Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 295 307 278
Rank change year-on-year +12 -29 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCP 38 33 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.31% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 1.35% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 34 30 104
City of London median annual salary £45,000 £30,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.54% -6.15% -21.69%
10th Percentile £26,475 £20,750 £22,575
90th Percentile £61,000 £51,250 £43,750
Central London median annual salary £43,750 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +45.83% -7.69% -10.96%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,270 2,452 3,514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 21.91% 23.18% 24.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2,032 2,188 3,065
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +6.80%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £93,625 £99,125 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in the City of London

MCP
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for MCP in the City of London

MCP
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MCP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 30 (78.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (68.42%) MCSE
3 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (50.00%) CCNA
3 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 19 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (44.74%) ITIL
4 17 (44.74%) Degree
5 16 (42.11%) Windows
6 15 (39.47%) Computer Science
7 14 (36.84%) People Management
8 12 (31.58%) Data Centre
9 11 (28.95%) Finance
9 11 (28.95%) Symantec
10 10 (26.32%) IIS
10 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
10 10 (26.32%) Office 365
11 9 (23.68%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
12 8 (21.05%) VMware
12 8 (21.05%) Service Management
12 8 (21.05%) Innovation Management
13 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (18.42%) SCCM
13 7 (18.42%) MCDST
13 7 (18.42%) Smartphone
13 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (18.42%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (15.79%) Citrix
14 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Office

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 10 (26.32%) IIS
1 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) SAN
1 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.53%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.63%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) FTP
3 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) PBX
3 1 (2.63%) SMTP
3 1 (2.63%) SNMP
3 1 (2.63%) SSL
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Front Office
3 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) IT Assistant
2 7 (18.42%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) IT Manager
2 7 (18.42%) IT Services Manager
2 7 (18.42%) Service Manager
3 6 (15.79%) Desktop Support
3 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (13.16%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Assistant IT Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Services Manager
5 4 (10.53%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL Manager
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL Service Manager
6 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
1 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.26%) CSS
1 2 (5.26%) HTML
1 2 (5.26%) jQuery
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
1 2 (5.26%) XML
1 2 (5.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (39.47%) Computer Science
2 12 (31.58%) Data Centre
3 7 (18.42%) Smartphone
4 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
4 4 (10.53%) HP StoreVirtual
4 4 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (5.26%) Replication
6 1 (2.63%) Clustering
6 1 (2.63%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.53%) CentOS
3 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 14 (36.84%) People Management
3 9 (23.68%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (21.05%) Innovation Management
4 8 (21.05%) Service Management
5 6 (15.79%) E-Discovery
6 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.26%) Budget Control
8 2 (5.26%) Change Control
8 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 2 (5.26%) MVC
8 2 (5.26%) PRINCE
8 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
8 2 (5.26%) Project Management
8 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) C#
1 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
1 2 (5.26%) TypeScript
1 2 (5.26%) VB
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (78.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (68.42%) MCSE
3 19 (50.00%) CCNA
3 19 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (44.74%) Degree
5 7 (18.42%) MCDST
6 4 (10.53%) Linux+ Certification
6 4 (10.53%) MCSA
6 4 (10.53%) RHCSA
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
8 2 (5.26%) PMP
9 1 (2.63%) CCA
9 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.63%) SRDF
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.63%) XenApp
5 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (18.42%) SCCM
2 6 (15.79%) Backup Exec
2 6 (15.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (10.53%) Nagios
3 4 (10.53%) SCOM
3 4 (10.53%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.63%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) Symantec
3 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 6 (15.79%) Citrix
4 6 (15.79%) Ivanti
4 6 (15.79%) Postini
5 5 (13.16%) HP
5 5 (13.16%) Mitel
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco
6 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
6 4 (10.53%) Snow
6 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds
7 3 (7.89%) Adobe
7 3 (7.89%) Apple
7 3 (7.89%) Wyse
8 2 (5.26%) Avaya
8 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle
8 2 (5.26%) Sophos