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

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
Rank 444 435 314
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -121
Permanent jobs citing MCP 517 645 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.65% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 2.32% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 426 558 935
Median salary £30,000 £31,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.51% -2.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,350 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £29,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -10.76%

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
21200 27839 28943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.11% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16776 22262 23172
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 £28,000 £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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -9 480 £30,000 - 48
London +9 170 £36,000 +2.85% 14
South East +70 129 £27,500 -17.91% 10
East of England +21 40 £30,000 +4.34% 9
South West +5 36 £31,750 +9.81% 6
North West -49 33 £25,000 +6.38% 5
Surrey +15 28 £32,500 -27.77% 5
Hertfordshire +25 27 £30,000 -7.69% 5
West Midlands -4 26 £36,250 +20.83% 2
Berkshire +59 25 £28,500 +4.58% 1
Kent +25 23 £25,000 +9.89% 1
Buckinghamshire +30 22 £25,000 -28.57%
Manchester -32 21 £35,000 +40.00% 5
North East +12 20 £25,000 +19.04%
Tyne and Wear +11 20 £25,000 +19.04%
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 18 £25,000 +19.04%
Bristol +8 16 £26,000 -20.00% 3
Birmingham +5 15 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Yorkshire -11 14 £35,000 +48.93%
Reading +42 12 £22,750 -24.16% 1
East Midlands -20 11 £38,980 +62.41% 2
Hemel Hempstead +19 10 £35,000 +37.25% 3
Hampshire +11 10 £20,250 -30.17% 2
Maidenhead +5 10 £60,000 +126.41%
Milton Keynes +22 9 £22,500 -35.71%
High Wycombe +17 9 £25,000 -37.50%
Wiltshire +14 9 £33,000 +2.32% 1
Docklands, London -1 9 £44,000 -
City of London -10 9 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Bolton - 9 £35,000 -

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 765 (69.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 750 (67.93%) Windows
3 723 (65.49%) Microsoft
4 511 (46.29%) Active Directory
5 479 (43.39%) MCSE
6 370 (33.51%) ITIL
7 363 (32.88%) Windows Server
8 362 (32.79%) VMware
9 330 (29.89%) MS Excel
10 280 (25.36%) MCSA
11 274 (24.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 273 (24.73%) MS Exchange
13 263 (23.82%) Cisco Certification
14 262 (23.73%) CCNA
15 259 (23.46%) Windows 7
16 234 (21.20%) Cisco
17 230 (20.83%) MS Office
18 227 (20.56%) Windows Server 2012
19 218 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
20 200 (18.12%) Hyper-V
21 199 (18.03%) Degree
21 199 (18.03%) Office 365
22 188 (17.03%) Firewall
23 186 (16.85%) SQL Server
24 180 (16.30%) SCCM
25 174 (15.76%) Windows 8
25 174 (15.76%) Citrix
26 157 (14.22%) DNS
27 145 (13.13%) SLA
28 144 (13.04%) MCITP

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
1 273 (24.73%) MS Exchange
2 143 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 128 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 50 (4.53%) SharePoint
6 47 (4.26%) IIS
6 47 (4.26%) Skype for Business
7 24 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (1.27%) Umbraco
10 12 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (1.09%) IBM Notes
11 8 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.63%) SAS
13 6 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.54%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.45%) ArcGIS
14 5 (0.45%) IBM Domino
15 4 (0.36%) CMS
15 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 330 (29.89%) MS Excel
2 230 (20.83%) MS Office
3 15 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.091%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.091%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.091%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 9 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.36%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.18%) Eikon
3 2 (0.18%) Summit
4 1 (0.091%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.091%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.091%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 199 (18.03%) Office 365
2 110 (9.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.09%) IaaS
6 7 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.54%) SaaS
8 4 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (0.36%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.36%) PaaS
9 3 (0.27%) G Suite
9 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.18%) Yammer
11 1 (0.091%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 188 (17.03%) Firewall
2 157 (14.22%) DNS
3 141 (12.77%) WAN
4 140 (12.68%) DHCP
5 135 (12.23%) LAN
6 125 (11.32%) VPN
7 114 (10.33%) TCP/IP
8 79 (7.16%) SAN
9 63 (5.71%) VoIP
10 55 (4.98%) VLAN
10 55 (4.98%) Wireless
11 52 (4.71%) Network Security
12 43 (3.89%) Internet
13 35 (3.17%) Skype
14 25 (2.26%) Unified Communications
15 23 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
16 20 (1.81%) Cisco IOS
16 20 (1.81%) IP Telephony
17 18 (1.63%) NAS
18 17 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (16.85%) SQL Server
2 48 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (3.26%) SQL Server 2014
4 32 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.00%) InfluxDB
9 10 (0.91%) Relational Database
9 10 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (0.82%) Big Data
11 7 (0.63%) GIS
11 7 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.54%) Power BI
13 5 (0.45%) MySQL
13 5 (0.45%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (2.54%) Moq
1 28 (2.54%) NUnit
1 28 (2.54%) Rhino Mocks
2 15 (1.36%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.09%) MSI
4 8 (0.72%) InstallShield
5 7 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.45%) Subversion
7 4 (0.36%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.18%) Ant
8 2 (0.18%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.18%) JIRA
8 2 (0.18%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.091%) ReSharper
General
1 122 (11.05%) Finance
2 65 (5.89%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.90%) Games
4 26 (2.36%) Billing
5 19 (1.72%) Retail
6 15 (1.36%) Law
7 14 (1.27%) Banking
8 13 (1.18%) Publishing
9 12 (1.09%) Automotive
10 11 (1.00%) Legal
11 9 (0.82%) Back Office
12 8 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.45%) Advertising
13 5 (0.45%) Marketing
13 5 (0.45%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.45%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.27%) Local Government
15 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.18%) Front Office
15 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 244 (22.10%) Analyst
2 228 (20.65%) Support Engineer
3 155 (14.04%) 2nd Line Support
4 149 (13.50%) IT Support
5 140 (12.68%) Support Analyst
6 110 (9.96%) IT Engineer
7 107 (9.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 87 (7.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 84 (7.61%) Developer
10 82 (7.43%) IT Analyst
11 80 (7.25%) IT Support Engineer
12 77 (6.97%) Desktop Support
13 74 (6.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 67 (6.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 61 (5.53%) IT Support Analyst
16 59 (5.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 58 (5.25%) Windows Engineer
18 57 (5.16%) Service Analyst
19 56 (5.07%) Service Desk Analyst
20 55 (4.98%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (7.97%) .NET
2 71 (6.43%) ASP.NET
3 50 (4.53%) .NET Framework
4 44 (3.99%) HTML
5 33 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 29 (2.63%) LINQ
6 29 (2.63%) NHibernate
7 28 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 27 (2.45%) CSS
8 27 (2.45%) jQuery
9 18 (1.63%) Web Services
10 16 (1.45%) Ajax
10 16 (1.45%) XML
11 12 (1.09%) Software Packaging
12 10 (0.91%) CSS3
13 8 (0.72%) 802.1X
14 7 (0.63%) HTML5
14 7 (0.63%) WCF
15 5 (0.45%) WinForms
16 4 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 111 (10.05%) Data Centre
2 77 (6.97%) Blackberry
3 68 (6.16%) Computer Science
4 63 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (5.25%) Management Information System
6 36 (3.26%) Clustering
7 34 (3.08%) Driving Licence
8 30 (2.72%) Smartphone
9 24 (2.17%) Replication
10 22 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
11 21 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.72%) Client/Server
13 18 (1.63%) Public Cloud
14 15 (1.36%) Statistics
15 11 (1.00%) Fat Client
15 11 (1.00%) Thin Client
16 9 (0.82%) IVR
16 9 (0.82%) Virtual Team
17 7 (0.63%) AS400
17 7 (0.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 750 (67.93%) Windows
2 363 (32.88%) Windows Server
3 274 (24.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 259 (23.46%) Windows 7
5 227 (20.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 174 (15.76%) Windows 8
7 108 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 76 (6.88%) Windows 10
9 66 (5.98%) Linux
10 60 (5.43%) Windows XP
11 42 (3.80%) Android
12 38 (3.44%) Mac OS X
13 30 (2.72%) Unix
14 23 (2.08%) Apple iOS
15 21 (1.90%) Windows Vista
16 19 (1.72%) Windows 2000
17 16 (1.45%) Mac OS
18 15 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
19 9 (0.82%) Windows Phone
20 4 (0.36%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (33.51%) ITIL
2 88 (7.97%) Service Management
3 67 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (5.71%) Project Management
5 59 (5.34%) Service Delivery
6 56 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 53 (4.80%) ITIL V3
7 53 (4.80%) ITSM
8 52 (4.71%) Mentoring
8 52 (4.71%) MVC
8 52 (4.71%) Presales
9 49 (4.44%) Change Management
9 49 (4.44%) Problem Management
10 45 (4.08%) Incident Management
11 44 (3.99%) PRINCE2
11 44 (3.99%) Time Management
12 42 (3.80%) Scrum
13 41 (3.71%) Software Engineering
14 35 (3.17%) Migration
15 33 (2.99%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 109 (9.87%) SQL
2 99 (8.97%) PowerShell
3 91 (8.24%) C#
4 32 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 23 (2.08%) VB.NET
6 22 (1.99%) C
7 19 (1.72%) T-SQL
8 18 (1.63%) VBScript
9 11 (1.00%) Java
9 11 (1.00%) R
10 9 (0.82%) VB
11 8 (0.72%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.63%) Python
13 5 (0.45%) PHP
14 4 (0.36%) C++
15 3 (0.27%) Perl
16 2 (0.18%) VB6
16 2 (0.18%) XAML
17 1 (0.091%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.091%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 765 (69.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 479 (43.39%) MCSE
3 280 (25.36%) MCSA
4 263 (23.82%) Cisco Certification
5 262 (23.73%) CCNA
6 199 (18.03%) Degree
7 144 (13.04%) MCITP
8 134 (12.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 114 (10.33%) MCTS
10 90 (8.15%) A+ Certification
11 69 (6.25%) Security Cleared
12 47 (4.26%) CCNP
13 40 (3.62%) MCDST
14 39 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
14 39 (3.53%) SC Cleared
15 37 (3.35%) MCAD
15 37 (3.35%) MCSD
16 36 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
17 28 (2.54%) CISSP
18 27 (2.45%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (13.13%) SLA
2 37 (3.35%) QA
3 8 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.091%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.091%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 511 (46.29%) Active Directory
2 218 (19.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (18.12%) Hyper-V
4 48 (4.35%) vSphere
5 44 (3.99%) XenApp
6 34 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (1.54%) Terminal Services
9 16 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (1.27%) VMware ESX
12 12 (1.09%) XenDesktop
13 11 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.91%) Firmware
15 9 (0.82%) BlackBerry Internet Service
16 8 (0.72%) ProxySG
16 8 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.63%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.63%) XenServer
18 5 (0.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 180 (16.30%) SCCM
2 28 (2.54%) WSUS
3 20 (1.81%) Backup Exec
4 15 (1.36%) SCOM
5 12 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (1.00%) SCOrch
7 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (0.72%) Nessus
7 8 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.63%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.45%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.27%) DameWare
10 3 (0.27%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.27%) Grafana
10 3 (0.27%) Graphite
10 3 (0.27%) Kibana
10 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.27%) Sysprep
11 2 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 723 (65.49%) Microsoft
2 362 (32.79%) VMware
3 234 (21.20%) Cisco
4 174 (15.76%) Citrix
5 130 (11.78%) HP
6 81 (7.34%) Apple
7 71 (6.43%) Dell
8 47 (4.26%) NetApp
9 41 (3.71%) Draytek
10 37 (3.35%) CheckPoint
10 37 (3.35%) Mitel
11 28 (2.54%) Juniper
11 28 (2.54%) Symantec
11 28 (2.54%) ZyXEL
12 27 (2.45%) SonicWALL
13 25 (2.26%) Oracle
14 24 (2.17%) Avaya
14 24 (2.17%) NETGEAR
14 24 (2.17%) Veeam
15 20 (1.81%) EMC
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Pension, Holidays
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £27000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Chessington, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £21,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Horley, Surrey
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £19500 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Car, Phone, Laptop, Training, Overtime
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + 5% flex
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
IDOX plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Team Jobs
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum bonus,van,overtime,training
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago