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

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
3 months to
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 426 466 369
Rank change year-on-year +40 -97  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 558 582 914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.59% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.63% 2.18% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 453 471 772
Median salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,261
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -2.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £29,000 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year - -3.33%  

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 21226 26656 29848
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.82% 27.14% 27.61%
Number of salaries quoted 16565 21479 23467
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,500
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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +23 509 £30,000 -4.76% 44
London +42 174 £31,500 -15.43% 6
South East +66 134 £25,500 -21.53% 10
East of England +14 73 £35,000 -6.66% 13
Kent +46 35 £25,000 -23.07% 2
City of London +17 34 £34,000 -28.42% 1
South West +8 34 £21,750 -13.00% 5
North West -20 34 £37,500 +56.25% 6
Yorkshire -10 33 £27,500 +12.24% 2
Hertfordshire +1 30 £36,250 -23.68% 3
Surrey +33 25 £29,000 -12.12% 3
Berkshire +27 25 £25,500 -25.00% 1
Manchester -17 25 £37,500 +53.06% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 23 £32,500 -14.47% 6
West Midlands +20 21 £30,000 +9.09% 1
Scotland +20 20 £40,000 +34.45% 3
Hampshire +12 19 £23,500 -11.32% 1
Reading +24 18 £25,500 -2.85% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 17 £32,500 -21.68%
Hemel Hempstead +6 16 £31,250 -34.21% 2
Cambridge +3 15 £40,000 +11.11% 5
Hull -1 15 £26,000 - 1
East Yorkshire -17 15 £26,000 +6.12% 1
West Yorkshire -20 13 £41,000 +71.72% 1
Woking +20 11 £40,000 - 1
High Wycombe +20 11 £32,500 -
Birmingham - 11 £24,000 - 1
Leeds +14 10 £41,000 +74.46% 1
Edinburgh +6 10 £50,000 +96.07% 2
Redruth +11 9 £17,500 +2.94%

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 760 (71.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 744 (70.06%) Windows
3 717 (67.51%) Microsoft
4 510 (48.02%) Active Directory
5 470 (44.26%) MCSE
6 379 (35.69%) ITIL
7 348 (32.77%) Windows Server
8 335 (31.54%) VMware
9 275 (25.89%) Microsoft Office
10 259 (24.39%) Office 365
11 255 (24.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 245 (23.07%) Cisco
13 242 (22.79%) MCSA
13 242 (22.79%) MS Exchange
14 237 (22.32%) Cisco Certification
15 235 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
16 226 (21.28%) Hyper-V
17 225 (21.19%) CCNA
18 220 (20.72%) VMware Infrastructure
19 218 (20.53%) Windows 7
20 204 (19.21%) Firewall
21 198 (18.64%) SQL Server
22 197 (18.55%) Degree
23 187 (17.61%) WAN
24 184 (17.33%) LAN
25 177 (16.67%) Citrix
26 175 (16.48%) SLA
27 161 (15.16%) DNS
28 159 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
29 156 (14.69%) TCP/IP

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
1 242 (22.79%) MS Exchange
2 112 (10.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 95 (8.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 70 (6.59%) SharePoint
5 48 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 47 (4.43%) Skype for Business
7 43 (4.05%) IIS
8 37 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 19 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (1.51%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.13%) CMS
12 11 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.94%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.75%) IBM Domino
14 8 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.75%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.56%) Apache
16 6 (0.56%) Confluence
17 5 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 275 (25.89%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.38%) QuarkXPress
6 4 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.28%) Inkscape
7 3 (0.28%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.094%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.094%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.56%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.28%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.094%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.094%) Eikon
4 1 (0.094%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 259 (24.39%) Office 365
2 159 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.79%) G Suite
5 16 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.66%) SaaS
7 6 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
9 4 (0.38%) Basecamp
9 4 (0.38%) GitHub
9 4 (0.38%) PaaS
10 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 204 (19.21%) Firewall
2 187 (17.61%) WAN
3 184 (17.33%) LAN
4 161 (15.16%) DNS
5 156 (14.69%) TCP/IP
6 134 (12.62%) DHCP
7 111 (10.45%) VPN
8 80 (7.53%) SAN
9 63 (5.93%) VoIP
10 55 (5.18%) Wireless
11 54 (5.08%) Internet
12 40 (3.77%) Network Security
13 36 (3.39%) Skype
14 31 (2.92%) IP Telephony
15 30 (2.82%) Unified Communications
16 28 (2.64%) VLAN
17 27 (2.54%) WebEx
18 19 (1.79%) PBX
19 17 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
19 17 (1.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 73 (6.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (3.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 39 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
8 14 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.85%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.75%) Big Data
12 5 (0.47%) MySQL
13 4 (0.38%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.38%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.38%) Power BI
13 4 (0.38%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (3.01%) NUnit
2 28 (2.64%) Moq
3 27 (2.54%) Rhino Mocks
4 16 (1.51%) MSI
5 15 (1.41%) Visual Studio
6 11 (1.04%) JIRA
7 7 (0.66%) HP UFT
7 7 (0.66%) InstallShield
7 7 (0.66%) LoadRunner
8 6 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.47%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.47%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.47%) Selenium
9 5 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.38%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.38%) NCover
10 4 (0.38%) NDoc
10 4 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.38%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 117 (11.02%) Finance
2 58 (5.46%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.48%) Games
4 20 (1.88%) Retail
5 15 (1.41%) Legal
6 14 (1.32%) Law
7 12 (1.13%) Billing
7 12 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.94%) Advertising
9 9 (0.85%) Back Office
10 8 (0.75%) Banking
11 5 (0.47%) Automotive
11 5 (0.47%) Local Government
12 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.28%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.28%) French Language
13 3 (0.28%) German Language
13 3 (0.28%) Polish Language
13 3 (0.28%) Publishing
13 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 256 (24.11%) Analyst
2 185 (17.42%) Support Engineer
3 151 (14.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 135 (12.71%) Support Analyst
5 132 (12.43%) IT Support
6 112 (10.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 95 (8.95%) IT Engineer
8 88 (8.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 87 (8.19%) Desktop Support
10 84 (7.91%) Service Analyst
11 82 (7.72%) Developer
11 82 (7.72%) Service Desk Analyst
12 74 (6.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 58 (5.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 55 (5.18%) IT Analyst
15 52 (4.90%) IT Support Engineer
16 51 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 48 (4.52%) .NET Developer
18 47 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
19 45 (4.24%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (8.76%) .NET
2 74 (6.97%) ASP.NET
3 61 (5.74%) HTML
4 59 (5.56%) CSS
5 40 (3.77%) jQuery
6 39 (3.67%) .NET Framework
7 30 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 29 (2.73%) LINQ
9 28 (2.64%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 27 (2.54%) NHibernate
11 24 (2.26%) AngularJS
12 23 (2.17%) HTML5
12 23 (2.17%) Web Services
13 22 (2.07%) XML
14 15 (1.41%) Angular 2
15 10 (0.94%) Ajax
16 9 (0.85%) JSON
16 9 (0.85%) MFC
16 9 (0.85%) Software Packaging
17 8 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 82 (7.72%) Data Centre
2 80 (7.53%) Management Information System
3 77 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (7.06%) Computer Science
5 74 (6.97%) Blackberry
6 61 (5.74%) Driving Licence
7 35 (3.30%) Clustering
8 29 (2.73%) Replication
9 27 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
10 24 (2.26%) Smartphone
11 21 (1.98%) Public Cloud
12 20 (1.88%) Mobile App
13 19 (1.79%) iPhone
14 17 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
14 17 (1.60%) Fat Client
14 17 (1.60%) Thin Client
15 13 (1.22%) iPad
16 10 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
17 8 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 744 (70.06%) Windows
2 348 (32.77%) Windows Server
3 255 (24.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 235 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 218 (20.53%) Windows 7
6 88 (8.29%) Windows 10
7 79 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 74 (6.97%) Windows 8
9 66 (6.21%) Linux
10 63 (5.93%) Windows XP
11 58 (5.46%) Android
12 37 (3.48%) Apple iOS
13 29 (2.73%) Mac OS X
14 22 (2.07%) Unix
15 20 (1.88%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.85%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.75%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.38%) CentOS
18 4 (0.38%) Windows Phone
19 3 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (35.69%) ITIL
2 92 (8.66%) Service Management
3 72 (6.78%) Change Management
4 67 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 66 (6.21%) Project Management
6 60 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
7 59 (5.56%) ITIL V3
8 52 (4.90%) Presales
9 48 (4.52%) MVC
9 48 (4.52%) Time Management
10 44 (4.14%) Software Engineering
11 43 (4.05%) High Availability
12 41 (3.86%) Problem Management
13 40 (3.77%) Incident Management
14 39 (3.67%) Line Management
15 38 (3.58%) CRM
15 38 (3.58%) Information Security
16 36 (3.39%) Patch Management
16 36 (3.39%) PRINCE2
16 36 (3.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 142 (13.37%) SQL
2 93 (8.76%) PowerShell
3 87 (8.19%) C#
4 64 (6.03%) JavaScript
5 27 (2.54%) VBScript
6 25 (2.35%) C++
7 23 (2.17%) C
8 20 (1.88%) VB.NET
9 19 (1.79%) Java
10 18 (1.69%) Python
11 15 (1.41%) T-SQL
11 15 (1.41%) VB
12 12 (1.13%) Objective-C
13 8 (0.75%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.47%) REXX
14 5 (0.47%) Ruby
14 5 (0.47%) Tcl
15 4 (0.38%) PHP
15 4 (0.38%) R
15 4 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 760 (71.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 470 (44.26%) MCSE
3 242 (22.79%) MCSA
4 237 (22.32%) Cisco Certification
5 225 (21.19%) CCNA
6 197 (18.55%) Degree
7 110 (10.36%) A+ Certification
8 91 (8.57%) MCTS
8 91 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 72 (6.78%) MCITP
9 72 (6.78%) Security Cleared
10 67 (6.31%) Computer Science Degree
11 65 (6.12%) CCNP
12 57 (5.37%) MCDST
13 46 (4.33%) SC Cleared
14 45 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
15 34 (3.20%) MCSD
16 33 (3.11%) Network+ Certification
17 29 (2.73%) Citrix Certification
18 27 (2.54%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (16.48%) SLA
2 21 (1.98%) QA
3 14 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.94%) PMO
5 9 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.56%) GPG13
7 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.094%) COBIT
8 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 510 (48.02%) Active Directory
2 226 (21.28%) Hyper-V
3 220 (20.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (4.43%) vSphere
5 39 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (3.39%) XenApp
7 23 (2.17%) XenDesktop
8 21 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.04%) XenServer
12 7 (0.66%) BlackBerry Internet Service
13 5 (0.47%) Firmware
13 5 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.28%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.094%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.094%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 146 (13.75%) SCCM
2 28 (2.64%) Backup Exec
3 20 (1.88%) WSUS
4 18 (1.69%) DameWare
4 18 (1.69%) Perfmon
5 15 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
7 12 (1.13%) SCOM
7 12 (1.13%) SCOrch
8 10 (0.94%) BladeLogic
9 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (0.75%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
10 7 (0.66%) vCenter Server
11 6 (0.56%) HP SIM
11 6 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.56%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.47%) OpenView
12 5 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 717 (67.51%) Microsoft
2 335 (31.54%) VMware
3 245 (23.07%) Cisco
4 177 (16.67%) Citrix
5 80 (7.53%) HP
6 43 (4.05%) Veeam
7 41 (3.86%) Apple
8 37 (3.48%) NetApp
9 31 (2.92%) Oracle
10 30 (2.82%) Dell
11 28 (2.64%) Google
12 27 (2.54%) Avaya
12 27 (2.54%) Juniper
13 26 (2.45%) Symantec
14 22 (2.07%) SonicWALL
15 19 (1.79%) Draytek
15 19 (1.79%) EMC
16 18 (1.69%) CheckPoint
17 16 (1.51%) Lotus
17 16 (1.51%) Mitel
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Imperative People
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Imperative People
Salary: £33000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Marie Stopes International
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
ninesharp
Salary: £18000 - £22500 per annum + 25 days holiday etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Salary: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
FRG Technology Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits including over time
Posted: 6 days ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £26K Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
Amita UK Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus Bonus and oncall call out fees
Posted: 7 days ago
Kent
Comtecs
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 Per Annum + Company Car + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
CIPFA
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Signature Living Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum with an additional £1,200 for On Call
Posted: 25 days ago
East London
Penelope
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
East London
Penelope
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago