Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 477 464 408
Rank change year-on-year -13 -56 -68
Permanent jobs citing MCP 961 1077 1578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.60% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.40% 2.31% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 861 916 1383
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% -3.08%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,000 £53,750 £51,150
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year - -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 40095 46574 56191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.00% 26.16% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31023 37620 45108
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -28 300 £32,500 +0.78% 16
South East +27 245 £33,500 +11.67% 3
North of England +15 189 £26,500 +8.16% 6
North West +50 128 £24,000 +4.35% 3
East of England +36 108 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Midlands +25 94 £33,000 +15.79% 4
West Midlands +14 56 £30,000 -9.77% 3
Yorkshire +1 53 £28,750 +10.58% 1
South West -19 50 £25,000 -28.57% 3
East Midlands +26 38 £33,000 +32.00% 1
North East -10 8 £24,000 +6.67% 2
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for MCP.

1 714 (74.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 688 (71.59%) Microsoft
3 664 (69.09%) Windows
4 515 (53.59%) Active Directory
5 418 (43.50%) ITIL
6 405 (42.14%) MCSE
7 363 (37.77%) VMware
8 327 (34.03%) Windows Server
9 278 (28.93%) Office 365
10 266 (27.68%) MS Exchange
11 256 (26.64%) MCSA
12 251 (26.12%) Hyper-V
13 241 (25.08%) Windows 7
14 237 (24.66%) Microsoft Office
15 231 (24.04%) Firewall
16 229 (23.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 221 (23.00%) Cisco
18 218 (22.68%) Windows Server 2008
19 214 (22.27%) Cisco Certification
20 207 (21.54%) CCNA
21 204 (21.23%) WAN
22 194 (20.19%) Windows Server 2012
23 178 (18.52%) LAN
24 171 (17.79%) DNS
24 171 (17.79%) SQL Server
25 163 (16.96%) Exchange Server 2010
26 160 (16.65%) Degree
27 156 (16.23%) TCP/IP
27 156 (16.23%) Windows 10
28 145 (15.09%) .NET

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
1 266 (27.68%) MS Exchange
2 163 (16.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 109 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 94 (9.78%) SharePoint
5 64 (6.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 62 (6.45%) IIS
7 50 (5.20%) Skype for Business
8 44 (4.58%) NServiceBus
9 28 (2.91%) Sitefinity
10 19 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.73%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.52%) CMS
16 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
17 3 (0.31%) Apache
17 3 (0.31%) Confluence
17 3 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 237 (24.66%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.31%) SPSS
6 2 (0.21%) Maya
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.21%) Eikon
5 1 (0.10%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 278 (28.93%) Office 365
2 129 (13.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (2.71%) G Suite
5 15 (1.56%) Mimecast
6 10 (1.04%) IaaS
7 7 (0.73%) SaaS
8 6 (0.62%) PaaS
9 5 (0.52%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 231 (24.04%) Firewall
2 204 (21.23%) WAN
3 178 (18.52%) LAN
4 171 (17.79%) DNS
5 156 (16.23%) TCP/IP
6 127 (13.22%) DHCP
7 113 (11.76%) VPN
8 97 (10.09%) SAN
9 77 (8.01%) VoIP
10 39 (4.06%) Network Security
10 39 (4.06%) VLAN
11 33 (3.43%) Skype
12 32 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
13 31 (3.23%) MPLS
14 25 (2.60%) iSCSI
14 25 (2.60%) WLAN
15 23 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (2.29%) SSL
16 22 (2.29%) Unified Communications
17 19 (1.98%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (17.79%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 40 (4.16%) SQL Server 2014
3 23 (2.39%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (1.66%) SSDT
7 12 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (0.94%) MySQL
10 9 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.83%) Power BI
12 7 (0.73%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.62%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.42%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 68 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (2.91%) Octopus Deploy
3 19 (1.98%) Moq
3 19 (1.98%) NUnit
4 17 (1.77%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.31%) JIRA
7 2 (0.21%) MSTest
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.10%) GitLab
8 1 (0.10%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.10%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.10%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.10%) Subversion
8 1 (0.10%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 72 (7.49%) Finance
2 41 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.60%) Legal
4 23 (2.39%) Games
5 18 (1.87%) Banking
5 18 (1.87%) Retail
6 13 (1.35%) Law
7 12 (1.25%) Publishing
8 9 (0.94%) Advertising
9 7 (0.73%) Local Government
10 6 (0.62%) Automotive
10 6 (0.62%) Back Office
10 6 (0.62%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.42%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.31%) Front Office
13 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.10%) Electronics
14 1 (0.10%) French Language
14 1 (0.10%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 205 (21.33%) Support Engineer
2 193 (20.08%) Analyst
3 138 (14.36%) IT Support
4 129 (13.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 112 (11.65%) Support Analyst
6 88 (9.16%) Developer
7 81 (8.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 77 (8.01%) Service Analyst
9 74 (7.70%) IT Engineer
10 68 (7.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 68 (7.08%) Service Desk Analyst
11 63 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 62 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 60 (6.24%) Desktop Support
14 53 (5.52%) IT Analyst
15 50 (5.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 47 (4.89%) Software Engineer
17 46 (4.79%) Applications Developer
17 46 (4.79%) Consultant
18 45 (4.68%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (15.09%) .NET
2 119 (12.38%) ASP.NET
3 115 (11.97%) HTML
4 83 (8.64%) HTML5
5 73 (7.60%) .NET Framework
6 58 (6.04%) Entity Framework
6 58 (6.04%) jQuery
7 51 (5.31%) Web Services
8 44 (4.58%) AngularJS
8 44 (4.58%) Kendo UI
9 41 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (3.95%) WCF
11 37 (3.85%) CSS
12 28 (2.91%) XML
13 27 (2.81%) Ajax
14 21 (2.19%) XSLT
15 20 (2.08%) Classic ASP
15 20 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
15 20 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 19 (1.98%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.51%) Driving Licence
2 91 (9.47%) Computer Science
3 67 (6.97%) Data Centre
4 51 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (3.64%) Blackberry
6 30 (3.12%) Replication
7 21 (2.19%) Clustering
7 21 (2.19%) Smartphone
8 20 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (1.98%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.46%) Handset
11 13 (1.35%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.14%) iPad
12 11 (1.14%) iPhone
13 8 (0.83%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.73%) EPoS
15 6 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
16 5 (0.52%) AS400
16 5 (0.52%) Fintech
16 5 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 664 (69.09%) Windows
2 327 (34.03%) Windows Server
3 241 (25.08%) Windows 7
4 218 (22.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 194 (20.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 156 (16.23%) Windows 10
7 95 (9.89%) Windows 8
8 61 (6.35%) Windows XP
9 57 (5.93%) Linux
10 52 (5.41%) Android
11 48 (4.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 36 (3.75%) Apple iOS
13 33 (3.43%) Mac OS X
14 16 (1.66%) Windows Vista
15 14 (1.46%) CentOS
16 9 (0.94%) Unix
17 5 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.42%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.42%) Solaris
18 4 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (43.50%) ITIL
2 104 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (10.30%) MVC
4 66 (6.87%) Time Management
5 65 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 60 (6.24%) Problem Management
7 57 (5.93%) ITIL V3
8 56 (5.83%) Service Delivery
9 55 (5.72%) CRM
10 54 (5.62%) Presales
11 53 (5.52%) Software Engineering
12 51 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 48 (4.99%) Test Automation
14 46 (4.79%) Project Management
15 45 (4.68%) Web Development
16 44 (4.58%) Event-Driven Architecture
16 44 (4.58%) Microservices
16 44 (4.58%) SOLID
17 43 (4.47%) Service Management
18 42 (4.37%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 144 (14.98%) C#
2 111 (11.55%) SQL
3 94 (9.78%) JavaScript
4 75 (7.80%) PowerShell
5 31 (3.23%) C++
5 31 (3.23%) Java
6 23 (2.39%) VB
7 21 (2.19%) VBScript
8 20 (2.08%) PL/SQL
9 18 (1.87%) Objective-C
10 12 (1.25%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.14%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.04%) C
12 10 (1.04%) Python
13 5 (0.52%) VBA
14 4 (0.42%) Delphi
14 4 (0.42%) Ruby
15 3 (0.31%) R
15 3 (0.31%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 714 (74.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 405 (42.14%) MCSE
3 256 (26.64%) MCSA
4 214 (22.27%) Cisco Certification
5 207 (21.54%) CCNA
6 160 (16.65%) Degree
7 121 (12.59%) MCITP
8 101 (10.51%) MCTS
9 95 (9.89%) A+ Certification
10 75 (7.80%) Security Cleared
11 69 (7.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 69 (7.18%) MCDST
12 61 (6.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 60 (6.24%) SC Cleared
14 55 (5.72%) CCNP
15 48 (4.99%) MCSD
16 44 (4.58%) MCPD
17 41 (4.27%) Citrix Certification
18 37 (3.85%) MCAD
19 36 (3.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (14.78%) SLA
2 13 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.52%) QA
5 3 (0.31%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.21%) GPG13
6 2 (0.21%) RMADS
7 1 (0.10%) GDPR
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 515 (53.59%) Active Directory
2 251 (26.12%) Hyper-V
3 229 (23.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (3.95%) vSphere
5 35 (3.64%) XenApp
6 30 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (3.02%) Terminal Services
8 21 (2.19%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.31%) Firmware
13 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.21%) UAG
13 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.21%) XenServer
14 1 (0.10%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 1 (0.10%) pfSense
14 1 (0.10%) vCloud
14 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 108 (11.24%) SCCM
2 51 (5.31%) Backup Exec
3 26 (2.71%) WSUS
4 17 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (1.77%) vCenter Server
5 16 (1.66%) SCOM
6 12 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 11 (1.14%) NetVault Backup
8 10 (1.04%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.83%) ServiceCenter
10 7 (0.73%) DameWare
11 5 (0.52%) Perfmon
11 5 (0.52%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.42%) Nagios
12 4 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.42%) WhatsUp Gold
13 2 (0.21%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 688 (71.59%) Microsoft
2 363 (37.77%) VMware
3 221 (23.00%) Cisco
4 118 (12.28%) Citrix
5 97 (10.09%) HP
6 65 (6.76%) Veeam
7 54 (5.62%) Dell
8 49 (5.10%) Apple
9 47 (4.89%) Symantec
10 31 (3.23%) Google
10 31 (3.23%) Oracle
11 27 (2.81%) SonicWALL
12 24 (2.50%) Mitel
13 23 (2.39%) Remedy
14 22 (2.29%) Juniper
15 21 (2.19%) NetApp
15 21 (2.19%) Red Hat
15 21 (2.19%) Veritas
16 19 (1.98%) Avaya
17 18 (1.87%) Bloomberg