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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 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 878 706 596
Rank change year-on-year -172 -110 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCP 246 147 312
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.18% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.74% 0.87% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 177 121 280
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,625
25th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
75th Percentile £43,750 £52,500 £54,250
90th Percentile £48,750 £56,250 £64,125
UK median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%

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 33,132 16,837 18,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.13% 20.64% 21.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15,058 11,354 14,035
10th Percentile £30,915 £31,250 £29,000
25th Percentile £40,853 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,650 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 21 May 2022.

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 2022. 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
Jobs
South East -100 69 £35,000 - 12
North of England -46 54 £37,500 -9.09% 8
London -241 49 £30,000 -7.69% 9
Midlands -44 38 £42,000 +30.54% 5
North West -57 30 £40,000 +6.67% 4
West Midlands -24 25 £42,250 +36.29% 2
South West -18 22 £35,000 +15.57% 5
Yorkshire -32 20 £37,500 -16.67% 3
East Midlands -39 13 £34,500 -10.59% 3
East of England -80 13 £29,500 -43.81% 11
North East - 4 £27,500 - 1
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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.

1 210 (85.37%) Microsoft
2 194 (78.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 163 (66.26%) Windows
4 118 (47.97%) MCSE
5 110 (44.72%) ITIL
6 107 (43.50%) Active Directory
7 100 (40.65%) Microsoft 365
8 90 (36.59%) Windows Server
9 82 (33.33%) Windows 10
9 82 (33.33%) Azure
10 63 (25.61%) Linux
11 61 (24.80%) LAN
12 60 (24.39%) Apple
13 59 (23.98%) WAN
13 59 (23.98%) VMware
14 58 (23.58%) MCSA
14 58 (23.58%) Firewall
15 57 (23.17%) Finance
16 56 (22.76%) Hyper-V
17 55 (22.36%) CCNA
17 55 (22.36%) Cisco Certification
18 51 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
19 50 (20.33%) Cisco
20 49 (19.92%) Wi-Fi
21 48 (19.51%) Data Centre
22 42 (17.07%) Windows Server 2016
22 42 (17.07%) Wireless
23 41 (16.67%) Social Skills
23 41 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
24 39 (15.85%) Microsoft Office

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 38 (15.45%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (6.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (5.28%) SharePoint
5 13 (5.28%) Tomcat
6 12 (4.88%) Apache Solr
6 12 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.22%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.81%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (15.85%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (6.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 100 (40.65%) Microsoft 365
2 82 (33.33%) Azure
3 27 (10.98%) AWS
4 7 (2.85%) Google Workspace
5 5 (2.03%) Google Docs
5 5 (2.03%) Google Sheets
6 4 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.63%) OneDrive
6 4 (1.63%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.22%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.22%) SaaS
8 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.81%) PaaS
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.41%) IaaS
9 1 (0.41%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 61 (24.80%) LAN
2 59 (23.98%) WAN
3 58 (23.58%) Firewall
4 49 (19.92%) Wi-Fi
5 42 (17.07%) Wireless
6 33 (13.41%) Network Security
7 30 (12.20%) Internet
8 29 (11.79%) TCP/IP
9 27 (10.98%) DNS
10 24 (9.76%) VPN
11 23 (9.35%) DHCP
12 15 (6.10%) WLAN
13 9 (3.66%) VoIP
14 8 (3.25%) IP Telephony
15 7 (2.85%) SAN
16 6 (2.44%) Unified Communications
17 5 (2.03%) VLAN
18 3 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
19 2 (0.81%) Intranet
19 2 (0.81%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 12 (4.88%) MongoDB
2 12 (4.88%) NoSQL
2 12 (4.88%) Redis
2 12 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.22%) Power BI
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.41%) DTS
4 1 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.88%) Git (software)
1 12 (4.88%) Maven
1 12 (4.88%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (1.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (23.17%) Finance
2 41 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 17 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.28%) Organisational Skills
5 12 (4.88%) Advertising
5 12 (4.88%) Music Industry
6 11 (4.47%) Multimedia
7 10 (4.07%) Retail
8 9 (3.66%) Legal
9 5 (2.03%) Banking
9 5 (2.03%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (2.03%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.63%) Law
11 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.81%) Automotive
12 2 (0.81%) Marketing
12 2 (0.81%) Publishing
13 1 (0.41%) Back Office
13 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (24.80%) IT Engineer
2 60 (24.39%) Support Engineer
3 44 (17.89%) IT Support
4 33 (13.41%) IT Support Engineer
5 28 (11.38%) Architect
6 27 (10.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 26 (10.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (10.16%) Analyst
8 25 (10.16%) Desktop Support
9 24 (9.76%) Data Architect
9 24 (9.76%) Data Centre Architect
9 24 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (9.35%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (7.72%) Desktop Engineer
11 19 (7.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 16 (6.50%) Support Analyst
13 14 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (4.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (4.88%) IT Manager
15 11 (4.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.69%) XML
2 12 (4.88%) ActiveMQ
2 12 (4.88%) JSON
2 12 (4.88%) Lucene
2 12 (4.88%) RabbitMQ
2 12 (4.88%) RESTful
2 12 (4.88%) Spring
2 12 (4.88%) Web Services
3 6 (2.44%) COM
4 1 (0.41%) .NET
4 1 (0.41%) LAMP
4 1 (0.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 48 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.54%) Blackberry
3 19 (7.72%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.28%) NHS
4 13 (5.28%) Video\Live Streaming
5 12 (4.88%) Driving Licence
5 12 (4.88%) Music Streaming
6 11 (4.47%) EPoS
7 10 (4.07%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (3.66%) Legacy Systems
9 8 (3.25%) iPad
10 5 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.03%) Replication
11 4 (1.63%) Handset
11 4 (1.63%) IoT
11 4 (1.63%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.63%) Smartphone
12 3 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.22%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 163 (66.26%) Windows
2 90 (36.59%) Windows Server
3 82 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 63 (25.61%) Linux
5 42 (17.07%) Windows Server 2016
6 32 (13.01%) Windows Server 2019
7 25 (10.16%) Android
8 23 (9.35%) Windows 7
9 17 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.03%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.03%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.22%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (44.72%) ITIL
2 41 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (14.63%) ITIL V3
4 33 (13.41%) Service Delivery
5 30 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 28 (11.38%) Cybersecurity
7 25 (10.16%) Software Licensing
8 24 (9.76%) Customer Engagement
8 24 (9.76%) Incident Management
9 23 (9.35%) Project Delivery
10 19 (7.72%) Line Management
10 19 (7.72%) Logistics
10 19 (7.72%) Project Management
11 17 (6.91%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (6.91%) Supplier Management
12 16 (6.50%) Asset Management
13 14 (5.69%) Agile
13 14 (5.69%) IT Asset Management
14 13 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (5.28%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.57%) SQL
2 22 (8.94%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.28%) Shell Script
4 12 (4.88%) Java
5 5 (2.03%) Google Apps Script
6 4 (1.63%) C
7 3 (1.22%) Python
8 1 (0.41%) C#
8 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 194 (78.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (47.97%) MCSE
3 58 (23.58%) MCSA
4 55 (22.36%) CCNA
4 55 (22.36%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (14.23%) Degree
6 22 (8.94%) MCITP
7 21 (8.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (8.13%) MCDST
9 17 (6.91%) Security Cleared
10 16 (6.50%) CCNP
11 15 (6.10%) LPIC
12 13 (5.28%) SC Cleared
13 11 (4.47%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (3.25%) DV Cleared
15 7 (2.85%) A+ Certification
15 7 (2.85%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (2.85%) MCTS
16 6 (2.44%) CCA
17 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (15.45%) SLA
2 6 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (2.03%) QA
4 4 (1.63%) GDPR
5 2 (0.81%) HL7
5 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.41%) NCSC
6 1 (0.41%) NIST
6 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 107 (43.50%) Active Directory
2 56 (22.76%) Hyper-V
3 51 (20.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.07%) vSphere
5 8 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.81%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.81%) XenApp
8 1 (0.41%) KVM
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.41%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 35 (14.23%) SCCM
2 15 (6.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (6.10%) ServiceCenter
3 14 (5.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.44%) vCenter Server
5 5 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.63%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.22%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.41%) Ansible
9 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.41%) Nessus
9 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 210 (85.37%) Microsoft
2 60 (24.39%) Apple
3 59 (23.98%) VMware
4 50 (20.33%) Cisco
5 26 (10.57%) Citrix
6 25 (10.16%) Adobe
7 23 (9.35%) Dell
8 21 (8.54%) HP
9 19 (7.72%) Bloomberg
9 19 (7.72%) Reuters
10 15 (6.10%) Remedy
11 11 (4.47%) Meraki
11 11 (4.47%) Sage
12 9 (3.66%) ServiceNow
13 7 (2.85%) Avaya
13 7 (2.85%) Google
13 7 (2.85%) Mitel
14 5 (2.03%) iManage
15 4 (1.63%) Draytek
15 4 (1.63%) WatchGuard