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

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 451 396 328
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -68
Permanent jobs citing MCP 590 807 1031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.73% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.29% 2.68% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 519 692 911
Median salary £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%

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
25782 30155 31434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.36% 27.44% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 20928 24253 24331
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 August 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 August 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 -46 563 £31,500 -2.32% 73
South East -61 153 £32,000 +10.34% 19
London -55 143 £35,000 +7.69% 18
South West +36 67 £35,000 - 8
East of England +15 57 £36,000 +6.42% 4
Surrey -40 57 £29,000 -17.14% 9
Berkshire +31 47 £43,750 +71.56% 3
Yorkshire +45 45 £25,500 +13.33% 3
Hertfordshire +42 34 £35,000 +2.94% 3
West Midlands +21 33 £32,500 -7.14% 4
North West -24 29 £25,500 -7.27% 12
City of London +47 27 £42,500 +54.54% 3
Wiltshire +23 23 £42,500 +13.33% 1
East Midlands -12 23 £25,500 -23.88% 3
Bracknell +12 22 £52,500 -
West Yorkshire +14 21 £23,500 +4.44% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 20 £32,500 +19.26% 1
Hampshire -38 19 £27,000 -1.81% 5
Birmingham -7 17 £36,000 - 1
Manchester -18 17 £25,500 -7.27% 4
Somerset - 15 £45,000 -
Bath - 15 £45,000 -
Chippenham - 14 £43,500 -
Bristol +30 13 £28,750 -17.85% 3
Maidenhead +3 13 £32,500 +41.30%
North East +4 12 £19,000 -39.20% 2
Guildford +20 11 £35,000 +29.62% 1
Tyne and Wear +4 11 £19,000 -32.74% 2
Northamptonshire -10 11 £26,500 -20.89% 1
Scotland +24 10 £22,250 -7.29%

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 844 (71.46%) Microsoft
2 837 (70.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 768 (65.03%) Windows
4 594 (50.30%) Active Directory
5 514 (43.52%) MCSE
6 473 (40.05%) ITIL
7 400 (33.87%) MS Excel
8 385 (32.60%) Windows Server
9 383 (32.43%) VMware
10 355 (30.06%) MCSA
11 325 (27.52%) MS Exchange
12 319 (27.01%) MS Office
13 283 (23.96%) Windows Server 2008
14 282 (23.88%) Windows 7
15 267 (22.61%) Cisco Certification
16 253 (21.42%) Cisco
16 253 (21.42%) VMware Infrastructure
17 249 (21.08%) CCNA
18 240 (20.32%) Windows Server 2012
19 238 (20.15%) Office 365
20 225 (19.05%) Citrix
21 206 (17.44%) SQL Server
22 196 (16.60%) MCITP
23 195 (16.51%) Windows 8
24 182 (15.41%) Exchange Server 2010
25 178 (15.07%) SCCM
26 173 (14.65%) Degree
27 166 (14.06%) Hyper-V
28 163 (13.80%) Exchange Server 2013
29 158 (13.38%) Finance

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
1 325 (27.52%) MS Exchange
2 182 (15.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 163 (13.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 91 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 82 (6.94%) SharePoint
6 52 (4.40%) IIS
7 37 (3.13%) Skype for Business
8 21 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (1.69%) IBM Notes
10 16 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.68%) Umbraco
12 7 (0.59%) CMS
12 7 (0.59%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
13 6 (0.51%) SAS
14 4 (0.34%) SugarCRM
15 3 (0.25%) IBM Domino
15 3 (0.25%) SharePoint Foundation
15 3 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 400 (33.87%) MS Excel
2 319 (27.01%) MS Office
3 11 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) MS Project
4 2 (0.17%) PTC Creo
4 2 (0.17%) Siemens NX
4 2 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.17%) Windchill
5 1 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.085%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.085%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.085%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.34%) FastStats
2 4 (0.34%) Unica
3 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.25%) Hi Portfolio
4 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.085%) assyst
5 1 (0.085%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 238 (20.15%) Office 365
2 74 (6.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.76%) GitHub
5 7 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.34%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.34%) IaaS
6 4 (0.34%) SaaS
7 3 (0.25%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
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%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.085%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 148 (12.53%) DHCP
1 148 (12.53%) Firewall
2 146 (12.36%) DNS
3 138 (11.69%) LAN
4 124 (10.50%) WAN
5 102 (8.64%) VPN
6 94 (7.96%) TCP/IP
7 69 (5.84%) SAN
8 53 (4.49%) VoIP
9 42 (3.56%) Wireless
10 37 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
10 37 (3.13%) VLAN
11 36 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
12 33 (2.79%) Internet
13 24 (2.03%) IP Telephony
14 23 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (1.61%) SSL
16 18 (1.52%) Unified Communications
17 16 (1.35%) Network Security
18 15 (1.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 55 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (3.98%) SQL Server 2014
6 38 (3.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
10 17 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.85%) Relational Database
12 9 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (0.76%) SSDT
13 8 (0.68%) Big Data
13 8 (0.68%) Power BI
14 7 (0.59%) QlikView
15 6 (0.51%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.51%) MySQL
15 6 (0.51%) OLAP
15 6 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (2.29%) Moq
1 27 (2.29%) NUnit
1 27 (2.29%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (2.12%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.51%) tSQLt
5 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.25%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.17%) JIRA
7 2 (0.17%) MSI
8 1 (0.085%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.085%) MSTest
8 1 (0.085%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.085%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.085%) Subversion
General
1 158 (13.38%) Finance
2 35 (2.96%) Retail
3 33 (2.79%) Banking
4 31 (2.62%) Law
4 31 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.54%) Games
5 30 (2.54%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.69%) Legal
7 17 (1.44%) Front Office
8 13 (1.10%) Automotive
9 9 (0.76%) Advertising
9 9 (0.76%) Back Office
9 9 (0.76%) Marketing
10 8 (0.68%) French Language
11 7 (0.59%) Publishing
12 6 (0.51%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.25%) Billing
13 3 (0.25%) Local Government
14 2 (0.17%) Electronics
14 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 347 (29.38%) Analyst
2 193 (16.34%) Support Engineer
3 161 (13.63%) Support Analyst
4 140 (11.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 135 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 126 (10.67%) Service Analyst
7 120 (10.16%) Service Desk Analyst
8 114 (9.65%) IT Support
9 102 (8.64%) Developer
10 96 (8.13%) IT Engineer
11 87 (7.37%) IT Analyst
12 72 (6.10%) Desktop Support
13 70 (5.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 67 (5.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 67 (5.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 62 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 61 (5.17%) .NET Developer
16 61 (5.17%) 1st Line Support
17 60 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
18 57 (4.83%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (8.81%) .NET
2 76 (6.44%) ASP.NET
3 52 (4.40%) .NET Framework
4 43 (3.64%) HTML
5 38 (3.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 33 (2.79%) LINQ
7 32 (2.71%) CSS
8 28 (2.37%) NHibernate
8 28 (2.37%) Web Services
9 26 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 19 (1.61%) jQuery
11 18 (1.52%) Ajax
12 11 (0.93%) Entity Framework
13 10 (0.85%) WCF
14 9 (0.76%) ADO.NET
14 9 (0.76%) CSS3
15 7 (0.59%) XML
16 6 (0.51%) SOAP
17 5 (0.42%) COM
18 4 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.47%) Blackberry
2 86 (7.28%) Data Centre
3 51 (4.32%) Smartphone
4 50 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (4.15%) Computer Science
6 43 (3.64%) Replication
7 39 (3.30%) Driving Licence
7 39 (3.30%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.29%) Clustering
9 20 (1.69%) iPhone
9 20 (1.69%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.10%) iPad
11 10 (0.85%) Fat Client
11 10 (0.85%) Thin Client
12 9 (0.76%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.68%) Cyber Attack
13 8 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
13 8 (0.68%) IVR
13 8 (0.68%) SCADA
13 8 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 768 (65.03%) Windows
2 385 (32.60%) Windows Server
3 283 (23.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 282 (23.88%) Windows 7
5 240 (20.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 195 (16.51%) Windows 8
7 127 (10.75%) Windows 10
8 95 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 82 (6.94%) Linux
10 58 (4.91%) Windows XP
11 48 (4.06%) Android
11 48 (4.06%) Mac OS X
12 31 (2.62%) Apple iOS
13 24 (2.03%) Unix
14 19 (1.61%) Windows 2000
15 14 (1.19%) Mac OS
15 14 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
16 13 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.76%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (40.05%) ITIL
2 114 (9.65%) Service Management
3 81 (6.86%) Incident Management
4 68 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (5.25%) Migration
6 60 (5.08%) MVC
7 58 (4.91%) Service Delivery
8 54 (4.57%) Problem Management
9 51 (4.32%) Mentoring
10 50 (4.23%) Project Management
11 44 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 43 (3.64%) Change Management
13 42 (3.56%) ITIL V3
14 40 (3.39%) Presales
15 38 (3.22%) ITSM
15 38 (3.22%) TDD
16 36 (3.05%) Scrum
16 36 (3.05%) Web Application Development
17 33 (2.79%) Information Security
17 33 (2.79%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 136 (11.52%) SQL
2 101 (8.55%) PowerShell
3 97 (8.21%) C#
4 53 (4.49%) T-SQL
5 38 (3.22%) JavaScript
6 35 (2.96%) VB.NET
7 22 (1.86%) VBScript
8 17 (1.44%) C
9 15 (1.27%) VB
10 10 (0.85%) R
11 8 (0.68%) Java
12 7 (0.59%) Python
13 6 (0.51%) Perl
13 6 (0.51%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.34%) Ruby
15 2 (0.17%) C++
16 1 (0.085%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.085%) PHP
16 1 (0.085%) XAML
Qualifications
1 837 (70.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 514 (43.52%) MCSE
3 355 (30.06%) MCSA
4 267 (22.61%) Cisco Certification
5 249 (21.08%) CCNA
6 196 (16.60%) MCITP
7 173 (14.65%) Degree
8 146 (12.36%) MCTS
9 137 (11.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 105 (8.89%) MCDST
11 87 (7.37%) Security Cleared
12 81 (6.86%) A+ Certification
13 70 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
14 65 (5.50%) SC Cleared
15 40 (3.39%) MCSD
16 39 (3.30%) MCAD
17 36 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
18 29 (2.46%) CCENT
19 28 (2.37%) CCA
19 28 (2.37%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (12.87%) SLA
2 9 (0.76%) QA
3 7 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.25%) COBIT
4 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.25%) RMADS
5 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.085%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 594 (50.30%) Active Directory
2 253 (21.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (14.06%) Hyper-V
4 63 (5.33%) vSphere
5 44 (3.73%) XenApp
6 28 (2.37%) VMware ESX
7 24 (2.03%) Terminal Services
8 21 (1.78%) XenDesktop
9 20 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (1.10%) XenServer
13 10 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.34%) BitLocker
17 3 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.25%) Firmware
17 3 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 178 (15.07%) SCCM
2 51 (4.32%) SCOM
3 30 (2.54%) Backup Exec
4 21 (1.78%) DameWare
5 18 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
6 16 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (1.27%) SCVMM
8 14 (1.19%) AirWatch
9 12 (1.02%) Nagios
9 12 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (0.93%) SafeCom
10 11 (0.93%) WSUS
11 9 (0.76%) FortiGate
11 9 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.76%) SCSM
12 8 (0.68%) Perfmon
13 6 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.51%) NetBackup
14 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 4 (0.34%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 844 (71.46%) Microsoft
2 383 (32.43%) VMware
3 253 (21.42%) Cisco
4 225 (19.05%) Citrix
5 138 (11.69%) HP
6 61 (5.17%) Dell
7 55 (4.66%) Apple
8 40 (3.39%) Symantec
9 36 (3.05%) Draytek
9 36 (3.05%) ZyXEL
10 35 (2.96%) Veeam
11 33 (2.79%) Mitel
12 32 (2.71%) CheckPoint
13 30 (2.54%) SonicWALL
14 28 (2.37%) Avaya
15 25 (2.12%) Intel Security
15 25 (2.12%) Juniper
16 24 (2.03%) NETGEAR
17 22 (1.86%) 3Com
17 22 (1.86%) Remedy
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £0.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum, Benefits Company Car, Excellent Package, On
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum, Benefits Company Car, Excellent Package, On
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum, Benefits Company Car, Excellent Package, On
Posted: 19 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum, Benefits Company Car, Excellent Package, On
Posted: 19 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 23 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £28k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Pygmalion Cloud Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum plus a range of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redruth, Cornwall
Talent Spa
Salary: £24k - 29k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £65000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + 15% shift allowance, 25 days hols
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £22k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 5 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Recital Consulting
Salary: £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £24k + £Bonus + MS Training !
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £18500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago