The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 418 465 307
Rank change year-on-year +47 -158  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 532 585 1091
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.57% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.54% 2.04% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 418 485 944
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20959 28714 29743
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.77% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16525 22997 23332
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 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

MCP
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for MCP in the UK

MCP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP 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 27 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
England +42 496 £30,000 -6.25% 49
London +61 160 £30,000 -20.00% 15
South East +90 129 £27,500 -12.69% 17
East of England +40 72 £32,500 - 8
Hertfordshire +42 47 £35,750 -15.88% 3
South West +33 40 £27,500 +3.77% 3
Surrey +33 36 £26,000 -21.21% 4
North West -30 31 £47,500 +97.91% 3
City of London +44 29 £31,000 -4.61% 1
West Midlands +40 29 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Buckinghamshire +45 28 £35,000 -15.66% 1
Birmingham +35 22 £24,000 -40.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead +15 22 £36,000 -24.21% 2
Kent +43 21 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Yorkshire -24 21 £26,000 -9.56% 1
Manchester -32 20 £47,500 +26.66% 3
High Wycombe - 20 £35,000 -
Hampshire +22 19 £20,500 -18.00% 3
Bristol +3 18 £29,000 +9.43%
Berkshire +32 15 £28,500 -9.52% 5
Wiltshire +18 12 £30,000 -11.76%
Cheshunt - 11 £25,000 -
Guildford +19 10 £25,500 -22.72%
Tyne and Wear +19 10 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 10 £26,000 -5.45%
North East +7 10 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Cheshire +2 10 £30,000 +36.36%
Fareham - 10 £20,250 - 2
Reading +41 9 £25,500 -23.30% 4
Docklands, London +1 9 £44,000 -

MCP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for MCP.

1 719 (68.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 714 (68.13%) Windows
3 687 (65.55%) Microsoft
4 498 (47.52%) Active Directory
5 454 (43.32%) MCSE
6 359 (34.26%) VMware
7 357 (34.06%) MS Excel
8 345 (32.92%) Windows Server
9 338 (32.25%) ITIL
10 270 (25.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 251 (23.95%) MS Office
12 244 (23.28%) MS Exchange
13 243 (23.19%) Cisco Certification
14 242 (23.09%) Cisco
15 238 (22.71%) CCNA
16 230 (21.95%) Hyper-V
17 228 (21.76%) MCSA
18 227 (21.66%) VMware Infrastructure
19 224 (21.37%) Office 365
20 223 (21.28%) Windows 7
21 222 (21.18%) Windows Server 2012
22 209 (19.94%) Firewall
23 192 (18.32%) SQL Server
24 189 (18.03%) Degree
25 188 (17.94%) Citrix
26 177 (16.89%) SLA
27 166 (15.84%) LAN
28 165 (15.74%) SCCM
29 163 (15.55%) WAN
30 160 (15.27%) DNS

MCP
Co-occurring 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
1 244 (23.28%) MS Exchange
2 105 (10.02%) Exchange Server 2013
3 104 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (5.63%) SharePoint
5 51 (4.87%) IIS
6 47 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 47 (4.48%) Skype for Business
7 30 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 27 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 19 (1.81%) IBM Notes
10 14 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.86%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.67%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.57%) Confluence
15 5 (0.48%) CMS
16 4 (0.38%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 357 (34.06%) MS Excel
2 251 (23.95%) MS Office
3 23 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.48%) MS Project
6 4 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (0.38%) QuarkXPress
6 4 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.095%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.095%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 11 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.57%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.19%) Eikon
4 1 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.095%) Summit
4 1 (0.095%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.095%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 224 (21.37%) Office 365
2 143 (13.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.86%) SaaS
6 8 (0.76%) G Suite
7 6 (0.57%) IaaS
8 5 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.48%) PaaS
9 4 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (0.38%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.095%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.095%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 209 (19.94%) Firewall
2 166 (15.84%) LAN
3 163 (15.55%) WAN
4 160 (15.27%) DNS
5 134 (12.79%) DHCP
6 128 (12.21%) TCP/IP
7 118 (11.26%) VPN
8 81 (7.73%) SAN
9 61 (5.82%) VoIP
10 59 (5.63%) Internet
11 51 (4.87%) Wireless
12 40 (3.82%) VLAN
13 37 (3.53%) Network Security
14 33 (3.15%) Skype
15 30 (2.86%) Unified Communications
16 25 (2.39%) IP Telephony
17 24 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
18 22 (2.10%) Cisco IOS
19 19 (1.81%) NAS
20 16 (1.53%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (18.32%) SQL Server
2 62 (5.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (3.72%) SQL Server 2014
4 27 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 27 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (2.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (0.86%) Big Data
8 9 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.57%) MySQL
11 5 (0.48%) InfluxDB
11 5 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.29%) GIS
12 3 (0.29%) Power BI
12 3 (0.29%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.19%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 28 (2.67%) Moq
1 28 (2.67%) NUnit
2 27 (2.58%) Rhino Mocks
3 17 (1.62%) MSI
4 15 (1.43%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.76%) InstallShield
5 8 (0.76%) JIRA
6 6 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.19%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.095%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.095%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.095%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.095%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.095%) MSTest
8 1 (0.095%) Selenium
General
1 113 (10.78%) Finance
2 72 (6.87%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.34%) Games
4 25 (2.39%) Billing
5 19 (1.81%) Retail
6 16 (1.53%) Law
7 13 (1.24%) Legal
8 12 (1.15%) Publishing
9 11 (1.05%) Banking
10 10 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.86%) Advertising
11 9 (0.86%) Back Office
12 5 (0.48%) Local Government
13 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.38%) Marketing
13 4 (0.38%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.29%) Automotive
14 3 (0.29%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.29%) French Language
14 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 214 (20.42%) Analyst
2 200 (19.08%) Support Engineer
3 144 (13.74%) 2nd Line Support
4 134 (12.79%) IT Support
5 120 (11.45%) Support Analyst
6 114 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 106 (10.11%) IT Engineer
8 81 (7.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 78 (7.44%) Developer
10 71 (6.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 69 (6.58%) Desktop Support
12 67 (6.39%) IT Support Engineer
13 57 (5.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 55 (5.25%) IT Analyst
15 53 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 49 (4.68%) Administrator
17 47 (4.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 47 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
18 45 (4.29%) Service Analyst
18 45 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (8.11%) .NET
2 68 (6.49%) ASP.NET
3 41 (3.91%) CSS
4 38 (3.63%) HTML
5 37 (3.53%) .NET Framework
6 30 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 30 (2.86%) jQuery
7 28 (2.67%) LINQ
8 27 (2.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 27 (2.58%) NHibernate
9 19 (1.81%) XML
10 16 (1.53%) Web Services
11 14 (1.34%) Software Packaging
12 9 (0.86%) HTML5
12 9 (0.86%) WCF
13 8 (0.76%) Ajax
14 7 (0.67%) CSS3
15 6 (0.57%) 802.1X
15 6 (0.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 4 (0.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 107 (10.21%) Data Centre
2 72 (6.87%) Blackberry
3 67 (6.39%) Management Information System
4 65 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (5.25%) Computer Science
6 47 (4.48%) Driving Licence
7 41 (3.91%) Clustering
8 29 (2.77%) Smartphone
9 26 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
10 25 (2.39%) Public Cloud
11 24 (2.29%) Replication
12 15 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.24%) Fat Client
13 13 (1.24%) Thin Client
14 11 (1.05%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
15 9 (0.86%) iPhone
15 9 (0.86%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.76%) Fintech
16 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 714 (68.13%) Windows
2 345 (32.92%) Windows Server
3 270 (25.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 223 (21.28%) Windows 7
5 222 (21.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (9.83%) Windows 8
7 92 (8.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 66 (6.30%) Windows 10
9 58 (5.53%) Linux
10 55 (5.25%) Windows XP
11 39 (3.72%) Mac OS X
12 29 (2.77%) Android
13 24 (2.29%) Unix
14 20 (1.91%) Apple iOS
15 16 (1.53%) Windows Vista
16 15 (1.43%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.86%) Windows 2000
17 9 (0.86%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.48%) CentOS
19 3 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (32.25%) ITIL
2 87 (8.30%) Service Management
3 73 (6.97%) Change Management
4 66 (6.30%) Project Management
5 64 (6.11%) Presales
6 63 (6.01%) Disaster Recovery
7 61 (5.82%) ITIL V3
8 57 (5.44%) Agile Software Development
9 46 (4.39%) Service Delivery
10 45 (4.29%) Incident Management
11 44 (4.20%) Problem Management
11 44 (4.20%) Time Management
12 43 (4.10%) Customer Requirements
12 43 (4.10%) Line Management
13 42 (4.01%) MVC
14 41 (3.91%) CRM
14 41 (3.91%) PRINCE2
15 38 (3.63%) High Availability
16 37 (3.53%) Business Development
16 37 (3.53%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (10.59%) SQL
2 95 (9.06%) PowerShell
3 81 (7.73%) C#
4 38 (3.63%) JavaScript
5 27 (2.58%) VBScript
6 22 (2.10%) VB.NET
7 18 (1.72%) C
8 14 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.95%) Python
10 9 (0.86%) C++
11 6 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.57%) VB
12 5 (0.48%) R
13 4 (0.38%) Java
13 4 (0.38%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.38%) Ruby
14 3 (0.29%) PHP
15 1 (0.095%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.095%) Perl
15 1 (0.095%) XAML
Qualifications
1 719 (68.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 454 (43.32%) MCSE
3 243 (23.19%) Cisco Certification
4 238 (22.71%) CCNA
5 228 (21.76%) MCSA
6 189 (18.03%) Degree
7 116 (11.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 93 (8.87%) A+ Certification
9 92 (8.78%) MCITP
10 79 (7.54%) MCTS
11 61 (5.82%) Security Cleared
12 54 (5.15%) CCNP
13 39 (3.72%) Citrix Certification
14 38 (3.63%) MCDST
15 34 (3.24%) SC Cleared
16 33 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
17 30 (2.86%) MCSD
18 28 (2.67%) MCAD
19 25 (2.39%) CCA
19 25 (2.39%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (16.89%) SLA
2 34 (3.24%) QA
3 12 (1.15%) PMO
4 11 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.67%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.095%) COBIT
8 1 (0.095%) GPG13
8 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 498 (47.52%) Active Directory
2 230 (21.95%) Hyper-V
3 227 (21.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (5.06%) vSphere
5 49 (4.68%) XenApp
6 35 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
8 20 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (1.53%) XenDesktop
10 13 (1.24%) XenServer
11 10 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.95%) VMware ESX
12 9 (0.86%) BlackBerry Internet Service
13 8 (0.76%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.67%) Firmware
15 5 (0.48%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
16 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
17 3 (0.29%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 165 (15.74%) SCCM
2 25 (2.39%) Backup Exec
3 22 (2.10%) WSUS
4 19 (1.81%) SCOM
5 14 (1.34%) SCOrch
6 10 (0.95%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (0.57%) DameWare
10 6 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.57%) Perfmon
11 5 (0.48%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.48%) OpenView
11 5 (0.48%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.38%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.38%) Sysprep
13 3 (0.29%) Grafana
13 3 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 687 (65.55%) Microsoft
2 359 (34.26%) VMware
3 242 (23.09%) Cisco
4 188 (17.94%) Citrix
5 89 (8.49%) HP
6 52 (4.96%) Apple
7 49 (4.68%) NetApp
8 42 (4.01%) Dell
9 39 (3.72%) Veeam
10 33 (3.15%) CheckPoint
10 33 (3.15%) Draytek
11 32 (3.05%) Avaya
11 32 (3.05%) Mitel
12 28 (2.67%) Juniper
13 26 (2.48%) Oracle
14 25 (2.39%) Symantec
15 23 (2.19%) SonicWALL
16 22 (2.10%) Google
17 21 (2.00%) EMC
18 19 (1.81%) Lotus
South West London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Premier IT
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Salary: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £24000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £4000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 3 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Inbox Insight Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brecon, Powys
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday37.5 hr weekpension
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + On-call Allowance + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago