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

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 455 388 303
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -85
Permanent jobs citing MCP 599 860 1241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.78% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.30% 2.83% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 494 730 1107
Median salary £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
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
26060 30356 33112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.62% 27.37% 27.49%
Number of salaries quoted 21080 24061 26252
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 £27,500
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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -70 563 £32,500 - 73
London -36 181 £40,000 +2.56% 20
South East -78 133 £32,500 +18.18% 17
Yorkshire +61 60 £24,500 -7.54% 12
East of England -16 57 £37,500 +25.00% 5
City of London +64 50 £50,000 +25.00% 5
South West +19 40 £33,227 -5.06% 6
Surrey -29 38 £34,250 +14.16% 9
Hertfordshire +31 36 £40,000 +42.85% 2
East Midlands +3 33 £29,000 +23.40% 1
Hampshire -15 33 £30,000 +25.00% 2
West Yorkshire +37 32 £24,250 +7.77% 8
North West 0 26 £25,000 -33.33% 7
West Midlands -14 23 £31,500 -10.00% 2
Berkshire -18 22 £37,500 +38.88% 2
Manchester -2 18 £25,500 -32.00% 4
Wakefield +10 16 £22,875 +8.92% 1
Northamptonshire +1 16 £33,500 +36.73%
East Yorkshire - 16 £24,500 - 2
Scotland +20 14 £20,000 -57.89% 3
Northampton +12 14 £33,500 +31.37%
Buckinghamshire -3 14 £36,250 +20.83% 2
Somerset - 14 £41,000 - 3
Guildford +22 13 £35,000 +29.62% 2
Hemel Hempstead +9 12 £45,000 +52.54%
Stevenage +4 12 £37,500 -16.66%
Bristol +27 11 £25,000 -34.21%
Essex +17 11 £20,000 -40.87%
Derbyshire +13 11 £28,500 +46.15%
Southampton -7 11 £21,000 +5.00% 1

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 865 (73.06%) Microsoft
2 812 (68.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 767 (64.78%) Windows
4 611 (51.60%) Active Directory
5 513 (43.33%) ITIL
6 473 (39.95%) MCSE
7 433 (36.57%) MS Excel
8 407 (34.38%) VMware
9 386 (32.60%) Windows Server
10 365 (30.83%) MS Office
11 327 (27.62%) MCSA
12 299 (25.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 296 (25.00%) MS Exchange
14 282 (23.82%) Windows 7
15 281 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
16 260 (21.96%) Citrix
17 247 (20.86%) Cisco
18 241 (20.35%) Cisco Certification
19 236 (19.93%) Windows Server 2012
20 223 (18.83%) SQL Server
21 222 (18.75%) Office 365
22 219 (18.50%) CCNA
23 185 (15.63%) MCITP
24 184 (15.54%) Degree
25 180 (15.20%) SCCM
26 176 (14.86%) Hyper-V
27 171 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
28 170 (14.36%) DNS
29 165 (13.94%) Finance
30 164 (13.85%) Windows 8

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
1 296 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 171 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 134 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 79 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 76 (6.42%) IIS
6 73 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 48 (4.05%) Skype for Business
8 29 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 25 (2.11%) IBM Notes
10 18 (1.52%) 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
12 7 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.51%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.34%) Apache
14 4 (0.34%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.34%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 433 (36.57%) MS Excel
2 365 (30.83%) MS Office
3 10 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.17%) AutoCAD
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
Business Applications
1 8 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.34%) FastStats
2 4 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.34%) Unica
3 2 (0.17%) Hi Portfolio
3 2 (0.17%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.084%) assyst
4 1 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.084%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 222 (18.75%) Office 365
2 63 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.01%) Google Apps
5 6 (0.51%) GitHub
5 6 (0.51%) SaaS
6 4 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.25%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.25%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.17%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.084%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 170 (14.36%) DNS
2 157 (13.26%) DHCP
3 148 (12.50%) LAN
4 143 (12.08%) Firewall
5 123 (10.39%) WAN
6 114 (9.63%) VPN
7 110 (9.29%) TCP/IP
8 79 (6.67%) SAN
9 58 (4.90%) Internet
10 53 (4.48%) VoIP
11 48 (4.05%) Wi-Fi
12 38 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
12 38 (3.21%) Wireless
13 37 (3.13%) VLAN
14 32 (2.70%) IP Telephony
14 32 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
15 23 (1.94%) Intranet
16 21 (1.77%) NAS
17 16 (1.35%) SSL
18 15 (1.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (18.83%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 49 (4.14%) SQL Server 2014
5 47 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 26 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 13 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (1.10%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (0.59%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.59%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.51%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.51%) Power BI
12 6 (0.51%) SSDT
13 4 (0.34%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 29 (2.45%) Visual Studio
2 25 (2.11%) Moq
2 25 (2.11%) NUnit
2 25 (2.11%) Rhino Mocks
3 17 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.93%) SoapUI
5 9 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.34%) JIRA
6 4 (0.34%) MSI
6 4 (0.34%) tSQLt
7 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.084%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.084%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.084%) MSTest
8 1 (0.084%) ReSharper
General
1 165 (13.94%) Finance
2 42 (3.55%) Legal
3 38 (3.21%) Law
4 36 (3.04%) Retail
5 33 (2.79%) Banking
6 29 (2.45%) Games
7 28 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.77%) Telecoms
9 18 (1.52%) Front Office
10 14 (1.18%) Back Office
11 10 (0.84%) Marketing
12 9 (0.76%) Publishing
13 8 (0.68%) Advertising
14 7 (0.59%) Automotive
14 7 (0.59%) French Language
15 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.25%) Local Government
17 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
17 2 (0.17%) Billing
17 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 361 (30.49%) Analyst
2 178 (15.03%) Support Analyst
3 176 (14.86%) Support Engineer
4 140 (11.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 136 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 133 (11.23%) Service Analyst
7 129 (10.90%) Service Desk Analyst
8 112 (9.46%) IT Support
9 103 (8.70%) Developer
10 101 (8.53%) IT Engineer
11 79 (6.67%) IT Analyst
12 77 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 70 (5.91%) Desktop Support
14 69 (5.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 69 (5.83%) Consultant
15 67 (5.66%) .NET Developer
16 64 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
16 64 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
17 57 (4.81%) Administrator
18 56 (4.73%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (9.38%) .NET
2 73 (6.17%) ASP.NET
3 57 (4.81%) .NET Framework
4 44 (3.72%) HTML
5 38 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 37 (3.13%) Web Services
7 35 (2.96%) LINQ
8 32 (2.70%) CSS
9 25 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 25 (2.11%) NHibernate
10 22 (1.86%) WCF
11 19 (1.60%) Ajax
11 19 (1.60%) jQuery
12 17 (1.44%) Entity Framework
13 13 (1.10%) SOAP
14 8 (0.68%) CSS3
14 8 (0.68%) RESTful
15 7 (0.59%) ADO.NET
15 7 (0.59%) Classic ASP
16 6 (0.51%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 118 (9.97%) Blackberry
2 75 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 68 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (4.56%) Computer Science
5 53 (4.48%) Smartphone
6 48 (4.05%) Management Information System
7 36 (3.04%) Driving Licence
8 29 (2.45%) iPhone
8 29 (2.45%) Replication
9 26 (2.20%) Clustering
10 25 (2.11%) Mathematics
11 17 (1.44%) iPad
12 15 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
13 11 (0.93%) Cyber Attack
13 11 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (0.93%) Fat Client
13 11 (0.93%) SCADA
13 11 (0.93%) Thin Client
14 9 (0.76%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 767 (64.78%) Windows
2 386 (32.60%) Windows Server
3 299 (25.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 282 (23.82%) Windows 7
5 236 (19.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 164 (13.85%) Windows 8
7 113 (9.54%) Windows 10
8 102 (8.61%) Linux
9 90 (7.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 70 (5.91%) Windows XP
11 42 (3.55%) Android
12 39 (3.29%) Mac OS X
13 23 (1.94%) Apple iOS
14 22 (1.86%) Mac OS
15 19 (1.60%) Unix
16 17 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (0.93%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.76%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.51%) CentOS
20 5 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (43.33%) ITIL
2 121 (10.22%) Service Management
3 94 (7.94%) Incident Management
4 72 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 61 (5.15%) MVC
7 57 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 54 (4.56%) Project Management
9 51 (4.31%) Presales
10 50 (4.22%) Migration
11 48 (4.05%) Problem Management
12 47 (3.97%) Change Management
13 46 (3.89%) Mentoring
14 39 (3.29%) Information Security
14 39 (3.29%) Scrum
15 37 (3.13%) ITIL V3
16 33 (2.79%) Root Cause Analysis
16 33 (2.79%) TDD
17 32 (2.70%) Web Application Development
18 29 (2.45%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (12.08%) SQL
2 100 (8.45%) PowerShell
3 90 (7.60%) C#
4 48 (4.05%) T-SQL
5 42 (3.55%) JavaScript
6 31 (2.62%) C
7 28 (2.36%) VB.NET
8 19 (1.60%) VB
9 16 (1.35%) VBScript
10 8 (0.68%) Java
11 5 (0.42%) C++
12 4 (0.34%) Perl
12 4 (0.34%) Python
12 4 (0.34%) Ruby
13 3 (0.25%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.17%) PHP
14 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.084%) Delphi
15 1 (0.084%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.084%) VBA
Qualifications
1 812 (68.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 473 (39.95%) MCSE
3 327 (27.62%) MCSA
4 241 (20.35%) Cisco Certification
5 219 (18.50%) CCNA
6 185 (15.63%) MCITP
7 184 (15.54%) Degree
8 140 (11.82%) MCTS
9 114 (9.63%) MCDST
10 106 (8.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 94 (7.94%) Security Cleared
12 92 (7.77%) A+ Certification
12 92 (7.77%) ITIL Certification
13 69 (5.83%) SC Cleared
14 44 (3.72%) Citrix Certification
15 41 (3.46%) MCSD
16 36 (3.04%) CCA
17 35 (2.96%) MCAD
18 32 (2.70%) MOS
19 31 (2.62%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (12.92%) SLA
2 10 (0.84%) QA
3 9 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.42%) COBIT
4 5 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.42%) RMADS
5 4 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.084%) HL7
6 1 (0.084%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.084%) ISO20022
System Software
1 611 (51.60%) Active Directory
2 281 (23.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (14.86%) Hyper-V
4 62 (5.24%) vSphere
5 58 (4.90%) XenApp
6 32 (2.70%) VMware ESX
7 30 (2.53%) XenDesktop
8 23 (1.94%) XenServer
9 21 (1.77%) Terminal Services
10 17 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
13 14 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
13 14 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.68%) Samba
14 8 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.42%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.25%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 180 (15.20%) SCCM
2 56 (4.73%) SCOM
3 24 (2.03%) Nagios
4 23 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
5 22 (1.86%) Backup Exec
6 19 (1.60%) DameWare
7 18 (1.52%) WSUS
8 17 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 15 (1.27%) SCVMM
10 14 (1.18%) SafeCom
11 13 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (0.93%) OpenView
13 10 (0.84%) FortiGate
14 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 8 (0.68%) NetBackup
15 8 (0.68%) Puppet
16 7 (0.59%) AirWatch
16 7 (0.59%) Perfmon
16 7 (0.59%) SCSM
17 6 (0.51%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 865 (73.06%) Microsoft
2 407 (34.38%) VMware
3 260 (21.96%) Citrix
4 247 (20.86%) Cisco
5 100 (8.45%) HP
6 51 (4.31%) Dell
7 50 (4.22%) Apple
8 39 (3.29%) Intel Security
9 34 (2.87%) Remedy
10 32 (2.70%) Mitel
11 31 (2.62%) Oracle
12 30 (2.53%) Symantec
13 28 (2.36%) Avaya
13 28 (2.36%) CheckPoint
13 28 (2.36%) Veeam
14 26 (2.20%) NetApp
15 24 (2.03%) Draytek
15 24 (2.03%) Lotus
16 22 (1.86%) NETGEAR
16 22 (1.86%) ZyXEL
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Washington, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 10 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Flexible working hours
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Epsom, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Shares, Bonus, etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Talent Spa
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Outstanding benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £18k - 21k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Employ Solutions
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £21,000 per annum + 25 days holiday, BUPA, Life assura
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum, Benefits Car Allowance, Oncall Period, Over
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £23000 per annum + ben
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Good Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago