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

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 517 465 486
Rank change year-on-year -52 +21 -95
Permanent jobs citing MCP 849 1,034 1,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.62% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.26% 2.53% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 653 909 955
England median annual salary £31,000 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -7.69% +1.56%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £20,750
90th Percentile £53,590 £48,750 £53,750
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% -3.08%

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 37,596 40,825 49,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.82% 24.52% 26.84%
Number of salaries quoted 28,055 31,605 40,662
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 August 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 August 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 -29 266 £35,000 +11.11% 18
Midlands +122 172 £35,250 +28.18% 10
South East -63 172 £32,000 +6.67% 13
North of England -28 117 £28,000 +1.82% 11
West Midlands +90 105 £26,000 -5.45% 6
North West +16 90 £30,000 +3.45% 6
East of England -33 89 £27,000 -29.41% 7
East Midlands +49 65 £36,500 +37.74% 4
South West -7 46 £25,500 +8.51% 7
Yorkshire -9 21 £26,500 -3.64% 3
North East -23 6 £25,250 -7.34% 2
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 645 (75.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 642 (75.62%) Windows
3 633 (74.56%) Microsoft
4 473 (55.71%) Active Directory
5 427 (50.29%) MCSE
6 335 (39.46%) ITIL
7 319 (37.57%) VMware
8 288 (33.92%) MCSA
9 281 (33.10%) Windows Server
10 266 (31.33%) Microsoft Office
11 255 (30.04%) Office 365
12 220 (25.91%) Windows 7
13 188 (22.14%) Citrix
14 183 (21.55%) Hyper-V
14 183 (21.55%) Windows 10
15 178 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
16 168 (19.79%) MS Exchange
17 163 (19.20%) Firewall
18 158 (18.61%) DNS
19 157 (18.49%) Windows Server 2012
20 154 (18.14%) Cisco
21 150 (17.67%) SQL Server
21 150 (17.67%) Microsoft Azure
22 140 (16.49%) Windows Server 2008
23 136 (16.02%) SQL
24 127 (14.96%) Degree
25 121 (14.25%) SCCM
25 121 (14.25%) SLA
25 121 (14.25%) Data Centre
26 116 (13.66%) 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
1 168 (19.79%) MS Exchange
2 73 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 72 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (3.30%) IIS
5 27 (3.18%) SharePoint
6 25 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (2.94%) Skype for Business
7 14 (1.65%) Site Server
8 13 (1.53%) NServiceBus
8 13 (1.53%) Sitefinity
9 12 (1.41%) IBM Notes
10 8 (0.94%) Confluence
11 6 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.59%) CMS
12 5 (0.59%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.35%) GroupWise
14 2 (0.24%) Apache
14 2 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 266 (31.33%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (3.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.47%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.47%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (1.06%) Elite 3E
1 9 (1.06%) Workfront
2 7 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 255 (30.04%) Office 365
2 150 (17.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (2.94%) GitHub
5 12 (1.41%) SaaS
6 11 (1.30%) IaaS
7 9 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.59%) PaaS
10 4 (0.47%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.47%) Slack
11 3 (0.35%) G Suite
12 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.24%) Yammer
13 1 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 163 (19.20%) Firewall
2 158 (18.61%) DNS
3 116 (13.66%) DHCP
4 114 (13.43%) TCP/IP
5 111 (13.07%) LAN
6 109 (12.84%) WAN
7 62 (7.30%) Network Security
8 60 (7.07%) VPN
9 53 (6.24%) SAN
10 39 (4.59%) Wireless
11 32 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
12 29 (3.42%) Skype
13 26 (3.06%) Internet
14 23 (2.71%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (2.47%) WebEx
16 17 (2.00%) VLAN
17 13 (1.53%) VoIP
18 11 (1.30%) Ethernet
18 11 (1.30%) IP Telephony
19 10 (1.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (17.67%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (3.53%) SSDT
5 18 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
7 10 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.82%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.24%) MySQL
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.24%) Power BI
11 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.12%) OLAP
12 1 (0.12%) OLTP
12 1 (0.12%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 39 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
3 29 (3.42%) JIRA
4 5 (0.59%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.35%) MSI
6 2 (0.24%) Moq
6 2 (0.24%) NUnit
6 2 (0.24%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.12%) AutoIt
7 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.12%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 94 (11.07%) Finance
2 25 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.00%) Games
4 14 (1.65%) Retail
5 11 (1.30%) Legal
6 8 (0.94%) Marketing
7 6 (0.71%) French Language
8 5 (0.59%) Back Office
8 5 (0.59%) Law
9 4 (0.47%) Banking
9 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.47%) Local Government
9 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.47%) Publishing
10 3 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.12%) Front Office
11 1 (0.12%) German Language
11 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 183 (21.55%) Support Engineer
2 173 (20.38%) Analyst
3 132 (15.55%) IT Support
4 81 (9.54%) IT Engineer
4 81 (9.54%) Support Analyst
5 78 (9.19%) 2nd Line Support
5 78 (9.19%) Service Analyst
6 68 (8.01%) Developer
7 64 (7.54%) IT Support Engineer
7 64 (7.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 60 (7.07%) Desktop Support
9 58 (6.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 47 (5.54%) Applications Developer
10 47 (5.54%) IT Analyst
11 46 (5.42%) Architect
12 43 (5.06%) Technical Architect
13 41 (4.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 41 (4.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 39 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
15 35 (4.12%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (9.19%) .NET
2 32 (3.77%) Web Services
3 28 (3.30%) .NET Framework
4 26 (3.06%) HTML
4 26 (3.06%) XML
5 25 (2.94%) WinForms
6 17 (2.00%) ASP.NET
7 14 (1.65%) HTML5
8 11 (1.30%) CSS
9 9 (1.06%) Entity Framework
9 9 (1.06%) jQuery
10 8 (0.94%) Kendo UI
11 6 (0.71%) Flash
11 6 (0.71%) LDAP
12 5 (0.59%) CSS3
12 5 (0.59%) JSON
12 5 (0.59%) RESTful
13 3 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.35%) COM
14 2 (0.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (14.25%) Data Centre
2 98 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
3 84 (9.89%) Computer Science
4 59 (6.95%) iPad
5 51 (6.01%) Management Information System
6 50 (5.89%) Driving Licence
7 45 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (3.65%) Blackberry
8 31 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
9 20 (2.36%) Clustering
10 15 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.65%) CMDB
12 10 (1.18%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.06%) HP Storage
13 9 (1.06%) Replication
14 8 (0.94%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.82%) Blog
15 7 (0.82%) EPoS
15 7 (0.82%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 642 (75.62%) Windows
2 281 (33.10%) Windows Server
3 220 (25.91%) Windows 7
4 183 (21.55%) Windows 10
5 157 (18.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 140 (16.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (7.30%) Linux
8 59 (6.95%) Mac OS X
9 41 (4.83%) Windows 8
10 38 (4.48%) Apple iOS
11 30 (3.53%) Windows XP
12 27 (3.18%) Unix
13 20 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (1.88%) Android
14 16 (1.88%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.47%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.47%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (39.46%) ITIL
2 90 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (10.37%) Service Management
4 87 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
5 85 (10.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 76 (8.95%) Incident Management
7 72 (8.48%) Presales
8 71 (8.36%) ITIL V3
9 61 (7.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 59 (6.95%) Project Management
11 57 (6.71%) ITSM
11 57 (6.71%) Service Delivery
12 47 (5.54%) Vendor Relationship Management
13 45 (5.30%) Customer Requirements
13 45 (5.30%) Software Engineering
14 44 (5.18%) Enterprise Architecture
15 43 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
16 42 (4.95%) Server Virtualisation
17 39 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
17 39 (4.59%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 136 (16.02%) SQL
2 110 (12.96%) PowerShell
3 52 (6.12%) VBScript
4 33 (3.89%) C#
5 29 (3.42%) VB.NET
6 26 (3.06%) JavaScript
6 26 (3.06%) T-SQL
7 17 (2.00%) VBA
8 16 (1.88%) Python
9 12 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.30%) Java
11 10 (1.18%) VB
12 6 (0.71%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.35%) C
14 2 (0.24%) PHP
15 1 (0.12%) C++
15 1 (0.12%) COBOL
15 1 (0.12%) LINC
15 1 (0.12%) Perl
15 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 645 (75.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 427 (50.29%) MCSE
3 288 (33.92%) MCSA
4 127 (14.96%) Degree
5 105 (12.37%) CCNA
5 105 (12.37%) Cisco Certification
6 94 (11.07%) MCTS
7 78 (9.19%) A+ Certification
8 75 (8.83%) DBS Check
9 71 (8.36%) Security Cleared
10 64 (7.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 58 (6.83%) MCITP
12 50 (5.89%) Computer Science Degree
13 44 (5.18%) MCDST
14 40 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
15 38 (4.48%) MCPD
16 26 (3.06%) Network+ Certification
17 20 (2.36%) CCNP
18 17 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
19 16 (1.88%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (14.25%) SLA
2 26 (3.06%) GDPR
3 9 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.35%) PMO
6 3 (0.35%) QA
7 2 (0.24%) COBIT
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 473 (55.71%) Active Directory
2 183 (21.55%) Hyper-V
3 178 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (3.89%) vSphere
4 33 (3.89%) XenApp
5 23 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.82%) Terminal Server
10 6 (0.71%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.59%) XenServer
12 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.35%) Firmware
13 3 (0.35%) NDS
13 3 (0.35%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 3 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 121 (14.25%) SCCM
2 23 (2.71%) WSUS
3 15 (1.77%) HP UCMDB
3 15 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (1.41%) SCVMM
5 12 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (1.06%) SCOM
6 9 (1.06%) ServiceCenter
7 8 (0.94%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.82%) Nagios
9 6 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.71%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.35%) Ansible
11 3 (0.35%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 633 (74.56%) Microsoft
2 319 (37.57%) VMware
3 188 (22.14%) Citrix
4 154 (18.14%) Cisco
5 108 (12.72%) Apple
6 78 (9.19%) HP
7 33 (3.89%) NetApp
8 32 (3.77%) ServiceNow
9 26 (3.06%) Dell
10 25 (2.94%) Remedy
11 23 (2.71%) BMC
11 23 (2.71%) Oracle
12 22 (2.59%) Veeam
13 20 (2.36%) Capita
13 20 (2.36%) Red Hat
13 20 (2.36%) Reuters
14 19 (2.24%) Mitel
15 18 (2.12%) MobileIron
15 18 (2.12%) NETGEAR
15 18 (2.12%) Sophos