The table below looks at the statistics for MCP in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 460 383 315
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -68
Permanent jobs citing MCP 575 826 1089
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.75% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.20% 2.74% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 490 713 967
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £30,750 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26137 30200 31376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.66% 27.39% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21145 24003 24559
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £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

The demand trend of job ads citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP within the UK.

MCP Salary Trend in the UK

MCP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCP over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 within the UK.

MCP Salary Histogram in the UK

MCP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -63 545 £32,500 - 91
London -47 148 £37,750 +7.85% 31
South East -73 137 £33,500 +19.64% 26
Yorkshire +67 60 £24,500 +8.88% 7
East of England -1 59 £35,000 +12.90% 4
South West +41 58 £35,250 +0.71% 8
Surrey -39 44 £32,500 -7.14% 12
City of London +68 36 £48,750 +39.28% 2
Hertfordshire +36 36 £35,000 +12.90% 2
Berkshire +4 36 £44,750 +75.49% 4
West Yorkshire +21 28 £24,250 +7.77% 4
East Midlands -9 26 £30,000 +7.14% 2
West Midlands +4 25 £31,500 -12.50% 2
Hampshire -35 25 £31,500 +23.52% 2
North West -8 22 £25,000 -10.71% 8
Bracknell +6 18 £52,500 - 1
Bath - 18 £43,000 -
Somerset - 18 £43,000 - 2
Northamptonshire +6 17 £34,500 +2.98%
East Yorkshire - 17 £24,500 - 1
Wiltshire +24 15 £43,500 +24.28% 4
Buckinghamshire +10 15 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Northampton +2 14 £34,500 +2.98%
Manchester -18 14 £25,500 -8.92% 5
Essex +12 12 £20,000 -40.87% 1
Wakefield +3 12 £22,875 +8.92%
Scotland - 12 £22,250 - 2
Hemel Hempstead +18 11 £42,500 +44.06%
Bristol +16 11 £25,000 -31.03%
Guildford +16 11 £35,000 +8.52% 1

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for MCP.

1 855 (72.58%) Microsoft
2 815 (69.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 769 (65.28%) Windows
4 598 (50.76%) Active Directory
5 500 (42.44%) ITIL
6 485 (41.17%) MCSE
7 417 (35.40%) MS Excel
8 393 (33.36%) VMware
9 390 (33.11%) Windows Server
10 343 (29.12%) MS Office
11 340 (28.86%) MCSA
12 310 (26.32%) MS Exchange
13 291 (24.70%) Windows Server 2008
14 275 (23.34%) Windows 7
15 270 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
16 255 (21.65%) Cisco Certification
17 249 (21.14%) Cisco
18 237 (20.12%) Citrix
18 237 (20.12%) Windows Server 2012
19 236 (20.03%) CCNA
20 230 (19.52%) Office 365
21 215 (18.25%) SQL Server
22 180 (15.28%) MCITP
23 179 (15.20%) Degree
24 178 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2010
25 177 (15.03%) SCCM
26 171 (14.52%) Windows 8
27 167 (14.18%) Hyper-V
28 166 (14.09%) Finance
29 158 (13.41%) DNS

MCP
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 310 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 178 (15.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 144 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 86 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 80 (6.79%) SharePoint
6 69 (5.86%) IIS
7 43 (3.65%) Skype for Business
8 29 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2003
9 23 (1.95%) IBM Notes
10 16 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (0.76%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.59%) CMS
12 7 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2000
12 7 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.51%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.34%) Apache
15 4 (0.34%) Confluence
15 4 (0.34%) SAS
15 4 (0.34%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 417 (35.40%) MS Excel
2 343 (29.12%) MS Office
3 12 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.17%) MS Project
5 2 (0.17%) PTC Creo
5 2 (0.17%) Siemens NX
5 2 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.17%) Windchill
6 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.34%) FastStats
3 4 (0.34%) Unica
4 3 (0.25%) Hi Portfolio
4 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.085%) assyst
6 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.085%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.085%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 230 (19.52%) Office 365
2 70 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.76%) GitHub
5 8 (0.68%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.42%) SaaS
7 3 (0.25%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.17%) IaaS
8 2 (0.17%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.17%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.085%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.085%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.085%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.085%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.085%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 158 (13.41%) DNS
2 149 (12.65%) DHCP
3 144 (12.22%) Firewall
4 142 (12.05%) LAN
5 120 (10.19%) WAN
6 109 (9.25%) VPN
7 96 (8.15%) TCP/IP
8 74 (6.28%) SAN
9 58 (4.92%) VoIP
10 47 (3.99%) Internet
11 37 (3.14%) Remote Desktop
11 37 (3.14%) VLAN
12 35 (2.97%) Wireless
13 34 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (2.21%) IP Telephony
16 20 (1.70%) NAS
17 19 (1.61%) SSL
18 17 (1.44%) Intranet
19 15 (1.27%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (18.25%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 54 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 53 (4.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 43 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 30 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (2.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 18 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
10 12 (1.02%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (0.76%) SSDT
13 8 (0.68%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.51%) MySQL
14 6 (0.51%) OLAP
14 6 (0.51%) OLTP
14 6 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 26 (2.21%) Moq
2 26 (2.21%) NUnit
2 26 (2.21%) Rhino Mocks
3 15 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (0.68%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.51%) tSQLt
7 4 (0.34%) JIRA
7 4 (0.34%) MSI
8 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.085%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.085%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.085%) MSTest
9 1 (0.085%) ReSharper
General
1 166 (14.09%) Finance
2 38 (3.23%) Law
3 36 (3.06%) Banking
3 36 (3.06%) Retail
4 32 (2.72%) Legal
5 30 (2.55%) Games
5 30 (2.55%) Manufacturing
6 27 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.61%) Front Office
8 12 (1.02%) Back Office
9 9 (0.76%) Advertising
9 9 (0.76%) Marketing
10 8 (0.68%) French Language
11 7 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.59%) Publishing
12 6 (0.51%) Automotive
13 3 (0.25%) Billing
13 3 (0.25%) Local Government
14 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.085%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 353 (29.97%) Analyst
2 182 (15.45%) Support Engineer
3 171 (14.52%) Support Analyst
4 139 (11.80%) 2nd Line Support
5 136 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 127 (10.78%) Service Analyst
7 121 (10.27%) Service Desk Analyst
8 110 (9.34%) IT Support
9 103 (8.74%) Developer
10 98 (8.32%) IT Engineer
11 76 (6.45%) IT Analyst
12 74 (6.28%) Desktop Support
13 73 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 69 (5.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 66 (5.60%) 1st Line Support
16 62 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
17 61 (5.18%) Consultant
18 59 (5.01%) .NET Developer
19 57 (4.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
20 54 (4.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (9.25%) .NET
2 71 (6.03%) ASP.NET
3 53 (4.50%) .NET Framework
4 40 (3.40%) HTML
5 36 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 36 (3.06%) LINQ
6 30 (2.55%) Web Services
7 28 (2.38%) CSS
8 26 (2.21%) NHibernate
9 25 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 17 (1.44%) WCF
11 16 (1.36%) jQuery
12 15 (1.27%) Ajax
12 15 (1.27%) Entity Framework
13 10 (0.85%) SOAP
14 9 (0.76%) ADO.NET
15 6 (0.51%) COM
15 6 (0.51%) CSS3
15 6 (0.51%) MDX
15 6 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 111 (9.42%) Blackberry
2 69 (5.86%) Data Centre
3 59 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.75%) Smartphone
5 53 (4.50%) Computer Science
6 41 (3.48%) Replication
7 39 (3.31%) Driving Licence
8 35 (2.97%) Management Information System
9 28 (2.38%) iPhone
9 28 (2.38%) Mathematics
10 27 (2.29%) Clustering
11 17 (1.44%) iPad
12 11 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
12 11 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
12 11 (0.93%) Fat Client
12 11 (0.93%) Hedge funds
12 11 (0.93%) SCADA
12 11 (0.93%) Thin Client
12 11 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 769 (65.28%) Windows
2 390 (33.11%) Windows Server
3 291 (24.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 275 (23.34%) Windows 7
5 237 (20.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 171 (14.52%) Windows 8
7 119 (10.10%) Windows 10
8 89 (7.56%) Linux
9 86 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 60 (5.09%) Windows XP
11 43 (3.65%) Android
12 41 (3.48%) Mac OS X
13 28 (2.38%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.61%) Mac OS
15 18 (1.53%) Unix
16 15 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.76%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
19 7 (0.59%) Windows 2000
19 7 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (42.44%) ITIL
2 119 (10.10%) Service Management
3 92 (7.81%) Incident Management
4 70 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (5.18%) Service Delivery
6 57 (4.84%) MVC
7 55 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 55 (4.67%) Project Management
8 54 (4.58%) Migration
9 52 (4.41%) Problem Management
10 50 (4.24%) Change Management
11 47 (3.99%) Mentoring
12 42 (3.57%) Presales
13 40 (3.40%) ITIL V3
14 38 (3.23%) Scrum
15 37 (3.14%) TDD
16 35 (2.97%) Information Security
16 35 (2.97%) Web Application Development
17 32 (2.72%) Root Cause Analysis
18 26 (2.21%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 148 (12.56%) SQL
2 101 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 93 (7.89%) C#
4 57 (4.84%) T-SQL
5 38 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 29 (2.46%) VB.NET
7 26 (2.21%) C
8 18 (1.53%) VB
8 18 (1.53%) VBScript
9 6 (0.51%) Java
10 5 (0.42%) Perl
10 5 (0.42%) Python
11 4 (0.34%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.34%) R
11 4 (0.34%) Ruby
12 2 (0.17%) C++
12 2 (0.17%) PHP
13 1 (0.085%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.085%) Delphi
13 1 (0.085%) VBA
Qualifications
1 815 (69.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 485 (41.17%) MCSE
3 340 (28.86%) MCSA
4 255 (21.65%) Cisco Certification
5 236 (20.03%) CCNA
6 180 (15.28%) MCITP
7 179 (15.20%) Degree
8 137 (11.63%) MCTS
9 119 (10.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 117 (9.93%) MCDST
11 93 (7.89%) Security Cleared
12 84 (7.13%) A+ Certification
13 82 (6.96%) ITIL Certification
14 66 (5.60%) SC Cleared
15 37 (3.14%) MCSD
16 35 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
17 34 (2.89%) MCAD
18 33 (2.80%) MOS
19 28 (2.38%) GIAC
20 27 (2.29%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (13.07%) SLA
2 10 (0.85%) QA
3 7 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.42%) RMADS
5 4 (0.34%) COBIT
5 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.17%) HL7
6 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 598 (50.76%) Active Directory
2 270 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (14.18%) Hyper-V
4 65 (5.52%) vSphere
5 49 (4.16%) XenApp
6 35 (2.97%) VMware ESX
7 26 (2.21%) Terminal Services
8 25 (2.12%) XenDesktop
9 17 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
9 17 (1.44%) XenServer
10 15 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
14 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.42%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.42%) Samba
16 3 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 177 (15.03%) SCCM
2 53 (4.50%) SCOM
3 25 (2.12%) Backup Exec
4 22 (1.87%) Nagios
5 20 (1.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 19 (1.61%) DameWare
7 17 (1.44%) SCVMM
7 17 (1.44%) WSUS
8 16 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 15 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (1.19%) SafeCom
11 11 (0.93%) AirWatch
11 11 (0.93%) FortiGate
12 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 9 (0.76%) SCSM
14 8 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.68%) OpenView
14 8 (0.68%) Perfmon
15 7 (0.59%) NetBackup
16 6 (0.51%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 855 (72.58%) Microsoft
2 393 (33.36%) VMware
3 249 (21.14%) Cisco
4 237 (20.12%) Citrix
5 117 (9.93%) HP
6 54 (4.58%) Dell
7 48 (4.07%) Apple
8 35 (2.97%) Veeam
9 34 (2.89%) Mitel
10 32 (2.72%) Draytek
10 32 (2.72%) Intel Security
10 32 (2.72%) Symantec
11 31 (2.63%) Avaya
11 31 (2.63%) ZyXEL
12 27 (2.29%) CheckPoint
12 27 (2.29%) Remedy
13 25 (2.12%) NETGEAR
13 25 (2.12%) SonicWALL
14 23 (1.95%) Juniper
15 22 (1.87%) Lotus
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