Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 518 466 445
Rank change year-on-year -52 -21 -120
Permanent jobs citing MCP 853 984 1,360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.60% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 2.35% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 711 813 1,187
England median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -4.76% -3.08%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £20,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -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 38,512 41,905 54,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.62% 25.43% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 30,085 33,357 43,865
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -55 287 £36,000 +12.50% 31
South East -43 183 £32,000 +12.28% 28
North of England +12 156 £26,750 -2.73% 20
Midlands +37 123 £41,500 +22.06% 6
North West +25 113 £25,000 +8.70% 10
East of England -15 73 £37,500 +25.00% 15
West Midlands +29 71 £37,500 +10.29% 4
East Midlands +39 52 £41,500 +27.69% 2
South West -12 42 £25,000 -16.67% 10
Yorkshire +5 32 £32,500 - 7
North East -49 11 £26,000 +4.00% 3
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 624 (73.15%) Microsoft
1 624 (73.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 522 (61.20%) Windows
3 440 (51.58%) Active Directory
4 361 (42.32%) ITIL
5 349 (40.91%) MCSE
6 313 (36.69%) VMware
7 264 (30.95%) Office 365
8 261 (30.60%) Windows Server
9 242 (28.37%) MCSA
10 221 (25.91%) Microsoft Office
11 205 (24.03%) Hyper-V
12 193 (22.63%) MS Exchange
13 177 (20.75%) Windows 7
14 173 (20.28%) Degree
15 169 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
16 161 (18.87%) Cisco
17 160 (18.76%) Firewall
18 158 (18.52%) SQL Server
19 151 (17.70%) WAN
20 148 (17.35%) Cisco Certification
21 147 (17.23%) Citrix
22 145 (17.00%) CCNA
22 145 (17.00%) .NET
22 145 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
23 141 (16.53%) LAN
24 139 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
25 136 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
26 129 (15.12%) SLA
27 128 (15.01%) Windows 10

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
1 193 (22.63%) MS Exchange
2 104 (12.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 71 (8.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 58 (6.80%) SharePoint
5 55 (6.45%) IIS
6 49 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 36 (4.22%) Skype for Business
8 35 (4.10%) NServiceBus
9 32 (3.75%) Sitefinity
10 13 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.70%) Confluence
13 6 (0.70%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.59%) WordPress
15 4 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.23%) Apache
16 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
17 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 221 (25.91%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.47%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.35%) AutoCAD
5 3 (0.35%) SPSS
6 2 (0.23%) Maya
7 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.70%) Eikon
2 6 (0.70%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.70%) Workfront
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) Infor CloudSuite
3 1 (0.12%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 264 (30.95%) Office 365
2 139 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.11%) PaaS
5 17 (1.99%) IaaS
6 15 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (1.64%) Mimecast
7 14 (1.64%) SaaS
8 12 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.41%) GitHub
9 6 (0.70%) G Suite
10 5 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.35%) Serverless
12 2 (0.23%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 160 (18.76%) Firewall
2 151 (17.70%) WAN
3 141 (16.53%) LAN
4 116 (13.60%) DNS
5 115 (13.48%) TCP/IP
6 92 (10.79%) DHCP
7 65 (7.62%) SAN
8 60 (7.03%) VPN
9 36 (4.22%) VLAN
10 35 (4.10%) VoIP
11 30 (3.52%) Network Security
12 28 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (3.05%) Skype
14 20 (2.34%) Wireless
15 16 (1.88%) iSCSI
16 14 (1.64%) Unified Communications
17 13 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
18 10 (1.17%) Intranet
18 10 (1.17%) MPLS
18 10 (1.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (3.40%) SQL Server 2014
4 27 (3.17%) Oracle Database
4 27 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.88%) Power BI
7 16 (1.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (1.76%) SSDT
9 14 (1.64%) MySQL
10 9 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.35%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 63 (7.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (5.16%) Octopus Deploy
3 15 (1.76%) NUnit
4 14 (1.64%) Moq
5 13 (1.52%) JIRA
6 12 (1.41%) Rhino Mocks
7 10 (1.17%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.35%) MSTest
9 2 (0.23%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.12%) GitLab
10 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.12%) Selenium
10 1 (0.12%) Subversion
10 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 72 (8.44%) Finance
2 33 (3.87%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.46%) Games
4 18 (2.11%) Banking
4 18 (2.11%) Legal
5 11 (1.29%) Front Office
5 11 (1.29%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.17%) Retail
7 8 (0.94%) Marketing
8 7 (0.82%) Advertising
8 7 (0.82%) Local Government
9 6 (0.70%) Back Office
9 6 (0.70%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.59%) Publishing
11 3 (0.35%) Electronics
11 3 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 178 (20.87%) Support Engineer
2 165 (19.34%) Analyst
3 105 (12.31%) 2nd Line Support
4 99 (11.61%) IT Support
5 96 (11.25%) Developer
6 95 (11.14%) Support Analyst
7 68 (7.97%) Desktop Support
8 66 (7.74%) Service Analyst
9 59 (6.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 58 (6.80%) IT Engineer
11 56 (6.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 56 (6.57%) Service Desk Analyst
12 55 (6.45%) Applications Developer
13 54 (6.33%) Consultant
14 53 (6.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 50 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 48 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
17 45 (5.28%) IT Analyst
18 39 (4.57%) .NET Developer
18 39 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (17.00%) .NET
2 99 (11.61%) ASP.NET
3 88 (10.32%) .NET Framework
3 88 (10.32%) HTML
4 62 (7.27%) Entity Framework
5 60 (7.03%) HTML5
6 54 (6.33%) jQuery
6 54 (6.33%) Web Services
7 42 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 38 (4.45%) WCF
9 35 (4.10%) Kendo UI
10 32 (3.75%) AngularJS
11 30 (3.52%) XML
12 27 (3.17%) CSS
13 23 (2.70%) Classic ASP
14 22 (2.58%) KnockoutJS
14 22 (2.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (2.58%) XSLT
15 15 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (1.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 86 (10.08%) Computer Science
2 80 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 69 (8.09%) Driving Licence
4 37 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (3.52%) Blackberry
6 27 (3.17%) Replication
7 25 (2.93%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.11%) Smartphone
9 17 (1.99%) Microsoft Licensing
10 16 (1.88%) CMDB
11 15 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
12 13 (1.52%) iPad
13 8 (0.94%) Clustering
13 8 (0.94%) Handset
13 8 (0.94%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (0.82%) EPoS
14 7 (0.82%) iPhone
15 6 (0.70%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.70%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 522 (61.20%) Windows
2 261 (30.60%) Windows Server
3 177 (20.75%) Windows 7
4 145 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 136 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 128 (15.01%) Windows 10
7 53 (6.21%) Windows 8
8 48 (5.63%) Linux
9 34 (3.99%) Mac OS X
10 27 (3.17%) Windows XP
11 21 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (2.34%) Android
13 18 (2.11%) CentOS
14 15 (1.76%) Apple iOS
15 8 (0.94%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.94%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.70%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.35%) SUSE
18 2 (0.23%) Unix
18 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (42.32%) ITIL
2 113 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (10.90%) MVC
4 76 (8.91%) Continuous Improvement
5 67 (7.85%) Service Delivery
6 65 (7.62%) Service Management
7 54 (6.33%) Software Engineering
8 53 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 51 (5.98%) ITIL V3
9 51 (5.98%) Time Management
10 49 (5.74%) Presales
10 49 (5.74%) Test Automation
11 48 (5.63%) CRM
12 47 (5.51%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 42 (4.92%) Project Management
14 41 (4.81%) Incident Management
15 39 (4.57%) Problem Management
16 35 (4.10%) Microservices
16 35 (4.10%) SOLID
17 30 (3.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 127 (14.89%) C#
2 106 (12.43%) SQL
3 80 (9.38%) PowerShell
4 60 (7.03%) JavaScript
5 25 (2.93%) T-SQL
6 23 (2.70%) VB
7 22 (2.58%) PL/SQL
8 21 (2.46%) VBScript
9 20 (2.34%) VB.NET
10 18 (2.11%) Python
11 15 (1.76%) VBA
12 8 (0.94%) Java
13 6 (0.70%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.59%) C++
14 5 (0.59%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.47%) C
15 4 (0.47%) Ruby
16 3 (0.35%) Delphi
16 3 (0.35%) PHP
16 3 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 624 (73.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 349 (40.91%) MCSE
3 242 (28.37%) MCSA
4 173 (20.28%) Degree
5 148 (17.35%) Cisco Certification
6 145 (17.00%) CCNA
7 104 (12.19%) MCITP
8 80 (9.38%) MCTS
9 69 (8.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 54 (6.33%) MCDST
11 49 (5.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 47 (5.51%) MCPD
12 47 (5.51%) MCSD
13 46 (5.39%) Security Cleared
14 42 (4.92%) A+ Certification
15 36 (4.22%) SC Cleared
16 34 (3.99%) MCAD
17 30 (3.52%) Citrix Certification
18 27 (3.17%) CCNP
19 23 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (15.12%) SLA
2 15 (1.76%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.17%) QA
5 9 (1.06%) GDPR
6 3 (0.35%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.23%) RMADS
8 1 (0.12%) GPG13
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 440 (51.58%) Active Directory
2 205 (24.03%) Hyper-V
3 169 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (4.69%) XenApp
5 29 (3.40%) vSphere
6 22 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (2.23%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.06%) Terminal Server
10 7 (0.82%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.47%) SRDF
13 2 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.12%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 1 (0.12%) Firmware
14 1 (0.12%) KVM
14 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 103 (12.08%) SCCM
2 19 (2.23%) WSUS
3 15 (1.76%) Backup Exec
3 15 (1.76%) SCVMM
4 10 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (0.70%) DameWare
8 6 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.59%) Ansible
9 5 (0.59%) NetVault Backup
9 5 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.59%) Puppet
9 5 (0.59%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.35%) Nagios
10 3 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 624 (73.15%) Microsoft
2 313 (36.69%) VMware
3 161 (18.87%) Cisco
4 147 (17.23%) Citrix
5 77 (9.03%) HP
6 61 (7.15%) Apple
7 48 (5.63%) Oracle
8 31 (3.63%) Dell
9 30 (3.52%) Veeam
10 26 (3.05%) BMC
10 26 (3.05%) Mitel
11 24 (2.81%) Remedy
12 22 (2.58%) Red Hat
12 22 (2.58%) Symantec
13 18 (2.11%) Google
13 18 (2.11%) IBM
14 15 (1.76%) Bloomberg
14 15 (1.76%) EMC
14 15 (1.76%) NetApp
15 14 (1.64%) Reuters