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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 278 222 164
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -58
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1125 1401 1869
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.33% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.58% 4.88% 6.20%
Number of salaries quoted 982 1277 1760
Average salary £32,500 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £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
31391 28720 30137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 29.33% 27.26% 28.12%
Number of salaries quoted 24987 22543 24799
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 27 February 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 February 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 1082 £32,500 -12.16% 104
London -8 423 £34,000 -15.00% 35
South East -31 302 £34,000 -2.85% 29
City of London +79 118 £45,000 +14.64% 7
North West -33 88 £24,500 -25.75% 11
East of England -43 84 £32,500 -18.75% 10
Surrey 0 79 £36,500 -2.01% 9
Yorkshire +25 76 £30,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +37 65 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Hampshire +22 65 £24,000 -9.43% 3
Berkshire -25 63 £44,000 +35.38% 11
South West -37 63 £40,000 +16.78% 6
Leeds +23 47 £30,250 -13.57% 1
Manchester -15 38 £26,750 -2.72% 4
East Midlands -49 37 £25,000 -31.97% 4
West Midlands -14 31 £50,000 +73.91% 2
Cheshire -21 31 £19,000 -45.71% 5
West Sussex +11 29 £29,295 -2.35%
Buckinghamshire +10 28 £37,500 +50.00% 3
Woking +19 27 £29,000 -32.94% 1
Reading -20 27 £42,500 +54.54% 9
Wiltshire +21 26 £39,000 +11.42% 1
Warrington -9 26 £19,000 -49.33% 3
Birmingham -8 25 £52,500 +75.00% 1
Croydon - 25 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire -12 24 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 21 £52,500 +110.00%
North East +4 21 £52,500 +130.76%
Tyne and Wear +2 21 £52,500 +110.00%
Northamptonshire -26 20 £32,500 +4.00%

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1631 (75.33%) Microsoft
2 1625 (75.06%) Windows
3 1430 (66.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 1059 (48.91%) Active Directory
5 901 (41.62%) MCSE
6 835 (38.57%) MS Excel
7 765 (35.33%) ITIL
8 731 (33.76%) MS Exchange
9 713 (32.93%) VMware
10 667 (30.81%) MS Office
11 558 (25.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 551 (25.45%) Windows 7
13 507 (23.42%) VMware Infrastructure
14 492 (22.73%) MCSA
15 484 (22.36%) Citrix
16 477 (22.03%) SQL Server
17 403 (18.61%) Windows Server 2003
18 400 (18.48%) MCITP
19 376 (17.37%) Exchange Server 2010
20 371 (17.14%) Cisco
20 371 (17.14%) DNS
21 366 (16.91%) TCP/IP
22 364 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
23 362 (16.72%) Hyper-V
24 313 (14.46%) Cisco Certification
25 306 (14.13%) SharePoint
26 303 (14.00%) SQL
27 298 (13.76%) SLA
28 297 (13.72%) MCTS
29 295 (13.63%) DHCP

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 731 (33.76%) MS Exchange
2 376 (17.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 306 (14.13%) SharePoint
4 261 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 197 (9.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 191 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 147 (6.79%) Lync
7 147 (6.79%) IIS
8 106 (4.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 86 (3.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 82 (3.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 72 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2000
12 34 (1.57%) IBM Notes
13 28 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
14 26 (1.20%) CMS
15 22 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
16 18 (0.83%) Apache
17 17 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
18 15 (0.69%) Commerce Server
19 7 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 835 (38.57%) MS Excel
2 667 (30.81%) MS Office
3 81 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.15%) InfoPath
5 16 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.42%) S-PLUS
7 5 (0.23%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.23%) MS Project
8 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.092%) Revit
9 2 (0.092%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.046%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 68 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
4 6 (0.28%) SalesLogix
5 4 (0.18%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.18%) Pivotal CRM
5 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.14%) Magento
7 2 (0.092%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.046%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.046%) HiPortfolio
8 1 (0.046%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.046%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 158 (7.30%) Office 365
2 69 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.32%) IaaS
3 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.23%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.23%) SaaS
5 3 (0.14%) Yammer
6 2 (0.092%) PaaS
7 1 (0.046%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 371 (17.14%) DNS
2 366 (16.91%) TCP/IP
3 295 (13.63%) DHCP
4 276 (12.75%) Firewall
5 249 (11.50%) LAN
6 232 (10.72%) WAN
6 232 (10.72%) VPN
7 227 (10.48%) SAN
8 142 (6.56%) VoIP
9 124 (5.73%) Internet
10 93 (4.30%) Wireless
11 73 (3.37%) VLAN
12 52 (2.40%) NAS
13 50 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
14 34 (1.57%) NetScaler
14 34 (1.57%) MPLS
15 29 (1.34%) IP Telephony
16 28 (1.29%) Network Security
17 23 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
18 22 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 477 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 129 (5.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 43 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 37 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 34 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 25 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (1.11%) MS Access
11 24 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
12 14 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (0.60%) MySQL
13 13 (0.60%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.55%) Informix
14 12 (0.55%) RDBMS
15 11 (0.51%) DB2
15 11 (0.51%) Ingres
16 10 (0.46%) SQL Anywhere
Development Applications
1 58 (2.68%) Visual Studio
2 50 (2.31%) NUnit
3 39 (1.80%) Rhino Mocks
4 32 (1.48%) Moq
5 24 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (1.02%) MSI
7 15 (0.69%) Subversion
8 12 (0.55%) Log4Net
8 12 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.32%) MSTest
9 7 (0.32%) Serena SBM
10 4 (0.18%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.18%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.14%) Ant
11 3 (0.14%) Git (software)
12 2 (0.092%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.092%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.092%) Jenkins
13 1 (0.046%) JIRA
13 1 (0.046%) WinDbg
General
1 236 (10.90%) Finance
2 66 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 64 (2.96%) Banking
4 46 (2.12%) Legal
5 44 (2.03%) Retail
6 37 (1.71%) Front Office
7 36 (1.66%) Investment Banking
8 33 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.29%) Advertising
10 27 (1.25%) Games
11 24 (1.11%) Electronics
12 23 (1.06%) Law
13 19 (0.88%) Back Office
14 18 (0.83%) Marketing
15 14 (0.65%) Local Government
16 13 (0.60%) Publishing
17 12 (0.55%) Manufacturing
18 4 (0.18%) French Language
19 3 (0.14%) Automotive
20 1 (0.046%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 587 (27.11%) Analyst
2 486 (22.45%) Support Engineer
3 288 (13.30%) Support Analyst
4 227 (10.48%) IT Support
5 215 (9.93%) 2nd Line Support
6 202 (9.33%) Service Analyst
7 196 (9.05%) Service Desk Analyst
8 163 (7.53%) Consultant
9 156 (7.21%) Desktop Support
9 156 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 154 (7.11%) Developer
11 129 (5.96%) 3rd Line Support
12 122 (5.64%) 1st Line Support
13 107 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
14 90 (4.16%) Technical Support
15 89 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 83 (3.83%) Desktop Analyst
17 81 (3.74%) .NET Developer
18 80 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
19 73 (3.37%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (10.72%) .NET
2 179 (8.27%) ASP.NET
3 144 (6.65%) .NET Framework
4 131 (6.05%) HTML
5 92 (4.25%) WCF
6 89 (4.11%) CSS
7 75 (3.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 69 (3.19%) Ajax
9 65 (3.00%) XML
10 56 (2.59%) jQuery
11 50 (2.31%) NHibernate
12 48 (2.22%) LINQ
13 39 (1.80%) WPF
14 36 (1.66%) Web Services
15 35 (1.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 30 (1.39%) ADO.NET
17 25 (1.15%) WF
18 23 (1.06%) XSLT
18 23 (1.06%) HTML5
19 18 (0.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 285 (13.16%) Blackberry
2 228 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (5.27%) Clustering
4 105 (4.85%) Management Information System
5 70 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 56 (2.59%) iPhone
7 41 (1.89%) Client/Server
8 37 (1.71%) Smartphone
9 36 (1.66%) iPad
10 28 (1.29%) Replication
11 27 (1.25%) Mathematics
12 23 (1.06%) 3D Printing
13 19 (0.88%) Fat Client
13 19 (0.88%) Thin Client
14 15 (0.69%) PDA
15 11 (0.51%) PMI
15 11 (0.51%) User Experience
16 9 (0.42%) Visualisation
17 8 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
18 7 (0.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1625 (75.06%) Windows
2 558 (25.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 551 (25.45%) Windows 7
4 403 (18.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 364 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 276 (12.75%) Windows XP
7 207 (9.56%) Windows 8
8 152 (7.02%) Linux
9 79 (3.65%) Windows Vista
10 78 (3.60%) UNIX
11 61 (2.82%) Android
12 46 (2.12%) Apple iOS
13 43 (1.99%) Mac OS X
14 42 (1.94%) Mac OS
15 25 (1.15%) Windows 2000
16 14 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 12 (0.55%) CentOS
18 10 (0.46%) Windows Phone
19 9 (0.42%) Debian
20 8 (0.37%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (35.33%) ITIL
2 167 (7.71%) Service Management
3 156 (7.21%) Service Delivery
4 125 (5.77%) Mentoring
5 122 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 105 (4.85%) Project Management
8 92 (4.25%) CRM
9 88 (4.06%) MVC
9 88 (4.06%) Migration
10 85 (3.93%) Incident Management
11 76 (3.51%) Coaching
12 72 (3.33%) Problem Management
12 72 (3.33%) PRINCE2
13 64 (2.96%) Change Control
14 60 (2.77%) OO
15 59 (2.73%) Business Intelligence
15 59 (2.73%) Change Management
16 57 (2.63%) Scrum
17 53 (2.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 303 (14.00%) SQL
2 206 (9.52%) C#
3 174 (8.04%) PowerShell
4 103 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 70 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 53 (2.45%) C
7 30 (1.39%) VB
8 29 (1.34%) VBScript
9 21 (0.97%) VB.NET
10 11 (0.51%) C++
10 11 (0.51%) Java
11 6 (0.28%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.23%) VB6
12 5 (0.23%) VBA
13 4 (0.18%) PHP
14 3 (0.14%) Perl
14 3 (0.14%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.092%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.092%) Python
16 1 (0.046%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1430 (66.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 901 (41.62%) MCSE
3 492 (22.73%) MCSA
4 400 (18.48%) MCITP
5 313 (14.46%) Cisco Certification
6 297 (13.72%) MCTS
7 294 (13.58%) Degree
8 265 (12.24%) CCNA
9 262 (12.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 167 (7.71%) Security Cleared
11 127 (5.87%) SC Cleared
12 123 (5.68%) Citrix Certification
13 122 (5.64%) A+ Certification
14 107 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
15 103 (4.76%) MCSD
16 93 (4.30%) MCDST
17 82 (3.79%) CCA
18 73 (3.37%) CCNP
19 59 (2.73%) MCAD
19 59 (2.73%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 298 (13.76%) SLA
2 62 (2.86%) ISO 9001
3 28 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.97%) QA
5 14 (0.65%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.23%) COBIT
8 3 (0.14%) HL7
8 3 (0.14%) DICOM
9 2 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.046%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.046%) GMP
System Software
1 1059 (48.91%) Active Directory
2 507 (23.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 362 (16.72%) Hyper-V
4 198 (9.15%) XenApp
5 130 (6.00%) XenDesktop
6 88 (4.06%) vSphere
6 88 (4.06%) VMware ESX
7 69 (3.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 55 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
9 45 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 45 (2.08%) Terminal Services
10 37 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 28 (1.29%) VMware Server
12 23 (1.06%) XenServer
13 10 (0.46%) UAG
14 9 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
15 8 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.28%) ISA Server
16 6 (0.28%) Firmware
17 5 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 251 (11.59%) SCCM
2 78 (3.60%) Backup Exec
3 68 (3.14%) SCOM
4 39 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 37 (1.71%) WMI
6 36 (1.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 32 (1.48%) WSUS
7 32 (1.48%) NetBackup
8 26 (1.20%) Nagios
8 26 (1.20%) XenMobile
9 23 (1.06%) OpenView
10 22 (1.02%) Opsview
11 15 (0.69%) ARCserve
12 14 (0.65%) SCVMM
13 11 (0.51%) Tivoli
14 9 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 7 (0.32%) Casper Suite
16 6 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 5 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 1631 (75.33%) Microsoft
2 713 (32.93%) VMware
3 484 (22.36%) Citrix
4 371 (17.14%) Cisco
5 269 (12.42%) HP
6 165 (7.62%) Apple
7 122 (5.64%) Symantec
8 92 (4.25%) Dell
9 66 (3.05%) Oracle
10 59 (2.73%) EMC
11 56 (2.59%) Veeam
12 46 (2.12%) NetApp
13 44 (2.03%) SAP
13 44 (2.03%) McAfee
14 39 (1.80%) ServiceNow
15 38 (1.76%) AppSense
16 36 (1.66%) Mitel
17 35 (1.62%) LANDesk
17 35 (1.62%) Lotus
18 34 (1.57%) Sophos
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Erin Associates
Salary: £44000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 21k per year + Pension + 20 days
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + pen,health
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £24k - 26k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £25k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Midlothian
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £0000 - £9999 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday