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

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 431 397 317
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -80
Permanent jobs citing MCP 526 736 1019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.74% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 2.71% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 426 655 923
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
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
21718 27180 29561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.78% 27.26% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 17262 21749 23812
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -1 201 £32,500 - 15
South East -6 130 £28,500 -18.57% 16
North West -47 40 £22,500 -8.16% 8
South West +7 37 £32,750 +9.16% 4
Yorkshire +18 28 £32,500 +54.76% 1
East of England -20 27 £30,000 -7.69% 7
East Midlands -4 23 £32,500 +30.00% 5
West Midlands -4 23 £37,500 +19.04% 4
North East +17 18 £25,000 -3.84% 1
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 768 (70.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 736 (67.65%) Microsoft
3 729 (67.00%) Windows
4 500 (45.96%) MCSE
4 500 (45.96%) Active Directory
5 377 (34.65%) ITIL
6 370 (34.01%) Windows Server
7 353 (32.44%) VMware
8 328 (30.15%) MS Excel
9 300 (27.57%) MCSA
10 271 (24.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 269 (24.72%) MS Exchange
12 268 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
13 264 (24.26%) CCNA
14 240 (22.06%) Cisco
14 240 (22.06%) Windows 7
15 233 (21.42%) Windows Server 2012
16 209 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
17 199 (18.29%) Office 365
17 199 (18.29%) MS Office
18 191 (17.56%) Firewall
19 185 (17.00%) Windows 8
20 184 (16.91%) SQL Server
21 179 (16.45%) MCITP
22 173 (15.90%) Citrix
22 173 (15.90%) Degree
23 168 (15.44%) Hyper-V
24 161 (14.80%) SCCM
25 156 (14.34%) DNS
26 149 (13.69%) HP

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
1 269 (24.72%) MS Exchange
2 144 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 143 (13.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 73 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 56 (5.15%) IIS
6 52 (4.78%) SharePoint
7 36 (3.31%) Skype for Business
8 18 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 17 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.01%) SAS
11 10 (0.92%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.83%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.55%) CMS
15 5 (0.46%) ArcGIS
16 4 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
17 3 (0.28%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 328 (30.15%) MS Excel
2 199 (18.29%) MS Office
3 11 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.18%) Windchill
5 1 (0.092%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.18%) Eikon
2 2 (0.18%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 199 (18.29%) Office 365
2 70 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.10%) IaaS
6 7 (0.64%) SaaS
7 6 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.55%) GitHub
8 4 (0.37%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.28%) PaaS
10 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.18%) Dropbox
10 2 (0.18%) G Suite
10 2 (0.18%) Sage Pay
10 2 (0.18%) Yammer
11 1 (0.092%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.092%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.092%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.092%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 191 (17.56%) Firewall
2 156 (14.34%) DNS
3 147 (13.51%) DHCP
4 135 (12.41%) WAN
5 123 (11.31%) LAN
6 115 (10.57%) TCP/IP
6 115 (10.57%) VPN
7 73 (6.71%) SAN
8 56 (5.15%) VoIP
9 48 (4.41%) Network Security
10 46 (4.23%) VLAN
11 43 (3.95%) Wireless
12 32 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
13 28 (2.57%) SSL
14 25 (2.30%) Unified Communications
15 24 (2.21%) Internet
16 21 (1.93%) IP Telephony
17 20 (1.84%) Skype
18 19 (1.75%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (3.68%) SQL Server 2014
5 37 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 14 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.92%) InfluxDB
10 10 (0.92%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.83%) GIS
12 8 (0.74%) MySQL
13 7 (0.64%) Big Data
13 7 (0.64%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.64%) Power BI
14 6 (0.55%) QlikView
14 6 (0.55%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 28 (2.57%) Moq
1 28 (2.57%) NUnit
1 28 (2.57%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (2.30%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.46%) Subversion
3 5 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.28%) MSI
5 3 (0.28%) tSQLt
6 2 (0.18%) Ant
6 2 (0.18%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.18%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.092%) ReSharper
General
1 138 (12.68%) Finance
2 56 (5.15%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.94%) Games
4 23 (2.11%) Billing
5 21 (1.93%) Banking
6 15 (1.38%) Automotive
7 13 (1.19%) Publishing
8 12 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.10%) Retail
9 11 (1.01%) Law
10 9 (0.83%) Legal
11 7 (0.64%) Back Office
12 6 (0.55%) Advertising
13 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.46%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.37%) Front Office
15 2 (0.18%) Local Government
15 2 (0.18%) Marketing
15 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 254 (23.35%) Analyst
2 210 (19.30%) Support Engineer
3 150 (13.79%) IT Support
4 146 (13.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 131 (12.04%) Support Analyst
6 112 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 111 (10.20%) IT Engineer
8 90 (8.27%) Developer
9 87 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 87 (8.00%) IT Analyst
10 82 (7.54%) Desktop Support
11 79 (7.26%) IT Support Engineer
12 72 (6.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 69 (6.34%) Service Analyst
14 68 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
15 66 (6.07%) Service Desk Analyst
16 65 (5.97%) IT Support Analyst
17 60 (5.51%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 60 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
18 57 (5.24%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (8.46%) .NET
2 72 (6.62%) ASP.NET
3 53 (4.87%) .NET Framework
4 49 (4.50%) HTML
5 32 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (2.67%) NHibernate
7 28 (2.57%) jQuery
7 28 (2.57%) LINQ
8 27 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 26 (2.39%) CSS
10 19 (1.75%) Web Services
11 17 (1.56%) Ajax
12 13 (1.19%) CSS3
13 12 (1.10%) XML
14 8 (0.74%) 802.1X
15 7 (0.64%) HTML5
15 7 (0.64%) Software Packaging
15 7 (0.64%) WCF
15 7 (0.64%) WinForms
16 6 (0.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 82 (7.54%) Blackberry
3 64 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (5.42%) Computer Science
5 45 (4.14%) Management Information System
6 40 (3.68%) Replication
7 34 (3.13%) Driving Licence
7 34 (3.13%) Smartphone
8 32 (2.94%) Clustering
9 23 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.65%) Client/Server
11 17 (1.56%) Statistics
11 17 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (1.38%) iPhone
13 11 (1.01%) iPad
14 9 (0.83%) Mathematics
14 9 (0.83%) User Experience
15 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Licensing
16 7 (0.64%) IVR
17 6 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 729 (67.00%) Windows
2 370 (34.01%) Windows Server
3 271 (24.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 240 (22.06%) Windows 7
5 233 (21.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 185 (17.00%) Windows 8
7 109 (10.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 87 (8.00%) Windows 10
9 60 (5.51%) Linux
10 53 (4.87%) Windows XP
11 44 (4.04%) Android
12 42 (3.86%) Mac OS X
13 27 (2.48%) Apple iOS
14 24 (2.21%) Unix
15 22 (2.02%) Windows 2000
16 19 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
17 17 (1.56%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.83%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 6 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (34.65%) ITIL
2 81 (7.44%) Service Management
3 67 (6.16%) Service Delivery
4 66 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (5.33%) ITIL V3
5 58 (5.33%) ITSM
6 57 (5.24%) MVC
7 55 (5.06%) Problem Management
8 53 (4.87%) Mentoring
9 51 (4.69%) Incident Management
9 51 (4.69%) Migration
10 50 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 46 (4.23%) Change Management
12 39 (3.58%) Scrum
13 37 (3.40%) TDD
14 36 (3.31%) Project Management
15 35 (3.22%) Load Balancing
15 35 (3.22%) Web Application Development
16 34 (3.13%) Software Engineering
16 34 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (10.85%) SQL
2 107 (9.83%) PowerShell
3 99 (9.10%) C#
4 35 (3.22%) JavaScript
4 35 (3.22%) T-SQL
5 28 (2.57%) VB.NET
6 16 (1.47%) C
7 15 (1.38%) VBScript
8 14 (1.29%) Java
9 13 (1.19%) VB
10 11 (1.01%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.01%) R
11 9 (0.83%) Python
12 7 (0.64%) Perl
13 4 (0.37%) C++
13 4 (0.37%) PHP
14 2 (0.18%) VB6
14 2 (0.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 768 (70.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 500 (45.96%) MCSE
3 300 (27.57%) MCSA
4 268 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
5 264 (24.26%) CCNA
6 179 (16.45%) MCITP
7 173 (15.90%) Degree
8 141 (12.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 126 (11.58%) MCTS
10 79 (7.26%) A+ Certification
11 57 (5.24%) Security Cleared
12 42 (3.86%) MCDST
13 40 (3.68%) Citrix Certification
13 40 (3.68%) MCAD
13 40 (3.68%) MCSD
14 39 (3.58%) SC Cleared
15 38 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
16 30 (2.76%) CCENT
16 30 (2.76%) CCNP
16 30 (2.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (11.86%) SLA
2 25 (2.30%) QA
3 7 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.092%) HL7
5 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.092%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.092%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 500 (45.96%) Active Directory
2 209 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (15.44%) Hyper-V
4 59 (5.42%) vSphere
5 45 (4.14%) XenApp
6 34 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (2.76%) Terminal Services
8 19 (1.75%) VMware ESX
9 16 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
11 13 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (1.10%) XenDesktop
13 9 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.74%) Firmware
14 8 (0.74%) ProxySG
14 8 (0.74%) XenServer
15 7 (0.64%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.46%) BlackBerry Internet Service
16 5 (0.46%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 161 (14.80%) SCCM
2 27 (2.48%) Backup Exec
2 27 (2.48%) SCOM
3 24 (2.21%) WSUS
4 15 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (1.19%) AirWatch
6 10 (0.92%) SCVMM
7 9 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.74%) Nessus
9 6 (0.55%) SCSM
10 5 (0.46%) DameWare
11 4 (0.37%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.37%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.28%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.28%) PowerCLI
12 3 (0.28%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.28%) vRealize
13 2 (0.18%) Grafana
Vendors
1 736 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 353 (32.44%) VMware
3 240 (22.06%) Cisco
4 173 (15.90%) Citrix
5 149 (13.69%) HP
6 80 (7.35%) Apple
7 78 (7.17%) Dell
8 47 (4.32%) Draytek
9 44 (4.04%) ZyXEL
10 43 (3.95%) CheckPoint
11 37 (3.40%) SonicWALL
12 36 (3.31%) Symantec
13 33 (3.03%) Juniper
13 33 (3.03%) Mitel
14 32 (2.94%) NetApp
14 32 (2.94%) Veeam
15 29 (2.67%) Avaya
15 29 (2.67%) NETGEAR
16 27 (2.48%) 3Com
17 24 (2.21%) Oracle
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Generous Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 per annum + 1,200 DV Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £15000 - £17000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + fantastic benefits listed
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Henderson Drake
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Insurance + Dental
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Southampton Solent University
Salary: From £36,001 to £41,709 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + 5% flex
Posted: 6 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
First Utility
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + 5% flex
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Activus
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary Plus Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 3 days ago