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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 420 402 322
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -80
Permanent jobs citing MCP 560 804 1074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.75% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 2.74% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 454 703 973
Median salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,817 £21,750 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £29,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -4.76%

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
23080 29382 32051
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.83% 27.37% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 18224 23272 25710
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -34 526 £30,000 -3.22% 65
London +20 205 £32,500 - 14
South East -14 126 £29,000 -17.14% 23
North West -47 41 £22,500 -8.16% 10
South West +8 37 £32,750 +0.76% 5
Surrey -67 34 £30,000 -29.41% 5
Berkshire +55 31 £32,500 -13.33% 8
Yorkshire +12 29 £32,500 +54.76% 1
East of England -1 28 £30,000 -7.69% 4
Manchester -16 26 £22,500 -23.72% 6
West Midlands -27 24 £37,500 +7.14% 3
East Midlands +7 21 £25,000 -0.99% 5
Bristol +32 20 £26,000 -33.75%
Buckinghamshire +8 20 £25,000 -28.57% 1
City of London -5 18 £29,500 -9.92% 5
West Yorkshire +9 17 £32,500 +46.06%
Kent +17 15 £25,000 +9.89% 3
Tyne and Wear +13 15 £22,500 -13.46%
North East +13 15 £22,500 -13.46%
Reading +33 14 £28,250 -24.66% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +14 14 £22,500 -13.46%
Hertfordshire +13 13 £31,750 -25.29% 2
Milton Keynes +5 11 £22,500 -35.71% 1
East Sussex +35 10 £29,250 +12.50% 1
Cheshire -9 10 £21,000 -4.54% 2
Birmingham -12 10 £34,000 -9.33%
East Yorkshire - 10 - -
Hull - 10 - -
Maidenhead - 10 £50,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +16 8 £29,250 +6.36% 2

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 807 (70.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 795 (69.01%) Microsoft
3 755 (65.54%) Windows
4 519 (45.05%) Active Directory
5 510 (44.27%) MCSE
6 397 (34.46%) ITIL
7 386 (33.51%) Windows Server
8 367 (31.86%) VMware
9 348 (30.21%) MS Excel
10 332 (28.82%) MCSA
11 292 (25.35%) MS Exchange
12 283 (24.57%) Cisco Certification
13 282 (24.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 279 (24.22%) CCNA
15 259 (22.48%) Windows 7
16 256 (22.22%) Cisco
17 241 (20.92%) Windows Server 2012
18 231 (20.05%) VMware Infrastructure
19 214 (18.58%) MS Office
20 211 (18.32%) Office 365
21 193 (16.75%) Windows 8
21 193 (16.75%) Firewall
22 191 (16.58%) SQL Server
23 184 (15.97%) MCITP
24 183 (15.89%) Degree
25 181 (15.71%) Hyper-V
26 179 (15.54%) Citrix
27 168 (14.58%) SCCM
28 164 (14.24%) Exchange Server 2013
29 159 (13.80%) 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
1 292 (25.35%) MS Exchange
2 164 (14.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 153 (13.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 77 (6.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 58 (5.03%) IIS
6 55 (4.77%) SharePoint
7 42 (3.65%) Skype for Business
8 20 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.95%) SAS
11 10 (0.87%) IBM Notes
12 9 (0.78%) Umbraco
13 8 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.52%) CMS
15 5 (0.43%) ArcGIS
16 4 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (0.26%) OpenStack
17 3 (0.26%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 348 (30.21%) MS Excel
2 214 (18.58%) MS Office
3 11 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.17%) PTC Creo
5 2 (0.17%) Windchill
6 1 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.087%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.26%) HiPortfolio
3 2 (0.17%) Eikon
3 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.17%) Summit
4 1 (0.087%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.087%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 211 (18.32%) Office 365
2 79 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.04%) IaaS
6 8 (0.69%) SaaS
7 7 (0.61%) GitHub
8 5 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.35%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.26%) PaaS
11 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.17%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.17%) G Suite
11 2 (0.17%) Sage Pay
11 2 (0.17%) Yammer
12 1 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.087%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.087%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.087%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 193 (16.75%) Firewall
2 159 (13.80%) DNS
3 152 (13.19%) DHCP
4 149 (12.93%) WAN
5 138 (11.98%) LAN
6 127 (11.02%) VPN
7 118 (10.24%) TCP/IP
8 78 (6.77%) SAN
9 64 (5.56%) VoIP
10 55 (4.77%) VLAN
11 54 (4.69%) Wireless
12 48 (4.17%) Network Security
13 32 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
14 29 (2.52%) SSL
15 27 (2.34%) Skype
16 25 (2.17%) Internet
16 25 (2.17%) Unified Communications
17 21 (1.82%) IP Telephony
18 19 (1.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 50 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 40 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
7 16 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (0.87%) InfluxDB
9 10 (0.87%) Relational Database
10 9 (0.78%) GIS
11 8 (0.69%) MySQL
11 8 (0.69%) Power BI
12 7 (0.61%) Big Data
12 7 (0.61%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.61%) QlikView
12 7 (0.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 27 (2.34%) Moq
1 27 (2.34%) NUnit
1 27 (2.34%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (2.26%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (0.43%) Subversion
3 5 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.35%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.35%) tSQLt
5 3 (0.26%) MSI
6 2 (0.17%) Ant
6 2 (0.17%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.17%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.087%) JIRA
7 1 (0.087%) ReSharper
General
1 142 (12.33%) Finance
2 61 (5.30%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.69%) Games
4 22 (1.91%) Banking
5 19 (1.65%) Billing
6 16 (1.39%) Automotive
7 15 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.13%) Law
8 13 (1.13%) Legal
9 12 (1.04%) Publishing
9 12 (1.04%) Retail
10 7 (0.61%) Advertising
10 7 (0.61%) Back Office
10 7 (0.61%) Marketing
11 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.43%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.43%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.35%) Front Office
13 2 (0.17%) Electronics
13 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 271 (23.52%) Analyst
2 222 (19.27%) Support Engineer
3 156 (13.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 155 (13.45%) IT Support
5 142 (12.33%) Support Analyst
6 112 (9.72%) IT Engineer
7 111 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 94 (8.16%) Developer
9 90 (7.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 89 (7.73%) IT Analyst
11 83 (7.20%) Desktop Support
12 82 (7.12%) IT Support Engineer
13 75 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 75 (6.51%) Service Analyst
14 73 (6.34%) Service Desk Analyst
15 70 (6.08%) Windows Engineer
16 67 (5.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 67 (5.82%) IT Support Analyst
17 66 (5.73%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 57 (4.95%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (8.33%) .NET
2 75 (6.51%) ASP.NET
3 53 (4.60%) .NET Framework
3 53 (4.60%) HTML
4 31 (2.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 30 (2.60%) CSS
6 29 (2.52%) jQuery
7 28 (2.43%) NHibernate
8 27 (2.34%) LINQ
9 26 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 21 (1.82%) Ajax
11 20 (1.74%) Web Services
12 15 (1.30%) XML
13 14 (1.22%) CSS3
14 8 (0.69%) 802.1X
15 7 (0.61%) HTML5
15 7 (0.61%) Software Packaging
15 7 (0.61%) WCF
15 7 (0.61%) WinForms
16 6 (0.52%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 84 (7.29%) Blackberry
3 60 (5.21%) Computer Science
4 58 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 43 (3.73%) Driving Licence
6 43 (3.73%) Replication
7 34 (2.95%) Clustering
8 33 (2.86%) Smartphone
9 23 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.82%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.39%) Statistics
11 16 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (1.30%) iPhone
13 14 (1.22%) IVR
14 11 (0.95%) iPad
15 10 (0.87%) Mathematics
15 10 (0.87%) User Experience
16 8 (0.69%) Microsoft Licensing
17 7 (0.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 755 (65.54%) Windows
2 386 (33.51%) Windows Server
3 282 (24.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 259 (22.48%) Windows 7
5 241 (20.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 193 (16.75%) Windows 8
7 110 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 94 (8.16%) Windows 10
9 64 (5.56%) Linux
10 53 (4.60%) Windows XP
11 45 (3.91%) Android
12 43 (3.73%) Mac OS X
13 27 (2.34%) Unix
14 26 (2.26%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.91%) Windows 2000
16 19 (1.65%) Windows Mobile
16 19 (1.65%) Windows Vista
17 10 (0.87%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 5 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (34.46%) ITIL
2 82 (7.12%) Service Management
3 67 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (5.82%) Service Delivery
4 61 (5.30%) Mentoring
5 59 (5.12%) ITIL V3
6 58 (5.03%) Problem Management
7 57 (4.95%) ITSM
7 57 (4.95%) MVC
8 55 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 53 (4.60%) Migration
10 52 (4.51%) Incident Management
11 47 (4.08%) Change Management
12 40 (3.47%) Project Management
13 38 (3.30%) Scrum
14 37 (3.21%) Software Engineering
14 37 (3.21%) TDD
15 34 (2.95%) Web Application Development
16 33 (2.86%) Load Balancing
16 33 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (11.37%) SQL
2 108 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 99 (8.59%) C#
4 39 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 39 (3.39%) T-SQL
5 32 (2.78%) VB.NET
6 16 (1.39%) C
6 16 (1.39%) VBScript
7 14 (1.22%) Java
8 13 (1.13%) VB
9 11 (0.95%) PL/SQL
9 11 (0.95%) R
10 10 (0.87%) Python
11 7 (0.61%) Perl
12 4 (0.35%) C++
12 4 (0.35%) PHP
13 2 (0.17%) VB6
13 2 (0.17%) XAML
14 1 (0.087%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 807 (70.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 510 (44.27%) MCSE
3 332 (28.82%) MCSA
4 283 (24.57%) Cisco Certification
5 279 (24.22%) CCNA
6 184 (15.97%) MCITP
7 183 (15.89%) Degree
8 147 (12.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 132 (11.46%) MCTS
10 85 (7.38%) A+ Certification
11 60 (5.21%) Security Cleared
12 46 (3.99%) MCDST
13 43 (3.73%) SC Cleared
14 41 (3.56%) Citrix Certification
15 40 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
15 40 (3.47%) MCAD
15 40 (3.47%) MCSD
16 35 (3.04%) CCENT
17 32 (2.78%) CISSP
18 31 (2.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (11.72%) SLA
2 24 (2.08%) QA
3 7 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.087%) HL7
5 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.087%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.087%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 519 (45.05%) Active Directory
2 231 (20.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (15.71%) Hyper-V
4 62 (5.38%) vSphere
5 44 (3.82%) XenApp
6 34 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (2.60%) Terminal Services
8 19 (1.65%) VMware ESX
9 15 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
9 15 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
10 14 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (0.95%) XenDesktop
12 9 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.69%) Firmware
13 8 (0.69%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.61%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.61%) XenServer
15 5 (0.43%) BlackBerry Internet Service
15 5 (0.43%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 168 (14.58%) SCCM
2 32 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 27 (2.34%) SCOM
4 25 (2.17%) WSUS
5 15 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (1.13%) AirWatch
7 12 (1.04%) SCVMM
8 9 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.69%) Nessus
10 7 (0.61%) SCSM
11 5 (0.43%) DameWare
11 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.43%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.35%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.26%) Perfmon
13 3 (0.26%) PowerCLI
13 3 (0.26%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.26%) vRealize
14 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 795 (69.01%) Microsoft
2 367 (31.86%) VMware
3 256 (22.22%) Cisco
4 179 (15.54%) Citrix
5 157 (13.63%) HP
6 80 (6.94%) Apple
6 80 (6.94%) Dell
7 54 (4.69%) Draytek
8 49 (4.25%) ZyXEL
9 41 (3.56%) CheckPoint
10 40 (3.47%) SonicWALL
11 39 (3.39%) Mitel
12 38 (3.30%) Symantec
13 36 (3.13%) NETGEAR
14 34 (2.95%) NetApp
15 33 (2.86%) Juniper
16 32 (2.78%) 3Com
16 32 (2.78%) Veeam
17 28 (2.43%) Avaya
18 25 (2.17%) Intel Security
Scotland
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33500 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £1 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + 5% flex
Posted: 21 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
Proactive Appointments
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Plus Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Southampton Solent University
Salary: From £36,001 to £41,709 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary + excellent benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + 5% flex
Posted: 21 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
First Utility
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Premier IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 per annum + 1,200 DV Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + MCSE Training + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £32959 - £45000 per annum + Lovely Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago