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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 300 238 168
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -70
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1024 1397 1876
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 1.17% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.39% 4.30% 5.99%
Number of salaries quoted 871 1248 1756
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%

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
30242 32451 31307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.45% 27.20% 27.95%
Number of salaries quoted 23623 25965 25244
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -59 991 £31,250 -10.71% 96
London -68 339 £35,500 -11.25% 36
South East +4 295 £28,000 -20.00% 21
East of England -5 107 £30,000 -20.00% 9
City of London +81 91 £47,500 +28.37% 8
North West -29 88 £32,500 - 7
Surrey +9 72 £28,000 -25.33% 9
Berkshire -15 66 £31,250 +4.16% 4
Hampshire +13 57 £24,000 -20.00% 4
Manchester -6 55 £27,750 -14.61% 5
South West -43 50 £37,500 +54.63% 8
Yorkshire -1 45 £29,900 -0.33% 4
Buckinghamshire +25 42 £50,000 - 2
Reading +4 42 £23,579 -3.75% 3
East Midlands -33 42 £23,500 -39.74% 2
Woking +22 34 £24,250 -44.57% 1
Hertfordshire -3 32 £31,000 -8.14% 2
West Yorkshire +18 29 £30,000 -4.76% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 25 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands -34 25 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Cambridge +14 24 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Cheshire -19 22 £33,500 -4.28% 2
High Wycombe +18 20 £55,000 +57.14%
Suffolk +15 20 £22,000 -51.11%
Dorset +3 18 £37,500 +59.57% 4
Bournemouth +3 18 £37,500 +66.66% 4
Birmingham -26 18 £37,500 +17.18% 3
Leeds +10 17 £34,000 -2.85%
Southampton 0 17 £19,000 -28.30% 1
Hemel Hempstead -17 17 £31,000 -22.50% 1

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1607 (76.23%) Microsoft
2 1546 (73.34%) Windows
3 1450 (68.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1038 (49.24%) Active Directory
5 852 (40.42%) MCSE
6 782 (37.10%) MS Excel
7 731 (34.68%) ITIL
8 661 (31.36%) MS Exchange
9 648 (30.74%) MS Office
10 645 (30.60%) VMware
11 561 (26.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 531 (25.19%) Windows 7
13 507 (24.05%) SQL Server
14 483 (22.91%) MCSA
15 446 (21.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 432 (20.49%) Citrix
17 388 (18.41%) Windows Server 2012
18 375 (17.79%) MCITP
19 373 (17.69%) Cisco
20 356 (16.89%) Windows Server 2003
21 352 (16.70%) Hyper-V
22 333 (15.80%) SQL
23 323 (15.32%) Exchange Server 2010
24 321 (15.23%) DNS
25 311 (14.75%) TCP/IP
26 306 (14.52%) HP
27 299 (14.18%) Degree
28 286 (13.57%) Cisco Certification
29 278 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
30 271 (12.86%) SCCM

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 661 (31.36%) MS Exchange
2 323 (15.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 248 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 194 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 166 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 140 (6.64%) IIS
7 135 (6.40%) Lync
8 113 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 75 (3.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 67 (3.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 65 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
12 33 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2000
13 30 (1.42%) IBM Notes
14 23 (1.09%) CMS
14 23 (1.09%) Office Communications Server
15 18 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (0.76%) Commerce Server
17 14 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
17 14 (0.66%) Apache
18 7 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 782 (37.10%) MS Excel
2 648 (30.74%) MS Office
3 82 (3.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.90%) InfoPath
5 17 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.38%) S-PLUS
7 6 (0.28%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.14%) MS Project
9 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.095%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.095%) Revit
10 1 (0.047%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.047%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 61 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.095%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.095%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.047%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.047%) Pivotal CRM
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.047%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.047%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.047%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.047%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 174 (8.25%) Office 365
2 62 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.43%) SaaS
5 7 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.33%) IaaS
5 7 (0.33%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.19%) Yammer
7 2 (0.095%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.095%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 321 (15.23%) DNS
2 311 (14.75%) TCP/IP
3 269 (12.76%) Firewall
4 267 (12.67%) DHCP
5 234 (11.10%) SAN
6 232 (11.01%) LAN
7 219 (10.39%) WAN
8 200 (9.49%) VPN
9 131 (6.21%) Internet
10 125 (5.93%) VoIP
11 71 (3.37%) Wireless
12 66 (3.13%) NAS
13 65 (3.08%) VLAN
14 38 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
15 33 (1.57%) Network Security
16 27 (1.28%) ADSL
17 25 (1.19%) IP Telephony
18 23 (1.09%) NetScaler
19 22 (1.04%) Extranet
20 21 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 119 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 53 (2.51%) Relational Database
7 48 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 43 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (1.19%) MS Access
10 25 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
10 25 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 15 (0.71%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.62%) MySQL
13 11 (0.52%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.47%) Sybase ASA
14 10 (0.47%) SQL Anywhere
14 10 (0.47%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.47%) Star Schema
15 9 (0.43%) Informix
Development Applications
1 73 (3.46%) Visual Studio
2 51 (2.42%) NUnit
3 42 (1.99%) Rhino Mocks
4 29 (1.38%) Moq
5 27 (1.28%) MSI
6 24 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (0.85%) Subversion
8 16 (0.76%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.76%) Log4Net
9 6 (0.28%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.24%) MSTest
11 4 (0.19%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.19%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (0.14%) Ant
12 3 (0.14%) JIRA
13 2 (0.095%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.095%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.095%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.095%) Git (software)
General
1 256 (12.14%) Finance
2 81 (3.84%) Banking
3 58 (2.75%) Retail
4 56 (2.66%) Financial Institution
4 56 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 55 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 54 (2.56%) Front Office
7 50 (2.37%) Legal
8 41 (1.94%) Marketing
9 28 (1.33%) Law
10 26 (1.23%) Games
11 21 (1.00%) Back Office
12 19 (0.90%) Advertising
12 19 (0.90%) Electronics
13 12 (0.57%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.38%) Publishing
15 6 (0.28%) Local Government
15 6 (0.28%) Automotive
16 5 (0.24%) Billing
16 5 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 567 (26.90%) Analyst
2 446 (21.16%) Support Engineer
3 297 (14.09%) Support Analyst
4 236 (11.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 210 (9.96%) IT Support
6 190 (9.01%) Desktop Support
7 171 (8.11%) Service Analyst
8 159 (7.54%) Service Desk Analyst
9 156 (7.40%) Developer
10 155 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 138 (6.55%) Consultant
12 119 (5.65%) 3rd Line Support
13 111 (5.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 108 (5.12%) Desktop Analyst
14 108 (5.12%) 1st Line Support
15 105 (4.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 95 (4.51%) .NET Developer
17 88 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
18 81 (3.84%) Technical Support
19 75 (3.56%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (10.77%) .NET
2 183 (8.68%) ASP.NET
3 142 (6.74%) .NET Framework
4 134 (6.36%) HTML
5 91 (4.32%) WCF
6 90 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 88 (4.17%) XML
8 87 (4.13%) CSS
9 71 (3.37%) jQuery
10 66 (3.13%) NHibernate
11 56 (2.66%) Ajax
12 53 (2.51%) Web Services
13 50 (2.37%) LINQ
13 50 (2.37%) Entity Framework
14 38 (1.80%) ADO.NET
15 36 (1.71%) WF
16 34 (1.61%) WPF
17 26 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC 2
18 25 (1.19%) XSLT
19 24 (1.14%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 278 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
2 249 (11.81%) Blackberry
3 106 (5.03%) Management Information System
4 98 (4.65%) Clustering
5 78 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 52 (2.47%) Client/Server
7 36 (1.71%) iPhone
8 33 (1.57%) Fat Client
8 33 (1.57%) Thin Client
9 31 (1.47%) Replication
10 29 (1.38%) iPad
11 23 (1.09%) 3D Printing
11 23 (1.09%) Mathematics
12 22 (1.04%) Smartphone
13 21 (1.00%) Pocket PC
14 13 (0.62%) Statistics
15 11 (0.52%) PMI
15 11 (0.52%) NHS
15 11 (0.52%) PDA
15 11 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1546 (73.34%) Windows
2 561 (26.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 531 (25.19%) Windows 7
4 388 (18.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 356 (16.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 232 (11.01%) Windows XP
7 185 (8.78%) Windows 8
8 144 (6.83%) Linux
9 84 (3.98%) UNIX
10 63 (2.99%) Windows Vista
10 63 (2.99%) Apple iOS
11 62 (2.94%) Android
12 47 (2.23%) Mac OS
13 37 (1.76%) Mac OS X
14 22 (1.04%) Windows 2000
15 16 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (0.47%) Solaris
17 9 (0.43%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.33%) HPUX
18 7 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 731 (34.68%) ITIL
2 197 (9.35%) Service Management
3 161 (7.64%) Service Delivery
4 139 (6.59%) Project Management
5 131 (6.21%) Mentoring
6 117 (5.55%) Agile Software Development
7 100 (4.74%) MVC
8 93 (4.41%) Migration
9 82 (3.89%) Incident Management
10 79 (3.75%) CRM
11 77 (3.65%) Problem Management
12 76 (3.61%) Change Management
13 72 (3.42%) PRINCE2
14 71 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
15 67 (3.18%) Business Continuity
16 66 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
17 65 (3.08%) Scrum
18 64 (3.04%) Time Management
19 61 (2.89%) Asset Management
19 61 (2.89%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 333 (15.80%) SQL
2 209 (9.91%) C#
3 145 (6.88%) PowerShell
4 108 (5.12%) JavaScript
5 85 (4.03%) T-SQL
6 49 (2.32%) C
7 32 (1.52%) VB
8 28 (1.33%) VBScript
9 26 (1.23%) Java
10 25 (1.19%) C++
11 21 (1.00%) Objective-C
12 18 (0.85%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.28%) Python
13 6 (0.28%) VBA
13 6 (0.28%) Perl
13 6 (0.28%) PHP
14 5 (0.24%) VB6
14 5 (0.24%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.19%) Ruby
16 3 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1450 (68.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 852 (40.42%) MCSE
3 483 (22.91%) MCSA
4 375 (17.79%) MCITP
5 299 (14.18%) Degree
6 286 (13.57%) Cisco Certification
7 246 (11.67%) CCNA
8 245 (11.62%) MCTS
9 214 (10.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 162 (7.69%) Security Cleared
11 128 (6.07%) A+ Certification
12 102 (4.84%) Citrix Certification
13 100 (4.74%) MCDST
14 94 (4.46%) SC Cleared
15 89 (4.22%) ITIL Certification
16 88 (4.17%) MCSD
17 74 (3.51%) DV Cleared
18 69 (3.27%) CCA
19 58 (2.75%) CCNP
20 47 (2.23%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 260 (12.33%) SLA
2 41 (1.94%) ISO 9001
3 27 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.04%) QA
5 20 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.28%) HL7
8 5 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 5 (0.24%) GMP
9 3 (0.14%) DICOM
10 2 (0.095%) COBIT
10 2 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1038 (49.24%) Active Directory
2 446 (21.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 352 (16.70%) Hyper-V
4 172 (8.16%) XenApp
5 123 (5.83%) XenDesktop
6 90 (4.27%) vSphere
7 53 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 48 (2.28%) VMware ESX
9 44 (2.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 43 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
11 37 (1.76%) VMware Server
11 37 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 32 (1.52%) XenServer
13 31 (1.47%) Terminal Services
14 11 (0.52%) ISA Server
15 10 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.33%) Firmware
16 7 (0.33%) UAG
17 4 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 271 (12.86%) SCCM
2 69 (3.27%) Backup Exec
3 67 (3.18%) SCOM
4 31 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 30 (1.42%) WMI
6 29 (1.38%) WSUS
7 28 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 27 (1.28%) Nagios
9 25 (1.19%) NetBackup
10 23 (1.09%) Opsview
11 19 (0.90%) XenMobile
12 15 (0.71%) SCVMM
13 14 (0.66%) OpenView
14 11 (0.52%) ARCserve
15 10 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
16 8 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 8 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
17 6 (0.28%) Sysprep
18 5 (0.24%) AirWatch
19 4 (0.19%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1607 (76.23%) Microsoft
2 645 (30.60%) VMware
3 432 (20.49%) Citrix
4 373 (17.69%) Cisco
5 306 (14.52%) HP
6 119 (5.65%) Apple
7 98 (4.65%) Dell
8 91 (4.32%) Symantec
9 88 (4.17%) Oracle
10 66 (3.13%) ServiceNow
11 59 (2.80%) EMC
12 58 (2.75%) Veeam
13 47 (2.23%) SonicWALL
14 45 (2.13%) NetApp
14 45 (2.13%) AppSense
15 42 (1.99%) Sybase
16 39 (1.85%) LANDesk
17 38 (1.80%) Sophos
18 36 (1.71%) IBM
19 34 (1.61%) SAP
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: car, bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits and bonus package
Posted: 14 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
My Dentist
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + Superb training
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Connect Support Services Ltd
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits + Car
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + £6,600 car allowance + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45k - £55k per annum + 25 days holiday, 5% Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Harvey Nash Plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
ninesharp
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Horley, Surrey
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum OTE £70,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Weybridge, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30-40,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago