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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
Rank 413 467 308
Rank change year-on-year +54 -159  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 533 587 1068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.57% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 2.05% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 419 487 931
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 £30,500
% change year-on-year - -1.63%  

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 21051 28584 29068
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.76% 27.51%
Number of salaries quoted 16599 22917 22807
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 24 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 24 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 +42 497 £30,000 -6.25% 52
London +51 159 £30,000 -20.00% 16
South East +80 128 £27,500 -12.69% 10
East of England +34 71 £32,500 - 9
Hertfordshire +34 47 £34,000 -20.00% 3
South West +26 41 £27,750 +4.71% 6
Surrey +29 35 £25,500 -22.72% 2
North West -34 31 £45,000 +87.50% 4
West Midlands +36 30 £32,500 +8.33% 2
City of London +44 29 £31,000 -4.61% 1
Buckinghamshire - 28 £35,000 - 2
Birmingham +31 23 £24,000 -40.00% 2
Hemel Hempstead +14 22 £36,000 -24.21% 2
Kent +39 21 £25,000 +11.11%
Yorkshire -22 21 £26,000 -13.33% 2
Manchester -29 20 £47,500 +26.66% 3
High Wycombe - 20 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire +24 19 £20,500 -18.00% 3
Bristol +6 18 £29,000 +9.43% 1
Berkshire +29 15 £28,500 -9.52% 3
Wiltshire +18 13 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 12 £26,000 -5.45%
Tyne and Wear +6 12 £26,000 -5.45% 1
North East +4 12 £26,000 -5.45% 1
Cheshunt - 12 £25,000 -
Guildford +21 10 £25,500 -22.72%
Cheshire +2 10 £30,000 +36.36%
Fareham - 10 £20,250 - 2
Reading +33 9 £25,500 -23.30% 2
Docklands, London -2 9 £44,000 -

MCP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 731 (68.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 729 (68.58%) Windows
3 697 (65.57%) Microsoft
4 508 (47.79%) Active Directory
5 462 (43.46%) MCSE
6 366 (34.43%) VMware
7 363 (34.15%) MS Excel
8 347 (32.64%) Windows Server
9 344 (32.36%) ITIL
10 276 (25.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 256 (24.08%) MS Office
12 251 (23.61%) Cisco Certification
13 249 (23.42%) MS Exchange
14 247 (23.24%) CCNA
15 243 (22.86%) Cisco
16 234 (22.01%) MCSA
17 230 (21.64%) Hyper-V
17 230 (21.64%) VMware Infrastructure
18 228 (21.45%) Windows 7
19 225 (21.17%) Office 365
19 225 (21.17%) Windows Server 2012
20 209 (19.66%) Firewall
21 194 (18.25%) Citrix
21 194 (18.25%) Degree
22 193 (18.16%) SQL Server
23 178 (16.75%) SLA
24 172 (16.18%) SCCM
25 169 (15.90%) LAN
26 166 (15.62%) DNS
27 165 (15.52%) WAN

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
1 249 (23.42%) MS Exchange
2 108 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 107 (10.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (5.55%) SharePoint
5 51 (4.80%) IIS
6 48 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 48 (4.52%) Skype for Business
7 30 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 27 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (1.88%) IBM Notes
10 13 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.85%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.66%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.56%) Confluence
14 5 (0.47%) CMS
14 5 (0.47%) SAS
15 4 (0.38%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 363 (34.15%) MS Excel
2 256 (24.08%) MS Office
3 23 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.47%) MS Project
6 4 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (0.38%) QuarkXPress
6 4 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.094%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.094%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 11 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.56%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.19%) Eikon
4 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.094%) Summit
4 1 (0.094%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.094%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 225 (21.17%) Office 365
2 142 (13.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (0.85%) SaaS
6 8 (0.75%) G Suite
7 6 (0.56%) IaaS
8 5 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.47%) 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 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.094%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.094%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 209 (19.66%) Firewall
2 169 (15.90%) LAN
3 166 (15.62%) DNS
4 165 (15.52%) WAN
5 140 (13.17%) DHCP
6 129 (12.14%) TCP/IP
7 121 (11.38%) VPN
8 82 (7.71%) SAN
9 61 (5.74%) VoIP
10 59 (5.55%) Internet
11 53 (4.99%) Wireless
12 43 (4.05%) VLAN
13 41 (3.86%) Network Security
14 34 (3.20%) Skype
15 29 (2.73%) Unified Communications
16 28 (2.63%) IP Telephony
17 25 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
18 22 (2.07%) Cisco IOS
19 19 (1.79%) NAS
20 16 (1.51%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (18.16%) SQL Server
2 62 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (3.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 27 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (0.85%) Big Data
8 9 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.56%) MySQL
10 6 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.47%) InfluxDB
12 3 (0.28%) GIS
12 3 (0.28%) Power BI
12 3 (0.28%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.19%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 28 (2.63%) Moq
1 28 (2.63%) NUnit
2 27 (2.54%) Rhino Mocks
3 17 (1.60%) MSI
4 16 (1.51%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.75%) InstallShield
5 8 (0.75%) JIRA
6 6 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.19%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.094%) MSTest
General
1 115 (10.82%) Finance
2 72 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.29%) Games
4 25 (2.35%) Billing
5 19 (1.79%) Retail
6 16 (1.51%) Law
7 13 (1.22%) Legal
8 12 (1.13%) Publishing
9 11 (1.03%) Banking
10 10 (0.94%) Back Office
10 10 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.75%) Advertising
12 6 (0.56%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.47%) Local Government
14 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.38%) Marketing
15 3 (0.28%) Automotive
15 3 (0.28%) Dutch Language
15 3 (0.28%) Front Office
15 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 215 (20.23%) Analyst
2 204 (19.19%) Support Engineer
3 146 (13.73%) 2nd Line Support
4 136 (12.79%) IT Support
5 121 (11.38%) Support Analyst
6 116 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 108 (10.16%) IT Engineer
8 81 (7.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 77 (7.24%) Developer
10 72 (6.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 72 (6.77%) Desktop Support
11 68 (6.40%) IT Support Engineer
12 58 (5.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 56 (5.27%) IT Analyst
14 53 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 48 (4.52%) Administrator
16 47 (4.42%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 47 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
17 46 (4.33%) Service Analyst
17 46 (4.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (8.09%) .NET
2 68 (6.40%) ASP.NET
3 41 (3.86%) CSS
4 38 (3.57%) HTML
5 37 (3.48%) .NET Framework
6 30 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 30 (2.82%) jQuery
7 28 (2.63%) LINQ
8 27 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 27 (2.54%) NHibernate
9 19 (1.79%) XML
10 16 (1.51%) Web Services
11 14 (1.32%) Software Packaging
12 9 (0.85%) HTML5
12 9 (0.85%) WCF
13 8 (0.75%) Ajax
14 7 (0.66%) CSS3
15 6 (0.56%) 802.1X
15 6 (0.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 4 (0.38%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 108 (10.16%) Data Centre
2 74 (6.96%) Blackberry
3 69 (6.49%) Management Information System
4 67 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (5.36%) Computer Science
6 47 (4.42%) Driving Licence
7 40 (3.76%) Clustering
8 31 (2.92%) Smartphone
9 26 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
10 25 (2.35%) Public Cloud
11 24 (2.26%) Replication
12 16 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.32%) Client/Server
14 13 (1.22%) Fat Client
14 13 (1.22%) Thin Client
15 11 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
16 10 (0.94%) Virtual Team
17 9 (0.85%) iPhone
17 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Licensing
18 8 (0.75%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 729 (68.58%) Windows
2 347 (32.64%) Windows Server
3 276 (25.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 228 (21.45%) Windows 7
5 225 (21.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 110 (10.35%) Windows 8
7 96 (9.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 71 (6.68%) Windows 10
9 61 (5.74%) Linux
10 58 (5.46%) Windows XP
11 39 (3.67%) Mac OS X
12 30 (2.82%) Android
13 27 (2.54%) Unix
14 20 (1.88%) Apple iOS
15 19 (1.79%) Mac OS
16 16 (1.51%) Windows Vista
17 10 (0.94%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.85%) Windows Phone
19 5 (0.47%) CentOS
20 3 (0.28%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (32.36%) ITIL
2 89 (8.37%) Service Management
3 74 (6.96%) Change Management
4 69 (6.49%) Project Management
5 66 (6.21%) Presales
6 64 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 62 (5.83%) ITIL V3
8 57 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (4.61%) Service Delivery
10 47 (4.42%) Time Management
11 46 (4.33%) Incident Management
12 44 (4.14%) Problem Management
13 43 (4.05%) Customer Requirements
13 43 (4.05%) Line Management
14 42 (3.95%) MVC
14 42 (3.95%) PRINCE2
15 41 (3.86%) CRM
16 39 (3.67%) High Availability
17 37 (3.48%) Business Development
17 37 (3.48%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (10.63%) SQL
2 97 (9.13%) PowerShell
3 82 (7.71%) C#
4 38 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 27 (2.54%) VBScript
6 22 (2.07%) VB.NET
7 18 (1.69%) C
8 13 (1.22%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.94%) Python
10 9 (0.85%) C++
11 6 (0.56%) VB
12 5 (0.47%) Java
12 5 (0.47%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.47%) R
13 4 (0.38%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.38%) Ruby
14 3 (0.28%) PHP
15 1 (0.094%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.094%) Perl
15 1 (0.094%) XAML
Qualifications
1 731 (68.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 462 (43.46%) MCSE
3 251 (23.61%) Cisco Certification
4 247 (23.24%) CCNA
5 234 (22.01%) MCSA
6 194 (18.25%) Degree
7 120 (11.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 95 (8.94%) MCITP
9 94 (8.84%) A+ Certification
10 81 (7.62%) MCTS
11 60 (5.64%) Security Cleared
12 53 (4.99%) CCNP
13 41 (3.86%) MCDST
14 40 (3.76%) Citrix Certification
15 35 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
16 34 (3.20%) SC Cleared
17 30 (2.82%) MCSD
18 28 (2.63%) MCAD
19 25 (2.35%) CCA
19 25 (2.35%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (16.75%) SLA
2 35 (3.29%) QA
3 12 (1.13%) PMO
4 11 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.094%) COBIT
8 1 (0.094%) GPG13
8 1 (0.094%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 508 (47.79%) Active Directory
2 230 (21.64%) Hyper-V
2 230 (21.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (5.17%) vSphere
4 50 (4.70%) XenApp
5 35 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
7 20 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (1.51%) XenDesktop
9 13 (1.22%) XenServer
10 12 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.94%) BlackBerry Internet Service
11 10 (0.94%) VMware ESX
12 9 (0.85%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.66%) Firmware
14 5 (0.47%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 172 (16.18%) SCCM
2 25 (2.35%) WSUS
3 24 (2.26%) Backup Exec
4 19 (1.79%) SCOM
5 14 (1.32%) SCOrch
6 10 (0.94%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.66%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.56%) DameWare
10 6 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.56%) Perfmon
11 5 (0.47%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (0.47%) OpenView
12 4 (0.38%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.38%) Sysprep
13 3 (0.28%) Grafana
13 3 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 697 (65.57%) Microsoft
2 366 (34.43%) VMware
3 243 (22.86%) Cisco
4 194 (18.25%) Citrix
5 91 (8.56%) HP
6 54 (5.08%) Apple
7 50 (4.70%) NetApp
8 43 (4.05%) Dell
9 38 (3.57%) Veeam
10 34 (3.20%) Avaya
10 34 (3.20%) CheckPoint
11 33 (3.10%) Draytek
11 33 (3.10%) Mitel
12 27 (2.54%) Juniper
13 26 (2.45%) Oracle
14 25 (2.35%) Symantec
15 24 (2.26%) SonicWALL
16 22 (2.07%) EMC
16 22 (2.07%) Google
17 20 (1.88%) Lotus
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Premier IT
Salary: £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brecon, Powys
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Inbox Insight Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday37.5 hr weekpension
Posted: 2 days ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + On-call Allowance + Good Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + MCSE Training + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum DOE Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East Anglia
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £31500.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 Per Annum + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum + £5000 car allowance + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000 per annum + Bonus, Paid Certs etc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Plan-net
Salary: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Recruit 4 Talent
Salary: £22000 - £45000 Per Annum £22,000 - £45,000 DOE and Location + Benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + Car + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + Oyster Card + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + Car + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago