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

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 440 373 296
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -77
Permanent jobs citing MCP 565 825 1163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.80% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 2.94% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 467 704 1041
Median salary £32,500 £32,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £29,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -9.23%
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
24083 28049 30787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.42% 27.22% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 19751 22425 24542
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £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 2 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 2 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 -24 184 £40,000 +5.26% 20
South East -85 132 £32,500 +18.18% 19
Yorkshire +66 60 £24,500 +2.08% 13
East of England -3 57 £37,500 +25.00% 4
South West +28 41 £32,500 -7.14% 6
East Midlands -2 31 £28,750 +22.34% 2
North West +2 26 £25,000 -33.33% 7
West Midlands -10 24 £31,500 -10.00% 1
North East +5 10 £22,500 -29.68% 3
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 799 (71.66%) Microsoft
2 765 (68.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 731 (65.56%) Windows
4 577 (51.75%) Active Directory
5 485 (43.50%) ITIL
6 450 (40.36%) MCSE
7 394 (35.34%) MS Excel
8 378 (33.90%) VMware
9 356 (31.93%) Windows Server
10 352 (31.57%) MS Office
11 305 (27.35%) MCSA
12 281 (25.20%) MS Exchange
13 277 (24.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 269 (24.13%) Windows 7
15 261 (23.41%) VMware Infrastructure
16 242 (21.70%) Citrix
17 223 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
18 218 (19.55%) Cisco
19 212 (19.01%) Windows Server 2012
20 211 (18.92%) Office 365
21 209 (18.74%) CCNA
22 208 (18.65%) SQL Server
23 182 (16.32%) MCITP
24 175 (15.70%) Degree
25 168 (15.07%) Hyper-V
26 167 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2010
27 161 (14.44%) DNS
27 161 (14.44%) SCCM
28 160 (14.35%) Windows 8
29 159 (14.26%) Finance

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
1 281 (25.20%) MS Exchange
2 167 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 129 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 74 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 72 (6.46%) IIS
6 67 (6.01%) SharePoint
7 38 (3.41%) Skype for Business
8 29 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 25 (2.24%) IBM Notes
10 18 (1.61%) 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%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.54%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.36%) Apache
14 4 (0.36%) CMS
14 4 (0.36%) Confluence
14 4 (0.36%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 394 (35.34%) MS Excel
2 352 (31.57%) MS Office
3 10 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
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
Business Applications
1 8 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) Hi Portfolio
4 2 (0.18%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.18%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.090%) assyst
5 1 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.090%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 211 (18.92%) Office 365
2 61 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.08%) Google Apps
5 6 (0.54%) GitHub
6 5 (0.45%) SaaS
7 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.27%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.27%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.18%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.090%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 161 (14.44%) DNS
2 153 (13.72%) DHCP
3 148 (13.27%) LAN
4 140 (12.56%) Firewall
5 123 (11.03%) WAN
6 111 (9.96%) TCP/IP
7 108 (9.69%) VPN
8 71 (6.37%) SAN
9 54 (4.84%) Internet
10 50 (4.48%) VoIP
11 44 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
12 39 (3.50%) Cisco ASA
13 37 (3.32%) Wireless
14 34 (3.05%) VLAN
15 32 (2.87%) IP Telephony
16 30 (2.69%) Remote Desktop
17 23 (2.06%) Intranet
18 18 (1.61%) NAS
19 15 (1.35%) SSL
20 13 (1.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (18.65%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (5.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (4.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 48 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 46 (4.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 28 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
10 13 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (1.17%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (0.63%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.63%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.54%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.54%) Power BI
13 6 (0.54%) SSDT
14 4 (0.36%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 29 (2.60%) Visual Studio
2 25 (2.24%) Moq
2 25 (2.24%) NUnit
2 25 (2.24%) Rhino Mocks
3 17 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.99%) SoapUI
5 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.36%) JIRA
6 4 (0.36%) MSI
6 4 (0.36%) tSQLt
7 2 (0.18%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.090%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.090%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.090%) MSTest
8 1 (0.090%) ReSharper
General
1 159 (14.26%) Finance
2 40 (3.59%) Legal
3 38 (3.41%) Law
4 36 (3.23%) Retail
5 33 (2.96%) Banking
6 29 (2.60%) Games
7 28 (2.51%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.88%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.61%) Front Office
10 13 (1.17%) Back Office
11 9 (0.81%) Publishing
12 8 (0.72%) Automotive
13 7 (0.63%) French Language
14 6 (0.54%) Advertising
14 6 (0.54%) Marketing
15 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.27%) Local Government
17 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.18%) Billing
17 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 350 (31.39%) Analyst
2 170 (15.25%) Support Engineer
3 167 (14.98%) Support Analyst
4 134 (12.02%) 2nd Line Support
4 134 (12.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 131 (11.75%) Service Analyst
6 126 (11.30%) Service Desk Analyst
7 111 (9.96%) IT Support
8 99 (8.88%) IT Engineer
9 92 (8.25%) Developer
10 78 (7.00%) IT Analyst
11 72 (6.46%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 69 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 69 (6.19%) Desktop Support
13 64 (5.74%) 3rd Line Support
14 61 (5.47%) 1st Line Support
15 59 (5.29%) Consultant
16 56 (5.02%) .NET Developer
16 56 (5.02%) Administrator
17 55 (4.93%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (8.61%) .NET
2 73 (6.55%) ASP.NET
3 54 (4.84%) .NET Framework
4 44 (3.95%) HTML
5 38 (3.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 38 (3.41%) Web Services
6 35 (3.14%) LINQ
7 33 (2.96%) CSS
8 25 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 25 (2.24%) NHibernate
9 22 (1.97%) WCF
10 20 (1.79%) Ajax
10 20 (1.79%) jQuery
11 17 (1.52%) Entity Framework
12 13 (1.17%) SOAP
13 9 (0.81%) CSS3
14 8 (0.72%) RESTful
15 7 (0.63%) ADO.NET
15 7 (0.63%) Classic ASP
16 6 (0.54%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 115 (10.31%) Blackberry
2 69 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.92%) Data Centre
4 53 (4.75%) Smartphone
5 44 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 44 (3.95%) Management Information System
6 37 (3.32%) Driving Licence
7 27 (2.42%) iPhone
8 26 (2.33%) Replication
9 25 (2.24%) Clustering
10 21 (1.88%) Mathematics
11 16 (1.43%) iPad
12 15 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (0.99%) Cyber Attack
13 11 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (0.99%) Fat Client
13 11 (0.99%) SCADA
13 11 (0.99%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.81%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.81%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 731 (65.56%) Windows
2 356 (31.93%) Windows Server
3 277 (24.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 269 (24.13%) Windows 7
5 212 (19.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 160 (14.35%) Windows 8
7 103 (9.24%) Windows 10
8 99 (8.88%) Linux
9 88 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 71 (6.37%) Windows XP
11 39 (3.50%) Android
11 39 (3.50%) Mac OS X
12 23 (2.06%) Apple iOS
13 22 (1.97%) Mac OS
14 18 (1.61%) Unix
15 17 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (0.99%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.81%) Windows Phone
18 6 (0.54%) CentOS
19 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (43.50%) ITIL
2 119 (10.67%) Service Management
3 86 (7.71%) Incident Management
4 61 (5.47%) MVC
5 58 (5.20%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (4.93%) Service Delivery
7 51 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 49 (4.39%) Migration
9 48 (4.30%) Problem Management
10 47 (4.22%) Change Management
11 46 (4.13%) Mentoring
12 43 (3.86%) Project Management
13 40 (3.59%) Presales
14 39 (3.50%) Scrum
15 38 (3.41%) Information Security
16 34 (3.05%) ITIL V3
17 33 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
17 33 (2.96%) TDD
18 32 (2.87%) Web Application Development
19 27 (2.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 132 (11.84%) SQL
2 96 (8.61%) PowerShell
3 91 (8.16%) C#
4 49 (4.39%) T-SQL
5 42 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 29 (2.60%) VB.NET
7 28 (2.51%) C
8 19 (1.70%) VB
9 16 (1.43%) VBScript
10 8 (0.72%) Java
11 5 (0.45%) C++
12 4 (0.36%) Perl
12 4 (0.36%) Python
12 4 (0.36%) Ruby
13 3 (0.27%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.18%) PHP
14 2 (0.18%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.090%) Delphi
15 1 (0.090%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.090%) VBA
Qualifications
1 765 (68.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 450 (40.36%) MCSE
3 305 (27.35%) MCSA
4 223 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 209 (18.74%) CCNA
6 182 (16.32%) MCITP
7 175 (15.70%) Degree
8 142 (12.74%) MCTS
9 115 (10.31%) MCDST
10 102 (9.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 94 (8.43%) ITIL Certification
12 90 (8.07%) Security Cleared
13 87 (7.80%) A+ Certification
14 65 (5.83%) SC Cleared
15 42 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
15 42 (3.77%) MCSD
16 36 (3.23%) MCAD
17 34 (3.05%) CCA
18 32 (2.87%) MOS
19 28 (2.51%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (13.09%) SLA
2 10 (0.90%) QA
3 5 (0.45%) COBIT
3 5 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.45%) RMADS
4 4 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.090%) HL7
6 1 (0.090%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.090%) ISO20022
System Software
1 577 (51.75%) Active Directory
2 261 (23.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (15.07%) Hyper-V
4 62 (5.56%) vSphere
5 56 (5.02%) XenApp
6 32 (2.87%) VMware ESX
7 25 (2.24%) XenDesktop
8 19 (1.70%) Terminal Services
9 17 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (1.43%) XenServer
11 15 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
12 14 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (0.72%) Samba
13 8 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.45%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.27%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 161 (14.44%) SCCM
2 49 (4.39%) SCOM
3 24 (2.15%) Nagios
4 22 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
5 21 (1.88%) Backup Exec
6 20 (1.79%) DameWare
7 19 (1.70%) WSUS
8 15 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 14 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (1.26%) SafeCom
9 14 (1.26%) SCVMM
10 11 (0.99%) OpenView
11 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (0.72%) FortiGate
12 8 (0.72%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.72%) Perfmon
12 8 (0.72%) Puppet
13 7 (0.63%) AirWatch
13 7 (0.63%) SCSM
14 6 (0.54%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 799 (71.66%) Microsoft
2 378 (33.90%) VMware
3 242 (21.70%) Citrix
4 218 (19.55%) Cisco
5 86 (7.71%) HP
6 46 (4.13%) Dell
7 42 (3.77%) Apple
8 39 (3.50%) Intel Security
9 34 (3.05%) Remedy
10 32 (2.87%) Mitel
11 29 (2.60%) CheckPoint
12 27 (2.42%) Oracle
13 26 (2.33%) NetApp
14 25 (2.24%) Avaya
14 25 (2.24%) Symantec
15 24 (2.15%) Lotus
16 23 (2.06%) Veeam
17 21 (1.88%) Juniper
18 19 (1.70%) Google
18 19 (1.70%) SonicWALL
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Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + + Benefits
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