The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 451 388 311
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -77
Permanent jobs citing MCP 545 800 1045
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.78% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.24% 2.86% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 464 693 932
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £54,850
UK excluding London median salary £30,750 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +3.33%
MCP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
24299 28004 29344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.47% 27.21% 27.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19897 22423 23160
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCP
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP across the England region.

MCP Salary Trend in England

MCP
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP across the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

MCP Salary Histogram in England

MCP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -47 148 £37,750 +7.85% 31
South East -73 137 £33,500 +19.64% 26
Yorkshire +67 60 £24,500 +8.88% 7
East of England -1 59 £35,000 +12.90% 4
South West +41 58 £35,250 +0.71% 8
East Midlands -9 26 £30,000 +7.14% 2
West Midlands +4 25 £31,500 -12.50% 2
North West -8 22 £25,000 -10.71% 8
North East +5 10 £19,000 -42.42% 3
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCP.

1 786 (71.13%) Microsoft
2 762 (68.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 725 (65.61%) Windows
4 559 (50.59%) Active Directory
5 467 (42.26%) ITIL
6 459 (41.54%) MCSE
7 377 (34.12%) MS Excel
8 367 (33.21%) VMware
9 355 (32.13%) Windows Server
10 331 (29.95%) MS Office
11 316 (28.60%) MCSA
12 290 (26.24%) MS Exchange
13 266 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 260 (23.53%) Windows 7
15 249 (22.53%) VMware Infrastructure
16 234 (21.18%) Cisco Certification
17 223 (20.18%) CCNA
17 223 (20.18%) Citrix
18 219 (19.82%) Office 365
19 218 (19.73%) Cisco
20 209 (18.91%) Windows Server 2012
21 197 (17.83%) SQL Server
22 175 (15.84%) MCITP
23 171 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
24 165 (14.93%) Windows 8
24 165 (14.93%) Degree
25 159 (14.39%) Finance
26 158 (14.30%) Hyper-V
27 155 (14.03%) SCCM
28 148 (13.39%) DNS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 290 (26.24%) MS Exchange
2 171 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 135 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 84 (7.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 68 (6.15%) SharePoint
6 64 (5.79%) IIS
7 33 (2.99%) Skype for Business
8 28 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 23 (2.08%) IBM Notes
10 16 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (0.81%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2000
12 7 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.54%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.36%) Apache
14 4 (0.36%) CMS
14 4 (0.36%) Confluence
14 4 (0.36%) SAS
14 4 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 377 (34.12%) MS Excel
2 331 (29.95%) MS Office
3 12 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.18%) MS Project
5 2 (0.18%) PTC Creo
5 2 (0.18%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.18%) Windchill
6 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.27%) Hi Portfolio
3 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.18%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.090%) assyst
5 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.090%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.090%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 219 (19.82%) Office 365
2 68 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.81%) GitHub
5 8 (0.72%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.36%) SaaS
8 3 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.18%) IaaS
9 2 (0.18%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.18%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.090%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.090%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.090%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.090%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 148 (13.39%) DNS
2 144 (13.03%) DHCP
3 140 (12.67%) LAN
4 137 (12.40%) Firewall
5 118 (10.68%) WAN
6 103 (9.32%) VPN
7 96 (8.69%) TCP/IP
8 66 (5.97%) SAN
9 55 (4.98%) VoIP
10 43 (3.89%) Internet
11 35 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
12 33 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
12 33 (2.99%) VLAN
12 33 (2.99%) Wireless
13 32 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
14 26 (2.35%) IP Telephony
15 18 (1.63%) SSL
16 17 (1.54%) Intranet
16 17 (1.54%) NAS
17 14 (1.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 54 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (4.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 43 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 30 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
8 18 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
10 12 (1.09%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (0.81%) SSDT
13 8 (0.72%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.54%) Big Data
14 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.54%) MySQL
14 6 (0.54%) OLAP
14 6 (0.54%) OLTP
14 6 (0.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 28 (2.53%) Visual Studio
2 26 (2.35%) Moq
2 26 (2.35%) NUnit
2 26 (2.35%) Rhino Mocks
3 15 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (0.72%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.54%) tSQLt
7 4 (0.36%) JIRA
7 4 (0.36%) MSI
8 2 (0.18%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.090%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.090%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.090%) MSTest
9 1 (0.090%) ReSharper
General
1 159 (14.39%) Finance
2 38 (3.44%) Law
3 36 (3.26%) Retail
4 35 (3.17%) Banking
5 32 (2.90%) Legal
6 30 (2.71%) Games
7 29 (2.62%) Manufacturing
8 26 (2.35%) Telecoms
9 19 (1.72%) Front Office
10 11 (1.00%) Back Office
11 8 (0.72%) French Language
12 7 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.63%) Publishing
13 6 (0.54%) Advertising
13 6 (0.54%) Automotive
14 5 (0.45%) Marketing
15 3 (0.27%) Billing
15 3 (0.27%) Local Government
16 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.090%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 339 (30.68%) Analyst
2 176 (15.93%) Support Engineer
3 159 (14.39%) Support Analyst
4 133 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 131 (11.86%) 2nd Line Support
6 123 (11.13%) Service Analyst
7 117 (10.59%) Service Desk Analyst
8 106 (9.59%) IT Support
9 95 (8.60%) IT Engineer
10 93 (8.42%) Developer
11 74 (6.70%) IT Analyst
12 73 (6.61%) Desktop Support
13 69 (6.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 67 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 62 (5.61%) 3rd Line Support
16 60 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
17 55 (4.98%) Consultant
18 54 (4.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 53 (4.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
20 52 (4.71%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (8.60%) .NET
2 70 (6.33%) ASP.NET
3 49 (4.43%) .NET Framework
4 39 (3.53%) HTML
5 36 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
5 36 (3.26%) LINQ
6 30 (2.71%) Web Services
7 28 (2.53%) CSS
8 26 (2.35%) NHibernate
9 25 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 17 (1.54%) WCF
11 16 (1.45%) jQuery
12 15 (1.36%) Ajax
12 15 (1.36%) Entity Framework
13 10 (0.90%) SOAP
14 9 (0.81%) ADO.NET
15 6 (0.54%) CSS3
15 6 (0.54%) MDX
15 6 (0.54%) RESTful
16 5 (0.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 108 (9.77%) Blackberry
2 60 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 59 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (4.89%) Smartphone
5 43 (3.89%) Computer Science
6 38 (3.44%) Driving Licence
7 37 (3.35%) Replication
8 32 (2.90%) Management Information System
9 27 (2.44%) iPhone
10 26 (2.35%) Clustering
11 24 (2.17%) Mathematics
12 17 (1.54%) iPad
13 11 (1.00%) Cyber Attack
13 11 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (1.00%) Fat Client
13 11 (1.00%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.00%) SCADA
13 11 (1.00%) Thin Client
13 11 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (0.72%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 725 (65.61%) Windows
2 355 (32.13%) Windows Server
3 266 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 260 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 209 (18.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 165 (14.93%) Windows 8
7 108 (9.77%) Windows 10
8 86 (7.78%) Linux
9 83 (7.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 59 (5.34%) Windows XP
11 41 (3.71%) Mac OS X
12 40 (3.62%) Android
13 27 (2.44%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.72%) Mac OS
15 17 (1.54%) Unix
16 15 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.81%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.63%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (42.26%) ITIL
2 114 (10.32%) Service Management
3 83 (7.51%) Incident Management
4 60 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (5.07%) MVC
6 53 (4.80%) Migration
7 52 (4.71%) Problem Management
7 52 (4.71%) Service Delivery
8 50 (4.52%) Change Management
9 48 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 46 (4.16%) Mentoring
11 44 (3.98%) Project Management
12 38 (3.44%) Scrum
13 37 (3.35%) TDD
14 36 (3.26%) ITIL V3
15 35 (3.17%) Information Security
15 35 (3.17%) Presales
15 35 (3.17%) Web Application Development
16 32 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
17 26 (2.35%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 134 (12.13%) SQL
2 96 (8.69%) PowerShell
3 93 (8.42%) C#
4 57 (5.16%) T-SQL
5 37 (3.35%) JavaScript
6 29 (2.62%) VB.NET
7 23 (2.08%) C
8 18 (1.63%) VB
8 18 (1.63%) VBScript
9 6 (0.54%) Java
10 5 (0.45%) Perl
10 5 (0.45%) Python
11 4 (0.36%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.36%) R
11 4 (0.36%) Ruby
12 2 (0.18%) C++
12 2 (0.18%) PHP
13 1 (0.090%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.090%) Delphi
13 1 (0.090%) VBA
Qualifications
1 762 (68.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 459 (41.54%) MCSE
3 316 (28.60%) MCSA
4 234 (21.18%) Cisco Certification
5 223 (20.18%) CCNA
6 175 (15.84%) MCITP
7 165 (14.93%) Degree
8 137 (12.40%) MCTS
9 117 (10.59%) MCDST
10 113 (10.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 89 (8.05%) Security Cleared
12 82 (7.42%) ITIL Certification
13 78 (7.06%) A+ Certification
14 62 (5.61%) SC Cleared
15 37 (3.35%) MCSD
16 34 (3.08%) MCAD
17 33 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
17 33 (2.99%) MOS
18 28 (2.53%) GIAC
19 25 (2.26%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (13.03%) SLA
2 10 (0.90%) QA
3 5 (0.45%) RMADS
4 4 (0.36%) COBIT
4 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.18%) HL7
6 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
System Software
1 559 (50.59%) Active Directory
2 249 (22.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (14.30%) Hyper-V
4 62 (5.61%) vSphere
5 47 (4.25%) XenApp
6 35 (3.17%) VMware ESX
7 24 (2.17%) Terminal Services
8 20 (1.81%) XenDesktop
9 17 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
10 15 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (0.90%) XenServer
13 9 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.45%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.45%) Samba
16 3 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 155 (14.03%) SCCM
2 45 (4.07%) SCOM
3 24 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 22 (1.99%) Nagios
5 19 (1.72%) DameWare
5 19 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
6 17 (1.54%) WSUS
7 16 (1.45%) SCVMM
8 15 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (1.27%) SafeCom
10 11 (1.00%) AirWatch
11 10 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (0.81%) FortiGate
12 9 (0.81%) SCSM
13 8 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.72%) OpenView
13 8 (0.72%) Perfmon
14 7 (0.63%) NetBackup
15 6 (0.54%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 786 (71.13%) Microsoft
2 367 (33.21%) VMware
3 223 (20.18%) Citrix
4 218 (19.73%) Cisco
5 102 (9.23%) HP
6 48 (4.34%) Dell
7 40 (3.62%) Apple
8 34 (3.08%) Mitel
9 32 (2.90%) Intel Security
10 30 (2.71%) Veeam
11 28 (2.53%) Symantec
12 27 (2.44%) Avaya
12 27 (2.44%) CheckPoint
12 27 (2.44%) Remedy
13 26 (2.35%) Draytek
14 25 (2.26%) SonicWALL
14 25 (2.26%) ZyXEL
15 23 (2.08%) Juniper
16 22 (1.99%) Lotus
17 21 (1.90%) Oracle
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