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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 420 372 339
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -33
Permanent jobs citing MCP 579 803 931
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.79% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.48% 2.91% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 499 703 825
Median salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £21,225
10% offered a salary of more than £50,300 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
23318 27636 29030
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.02% 27.12% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 18852 22392 22869
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -10 186 £30,000 -6.97% 31
South East -58 158 £30,000 -7.69% 13
South West +11 47 £35,000 - 2
East of England +10 43 £35,000 +10.23% 3
Yorkshire +45 37 £26,000 +20.93% 5
North West -23 37 £25,000 +8.69% 9
West Midlands +3 31 £32,500 -7.14% 5
East Midlands +11 29 £24,000 -21.95% 4
North East +1 9 £19,000 -36.66% 4
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 822 (71.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 814 (71.28%) Microsoft
3 768 (67.25%) Windows
4 561 (49.12%) Active Directory
5 524 (45.88%) MCSE
6 440 (38.53%) ITIL
7 378 (33.10%) MS Excel
8 370 (32.40%) Windows Server
9 369 (32.31%) VMware
10 353 (30.91%) MCSA
11 314 (27.50%) MS Exchange
12 278 (24.34%) Windows 7
13 275 (24.08%) MS Office
14 269 (23.56%) Cisco Certification
14 269 (23.56%) Windows Server 2008
15 260 (22.77%) CCNA
16 241 (21.10%) Cisco
17 239 (20.93%) Office 365
18 232 (20.32%) Windows Server 2012
19 230 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
20 222 (19.44%) Windows 8
21 213 (18.65%) MCITP
22 203 (17.78%) Citrix
23 187 (16.37%) SQL Server
24 180 (15.76%) Degree
24 180 (15.76%) Exchange Server 2010
25 174 (15.24%) SCCM
26 171 (14.97%) Hyper-V
27 164 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2013
28 159 (13.92%) 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
1 314 (27.50%) MS Exchange
2 180 (15.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 164 (14.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 88 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 78 (6.83%) SharePoint
6 40 (3.50%) IIS
7 32 (2.80%) Skype for Business
8 20 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 17 (1.49%) IBM Notes
10 10 (0.88%) Umbraco
11 8 (0.70%) SAS
11 8 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.61%) CMS
13 6 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (0.44%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.26%) Apache
15 3 (0.26%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.26%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 378 (33.10%) MS Excel
2 275 (24.08%) MS Office
3 9 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) MS Project
4 2 (0.18%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.18%) Siemens NX
4 2 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.18%) Windchill
5 1 (0.088%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.26%) HiPortfolio
3 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.18%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.088%) assyst
4 1 (0.088%) Eikon
4 1 (0.088%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 239 (20.93%) Office 365
2 62 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.79%) GitHub
5 7 (0.61%) IaaS
6 6 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.44%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.18%) PaaS
9 2 (0.18%) SaaS
9 2 (0.18%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.088%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.088%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.088%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.088%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.088%) Route 53
10 1 (0.088%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 159 (13.92%) DHCP
2 156 (13.66%) Firewall
3 153 (13.40%) DNS
4 136 (11.91%) LAN
5 128 (11.21%) WAN
6 112 (9.81%) TCP/IP
7 100 (8.76%) VPN
8 71 (6.22%) SAN
9 48 (4.20%) VoIP
10 42 (3.68%) VLAN
11 38 (3.33%) Wireless
12 36 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
13 31 (2.71%) IP Telephony
13 31 (2.71%) Network Security
14 28 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
15 23 (2.01%) Internet
16 19 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
17 18 (1.58%) SSL
18 16 (1.40%) Unified Communications
19 15 (1.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (16.37%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (3.94%) SQL Server 2014
6 36 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (2.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (2.10%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.79%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.79%) SSDT
12 8 (0.70%) Big Data
12 8 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (0.70%) Power BI
13 7 (0.61%) GIS
13 7 (0.61%) MySQL
13 7 (0.61%) QlikView
14 6 (0.53%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (2.45%) Visual Studio
2 27 (2.36%) Moq
2 27 (2.36%) NUnit
2 27 (2.36%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (0.53%) tSQLt
4 5 (0.44%) Subversion
5 4 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.18%) Ant
7 2 (0.18%) JIRA
7 2 (0.18%) MSI
7 2 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.088%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.088%) MSTest
8 1 (0.088%) ReSharper
General
1 143 (12.52%) Finance
2 37 (3.24%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.80%) Retail
4 31 (2.71%) Banking
5 30 (2.63%) Games
6 25 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 24 (2.10%) Law
8 18 (1.58%) Legal
9 17 (1.49%) Automotive
10 13 (1.14%) Front Office
11 7 (0.61%) Advertising
11 7 (0.61%) Back Office
11 7 (0.61%) Publishing
12 5 (0.44%) Billing
12 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.35%) French Language
13 4 (0.35%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.18%) Marketing
14 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.088%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 310 (27.15%) Analyst
2 213 (18.65%) Support Engineer
3 146 (12.78%) Support Analyst
4 142 (12.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 133 (11.65%) IT Support
6 130 (11.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 109 (9.54%) IT Engineer
8 103 (9.02%) Service Analyst
9 100 (8.76%) Service Desk Analyst
10 99 (8.67%) Developer
11 92 (8.06%) IT Analyst
12 81 (7.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 78 (6.83%) Desktop Support
14 71 (6.22%) IT Support Engineer
15 68 (5.95%) Windows Engineer
16 66 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 64 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
18 62 (5.43%) IT Support Analyst
19 60 (5.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
20 59 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (8.93%) .NET
2 75 (6.57%) ASP.NET
3 53 (4.64%) .NET Framework
4 48 (4.20%) HTML
5 34 (2.98%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (2.45%) LINQ
6 28 (2.45%) NHibernate
6 28 (2.45%) Web Services
7 27 (2.36%) CSS
8 26 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 23 (2.01%) jQuery
10 19 (1.66%) Ajax
11 13 (1.14%) CSS3
12 10 (0.88%) XML
13 9 (0.79%) ADO.NET
14 6 (0.53%) WCF
15 5 (0.44%) HTML5
15 5 (0.44%) SOAP
15 5 (0.44%) WinForms
16 4 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.76%) Blackberry
2 80 (7.01%) Data Centre
3 62 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 52 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 47 (4.12%) Smartphone
6 40 (3.50%) Replication
7 38 (3.33%) Driving Licence
8 35 (3.06%) Management Information System
9 25 (2.19%) Clustering
10 19 (1.66%) iPhone
11 16 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.23%) iPad
13 13 (1.14%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.96%) Mathematics
15 10 (0.88%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.88%) User Experience
16 9 (0.79%) Statistics
17 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Licensing
17 8 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
18 7 (0.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 768 (67.25%) Windows
2 370 (32.40%) Windows Server
3 278 (24.34%) Windows 7
4 269 (23.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 232 (20.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 222 (19.44%) Windows 8
7 133 (11.65%) Windows 10
8 98 (8.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 73 (6.39%) Linux
10 57 (4.99%) Windows XP
11 47 (4.12%) Android
12 44 (3.85%) Mac OS X
13 27 (2.36%) Apple iOS
14 25 (2.19%) Windows 2000
15 24 (2.10%) Unix
16 20 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
17 16 (1.40%) Mac OS
18 14 (1.23%) Windows Vista
19 9 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 5 (0.44%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (38.53%) ITIL
2 102 (8.93%) Service Management
3 71 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (5.87%) Incident Management
5 61 (5.34%) MVC
6 59 (5.17%) Problem Management
7 57 (4.99%) Mentoring
7 57 (4.99%) Migration
8 56 (4.90%) Service Delivery
9 51 (4.47%) ITSM
10 45 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 44 (3.85%) ITIL V3
12 40 (3.50%) TDD
13 39 (3.42%) Change Management
13 39 (3.42%) Web Application Development
14 38 (3.33%) Project Management
14 38 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
14 38 (3.33%) Scrum
15 34 (2.98%) Software Engineering
16 27 (2.36%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 134 (11.73%) SQL
2 105 (9.19%) C#
3 100 (8.76%) PowerShell
4 49 (4.29%) T-SQL
5 36 (3.15%) JavaScript
6 32 (2.80%) VB.NET
7 22 (1.93%) VBScript
8 19 (1.66%) VB
9 17 (1.49%) C
10 13 (1.14%) Java
11 10 (0.88%) R
12 8 (0.70%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.70%) Python
13 6 (0.53%) Perl
14 4 (0.35%) PHP
14 4 (0.35%) Ruby
15 2 (0.18%) C++
15 2 (0.18%) VB6
16 1 (0.088%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.088%) XAML
Qualifications
1 822 (71.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 524 (45.88%) MCSE
3 353 (30.91%) MCSA
4 269 (23.56%) Cisco Certification
5 260 (22.77%) CCNA
6 213 (18.65%) MCITP
7 180 (15.76%) Degree
8 158 (13.84%) MCTS
9 146 (12.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 86 (7.53%) MCDST
11 81 (7.09%) A+ Certification
12 74 (6.48%) Security Cleared
13 73 (6.39%) ITIL Certification
14 57 (4.99%) SC Cleared
15 43 (3.77%) MCAD
15 43 (3.77%) MCSD
16 36 (3.15%) Citrix Certification
17 32 (2.80%) CCENT
18 27 (2.36%) CISSP
19 24 (2.10%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (12.26%) SLA
2 9 (0.79%) QA
3 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.18%) HL7
4 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.088%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.088%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 561 (49.12%) Active Directory
2 230 (20.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (14.97%) Hyper-V
4 61 (5.34%) vSphere
5 39 (3.42%) XenApp
6 24 (2.10%) Terminal Services
6 24 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (2.01%) VMware ESX
8 18 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
9 16 (1.40%) XenDesktop
10 14 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.53%) ProxySG
14 5 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.44%) NFS
15 4 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.35%) Firmware
15 4 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 174 (15.24%) SCCM
2 37 (3.24%) SCOM
3 30 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 19 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
5 18 (1.58%) WSUS
6 17 (1.49%) DameWare
6 17 (1.49%) SCVMM
7 16 (1.40%) AirWatch
8 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.70%) Perfmon
10 7 (0.61%) SCSM
11 6 (0.53%) Nessus
11 6 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.44%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.35%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.35%) Nagios
14 3 (0.26%) PowerCLI
14 3 (0.26%) SafeCom
14 3 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 814 (71.28%) Microsoft
2 369 (32.31%) VMware
3 241 (21.10%) Cisco
4 203 (17.78%) Citrix
5 153 (13.40%) HP
6 73 (6.39%) Apple
7 64 (5.60%) Dell
8 39 (3.42%) CheckPoint
8 39 (3.42%) Draytek
8 39 (3.42%) ZyXEL
9 37 (3.24%) Symantec
10 36 (3.15%) SonicWALL
11 27 (2.36%) Mitel
11 27 (2.36%) NETGEAR
11 27 (2.36%) Oracle
11 27 (2.36%) Veeam
12 25 (2.19%) 3Com
13 24 (2.10%) Intel Security
14 23 (2.01%) Juniper
14 23 (2.01%) NetApp
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market salaries
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k + £Bonus + MS Training !
Posted: 6 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Online Resourcing
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum £20,000 - £25,000 per annum dependin
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £23.8k + MS Training !
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Salary is approx 35-45k base + bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
83Zero
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + £4200 car allowance + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum +Training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £31000 - £36000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 4 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Delta Financial Systems
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago