Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 571 487 472
Rank change year-on-year -84 -15 -60
Permanent jobs citing MCP 670 961 1,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.57% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 2.38% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 528 861 916
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,000 £53,750
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000

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 36,022 40,461 46,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.87% 24.20% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 26,822 31,292 37,797
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -34 207 £32,500 - 29
Midlands +69 146 £31,250 -5.30% 6
South East -83 123 £32,500 -2.99% 10
North of England -66 87 £27,250 +2.83% 20
West Midlands +60 86 £26,000 -13.33% 3
East of England -4 78 £30,000 -25.00% 16
East Midlands +26 58 £36,500 +10.61% 3
North West -62 51 £27,500 +14.58% 13
South West -6 47 £27,500 +10.00% 6
North East +10 18 £26,000 +8.33% 1
Yorkshire -7 18 £27,500 -4.35% 6
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 530 (79.10%) Windows
2 504 (75.22%) Microsoft
3 496 (74.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 372 (55.52%) Active Directory
5 312 (46.57%) MCSE
6 274 (40.90%) ITIL
7 252 (37.61%) VMware
8 242 (36.12%) Office 365
9 238 (35.52%) Windows Server
10 223 (33.28%) MCSA
11 181 (27.01%) Microsoft Office
11 181 (27.01%) Windows 7
12 177 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
13 172 (25.67%) Firewall
14 164 (24.48%) Cisco
15 161 (24.03%) Windows 10
16 160 (23.88%) Windows Server 2012
16 160 (23.88%) Citrix
17 146 (21.79%) Hyper-V
18 145 (21.64%) MS Exchange
19 142 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
20 126 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
21 115 (17.16%) DNS
21 115 (17.16%) Cisco Certification
22 113 (16.87%) CCNA
22 113 (16.87%) SQL
23 112 (16.72%) LAN
24 111 (16.57%) SQL Server
25 109 (16.27%) SLA
26 99 (14.78%) DHCP

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
1 145 (21.64%) MS Exchange
2 79 (11.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (9.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 42 (6.27%) SharePoint
5 32 (4.78%) Skype for Business
6 21 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (2.54%) IBM Notes
8 16 (2.39%) NServiceBus
8 16 (2.39%) Sitefinity
9 13 (1.94%) IIS
10 12 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.90%) CMS
13 5 (0.75%) Apache
13 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.45%) Confluence
15 2 (0.30%) Exstream Dialogue
15 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 181 (27.01%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.60%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.30%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 242 (36.12%) Office 365
2 142 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (7.76%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.79%) GitHub
5 11 (1.64%) SaaS
6 7 (1.04%) IaaS
6 7 (1.04%) OneDrive
7 6 (0.90%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.30%) PaaS
10 2 (0.30%) Yammer
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 172 (25.67%) Firewall
2 115 (17.16%) DNS
3 112 (16.72%) LAN
4 99 (14.78%) DHCP
5 93 (13.88%) TCP/IP
6 90 (13.43%) WAN
7 53 (7.91%) Internet
8 52 (7.76%) Wireless
9 51 (7.61%) Network Security
10 48 (7.16%) VPN
11 41 (6.12%) SAN
12 40 (5.97%) Remote Desktop
13 33 (4.93%) Skype
14 27 (4.03%) VLAN
15 26 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (3.28%) Ethernet
17 18 (2.69%) VoIP
18 17 (2.54%) WLAN
19 13 (1.94%) MPLS
20 9 (1.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (2.69%) SSDT
5 13 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (0.90%) SAP HANA
8 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.45%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.15%) MS Access
11 1 (0.15%) MySQL
11 1 (0.15%) Power BI
11 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 29 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (4.18%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (0.90%) JIRA
3 6 (0.90%) MSI
4 4 (0.60%) Hudson
5 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.15%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (9.70%) Finance
2 26 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.54%) Games
4 15 (2.24%) Legal
5 9 (1.34%) Banking
5 9 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.04%) Marketing
7 6 (0.90%) French Language
8 5 (0.75%) Retail
9 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.45%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Advertising
12 1 (0.15%) German Language
12 1 (0.15%) Local Government
12 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 155 (23.13%) Analyst
2 141 (21.04%) Support Engineer
3 99 (14.78%) IT Support
4 85 (12.69%) Support Analyst
5 72 (10.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 59 (8.81%) IT Engineer
7 58 (8.66%) Desktop Support
8 50 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 48 (7.16%) Service Analyst
10 45 (6.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 45 (6.72%) IT Analyst
11 41 (6.12%) Developer
11 41 (6.12%) IT Support Analyst
11 41 (6.12%) IT Support Engineer
11 41 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
12 39 (5.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 38 (5.67%) Architect
14 33 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
14 33 (4.93%) Technical Architect
15 30 (4.48%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (7.91%) .NET
2 19 (2.84%) HTML
3 15 (2.24%) ASP.NET
3 15 (2.24%) HTML5
4 12 (1.79%) WinForms
5 11 (1.64%) .NET Framework
5 11 (1.64%) Entity Framework
6 10 (1.49%) Kendo UI
6 10 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (1.49%) Web Services
7 9 (1.34%) jQuery
8 8 (1.19%) COM
9 7 (1.04%) XML
10 5 (0.75%) LAMP
11 4 (0.60%) CSS
11 4 (0.60%) D3.js
12 2 (0.30%) Flash
12 2 (0.30%) LDAP
12 2 (0.30%) REST
12 2 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.73%) Data Centre
2 58 (8.66%) Self-Motivation
3 55 (8.21%) Computer Science
4 42 (6.27%) Management Information System
5 32 (4.78%) Driving Licence
6 30 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
7 28 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (3.58%) Blackberry
9 22 (3.28%) iPad
10 21 (3.13%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.64%) Clustering
12 10 (1.49%) CMDB
13 8 (1.19%) Hedge funds
14 7 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (1.04%) EPoS
15 6 (0.90%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.90%) Replication
15 6 (0.90%) Smartphone
16 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
16 5 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 530 (79.10%) Windows
2 238 (35.52%) Windows Server
3 181 (27.01%) Windows 7
4 161 (24.03%) Windows 10
5 160 (23.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 126 (18.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 86 (12.84%) Linux
8 43 (6.42%) Windows 8
9 31 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (4.18%) Mac OS X
11 27 (4.03%) Apple iOS
12 19 (2.84%) Android
13 16 (2.39%) Mac OS
14 12 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (1.49%) Unix
16 8 (1.19%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.60%) CentOS
18 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (40.90%) ITIL
2 77 (11.49%) ITIL V3
3 74 (11.04%) Incident Management
4 71 (10.60%) Problem-Solving
5 56 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (8.21%) Service Management
7 54 (8.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 49 (7.31%) ITSM
9 47 (7.01%) Project Management
10 43 (6.42%) Time Management
11 42 (6.27%) Presales
12 40 (5.97%) Change Management
12 40 (5.97%) Data Protection
13 39 (5.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 38 (5.67%) Enterprise Architecture
15 35 (5.22%) Migration
15 35 (5.22%) Server Virtualisation
16 34 (5.07%) Vendor Relationship Management
17 33 (4.93%) Customer Requirements
17 33 (4.93%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 113 (16.87%) SQL
2 81 (12.09%) PowerShell
3 39 (5.82%) C#
4 29 (4.33%) VBScript
5 24 (3.58%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.39%) VB.NET
7 15 (2.24%) Python
8 14 (2.09%) Java
9 13 (1.94%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.49%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.19%) C
12 6 (0.90%) VB
13 2 (0.30%) PHP
14 1 (0.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 496 (74.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 312 (46.57%) MCSE
3 223 (33.28%) MCSA
4 115 (17.16%) Cisco Certification
5 113 (16.87%) CCNA
6 90 (13.43%) Degree
7 66 (9.85%) MCDST
8 64 (9.55%) A+ Certification
9 55 (8.21%) Security Cleared
9 55 (8.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 51 (7.61%) MCTS
11 40 (5.97%) DBS Check
12 35 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
13 33 (4.93%) Computer Science Degree
14 31 (4.63%) Network+ Certification
15 28 (4.18%) MCPD
16 25 (3.73%) MCITP
17 21 (3.13%) ACDT
17 21 (3.13%) ACHDS
17 21 (3.13%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (16.27%) SLA
2 49 (7.31%) GDPR
3 15 (2.24%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 8 (1.19%) QA
6 2 (0.30%) COBIT
6 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 372 (55.52%) Active Directory
2 177 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (21.79%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.73%) XenApp
5 24 (3.58%) vSphere
6 18 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.04%) Terminal Server
9 6 (0.90%) Docker
9 6 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.90%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.60%) XenServer
11 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.15%) pfSense
13 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 92 (13.73%) SCCM
2 28 (4.18%) Backup Exec
3 20 (2.99%) WSUS
4 11 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.19%) Ansible
6 7 (1.04%) HP UCMDB
6 7 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.04%) Puppet
7 6 (0.90%) SCOM
8 4 (0.60%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.45%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.30%) Nagios
10 2 (0.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 504 (75.22%) Microsoft
2 252 (37.61%) VMware
3 164 (24.48%) Cisco
4 160 (23.88%) Citrix
5 74 (11.04%) Apple
6 65 (9.70%) HP
7 50 (7.46%) NetApp
8 40 (5.97%) Dell
9 33 (4.93%) Red Hat
10 28 (4.18%) Remedy
11 24 (3.58%) Oracle
12 21 (3.13%) EMC
13 18 (2.69%) Veeam
14 17 (2.54%) Lotus
14 17 (2.54%) ServiceNow
15 15 (2.24%) SAP
16 14 (2.09%) MobileIron
16 14 (2.09%) Symantec
17 13 (1.94%) Kaseya
18 12 (1.79%) Mitel