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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK / England
Rank 408 467 295
Rank change year-on-year +59 -172  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 491 550 1046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.57% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 2.07% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 399 470 912
Median salary £30,000 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -1.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,150 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

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 19537 26517 27093
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.78% 27.65% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15517 21457 21442
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MCP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +51 158 £30,000 -20.00% 20
South East +74 127 £27,500 -12.69% 10
East of England +36 71 £32,500 - 8
South West +21 38 £27,250 +2.83% 6
West Midlands +38 29 £27,500 -8.33% 2
North West -45 29 £42,500 +77.08% 4
Yorkshire -9 21 £26,000 -16.80% 4
North East +5 12 £26,000 -5.45% 1
East Midlands -22 5 £42,875 +71.50% 2
MCP
UK

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 691 (69.80%) Windows
1 691 (69.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 652 (65.86%) Microsoft
3 488 (49.29%) Active Directory
4 443 (44.75%) MCSE
5 336 (33.94%) MS Excel
6 332 (33.54%) VMware
7 330 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 314 (31.72%) ITIL
9 266 (26.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 236 (23.84%) Cisco Certification
11 233 (23.54%) CCNA
12 231 (23.33%) MS Office
13 227 (22.93%) MS Exchange
14 224 (22.63%) Cisco
15 221 (22.32%) MCSA
16 214 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
17 213 (21.52%) Hyper-V
18 211 (21.31%) Office 365
19 210 (21.21%) Windows 7
20 199 (20.10%) VMware Infrastructure
21 196 (19.80%) Firewall
22 183 (18.48%) SQL Server
23 179 (18.08%) Citrix
24 178 (17.98%) Degree
25 164 (16.57%) DNS
26 160 (16.16%) SCCM
27 154 (15.56%) SLA
28 146 (14.75%) WAN
29 143 (14.44%) LAN

MCP
Top Related 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
1 227 (22.93%) MS Exchange
2 102 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 57 (5.76%) SharePoint
5 50 (5.05%) IIS
6 44 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 37 (3.74%) Skype for Business
8 26 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 24 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (1.21%) IBM Notes
10 12 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.91%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.71%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.61%) Confluence
14 5 (0.51%) CMS
14 5 (0.51%) SAS
15 4 (0.40%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 336 (33.94%) MS Excel
2 231 (23.33%) MS Office
3 21 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.51%) MS Project
6 4 (0.40%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (0.40%) QuarkXPress
6 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.10%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.61%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.10%) Eikon
3 1 (0.10%) Summit
3 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 211 (21.31%) Office 365
2 126 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.91%) SaaS
6 8 (0.81%) G Suite
7 7 (0.71%) IaaS
8 5 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.51%) PaaS
9 4 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (0.40%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.20%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.10%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 196 (19.80%) Firewall
2 164 (16.57%) DNS
3 146 (14.75%) WAN
4 143 (14.44%) LAN
5 137 (13.84%) DHCP
6 122 (12.32%) TCP/IP
7 106 (10.71%) VPN
8 75 (7.58%) SAN
9 58 (5.86%) Internet
10 56 (5.66%) VoIP
11 40 (4.04%) Wireless
12 39 (3.94%) Network Security
13 32 (3.23%) VLAN
14 28 (2.83%) Unified Communications
15 27 (2.73%) IP Telephony
16 25 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
17 23 (2.32%) Skype
18 21 (2.12%) Cisco IOS
19 19 (1.92%) NAS
20 15 (1.52%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 61 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (3.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 26 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.01%) Relational Database
9 9 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (0.91%) Big Data
9 9 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.61%) MySQL
11 6 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.51%) InfluxDB
13 4 (0.40%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.30%) GIS
14 3 (0.30%) Power BI
15 2 (0.20%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 28 (2.83%) Moq
1 28 (2.83%) NUnit
2 27 (2.73%) Rhino Mocks
3 17 (1.72%) MSI
4 16 (1.62%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.81%) InstallShield
6 7 (0.71%) JIRA
7 5 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.20%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.10%) MSTest
General
1 111 (11.21%) Finance
2 66 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.54%) Games
4 25 (2.53%) Billing
5 19 (1.92%) Retail
6 15 (1.52%) Law
7 12 (1.21%) Publishing
8 11 (1.11%) Banking
8 11 (1.11%) Legal
9 10 (1.01%) Back Office
10 8 (0.81%) Advertising
10 8 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.61%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.51%) Local Government
13 3 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.30%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.30%) French Language
13 3 (0.30%) Front Office
13 3 (0.30%) German Language
13 3 (0.30%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 204 (20.61%) Analyst
2 193 (19.49%) Support Engineer
3 142 (14.34%) 2nd Line Support
4 131 (13.23%) IT Support
5 115 (11.62%) Support Analyst
6 109 (11.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 105 (10.61%) IT Engineer
8 77 (7.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 72 (7.27%) Developer
10 71 (7.17%) Desktop Support
11 69 (6.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 66 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
13 57 (5.76%) IT Analyst
14 52 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 50 (5.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 48 (4.85%) Administrator
17 46 (4.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 44 (4.44%) Junior
18 44 (4.44%) Service Analyst
18 44 (4.44%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (8.08%) .NET
2 66 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 37 (3.74%) .NET Framework
4 36 (3.64%) HTML
5 30 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 30 (3.03%) CSS
5 30 (3.03%) jQuery
6 28 (2.83%) LINQ
7 27 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 27 (2.73%) NHibernate
8 16 (1.62%) XML
9 15 (1.52%) Web Services
10 14 (1.41%) Software Packaging
11 9 (0.91%) HTML5
12 8 (0.81%) WCF
13 7 (0.71%) CSS3
14 6 (0.61%) 802.1X
14 6 (0.61%) Windows SharePoint Services
15 5 (0.51%) Ajax
16 4 (0.40%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 104 (10.51%) Data Centre
2 68 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 67 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (6.06%) Blackberry
5 54 (5.45%) Computer Science
6 40 (4.04%) Driving Licence
7 31 (3.13%) Clustering
7 31 (3.13%) Smartphone
8 25 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (2.32%) Public Cloud
10 21 (2.12%) Replication
11 17 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.31%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.31%) Thin Client
13 12 (1.21%) Client/Server
14 10 (1.01%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Licensing
16 8 (0.81%) iPhone
16 8 (0.81%) Life Science
17 6 (0.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 691 (69.80%) Windows
2 330 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 266 (26.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 214 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 210 (21.21%) Windows 7
6 108 (10.91%) Windows 8
7 94 (9.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 68 (6.87%) Windows 10
9 58 (5.86%) Linux
10 57 (5.76%) Windows XP
11 36 (3.64%) Mac OS X
12 30 (3.03%) Android
13 26 (2.63%) Unix
14 21 (2.12%) Apple iOS
15 19 (1.92%) Mac OS
16 15 (1.52%) Windows Vista
17 11 (1.11%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.91%) Windows Phone
19 4 (0.40%) CentOS
20 3 (0.30%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (31.72%) ITIL
2 86 (8.69%) Service Management
3 66 (6.67%) Change Management
4 62 (6.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 62 (6.26%) Presales
5 60 (6.06%) ITIL V3
6 53 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (5.35%) Project Management
7 48 (4.85%) Service Delivery
8 44 (4.44%) Incident Management
8 44 (4.44%) Problem Management
9 43 (4.34%) Time Management
10 42 (4.24%) MVC
11 41 (4.14%) Customer Requirements
12 40 (4.04%) PRINCE2
13 39 (3.94%) High Availability
13 39 (3.94%) Line Management
14 37 (3.74%) Scrum
15 36 (3.64%) CRM
16 35 (3.54%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 106 (10.71%) SQL
2 95 (9.60%) PowerShell
3 77 (7.78%) C#
4 36 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 27 (2.73%) VBScript
6 16 (1.62%) C
6 16 (1.62%) VB.NET
7 12 (1.21%) T-SQL
8 9 (0.91%) C++
8 9 (0.91%) Python
9 6 (0.61%) VB
10 5 (0.51%) Java
10 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.51%) R
11 4 (0.40%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.40%) Ruby
12 2 (0.20%) PHP
13 1 (0.10%) Perl
13 1 (0.10%) XAML
Qualifications
1 691 (69.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 443 (44.75%) MCSE
3 236 (23.84%) Cisco Certification
4 233 (23.54%) CCNA
5 221 (22.32%) MCSA
6 178 (17.98%) Degree
7 109 (11.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 93 (9.39%) MCITP
9 90 (9.09%) A+ Certification
10 81 (8.18%) MCTS
11 51 (5.15%) Security Cleared
12 47 (4.75%) CCNP
13 39 (3.94%) Citrix Certification
13 39 (3.94%) MCDST
14 36 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
15 30 (3.03%) MCSD
16 28 (2.83%) MCAD
17 25 (2.53%) SC Cleared
18 24 (2.42%) CCA
19 23 (2.32%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (15.56%) SLA
2 35 (3.54%) QA
3 12 (1.21%) PMO
4 11 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.10%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) GPG13
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 488 (49.29%) Active Directory
2 213 (21.52%) Hyper-V
3 199 (20.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (5.35%) vSphere
5 49 (4.95%) XenApp
6 35 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
8 20 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (1.31%) XenDesktop
10 12 (1.21%) XenServer
11 10 (1.01%) BlackBerry Internet Service
11 10 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (0.91%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.91%) VMware ESX
13 8 (0.81%) Firmware
14 5 (0.51%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 3 (0.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 160 (16.16%) SCCM
2 24 (2.42%) WSUS
3 20 (2.02%) SCOM
4 16 (1.62%) Backup Exec
5 14 (1.41%) SCOrch
6 9 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.71%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.51%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.51%) DameWare
9 5 (0.51%) OpenView
9 5 (0.51%) Perfmon
10 4 (0.40%) Sysprep
11 3 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.30%) Grafana
11 3 (0.30%) Graphite
11 3 (0.30%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.30%) Kibana
12 2 (0.20%) cPanel
Vendors
1 652 (65.86%) Microsoft
2 332 (33.54%) VMware
3 224 (22.63%) Cisco
4 179 (18.08%) Citrix
5 89 (8.99%) HP
6 50 (5.05%) Apple
7 45 (4.55%) NetApp
8 43 (4.34%) Dell
9 34 (3.43%) Veeam
10 33 (3.33%) CheckPoint
11 31 (3.13%) Draytek
12 28 (2.83%) Mitel
13 26 (2.63%) Avaya
13 26 (2.63%) Oracle
14 25 (2.53%) Juniper
15 24 (2.42%) Symantec
16 22 (2.22%) SonicWALL
17 21 (2.12%) EMC
17 21 (2.12%) Google
18 16 (1.62%) Intel Security
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Inbox Insight Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + On-call Allowance + Good Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday37.5 hr weekpension
Posted: Yesterday
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + MCSE Training + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum DOE Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 Per Annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum + £5000 car allowance + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000 per annum + Bonus, Paid Certs etc
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Plan-net
Salary: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 5 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + Car + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + Oyster Card + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + Car + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Norfolk
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £31500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago