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

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 439 454 389
Rank change year-on-year +15 -65  
Permanent jobs citing MCP 545 598 860
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.61% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.49% 2.28% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 465 490 730
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 £22,500 £20,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
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 21909 26245 30043
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.57% 26.65% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 17067 21243 23843
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 £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 June 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 June 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 +3 497 £30,000 -7.69% 57
London +32 179 £32,000 -9.21% 9
South East +34 125 £28,750 -11.53% 15
East of England -2 71 £35,000 -12.50% 10
North West -25 40 £29,000 +17.17% 11
City of London +14 33 £29,000 -42.00% 2
Yorkshire -28 33 £27,500 +12.24% 5
Manchester -19 32 £29,000 +2.65% 6
Kent +33 30 £25,000 +19.04% 1
Hertfordshire -17 28 £35,000 -14.63% 1
Hampshire +7 25 £23,500 -21.66% 5
Cambridgeshire +3 25 £40,000 - 2
South West -17 24 £19,500 -41.31% 2
Berkshire +24 21 £25,500 -30.13% 1
Cambridge - 21 £40,000 - 2
Surrey +17 19 £34,750 +3.73% 4
Scotland +11 19 £40,000 +105.12%
West Midlands +3 18 £27,500 -12.69% 2
Hemel Hempstead +8 16 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Reading +32 15 £25,500 -4.67% 1
West Yorkshire -6 15 £37,500 +54.63% 5
Hull -10 15 £22,500 -
East Yorkshire -15 15 £22,500 -8.16%
Portsmouth +2 13 £23,500 -29.85%
Wales +9 12 £45,000 +136.84%
Buckinghamshire +4 12 £34,500 -13.75% 1
Edinburgh +3 11 £45,750 +79.41%
West Sussex +13 9 £20,250 -59.50%
Leeds +5 9 £41,000 +65.65% 2
East Midlands -10 9 £22,500 -21.73% 2

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 791 (73.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 761 (70.66%) Windows
3 752 (69.82%) Microsoft
4 526 (48.84%) Active Directory
5 482 (44.75%) MCSE
6 408 (37.88%) ITIL
7 369 (34.26%) Windows Server
8 346 (32.13%) VMware
9 285 (26.46%) Microsoft Office
9 285 (26.46%) Office 365
10 265 (24.61%) Cisco
11 264 (24.51%) MCSA
12 262 (24.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 261 (24.23%) MS Exchange
14 259 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
15 245 (22.75%) Cisco Certification
16 236 (21.91%) Hyper-V
17 233 (21.63%) Windows 7
18 230 (21.36%) CCNA
18 230 (21.36%) Firewall
19 228 (21.17%) VMware Infrastructure
20 203 (18.85%) SQL Server
21 201 (18.66%) WAN
22 199 (18.48%) Degree
23 194 (18.01%) LAN
24 182 (16.90%) SLA
25 179 (16.62%) Citrix
26 177 (16.43%) DNS
27 172 (15.97%) TCP/IP
28 162 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 261 (24.23%) MS Exchange
2 136 (12.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 106 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 85 (7.89%) SharePoint
5 52 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 50 (4.64%) IIS
7 45 (4.18%) Skype for Business
8 39 (3.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 17 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (1.39%) IBM Notes
11 15 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.30%) CMS
13 7 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.65%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.56%) Apache
14 6 (0.56%) Confluence
14 6 (0.56%) IBM Domino
15 5 (0.46%) SAS
15 5 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 285 (26.46%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.37%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.37%) QuarkXPress
6 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.28%) Inkscape
7 3 (0.28%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 10 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.46%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.28%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.093%) Eikon
4 1 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 285 (26.46%) Office 365
2 162 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.95%) G Suite
5 14 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.56%) SaaS
7 5 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.46%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.46%) PaaS
7 5 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (0.37%) Basecamp
8 4 (0.37%) GitHub
9 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.19%) Yammer
10 1 (0.093%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 230 (21.36%) Firewall
2 201 (18.66%) WAN
3 194 (18.01%) LAN
4 177 (16.43%) DNS
5 172 (15.97%) TCP/IP
6 149 (13.83%) DHCP
7 119 (11.05%) VPN
8 97 (9.01%) SAN
9 69 (6.41%) VoIP
10 55 (5.11%) Wireless
11 46 (4.27%) Internet
12 45 (4.18%) Network Security
13 33 (3.06%) Unified Communications
14 32 (2.97%) Skype
15 30 (2.79%) WebEx
16 29 (2.69%) IP Telephony
17 26 (2.41%) VLAN
18 25 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
19 24 (2.23%) PBX
20 19 (1.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (18.85%) SQL Server
2 79 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (3.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 40 (3.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
9 16 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.93%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.74%) Big Data
13 5 (0.46%) MySQL
13 5 (0.46%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.46%) Power BI
13 5 (0.46%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.37%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.28%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 31 (2.88%) NUnit
2 27 (2.51%) Moq
3 26 (2.41%) Rhino Mocks
4 19 (1.76%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.21%) MSI
6 11 (1.02%) JIRA
7 9 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.65%) HP UFT
8 7 (0.65%) LoadRunner
9 5 (0.46%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.46%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.46%) Selenium
9 5 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.46%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.37%) CruiseControl
10 4 (0.37%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.37%) NCover
10 4 (0.37%) NDoc
10 4 (0.37%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 110 (10.21%) Finance
2 53 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.44%) Games
4 22 (2.04%) Legal
5 21 (1.95%) Retail
6 15 (1.39%) Law
7 12 (1.11%) Advertising
8 10 (0.93%) Banking
8 10 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.74%) Back Office
10 6 (0.56%) Automotive
11 5 (0.46%) Billing
11 5 (0.46%) Local Government
12 4 (0.37%) French Language
13 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.28%) Dutch 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
1 250 (23.21%) Analyst
2 194 (18.01%) Support Engineer
3 155 (14.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 140 (13.00%) IT Support
5 130 (12.07%) Support Analyst
6 108 (10.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 96 (8.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 94 (8.73%) IT Engineer
9 88 (8.17%) Service Analyst
10 86 (7.99%) Developer
10 86 (7.99%) Service Desk Analyst
11 80 (7.43%) Desktop Support
12 79 (7.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 66 (6.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 56 (5.20%) IT Support Engineer
15 55 (5.11%) IT Analyst
16 53 (4.92%) .NET Developer
17 49 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
17 49 (4.55%) Junior
18 48 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (9.75%) .NET
2 81 (7.52%) ASP.NET
3 76 (7.06%) HTML
4 68 (6.31%) CSS
5 44 (4.09%) jQuery
6 40 (3.71%) .NET Framework
7 34 (3.16%) HTML5
8 32 (2.97%) AngularJS
9 30 (2.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 28 (2.60%) LINQ
11 27 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 26 (2.41%) NHibernate
12 26 (2.41%) XML
13 24 (2.23%) Web Services
14 20 (1.86%) Angular 2
15 13 (1.21%) Ajax
16 12 (1.11%) MFC
17 9 (0.84%) JSON
17 9 (0.84%) WCF
18 8 (0.74%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.34%) Computer Science
2 78 (7.24%) Blackberry
3 75 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (6.96%) Management Information System
4 73 (6.78%) Data Centre
5 67 (6.22%) Driving Licence
6 38 (3.53%) Clustering
7 36 (3.34%) Replication
8 26 (2.41%) Mobile App
8 26 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (1.95%) iPhone
9 21 (1.95%) Smartphone
10 16 (1.49%) iPad
11 14 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
12 13 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.21%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.21%) Thin Client
13 12 (1.11%) Public Cloud
14 10 (0.93%) Fintech
15 8 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 761 (70.66%) Windows
2 369 (34.26%) Windows Server
3 262 (24.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 259 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 233 (21.63%) Windows 7
6 113 (10.49%) Windows 10
7 81 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 76 (7.06%) Windows 8
9 68 (6.31%) Android
9 68 (6.31%) Linux
10 65 (6.04%) Windows XP
11 43 (3.99%) Apple iOS
12 30 (2.79%) Mac OS X
13 22 (2.04%) Unix
14 18 (1.67%) Mac OS
15 13 (1.21%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.84%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.46%) CentOS
18 4 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
19 3 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (37.88%) ITIL
2 85 (7.89%) Service Management
3 72 (6.69%) Change Management
4 70 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 64 (5.94%) ITIL V3
6 60 (5.57%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (5.20%) Project Management
8 54 (5.01%) MVC
9 48 (4.46%) Problem Management
10 47 (4.36%) Software Engineering
11 46 (4.27%) Time Management
12 45 (4.18%) High Availability
13 42 (3.90%) Presales
14 40 (3.71%) CRM
14 40 (3.71%) Incident Management
14 40 (3.71%) Information Security
15 38 (3.53%) Service Delivery
16 34 (3.16%) Patch Management
17 33 (3.06%) Kalman Filter
18 31 (2.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 150 (13.93%) SQL
2 90 (8.36%) C#
3 86 (7.99%) PowerShell
4 79 (7.34%) JavaScript
5 32 (2.97%) C++
6 25 (2.32%) VB.NET
6 25 (2.32%) VBScript
7 23 (2.14%) C
7 23 (2.14%) Java
8 18 (1.67%) Python
9 17 (1.58%) T-SQL
10 15 (1.39%) Objective-C
10 15 (1.39%) VB
11 9 (0.84%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.46%) REXX
12 5 (0.46%) Ruby
12 5 (0.46%) Tcl
13 4 (0.37%) PHP
13 4 (0.37%) R
13 4 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 791 (73.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 482 (44.75%) MCSE
3 264 (24.51%) MCSA
4 245 (22.75%) Cisco Certification
5 230 (21.36%) CCNA
6 199 (18.48%) Degree
7 112 (10.40%) A+ Certification
8 94 (8.73%) MCTS
9 84 (7.80%) MCITP
10 83 (7.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 73 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
12 66 (6.13%) Security Cleared
13 62 (5.76%) CCNP
13 62 (5.76%) MCDST
14 50 (4.64%) ITIL Certification
15 49 (4.55%) SC Cleared
16 35 (3.25%) Network+ Certification
17 34 (3.16%) MCSD
18 27 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
18 27 (2.51%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (16.90%) SLA
2 15 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 15 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (1.39%) QA
3 10 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.84%) PMO
5 6 (0.56%) GPG13
6 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.093%) COBIT
8 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 526 (48.84%) Active Directory
2 236 (21.91%) Hyper-V
3 228 (21.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (4.74%) vSphere
5 47 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (3.34%) XenApp
7 25 (2.32%) XenDesktop
8 17 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.84%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.84%) XenServer
12 8 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.46%) BlackBerry Internet Service
13 5 (0.46%) Firmware
13 5 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.19%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.19%) UAG
16 1 (0.093%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 136 (12.63%) SCCM
2 39 (3.62%) Backup Exec
3 21 (1.95%) DameWare
3 21 (1.95%) Perfmon
4 19 (1.76%) WSUS
5 16 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (1.30%) SCOM
8 12 (1.11%) vCenter Server
9 11 (1.02%) ServiceCenter
10 10 (0.93%) BladeLogic
11 8 (0.74%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.56%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.46%) HP SIM
13 5 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.46%) OpenView
13 5 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 4 (0.37%) Nagios
14 4 (0.37%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.37%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 752 (69.82%) Microsoft
2 346 (32.13%) VMware
3 265 (24.61%) Cisco
4 179 (16.62%) Citrix
5 91 (8.45%) HP
6 58 (5.39%) Veeam
7 42 (3.90%) Apple
8 37 (3.44%) Dell
9 34 (3.16%) NetApp
10 33 (3.06%) Juniper
11 30 (2.79%) Google
12 29 (2.69%) Oracle
13 28 (2.60%) SonicWALL
13 28 (2.60%) Symantec
14 27 (2.51%) Avaya
15 23 (2.14%) EMC
16 22 (2.04%) Draytek
17 20 (1.86%) Veritas
18 19 (1.76%) WatchGuard
19 18 (1.67%) F5
Thame, Oxfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £27K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: Circa £45,000 DOE
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Marks Sattin
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Nationwide People Ltd
Salary: £28000 Per Annum Benefits and car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + on call allow+o/t
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £32500 - £37000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + great company culture
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
The Original Factory Shop tofs
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Salary £20,124 plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago