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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 300 160 169
Rank change year-on-year
-140 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1030 1830 1958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 1.68% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.30% 6.19% 5.78%
Number of salaries quoted 910 1718 1809
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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
31234 29580 33891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 27.11% 28.48%
Number of salaries quoted 24200 23976 28787
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 20 August 2014 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 20 August 2014. 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 -125 984 £32,500 -13.33% 115
London -123 358 £36,500 -8.75% 27
South East -119 208 £26,000 -35.00% 33
South West -3 84 £30,750 -12.14% 17
City of London +4 81 £38,000 +9.35% 3
North West -57 81 £27,300 -22.00% 11
East of England -26 75 £37,500 - 8
East Midlands -51 66 £27,750 -26.00% 5
Yorkshire -46 63 £29,900 +8.72% 6
Surrey -75 52 £35,250 -11.87% 6
Hampshire +6 51 £19,875 -27.72% 6
Cambridgeshire +2 40 £37,500 - 4
Northamptonshire -6 40 £27,000 -22.85% 3
Manchester -21 38 £31,500 - 6
Berkshire -63 38 £35,000 - 9
West Midlands -73 38 £30,000 -18.91% 2
Cambridge 0 32 £37,500 - 4
Cheshire -29 32 £23,500 -32.85% 4
Warrington -9 31 £23,500 -41.25% 1
Northampton 0 30 £27,000 +22.72% 1
Bristol +17 28 £46,000 +93.68% 8
West Yorkshire -52 28 £30,000 +9.09% 5
Buckinghamshire -30 24 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Reading -11 23 £30,000 -25.00% 3
South Yorkshire +5 22 £27,025 -12.32%
Dorset +4 21 £31,000 -11.42% 2
Sheffield +1 21 £27,025 -12.32%
Leeds -14 21 £31,000 +51.21% 2
Birmingham -35 20 £32,500 -12.16% 2
Bournemouth +2 19 £31,000 -34.73%

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 1914 (80.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1593 (66.76%) Microsoft
3 1525 (63.91%) Windows
4 998 (41.83%) SQL Server
5 859 (36.00%) MCSE
6 834 (34.95%) Active Directory
7 782 (32.77%) .NET
8 764 (32.02%) MCTS
9 751 (31.48%) C#
10 708 (29.67%) MS Excel
11 650 (27.24%) ASP.NET
12 634 (26.57%) MS Exchange
13 633 (26.53%) MCSD
14 608 (25.48%) ITIL
15 606 (25.40%) VMware
16 602 (25.23%) MCAD
17 589 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
18 564 (23.64%) MVC
19 559 (23.43%) TDD
20 537 (22.51%) ASP.NET MVC
21 524 (21.96%) WCF
22 476 (19.95%) NUnit
23 472 (19.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
24 464 (19.45%) Scrum
25 454 (19.03%) Web Application Development
26 448 (18.78%) MS Office
27 444 (18.61%) Rhino Mocks
28 434 (18.19%) Windows Server 2003
29 433 (18.15%) Windows 7
30 428 (17.94%) MCSA

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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
1 634 (26.57%) MS Exchange
2 334 (14.00%) SharePoint
3 295 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 235 (9.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 135 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 132 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 129 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 105 (4.40%) IIS
9 88 (3.69%) Lync
10 83 (3.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 62 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
12 49 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2000
13 43 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
14 38 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
15 34 (1.42%) Node.js
16 30 (1.26%) CMS
17 22 (0.92%) IBM Notes
18 16 (0.67%) Tomcat
19 12 (0.50%) Apache
20 11 (0.46%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 708 (29.67%) MS Excel
2 448 (18.78%) MS Office
3 56 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.50%) MS Project
6 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.084%) Revit
8 2 (0.084%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.084%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 28 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.42%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.29%) SAP Business One
3 7 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.084%) SalesLogix
6 2 (0.084%) Agresso
7 1 (0.042%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.042%) Summit
7 1 (0.042%) Pivotal CRM
7 1 (0.042%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.042%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 102 (4.27%) Office 365
2 53 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.63%) IaaS
4 10 (0.42%) SaaS
5 9 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.042%) PaaS
8 1 (0.042%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 385 (16.14%) TCP/IP
2 330 (13.83%) DNS
3 256 (10.73%) Firewall
4 255 (10.69%) DHCP
5 212 (8.89%) Internet
6 201 (8.42%) SAN
7 194 (8.13%) VPN
8 185 (7.75%) LAN
9 168 (7.04%) WAN
10 85 (3.56%) VoIP
11 60 (2.51%) Wireless
12 45 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
13 43 (1.80%) NAS
14 42 (1.76%) Network Security
15 29 (1.22%) ADSL
15 29 (1.22%) HTTP
16 28 (1.17%) Broadband
16 28 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
17 27 (1.13%) VLAN
18 25 (1.05%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 998 (41.83%) SQL Server
2 403 (16.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 132 (5.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 65 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 63 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (1.47%) MySQL
8 28 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
9 18 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 18 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (0.75%) NoSQL
10 16 (0.67%) Relational Database
11 14 (0.59%) MS Access
12 13 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (0.42%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.42%) QlikView
14 9 (0.38%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.13%) DB2
17 2 (0.084%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 476 (19.95%) NUnit
2 444 (18.61%) Rhino Mocks
3 313 (13.12%) Moq
4 159 (6.66%) Subversion
5 153 (6.41%) MSTest
6 53 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 52 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (1.51%) Git (software)
9 11 (0.46%) CruiseControl
10 9 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (0.38%) MSBuild
10 9 (0.38%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.21%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.13%) JIRA
12 3 (0.13%) MyEclipse
13 2 (0.084%) Selenium
13 2 (0.084%) NCover
13 2 (0.084%) FxCop
13 2 (0.084%) MSI
13 2 (0.084%) Serena SBM
General
1 333 (13.96%) Finance
2 135 (5.66%) Banking
3 125 (5.24%) Games
4 77 (3.23%) Law
5 76 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 72 (3.02%) Legal
7 59 (2.47%) Retail
8 42 (1.76%) Music Industry
9 40 (1.68%) Manufacturing
10 39 (1.63%) Marketing
11 38 (1.59%) Investment Banking
12 35 (1.47%) Advertising
13 32 (1.34%) Back Office
14 13 (0.54%) German Language
15 8 (0.34%) Publishing
15 8 (0.34%) Billing
16 7 (0.29%) Electronics
16 7 (0.29%) French Language
17 5 (0.21%) Dutch Language
17 5 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 714 (29.92%) Developer
2 540 (22.63%) .NET Developer
3 446 (18.69%) Analyst
4 375 (15.72%) Support Engineer
5 245 (10.27%) Support Analyst
6 211 (8.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 205 (8.59%) C# Developer
8 167 (7.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 155 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 141 (5.91%) IT Support
11 130 (5.45%) Service Analyst
12 123 (5.16%) Service Desk Analyst
13 117 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 108 (4.53%) ASP.NET Developer
14 108 (4.53%) Administrator
15 103 (4.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 92 (3.86%) Desktop Support
17 89 (3.73%) Technical Support
18 88 (3.69%) Consultant
19 78 (3.27%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 782 (32.77%) .NET
2 650 (27.24%) ASP.NET
3 537 (22.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 524 (21.96%) WCF
5 472 (19.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 395 (16.55%) WPF
7 382 (16.01%) Razor View Engine
8 328 (13.75%) NHibernate
9 292 (12.24%) Castle Windsor
10 221 (9.26%) HTML
11 218 (9.14%) WinForms
12 208 (8.72%) .NET Framework
13 200 (8.38%) Ajax
14 174 (7.29%) LINQ
15 169 (7.08%) CSS
16 168 (7.04%) Ninject
16 168 (7.04%) Unity DI Container
17 158 (6.62%) HTML5
18 151 (6.33%) Spring.NET
19 141 (5.91%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 215 (9.01%) Blackberry
2 162 (6.79%) Inversion of Control
3 85 (3.56%) Clustering
4 72 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 66 (2.77%) Tandem
5 66 (2.77%) iPhone
6 65 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 60 (2.51%) Client/Server
8 49 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 37 (1.55%) iPad
10 27 (1.13%) Replication
11 26 (1.09%) Streaming Music
12 25 (1.05%) N-Tier
13 22 (0.92%) LIMS
14 21 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
15 19 (0.80%) Fat Client
15 19 (0.80%) Thin Client
16 17 (0.71%) Mobile App
16 17 (0.71%) Social Network
16 17 (0.71%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1525 (63.91%) Windows
2 589 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 434 (18.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 433 (18.15%) Windows 7
5 273 (11.44%) Windows XP
6 271 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 182 (7.63%) Linux
8 159 (6.66%) Windows 8
9 68 (2.85%) Windows Vista
10 64 (2.68%) UNIX
11 63 (2.64%) Mac OS X
12 49 (2.05%) Android
13 38 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 38 (1.59%) Mac OS
14 30 (1.26%) Windows 2000
15 15 (0.63%) Windows Phone
16 11 (0.46%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.46%) Solaris
17 10 (0.42%) AIX
17 10 (0.42%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 608 (25.48%) ITIL
2 564 (23.64%) MVC
3 559 (23.43%) TDD
4 464 (19.45%) Scrum
5 454 (19.03%) Web Application Development
6 308 (12.91%) Kanban
7 230 (9.64%) BDD
8 171 (7.17%) Dependency Injection
9 168 (7.04%) MVVM
10 158 (6.62%) OO
11 156 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
12 115 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
13 110 (4.61%) Service Delivery
14 108 (4.53%) Service Management
15 102 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
16 93 (3.90%) Configuration Management
17 85 (3.56%) E-Commerce
18 84 (3.52%) Change Management
19 77 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
20 76 (3.19%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 751 (31.48%) C#
2 385 (16.14%) SQL
3 172 (7.21%) JavaScript
4 122 (5.11%) PowerShell
5 109 (4.57%) VB.NET
6 84 (3.52%) VB
7 81 (3.39%) T-SQL
8 40 (1.68%) C
9 34 (1.42%) VBScript
10 20 (0.84%) C++
10 20 (0.84%) VBA
11 17 (0.71%) Ruby
12 13 (0.54%) Java
13 12 (0.50%) PHP
14 10 (0.42%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.21%) Delphi
16 4 (0.17%) Python
17 3 (0.13%) Lua
18 2 (0.084%) LINC
19 1 (0.042%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1914 (80.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 859 (36.00%) MCSE
3 764 (32.02%) MCTS
4 633 (26.53%) MCSD
5 602 (25.23%) MCAD
6 428 (17.94%) MCSA
7 366 (15.34%) MCITP
8 347 (14.54%) Degree
9 298 (12.49%) Cisco Certification
10 283 (11.86%) CCNA
11 190 (7.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 129 (5.41%) Security Cleared
13 100 (4.19%) SC Cleared
14 93 (3.90%) A+ Certification
15 78 (3.27%) MCDST
16 65 (2.72%) CCNP
17 56 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
18 51 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
19 39 (1.63%) CCA
20 38 (1.59%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 221 (9.26%) SLA
2 35 (1.47%) ISO 9001
3 27 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (1.01%) QA
5 8 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.042%) COBIT
System Software
1 834 (34.95%) Active Directory
2 398 (16.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 266 (11.15%) Hyper-V
4 129 (5.41%) XenApp
5 74 (3.10%) VMware ESX
6 59 (2.47%) XenDesktop
7 55 (2.31%) Terminal Services
8 54 (2.26%) vSphere
9 42 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 30 (1.26%) UAG
11 29 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
12 25 (1.05%) ISA Server
13 21 (0.88%) XenServer
14 20 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
16 14 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 10 (0.42%) VMware Server
18 10 (0.42%) Terminal Server
19 9 (0.38%) MDaemon
Systems Management
1 183 (7.67%) SCCM
2 62 (2.60%) SCOM
2 62 (2.60%) Backup Exec
3 29 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 28 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 23 (0.96%) WSUS
6 22 (0.92%) NetBackup
7 16 (0.67%) ARCserve
8 13 (0.54%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (0.34%) ServiceCenter
10 7 (0.29%) Puppet
10 7 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 6 (0.25%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.21%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (0.21%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.21%) SCSM
12 5 (0.21%) OpenView
13 4 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1593 (66.76%) Microsoft
2 606 (25.40%) VMware
3 386 (16.18%) Citrix
4 348 (14.59%) Cisco
5 173 (7.25%) HP
6 124 (5.20%) Symantec
7 109 (4.57%) Apple
8 73 (3.06%) Dell
8 73 (3.06%) Oracle
9 58 (2.43%) NetApp
10 56 (2.35%) McAfee
11 50 (2.10%) IBM
12 46 (1.93%) Red Hat
13 44 (1.84%) SAP
14 37 (1.55%) Sophos
15 31 (1.30%) Remedy
16 27 (1.13%) CheckPoint
17 26 (1.09%) Altiris
17 26 (1.09%) Lotus
18 25 (1.05%) Veritas
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum + Pension, Private Healthcare, 25 da
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
AspireCom
Salary: Bonus and Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £21k - 24k per year + Pension and Career Development
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £24k - 29k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Hayes, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + £1,200 DV allowance
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Connect Support Services Ltd
Salary: Negotiable depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago