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

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 315 172 164
Rank change year-on-year
-143 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCP 968 1787 2018
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 1.68% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 6.24% 5.95%
Number of salaries quoted 856 1678 1849
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,700 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-20.80% +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
30846 28630 33892
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 26.93% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 24022 23340 28574
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -138 928 £30,000 -20.00% 113
London -170 279 £34,500 -13.75% 30
South East -107 211 £26,500 -33.75% 32
South West +9 105 £32,500 -7.14% 12
North West -47 91 £23,500 -32.85% 8
City of London +10 88 £37,500 +10.29% 12
East of England -54 74 £37,500 - 11
East Midlands -57 57 £27,000 -28.00% 8
Yorkshire -53 56 £27,025 -19.32% 6
Hampshire +6 55 £21,500 -33.84% 10
Surrey -61 54 £32,500 -18.75% 10
Berkshire -27 52 £35,000 - 5
Manchester -10 47 £29,000 -14.70% 5
West Midlands -76 46 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Northamptonshire -13 42 £27,000 -22.85% 6
Bristol +18 41 £35,000 +27.27% 5
Reading +6 35 £35,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire -2 35 £37,500 - 5
Cheshire -34 33 £23,500 -37.33% 3
Northampton -5 30 £27,000 -22.85% 3
Cambridge -4 29 £37,500 - 4
Warrington -15 27 £23,500 -41.25% 1
Birmingham -29 27 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire -49 26 £30,000 -1.63% 2
Wiltshire +5 22 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Dorset +10 21 £31,000 -11.42% 1
Hertfordshire -19 19 £43,750 +45.83% 3
Swindon +13 18 £31,500 -33.68% 1
Fareham +11 18 £18,250 -18.88% 1
Bournemouth +10 18 £36,000 -24.21% 1

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1741 (76.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 1563 (68.82%) Microsoft
3 1509 (66.45%) Windows
4 857 (37.74%) MCSE
5 848 (37.34%) Active Directory
6 842 (37.08%) SQL Server
7 734 (32.32%) MS Excel
8 666 (29.33%) MS Exchange
9 663 (29.19%) VMware
10 651 (28.67%) MCTS
11 620 (27.30%) .NET
11 620 (27.30%) ITIL
12 596 (26.24%) C#
13 589 (25.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 516 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
15 510 (22.46%) ASP.NET
16 492 (21.66%) MCSD
17 460 (20.26%) MCAD
18 452 (19.90%) MS Office
19 451 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
20 444 (19.55%) Windows 7
21 439 (19.33%) MVC
22 436 (19.20%) Windows Server 2003
23 427 (18.80%) MCSA
24 426 (18.76%) TDD
25 416 (18.32%) Citrix
26 413 (18.19%) ASP.NET MVC
27 407 (17.92%) WCF
28 372 (16.38%) TCP/IP
29 363 (15.98%) Scrum

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 666 (29.33%) MS Exchange
2 328 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 303 (13.34%) SharePoint
4 260 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 177 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 166 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 157 (6.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 97 (4.27%) IIS
9 90 (3.96%) Lync
10 85 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2000
11 70 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 48 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
13 37 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
14 29 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
15 28 (1.23%) CMS
16 26 (1.14%) Node.js
17 24 (1.06%) IBM Notes
18 16 (0.70%) Tomcat
19 12 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
20 10 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 734 (32.32%) MS Excel
2 452 (19.90%) MS Office
3 51 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.48%) MS Project
6 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.088%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.088%) SketchUp
7 2 (0.088%) Revit
8 1 (0.044%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 29 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.31%) SAP Business One
2 7 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.31%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.13%) Sage 200
5 2 (0.088%) Agresso
5 2 (0.088%) Magento
5 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.088%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.044%) SalesLogix
6 1 (0.044%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.044%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.044%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.044%) Summit
6 1 (0.044%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.044%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 100 (4.40%) Office 365
2 47 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.66%) IaaS
4 9 (0.40%) SaaS
5 7 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.044%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.044%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 372 (16.38%) TCP/IP
2 328 (14.44%) DNS
3 253 (11.14%) Firewall
4 247 (10.88%) DHCP
5 200 (8.81%) VPN
6 194 (8.54%) SAN
7 186 (8.19%) LAN
8 184 (8.10%) Internet
9 173 (7.62%) WAN
10 90 (3.96%) VoIP
11 63 (2.77%) Wireless
12 51 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
13 44 (1.94%) NAS
14 39 (1.72%) Network Security
15 36 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
16 35 (1.54%) VLAN
17 29 (1.28%) ADSL
18 28 (1.23%) Broadband
19 25 (1.10%) HTTP
20 21 (0.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 842 (37.08%) SQL Server
2 314 (13.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 115 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 60 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 57 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (1.54%) MySQL
7 33 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
8 32 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
11 15 (0.66%) MS Access
12 14 (0.62%) Relational Database
12 14 (0.62%) NoSQL
13 13 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (0.44%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.35%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.31%) QlikView
17 4 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
18 3 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
18 3 (0.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 363 (15.98%) NUnit
2 338 (14.88%) Rhino Mocks
3 242 (10.66%) Moq
4 120 (5.28%) Subversion
5 113 (4.98%) MSTest
6 48 (2.11%) Visual Studio
7 42 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (1.19%) Git (software)
9 8 (0.35%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (0.26%) MSBuild
10 6 (0.26%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.18%) Serena SBM
11 4 (0.18%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.13%) MSI
13 2 (0.088%) NCover
13 2 (0.088%) FxCop
13 2 (0.088%) MyEclipse
13 2 (0.088%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.088%) Grunt
General
1 283 (12.46%) Finance
2 112 (4.93%) Banking
3 98 (4.32%) Games
4 69 (3.04%) Law
5 66 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 65 (2.86%) Legal
7 49 (2.16%) Retail
8 39 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 35 (1.54%) Marketing
10 34 (1.50%) Music Industry
11 32 (1.41%) Advertising
11 32 (1.41%) Investment Banking
12 31 (1.37%) Back Office
13 13 (0.57%) German Language
14 10 (0.44%) Publishing
15 9 (0.40%) Electronics
16 7 (0.31%) French Language
16 7 (0.31%) Billing
17 5 (0.22%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 559 (24.61%) Developer
2 440 (19.37%) Analyst
3 421 (18.54%) .NET Developer
4 385 (16.95%) Support Engineer
5 233 (10.26%) Support Analyst
6 192 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 163 (7.18%) C# Developer
8 159 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 145 (6.38%) IT Support
10 141 (6.21%) Service Analyst
11 134 (5.90%) Service Desk Analyst
12 133 (5.86%) C# .NET Developer
13 114 (5.02%) Consultant
14 107 (4.71%) Administrator
15 105 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 92 (4.05%) Technical Support
17 89 (3.92%) Team Leader
18 87 (3.83%) ASP.NET Developer
18 87 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
18 87 (3.83%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 620 (27.30%) .NET
2 510 (22.46%) ASP.NET
3 413 (18.19%) ASP.NET MVC
4 407 (17.92%) WCF
5 352 (15.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 300 (13.21%) WPF
7 290 (12.77%) Razor View Engine
8 254 (11.18%) NHibernate
9 214 (9.42%) Castle Windsor
10 193 (8.50%) HTML
11 170 (7.49%) .NET Framework
12 163 (7.18%) WinForms
13 153 (6.74%) Ajax
14 145 (6.38%) CSS
15 135 (5.94%) LINQ
16 131 (5.77%) HTML5
17 124 (5.46%) Ninject
18 123 (5.42%) Unity DI Container
19 111 (4.89%) Spring.NET
20 103 (4.54%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 238 (10.48%) Blackberry
2 143 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
3 120 (5.28%) Clustering
4 119 (5.24%) Inversion of Control
5 73 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 67 (2.95%) Computer Science
7 62 (2.73%) iPhone
8 54 (2.38%) Client/Server
9 50 (2.20%) Tandem
10 36 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 35 (1.54%) iPad
12 22 (0.97%) Replication
12 22 (0.97%) N-Tier
12 22 (0.97%) Streaming Music
13 21 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
14 20 (0.88%) LIMS
15 18 (0.79%) Thin Client
15 18 (0.79%) Mathematics
15 18 (0.79%) Fat Client
16 14 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1509 (66.45%) Windows
2 589 (25.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 444 (19.55%) Windows 7
4 436 (19.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 303 (13.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 274 (12.07%) Windows XP
7 180 (7.93%) Linux
8 168 (7.40%) Windows 8
9 76 (3.35%) UNIX
10 64 (2.82%) Windows Vista
11 60 (2.64%) Mac OS X
12 45 (1.98%) Android
13 36 (1.59%) Mac OS
14 35 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (0.97%) Windows 2000
16 14 (0.62%) CentOS
17 13 (0.57%) Windows Phone
18 11 (0.48%) Solaris
18 11 (0.48%) Debian
19 10 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 620 (27.30%) ITIL
2 516 (22.72%) Agile Software Development
3 439 (19.33%) MVC
4 426 (18.76%) TDD
5 363 (15.98%) Scrum
6 351 (15.46%) Web Application Development
7 240 (10.57%) Kanban
8 184 (8.10%) BDD
9 144 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 126 (5.55%) Dependency Injection
11 125 (5.50%) MVVM
12 124 (5.46%) Service Delivery
13 119 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
14 117 (5.15%) OO
15 101 (4.45%) Service Management
16 92 (4.05%) Change Control
17 85 (3.74%) Change Management
18 84 (3.70%) Configuration Management
19 82 (3.61%) Incident Management
20 79 (3.48%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 596 (26.24%) C#
2 337 (14.84%) SQL
3 150 (6.61%) PowerShell
4 145 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 82 (3.61%) VB.NET
6 75 (3.30%) VB
7 70 (3.08%) T-SQL
8 42 (1.85%) VBScript
8 42 (1.85%) C
9 17 (0.75%) VBA
10 16 (0.70%) C++
11 13 (0.57%) Ruby
12 11 (0.48%) PHP
13 9 (0.40%) Java
14 7 (0.31%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.22%) Delphi
16 2 (0.088%) Python
16 2 (0.088%) LINC
17 1 (0.044%) Lua
17 1 (0.044%) R
Qualifications
1 1741 (76.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 857 (37.74%) MCSE
3 651 (28.67%) MCTS
4 492 (21.66%) MCSD
5 460 (20.26%) MCAD
6 427 (18.80%) MCSA
7 357 (15.72%) MCITP
8 341 (15.02%) Degree
9 307 (13.52%) Cisco Certification
10 287 (12.64%) CCNA
11 240 (10.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 144 (6.34%) Security Cleared
13 122 (5.37%) SC Cleared
14 90 (3.96%) A+ Certification
15 72 (3.17%) MCDST
16 71 (3.13%) CCNP
17 65 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
18 56 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
19 46 (2.03%) CCA
20 37 (1.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (10.08%) SLA
2 36 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 24 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.84%) QA
5 9 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.088%) COBIT
System Software
1 848 (37.34%) Active Directory
2 451 (19.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 296 (13.03%) Hyper-V
4 147 (6.47%) XenApp
5 111 (4.89%) VMware ESX
6 71 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 62 (2.73%) Terminal Services
8 47 (2.07%) vSphere
9 43 (1.89%) XenDesktop
10 34 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
11 28 (1.23%) UAG
12 20 (0.88%) XenServer
13 17 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 17 (0.75%) ISA Server
13 17 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
14 16 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
15 14 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
16 10 (0.44%) Terminal Server
17 9 (0.40%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.40%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 177 (7.79%) SCCM
2 70 (3.08%) Backup Exec
3 61 (2.69%) SCOM
4 41 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 31 (1.37%) NetBackup
6 26 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 23 (1.01%) ARCserve
8 18 (0.79%) WSUS
9 15 (0.66%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (0.26%) Puppet
12 6 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
13 5 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
13 5 (0.22%) OpenView
14 4 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
14 4 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 3 (0.13%) XenMobile
15 3 (0.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1563 (68.82%) Microsoft
2 663 (29.19%) VMware
3 416 (18.32%) Citrix
4 341 (15.02%) Cisco
5 165 (7.27%) HP
6 136 (5.99%) Symantec
7 113 (4.98%) Apple
8 77 (3.39%) Dell
9 76 (3.35%) Oracle
10 58 (2.55%) NetApp
11 54 (2.38%) McAfee
12 50 (2.20%) IBM
13 48 (2.11%) Red Hat
14 43 (1.89%) SAP
15 35 (1.54%) Sophos
16 32 (1.41%) Remedy
17 31 (1.37%) CheckPoint
18 29 (1.28%) Altiris
18 29 (1.28%) EMC
18 29 (1.28%) Juniper
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + GREAT BONUS, TRAINING
Posted: 6 hours ago
Devon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + on call allowance
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £25,000 per annum £25,000 + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
South East London
FT Select
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £23,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
set2recruit
Salary: £35000 - £70000 Per Annum bonus and car scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £21000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday