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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 291 232 169
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -63
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1080 1391 1821
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.24% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.66% 4.57% 6.00%
Number of salaries quoted 936 1264 1710
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £36,834
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.97%

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
29511 30422 30375
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.43% 27.17% 27.91%
Number of salaries quoted 23175 24158 24577
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -48 1041 £32,500 -7.14% 104
London -26 373 £35,000 -12.50% 35
South East -8 303 £30,000 -14.28% 23
City of London +81 114 £46,750 +26.35% 7
North West -17 100 £24,750 -23.84% 5
East of England -16 94 £32,750 -18.12% 9
Berkshire +2 76 £42,500 +39.34% 7
Surrey -7 66 £36,250 -3.33% 3
Yorkshire +6 64 £30,000 +0.16% 9
Hampshire +24 63 £24,000 -12.72% 7
South West -49 58 £40,000 +45.45% 9
Manchester -3 51 £24,750 -4.80% 3
West Yorkshire +21 47 £30,000 -4.76% 3
Reading +8 42 £30,000 +21.21% 6
East Midlands -37 41 £25,000 -34.21% 7
Buckinghamshire +13 33 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Leeds +26 32 £30,000 -14.28%
Hertfordshire +6 32 £31,000 -11.42% 3
Cheshire -13 31 £23,500 -35.17% 1
West Midlands -36 29 £36,250 +20.83% 5
West Sussex +21 25 £29,025 -3.25% 1
Warrington +1 25 £19,000 -49.33%
Suffolk +21 23 £22,016 -53.65%
Birmingham -8 22 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Woking -2 21 £25,000 -42.85%
Dorset -16 21 £40,000 +29.03% 2
Bournemouth -16 20 £40,000 +31.14% 2
East Sussex -3 17 £18,500 -27.45% 2
Brighton - 17 £18,500 -
Liverpool +19 16 £52,500 +59.09%

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1625 (75.69%) Microsoft
2 1597 (74.38%) Windows
3 1456 (67.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1045 (48.67%) Active Directory
5 890 (41.45%) MCSE
6 805 (37.49%) MS Excel
7 764 (35.58%) ITIL
8 695 (32.37%) MS Exchange
9 682 (31.77%) MS Office
10 665 (30.97%) VMware
11 562 (26.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 556 (25.90%) Windows 7
13 504 (23.47%) SQL Server
14 502 (23.38%) MCSA
15 470 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 448 (20.87%) Citrix
17 405 (18.86%) MCITP
18 381 (17.75%) Windows Server 2003
18 381 (17.75%) Cisco
19 364 (16.95%) Windows Server 2012
20 356 (16.58%) DNS
20 356 (16.58%) TCP/IP
21 351 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2010
22 336 (15.65%) Hyper-V
23 324 (15.09%) SQL
24 305 (14.21%) Cisco Certification
25 298 (13.88%) Degree
26 290 (13.51%) DHCP
27 289 (13.46%) SLA
28 286 (13.32%) SharePoint

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 695 (32.37%) MS Exchange
2 351 (16.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 286 (13.32%) SharePoint
4 220 (10.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 158 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 151 (7.03%) IIS
7 146 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 145 (6.75%) Lync
9 83 (3.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 81 (3.77%) SharePoint 2013
11 79 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 35 (1.63%) IBM Notes
13 34 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2000
14 26 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
15 25 (1.16%) CMS
16 24 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
17 18 (0.84%) Apache
18 16 (0.75%) Commerce Server
19 15 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
20 7 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 805 (37.49%) MS Excel
2 682 (31.77%) MS Office
3 79 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (1.21%) InfoPath
5 15 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.37%) S-PLUS
7 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.19%) MS Project
7 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.093%) Revit
8 2 (0.093%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.047%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 71 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
4 5 (0.23%) SalesLogix
5 4 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.19%) Pivotal CRM
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.093%) HiPortfolio
7 2 (0.093%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.047%) Magento
8 1 (0.047%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.047%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.047%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 171 (7.96%) Office 365
