Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 558 519 470
Rank change year-on-year -39 -49 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCP 624 873 994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.53% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 2.23% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 503 708 821
England median annual salary £35,000 £34,250 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.19% +14.17% -4.76%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £53,750
UK median annual salary £33,750 £34,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -0.74% +13.33% -5.51%

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 34,106 39,191 40,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 24.78% 23.58% 25.23%
Number of salaries quoted 24,635 30,152 32,302
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -4.26%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,000 £80,000 £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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -39 189 £35,000 -12.50% 4
South East -9 117 £37,250 +14.62% 10
East of England +113 93 £37,500 +8.70%
North of England -9 90 £27,500 -1.79% 6
Midlands -26 69 £31,000 -11.43% 3
South West +34 66 £47,000 +56.67% 2
North West -8 60 £29,750 +9.17% 4
West Midlands -4 50 £32,500 -7.14% 2
North East +43 21 £25,000 -35.90% 1
East Midlands -8 19 £25,000 -26.47% 1
Yorkshire 0 9 £30,000 -7.69% 1
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 475 (76.12%) Windows
2 442 (70.83%) Microsoft
3 430 (68.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 387 (62.02%) Active Directory
5 269 (43.11%) ITIL
6 258 (41.35%) Office 365
7 247 (39.58%) Windows Server
8 225 (36.06%) VMware
9 215 (34.46%) MCSE
10 202 (32.37%) Cisco
11 190 (30.45%) Windows 7
12 182 (29.17%) MS Exchange
13 171 (27.40%) MCSA
14 158 (25.32%) Microsoft Office
15 156 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 149 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
16 149 (23.88%) Windows Server 2012
17 148 (23.72%) Microsoft Azure
18 147 (23.56%) Windows 10
19 145 (23.24%) CCNA
20 139 (22.28%) Windows Server 2008
21 138 (22.12%) Citrix
22 134 (21.47%) DNS
23 125 (20.03%) Hyper-V
24 123 (19.71%) Degree
25 122 (19.55%) DHCP
26 110 (17.63%) SCCM
27 108 (17.31%) SQL Server
28 106 (16.99%) HP
28 106 (16.99%) Firewall

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
1 182 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 92 (14.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 87 (13.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 57 (9.13%) SharePoint
5 50 (8.01%) Skype for Business
6 24 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (3.21%) IIS
8 16 (2.56%) Confluence
9 12 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.44%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.16%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.16%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 158 (25.32%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.64%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.48%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 32 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 258 (41.35%) Office 365
2 148 (23.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (3.69%) OneDrive
5 11 (1.76%) Mimecast
6 8 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.96%) SaaS
8 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.48%) GitHub
9 2 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.16%) G Suite
10 1 (0.16%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 134 (21.47%) DNS
2 122 (19.55%) DHCP
3 106 (16.99%) Firewall
4 76 (12.18%) LAN
5 68 (10.90%) TCP/IP
6 67 (10.74%) WAN
7 57 (9.13%) Skype
8 55 (8.81%) VPN
9 54 (8.65%) Wireless
10 50 (8.01%) SAN
11 32 (5.13%) Network Security
11 32 (5.13%) VLAN
12 31 (4.97%) Internet
13 27 (4.33%) VoIP
14 19 (3.04%) Remote Desktop
15 18 (2.88%) NetScaler
16 15 (2.40%) NAS
17 14 (2.24%) iSCSI
18 12 (1.92%) Broadband
19 11 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 24 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 22 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (1.92%) RDBMS
7 12 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (1.76%) MySQL
8 11 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.28%) Amazon Athena
9 8 (1.28%) Big Data
9 8 (1.28%) Data Lake
9 8 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.28%) Hadoop
9 8 (1.28%) HBase
9 8 (1.28%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.28%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (3.85%) JIRA
2 20 (3.21%) Visual Studio
3 16 (2.56%) TestRail
3 16 (2.56%) Zephyr
4 13 (2.08%) HP UFT
4 13 (2.08%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.64%) Hudson
5 4 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.64%) MSI
5 4 (0.64%) Subversion
6 3 (0.48%) Ant
6 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
6 3 (0.48%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.48%) IntelliJ
6 3 (0.48%) JUnit
6 3 (0.48%) Maven
6 3 (0.48%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.48%) Toad
General
1 63 (10.10%) Finance
2 27 (4.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (1.60%) Games
4 9 (1.44%) Marketing
4 9 (1.44%) Retail
5 8 (1.28%) German Language
6 7 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.96%) Law
8 5 (0.80%) Automotive
8 5 (0.80%) Italian Language
8 5 (0.80%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.64%) French Language
10 3 (0.48%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.48%) Legal
11 2 (0.32%) Back Office
11 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.32%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 138 (22.12%) Analyst
2 133 (21.31%) Support Engineer
3 96 (15.38%) IT Engineer
4 87 (13.94%) IT Support
5 66 (10.58%) Support Analyst
6 65 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 64 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 55 (8.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 44 (7.05%) IT Support Engineer
10 42 (6.73%) 3rd Line Support
11 41 (6.57%) IT Analyst
12 40 (6.41%) Desktop Support
13 39 (6.25%) Service Analyst
14 38 (6.09%) Service Desk Analyst
15 37 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 36 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 34 (5.45%) Architect
17 34 (5.45%) IT Support Analyst
18 30 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 30 (4.81%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.21%) .NET
2 16 (2.56%) Software Packaging
3 14 (2.24%) HTML
4 11 (1.76%) ASP.NET
5 8 (1.28%) Apache Flex
5 8 (1.28%) CSS
5 8 (1.28%) HTML5
6 7 (1.12%) jQuery
6 7 (1.12%) Web Services
7 5 (0.80%) COM
7 5 (0.80%) XML
8 4 (0.64%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.48%) Ajax
9 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET Core
9 3 (0.48%) CSS3
9 3 (0.48%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.48%) JSON
9 3 (0.48%) React
9 3 (0.48%) RESTful
9 3 (0.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.21%) Self-Motivation
2 41 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 30 (4.81%) Driving Licence
4 28 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 26 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.53%) Blackberry
6 22 (3.53%) Replication
7 19 (3.04%) Smartphone
8 16 (2.56%) Clustering
8 16 (2.56%) iPad
9 11 (1.76%) e-Learning
9 11 (1.76%) iPhone
10 8 (1.28%) CESG
10 8 (1.28%) Mobile Computing
11 7 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.12%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.12%) SCADA
12 6 (0.96%) LIMS
13 5 (0.80%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 475 (76.12%) Windows
2 247 (39.58%) Windows Server
3 190 (30.45%) Windows 7
4 149 (23.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 147 (23.56%) Windows 10
6 139 (22.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 70 (11.22%) Linux
8 46 (7.37%) Windows 8
9 32 (5.13%) Mac OS
10 31 (4.97%) Apple iOS
11 29 (4.65%) Windows XP
12 22 (3.53%) Android
13 18 (2.88%) Unix
14 13 (2.08%) Mac OS X
15 12 (1.92%) Windows 2000
16 11 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (1.44%) Ubuntu
18 8 (1.28%) CentOS
18 8 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 5 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (43.11%) ITIL
2 76 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
3 69 (11.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 63 (10.10%) ITIL V3
5 60 (9.62%) Project Management
6 59 (9.46%) Computer Science
7 56 (8.97%) CRM
7 56 (8.97%) Software Engineering
8 54 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 46 (7.37%) Service Delivery
11 45 (7.21%) Incident Management
12 41 (6.57%) Data Protection
13 40 (6.41%) Server Virtualisation
14 38 (6.09%) Presales
14 38 (6.09%) Problem Management
15 37 (5.93%) PRINCE2
15 37 (5.93%) Service Management
16 33 (5.29%) Change Management
17 32 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 99 (15.87%) SQL
2 89 (14.26%) PowerShell
3 34 (5.45%) VBScript
4 28 (4.49%) JavaScript
5 21 (3.37%) C
6 20 (3.21%) VB
7 18 (2.88%) C#
8 17 (2.72%) Java
8 17 (2.72%) Python
9 16 (2.56%) PHP
9 16 (2.56%) PL/SQL
10 8 (1.28%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.96%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.48%) ES6
12 3 (0.48%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.32%) C++
13 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 430 (68.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 215 (34.46%) MCSE
3 171 (27.40%) MCSA
4 149 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
5 145 (23.24%) CCNA
6 123 (19.71%) Degree
7 69 (11.06%) Security Cleared
8 63 (10.10%) A+ Certification
9 51 (8.17%) MCDST
10 45 (7.21%) MCITP
10 45 (7.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 44 (7.05%) Computer Science Degree
12 39 (6.25%) MCTS
13 32 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
14 27 (4.33%) DV Cleared
15 26 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
16 25 (4.01%) CCNP
17 21 (3.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 17 (2.72%) CCA
18 17 (2.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (7.69%) SLA
2 43 (6.89%) GDPR
3 34 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 14 (2.24%) QA
6 8 (1.28%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 387 (62.02%) Active Directory
2 156 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (20.03%) Hyper-V
4 52 (8.33%) vSphere
5 30 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (4.33%) XenApp
7 21 (3.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (3.21%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (1.44%) Terminal Server
11 6 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.64%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.64%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.64%) XenServer
14 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.16%) pfSense
14 1 (0.16%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 110 (17.63%) SCCM
2 28 (4.49%) Backup Exec
3 24 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (3.85%) SCOM
4 20 (3.21%) SCOrch
5 19 (3.04%) WSUS
6 16 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 13 (2.08%) HP ALM
7 13 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (1.44%) ServiceCenter
9 8 (1.28%) AirWatch
10 7 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (0.96%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.80%) MAILsweeper
12 5 (0.80%) WMI
13 4 (0.64%) BladeLogic
14 3 (0.48%) SCVMM
15 2 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 442 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 225 (36.06%) VMware
3 202 (32.37%) Cisco
4 138 (22.12%) Citrix
5 106 (16.99%) HP
6 70 (11.22%) Dell
7 45 (7.21%) Apple
7 45 (7.21%) NetApp
8 38 (6.09%) EMC
9 29 (4.65%) Oracle
10 27 (4.33%) Kaseya
10 27 (4.33%) Veritas
11 23 (3.69%) Veeam
12 21 (3.37%) Mitel
13 19 (3.04%) Remedy
14 18 (2.88%) SonicWALL
15 17 (2.72%) Sophos
16 16 (2.56%) Atlassian
16 16 (2.56%) Avaya
16 16 (2.56%) Splunk