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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 283 199 158
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -41
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1069 1515 1983
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 1.45% 1.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.71% 5.33% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 944 1369 1876
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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
28799 28422 31079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.66% 27.26% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23078 22323 26025
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 £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 28 January 2015 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 28 January 2015. 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 -72 1017 £32,500 -13.33% 130
London -44 407 £35,000 -12.50% 41
South East -62 267 £32,500 -7.14% 33
City of London +13 102 £44,500 -1.11% 8
Surrey -2 80 £36,000 -2.70% 6
East of England -60 77 £30,000 -25.00% 17
North West -42 74 £25,000 -28.57% 12
South West -29 69 £38,000 -5.00% 12
Yorkshire +12 68 £31,750 +2.41% 4
West Yorkshire +25 59 £31,500 -3.07% 2
Hampshire -12 48 £24,000 -4.00% 7
Berkshire -59 47 £43,000 +22.85% 9
Leeds +36 44 £30,500 -6.15% 1
East Midlands -67 38 £32,500 -8.45% 8
West Midlands -1 37 £40,000 +31.14% 2
West Sussex +13 32 £29,295 -2.35% 4
Cheshire -20 31 £23,500 -32.85% 4
Manchester -29 30 £27,500 -21.42% 7
Woking +25 28 £26,250 -7.89% 1
Wiltshire +5 27 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Birmingham -1 26 £52,500 +61.53% 1
Warrington -6 26 £20,750 -44.66%
Northamptonshire -20 26 £32,500 +15.55% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 25 £38,000 +44.76% 3
Hertfordshire -28 23 £23,500 -32.85% 5
Northampton -1 21 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Scotland +12 18 £33,750 +25.00% 3
Reading -33 17 £38,750 +29.16% 3
Suffolk +8 16 £17,500 -68.18% 3
Swindon +6 16 £41,250 +17.85%

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 1567 (74.98%) Windows
2 1554 (74.35%) Microsoft
3 1362 (65.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 988 (47.27%) Active Directory
5 879 (42.06%) MCSE
6 812 (38.85%) MS Excel
7 758 (36.27%) ITIL
8 720 (34.45%) VMware
9 714 (34.16%) MS Exchange
10 631 (30.19%) MS Office
11 563 (26.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 525 (25.12%) Windows 7
13 513 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
14 479 (22.92%) Citrix
15 465 (22.25%) MCSA
16 448 (21.44%) SQL Server
17 419 (20.05%) Windows Server 2003
18 392 (18.76%) Exchange Server 2010
19 387 (18.52%) TCP/IP
20 385 (18.42%) MCITP
21 375 (17.94%) DNS
22 363 (17.37%) Windows Server 2012
23 355 (16.99%) Hyper-V
24 352 (16.84%) Cisco
25 316 (15.12%) MCTS
26 297 (14.21%) Cisco Certification
27 295 (14.11%) DHCP
28 293 (14.02%) SharePoint
28 293 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2007
29 290 (13.88%) Firewall

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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
1 714 (34.16%) MS Exchange
2 392 (18.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 293 (14.02%) Exchange Server 2007
3 293 (14.02%) SharePoint
4 229 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 201 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 138 (6.60%) IIS
7 133 (6.36%) Lync
8 127 (6.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 85 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2000
10 75 (3.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 74 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 37 (1.77%) IBM Notes
13 25 (1.20%) CMS
14 24 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
15 20 (0.96%) Apache
16 18 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
17 17 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
18 12 (0.57%) Commerce Server
19 8 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 812 (38.85%) MS Excel
2 631 (30.19%) MS Office
3 75 (3.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.96%) InfoPath
5 14 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.38%) S-PLUS
7 7 (0.33%) MS Project
8 5 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.096%) Revit
11 2 (0.096%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 64 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
4 6 (0.29%) SalesLogix
5 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.19%) Pivotal CRM
5 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.14%) Magento
6 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.096%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.096%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.048%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 149 (7.13%) Office 365
2 68 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.24%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.24%) IaaS
5 2 (0.096%) SaaS
5 2 (0.096%) PaaS
6 1 (0.048%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.048%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 387 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 375 (17.94%) DNS
3 295 (14.11%) DHCP
4 290 (13.88%) Firewall
5 234 (11.20%) LAN
5 234 (11.20%) VPN
6 219 (10.48%) WAN
7 213 (10.19%) SAN
8 131 (6.27%) VoIP
9 115 (5.50%) Internet
10 88 (4.21%) Wireless
11 75 (3.59%) VLAN
12 51 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
13 43 (2.06%) NAS
14 35 (1.67%) NetScaler
15 33 (1.58%) MPLS
16 30 (1.44%) IP Telephony
17 28 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
18 26 (1.24%) Network Security
19 23 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (21.44%) SQL Server
2 122 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 33 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 30 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 26 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 26 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
10 20 (0.96%) MS Access
11 19 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (0.62%) MySQL
14 12 (0.57%) Data Mining
15 11 (0.53%) Ingres
15 11 (0.53%) Informix
15 11 (0.53%) DB2
16 10 (0.48%) RDBMS
17 7 (0.33%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 57 (2.73%) NUnit
2 48 (2.30%) Rhino Mocks
3 46 (2.20%) Moq
4 45 (2.15%) Visual Studio
5 23 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (0.81%) MSI
7 14 (0.67%) MSTest
8 13 (0.62%) Subversion
9 8 (0.38%) Serena SBM
10 7 (0.33%) Log4Net
10 7 (0.33%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.19%) Git (software)
12 3 (0.14%) Ant
13 2 (0.096%) CruiseControl
13 2 (0.096%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.096%) Jenkins
14 1 (0.048%) ReSharper
14 1 (0.048%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 203 (9.71%) Finance
2 69 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 47 (2.25%) Legal
4 46 (2.20%) Banking
5 37 (1.77%) Law
6 36 (1.72%) Retail
7 26 (1.24%) Games
8 25 (1.20%) Advertising
8 25 (1.20%) Marketing
9 21 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 21 (1.00%) Front Office
10 20 (0.96%) Electronics
11 18 (0.86%) Back Office
11 18 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.77%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.57%) Publishing
13 12 (0.57%) Local Government
14 3 (0.14%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.096%) German Language
15 2 (0.096%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 565 (27.03%) Analyst
2 460 (22.01%) Support Engineer
3 276 (13.21%) Support Analyst
4 230 (11.00%) IT Support
5 200 (9.57%) Service Analyst
6 195 (9.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 183 (8.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 164 (7.85%) Consultant
9 159 (7.61%) Developer
10 143 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 129 (6.17%) Desktop Support
12 125 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
13 111 (5.31%) 1st Line Support
14 101 (4.83%) IT Support Engineer
15 90 (4.31%) .NET Developer
16 84 (4.02%) Technical Support
17 77 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 76 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 70 (3.35%) Support Technician
20 69 (3.30%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (10.77%) .NET
2 173 (8.28%) ASP.NET
3 130 (6.22%) .NET Framework
4 126 (6.03%) HTML
5 89 (4.26%) WCF
6 84 (4.02%) CSS
7 75 (3.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 62 (2.97%) Ajax
9 50 (2.39%) jQuery
9 50 (2.39%) XML
10 44 (2.11%) NHibernate
11 42 (2.01%) LINQ
12 41 (1.96%) WPF
13 28 (1.34%) Web Services
14 27 (1.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 24 (1.15%) HTML5
16 17 (0.81%) ADO.NET
17 16 (0.77%) XSLT
17 16 (0.77%) WF
18 15 (0.72%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 289 (13.83%) Blackberry
2 202 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (5.65%) Clustering
4 99 (4.74%) Management Information System
5 56 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 54 (2.58%) iPhone
7 39 (1.87%) Smartphone
8 32 (1.53%) iPad
9 30 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.20%) Replication
10 25 (1.20%) Mathematics
11 15 (0.72%) PDA
12 14 (0.67%) 3D Printing
12 14 (0.67%) User Experience
13 11 (0.53%) Inversion of Control
14 10 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (0.43%) Fat Client
15 9 (0.43%) Thin Client
16 7 (0.33%) N-Tier
16 7 (0.33%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 1567 (74.98%) Windows
2 563 (26.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 525 (25.12%) Windows 7
4 419 (20.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 363 (17.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 274 (13.11%) Windows XP
7 179 (8.56%) Windows 8
8 144 (6.89%) Linux
9 70 (3.35%) UNIX
10 68 (3.25%) Windows Vista
11 56 (2.68%) Android
12 46 (2.20%) Mac OS
13 45 (2.15%) Mac OS X
14 37 (1.77%) Apple iOS
15 23 (1.10%) Windows 2000
16 19 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.48%) Windows Phone
17 10 (0.48%) Debian
18 9 (0.43%) CentOS
19 6 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (36.27%) ITIL
2 162 (7.75%) Service Delivery
3 153 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 151 (7.22%) Service Management
5 123 (5.89%) Agile Software Development
6 113 (5.41%) Mentoring
7 99 (4.74%) MVC
8 90 (4.31%) Project Management
9 87 (4.16%) CRM
10 86 (4.11%) Change Control
11 85 (4.07%) Incident Management
12 81 (3.88%) Coaching
13 74 (3.54%) Migration
14 73 (3.49%) PRINCE2
15 67 (3.21%) Scrum
16 64 (3.06%) Change Management
17 60 (2.87%) Problem Management
18 57 (2.73%) Asset Management
19 52 (2.49%) OO
19 52 (2.49%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 277 (13.25%) SQL
2 204 (9.76%) C#
3 173 (8.28%) PowerShell
4 88 (4.21%) JavaScript
5 56 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 51 (2.44%) C
7 30 (1.44%) VBScript
8 28 (1.34%) VB
9 23 (1.10%) VB.NET
10 6 (0.29%) VBA
10 6 (0.29%) C++
11 5 (0.24%) Java
11 5 (0.24%) PHP
11 5 (0.24%) VB6
12 3 (0.14%) Perl
13 2 (0.096%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.096%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.096%) Python
14 1 (0.048%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.048%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1362 (65.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 879 (42.06%) MCSE
3 465 (22.25%) MCSA
4 385 (18.42%) MCITP
5 316 (15.12%) MCTS
6 297 (14.21%) Cisco Certification
7 281 (13.44%) Degree
8 273 (13.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 253 (12.11%) CCNA
10 149 (7.13%) Security Cleared
11 129 (6.17%) SC Cleared
12 117 (5.60%) MCSD
13 114 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
14 104 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
15 101 (4.83%) A+ Certification
16 96 (4.59%) MCDST
17 80 (3.83%) CCNP
18 75 (3.59%) CCA
19 71 (3.40%) MCAD
20 43 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 283 (13.54%) SLA
2 66 (3.16%) ISO 9001
3 27 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.10%) QA
5 14 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.29%) COBIT
8 2 (0.096%) HL7
8 2 (0.096%) DICOM
8 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 988 (47.27%) Active Directory
2 513 (24.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 355 (16.99%) Hyper-V
4 213 (10.19%) XenApp
5 116 (5.55%) XenDesktop
6 113 (5.41%) VMware ESX
7 82 (3.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 81 (3.88%) vSphere
9 60 (2.87%) Terminal Services
10 57 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
11 37 (1.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 30 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
13 25 (1.20%) XenServer
14 22 (1.05%) VMware Server
15 16 (0.77%) UAG
16 9 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.29%) ISA Server
18 5 (0.24%) Xen
18 5 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 231 (11.05%) SCCM
2 78 (3.73%) Backup Exec
3 69 (3.30%) SCOM
4 49 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 39 (1.87%) NetBackup
6 33 (1.58%) WMI
6 33 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 26 (1.24%) XenMobile
8 24 (1.15%) WSUS
9 22 (1.05%) Nagios
10 21 (1.00%) ARCserve
10 21 (1.00%) OpenView
11 18 (0.86%) Opsview
12 14 (0.67%) Tivoli
13 13 (0.62%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 8 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
16 7 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
16 7 (0.33%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 1554 (74.35%) Microsoft
2 720 (34.45%) VMware
3 479 (22.92%) Citrix
4 352 (16.84%) Cisco
5 236 (11.29%) HP
6 157 (7.51%) Apple
7 135 (6.46%) Symantec
8 89 (4.26%) Dell
9 62 (2.97%) Oracle
10 61 (2.92%) EMC
11 59 (2.82%) NetApp
12 49 (2.34%) SAP
13 46 (2.20%) Veeam
14 45 (2.15%) Juniper
15 44 (2.11%) McAfee
16 38 (1.82%) Lotus
16 38 (1.82%) Mitel
17 35 (1.67%) IBM
18 34 (1.63%) Sophos
18 34 (1.63%) LANDesk
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £25000 - £28500 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: £23,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + + Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £65k, Car Allowance and corporate benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £24000 per annum + shift allowance
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
East London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
SCC
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension , Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £31000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £24k - 27k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: Yesterday