2 69 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.42%) SaaS
4 7 (0.33%) IaaS
4 7 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.23%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.19%) Yammer
7 2 (0.093%) PaaS
8 1 (0.047%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 356 (16.58%) TCP/IP
1 356 (16.58%) DNS
2 290 (13.51%) DHCP
3 269 (12.53%) Firewall
4 247 (11.50%) LAN
5 227 (10.57%) WAN
5 227 (10.57%) SAN
6 224 (10.43%) VPN
7 136 (6.33%) VoIP
8 132 (6.15%) Internet
9 80 (3.73%) Wireless
10 67 (3.12%) VLAN
11 59 (2.75%) NAS
12 40 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (1.54%) Network Security
14 32 (1.49%) NetScaler
15 29 (1.35%) IP Telephony
16 26 (1.21%) MPLS
17 25 (1.16%) ADSL
18 24 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (23.47%) SQL Server
2 128 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 68 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 52 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 52 (2.42%) Relational Database
6 45 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 24 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
11 23 (1.07%) MS Access
12 16 (0.75%) RDBMS
13 13 (0.61%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.56%) Informix
15 11 (0.51%) DB2
15 11 (0.51%) Ingres
15 11 (0.51%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.47%) MySQL
16 10 (0.47%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 67 (3.12%) Visual Studio
2 52 (2.42%) NUnit
3 41 (1.91%) Rhino Mocks
4 31 (1.44%) Moq
5 29 (1.35%) MSI
6 22 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (0.79%) Subversion
8 15 (0.70%) Log4Net
8 15 (0.70%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.33%) MSTest
10 5 (0.23%) Serena SBM
11 4 (0.19%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.19%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.14%) Ant
12 3 (0.14%) InstallShield
13 2 (0.093%) JIRA
13 2 (0.093%) CruiseControl
13 2 (0.093%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.093%) Git (software)
13 2 (0.093%) Jenkins
General
1 261 (12.16%) Finance
2 78 (3.63%) Banking
3 70 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 50 (2.33%) Front Office
5 49 (2.28%) Investment Banking
6 48 (2.24%) Financial Institution
7 47 (2.19%) Legal
8 46 (2.14%) Retail
9 33 (1.54%) Advertising
10 26 (1.21%) Games
11 19 (0.88%) Electronics
11 19 (0.88%) Law
12 18 (0.84%) Marketing
12 18 (0.84%) Back Office
13 14 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 14 (0.65%) Local Government
14 10 (0.47%) Publishing
15 4 (0.19%) Automotive
15 4 (0.19%) French Language
16 3 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 590 (27.48%) Analyst
2 462 (21.52%) Support Engineer
3 299 (13.93%) Support Analyst
4 236 (10.99%) 2nd Line Support
5 222 (10.34%) IT Support
6 192 (8.94%) Service Analyst
7 183 (8.52%) Service Desk Analyst
8 178 (8.29%) Desktop Support
9 161 (7.50%) Developer
10 151 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 135 (6.29%) Consultant
12 122 (5.68%) 1st Line Support
13 119 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support
14 106 (4.94%) Desktop Analyst
15 102 (4.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 101 (4.70%) IT Support Engineer
17 94 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 92 (4.29%) .NET Developer
19 87 (4.05%) Technical Support
20 71 (3.31%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (10.81%) .NET
2 182 (8.48%) ASP.NET
3 146 (6.80%) .NET Framework
4 134 (6.24%) HTML
5 99 (4.61%) WCF
6 85 (3.96%) CSS
7 82 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 79 (3.68%) XML
9 66 (3.07%) Ajax
10 63 (2.93%) jQuery
11 60 (2.79%) NHibernate
12 49 (2.28%) LINQ
13 44 (2.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 44 (2.05%) Web Services
14 38 (1.77%) ADO.NET
14 38 (1.77%) WPF
15 34 (1.58%) WF
16 24 (1.12%) XSLT
17 21 (0.98%) JSON
17 21 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 253 (11.78%) Blackberry
2 252 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 87 (4.05%) Clustering
5 68 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 47 (2.19%) iPhone
7 45 (2.10%) Client/Server
8 33 (1.54%) iPad
9 32 (1.49%) Smartphone
10 30 (1.40%) Replication
11 28 (1.30%) Mathematics
12 23 (1.07%) 3D Printing
13 22 (1.02%) Fat Client
13 22 (1.02%) Thin Client
14 15 (0.70%) PDA
15 13 (0.61%) User Experience
16 12 (0.56%) Statistics
17 11 (0.51%) PMI
18 10 (0.47%) Pocket PC
19 9 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1597 (74.38%) Windows
