 (22.37%) Citrix
4 349 (17.23%) Cisco
5 190 (9.38%) HP
6 144 (7.11%) Apple
7 124 (6.12%) Symantec
8 83 (4.10%) Dell
9 78 (3.85%) NetApp
10 64 (3.16%) Oracle
11 62 (3.06%) EMC
12 53 (2.62%) McAfee
13 52 (2.57%) SAP
14 44 (2.17%) Juniper
15 41 (2.02%) IBM
16 37 (1.83%) CheckPoint
17 34 (1.68%) Mitel
18 33 (1.63%) Lotus
18 33 (1.63%) Veeam
19 32 (1.58%) Red Hat
City, London
Red10
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + good bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Media Math Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £22k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £21000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £17,000-£18,000pa + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22500 - £23000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £22500 - £23000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Integrated Talent Solutions
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits Depending on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
EXCELerate
Salary: £35k to £40k DOE, Corporate Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + travel + expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
Sunbury-On-Thames, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefts package
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago