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 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK / England
Rank 432 423 309
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -114
Permanent jobs citing MCP 480 603 1005
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.65% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 2.34% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 401 530 895
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -10.76%

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
19851 25740 26848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.19% 27.85% 27.71%
Number of salaries quoted 15807 20825 21621
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 January 2017.

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 January 2017. 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 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 +9 170 £36,000 +2.85% 14
South East +70 129 £27,500 -17.91% 10
East of England +21 40 £30,000 +4.34% 9
South West +5 36 £31,750 +9.81% 6
North West -49 33 £25,000 +6.38% 5
West Midlands -4 26 £36,250 +20.83% 2
North East +12 20 £25,000 +19.04%
Yorkshire -11 14 £35,000 +48.93%
East Midlands -20 11 £38,980 +62.41% 2
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 725 (70.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 718 (69.37%) Windows
3 677 (65.41%) Microsoft
4 487 (47.05%) Active Directory
5 464 (44.83%) MCSE
6 347 (33.53%) Windows Server
7 342 (33.04%) ITIL
8 334 (32.27%) VMware
9 312 (30.14%) MS Excel
10 268 (25.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 264 (25.51%) MCSA
12 254 (24.54%) MS Exchange
13 245 (23.67%) Cisco Certification
14 244 (23.57%) CCNA
15 243 (23.48%) Windows 7
16 221 (21.35%) Windows Server 2012
17 219 (21.16%) Cisco
18 214 (20.68%) MS Office
19 191 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
20 187 (18.07%) Office 365
21 186 (17.97%) Degree
22 183 (17.68%) Firewall
23 182 (17.58%) Hyper-V
24 174 (16.81%) SQL Server
25 173 (16.71%) Windows 8
26 170 (16.43%) Citrix
27 169 (16.33%) SCCM
28 155 (14.98%) DNS
29 143 (13.82%) MCITP
30 138 (13.33%) DHCP

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
1 254 (24.54%) MS Exchange
2 126 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 125 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 47 (4.54%) SharePoint
6 45 (4.35%) IIS
7 33 (3.19%) Skype for Business
8 22 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (1.35%) Umbraco
11 12 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (1.16%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.68%) SAS
12 7 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.58%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.48%) ArcGIS
14 5 (0.48%) IBM Domino
15 4 (0.39%) CMS
15 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 312 (30.14%) MS Excel
2 214 (20.68%) MS Office
3 15 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.097%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.097%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.097%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 7 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.39%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.19%) Eikon
3 2 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 187 (18.07%) Office 365
2 94 (9.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.16%) IaaS
6 7 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.58%) SaaS
8 4 (0.39%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (0.39%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.39%) PaaS
9 3 (0.29%) G Suite
9 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.19%) Yammer
11 1 (0.097%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 183 (17.68%) Firewall
2 155 (14.98%) DNS
3 138 (13.33%) DHCP
4 125 (12.08%) WAN
5 119 (11.50%) LAN
6 113 (10.92%) TCP/IP
7 110 (10.63%) VPN
8 73 (7.05%) SAN
9 54 (5.22%) VoIP
10 51 (4.93%) Network Security
11 41 (3.96%) VLAN
11 41 (3.96%) Wireless
12 40 (3.86%) Internet
13 25 (2.42%) Unified Communications
14 23 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
15 22 (2.13%) Skype
16 20 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
16 20 (1.93%) IP Telephony
17 18 (1.74%) NAS
18 17 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (3.48%) SQL Server 2014
4 30 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.06%) InfluxDB
9 10 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (0.87%) Big Data
11 7 (0.68%) GIS
11 7 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.58%) Power BI
13 5 (0.48%) MySQL
13 5 (0.48%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (2.71%) Moq
1 28 (2.71%) NUnit
1 28 (2.71%) Rhino Mocks
2 15 (1.45%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.16%) MSI
4 8 (0.77%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.48%) Subversion
7 4 (0.39%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.19%) Ant
8 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.097%) JIRA
9 1 (0.097%) ReSharper
General
1 120 (11.59%) Finance
2 57 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.09%) Games
4 26 (2.51%) Billing
5 19 (1.84%) Retail
6 15 (1.45%) Law
7 14 (1.35%) Banking
8 13 (1.26%) Publishing
9 11 (1.06%) Automotive
10 9 (0.87%) Back Office
11 7 (0.68%) Legal
12 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.48%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.39%) Advertising
14 3 (0.29%) Local Government
15 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.19%) Front Office
15 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.097%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 233 (22.51%) Analyst
2 215 (20.77%) Support Engineer
3 150 (14.49%) 2nd Line Support
4 145 (14.01%) IT Support
5 132 (12.75%) Support Analyst
6 109 (10.53%) IT Engineer
7 100 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 84 (8.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 81 (7.83%) IT Analyst
10 79 (7.63%) IT Support Engineer
11 78 (7.54%) Developer
12 77 (7.44%) Desktop Support
13 71 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 64 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 60 (5.80%) IT Support Analyst
16 58 (5.60%) Windows Engineer
17 53 (5.12%) Service Analyst
18 52 (5.02%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 52 (5.02%) Service Desk Analyst
19 51 (4.93%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (8.02%) .NET
2 67 (6.47%) ASP.NET
3 50 (4.83%) .NET Framework
4 40 (3.86%) HTML
5 33 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (2.80%) LINQ
6 29 (2.80%) NHibernate
7 28 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 26 (2.51%) jQuery
9 23 (2.22%) CSS
10 17 (1.64%) Web Services
11 12 (1.16%) Ajax
11 12 (1.16%) Software Packaging
11 12 (1.16%) XML
12 10 (0.97%) CSS3
13 8 (0.77%) 802.1X
14 7 (0.68%) HTML5
15 6 (0.58%) WCF
16 5 (0.48%) WinForms
17 4 (0.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 77 (7.44%) Blackberry
3 68 (6.57%) Computer Science
4 63 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (5.51%) Management Information System
6 30 (2.90%) Smartphone
7 28 (2.71%) Clustering
8 24 (2.32%) Driving Licence
9 22 (2.13%) Replication
9 22 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.55%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.55%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.45%) Statistics
13 11 (1.06%) Fat Client
13 11 (1.06%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.68%) AS400
15 7 (0.68%) iPhone
16 6 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 718 (69.37%) Windows
2 347 (33.53%) Windows Server
3 268 (25.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 243 (23.48%) Windows 7
5 221 (21.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 173 (16.71%) Windows 8
7 106 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 76 (7.34%) Windows 10
9 61 (5.89%) Linux
10 60 (5.80%) Windows XP
11 42 (4.06%) Android
12 37 (3.57%) Mac OS X
13 26 (2.51%) Unix
14 23 (2.22%) Apple iOS
15 19 (1.84%) Windows 2000
15 19 (1.84%) Windows Vista
16 16 (1.55%) Mac OS
17 15 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
18 9 (0.87%) Windows Phone
19 4 (0.39%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (33.04%) ITIL
2 82 (7.92%) Service Management
3 66 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (5.60%) Service Delivery
5 52 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 52 (5.02%) ITIL V3
5 52 (5.02%) ITSM
5 52 (5.02%) MVC
6 49 (4.73%) Presales
7 48 (4.64%) Change Management
7 48 (4.64%) Problem Management
7 48 (4.64%) Project Management
8 45 (4.35%) Incident Management
9 44 (4.25%) Mentoring
10 42 (4.06%) Scrum
11 41 (3.96%) PRINCE2
11 41 (3.96%) Time Management
12 38 (3.67%) Software Engineering
13 35 (3.38%) Migration
14 31 (3.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 101 (9.76%) SQL
2 98 (9.47%) PowerShell
3 88 (8.50%) C#
4 28 (2.71%) JavaScript
5 21 (2.03%) C
6 18 (1.74%) T-SQL
6 18 (1.74%) VB.NET
6 18 (1.74%) VBScript
7 11 (1.06%) Java
7 11 (1.06%) R
8 9 (0.87%) VB
9 8 (0.77%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.58%) Python
11 4 (0.39%) C++
11 4 (0.39%) PHP
12 3 (0.29%) Perl
13 2 (0.19%) VB6
13 2 (0.19%) XAML
14 1 (0.097%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.097%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 725 (70.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 464 (44.83%) MCSE
3 264 (25.51%) MCSA
4 245 (23.67%) Cisco Certification
5 244 (23.57%) CCNA
6 186 (17.97%) Degree
7 143 (13.82%) MCITP
8 120 (11.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 111 (10.72%) MCTS
10 87 (8.41%) A+ Certification
11 59 (5.70%) Security Cleared
12 41 (3.96%) CCNP
13 38 (3.67%) Citrix Certification
13 38 (3.67%) MCDST
14 37 (3.57%) MCAD
14 37 (3.57%) MCSD
15 36 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
16 30 (2.90%) SC Cleared
17 27 (2.61%) CISSP
18 24 (2.32%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (12.95%) SLA
2 36 (3.48%) QA
3 8 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.097%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 487 (47.05%) Active Directory
2 191 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 182 (17.58%) Hyper-V
4 47 (4.54%) vSphere
5 44 (4.25%) XenApp
6 34 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 16 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (1.35%) VMware ESX
11 12 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (1.06%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.97%) Firmware
14 9 (0.87%) BlackBerry Internet Service
15 8 (0.77%) ProxySG
15 8 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.68%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.58%) XenServer
18 5 (0.48%) NFS
Systems Management
1 169 (16.33%) SCCM
2 27 (2.61%) WSUS
3 15 (1.45%) Backup Exec
3 15 (1.45%) SCOM
4 12 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (1.06%) SCOrch
6 8 (0.77%) Nessus
7 7 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.68%) SCVMM
8 5 (0.48%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.29%) DameWare
9 3 (0.29%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.29%) Grafana
9 3 (0.29%) Graphite
9 3 (0.29%) Kibana
9 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.29%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.19%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.19%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 677 (65.41%) Microsoft
2 334 (32.27%) VMware
3 219 (21.16%) Cisco
4 170 (16.43%) Citrix
5 127 (12.27%) HP
6 80 (7.73%) Apple
7 68 (6.57%) Dell
8 40 (3.86%) NetApp
9 39 (3.77%) Draytek
10 37 (3.57%) CheckPoint
11 30 (2.90%) Mitel
12 28 (2.71%) ZyXEL
13 26 (2.51%) Juniper
14 25 (2.42%) Oracle
14 25 (2.42%) SonicWALL
14 25 (2.42%) Symantec
15 24 (2.32%) Avaya
15 24 (2.32%) Veeam
16 22 (2.13%) NETGEAR
17 20 (1.93%) 3Com
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chessington, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £21,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Horley, Surrey
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £19500 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
South West London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Car, Phone, Laptop, Training, Overtime
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + 5% flex
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Hays West And Wales
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Derby
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
IDOX plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago