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

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank 433 383 354
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCP 605 851 966
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.78% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 2.86% 3.11%
Number of salaries quoted 521 735 857
Median salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
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
24866 29764 31069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.10% 27.29% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19984 24007 24250
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 30 September 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 September 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 -48 579 £30,000 -4.76% 77
London -10 186 £30,000 -6.97% 31
South East -58 158 £30,000 -7.69% 13
Surrey -44 62 £28,000 -20.00% 4
Berkshire +37 52 £42,500 +30.76% 2
South West +11 47 £35,000 - 2
East of England +10 43 £35,000 +10.23% 3
Yorkshire +45 37 £26,000 +20.93% 5
North West -23 37 £25,000 +8.69% 9
City of London +18 31 £31,000 +12.72% 4
West Midlands +3 31 £32,500 -7.14% 5
East Midlands +11 29 £24,000 -21.95% 4
Birmingham -10 24 £33,250 -9.52%
Hertfordshire +20 23 £35,000 +2.94%
West Yorkshire +27 20 £30,000 +42.85% 3
Wiltshire +22 19 £42,500 +70.00%
Buckinghamshire +16 19 £32,500 +6.55% 1
Maidenhead +16 19 £33,500 +45.65%
Manchester -11 19 £27,500 -3.50% 3
Bracknell - 18 £52,500 -
Leeds +45 13 £27,500 +49.45% 2
Reading +20 12 £28,500 -12.30%
Hampshire -25 11 £22,000 -20.00% 2
Bristol +13 10 £32,500 -16.12%
Cheshire +12 10 £19,000 -9.52% 4
Nottingham +9 10 £24,000 +2.12%
Nottinghamshire +6 10 £24,000 +2.12%
Chippenham - 10 £43,500 -
Swindon +13 9 £35,000 +20.68%
North East +1 9 £19,000 -36.66% 4

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 869 (72.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 866 (71.93%) Microsoft
3 798 (66.28%) Windows
4 588 (48.84%) Active Directory
5 538 (44.68%) MCSE
6 461 (38.29%) ITIL
7 393 (32.64%) Windows Server
8 392 (32.56%) MS Excel
9 387 (32.14%) VMware
10 380 (31.56%) MCSA
11 327 (27.16%) MS Exchange
12 296 (24.58%) Windows 7
13 289 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 288 (23.92%) Cisco Certification
15 286 (23.75%) MS Office
16 275 (22.84%) CCNA
17 264 (21.93%) Cisco
18 252 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
19 247 (20.51%) Office 365
19 247 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
20 227 (18.85%) Windows 8
21 214 (17.77%) MCITP
22 213 (17.69%) Citrix
23 194 (16.11%) SQL Server
24 187 (15.53%) Degree
25 186 (15.45%) SCCM
26 183 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010
27 179 (14.87%) Hyper-V
28 175 (14.53%) Exchange Server 2013
29 164 (13.62%) DHCP

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
1 327 (27.16%) MS Exchange
2 183 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 175 (14.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 89 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 84 (6.98%) SharePoint
6 42 (3.49%) Skype for Business
7 41 (3.41%) IIS
8 21 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 17 (1.41%) IBM Notes
11 10 (0.83%) Umbraco
12 8 (0.66%) SAS
12 8 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.58%) CMS
14 6 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
15 5 (0.42%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.25%) Apache
16 3 (0.25%) ArcGIS
16 3 (0.25%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 392 (32.56%) MS Excel
2 286 (23.75%) MS Office
3 9 (0.75%) 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 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.083%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.083%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.25%) FastStats
2 3 (0.25%) HiPortfolio
2 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.25%) Unica
3 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.083%) assyst
4 1 (0.083%) Eikon
4 1 (0.083%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.083%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 247 (20.51%) Office 365
2 65 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.75%) GitHub
5 7 (0.58%) IaaS
6 6 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.42%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.25%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.25%) SaaS
9 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.17%) PaaS
9 2 (0.17%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.083%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.083%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.083%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.083%) Route 53
