Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 726 510 524
Rank change year-on-year -216 +14 +48
Permanent jobs citing MCP 278 162 643
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.36% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 1.66% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 195 138 446
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,650 £24,000
25th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £35,500 £33,317
Median % change year-on-year -8.45% +6.55% +11.06%
75th Percentile £48,750 £49,142 £50,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £58,250 £68,875
UK median annual salary £32,750 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -9.03% +10.77% +8.33%

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 23,126 9,754 29,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.85% 21.74% 23.28%
Number of salaries quoted 13,448 7,569 22,003
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,000
25th Percentile £40,500 £41,250 £35,430
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 -230 85 £42,500 +13.33% 12
South East -130 63 £32,000 +6.67% 18
Midlands -76 53 £31,500 -21.25% 25
North of England -142 36 £31,000 -20.00% 32
North West -102 31 £31,000 -31.11% 22
West Midlands -77 29 £26,750 -22.97% 11
East of England -88 25 £27,250 -10.66% 23
East Midlands -69 24 £33,250 -16.88% 14
South West -89 16 £32,000 -36.00% 20
Yorkshire -100 5 £66,250 +140.91% 8
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 225 (80.94%) Microsoft
2 193 (69.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 163 (58.63%) Windows
4 135 (48.56%) ITIL
5 132 (47.48%) Microsoft 365
6 131 (47.12%) Active Directory
7 107 (38.49%) MCSE
8 100 (35.97%) Azure
9 95 (34.17%) MCSA
10 82 (29.50%) Windows 10
11 77 (27.70%) VMware
12 67 (24.10%) Windows Server
13 61 (21.94%) Data Centre
13 61 (21.94%) SLA
13 61 (21.94%) Social Skills
14 58 (20.86%) DNS
14 58 (20.86%) Hyper-V
14 58 (20.86%) SCCM
15 57 (20.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 57 (20.50%) Citrix
16 55 (19.78%) DHCP
17 54 (19.42%) ServiceNow
18 51 (18.35%) Microsoft Office
19 48 (17.27%) Finance
19 48 (17.27%) Incident Management
20 46 (16.55%) VPN
20 46 (16.55%) Firewall
21 43 (15.47%) Windows Server 2016
22 42 (15.11%) TCP/IP
22 42 (15.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 28 (10.07%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.83%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.60%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (18.35%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (4.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 132 (47.48%) Microsoft 365
2 100 (35.97%) Azure
3 23 (8.27%) AWS
4 21 (7.55%) Mimecast
5 11 (3.96%) Google Workspace
6 10 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (2.16%) SaaS
7 6 (2.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.80%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.08%) IaaS
9 3 (1.08%) PaaS
9 3 (1.08%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.72%) Azure Service Bus
10 2 (0.72%) Boomi
10 2 (0.72%) Dropbox
10 2 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.72%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.72%) Yammer
11 1 (0.36%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 58 (20.86%) DNS
2 55 (19.78%) DHCP
3 46 (16.55%) Firewall
3 46 (16.55%) VPN
4 42 (15.11%) TCP/IP
5 38 (13.67%) LAN
5 38 (13.67%) WAN
6 19 (6.83%) Wireless
7 18 (6.47%) SAN
8 14 (5.04%) VoIP
9 13 (4.68%) NAS
10 11 (3.96%) VLAN
11 8 (2.88%) WLAN
12 7 (2.52%) Skype
13 6 (2.16%) Network Security
14 5 (1.80%) Internet
14 5 (1.80%) IP Telephony
15 4 (1.44%) Unified Communications
15 4 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
16 3 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.72%) Power BI
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.36%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.36%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.88%) JIRA
2 2 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 61 (21.94%) Social Skills
2 48 (17.27%) Finance
3 15 (5.40%) Legal
4 13 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.96%) Banking
5 11 (3.96%) Law
6 10 (3.60%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.52%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (2.16%) Retail
9 5 (1.80%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (1.80%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.44%) Back Office
11 3 (1.08%) Automotive
11 3 (1.08%) French Language
11 3 (1.08%) German Language
11 3 (1.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (1.08%) Italian Language
11 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.08%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (20.86%) Analyst
2 46 (16.55%) Architect
3 35 (12.59%) Support Analyst
4 34 (12.23%) IT Support
5 33 (11.87%) Support Engineer
6 23 (8.27%) Data Architect
6 23 (8.27%) Data Centre Architect
6 23 (8.27%) Solutions Architect
7 22 (7.91%) Infrastructure Architect
7 22 (7.91%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 22 (7.91%) Technical Architect
7 22 (7.91%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 18 (6.47%) IT Engineer
8 18 (6.47%) Service Analyst
9 17 (6.12%) IT Analyst
10 15 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (5.40%) IT Support Analyst
10 15 (5.40%) IT Technician
10 15 (5.40%) Service Desk Analyst
11 14 (5.04%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.72%) OAuth
1 2 (0.72%) YAML
2 1 (0.36%) .NET
2 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.36%) jQuery
2 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (21.94%) Data Centre
2 39 (14.03%) Management Information System
3 22 (7.91%) Legacy Systems
4 15 (5.40%) Blackberry
5 14 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.60%) iPhone
7 8 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.80%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.80%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.44%) Mobile Computing
10 4 (1.44%) NHS
10 4 (1.44%) Replication
10 4 (1.44%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.08%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.08%) FlexPod
11 3 (1.08%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.08%) PKI
12 2 (0.72%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 163 (58.63%) Windows
2 82 (29.50%) Windows 10
3 67 (24.10%) Windows Server
4 43 (15.47%) Windows Server 2016
5 41 (14.75%) Linux
6 38 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (10.79%) Windows Server 2019
8 20 (7.19%) Windows 7
9 11 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (3.24%) Android
10 9 (3.24%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.44%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.44%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.44%) SUSE
11 4 (1.44%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.08%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.72%) Unix
14 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (48.56%) ITIL
2 48 (17.27%) Incident Management
3 33 (11.87%) Cybersecurity
3 33 (11.87%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (10.43%) Service Delivery
5 26 (9.35%) Server Management
6 25 (8.99%) Change Management
7 24 (8.63%) ITSM
7 24 (8.63%) Problem Management
8 23 (8.27%) Customer Engagement
8 23 (8.27%) Software Licensing
9 18 (6.47%) Proactive Management
9 18 (6.47%) Workflow
10 17 (6.12%) PRINCE2
11 16 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (5.76%) ITIL V3
12 15 (5.40%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 14 (5.04%) Project Management
14 12 (4.32%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.79%) PowerShell
2 21 (7.55%) SQL
3 5 (1.80%) Python
4 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 193 (69.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (38.49%) MCSE
3 95 (34.17%) MCSA
4 42 (15.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 40 (14.39%) Degree
6 38 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (12.59%) CCNA
8 28 (10.07%) MCITP
9 25 (8.99%) SC Cleared
9 25 (8.99%) Security Cleared
10 22 (7.91%) DV Cleared
11 20 (7.19%) ITIL Certification
11 20 (7.19%) MOS
12 14 (5.04%) A+ Certification
12 14 (5.04%) MCDST
13 11 (3.96%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (3.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (3.24%) MCTS
15 7 (2.52%) CCA
15 7 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (21.94%) SLA
2 15 (5.40%) QA
3 7 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.72%) GDPR
6 1 (0.36%) COBIT
6 1 (0.36%) HL7
6 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 131 (47.12%) Active Directory
2 58 (20.86%) Hyper-V
3 57 (20.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (9.35%) vSphere
5 7 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.16%) XenApp
7 4 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.08%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.72%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.36%) Firmware
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.36%) NFS
10 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 58 (20.86%) SCCM
2 23 (8.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.52%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.16%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (1.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (1.44%) WSUS
6 3 (1.08%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.72%) Avamar
7 2 (0.72%) Plesk
7 2 (0.72%) Terraform
8 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.36%) Grafana
8 1 (0.36%) Graphite
8 1 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.36%) Nagios
8 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 225 (80.94%) Microsoft
2 77 (27.70%) VMware
3 57 (20.50%) Citrix
4 54 (19.42%) ServiceNow
5 41 (14.75%) Apple
6 40 (14.39%) Cisco
7 25 (8.99%) HP
8 23 (8.27%) Adobe
9 19 (6.83%) Sophos
10 15 (5.40%) Dell
11 14 (5.04%) Meraki
12 13 (4.68%) Bloomberg
12 13 (4.68%) Oracle
12 13 (4.68%) Reuters
13 10 (3.60%) Mitel
13 10 (3.60%) Snow
14 9 (3.24%) Avaya
15 8 (2.88%) IBM
15 8 (2.88%) iManage
15 8 (2.88%) SAP