2 562 (26.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 556 (25.90%) Windows 7
4 381 (17.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 364 (16.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 255 (11.88%) Windows XP
7 206 (9.59%) Windows 8
8 144 (6.71%) Linux
9 79 (3.68%) UNIX
10 76 (3.54%) Windows Vista
11 61 (2.84%) Android
12 52 (2.42%) Apple iOS
13 44 (2.05%) Mac OS
14 37 (1.72%) Mac OS X
15 24 (1.12%) Windows 2000
16 14 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.47%) Windows Phone
17 10 (0.47%) Solaris
18 8 (0.37%) CentOS
19 5 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (35.58%) ITIL
2 175 (8.15%) Service Management
3 162 (7.55%) Service Delivery
4 129 (6.01%) Mentoring
5 125 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
6 117 (5.45%) Project Management
7 96 (4.47%) Migration
8 94 (4.38%) CRM
9 93 (4.33%) MVC
10 83 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 80 (3.73%) Incident Management
12 73 (3.40%) Problem Management
13 70 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
13 70 (3.26%) Coaching
14 69 (3.21%) PRINCE2
15 62 (2.89%) Change Management
15 62 (2.89%) Scrum
16 61 (2.84%) Business Continuity
16 61 (2.84%) Workflow
17 57 (2.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 324 (15.09%) SQL
2 212 (9.87%) C#
3 144 (6.71%) PowerShell
4 110 (5.12%) JavaScript
5 84 (3.91%) T-SQL
6 52 (2.42%) C
7 31 (1.44%) VB
8 25 (1.16%) VBScript
9 18 (0.84%) VB.NET
10 15 (0.70%) Java
11 14 (0.65%) C++
12 10 (0.47%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.28%) PHP
14 5 (0.23%) VB6
14 5 (0.23%) VBA
14 5 (0.23%) Python
14 5 (0.23%) Perl
15 3 (0.14%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.14%) Ruby
16 2 (0.093%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1456 (67.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 890 (41.45%) MCSE
3 502 (23.38%) MCSA
4 405 (18.86%) MCITP
5 305 (14.21%) Cisco Certification
6 298 (13.88%) Degree
7 274 (12.76%) MCTS
8 260 (12.11%) CCNA
9 221 (10.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 161 (7.50%) Security Cleared
11 128 (5.96%) A+ Certification
12 113 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
13 105 (4.89%) ITIL Certification
13 105 (4.89%) SC Cleared
14 103 (4.80%) MCDST
15 100 (4.66%) MCSD
16 76 (3.54%) CCA
17 64 (2.98%) CCNP
18 63 (2.93%) DV Cleared
19 54 (2.52%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (13.46%) SLA
2 52 (2.42%) ISO 9001
3 27 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (0.93%) QA
5 14 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 4 (0.19%) GMP
7 4 (0.19%) HL7
7 4 (0.19%) DICOM
8 3 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1045 (48.67%) Active Directory
2 470 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 336 (15.65%) Hyper-V
4 162 (7.55%) XenApp
5 128 (5.96%) XenDesktop
6 95 (4.42%) vSphere
7 55 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
8 53 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 47 (2.19%) VMware ESX
10 40 (1.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 34 (1.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 34 (1.58%) Terminal Services
12 32 (1.49%) VMware Server
13 24 (1.12%) XenServer
14 8 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
14 8 (0.37%) UAG
14 8 (0.37%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.28%) Firmware
16 5 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 261 (12.16%) SCCM
2 70 (3.26%) Backup Exec
3 62 (2.89%) SCOM
4 38 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 34 (1.58%) WMI
6 32 (1.49%) WSUS
7 29 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 28 (1.30%) Nagios
9 27 (1.26%) NetBackup
10 24 (1.12%) Opsview
11 22 (1.02%) XenMobile
12 21 (0.98%) OpenView
13 14 (0.65%) SCVMM
14 11 (0.51%) ARCserve
15 10 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
16 7 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
16 7 (0.33%) Tivoli
17 6 (0.28%) Sysprep
17 6 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
18 4 (0.19%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1625 (75.69%) Microsoft
2 665 (30.97%) VMware
3 448 (20.87%) Citrix
4 381 (17.75%) Cisco
5 279 (12.99%) HP
6 144 (6.71%) Apple
7 98 (4.56%) Symantec
8 95 (4.42%) Dell
9 79 (3.68%) Oracle
10 58 (2.70%) ServiceNow
11 57 (2.65%) Veeam
11 57 (2.65%) EMC
12 47 (2.19%) AppSense
13 42 (1.96%) SAP
14 40 (1.86%) Sybase
14 40 (1.86%) NetApp
15 39 (1.82%) Juniper
15 39 (1.82%) SonicWALL
16 36 (1.68%) LANDesk
16 36 (1.68%) Lotus
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £30000.00 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
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