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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 347 287 168
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -119
Permanent jobs citing MCP 836 1199 1896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 1.02% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.78% 3.72% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 710 1067 1755
Average salary £32,380 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.48% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,000 £22,825
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -12.16%

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
30106 32256 29975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.20% 27.31% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 23879 25494 24281
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -75 808 £32,380 -7.48% 95
South East +36 282 £27,500 -21.42% 28
London -133 241 £38,500 -3.75% 29
Surrey +49 107 £30,000 -18.91% 11
East of England +7 103 £30,000 -20.00% 9
Hampshire +11 56 £24,000 +17.07% 4
North West -41 48 £37,500 +15.38% 11
Buckinghamshire +3 42 £30,000 -40.00% 5
Berkshire -16 42 £27,000 -11.47% 3
East Midlands -24 41 £23,500 -41.25% 3
South West -23 37 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Cambridgeshire +1 32 £40,000 +6.66% 5
City of London +14 31 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Woking +56 29 £27,500 +25.00%
Manchester -11 29 £37,750 -2.58% 7
Cambridge +20 27 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Northamptonshire -14 25 £25,500 -32.00% 2
Hertfordshire +7 24 £28,000 -34.11% 2
Yorkshire -42 23 £22,500 -25.00% 8
West Midlands -28 22 £35,500 +18.33% 2
West Yorkshire -16 21 £22,500 -25.00% 7
Northampton -17 21 £25,500 -32.00% 2
West Sussex +2 20 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Southampton +14 19 £20,000 -16.66%
Egham +6 19 £37,500 +33.92% 1
Reading -16 19 £23,579 -3.75% 2
Bedfordshire +22 18 £55,000 +48.64% 1
Dorset +19 18 £35,000 +59.09% 2
Birmingham -5 17 £36,000 +20.00% 1
Milton Keynes -17 17 £30,000 -40.00% 3

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1534 (78.71%) Microsoft
2 1423 (73.01%) Windows
3 1396 (71.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 971 (49.82%) Active Directory
5 811 (41.61%) MCSE
6 690 (35.40%) MS Excel
7 643 (32.99%) MS Exchange
8 622 (31.91%) ITIL
9 614 (31.50%) VMware
10 576 (29.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 546 (28.01%) MS Office
12 493 (25.30%) Windows 7
13 473 (24.27%) SQL Server
14 470 (24.11%) MCSA
15 414 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 389 (19.96%) Windows Server 2012
17 379 (19.45%) Citrix
18 370 (18.98%) MCITP
19 360 (18.47%) Cisco
20 339 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
21 313 (16.06%) Hyper-V
22 302 (15.50%) Windows Server 2003
23 287 (14.73%) DNS
24 286 (14.67%) SQL
25 285 (14.62%) Cisco Certification
26 284 (14.57%) TCP/IP
27 267 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
28 263 (13.49%) CCNA
29 261 (13.39%) SLA
30 258 (13.24%) Degree

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 643 (32.99%) MS Exchange
2 339 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 185 (9.49%) SharePoint
4 176 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 175 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 120 (6.16%) IIS
7 111 (5.70%) Lync
8 84 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 76 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 51 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 47 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 39 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2000
13 21 (1.08%) IBM Notes
14 15 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
14 15 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
15 10 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.41%) CMS
17 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
18 5 (0.26%) Commerce Server
18 5 (0.26%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 690 (35.40%) MS Excel
2 546 (28.01%) MS Office
3 65 (3.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.62%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.31%) S-PLUS
7 5 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.051%) Revit
8 1 (0.051%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.051%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.051%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 40 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.10%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.051%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.051%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.051%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.051%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.051%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 127 (6.52%) Office 365
2 37 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.51%) Mimecast
4 9 (0.46%) SaaS
4 9 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.36%) IaaS
6 4 (0.21%) Yammer
6 4 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.051%) PaaS
7 1 (0.051%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.051%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 287 (14.73%) DNS
2 284 (14.57%) TCP/IP
3 247 (12.67%) DHCP
4 239 (12.26%) Firewall
5 223 (11.44%) WAN
6 221 (11.34%) LAN
7 211 (10.83%) SAN
8 176 (9.03%) VPN
9 115 (5.90%) Internet
10 106 (5.44%) VoIP
11 70 (3.59%) VLAN
12 52 (2.67%) NAS
13 43 (2.21%) Network Security
13 43 (2.21%) Wireless
14 30 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
15 27 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (1.28%) MPLS
17 23 (1.18%) ADSL
18 21 (1.08%) iSCSI
19 20 (1.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 473 (24.27%) SQL Server
2 99 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 85 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 75 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 63 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 59 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 57 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 44 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 41 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
10 30 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
11 28 (1.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 23 (1.18%) MS Access
13 18 (0.92%) Star Schema
14 14 (0.72%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.72%) MySQL
15 11 (0.56%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
17 8 (0.41%) Data Mining
17 8 (0.41%) SQL Anywhere
17 8 (0.41%) Sybase ASA
Development Applications
1 85 (4.36%) Visual Studio
2 44 (2.26%) NUnit
3 41 (2.10%) Rhino Mocks
4 26 (1.33%) Moq
5 21 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (0.97%) MSI
7 18 (0.92%) Subversion
8 15 (0.77%) Log4Net
8 15 (0.77%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.31%) JIRA
9 6 (0.31%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (0.21%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.21%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.15%) MSTest
11 3 (0.15%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.051%) WinDbg
13 1 (0.051%) Ant
13 1 (0.051%) Serena SBM
General
1 231 (11.85%) Finance
2 66 (3.39%) Banking
3 63 (3.23%) Retail
3 63 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 56 (2.87%) Law
5 53 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 52 (2.67%) Legal
7 49 (2.51%) Front Office
7 49 (2.51%) Investment Banking
8 43 (2.21%) Marketing
9 28 (1.44%) Games
10 22 (1.13%) Back Office
11 18 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.82%) Advertising
13 11 (0.56%) Electronics
13 11 (0.56%) Automotive
14 9 (0.46%) Publishing
14 9 (0.46%) Local Government
15 8 (0.41%) French Language
16 6 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 469 (24.06%) Analyst
2 399 (20.47%) Support Engineer
3 250 (12.83%) Support Analyst
4 214 (10.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 176 (9.03%) Desktop Support
6 160 (8.21%) Developer
6 160 (8.21%) IT Support
7 151 (7.75%) Service Analyst
8 141 (7.23%) Service Desk Analyst
9 138 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 125 (6.41%) Consultant
11 105 (5.39%) .NET Developer
12 101 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support
12 101 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 100 (5.13%) Administrator
14 92 (4.72%) Desktop Analyst
15 89 (4.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 85 (4.36%) 1st Line Support
17 75 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
18 72 (3.69%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (11.03%) .NET
2 188 (9.65%) ASP.NET
3 134 (6.88%) HTML
4 130 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 96 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 94 (4.82%) XML
7 89 (4.57%) CSS
8 85 (4.36%) jQuery
9 80 (4.10%) WCF
10 79 (4.05%) NHibernate
11 71 (3.64%) Web Services
12 59 (3.03%) Entity Framework
13 46 (2.36%) WF
14 44 (2.26%) LINQ
15 42 (2.15%) Ajax
16 41 (2.10%) ADO.NET
17 38 (1.95%) DAO
17 38 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC 2
18 33 (1.69%) MFC
19 26 (1.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 267 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 206 (10.57%) Blackberry
3 121 (6.21%) Clustering
4 114 (5.85%) Data Centre
5 91 (4.67%) Computer Science
6 78 (4.00%) Management Information System
7 48 (2.46%) Client/Server
8 38 (1.95%) Thin Client
8 38 (1.95%) Fat Client
9 31 (1.59%) Pocket PC
10 28 (1.44%) iPad
11 26 (1.33%) EqualLogic
12 24 (1.23%) iPhone
12 24 (1.23%) Replication
13 20 (1.03%) Mathematics
14 18 (0.92%) Statistics
15 16 (0.82%) NHS
16 14 (0.72%) User Experience
16 14 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
17 13 (0.67%) 3D Printing
Operating Systems
1 1423 (73.01%) Windows
2 576 (29.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 493 (25.30%) Windows 7
4 389 (19.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 302 (15.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 230 (11.80%) Windows XP
7 197 (10.11%) Windows 8
8 164 (8.41%) Linux
9 85 (4.36%) UNIX
10 65 (3.34%) Apple iOS
11 64 (3.28%) Android
12 55 (2.82%) Windows Vista
13 40 (2.05%) Mac OS X
13 40 (2.05%) Mac OS
14 14 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.62%) Windows 2000
16 10 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
17 9 (0.46%) Solaris
18 7 (0.36%) CentOS
19 5 (0.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (31.91%) ITIL
2 170 (8.72%) Service Management
3 144 (7.39%) Service Delivery
4 135 (6.93%) Project Management
5 111 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
6 106 (5.44%) MVC
7 99 (5.08%) Mentoring
8 95 (4.87%) Incident Management
9 92 (4.72%) Migration
9 92 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
10 83 (4.26%) Change Management
11 81 (4.16%) Time Management
12 79 (4.05%) Scrum
13 77 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
14 69 (3.54%) Problem Management
15 65 (3.34%) Asset Management
16 61 (3.13%) Project Planning
17 58 (2.98%) Workflow
18 57 (2.92%) Business Continuity
19 53 (2.72%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 286 (14.67%) SQL
2 201 (10.31%) C#
3 116 (5.95%) JavaScript
4 114 (5.85%) PowerShell
5 85 (4.36%) T-SQL
6 49 (2.51%) C
7 41 (2.10%) Java
8 39 (2.00%) C++
9 35 (1.80%) VB
10 33 (1.69%) Objective-C
11 26 (1.33%) VBScript
12 22 (1.13%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.31%) Python
14 6 (0.31%) Perl
15 5 (0.26%) VBA
16 4 (0.21%) Ruby
16 4 (0.21%) PHP
16 4 (0.21%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.15%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1396 (71.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 811 (41.61%) MCSE
3 470 (24.11%) MCSA
4 370 (18.98%) MCITP
5 285 (14.62%) Cisco Certification
6 263 (13.49%) CCNA
7 258 (13.24%) Degree
8 238 (12.21%) MCTS
9 219 (11.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 181 (9.29%) Security Cleared
11 119 (6.11%) A+ Certification
12 95 (4.87%) SC Cleared
13 87 (4.46%) MCDST
14 86 (4.41%) DV Cleared
15 74 (3.80%) Citrix Certification
15 74 (3.80%) MCSD
16 58 (2.98%) CCA
17 55 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
18 53 (2.72%) CCNP
19 42 (2.15%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 261 (13.39%) SLA
2 20 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 12 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.51%) QA
5 7 (0.36%) HL7
6 5 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 5 (0.26%) GMP
7 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.15%) DICOM
9 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 971 (49.82%) Active Directory
2 414 (21.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 313 (16.06%) Hyper-V
4 141 (7.23%) XenApp
5 77 (3.95%) vSphere
6 71 (3.64%) XenDesktop
7 59 (3.03%) VMware ESX
8 45 (2.31%) Terminal Services
9 44 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 39 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 34 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 32 (1.64%) VMware Server
13 28 (1.44%) XenServer
14 24 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (0.46%) Terminal Server
15 9 (0.46%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.36%) Firmware
17 5 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
17 5 (0.26%) UAG
Systems Management
1 247 (12.67%) SCCM
2 78 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 63 (3.23%) SCOM
4 41 (2.10%) WSUS
5 25 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 23 (1.18%) NetBackup
7 20 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 18 (0.92%) ARCserve
9 17 (0.87%) Nagios
10 15 (0.77%) Opsview
11 11 (0.56%) WMI
12 8 (0.41%) SCVMM
12 8 (0.41%) OpenView
13 7 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
14 6 (0.31%) Sysprep
14 6 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
15 5 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 4 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
16 4 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 1534 (78.71%) Microsoft
2 614 (31.50%) VMware
3 379 (19.45%) Citrix
4 360 (18.47%) Cisco
5 257 (13.19%) HP
6 99 (5.08%) Dell
7 94 (4.82%) Symantec
8 90 (4.62%) Oracle
9 86 (4.41%) Apple
10 66 (3.39%) ServiceNow
11 51 (2.62%) EMC
12 47 (2.41%) Sybase
13 42 (2.15%) Veeam
14 40 (2.05%) AppSense
15 39 (2.00%) SonicWALL
15 39 (2.00%) NetApp
16 38 (1.95%) IBM
17 34 (1.74%) Sophos
18 33 (1.69%) Intel
18 33 (1.69%) Juniper
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
North London
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
First Point
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
First Point
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Computer People
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Networking People
Salary: BENS
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £27500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: From £47,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago