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

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK / England
Rank 442 458 295
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -163
Permanent jobs citing MCP 455 561 1070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.59% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 2.13% 3.93%
Number of salaries quoted 376 482 941
Median salary £30,000 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,350 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%

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
19184 26306 27260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 24.68% 27.62% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 15217 21306 21811
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 £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £71,000
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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +24 141 £32,000 -11.11% 13
South East +92 125 £28,250 -13.07% 10
East of England +38 62 £32,500 - 5
South West +7 30 £28,250 +2.72% 5
North West -43 28 £35,000 +42.85% 3
West Midlands +38 24 £25,000 -16.66% 2
North East +8 16 £25,000 -9.09% 2
Yorkshire -4 16 £35,000 +12.00% 1
East Midlands -8 11 £42,875 +78.64% 4
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 693 (70.07%) Windows
2 687 (69.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 654 (66.13%) Microsoft
4 486 (49.14%) Active Directory
5 440 (44.49%) MCSE
6 332 (33.57%) Windows Server
7 326 (32.96%) VMware
8 321 (32.46%) ITIL
9 320 (32.36%) MS Excel
10 272 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 236 (23.86%) Cisco Certification
12 235 (23.76%) CCNA
13 234 (23.66%) MCSA
14 226 (22.85%) Windows 7
15 223 (22.55%) MS Exchange
16 214 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
17 213 (21.54%) MS Office
17 213 (21.54%) Cisco
18 194 (19.62%) Office 365
19 190 (19.21%) Hyper-V
20 186 (18.81%) VMware Infrastructure
21 183 (18.50%) Firewall
22 178 (18.00%) Degree
23 177 (17.90%) SQL Server
24 171 (17.29%) Citrix
25 166 (16.78%) DNS
26 159 (16.08%) SCCM
27 149 (15.07%) Windows 8
28 145 (14.66%) SLA
29 141 (14.26%) 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
1 223 (22.55%) MS Exchange
2 102 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 101 (10.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 51 (5.16%) SharePoint
5 46 (4.65%) IIS
6 42 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 36 (3.64%) Skype for Business
8 27 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 17 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (1.31%) IBM Notes
11 11 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (1.11%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.81%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.71%) CMS
14 7 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.51%) Confluence
16 5 (0.51%) SAS
17 4 (0.40%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 320 (32.36%) MS Excel
2 213 (21.54%) MS Office
3 18 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.40%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (0.40%) QuarkXPress
6 2 (0.20%) MS Project
7 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.40%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.20%) Eikon
3 2 (0.20%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 194 (19.62%) Office 365
2 109 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.91%) IaaS
5 9 (0.91%) SaaS
6 7 (0.71%) PaaS
7 5 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (0.40%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.30%) G Suite
10 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.20%) Yammer
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.10%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 183 (18.50%) Firewall
2 166 (16.78%) DNS
3 141 (14.26%) DHCP
4 133 (13.45%) WAN
5 131 (13.25%) LAN
6 113 (11.43%) TCP/IP
7 109 (11.02%) VPN
8 71 (7.18%) SAN
9 56 (5.66%) VoIP
10 50 (5.06%) Internet
11 46 (4.65%) Network Security
12 36 (3.64%) Wireless
13 34 (3.44%) VLAN
14 27 (2.73%) IP Telephony
15 24 (2.43%) Skype
16 23 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
16 23 (2.33%) Unified Communications
17 20 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
17 20 (2.02%) NAS
18 13 (1.31%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 25 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.01%) InfluxDB
8 9 (0.91%) Big Data
8 9 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.81%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.40%) GIS
12 4 (0.40%) MySQL
13 3 (0.30%) Power BI
13 3 (0.30%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.20%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 27 (2.73%) Moq
1 27 (2.73%) NUnit
1 27 (2.73%) Rhino Mocks
2 18 (1.82%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.62%) MSI
4 8 (0.81%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.51%) JIRA
7 4 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.40%) Subversion
8 2 (0.20%) Ant
8 2 (0.20%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.20%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 107 (10.82%) Finance
2 67 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.24%) Games
4 27 (2.73%) Billing
5 19 (1.92%) Retail
6 14 (1.42%) Law
7 12 (1.21%) Publishing
8 11 (1.11%) Back Office
8 11 (1.11%) Banking
8 11 (1.11%) Legal
9 8 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.81%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.61%) Advertising
11 5 (0.51%) Automotive
11 5 (0.51%) Local Government
12 3 (0.30%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.30%) French Language
12 3 (0.30%) German Language
12 3 (0.30%) Polish Language
13 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 208 (21.03%) Analyst
2 200 (20.22%) Support Engineer
3 146 (14.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 139 (14.05%) IT Support
5 121 (12.23%) Support Analyst
6 109 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 108 (10.92%) IT Engineer
8 79 (7.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 75 (7.58%) IT Support Engineer
10 72 (7.28%) Desktop Support
10 72 (7.28%) Developer
11 68 (6.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 65 (6.57%) IT Analyst
13 57 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 56 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
15 52 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 50 (5.06%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 50 (5.06%) IT Support Analyst
17 45 (4.55%) Administrator
18 44 (4.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (7.99%) .NET
2 63 (6.37%) ASP.NET
3 43 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 36 (3.64%) HTML
5 30 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (2.83%) LINQ
7 27 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 27 (2.73%) NHibernate
8 25 (2.53%) jQuery
9 24 (2.43%) CSS
10 18 (1.82%) Web Services
11 13 (1.31%) Software Packaging
11 13 (1.31%) XML
12 9 (0.91%) Ajax
12 9 (0.91%) CSS3
12 9 (0.91%) HTML5
13 8 (0.81%) 802.1X
13 8 (0.81%) WCF
14 5 (0.51%) WinForms
15 4 (0.40%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.01%) Data Centre
2 69 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (6.67%) Blackberry
4 65 (6.57%) Computer Science
5 59 (5.97%) Management Information System
6 33 (3.34%) Smartphone
7 31 (3.13%) Driving Licence
8 27 (2.73%) Clustering
9 20 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (2.02%) Public Cloud
9 20 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (1.82%) Client/Server
11 17 (1.72%) Replication
12 11 (1.11%) Fat Client
12 11 (1.11%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.11%) Virtual Team
13 8 (0.81%) Microsoft Licensing
14 7 (0.71%) iPhone
14 7 (0.71%) Life Science
15 6 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 693 (70.07%) Windows
2 332 (33.57%) Windows Server
3 272 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 226 (22.85%) Windows 7
5 214 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 149 (15.07%) Windows 8
7 95 (9.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 75 (7.58%) Windows 10
9 60 (6.07%) Windows XP
10 56 (5.66%) Linux
11 33 (3.34%) Mac OS X
12 31 (3.13%) Android
13 24 (2.43%) Unix
14 21 (2.12%) Mac OS
15 19 (1.92%) Windows Vista
16 17 (1.72%) Apple iOS
17 13 (1.31%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.91%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
20 4 (0.40%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (32.46%) ITIL
2 83 (8.39%) Service Management
3 60 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 59 (5.97%) Change Management
5 58 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (5.66%) ITIL V3
7 55 (5.56%) Presales
8 52 (5.26%) Project Management
8 52 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 49 (4.95%) Problem Management
10 47 (4.75%) Incident Management
11 44 (4.45%) MVC
11 44 (4.45%) PRINCE2
11 44 (4.45%) Time Management
12 42 (4.25%) ITSM
13 41 (4.15%) Scrum
14 39 (3.94%) Mentoring
15 37 (3.74%) Software Engineering
16 36 (3.64%) Customer Requirements
17 33 (3.34%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 107 (10.82%) SQL
2 93 (9.40%) PowerShell
3 82 (8.29%) C#
4 28 (2.83%) JavaScript
5 23 (2.33%) VBScript
6 22 (2.22%) C
7 16 (1.62%) T-SQL
8 14 (1.42%) VB.NET
9 9 (0.91%) Java
10 7 (0.71%) C++
10 7 (0.71%) VB
11 6 (0.61%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.61%) Python
12 5 (0.51%) R
13 4 (0.40%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.40%) Ruby
14 3 (0.30%) PHP
15 2 (0.20%) VB6
16 1 (0.10%) Perl
16 1 (0.10%) XAML
Qualifications
1 687 (69.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 440 (44.49%) MCSE
3 236 (23.86%) Cisco Certification
4 235 (23.76%) CCNA
5 234 (23.66%) MCSA
6 178 (18.00%) Degree
7 116 (11.73%) MCITP
8 111 (11.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 94 (9.50%) MCTS
10 93 (9.40%) A+ Certification
11 58 (5.86%) Security Cleared
12 42 (4.25%) CCNP
13 40 (4.04%) Citrix Certification
14 39 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
15 36 (3.64%) MCDST
16 33 (3.34%) MCSD
17 32 (3.24%) MCAD
18 28 (2.83%) SC Cleared
19 24 (2.43%) CCA
20 23 (2.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (14.66%) SLA
2 38 (3.84%) QA
3 11 (1.11%) PMO
4 9 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 486 (49.14%) Active Directory
2 190 (19.21%) Hyper-V
3 186 (18.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (5.06%) XenApp
5 48 (4.85%) vSphere
6 36 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.21%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.11%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 11 (1.11%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.91%) Firmware
11 9 (0.91%) VMware ESX
11 9 (0.91%) XenServer
12 7 (0.71%) ProxySG
12 7 (0.71%) VMware Server
13 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 159 (16.08%) SCCM
2 29 (2.93%) WSUS
3 19 (1.92%) SCOM
4 13 (1.31%) SCOrch
5 9 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (0.81%) SCVMM
7 7 (0.71%) Nessus
8 5 (0.51%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.40%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.40%) Sysprep
10 3 (0.30%) DameWare
10 3 (0.30%) Grafana
10 3 (0.30%) Graphite
10 3 (0.30%) Kibana
10 3 (0.30%) OpenView
10 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.30%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 654 (66.13%) Microsoft
2 326 (32.96%) VMware
3 213 (21.54%) Cisco
4 171 (17.29%) Citrix
5 100 (10.11%) HP
6 71 (7.18%) Apple
7 51 (5.16%) Dell
8 46 (4.65%) NetApp
9 37 (3.74%) CheckPoint
10 34 (3.44%) Draytek
11 29 (2.93%) Oracle
12 27 (2.73%) Mitel
13 26 (2.63%) Avaya
14 25 (2.53%) Juniper
15 23 (2.33%) SonicWALL
16 21 (2.12%) Symantec
16 21 (2.12%) Veeam
17 20 (2.02%) ZyXEL
18 19 (1.92%) EMC
18 19 (1.92%) NETGEAR
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