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

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 446 296 224
Rank change year-on-year
-150 -72
Permanent jobs citing MCP 613 1101 1461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 1.03% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 3.74% 5.09%
Number of salaries quoted 522 967 1318
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,400 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £27,823 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-14.39% -7.14%

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
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -137 575 £30,646 -5.70% 84
London -137 208 £36,000 +2.85% 25
South East -131 98 £32,750 -1.13% 23
North West +6 60 £23,500 -5.05% 8
Yorkshire -8 52 £25,750 -16.26% 4
West Yorkshire -14 51 £26,500 -13.11% 4
City of London -6 46 £35,000 -22.22% 4
Surrey -25 44 £45,000 +23.28% 6
East Midlands +1 38 £24,000 -7.69% 3
South West -39 37 £27,823 -30.44% 4
East of England -48 37 £31,250 +4.16% 7
Manchester +20 35 £25,000 -1.96% 2
West Midlands -14 29 £30,000 -42.85% 6
Northamptonshire +1 25 £24,000 -26.15% 1
Northampton -8 20 £24,000 -26.15% 1
Cheshire +12 18 £22,000 -2.22% 5
Leeds -23 18 £24,750 -18.85% 1
Berkshire -45 17 £27,500 -36.04% 8
Wakefield +26 15 £19,500 -7.14%
Wiltshire -15 14 £32,250 -19.37% 1
Scotland -2 13 £42,250 +30.00% 1
Hertfordshire -6 13 £32,500 +18.18%
Glasgow -15 13 £42,250 +4.32% 1
Halifax - 13 £42,000 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 12 £27,500 -47.61% 4
Tyne and Wear -1 12 £27,500 -47.61% 4
North East -1 12 £27,500 -47.61% 4
Warrington -8 12 £22,000 +15.78%
Docklands, London +16 11 - -
Essex -3 11 £27,500 -8.33% 2

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP.

1 1098 (75.41%) Microsoft
2 1019 (69.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 992 (68.13%) Windows
4 678 (46.57%) Active Directory
5 607 (41.69%) MCSE
6 551 (37.84%) VMware
7 540 (37.09%) ITIL
8 534 (36.68%) Windows Server
9 527 (36.20%) MS Excel
10 440 (30.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 425 (29.19%) MCSA
12 407 (27.95%) MS Exchange
13 401 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 395 (27.13%) MS Office
15 336 (23.08%) Cisco
16 332 (22.80%) Citrix
17 330 (22.66%) Windows Server 2012
18 319 (21.91%) Windows 7
19 309 (21.22%) SQL Server
20 302 (20.74%) Cisco Certification
21 293 (20.12%) Hyper-V
22 285 (19.57%) MCITP
23 272 (18.68%) CCNA
24 250 (17.17%) DNS
25 246 (16.90%) Firewall
26 232 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2010
27 226 (15.52%) MCTS
28 225 (15.45%) Degree
29 212 (14.56%) TCP/IP
29 212 (14.56%) LAN

MCP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing MCP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 407 (27.95%) MS Exchange
2 232 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 131 (9.00%) IIS
4 120 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 105 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 98 (6.73%) Skype for Business
7 66 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 54 (3.71%) SharePoint
9 38 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 17 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2000
11 11 (0.76%) SAS
12 9 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.62%) Tomcat
13 8 (0.55%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.41%) TWiki
15 5 (0.34%) IBM Domino
15 5 (0.34%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.27%) JBoss
16 4 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 527 (36.20%) MS Excel
2 395 (27.13%) MS Office
3 15 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.34%) Sage 50
4 4 (0.27%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.27%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.069%) CaseMap
5 1 (0.069%) Concordance
5 1 (0.069%) LexisNexis TimeMap
5 1 (0.069%) Relativity
5 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.069%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 136 (9.34%) Office 365
2 60 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.69%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.34%) SaaS
6 4 (0.27%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.21%) IaaS
8 1 (0.069%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.069%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 250 (17.17%) DNS
2 246 (16.90%) Firewall
3 212 (14.56%) LAN
3 212 (14.56%) TCP/IP
4 210 (14.42%) DHCP
5 207 (14.22%) WAN
6 191 (13.12%) VPN
7 142 (9.75%) SAN
8 98 (6.73%) Internet
9 76 (5.22%) Wi-Fi
10 72 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
11 63 (4.33%) Wireless
12 57 (3.91%) VLAN
13 55 (3.78%) VoIP
14 45 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
15 33 (2.27%) iSCSI
15 33 (2.27%) NAS
16 31 (2.13%) MPLS
17 30 (2.06%) SSL
18 27 (1.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (21.22%) SQL Server
2 110 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 103 (7.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 56 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (3.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (2.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 36 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 28 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 27 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 21 (1.44%) MySQL
11 21 (1.44%) Relational Database
12 15 (1.03%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
13 13 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (0.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.82%) NoSQL
15 10 (0.69%) MS Access
16 8 (0.55%) SQL Anywhere
16 8 (0.55%) Sybase ASA
Development Applications
1 33 (2.27%) NUnit
2 32 (2.20%) Moq
2 32 (2.20%) Rhino Mocks
3 29 (1.99%) Visual Studio
4 22 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.62%) SoapUI
6 6 (0.41%) MSI
6 6 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.41%) Subversion
7 5 (0.34%) MSTest
7 5 (0.34%) ProC
8 3 (0.21%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.21%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.21%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.069%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.069%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.069%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.069%) LoadRunner
General
1 162 (11.13%) Finance
2 60 (4.12%) Legal
3 37 (2.54%) Games
3 37 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.47%) Law
5 34 (2.34%) Banking
6 24 (1.65%) Retail
7 20 (1.37%) Marketing
8 15 (1.03%) Advertising
9 14 (0.96%) Automotive
10 13 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.82%) Back Office
11 12 (0.82%) Local Government
12 8 (0.55%) Publishing
13 5 (0.34%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.34%) Japanese Language
14 4 (0.27%) Electronics
15 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.069%) Billing
16 1 (0.069%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 347 (23.83%) Analyst
2 265 (18.20%) Support Engineer
3 188 (12.91%) IT Support
4 169 (11.61%) IT Engineer
5 162 (11.13%) Support Analyst
6 151 (10.37%) 2nd Line Support
7 137 (9.41%) Developer
8 121 (8.31%) Service Analyst
9 119 (8.17%) Service Desk Analyst
10 117 (8.04%) Consultant
11 116 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 110 (7.55%) IT Support Engineer
13 95 (6.52%) Desktop Support
14 86 (5.91%) .NET Developer
15 85 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support
16 84 (5.77%) Administrator
17 81 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 78 (5.36%) IT Analyst
19 77 (5.29%) Systems Administrator
20 63 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (7.21%) .NET
2 73 (5.01%) ASP.NET
3 72 (4.95%) .NET Framework
4 63 (4.33%) HTML
5 47 (3.23%) CSS
6 43 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 43 (2.95%) Web Services
7 35 (2.40%) jQuery
8 32 (2.20%) LINQ
9 29 (1.99%) Ajax
9 29 (1.99%) HTML5
10 28 (1.92%) XML
11 27 (1.85%) WCF
12 26 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 26 (1.79%) NHibernate
13 19 (1.30%) CSS3
14 18 (1.24%) MDX
15 17 (1.17%) Entity Framework
16 16 (1.10%) Classic ASP
17 14 (0.96%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 175 (12.02%) Blackberry
2 139 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (5.63%) Clustering
4 78 (5.36%) iPhone
5 76 (5.22%) Management Information System
6 64 (4.40%) Computer Science
7 53 (3.64%) Data Centre
7 53 (3.64%) Driving Licence
8 49 (3.37%) iPad
9 31 (2.13%) Replication
10 26 (1.79%) EqualLogic
11 22 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
12 17 (1.17%) User Experience
13 16 (1.10%) Fat Client
13 16 (1.10%) Thin Client
14 14 (0.96%) AS400
14 14 (0.96%) Mathematics
15 13 (0.89%) Smartphone
15 13 (0.89%) Statistics
16 10 (0.69%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 992 (68.13%) Windows
2 534 (36.68%) Windows Server
3 440 (30.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 330 (22.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 319 (21.91%) Windows 7
6 181 (12.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 173 (11.88%) Windows 8
8 153 (10.51%) Linux
9 141 (9.68%) Windows XP
10 76 (5.22%) Android
11 28 (1.92%) Unix
11 28 (1.92%) Windows 10
12 27 (1.85%) Mac OS X
13 26 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
13 26 (1.79%) Windows Vista
14 24 (1.65%) Windows Phone
15 23 (1.58%) Mac OS
16 18 (1.24%) Apple iOS
17 13 (0.89%) CentOS
18 10 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (37.09%) ITIL
2 135 (9.27%) Service Management
3 100 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 95 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 94 (6.46%) Migration
6 91 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 74 (5.08%) Project Management
7 74 (5.08%) Time Management
8 72 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
9 70 (4.81%) Presales
10 66 (4.53%) PRINCE2
11 65 (4.46%) MVC
12 58 (3.98%) Mentoring
13 53 (3.64%) Asset Management
14 48 (3.30%) Problem Management
15 47 (3.23%) Change Management
16 45 (3.09%) Scrum
17 44 (3.02%) ITSM
18 42 (2.88%) Information Security
19 37 (2.54%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 212 (14.56%) SQL
2 105 (7.21%) C#
3 98 (6.73%) PowerShell
4 69 (4.74%) T-SQL
5 64 (4.40%) C
6 43 (2.95%) JavaScript
7 36 (2.47%) VB
8 26 (1.79%) VB.NET
9 17 (1.17%) Shell Script
10 16 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 16 (1.10%) VBScript
11 10 (0.69%) Java
11 10 (0.69%) Python
12 9 (0.62%) C++
12 9 (0.62%) VBA
13 6 (0.41%) Perl
13 6 (0.41%) PHP
14 5 (0.34%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.27%) VB6
16 3 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1019 (69.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 607 (41.69%) MCSE
3 425 (29.19%) MCSA
4 302 (20.74%) Cisco Certification
5 285 (19.57%) MCITP
6 272 (18.68%) CCNA
7 226 (15.52%) MCTS
8 225 (15.45%) Degree
9 136 (9.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 91 (6.25%) A+ Certification
11 71 (4.88%) Citrix Certification
12 65 (4.46%) ITIL Certification
13 62 (4.26%) CCA
14 58 (3.98%) MCDST
15 56 (3.85%) MCSD
16 53 (3.64%) CCNP
17 47 (3.23%) MCAD
18 44 (3.02%) Security Cleared
19 33 (2.27%) CISSP
19 33 (2.27%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (10.03%) SLA
2 28 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 23 (1.58%) QA
5 19 (1.30%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.82%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.48%) ISO19770
8 5 (0.34%) COBIT
9 4 (0.27%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.14%) WCAG
11 1 (0.069%) HL7
11 1 (0.069%) ISO15022
11 1 (0.069%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.069%) RMADS
System Software
1 678 (46.57%) Active Directory
2 401 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 293 (20.12%) Hyper-V
4 100 (6.87%) XenApp
5 66 (4.53%) vSphere
6 50 (3.43%) VMware ESX
7 35 (2.40%) Terminal Services
8 28 (1.92%) XenServer
9 26 (1.79%) XenDesktop
10 24 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (0.82%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.62%) BitLocker
14 9 (0.62%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.55%) Firmware
16 6 (0.41%) Samba
16 6 (0.41%) VirtualBox
16 6 (0.41%) VMware Server
16 6 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 190 (13.05%) SCCM
2 85 (5.84%) SCOM
3 76 (5.22%) Backup Exec
4 53 (3.64%) WSUS
5 29 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 19 (1.30%) NetBackup
7 18 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (0.89%) Nagios
9 10 (0.69%) Puppet
10 9 (0.62%) DameWare
10 9 (0.62%) OpenView
11 7 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (0.41%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.41%) SmoothWall
12 6 (0.41%) Windows Intune
13 5 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 4 (0.27%) cPanel
14 4 (0.27%) FortiGate
14 4 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1098 (75.41%) Microsoft
2 551 (37.84%) VMware
3 336 (23.08%) Cisco
4 332 (22.80%) Citrix
5 108 (7.42%) Symantec
6 99 (6.80%) Dell
7 89 (6.11%) HP
8 65 (4.46%) Apple
9 53 (3.64%) Oracle
10 41 (2.82%) NetApp
11 39 (2.68%) Intel Security
12 36 (2.47%) Remedy
13 35 (2.40%) Avaya
14 34 (2.34%) EMC
15 27 (1.85%) Mitel
16 24 (1.65%) IBM
17 23 (1.58%) CheckPoint
18 22 (1.51%) AppSense
19 21 (1.44%) BMC
19 21 (1.44%) Juniper
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Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
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Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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South West London
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Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum Dependant on Experience
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Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension Scheme & More
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Salary: c£30,000
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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