The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 454 468 385
Rank change year-on-year +14 -83  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 498 561 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.61% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 2.30% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 438 462 721
England median annual salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -  
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £30,000 £32,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year -6.97% -0.76%  

MCP is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20474 24383 28460
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.51% 26.47% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 33697 42042 46450
England median annual salary £46,750 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.57% +5.55%  
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in England

MCP
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP in England.

Salary trend for MCP in England

MCP
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP in England

MCP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
London +19 179 £32,000 -20.00% 9
South East +41 126 £29,250 -10.00% 15
North of England -21 79 £28,500 +16.32% 18
East of England -2 69 £35,000 -9.67% 8
North West -19 42 £29,000 +17.17% 13
Yorkshire -26 34 £28,750 +17.34% 4
Midlands -13 28 £26,500 -8.62% 2
South West -18 22 £19,250 -41.42% 2
West Midlands +15 19 £27,500 -12.69% 2
East Midlands +6 9 £22,500 -22.41%
North East +10 3 £27,500 +22.22% 1
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the England region with a requirement for MCP.

1 737 (74.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 723 (72.66%) Windows
3 694 (69.75%) Microsoft
4 505 (50.75%) Active Directory
5 464 (46.63%) MCSE
6 370 (37.19%) ITIL
7 342 (34.37%) Windows Server
8 322 (32.36%) VMware
9 267 (26.83%) Office 365
10 259 (26.03%) Microsoft Office
11 251 (25.23%) MCSA
11 251 (25.23%) Cisco
12 249 (25.03%) MS Exchange
13 248 (24.92%) Windows Server 2008
14 237 (23.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 234 (23.52%) Cisco Certification
16 224 (22.51%) Hyper-V
17 220 (22.11%) Windows 7
18 219 (22.01%) CCNA
19 215 (21.61%) Firewall
20 207 (20.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 194 (19.50%) SQL Server
22 190 (19.10%) WAN
22 190 (19.10%) Degree
23 178 (17.89%) DNS
24 174 (17.49%) LAN
25 171 (17.19%) TCP/IP
26 165 (16.58%) Citrix
27 159 (15.98%) SLA
28 149 (14.97%) DHCP

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 249 (25.03%) MS Exchange
2 130 (13.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 95 (9.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 85 (8.54%) SharePoint
5 50 (5.03%) IIS
6 48 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 43 (4.32%) Skype for Business
8 36 (3.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (1.51%) CMS
10 15 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.70%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.70%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.60%) Apache
12 6 (0.60%) Confluence
12 6 (0.60%) IBM Domino
13 5 (0.50%) SAS
13 5 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 259 (26.03%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.40%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (0.40%) QuarkXPress
6 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.30%) Inkscape
7 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.30%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.50%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.30%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.10%) Eikon
4 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 267 (26.83%) Office 365
2 146 (14.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.91%) G Suite
5 14 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.60%) SaaS
7 5 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.50%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.50%) PaaS
7 5 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (0.40%) Basecamp
8 4 (0.40%) GitHub
9 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.20%) IaaS
9 2 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 215 (21.61%) Firewall
2 190 (19.10%) WAN
3 178 (17.89%) DNS
4 174 (17.49%) LAN
5 171 (17.19%) TCP/IP
6 149 (14.97%) DHCP
7 114 (11.46%) VPN
8 99 (9.95%) SAN
9 69 (6.93%) VoIP
10 46 (4.62%) Wireless
11 45 (4.52%) Internet
12 38 (3.82%) Network Security
13 33 (3.32%) Unified Communications
14 30 (3.02%) Skype
14 30 (3.02%) WebEx
15 29 (2.91%) IP Telephony
16 25 (2.51%) Remote Desktop
17 24 (2.41%) PBX
18 18 (1.81%) iSCSI
18 18 (1.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (19.50%) SQL Server
2 76 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (4.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 40 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 22 (2.21%) SQL Server 2000
7 19 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.01%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.80%) Big Data
11 5 (0.50%) MySQL
11 5 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.50%) Power BI
11 5 (0.50%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.40%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.40%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 31 (3.12%) NUnit
2 27 (2.71%) Moq
3 26 (2.61%) Rhino Mocks
4 16 (1.61%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.31%) MSI
6 11 (1.11%) JIRA
7 9 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
9 4 (0.40%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.40%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.40%) NCover
9 4 (0.40%) NDoc
9 4 (0.40%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.20%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.20%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.20%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.20%) Subversion
11 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.10%) MSTest
General
1 99 (9.95%) Finance
2 52 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.72%) Games
4 22 (2.21%) Legal
5 21 (2.11%) Retail
6 14 (1.41%) Law
7 12 (1.21%) Advertising
8 9 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.80%) Banking
10 6 (0.60%) Automotive
10 6 (0.60%) Back Office
11 5 (0.50%) Local Government
12 4 (0.40%) Billing
12 4 (0.40%) French Language
13 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.30%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.30%) German Language
13 3 (0.30%) Polish Language
13 3 (0.30%) Publishing
13 3 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 230 (23.12%) Analyst
2 184 (18.49%) Support Engineer
3 154 (15.48%) 2nd Line Support
4 141 (14.17%) IT Support
5 126 (12.66%) Support Analyst
6 104 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 92 (9.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 91 (9.15%) IT Engineer
9 82 (8.24%) Service Analyst
10 81 (8.14%) Developer
11 80 (8.04%) Service Desk Analyst
12 77 (7.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 63 (6.33%) Desktop Support
14 61 (6.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 55 (5.53%) IT Analyst
15 55 (5.53%) IT Support Engineer
16 49 (4.92%) .NET Developer
17 47 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 47 (4.72%) Junior
18 46 (4.62%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (9.55%) .NET
2 76 (7.64%) ASP.NET
3 71 (7.14%) HTML
4 55 (5.53%) CSS
5 41 (4.12%) jQuery
6 40 (4.02%) .NET Framework
7 33 (3.32%) HTML5
8 30 (3.02%) AngularJS
8 30 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (2.81%) LINQ
10 27 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 26 (2.61%) NHibernate
12 22 (2.21%) Web Services
12 22 (2.21%) XML
13 18 (1.81%) Angular 2
14 13 (1.31%) Ajax
15 10 (1.01%) MFC
16 9 (0.90%) CSS3
16 9 (0.90%) JSON
17 8 (0.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.74%) Computer Science
2 71 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (6.83%) Data Centre
4 67 (6.73%) Management Information System
5 66 (6.63%) Blackberry
6 64 (6.43%) Driving Licence
7 35 (3.52%) Replication
8 33 (3.32%) Clustering
9 26 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
10 24 (2.41%) Mobile App
11 21 (2.11%) Smartphone
12 20 (2.01%) iPhone
13 16 (1.61%) iPad
14 14 (1.41%) Fat Client
14 14 (1.41%) Thin Client
15 11 (1.11%) Public Cloud
16 10 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
17 8 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
17 8 (0.80%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 723 (72.66%) Windows
2 342 (34.37%) Windows Server
3 248 (24.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 237 (23.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 220 (22.11%) Windows 7
6 108 (10.85%) Windows 10
7 79 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 75 (7.54%) Windows 8
9 68 (6.83%) Linux
10 65 (6.53%) Android
11 64 (6.43%) Windows XP
12 41 (4.12%) Apple iOS
13 30 (3.02%) Mac OS X
14 20 (2.01%) Unix
15 17 (1.71%) Mac OS
16 14 (1.41%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.90%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.50%) CentOS
19 4 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
20 3 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (37.19%) ITIL
2 83 (8.34%) Service Management
3 61 (6.13%) ITIL V3
4 57 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 56 (5.63%) Change Management
6 52 (5.23%) MVC
7 50 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
8 48 (4.82%) Problem Management
9 44 (4.42%) High Availability
9 44 (4.42%) Time Management
10 41 (4.12%) Presales
10 41 (4.12%) Project Management
11 40 (4.02%) Software Engineering
12 38 (3.82%) Incident Management
13 36 (3.62%) Information Security
14 34 (3.42%) CRM
15 33 (3.32%) Service Delivery
16 31 (3.12%) Scrum
17 30 (3.02%) Kalman Filter
18 28 (2.81%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 135 (13.57%) SQL
2 83 (8.34%) C#
3 79 (7.94%) PowerShell
4 73 (7.34%) JavaScript
5 30 (3.02%) C++
6 25 (2.51%) VBScript
7 21 (2.11%) Java
8 19 (1.91%) C
9 18 (1.81%) Python
10 16 (1.61%) VB.NET
11 15 (1.51%) VB
12 14 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.31%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.50%) REXX
14 5 (0.50%) Ruby
14 5 (0.50%) Tcl
15 4 (0.40%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.40%) R
15 4 (0.40%) VBA
16 3 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 737 (74.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 464 (46.63%) MCSE
3 251 (25.23%) MCSA
4 234 (23.52%) Cisco Certification
5 219 (22.01%) CCNA
6 190 (19.10%) Degree
7 111 (11.16%) A+ Certification
8 93 (9.35%) MCTS
9 82 (8.24%) MCITP
10 77 (7.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 71 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
12 60 (6.03%) MCDST
13 56 (5.63%) CCNP
14 55 (5.53%) Security Cleared
15 50 (5.03%) ITIL Certification
16 44 (4.42%) SC Cleared
17 34 (3.42%) MCSD
18 32 (3.22%) Network+ Certification
19 27 (2.71%) MCAD
20 24 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (15.98%) SLA
2 15 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 15 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (1.51%) QA
3 10 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.90%) PMO
5 6 (0.60%) GPG13
6 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.10%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 505 (50.75%) Active Directory
2 224 (22.51%) Hyper-V
3 207 (20.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 50 (5.03%) vSphere
5 45 (4.52%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (3.62%) XenApp
7 24 (2.41%) XenDesktop
8 17 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.90%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.80%) XenServer
13 5 (0.50%) BlackBerry Internet Service
13 5 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.30%) Firmware
15 2 (0.20%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.20%) UAG
16 1 (0.10%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 130 (13.07%) SCCM
2 39 (3.92%) Backup Exec
3 21 (2.11%) DameWare
3 21 (2.11%) Perfmon
4 19 (1.91%) WSUS
5 14 (1.41%) SCOM
6 13 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (1.21%) vCenter Server
8 10 (1.01%) BladeLogic
9 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.80%) SCOrch
9 8 (0.80%) ServiceCenter
10 6 (0.60%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.50%) OpenView
11 5 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.40%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.40%) Sysprep
13 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 3 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 694 (69.75%) Microsoft
2 322 (32.36%) VMware
3 251 (25.23%) Cisco
4 165 (16.58%) Citrix
5 81 (8.14%) HP
6 57 (5.73%) Veeam
7 41 (4.12%) Apple
8 36 (3.62%) Dell
9 33 (3.32%) Juniper
10 32 (3.22%) NetApp
11 28 (2.81%) Symantec
12 27 (2.71%) Google
13 25 (2.51%) SonicWALL
14 24 (2.41%) Oracle
15 23 (2.31%) EMC
16 20 (2.01%) Avaya
16 20 (2.01%) Draytek
16 20 (2.01%) Veritas
17 19 (1.91%) WatchGuard
18 18 (1.81%) F5
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £43,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
networx
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
onezeero.
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25-30k Basic and depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Thame, Oxfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £27K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Marks Sattin
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: Circa £45,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + on call allow+o/t
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
The Original Factory Shop tofs
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary £20,124 plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago