Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 527 570 507
Rank change year-on-year +43 -63 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCP 590 664 927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.45% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 1.87% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 395 526 821
England median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +6.56% +1.67%
10th Percentile £23,600 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £69,350 £56,250 £52,000
UK median annual salary £34,750 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +10.32% +5.00% -

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 27,772 35,498 40,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 22.52% 23.92% 24.01%
Number of salaries quoted 20,725 26,289 31,317
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +69 217 £35,000 +7.69% 37
South East +94 160 £35,000 +7.69% 43
South West +23 63 £36,000 +30.91% 17
Midlands -40 62 £25,000 -31.51% 17
North of England +6 54 £39,750 +47.22% 28
West Midlands -2 43 £25,000 -3.85% 11
East of England +19 33 £32,500 +8.33% 13
Yorkshire +36 31 £50,000 +88.68% 8
North West +15 22 £33,750 +26.76% 19
East Midlands -24 19 £28,000 -23.29% 6
North East -2 1 £35,000 +29.63% 1
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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.

1 442 (74.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 430 (72.88%) Microsoft
3 408 (69.15%) Windows
4 309 (52.37%) ITIL
5 288 (48.81%) Active Directory
6 263 (44.58%) Office 365
7 204 (34.58%) MCSE
8 194 (32.88%) Degree
9 178 (30.17%) Windows 10
10 161 (27.29%) Azure
11 150 (25.42%) MCSA
12 141 (23.90%) Windows Server
13 137 (23.22%) VMware
14 123 (20.85%) Citrix
15 122 (20.68%) SQL Server
16 119 (20.17%) Microsoft Office
17 109 (18.47%) SCCM
18 108 (18.31%) ServiceNow
19 107 (18.14%) DNS
19 107 (18.14%) DHCP
20 106 (17.97%) Management Information System
21 105 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
22 103 (17.46%) SLA
23 102 (17.29%) LAN
24 101 (17.12%) Hyper-V
25 99 (16.78%) Windows 7
26 97 (16.44%) SQL
27 94 (15.93%) Linux
28 92 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
29 90 (15.25%) Finance

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 67 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 54 (9.15%) SharePoint
3 38 (6.44%) Skype for Business
4 24 (4.07%) IIS
5 17 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (2.20%) Confluence
7 13 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.69%) IBM Notes
9 9 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (1.02%) CMS
12 3 (0.51%) Apache
12 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.51%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 119 (20.17%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (2.71%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (2.03%) Acrobat
6 10 (1.69%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.51%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.69%) assyst
3 8 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 263 (44.58%) Office 365
2 161 (27.29%) Azure
3 52 (8.81%) AWS
4 28 (4.75%) SaaS
5 27 (4.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 25 (4.24%) OneDrive
7 15 (2.54%) G Suite
8 13 (2.20%) Azure Stack
9 12 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (2.03%) IaaS
10 8 (1.36%) PaaS
11 6 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.17%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.17%) Route 53
13 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 107 (18.14%) DHCP
1 107 (18.14%) DNS
2 102 (17.29%) LAN
3 88 (14.92%) WAN
4 66 (11.19%) TCP/IP
5 59 (10.00%) VoIP
6 52 (8.81%) Firewall
7 47 (7.97%) Skype
8 41 (6.95%) Internet
9 37 (6.27%) VPN
10 30 (5.08%) SAN
11 28 (4.75%) Wireless
12 26 (4.41%) DMZ
13 20 (3.39%) NetScaler
14 18 (3.05%) WebEx
15 13 (2.20%) Network Security
16 12 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (1.86%) ADSL
17 11 (1.86%) VLAN
18 10 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (20.68%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.58%) SQL Server 2005
2 27 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (4.24%) SQL Server 2017
4 24 (4.07%) Big Data
5 16 (2.71%) Relational Database
6 14 (2.37%) RDBMS
7 11 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (1.36%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (1.19%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.85%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.17%) DB2
15 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 32 (5.42%) Visual Studio
2 13 (2.20%) JIRA
2 13 (2.20%) NUnit
2 13 (2.20%) Selenium
3 12 (2.03%) MSI
4 7 (1.19%) TestRail
4 7 (1.19%) Zephyr
5 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.34%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.17%) Subversion
7 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 90 (15.25%) Finance
2 27 (4.58%) Public Sector
2 27 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.05%) Retail
4 15 (2.54%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.20%) Electronics
5 13 (2.20%) Marketing
6 12 (2.03%) Legal
7 7 (1.19%) Banking
7 7 (1.19%) Law
8 5 (0.85%) French Language
8 5 (0.85%) Front Office
8 5 (0.85%) German Language
8 5 (0.85%) Italian Language
8 5 (0.85%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.68%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 142 (24.07%) Support Engineer
2 119 (20.17%) Analyst
3 103 (17.46%) IT Support
4 79 (13.39%) IT Engineer
5 58 (9.83%) IT Support Engineer
6 45 (7.63%) Support Analyst
7 42 (7.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 38 (6.44%) Consultant
8 38 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 36 (6.10%) Service Analyst
10 35 (5.93%) Developer
11 31 (5.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 31 (5.25%) IT Analyst
12 29 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
13 28 (4.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 28 (4.75%) Field Engineer
14 23 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
14 23 (3.90%) Desktop Support
14 23 (3.90%) Technical Leader
14 23 (3.90%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (10.34%) .NET
2 43 (7.29%) HTML
3 41 (6.95%) CSS
4 34 (5.76%) ASP.NET
5 32 (5.42%) .NET Framework
6 31 (5.25%) AngularJS
6 31 (5.25%) Entity Framework
7 30 (5.08%) HTML5
8 28 (4.75%) jQuery
9 27 (4.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 27 (4.58%) XML
10 25 (4.24%) LDAP
11 24 (4.07%) Kafka
12 23 (3.90%) Web Services
13 21 (3.56%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (3.22%) XSLT
15 18 (3.05%) Classic ASP
15 18 (3.05%) WCF
16 13 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (2.20%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 106 (17.97%) Management Information System
2 69 (11.69%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (6.27%) Blackberry
4 29 (4.92%) Data Centre
5 21 (3.56%) Clustering
6 14 (2.37%) iPhone
7 13 (2.20%) Smartphone
8 12 (2.03%) PDA
8 12 (2.03%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.86%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (1.36%) e-Learning
11 8 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.85%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.85%) Learning Management System
12 5 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.85%) PKI
12 5 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 408 (69.15%) Windows
2 178 (30.17%) Windows 10
3 141 (23.90%) Windows Server
4 99 (16.78%) Windows 7
5 94 (15.93%) Linux
6 71 (12.03%) Unix
7 69 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (8.31%) Solaris
9 33 (5.59%) Mac OS X
10 31 (5.25%) Mac OS
11 20 (3.39%) Windows 8
12 18 (3.05%) Windows 2000
13 16 (2.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (2.03%) Windows XP
16 10 (1.69%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.68%) VMS
18 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (52.37%) ITIL
2 105 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (15.59%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (11.19%) Information Security
5 50 (8.47%) Asset Management
6 47 (7.97%) Service Management
7 45 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (7.46%) Ticket Management
9 43 (7.29%) CRM
9 43 (7.29%) Incident Management
10 41 (6.95%) Change Management
11 40 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 39 (6.61%) ITIL V3
12 39 (6.61%) MVC
13 38 (6.44%) Mentoring
14 37 (6.27%) ITSM
15 34 (5.76%) High Availability
16 31 (5.25%) Coaching
17 30 (5.08%) Patch Management
17 30 (5.08%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (16.44%) SQL
2 66 (11.19%) PowerShell
3 62 (10.51%) JavaScript
4 58 (9.83%) C#
5 25 (4.24%) C
6 21 (3.56%) Python
7 13 (2.20%) Bash Shell
7 13 (2.20%) PHP
8 9 (1.53%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.34%) R
9 2 (0.34%) VB
9 2 (0.34%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.34%) VBScript
10 1 (0.17%) C++
10 1 (0.17%) Java
10 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 442 (74.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 204 (34.58%) MCSE
3 194 (32.88%) Degree
4 150 (25.42%) MCSA
5 78 (13.22%) Cisco Certification
6 73 (12.37%) CCNA
7 51 (8.64%) Security Cleared
8 42 (7.12%) MCITP
9 40 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 39 (6.61%) RHCE
11 33 (5.59%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (5.42%) A+ Certification
12 32 (5.42%) MCTS
13 28 (4.75%) MCDST
14 25 (4.24%) SC Cleared
15 18 (3.05%) CCA
16 13 (2.20%) CCENT
16 13 (2.20%) MCPD
17 12 (2.03%) MCAD
18 11 (1.86%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (17.46%) SLA
2 21 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 12 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.53%) PCI DSS
5 6 (1.02%) QA
6 5 (0.85%) GDPR
6 5 (0.85%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.17%) PMO
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 288 (48.81%) Active Directory
2 101 (17.12%) Hyper-V
3 76 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (7.63%) Firmware
5 36 (6.10%) XenApp
6 24 (4.07%) NFS
7 18 (3.05%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 11 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.02%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.85%) Docker
12 5 (0.85%) vSphere
13 3 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.51%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.17%) Postfix
14 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 109 (18.47%) SCCM
2 35 (5.93%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (4.92%) Ansible
4 19 (3.22%) SCOM
5 18 (3.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 13 (2.20%) SCOrch
7 8 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (1.19%) Data Guard
8 7 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.85%) HP UCMDB
10 5 (0.85%) Puppet
11 2 (0.34%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.34%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.34%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.17%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
12 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 430 (72.88%) Microsoft
2 137 (23.22%) VMware
3 123 (20.85%) Citrix
4 108 (18.31%) ServiceNow
5 84 (14.24%) Cisco
6 44 (7.46%) Splunk
7 40 (6.78%) Oracle
8 24 (4.07%) HP
9 22 (3.73%) SAP
10 20 (3.39%) Apple
11 14 (2.37%) Dell
11 14 (2.37%) NetApp
11 14 (2.37%) Sophos
12 13 (2.20%) MobileIron
12 13 (2.20%) Red Hat
13 12 (2.03%) Adobe
14 11 (1.86%) Remedy
14 11 (1.86%) Veeam
15 10 (1.69%) Lotus
16 9 (1.53%) Atlassian