10 1 (0.083%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 164 (13.62%) DHCP
2 159 (13.21%) Firewall
3 158 (13.12%) DNS
4 141 (11.71%) LAN
5 133 (11.05%) WAN
6 112 (9.30%) TCP/IP
7 107 (8.89%) VPN
8 74 (6.15%) SAN
9 52 (4.32%) VoIP
10 45 (3.74%) VLAN
11 43 (3.57%) Wireless
12 36 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
13 31 (2.57%) IP Telephony
13 31 (2.57%) Network Security
14 28 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
15 24 (1.99%) Internet
16 22 (1.83%) Skype
17 21 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
18 18 (1.50%) SSL
19 17 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (16.11%) SQL Server
2 60 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (3.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 36 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.75%) Relational Database
11 9 (0.75%) SSDT
12 8 (0.66%) Big Data
12 8 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (0.66%) Power BI
13 7 (0.58%) GIS
13 7 (0.58%) MySQL
13 7 (0.58%) QlikView
14 6 (0.50%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.50%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 28 (2.33%) Visual Studio
2 27 (2.24%) Moq
2 27 (2.24%) NUnit
2 27 (2.24%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (0.50%) tSQLt
4 5 (0.42%) Subversion
5 4 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.17%) Ant
7 2 (0.17%) JIRA
7 2 (0.17%) MSI
7 2 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.17%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.083%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.083%) MSTest
8 1 (0.083%) ReSharper
General
1 151 (12.54%) Finance
2 42 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.66%) Banking
3 32 (2.66%) Retail
4 30 (2.49%) Games
5 27 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.99%) Law
7 20 (1.66%) Legal
8 17 (1.41%) Automotive
9 13 (1.08%) Front Office
10 8 (0.66%) Advertising
10 8 (0.66%) Back Office
11 7 (0.58%) Marketing
11 7 (0.58%) Publishing
12 5 (0.42%) Billing
12 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.33%) French Language
13 4 (0.33%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.17%) Electronics
14 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 324 (26.91%) Analyst
2 219 (18.19%) Support Engineer
3 157 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 150 (12.46%) 2nd Line Support
5 137 (11.38%) IT Support
6 133 (11.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 112 (9.30%) IT Engineer
8 109 (9.05%) Service Analyst
9 106 (8.80%) Service Desk Analyst
10 100 (8.31%) Developer
11 94 (7.81%) IT Analyst
12 83 (6.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 79 (6.56%) Desktop Support
14 73 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
15 68 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 68 (5.65%) Windows Engineer
16 66 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 66 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 64 (5.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 63 (5.23%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (8.55%) .NET
2 76 (6.31%) ASP.NET
3 53 (4.40%) .NET Framework
4 49 (4.07%) HTML
5 34 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (2.33%) CSS
6 28 (2.33%) LINQ
6 28 (2.33%) NHibernate
6 28 (2.33%) Web Services
7 26 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 23 (1.91%) jQuery
9 20 (1.66%) Ajax
10 13 (1.08%) CSS3
11 11 (0.91%) XML
12 9 (0.75%) ADO.NET
13 6 (0.50%) WCF
14 5 (0.42%) HTML5
14 5 (0.42%) SOAP
14 5 (0.42%) WinForms
15 4 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.47%) Blackberry
2 84 (6.98%) Data Centre
3 62 (5.15%) Computer Science
4 52 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (4.07%) Smartphone
6 42 (3.49%) Driving Licence
7 40 (3.32%) Replication
8 35 (2.91%) Management Information System
9 26 (2.16%) Clustering
10 19 (1.58%) iPhone
11 16 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.16%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.16%) iPad
13 11 (0.91%) Mathematics
14 10 (0.83%) Hedge funds
14 10 (0.83%) IVR
14 10 (0.83%) User Experience
15 9 (0.75%) Statistics
16 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Licensing
16 8 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 798 (66.28%) Windows
2 393 (32.64%) Windows Server
3 296 (24.58%) Windows 7
4 289 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 252 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 227 (18.85%) Windows 8
7 143 (11.88%) Windows 10
8 100 (8.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 77 (6.40%) Linux
10 58 (4.82%) Windows XP
11 50 (4.15%) Android
12 44 (3.65%) Mac OS X
13 28 (2.33%) Apple iOS
13 28 (2.33%) Unix
14 25 (2.08%) Windows 2000
15 20 (1.66%) Windows Mobile
16 16 (1.33%) Mac OS
17 15 (1.25%) Windows Vista
18 9 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 5 (0.42%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (38.29%) ITIL
2 109 (9.05%) Service Management
3 71 (5.90%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (5.81%) Incident Management
5 62 (5.15%) Mentoring
6 61 (5.07%) MVC
7 60 (4.98%) Problem Management
7 60 (4.98%) Service Delivery
8 57 (4.73%) Migration
9 52 (4.32%) ITSM
10 51 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 47 (3.90%) Project Management
12 46 (3.82%) ITIL V3
13 40 (3.32%) Change Management
13 40 (3.32%) TDD
14 39 (3.24%) Web Application Development
15 38 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
15 38 (3.16%) Scrum
16 35 (2.91%) Software Engineering
17 31 (2.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (11.79%) SQL
2 105 (8.72%) C#
3 103 (8.55%) PowerShell
4 49 (4.07%) T-SQL
5 37 (3.07%) JavaScript
6 33 (2.74%) VB.NET
7 22 (1.83%) VBScript
8 19 (1.58%) VB
9 17 (1.41%) C
10 13 (1.08%) Java
11 10 (0.83%) R
12 8 (0.66%) PL/SQL
12 8 (0.66%) Python
13 6 (0.50%) Perl
14 4 (0.33%) PHP
14 4 (0.33%) Ruby
15 2 (0.17%) C++
15 2 (0.17%) VB6
16 1 (0.083%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.083%) XAML
Qualifications
1 869 (72.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 538 (44.68%) MCSE
3 380 (31.56%) MCSA
4 288 (23.92%) Cisco Certification
5 275 (22.84%) CCNA
6 214 (17.77%) MCITP
7 187 (15.53%) Degree
8 161 (13.37%) MCTS
9 152 (12.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 88 (7.31%) A+ Certification
10 88 (7.31%) MCDST
11 79 (6.56%) Security Cleared
12 73 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
13 62 (5.15%) SC Cleared
14 43 (3.57%) MCAD
14 43 (3.57%) MCSD
15 38 (3.16%) Citrix Certification
16 37 (3.07%) CCENT
17 27 (2.24%) CISSP
18 26 (2.16%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (12.38%) SLA
2 10 (0.83%) QA
3 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.17%) HL7
4 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.083%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 588 (48.84%) Active Directory
2 247 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 179 (14.87%) Hyper-V
4 64 (5.32%) vSphere
5 41 (3.41%) XenApp
6 24 (1.99%) Terminal Services
6 24 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (1.91%) VMware ESX
8 19 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
9 18 (1.50%) XenDesktop
10 14 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.58%) XenServer
14 6 (0.50%) Firmware
14 6 (0.50%) ProxySG
15 5 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.42%) NFS
16 4 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 186 (15.45%) SCCM
2 40 (3.32%) SCOM
3 31 (2.57%) Backup Exec
4 19 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
4 19 (1.58%) WSUS
5 17 (1.41%) DameWare
5 17 (1.41%) SCVMM
6 16 (1.33%) AirWatch
7 9 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.66%) Perfmon
9 7 (0.58%) SCSM
9 7 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.50%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.50%) Nessus
11 5 (0.42%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.33%) Nagios
12 4 (0.33%) XenMobile
13 3 (0.25%) Iperf
13 3 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 866 (71.93%) Microsoft
2 387 (32.14%) VMware
3 264 (21.93%) Cisco
4 213 (17.69%) Citrix
5 161 (13.37%) HP
6 77 (6.40%) Apple
7 68 (5.65%) Dell
8 44 (3.65%) Draytek
8 44 (3.65%) ZyXEL
9 39 (3.24%) CheckPoint
9 39 (3.24%) Symantec
10 36 (2.99%) SonicWALL
11 32 (2.66%) NETGEAR
12 30 (2.49%) 3Com
12 30 (2.49%) Mitel
13 29 (2.41%) Veeam
14 27 (2.24%) Oracle
15 24 (1.99%) Intel Security
15 24 (1.99%) Juniper
15 24 (1.99%) NetApp
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market salaries
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
North West
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £23k + £Bonus + MS Training !
Posted: 10 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Online Resourcing
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum £20,000 - £25,000 per annum dependin
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: Up to £23.8k + MS Training !
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Salary is approx 35-45k base + bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + 25 days annual leave + pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East London
83Zero
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + £4200 car allowance + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum +Training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £28,000 + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £31000 - £36000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago