Period
to 4 April 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 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 588 570 544
Rank change year-on-year -18 -26 -68
Permanent jobs citing MCP 397 612 861
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.71% 1.81% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 333 525 728
Median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £23,625 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £37,500 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.99% +11.67%

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 23,153 33,881 39,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.53% 24.66% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 17,125 24,633 30,535
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £82,500 £80,000
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 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 4 April 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 4 April 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 +60 165 £37,500 +7.14% 12
South East +50 104 £37,500 +2.74% 13
North of England +26 45 £39,000 +41.82% 19
Midlands +3 33 £28,750 -11.54% 16
East of England +1 29 £42,500 +13.33% 8
North West +11 25 £40,500 +44.64% 13
West Midlands +19 22 £30,625 -5.77% 16
South West -3 21 £27,500 -41.49% 7
Yorkshire +56 20 £39,000 +30.00% 5
East Midlands +25 10 £24,250 +1.04%
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 4 April 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.

1 309 (77.83%) Microsoft
2 303 (76.32%) Windows
3 295 (74.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 192 (48.36%) MCSE
5 186 (46.85%) Active Directory
6 177 (44.58%) Office 365
7 151 (38.04%) ITIL
8 144 (36.27%) MCSA
9 131 (33.00%) Windows 10
10 122 (30.73%) Windows Server
11 115 (28.97%) Azure
12 99 (24.94%) VMware
13 97 (24.43%) Degree
14 84 (21.16%) Microsoft Office
15 83 (20.91%) DNS
16 81 (20.40%) SQL Server
17 79 (19.90%) TCP/IP
18 78 (19.65%) Windows 7
19 74 (18.64%) DHCP
20 73 (18.39%) SLA
21 69 (17.38%) VMware Infrastructure
22 67 (16.88%) SCCM
22 67 (16.88%) Hyper-V
23 63 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
24 62 (15.62%) LAN
25 61 (15.37%) SQL
25 61 (15.37%) Windows Server 2016
26 60 (15.11%) HP
27 59 (14.86%) AWS
28 57 (14.36%) Cisco

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 46 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 42 (10.58%) SharePoint
3 34 (8.56%) Skype for Business
4 24 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (4.03%) IIS
6 15 (3.78%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (3.78%) Confluence
6 15 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.02%) SAS
8 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.01%) Apache
9 4 (1.01%) CICS
9 4 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 84 (21.16%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (4.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.50%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.50%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) assyst
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.25%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 177 (44.58%) Office 365
2 115 (28.97%) Azure
3 59 (14.86%) AWS
4 20 (5.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (4.03%) SaaS
6 12 (3.02%) OneDrive
7 9 (2.27%) G Suite
7 9 (2.27%) IaaS
8 8 (2.02%) BlazeMeter
8 8 (2.02%) Mimecast
8 8 (2.02%) PaaS
8 8 (2.02%) Sauce Labs
9 7 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.76%) Amazon S3
9 7 (1.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (1.51%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (1.51%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.76%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.50%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 83 (20.91%) DNS
2 79 (19.90%) TCP/IP
3 74 (18.64%) DHCP
4 62 (15.62%) LAN
5 57 (14.36%) WAN
6 54 (13.60%) Firewall
7 52 (13.10%) VPN
8 42 (10.58%) VoIP
9 35 (8.82%) SAN
10 27 (6.80%) Internet
10 27 (6.80%) Skype
11 21 (5.29%) VLAN
12 16 (4.03%) Wireless
13 10 (2.52%) NetScaler
14 9 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (2.27%) WebEx
15 8 (2.02%) IP Telephony
16 7 (1.76%) SSL
17 6 (1.51%) Fibre Channel
18 5 (1.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (20.40%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.79%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.02%) NoSQL
3 8 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (2.02%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (1.51%) SQL Server 2017
6 5 (1.26%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.26%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.01%) DB2
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.50%) Big Data
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 7
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 21 (5.29%) Selenium
2 16 (4.03%) JIRA
3 13 (3.27%) NUnit
4 12 (3.02%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.02%) Visual Studio
5 8 (2.02%) Appium
5 8 (2.02%) Cucumber
5 8 (2.02%) HP UFT
6 4 (1.01%) IBM UrbanCode
6 4 (1.01%) MSI
7 3 (0.76%) JMeter
7 3 (0.76%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.25%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.25%) TestRail
8 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.25%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (8.31%) Finance
2 19 (4.79%) Banking
3 13 (3.27%) Public Sector
4 12 (3.02%) French Language
4 12 (3.02%) German Language
4 12 (3.02%) Italian Language
4 12 (3.02%) Spanish Language
5 11 (2.77%) Front Office
6 10 (2.52%) Retail
7 8 (2.02%) Legal
8 6 (1.51%) Law
8 6 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.01%) Local Government
9 4 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.76%) Electronics
10 3 (0.76%) Marketing
11 2 (0.50%) Games
11 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Military
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 123 (30.98%) Support Engineer
2 57 (14.36%) IT Support
3 49 (12.34%) Analyst
4 46 (11.59%) IT Engineer
5 40 (10.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 40 (10.08%) Desktop Support
6 35 (8.82%) IT Support Engineer
7 33 (8.31%) 3rd Line Support
8 26 (6.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 24 (6.05%) Consultant
9 24 (6.05%) Support Analyst
10 22 (5.54%) Desktop Engineer
10 22 (5.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 21 (5.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 21 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 19 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 19 (4.79%) Software Engineer
14 18 (4.53%) Software Support Engineer
15 17 (4.28%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.07%) .NET
2 26 (6.55%) HTML
3 24 (6.05%) XML
4 22 (5.54%) Web Services
5 20 (5.04%) .NET Framework
5 20 (5.04%) AngularJS
5 20 (5.04%) Entity Framework
5 20 (5.04%) HTML5
5 20 (5.04%) jQuery
5 20 (5.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 16 (4.03%) Classic ASP
6 16 (4.03%) XSLT
7 15 (3.78%) WCF
8 11 (2.77%) ASP.NET
9 10 (2.52%) CSS
10 8 (2.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.51%) Apache Flex
12 4 (1.01%) CSS3
12 4 (1.01%) KnockoutJS
12 4 (1.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.82%) Self-Motivation
2 31 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.54%) Data Centre
4 20 (5.04%) iPhone
5 13 (3.27%) Clustering
5 13 (3.27%) CMDB
5 13 (3.27%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.52%) Replication
7 8 (2.02%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.51%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.51%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.26%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.26%) PKI
10 4 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.01%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.76%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.76%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 303 (76.32%) Windows
2 131 (33.00%) Windows 10
3 122 (30.73%) Windows Server
4 78 (19.65%) Windows 7
5 63 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (15.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 48 (12.09%) Linux
8 39 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (6.55%) Unix
10 23 (5.79%) Windows 8
11 21 (5.29%) Windows Server 2019
12 16 (4.03%) Mac OS X
13 14 (3.53%) Windows XP
14 11 (2.77%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (2.27%) Solaris
16 6 (1.51%) CentOS
16 6 (1.51%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (1.26%) Mac OS
18 4 (1.01%) Android
18 4 (1.01%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (38.04%) ITIL
2 55 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
3 48 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (11.84%) Asset Management
5 33 (8.31%) Mentoring
6 32 (8.06%) Information Security
7 31 (7.81%) Service Delivery
8 30 (7.56%) Break/Fix
8 30 (7.56%) ITIL V3
9 29 (7.30%) Scrum
10 28 (7.05%) Performance Tuning
10 28 (7.05%) Service Management
11 27 (6.80%) Project Management
12 25 (6.30%) Software Engineering
13 24 (6.05%) MVC
14 23 (5.79%) ITSM
15 22 (5.54%) Kalman Filter
15 22 (5.54%) Test Automation
16 21 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (5.04%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 61 (15.37%) SQL
2 37 (9.32%) JavaScript
3 35 (8.82%) PowerShell
4 34 (8.56%) C#
5 23 (5.79%) Python
6 9 (2.27%) Java
7 8 (2.02%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.26%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.26%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.01%) C
9 4 (1.01%) COBOL
9 4 (1.01%) Groovy
9 4 (1.01%) JCL
9 4 (1.01%) REXX
10 3 (0.76%) PHP
11 2 (0.50%) R
12 1 (0.25%) C++
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 295 (74.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 192 (48.36%) MCSE
3 144 (36.27%) MCSA
4 97 (24.43%) Degree
5 52 (13.10%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (11.59%) CCNA
7 33 (8.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 29 (7.30%) MCITP
9 28 (7.05%) Security Cleared
10 23 (5.79%) ITIL Certification
11 22 (5.54%) SC Cleared
12 21 (5.29%) A+ Certification
13 18 (4.53%) MCTS
14 13 (3.27%) PMI Certification
15 12 (3.02%) Network+ Certification
15 12 (3.02%) PMP
16 10 (2.52%) CTC Cleared
17 9 (2.27%) CISSP
18 8 (2.02%) MCDST
19 7 (1.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (18.39%) SLA
2 18 (4.53%) QA
3 12 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.02%) GDPR
5 7 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (1.51%) ISO 22301
7 5 (1.26%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 186 (46.85%) Active Directory
2 69 (17.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (16.88%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.53%) vSphere
4 14 (3.53%) XenApp
5 12 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (2.27%) Firmware
8 6 (1.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.51%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.26%) Docker
9 5 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.50%) NFS
11 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.50%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.25%) Postfix
12 1 (0.25%) Squid
12 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 67 (16.88%) SCCM
2 36 (9.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (3.02%) CA Service Virtualization
4 10 (2.52%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (2.02%) Ansible
6 7 (1.76%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.51%) HP UCMDB
7 6 (1.51%) SCOM
7 6 (1.51%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.26%) Puppet
9 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.76%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.50%) Trend Micro Deep Security
12 1 (0.25%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 309 (77.83%) Microsoft
2 99 (24.94%) VMware
3 60 (15.11%) HP
4 57 (14.36%) Cisco
5 51 (12.85%) Citrix
6 28 (7.05%) ServiceNow
7 21 (5.29%) Oracle
7 21 (5.29%) Veeam
8 19 (4.79%) Dell
9 17 (4.28%) Apple
10 14 (3.53%) CA
11 13 (3.27%) Remedy
12 12 (3.02%) Snow
13 11 (2.77%) Symantec
14 10 (2.52%) SAP
14 10 (2.52%) Sophos
15 8 (2.02%) Bloomberg
15 8 (2.02%) Meraki
15 8 (2.02%) Nortel
15 8 (2.02%) Reuters