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

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
Rank 441 465 302
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -163
Permanent jobs citing MCP 486 602 1111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.59% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 2.11% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 393 504 973
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £51,050 £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 across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
20501 28545 29324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.71% 27.87% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16181 22844 23293
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 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 26 February 2017 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 26 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
England +19 456 £30,000 -6.25% 45
London +26 141 £32,000 -11.11% 13
South East +92 125 £28,250 -13.07% 10
East of England +47 62 £32,500 - 5
Hertfordshire +34 43 £32,500 -13.33% 2
South West +8 31 £27,500 - 5
Surrey +40 28 £30,001 -33.33% 2
North West -37 28 £35,000 +44.32% 3
Buckinghamshire +44 26 £33,000 +24.52% 1
West Midlands +35 24 £25,000 -16.66% 2
Kent +31 21 £25,000 +11.11% 1
Berkshire +50 20 £31,500 +11.50%
Birmingham +27 18 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Hemel Hempstead +20 18 £36,000 -15.29% 1
Manchester -38 18 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Hampshire +29 17 £20,250 -30.17% 5
City of London +9 17 £29,000 -10.76% 4
High Wycombe +18 16 £31,500 +18.86% 1
Tyne and Wear +12 16 £25,000 -9.09% 2
North East +10 16 £25,000 -9.09% 2
Yorkshire -5 16 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 15 £25,000 -9.09% 2
Cheshunt - 13 £25,000 -
Docklands, London 0 11 £44,000 -
Bristol -6 11 £26,750 -2.72% 1
East Midlands -12 11 £42,875 +78.64% 4
Fareham - 11 £20,250 - 2
Reading +48 10 £31,500 -10.00%
Wiltshire +19 10 £31,750 +6.14% 1
Maidenhead +7 10 £28,500 +5.55%

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for MCP.

1 721 (69.00%) Windows
2 718 (68.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 690 (66.03%) Microsoft
4 505 (48.33%) Active Directory
5 451 (43.16%) MCSE
6 354 (33.88%) VMware
7 347 (33.21%) ITIL
7 347 (33.21%) Windows Server
8 334 (31.96%) MS Excel
9 278 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 252 (24.11%) Cisco Certification
11 251 (24.02%) CCNA
12 245 (23.44%) MCSA
13 240 (22.97%) MS Exchange
14 239 (22.87%) Windows 7
15 226 (21.63%) Cisco
15 226 (21.63%) MS Office
16 218 (20.86%) Windows Server 2012
17 214 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
18 207 (19.81%) Hyper-V
19 201 (19.23%) Office 365
20 190 (18.18%) Degree
21 189 (18.09%) Firewall
21 189 (18.09%) SQL Server
22 175 (16.75%) Citrix
23 170 (16.27%) SCCM
24 168 (16.08%) DNS
25 158 (15.12%) SLA
26 150 (14.35%) LAN
26 150 (14.35%) WAN

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
1 240 (22.97%) MS Exchange
2 117 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 105 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (5.07%) SharePoint
5 49 (4.69%) Skype for Business
6 48 (4.59%) IIS
7 45 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 29 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (1.44%) IBM Notes
11 11 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (1.05%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.77%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.67%) CMS
14 7 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.48%) Confluence
16 5 (0.48%) SAS
17 4 (0.38%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 334 (31.96%) MS Excel
2 226 (21.63%) MS Office
3 19 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (0.38%) QuarkXPress
6 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.19%) MS Project
8 1 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.096%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.096%) Eikon
3 1 (0.096%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.096%) Summit
3 1 (0.096%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 201 (19.23%) Office 365
2 123 (11.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.86%) IaaS
5 9 (0.86%) SaaS
6 7 (0.67%) PaaS
7 5 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (0.38%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.29%) G Suite
10 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.096%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.096%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 189 (18.09%) Firewall
2 168 (16.08%) DNS
3 150 (14.35%) LAN
3 150 (14.35%) WAN
4 143 (13.68%) DHCP
5 122 (11.67%) VPN
6 114 (10.91%) TCP/IP
7 76 (7.27%) SAN
8 64 (6.12%) VoIP
9 52 (4.98%) Internet
10 49 (4.69%) Wireless
11 47 (4.50%) Network Security
11 47 (4.50%) VLAN
12 36 (3.44%) Skype
13 27 (2.58%) IP Telephony
14 23 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
14 23 (2.20%) Unified Communications
15 20 (1.91%) NAS
16 19 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
17 13 (1.24%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (18.09%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (3.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 28 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (0.96%) InfluxDB
9 9 (0.86%) Big Data
9 9 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.77%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.38%) GIS
13 4 (0.38%) MySQL
14 3 (0.29%) Power BI
14 3 (0.29%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.19%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 27 (2.58%) Moq
1 27 (2.58%) NUnit
1 27 (2.58%) Rhino Mocks
2 18 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.53%) MSI
4 8 (0.77%) InstallShield
5 7 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.57%) JIRA
7 4 (0.38%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.38%) Subversion
8 2 (0.19%) Ant
8 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.19%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 108 (10.33%) Finance
2 73 (6.99%) Telecoms
3 32 (3.06%) Games
4 27 (2.58%) Billing
5 18 (1.72%) Retail
6 15 (1.44%) Legal
7 14 (1.34%) Law
8 12 (1.15%) Publishing
9 11 (1.05%) Back Office
9 11 (1.05%) Banking
10 9 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.77%) Spanish Language
12 7 (0.67%) Advertising
13 6 (0.57%) Automotive
14 5 (0.48%) Local Government
15 3 (0.29%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.29%) French Language
15 3 (0.29%) German Language
15 3 (0.29%) Marketing
15 3 (0.29%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 210 (20.10%) Analyst
2 208 (19.90%) Support Engineer
3 149 (14.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 139 (13.30%) IT Support
5 123 (11.77%) Support Analyst
6 117 (11.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 106 (10.14%) IT Engineer
8 82 (7.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 78 (7.46%) Developer
10 73 (6.99%) IT Support Engineer
11 71 (6.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 69 (6.60%) Desktop Support
13 62 (5.93%) IT Analyst
14 60 (5.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 58 (5.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 56 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
17 49 (4.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 48 (4.59%) IT Support Analyst
19 47 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
20 46 (4.40%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (7.94%) .NET
2 66 (6.32%) ASP.NET
3 43 (4.11%) .NET Framework
4 39 (3.73%) HTML
5 30 (2.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (2.78%) CSS
7 28 (2.68%) LINQ
8 27 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 27 (2.58%) NHibernate
9 26 (2.49%) jQuery
10 19 (1.82%) Web Services
11 16 (1.53%) XML
12 13 (1.24%) Software Packaging
13 12 (1.15%) Ajax
14 9 (0.86%) CSS3
14 9 (0.86%) HTML5
14 9 (0.86%) WCF
15 8 (0.77%) 802.1X
16 5 (0.48%) WinForms
17 4 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 69 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (6.60%) Blackberry
3 64 (6.12%) Computer Science
4 59 (5.65%) Management Information System
5 41 (3.92%) Driving Licence
6 38 (3.64%) Clustering
7 33 (3.16%) Smartphone
8 22 (2.11%) Public Cloud
9 20 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 20 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.82%) Replication
10 19 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (1.05%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.05%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.05%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
14 7 (0.67%) iPhone
14 7 (0.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 721 (69.00%) Windows
2 347 (33.21%) Windows Server
3 278 (26.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 239 (22.87%) Windows 7
5 218 (20.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 146 (13.97%) Windows 8
7 97 (9.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 72 (6.89%) Windows 10
9 60 (5.74%) Windows XP
10 59 (5.65%) Linux
11 34 (3.25%) Mac OS X
12 30 (2.87%) Android
13 27 (2.58%) Unix
14 21 (2.01%) Mac OS
14 21 (2.01%) Windows Vista
15 17 (1.63%) Apple iOS
16 13 (1.24%) Windows 2000
17 9 (0.86%) Windows Phone
18 6 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.38%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (33.21%) ITIL
2 88 (8.42%) Service Management
3 66 (6.32%) Project Management
4 63 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 62 (5.93%) Change Management
6 59 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (5.55%) Presales
8 57 (5.45%) ITIL V3
9 54 (5.17%) Service Delivery
10 50 (4.78%) Problem Management
11 47 (4.50%) Incident Management
11 47 (4.50%) PRINCE2
11 47 (4.50%) Time Management
12 44 (4.21%) MVC
13 43 (4.11%) Mentoring
14 42 (4.02%) ITSM
15 41 (3.92%) Scrum
16 39 (3.73%) Software Engineering
17 38 (3.64%) Customer Requirements
18 37 (3.54%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 116 (11.10%) SQL
2 94 (9.00%) PowerShell
3 85 (8.13%) C#
4 31 (2.97%) JavaScript
5 23 (2.20%) C
5 23 (2.20%) VBScript
6 18 (1.72%) VB.NET
7 17 (1.63%) T-SQL
8 9 (0.86%) Java
9 7 (0.67%) C++
9 7 (0.67%) Python
9 7 (0.67%) VB
10 6 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.48%) R
12 4 (0.38%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.38%) PHP
12 4 (0.38%) Ruby
13 2 (0.19%) VB6
14 1 (0.096%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.096%) XAML
Qualifications
1 718 (68.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 451 (43.16%) MCSE
3 252 (24.11%) Cisco Certification
4 251 (24.02%) CCNA
5 245 (23.44%) MCSA
6 190 (18.18%) Degree
7 123 (11.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 117 (11.20%) MCITP
9 94 (9.00%) MCTS
10 93 (8.90%) A+ Certification
11 70 (6.70%) Security Cleared
12 47 (4.50%) CCNP
13 41 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
14 39 (3.73%) SC Cleared
15 38 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
15 38 (3.64%) MCDST
16 33 (3.16%) MCSD
17 32 (3.06%) MCAD
18 25 (2.39%) CCA
19 24 (2.30%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (15.12%) SLA
2 38 (3.64%) QA
3 11 (1.05%) PMO
4 9 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 505 (48.33%) Active Directory
2 214 (20.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 207 (19.81%) Hyper-V
4 49 (4.69%) vSphere
4 49 (4.69%) XenApp
5 36 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
7 19 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (1.24%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.05%) BlackBerry Internet Service
10 11 (1.05%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.96%) XenServer
12 9 (0.86%) Firmware
13 8 (0.77%) VMware ESX
14 7 (0.67%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.67%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
17 3 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 170 (16.27%) SCCM
2 30 (2.87%) WSUS
3 19 (1.82%) SCOM
4 13 (1.24%) SCOrch
5 10 (0.96%) Backup Exec
5 10 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (0.96%) NetBackup
6 9 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (0.77%) SCVMM
8 7 (0.67%) Nessus
9 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.38%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.38%) Sysprep
11 3 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.29%) DameWare
11 3 (0.29%) Graphite
11 3 (0.29%) Kibana
11 3 (0.29%) OpenView
11 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 690 (66.03%) Microsoft
2 354 (33.88%) VMware
3 226 (21.63%) Cisco
4 175 (16.75%) Citrix
5 102 (9.76%) HP
6 71 (6.79%) Apple
7 53 (5.07%) Dell
7 53 (5.07%) NetApp
8 37 (3.54%) CheckPoint
9 36 (3.44%) Draytek
10 33 (3.16%) Mitel
11 29 (2.78%) Oracle
12 28 (2.68%) Avaya
13 27 (2.58%) Juniper
14 25 (2.39%) SonicWALL
15 24 (2.30%) Symantec
16 21 (2.01%) EMC
16 21 (2.01%) NETGEAR
16 21 (2.01%) Veeam
17 20 (1.91%) ZyXEL
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Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per month + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Beckenham, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Honiton, Devon
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Salary: CPD
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Harwell, Oxfordshire
MP Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
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Salary: Up to £29,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Redcar, Cleveland
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Salary: Excellent Salary + Company Benefits Package
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Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
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High Wycombe
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East Midlands
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