Period
to 19 October 2020

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 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 507 522 570
Rank change year-on-year +15 +48 -93
Permanent jobs citing MCP 160 648 710
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 2.20% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 147 445 541
Median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,850 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £68,900 £52,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -

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 9,724 29,420 36,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.87% 23.37% 23.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7,291 21,585 27,350
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £82,500 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 19 October 2020.

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 October 2020. 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 +81 54 £43,500 +24.29% 5
North of England +156 47 £45,000 +20.00% 11
North West +130 37 £45,000 +39.53% 9
South East +88 34 £30,000 -7.69% 4
Midlands +68 14 £40,000 +60.00% 3
East Midlands +74 12 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Yorkshire +108 9 £27,500 -45.00% 1
South West +52 6 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East of England +114 5 £30,500 +22.00% 3
West Midlands +50 2 £34,729 +38.92%
North East +23 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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.

1 137 (85.63%) Microsoft
2 105 (65.63%) Windows
3 99 (61.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (39.38%) Active Directory
5 62 (38.75%) ITIL
6 56 (35.00%) SQL Server
7 55 (34.38%) MCSA
8 51 (31.88%) MCSE
9 48 (30.00%) Azure
10 47 (29.38%) Windows Server
11 46 (28.75%) VMware
12 44 (27.50%) Microsoft Office
13 43 (26.88%) Cisco
13 43 (26.88%) Windows 10
14 39 (24.38%) Cisco Certification
15 38 (23.75%) Office 365
16 36 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
17 33 (20.63%) ITIL V3
17 33 (20.63%) CCNA
17 33 (20.63%) MS Exchange
18 31 (19.38%) Degree
19 30 (18.75%) Citrix
20 28 (17.50%) Linux
20 28 (17.50%) Firewall
21 26 (16.25%) Windows 7
22 25 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
22 25 (15.63%) SQL
22 25 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
23 24 (15.00%) IIS
23 24 (15.00%) Internet

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 33 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 24 (15.00%) IIS
3 23 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (13.13%) SharePoint
5 18 (11.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.38%) Apache
6 7 (4.38%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.88%) WordPress
9 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (27.50%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 48 (30.00%) Azure
2 38 (23.75%) Office 365
3 17 (10.63%) AWS
4 13 (8.13%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (6.88%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (3.75%) PaaS
8 5 (3.13%) SaaS
9 3 (1.88%) G Suite
9 3 (1.88%) Google Docs
9 3 (1.88%) Google Drive
9 3 (1.88%) Google Sheets
9 3 (1.88%) IaaS
9 3 (1.88%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.88%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.25%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.25%) PowerApps
10 2 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.50%) Firewall
2 24 (15.00%) Internet
3 23 (14.38%) WAN
4 22 (13.75%) DHCP
4 22 (13.75%) DNS
4 22 (13.75%) VoIP
5 21 (13.13%) LAN
6 11 (6.88%) SAN
6 11 (6.88%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.88%) VLAN
6 11 (6.88%) Wireless
7 9 (5.63%) Network Security
7 9 (5.63%) VPN
7 9 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (4.38%) NetScaler
8 7 (4.38%) Unified Communications
8 7 (4.38%) WLAN
9 5 (3.13%) VSAN
10 4 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.25%) DKIM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.38%) SAP HANA
3 7 (4.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (4.38%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.25%) MySQL
6 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.88%) JIRA
General
1 24 (15.00%) Finance
2 9 (5.63%) Banking
3 8 (5.00%) Legal
4 7 (4.38%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.75%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.50%) Retail
8 2 (1.25%) Automotive
8 2 (1.25%) Local Government
8 2 (1.25%) Marketing
8 2 (1.25%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Back Office
9 1 (0.63%) Electronics
9 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (20.63%) Analyst
2 29 (18.13%) IT Engineer
3 26 (16.25%) Support Engineer
4 22 (13.75%) IT Support
5 20 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 18 (11.25%) Applications Support
6 18 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (10.00%) Technical Support
8 15 (9.38%) Applications Support Analyst
9 12 (7.50%) Network Engineer
10 11 (6.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 11 (6.88%) 2nd Line Technical Support
11 10 (6.25%) Consultant
11 10 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
12 9 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (5.63%) Desktop Support
12 9 (5.63%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (5.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) .NET
2 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.13%) CMDB
1 13 (8.13%) iPhone
2 11 (6.88%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.00%) PKI
4 7 (4.38%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.38%) Hedge funds
5 6 (3.75%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.75%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.50%) NHS
7 4 (2.50%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.88%) iPad
8 3 (1.88%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.25%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.25%) Clustering
9 2 (1.25%) FMCG
9 2 (1.25%) User Experience
10 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Licensing
10 1 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 105 (65.63%) Windows
2 47 (29.38%) Windows Server
3 43 (26.88%) Windows 10
4 36 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (17.50%) Linux
6 26 (16.25%) Windows 7
7 22 (13.75%) Windows Server 2016
8 13 (8.13%) Windows XP
9 11 (6.88%) Android
10 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (2.50%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (2.50%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (38.75%) ITIL
2 33 (20.63%) ITIL V3
3 22 (13.75%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (11.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (10.00%) Computer Science
6 15 (9.38%) Investment Management
6 15 (9.38%) Release Management
6 15 (9.38%) Service Design
7 12 (7.50%) Mentoring
7 12 (7.50%) Service Management
8 11 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (6.88%) Migration
8 11 (6.88%) Service Delivery
9 10 (6.25%) High Availability
9 10 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
9 10 (6.25%) Time Management
10 9 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (5.63%) DevOps
11 8 (5.00%) Practice Management
12 7 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.63%) SQL
2 22 (13.75%) PowerShell
3 14 (8.75%) T-SQL
4 9 (5.63%) C#
5 7 (4.38%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 99 (61.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (34.38%) MCSA
3 51 (31.88%) MCSE
4 39 (24.38%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (20.63%) CCNA
6 31 (19.38%) Degree
7 21 (13.13%) SC Cleared
7 21 (13.13%) Security Cleared
8 13 (8.13%) CTC Cleared
9 10 (6.25%) MCITP
10 8 (5.00%) A+ Certification
10 8 (5.00%) CCSA
10 8 (5.00%) Check Point Certification
10 8 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (4.38%) CCNP
11 7 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (4.38%) LPIC
12 5 (3.13%) CISM
12 5 (3.13%) CISSP
12 5 (3.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.38%) GDPR
2 14 (8.75%) SLA
3 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) NIST
4 1 (0.63%) NIST 800
System Software
1 63 (39.38%) Active Directory
2 25 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (13.75%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.25%) Terminal Server
5 8 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.38%) Docker
6 7 (4.38%) vSphere
7 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (3.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (5.63%) SCCM
2 8 (5.00%) vCenter Server
3 7 (4.38%) Ansible
3 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.38%) Puppet
4 4 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.50%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (1.88%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.88%) Nagios
5 3 (1.88%) SCOM
5 3 (1.88%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 137 (85.63%) Microsoft
2 46 (28.75%) VMware
3 43 (26.88%) Cisco
4 30 (18.75%) Citrix
5 21 (13.13%) Dell
6 20 (12.50%) HP
7 11 (6.88%) Apple
8 9 (5.63%) Mitel
9 8 (5.00%) CheckPoint
9 8 (5.00%) NetApp
9 8 (5.00%) SAP
10 7 (4.38%) Oracle
11 5 (3.13%) Google
12 4 (2.50%) Bloomberg
12 4 (2.50%) Remedy
12 4 (2.50%) Reuters
13 3 (1.88%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.88%) Veeam
14 2 (1.25%) Nintex
15 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow