Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 491 466 408
Rank change year-on-year -25 -58 -67
Permanent jobs citing MCP 964 1091 1560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.61% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 2.33% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 865 928 1367
England median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.76% -3.08%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £52,000 £53,750 £50,300
UK median annual salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% -1.54%

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 40430 46817 55921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.95% 26.13% 27.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31312 37804 44917
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -32 306 £32,500 +2.36% 18
South East 0 244 £33,500 +11.67% 6
North of England +21 187 £26,250 +7.14% 8
North West +38 127 £24,000 +4.35% 6
East of England +24 107 £40,000 +14.29% 4
Midlands +13 96 £33,000 +15.79% 8
West Midlands +10 55 £30,750 -7.52% 5
Yorkshire +5 51 £27,500 - 2
South West -40 49 £25,000 -27.01% 2
East Midlands +27 41 £33,000 +32.00% 3
North East -9 9 £24,000 +6.67%
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing MCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCP.

1 714 (74.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 689 (71.47%) Microsoft
3 657 (68.15%) Windows
4 509 (52.80%) Active Directory
5 418 (43.36%) ITIL
6 400 (41.49%) MCSE
7 361 (37.45%) VMware
8 323 (33.51%) Windows Server
9 281 (29.15%) Office 365
10 265 (27.49%) MS Exchange
11 259 (26.87%) MCSA
12 249 (25.83%) Hyper-V
13 237 (24.59%) Windows 7
14 234 (24.27%) Firewall
15 232 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
16 227 (23.55%) VMware Infrastructure
17 219 (22.72%) Cisco
18 216 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
19 214 (22.20%) Cisco Certification
20 208 (21.58%) CCNA
21 204 (21.16%) WAN
22 193 (20.02%) Windows Server 2012
23 177 (18.36%) LAN
24 173 (17.95%) SQL Server
25 168 (17.43%) DNS
26 163 (16.91%) Degree
26 163 (16.91%) Exchange Server 2010
27 154 (15.98%) Windows 10
28 153 (15.87%) TCP/IP
29 152 (15.77%) .NET

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
1 265 (27.49%) MS Exchange
2 163 (16.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 108 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 95 (9.85%) SharePoint
5 64 (6.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 62 (6.43%) IIS
7 49 (5.08%) Skype for Business
8 48 (4.98%) NServiceBus
9 32 (3.32%) Sitefinity
10 20 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
11 17 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 11 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (0.73%) IBM Notes
15 6 (0.62%) CMS
16 5 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
16 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
17 3 (0.31%) Confluence
18 2 (0.21%) IBM Domino
18 2 (0.21%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 232 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.31%) SPSS
6 2 (0.21%) Maya
7 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.21%) Eikon
5 1 (0.10%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 281 (29.15%) Office 365
2 130 (13.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (2.70%) G Suite
5 16 (1.66%) Mimecast
6 10 (1.04%) IaaS
7 7 (0.73%) SaaS
8 6 (0.62%) PaaS
9 5 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.52%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 234 (24.27%) Firewall
2 204 (21.16%) WAN
3 177 (18.36%) LAN
4 168 (17.43%) DNS
5 153 (15.87%) TCP/IP
6 125 (12.97%) DHCP
7 111 (11.51%) VPN
8 95 (9.85%) SAN
9 76 (7.88%) VoIP
10 39 (4.05%) Network Security
10 39 (4.05%) VLAN
11 33 (3.42%) Remote Desktop
11 33 (3.42%) Skype
12 31 (3.22%) MPLS
13 25 (2.59%) iSCSI
13 25 (2.59%) WLAN
14 23 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
15 21 (2.18%) SSL
15 21 (2.18%) Unified Communications
16 19 (1.97%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 41 (4.25%) SQL Server 2014
3 24 (2.49%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (1.66%) SSDT
7 11 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (0.93%) MySQL
9 9 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.83%) Power BI
11 7 (0.73%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.62%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 73 (7.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 32 (3.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 19 (1.97%) Moq
3 19 (1.97%) NUnit
4 17 (1.76%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.31%) JIRA
7 2 (0.21%) MSTest
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.10%) GitLab
8 1 (0.10%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.10%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.10%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.10%) Subversion
8 1 (0.10%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 72 (7.47%) Finance
2 41 (4.25%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.49%) Legal
4 22 (2.28%) Games
5 18 (1.87%) Banking
5 18 (1.87%) Retail
6 13 (1.35%) Law
7 12 (1.24%) Publishing
8 9 (0.93%) Advertising
9 6 (0.62%) Automotive
9 6 (0.62%) Back Office
9 6 (0.62%) Local Government
9 6 (0.62%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.41%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.31%) Front Office
12 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.10%) Electronics
13 1 (0.10%) French Language
13 1 (0.10%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 204 (21.16%) Support Engineer
2 194 (20.12%) Analyst
3 138 (14.32%) IT Support
4 133 (13.80%) 2nd Line Support
5 113 (11.72%) Support Analyst
6 93 (9.65%) Developer
7 82 (8.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 76 (7.88%) Service Analyst
9 75 (7.78%) IT Engineer
10 68 (7.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 66 (6.85%) Service Desk Analyst
12 61 (6.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 61 (6.33%) Desktop Support
12 61 (6.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 54 (5.60%) IT Analyst
14 51 (5.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 50 (5.19%) Applications Developer
16 47 (4.88%) Software Engineer
17 46 (4.77%) IT Support Analyst
18 45 (4.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (15.77%) .NET
2 125 (12.97%) ASP.NET
3 120 (12.45%) HTML
4 87 (9.02%) HTML5
5 78 (8.09%) .NET Framework
6 64 (6.64%) Entity Framework
7 60 (6.22%) jQuery
8 54 (5.60%) Web Services
9 48 (4.98%) Kendo UI
10 45 (4.67%) AngularJS
11 42 (4.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 40 (4.15%) WCF
13 38 (3.94%) CSS
14 29 (3.01%) XML
15 28 (2.90%) Ajax
16 22 (2.28%) XSLT
17 21 (2.18%) Classic ASP
17 21 (2.18%) KnockoutJS
17 21 (2.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 19 (1.97%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 100 (10.37%) Driving Licence
2 93 (9.65%) Computer Science
3 66 (6.85%) Data Centre
4 50 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (3.73%) Blackberry
6 30 (3.11%) Replication
7 20 (2.07%) Clustering
7 20 (2.07%) Smartphone
8 19 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
9 18 (1.87%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.45%) Handset
11 13 (1.35%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.14%) iPad
12 11 (1.14%) iPhone
13 7 (0.73%) EPoS
13 7 (0.73%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.52%) AS400
14 5 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.52%) Fintech
14 5 (0.52%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 657 (68.15%) Windows
2 323 (33.51%) Windows Server
3 237 (24.59%) Windows 7
4 216 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 193 (20.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 154 (15.98%) Windows 10
7 95 (9.85%) Windows 8
8 60 (6.22%) Windows XP
9 55 (5.71%) Linux
10 52 (5.39%) Android
11 46 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (3.63%) Apple iOS
13 33 (3.42%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.45%) CentOS
14 14 (1.45%) Windows Vista
15 8 (0.83%) Unix
16 5 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.41%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.41%) Solaris
17 4 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (43.36%) ITIL
2 111 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (10.89%) MVC
4 67 (6.95%) Time Management
5 64 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 60 (6.22%) Problem Management
7 57 (5.91%) CRM
7 57 (5.91%) ITIL V3
8 55 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
8 55 (5.71%) Service Delivery
9 54 (5.60%) Presales
10 53 (5.50%) Software Engineering
11 52 (5.39%) Test Automation
12 48 (4.98%) Event-Driven Architecture
12 48 (4.98%) Microservices
12 48 (4.98%) SOLID
13 46 (4.77%) Project Management
13 46 (4.77%) Web Development
14 44 (4.56%) Service Management
15 42 (4.36%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 151 (15.66%) C#
2 110 (11.41%) SQL
3 96 (9.96%) JavaScript
4 75 (7.78%) PowerShell
5 30 (3.11%) C++
5 30 (3.11%) Java
6 24 (2.49%) VB
7 22 (2.28%) VBScript
8 21 (2.18%) PL/SQL
9 18 (1.87%) Objective-C
10 12 (1.24%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.14%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.04%) C
13 9 (0.93%) Python
14 5 (0.52%) VBA
15 4 (0.41%) Delphi
15 4 (0.41%) Ruby
16 3 (0.31%) R
16 3 (0.31%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.31%) VB6
Qualifications
1 714 (74.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 400 (41.49%) MCSE
3 259 (26.87%) MCSA
4 214 (22.20%) Cisco Certification
5 208 (21.58%) CCNA
6 163 (16.91%) Degree
7 118 (12.24%) MCITP
8 99 (10.27%) MCTS
9 93 (9.65%) A+ Certification
10 74 (7.68%) Security Cleared
11 69 (7.16%) Computer Science Degree
12 67 (6.95%) MCDST
13 62 (6.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 59 (6.12%) SC Cleared
15 53 (5.50%) CCNP
16 49 (5.08%) MCSD
17 48 (4.98%) MCPD
18 41 (4.25%) Citrix Certification
19 38 (3.94%) MCAD
20 36 (3.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (14.73%) SLA
2 13 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.52%) QA
5 3 (0.31%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.21%) RMADS
7 1 (0.10%) GDPR
7 1 (0.10%) GPG13
7 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) PMO
System Software
1 509 (52.80%) Active Directory
2 249 (25.83%) Hyper-V
3 227 (23.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (3.94%) vSphere
5 35 (3.63%) XenApp
6 29 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (2.90%) Terminal Services
8 20 (2.07%) XenDesktop
9 15 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.31%) Firmware
13 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.21%) UAG
13 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.21%) XenServer
14 1 (0.10%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 1 (0.10%) vCloud
14 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 108 (11.20%) SCCM
2 51 (5.29%) Backup Exec
3 26 (2.70%) WSUS
4 17 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (1.76%) vCenter Server
5 15 (1.56%) SCOM
6 11 (1.14%) BMC PATROL
6 11 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (1.14%) NetVault Backup
7 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (0.73%) DameWare
8 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (0.73%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (0.52%) Perfmon
9 5 (0.52%) SCDPM
9 5 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.41%) Nagios
10 4 (0.41%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (0.21%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 689 (71.47%) Microsoft
2 361 (37.45%) VMware
3 219 (22.72%) Cisco
4 119 (12.34%) Citrix
5 96 (9.96%) HP
6 64 (6.64%) Veeam
7 53 (5.50%) Dell
8 48 (4.98%) Apple
9 47 (4.88%) Symantec
10 32 (3.32%) Google
10 32 (3.32%) Oracle
11 27 (2.80%) SonicWALL
12 24 (2.49%) Mitel
13 23 (2.39%) Remedy
14 22 (2.28%) Red Hat
15 21 (2.18%) Juniper
15 21 (2.18%) NetApp
15 21 (2.18%) Veritas
16 19 (1.97%) Avaya
17 18 (1.87%) Bloomberg