Period
to 23 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 568 560 575
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 -71
Permanent jobs citing MCP 153 517 621
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 2.02% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 147 369 501
Median annual salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.29% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £25,710 £24,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £72,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 11,677 25,577 34,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.29% 22.00% 24.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8,676 19,405 25,630
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in England

MCP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCP in England.

Salary trend for MCP in England

MCP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCP in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2021.

Salary histogram for MCP in England

MCP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the England region over the 6 months to 23 January 2021. 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
London +40 46 £34,000 -2.86% 8
South East +44 40 £30,000 -14.29% 9
North of England +61 24 £45,000 -2.70% 4
North West +72 16 £45,000 +33.33% 4
East of England +82 15 £52,500 +61.54% 2
South West +47 14 £40,000 +1.27% 3
East Midlands +72 13 £40,000 +48.15% 2
Midlands +55 13 £40,000 +56.86% 5
Yorkshire +35 7 £27,500 -45.00%
North East - 1 £37,500 -
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2021, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCP.

1 131 (85.62%) Microsoft
2 105 (68.63%) Windows
3 98 (64.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (56.21%) Active Directory
5 72 (47.06%) VMware
6 71 (46.41%) ITIL
7 55 (35.95%) Office 365
8 50 (32.68%) Windows Server
9 49 (32.03%) Firewall
10 48 (31.37%) DNS
11 47 (30.72%) Windows 10
12 46 (30.07%) Cisco Certification
12 46 (30.07%) MCSE
12 46 (30.07%) MCSA
13 43 (28.10%) DHCP
13 43 (28.10%) Cisco
14 42 (27.45%) CCNA
15 39 (25.49%) MS Exchange
15 39 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
16 37 (24.18%) Windows Server 2012
17 35 (22.88%) Azure
18 34 (22.22%) SQL Server
19 29 (18.95%) Exchange Server 2010
19 29 (18.95%) ITIL V3
20 28 (18.30%) VoIP
20 28 (18.30%) Citrix
21 27 (17.65%) WAN
21 27 (17.65%) Hyper-V
21 27 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 25 (16.34%) Degree

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 39 (25.49%) MS Exchange
2 29 (18.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (12.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (7.84%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.58%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.61%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (13.07%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 55 (35.95%) Office 365
2 35 (22.88%) Azure
3 12 (7.84%) SaaS
4 8 (5.23%) AWS
5 6 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.27%) PaaS
7 4 (2.61%) G Suite
7 4 (2.61%) Power Platform
7 4 (2.61%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.96%) Google Docs
8 3 (1.96%) Google Drive
8 3 (1.96%) Google Sheets
8 3 (1.96%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.31%) IaaS
9 2 (1.31%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.65%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (32.03%) Firewall
2 48 (31.37%) DNS
3 43 (28.10%) DHCP
4 28 (18.30%) VoIP
5 27 (17.65%) WAN
6 25 (16.34%) LAN
7 23 (15.03%) TCP/IP
8 16 (10.46%) SAN
9 15 (9.80%) VPN
10 14 (9.15%) Network Security
11 13 (8.50%) VLAN
12 11 (7.19%) Unified Communications
12 11 (7.19%) VSAN
12 11 (7.19%) Wireless
13 8 (5.23%) Skype
14 5 (3.27%) NetScaler
15 4 (2.61%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
16 3 (1.96%) Internet
16 3 (1.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 9 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2019
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.96%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (5.88%) French Language
1 9 (5.88%) German Language
1 9 (5.88%) Italian Language
1 9 (5.88%) Spanish Language
2 8 (5.23%) Finance
3 4 (2.61%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Back Office
5 1 (0.65%) Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (26.14%) IT Engineer
2 27 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (12.42%) IT Support
4 18 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 17 (11.11%) Analyst
5 17 (11.11%) Network Engineer
6 14 (9.15%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (8.50%) Technical Support
8 12 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (7.19%) Support Analyst
9 11 (7.19%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (6.54%) Desktop Support
10 10 (6.54%) IT Analyst
11 9 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
11 9 (5.88%) Software Asset Manager
11 9 (5.88%) Software Manager
12 7 (4.58%) IT Support Analyst
13 6 (3.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 6 (3.92%) Field Engineer
13 6 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.27%) Web Services
2 2 (1.31%) MDX
3 1 (0.65%) CGI
3 1 (0.65%) CSS
3 1 (0.65%) HTML
3 1 (0.65%) Node.js
3 1 (0.65%) React
3 1 (0.65%) Redux
3 1 (0.65%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.80%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (7.19%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.23%) iPhone
3 8 (5.23%) Smartphone
4 7 (4.58%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.61%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.61%) CMDB
6 4 (2.61%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.61%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.61%) Replication
6 4 (2.61%) User Experience
7 3 (1.96%) iPad
7 3 (1.96%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) PKI
9 1 (0.65%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 105 (68.63%) Windows
2 50 (32.68%) Windows Server
3 47 (30.72%) Windows 10
4 37 (24.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (15.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (14.38%) Linux
7 17 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (9.15%) Windows 7
9 10 (6.54%) Android
10 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (2.61%) Data ONTAP
11 4 (2.61%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.31%) Debian
12 2 (1.31%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.31%) Unix
13 1 (0.65%) AIX
13 1 (0.65%) CentOS
13 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (46.41%) ITIL
2 29 (18.95%) ITIL V3
3 27 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (10.46%) Service Management
5 15 (9.80%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (9.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (8.50%) Asset Management
8 11 (7.19%) IT Strategy
8 11 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.88%) CRM
10 9 (5.88%) Migration
10 9 (5.88%) Project Management
10 9 (5.88%) Software Asset Management
10 9 (5.88%) Software Audit
11 8 (5.23%) Service Delivery
12 7 (4.58%) Time Management
13 6 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
13 6 (3.92%) Mentoring
14 5 (3.27%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.07%) SQL
2 9 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.96%) C
3 3 (1.96%) Python
3 3 (1.96%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.31%) C#
4 2 (1.31%) R
5 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.65%) C++
5 1 (0.65%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.65%) Korn
5 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (64.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (30.07%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (30.07%) MCSA
2 46 (30.07%) MCSE
3 42 (27.45%) CCNA
4 25 (16.34%) Degree
5 21 (13.73%) SC Cleared
5 21 (13.73%) Security Cleared
6 12 (7.84%) MCITP
6 12 (7.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 9 (5.88%) A+ Certification
8 9 (5.88%) PMI Certification
8 9 (5.88%) PMP
8 9 (5.88%) SSCP
9 8 (5.23%) CCSA
9 8 (5.23%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (3.92%) MCTS
11 5 (3.27%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.11%) SLA
2 3 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.31%) GDPR
3 2 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.31%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) COBIT
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 86 (56.21%) Active Directory
2 39 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 16 (10.46%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (10.46%) vSphere
5 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 11 (7.19%) Virtual Servers
5 11 (7.19%) VMware NSX
6 5 (3.27%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.31%) NFS
9 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (5.23%) vCenter Server
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.92%) SCCM
4 4 (2.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.61%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (1.96%) WSUS
6 2 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.31%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 131 (85.62%) Microsoft
2 72 (47.06%) VMware
3 43 (28.10%) Cisco
4 28 (18.30%) Citrix
5 12 (7.84%) Apple
5 12 (7.84%) Mitel
6 11 (7.19%) Dell
7 9 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.88%) HP
7 9 (5.88%) Snow
8 8 (5.23%) NetApp
9 6 (3.92%) Bloomberg
10 5 (3.27%) Google
10 5 (3.27%) Reuters
11 4 (2.61%) Remedy
11 4 (2.61%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.61%) Veeam
12 3 (1.96%) ConnectWise
12 3 (1.96%) Xerox
13 2 (1.31%) Sophos