Period
to 21 May 2018

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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 463 498
Rank change year-on-year -56 +35 -161
Permanent jobs citing MCP 863 986 1,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.62% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 2.49% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 664 822 944
England median annual salary £34,500 £30,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -6.25% -1.54%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,250 £53,750
UK median annual salary £34,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -1.54%

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 37,980 39,618 52,122
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.63% 24.91% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 28,946 31,271 42,312
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MCP in England

MCP
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for MCP in England

MCP
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018. 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 -37 300 £39,000 +22.83% 17
South East -87 165 £32,500 +25.00% 29
Midlands +87 143 £36,500 +5.04% 6
North of England +14 135 £28,000 -5.08% 13
North West +41 105 £28,000 -20.00% 5
West Midlands +51 90 £37,500 +19.05% 2
East of England -63 75 £33,000 +1.54% 5
East Midlands +41 53 £36,500 +4.29% 4
South West -45 45 £30,000 +9.09% 4
Yorkshire +1 23 £32,500 +18.18% 8
North East -27 7 £39,000 +44.44%
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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.

1 663 (76.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 643 (74.51%) Microsoft
3 594 (68.83%) Windows
4 471 (54.58%) Active Directory
5 429 (49.71%) MCSE
6 337 (39.05%) ITIL
7 319 (36.96%) VMware
8 295 (34.18%) Windows Server
9 290 (33.60%) MCSA
10 274 (31.75%) Office 365
11 243 (28.16%) Microsoft Office
12 188 (21.78%) Windows 7
13 186 (21.55%) Hyper-V
14 177 (20.51%) Citrix
15 173 (20.05%) SQL Server
16 170 (19.70%) Degree
17 162 (18.77%) Windows 10
18 158 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
19 157 (18.19%) Microsoft Azure
19 157 (18.19%) MS Exchange
20 142 (16.45%) DNS
20 142 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
21 136 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
21 136 (15.76%) Firewall
22 132 (15.30%) SQL
23 130 (15.06%) SLA
24 123 (14.25%) Cisco
25 121 (14.02%) PowerShell
26 119 (13.79%) SCCM
27 117 (13.56%) DHCP

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
1 157 (18.19%) MS Exchange
2 71 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 48 (5.56%) IIS
5 46 (5.33%) SharePoint
6 33 (3.82%) Skype for Business
7 19 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.62%) Site Server
9 9 (1.04%) Confluence
10 7 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.81%) WordPress
11 6 (0.70%) MS Project Server
11 6 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.35%) GroupWise
14 3 (0.35%) IBM Notes
15 2 (0.23%) Apache
15 2 (0.23%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 243 (28.16%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.46%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.46%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.35%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.74%) Elite 3E
1 15 (1.74%) Workfront
2 6 (0.70%) Eikon
2 6 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Infor CloudSuite
4 1 (0.12%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 274 (31.75%) Office 365
2 157 (18.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (10.08%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (3.24%) GitHub
5 23 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (2.32%) SaaS
7 19 (2.20%) IaaS
8 18 (2.09%) PaaS
9 12 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.70%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.46%) G Suite
12 3 (0.35%) Serverless
12 3 (0.35%) Slack
13 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.23%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
14 1 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 142 (16.45%) DNS
2 136 (15.76%) Firewall
3 117 (13.56%) DHCP
4 116 (13.44%) TCP/IP
4 116 (13.44%) WAN
5 105 (12.17%) LAN
6 67 (7.76%) SAN
7 58 (6.72%) VPN
8 42 (4.87%) Network Security
9 36 (4.17%) Wireless
10 32 (3.71%) Skype
11 27 (3.13%) VLAN
12 23 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
14 16 (1.85%) VoIP
15 14 (1.62%) WebEx
16 12 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (1.27%) IP Telephony
18 9 (1.04%) Internet
19 8 (0.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (20.05%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (3.24%) SSDT
5 19 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.62%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (1.27%) Power BI
7 11 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (0.93%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.81%) MySQL
10 7 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
15 2 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 35 (4.06%) JIRA
2 32 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (3.48%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (1.04%) NUnit
5 8 (0.93%) Moq
5 8 (0.93%) Rhino Mocks
5 8 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.70%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.35%) MSI
8 1 (0.12%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.12%) MSTest
8 1 (0.12%) Selenium
8 1 (0.12%) Subversion
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 97 (11.24%) Finance
2 21 (2.43%) Games
3 16 (1.85%) Legal
4 15 (1.74%) Banking
4 15 (1.74%) Retail
4 15 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.16%) Front Office
5 10 (1.16%) Marketing
6 9 (1.04%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.93%) Advertising
8 6 (0.70%) Law
9 5 (0.58%) Local Government
10 4 (0.46%) Publishing
11 3 (0.35%) Back Office
11 3 (0.35%) Electronics
11 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 174 (20.16%) Support Engineer
2 146 (16.92%) Analyst
3 117 (13.56%) IT Support
4 81 (9.39%) Developer
5 74 (8.57%) Support Analyst
6 71 (8.23%) Service Analyst
7 70 (8.11%) IT Engineer
8 69 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 67 (7.76%) Desktop Support
9 67 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 55 (6.37%) IT Support Engineer
10 55 (6.37%) Service Desk Analyst
11 53 (6.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 51 (5.91%) .NET Developer
13 47 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
14 46 (5.33%) IT Analyst
15 45 (5.21%) Applications Developer
16 43 (4.98%) Systems Engineer
17 42 (4.87%) Consultant
18 39 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (13.09%) .NET
2 53 (6.14%) .NET Framework
3 43 (4.98%) HTML
4 40 (4.63%) ASP.NET
4 40 (4.63%) Web Services
5 33 (3.82%) jQuery
6 31 (3.59%) XML
7 28 (3.24%) WinForms
8 22 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 22 (2.55%) CSS
9 18 (2.09%) HTML5
10 17 (1.97%) AngularJS
11 13 (1.51%) Entity Framework
12 12 (1.39%) WCF
13 11 (1.27%) Classic ASP
14 10 (1.16%) KnockoutJS
14 10 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (1.16%) XSLT
15 8 (0.93%) LINQ
15 8 (0.93%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 109 (12.63%) Data Centre
2 104 (12.05%) Computer Science
3 96 (11.12%) Self-Motivation
4 58 (6.72%) Management Information System
5 48 (5.56%) iPad
6 47 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (4.63%) Driving Licence
8 30 (3.48%) Blackberry
9 28 (3.24%) CMDB
10 26 (3.01%) Clustering
11 23 (2.67%) Replication
12 16 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
13 15 (1.74%) Microsoft Licensing
14 11 (1.27%) Public Cloud
15 9 (1.04%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.04%) Thin Client
16 8 (0.93%) EMC VMAX
16 8 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.93%) HP Storage
16 8 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 594 (68.83%) Windows
2 295 (34.18%) Windows Server
3 188 (21.78%) Windows 7
4 162 (18.77%) Windows 10
5 142 (16.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 136 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 54 (6.26%) Mac OS X
8 46 (5.33%) Linux
9 39 (4.52%) Windows 8
10 34 (3.94%) Apple iOS
11 30 (3.48%) Windows XP
12 21 (2.43%) Unix
13 19 (2.20%) Android
14 16 (1.85%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.81%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.70%) CentOS
17 6 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.58%) Windows Vista
19 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (39.05%) ITIL
2 105 (12.17%) Service Management
3 97 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (9.04%) Service Delivery
5 77 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
6 74 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 68 (7.88%) Software Engineering
8 65 (7.53%) Presales
9 57 (6.60%) ITIL V3
10 56 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 53 (6.14%) Incident Management
12 48 (5.56%) CRM
12 48 (5.56%) Project Management
13 41 (4.75%) Root Cause Analysis
14 36 (4.17%) ITSM
14 36 (4.17%) Line Management
15 35 (4.06%) Change Management
16 33 (3.82%) Asset Management
16 33 (3.82%) DevOps
16 33 (3.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (15.30%) SQL
2 121 (14.02%) PowerShell
3 53 (6.14%) C#
4 48 (5.56%) VBScript
5 43 (4.98%) JavaScript
6 35 (4.06%) T-SQL
7 32 (3.71%) VB.NET
8 27 (3.13%) VBA
9 20 (2.32%) Python
10 15 (1.74%) VB
11 11 (1.27%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.16%) TypeScript
13 8 (0.93%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.35%) COBOL
14 3 (0.35%) Java
14 3 (0.35%) PHP
15 2 (0.23%) ALGOL
15 2 (0.23%) Perl
16 1 (0.12%) C
16 1 (0.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 663 (76.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 429 (49.71%) MCSE
3 290 (33.60%) MCSA
4 170 (19.70%) Degree
5 97 (11.24%) CCNA
5 97 (11.24%) Cisco Certification
6 93 (10.78%) MCTS
7 91 (10.54%) MCITP
8 77 (8.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 57 (6.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 45 (5.21%) A+ Certification
10 45 (5.21%) DBS Check
11 38 (4.40%) Security Cleared
12 30 (3.48%) MCDST
12 30 (3.48%) MCPD
13 29 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
14 28 (3.24%) MCSD
15 18 (2.09%) MCAD
16 15 (1.74%) Network+ Certification
17 12 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (15.06%) SLA
2 18 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.16%) GDPR
4 7 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.70%) QA
6 3 (0.35%) PMO
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 471 (54.58%) Active Directory
2 186 (21.55%) Hyper-V
3 158 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (3.94%) vSphere
6 32 (3.71%) XenApp
7 17 (1.97%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.27%) Terminal Server
9 8 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.70%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.46%) Firmware
12 4 (0.46%) SRDF
13 3 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.35%) NDS
13 3 (0.35%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 3 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.23%) XenServer
15 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 119 (13.79%) SCCM
2 26 (3.01%) SCVMM
3 24 (2.78%) WSUS
4 17 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.93%) AirWatch
8 8 (0.93%) HP UCMDB
9 7 (0.81%) Nagios
9 7 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.70%) Ansible
10 6 (0.70%) DameWare
10 6 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.70%) Puppet
10 6 (0.70%) SCOM
10 6 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
10 6 (0.70%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 643 (74.51%) Microsoft
2 319 (36.96%) VMware
3 177 (20.51%) Citrix
4 123 (14.25%) Cisco
5 92 (10.66%) Apple
6 83 (9.62%) HP
7 41 (4.75%) Oracle
8 33 (3.82%) BMC
9 29 (3.36%) Veeam
10 26 (3.01%) Dell
11 24 (2.78%) EMC
11 24 (2.78%) Reuters
12 23 (2.67%) SAP
13 20 (2.32%) Mitel
14 19 (2.20%) ServiceNow
15 18 (2.09%) NetApp
16 16 (1.85%) MobileIron
17 15 (1.74%) Adobe
17 15 (1.74%) Intapp
17 15 (1.74%) Meraki