Period
to 21 August 2017

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 6 months to 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 448 474 400
Rank change year-on-year +26 -74 -85
Permanent jobs citing MCP 1113 1195 1761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.61% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 2.26% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 952 1005 1518
UK median annual salary £30,000 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -3.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £21,250 £20,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £53,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual 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 42930 52844 60115
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.39% 26.82% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32982 42706 47740
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for MCP in the UK

MCP
Top 16 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 6 months to 21 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +20 1021 £30,000 -7.69% 39
UK excluding London +14 746 £30,000 - 30
London +56 340 £31,500 -13.70% 12
South East +48 272 £30,000 -6.25% 4
North of England -42 162 £27,500 +12.24% 15
East of England +18 137 £38,500 +5.48% 2
North West +2 90 £29,000 +13.73% 10
South West -17 64 £23,500 -29.27% 3
Yorkshire -28 64 £27,500 +12.24% 5
Midlands -1 63 £27,500 -5.17% 3
West Midlands +12 40 £27,500 -12.70% 2
Scotland +23 36 £40,000 +56.86% 3
East Midlands -2 23 £26,500 -8.62% 1
Wales +21 22 £27,500 +14.58%
North East +9 8 £27,250 +31.33%
Northern Ireland -12 6 £26,750 -10.83%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 834 (74.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 796 (71.52%) Windows
3 785 (70.53%) Microsoft
4 553 (49.69%) Active Directory
5 508 (45.64%) MCSE
6 444 (39.89%) ITIL
7 390 (35.04%) Windows Server
8 371 (33.33%) VMware
9 299 (26.86%) Office 365
10 287 (25.79%) MCSA
11 269 (24.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 264 (23.72%) Firewall
13 263 (23.63%) Microsoft Office
14 259 (23.27%) MS Exchange
14 259 (23.27%) Cisco
14 259 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 259 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 256 (23.00%) Hyper-V
16 245 (22.01%) Windows 7
17 241 (21.65%) Cisco Certification
18 230 (20.66%) WAN
19 225 (20.22%) CCNA
20 206 (18.51%) LAN
21 193 (17.34%) TCP/IP
22 192 (17.25%) SQL Server
23 186 (16.71%) DNS
24 183 (16.44%) Degree
25 171 (15.36%) SLA
26 158 (14.20%) Citrix
27 155 (13.93%) DHCP

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
1 259 (23.27%) MS Exchange
2 148 (13.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 116 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 110 (9.88%) SharePoint
5 54 (4.85%) IIS
5 54 (4.85%) Skype for Business
6 53 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 34 (3.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 18 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (1.17%) CMS
11 13 (1.17%) NServiceBus
12 11 (0.99%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.63%) IBM Domino
15 6 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.45%) Apache
16 5 (0.45%) SAS
17 4 (0.36%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 263 (23.63%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.27%) Inkscape
6 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.27%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.090%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.27%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.18%) Eikon
4 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.090%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 299 (26.86%) Office 365
2 144 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (3.86%) G Suite
4 31 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.54%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.45%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.45%) IaaS
7 5 (0.45%) SaaS
7 5 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.36%) Basecamp
8 4 (0.36%) GitHub
8 4 (0.36%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.18%) Yammer
10 1 (0.090%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 264 (23.72%) Firewall
2 230 (20.66%) WAN
3 206 (18.51%) LAN
4 193 (17.34%) TCP/IP
5 186 (16.71%) DNS
6 155 (13.93%) DHCP
7 142 (12.76%) VPN
8 111 (9.97%) SAN
9 81 (7.28%) VoIP
10 51 (4.58%) Network Security
11 46 (4.13%) Wireless
12 40 (3.59%) WLAN
13 39 (3.50%) Remote Desktop
13 39 (3.50%) Skype
14 36 (3.23%) VLAN
15 34 (3.05%) Unified Communications
16 30 (2.70%) PBX
17 28 (2.52%) MPLS
18 27 (2.43%) WebEx
19 20 (1.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (17.25%) SQL Server
2 60 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (3.68%) SQL Server 2014
4 26 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
5 20 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (1.17%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.17%) SSDT
9 12 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (0.81%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.36%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.36%) MySQL
13 4 (0.36%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (2.52%) NUnit
2 27 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (2.16%) Moq
4 23 (2.07%) Rhino Mocks
5 15 (1.35%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.08%) HP UFT
6 12 (1.08%) LoadRunner
7 10 (0.90%) Cucumber
7 10 (0.90%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.90%) Selenium
8 7 (0.63%) JIRA
9 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.36%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.36%) NCover
10 4 (0.36%) NDoc
10 4 (0.36%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.27%) MSI
12 2 (0.18%) Subversion
13 1 (0.090%) InstallShield
General
1 111 (9.97%) Finance
2 41 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 32 (2.88%) Games
4 21 (1.89%) Retail
5 20 (1.80%) Legal
6 17 (1.53%) Banking
7 15 (1.35%) Law
8 13 (1.17%) Advertising
9 9 (0.81%) Automotive
10 7 (0.63%) Publishing
11 6 (0.54%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.45%) Back Office
13 3 (0.27%) Local Government
14 2 (0.18%) Billing
14 2 (0.18%) Electronics
14 2 (0.18%) French Language
14 2 (0.18%) Front Office
14 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.090%) German Language
15 1 (0.090%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 259 (23.27%) Analyst
2 190 (17.07%) Support Engineer
3 159 (14.29%) IT Support
4 150 (13.48%) 2nd Line Support
5 144 (12.94%) Support Analyst
6 97 (8.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 94 (8.45%) Service Analyst
8 91 (8.18%) Desktop Support
8 91 (8.18%) IT Engineer
9 88 (7.91%) Service Desk Analyst
10 86 (7.73%) Developer
11 81 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 78 (7.01%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 65 (5.84%) IT Analyst
14 58 (5.21%) IT Support Analyst
15 55 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 52 (4.67%) IT Technician
17 51 (4.58%) .NET Developer
17 51 (4.58%) IT Support Engineer
18 50 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (11.68%) .NET
2 109 (9.79%) HTML
3 98 (8.81%) ASP.NET
4 69 (6.20%) CSS
5 60 (5.39%) jQuery
6 57 (5.12%) HTML5
7 49 (4.40%) AngularJS
8 42 (3.77%) .NET Framework
9 33 (2.96%) XML
10 32 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (2.70%) Web Services
12 26 (2.34%) Angular 2
13 24 (2.16%) Ajax
13 24 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 24 (2.16%) LINQ
14 23 (2.07%) NHibernate
15 21 (1.89%) MFC
16 17 (1.53%) CSS3
17 16 (1.44%) WCF
18 14 (1.26%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 101 (9.07%) Driving Licence
2 88 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 79 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (6.20%) Data Centre
5 67 (6.02%) Blackberry
6 51 (4.58%) Management Information System
7 39 (3.50%) Replication
8 33 (2.96%) Mobile App
9 32 (2.88%) Clustering
10 25 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
11 21 (1.89%) iPhone
12 18 (1.62%) iPad
12 18 (1.62%) Smartphone
13 13 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (0.99%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.99%) Fat Client
14 11 (0.99%) Thin Client
15 10 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.72%) AS400
17 7 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 796 (71.52%) Windows
2 390 (35.04%) Windows Server
3 269 (24.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 259 (23.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 245 (22.01%) Windows 7
6 149 (13.39%) Windows 10
7 98 (8.81%) Windows 8
8 83 (7.46%) Android
9 77 (6.92%) Windows XP
10 69 (6.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 66 (5.93%) Linux
12 57 (5.12%) Apple iOS
13 32 (2.88%) Mac OS X
14 18 (1.62%) Unix
15 13 (1.17%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.81%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.45%) CentOS
18 5 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 4 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (39.89%) ITIL
2 74 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 68 (6.11%) MVC
4 68 (6.11%) Time Management
5 67 (6.02%) Service Management
6 64 (5.75%) Software Engineering
7 62 (5.57%) ITIL V3
8 52 (4.67%) Problem Management
9 50 (4.49%) Change Management
9 50 (4.49%) Project Management
10 49 (4.40%) CRM
11 48 (4.31%) Service Delivery
12 40 (3.59%) High Availability
12 40 (3.59%) Information Security
13 38 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
13 38 (3.41%) Presales
14 37 (3.32%) Web Development
15 35 (3.14%) Incident Management
16 34 (3.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 150 (13.48%) SQL
2 118 (10.60%) JavaScript
3 111 (9.97%) C#
4 96 (8.63%) PowerShell
5 43 (3.86%) C++
6 38 (3.41%) Java
7 21 (1.89%) VB.NET
8 20 (1.80%) Objective-C
8 20 (1.80%) PL/SQL
8 20 (1.80%) VB
9 19 (1.71%) Python
9 19 (1.71%) VBScript
10 15 (1.35%) C
11 9 (0.81%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.45%) REXX
12 5 (0.45%) Tcl
13 4 (0.36%) VBA
14 3 (0.27%) PHP
15 2 (0.18%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.090%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 834 (74.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 508 (45.64%) MCSE
3 287 (25.79%) MCSA
4 241 (21.65%) Cisco Certification
5 225 (20.22%) CCNA
6 183 (16.44%) Degree
7 128 (11.50%) A+ Certification
8 98 (8.81%) MCITP
9 92 (8.27%) MCTS
10 82 (7.37%) CCNP
11 78 (7.01%) Computer Science Degree
12 74 (6.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 69 (6.20%) MCDST
14 65 (5.84%) Security Cleared
15 53 (4.76%) DBS Check
16 52 (4.67%) SC Cleared
17 47 (4.22%) ITIL Certification
18 42 (3.77%) MCSD
19 31 (2.79%) MCAD
19 31 (2.79%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (15.36%) SLA
2 16 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 13 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.54%) GPG13
6 3 (0.27%) QA
7 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.090%) COBIT
8 1 (0.090%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 553 (49.69%) Active Directory
2 259 (23.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (23.00%) Hyper-V
4 48 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (3.77%) vSphere
6 30 (2.70%) XenApp
7 29 (2.61%) Terminal Services
8 24 (2.16%) XenDesktop
9 17 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 16 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (0.63%) Firmware
12 7 (0.63%) XenServer
13 5 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.18%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.18%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.18%) UAG
15 2 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 121 (10.87%) SCCM
2 62 (5.57%) Backup Exec
3 24 (2.16%) vCenter Server
3 24 (2.16%) WSUS
4 20 (1.80%) DameWare
5 18 (1.62%) Perfmon
6 17 (1.53%) SCOM
7 16 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
10 11 (0.99%) ServiceCenter
11 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 7 (0.63%) BladeLogic
13 6 (0.54%) NetVault Backup
14 5 (0.45%) HP SIM
14 5 (0.45%) Nagios
14 5 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 5 (0.45%) SCDPM
15 4 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
15 4 (0.36%) Cacti
Vendors
1 785 (70.53%) Microsoft
2 371 (33.33%) VMware
3 259 (23.27%) Cisco
4 158 (14.20%) Citrix
5 113 (10.15%) HP
6 79 (7.10%) Veeam
7 52 (4.67%) Dell
8 47 (4.22%) Google
9 46 (4.13%) Symantec
10 43 (3.86%) Apple
11 39 (3.50%) Oracle
12 33 (2.96%) Juniper
12 33 (2.96%) SonicWALL
13 27 (2.43%) WatchGuard
14 26 (2.34%) Avaya
15 25 (2.25%) Veritas
16 24 (2.16%) NetApp
17 22 (1.98%) Draytek
17 22 (1.98%) EMC
18 20 (1.80%) ZyXEL