Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 525 542 474
Rank change year-on-year +17 -68 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCP 666 772 1,004
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.50% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.15% 2.10% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 470 576 895
England median annual salary £35,000 £30,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% -
10th Percentile £23,500 £21,250 £21,100
90th Percentile £67,500 £55,000 £49,500
UK median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,750
% change year-on-year +8.33% -2.44% +2.50%

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 30,930 36,808 40,065
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.76% 23.70% 24.44%
Number of salaries quoted 22,525 27,449 30,958
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +76 234 £35,000 +6.06% 50
South East +37 157 £32,500 - 43
South West +62 88 £45,000 +80.00% 20
Midlands -49 88 £25,250 -30.82% 15
North of England -26 60 £37,500 +47.06% 29
West Midlands -2 53 £25,000 -3.85% 6
East of England +10 40 £25,000 -16.67% 10
East Midlands -9 35 £34,750 -4.79% 9
North West -18 35 £32,000 +28.00% 16
Yorkshire +6 23 £51,250 +93.40% 8
North East +13 2 £28,250 +10.78% 5
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 483 (72.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 479 (71.92%) Microsoft
3 465 (69.82%) Windows
4 348 (52.25%) ITIL
4 348 (52.25%) Active Directory
5 316 (47.45%) Office 365
6 198 (29.73%) Degree
7 196 (29.43%) Windows 10
8 181 (27.18%) Citrix
9 179 (26.88%) MCSE
10 176 (26.43%) Azure
11 171 (25.68%) VMware
11 171 (25.68%) Windows Server
12 166 (24.92%) Microsoft Office
13 163 (24.47%) MCSA
14 148 (22.22%) Cisco
15 143 (21.47%) SCCM
16 139 (20.87%) Windows 7
17 137 (20.57%) DNS
17 137 (20.57%) DHCP
18 133 (19.97%) Hyper-V
19 125 (18.77%) VMware Infrastructure
20 123 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
20 123 (18.47%) SQL
21 122 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
22 116 (17.42%) Problem-Solving
23 115 (17.27%) CCNA
24 112 (16.82%) Finance
25 110 (16.52%) SLA
26 108 (16.22%) SQL Server

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
1 106 (15.92%) MS Exchange
2 70 (10.51%) SharePoint
3 43 (6.46%) Skype for Business
4 30 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (4.20%) Confluence
6 24 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.10%) IIS
9 12 (1.80%) IBM Notes
10 11 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.20%) CMS
12 7 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 166 (24.92%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (3.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (2.25%) Acrobat
5 15 (2.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 37 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (1.20%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 316 (47.45%) Office 365
2 176 (26.43%) Azure
3 40 (6.01%) OneDrive
4 33 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (4.65%) AWS
6 28 (4.20%) Azure Stack
7 20 (3.00%) SaaS
8 17 (2.55%) G Suite
9 12 (1.80%) IaaS
10 11 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.20%) PaaS
12 6 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.30%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.15%) GCP
14 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 137 (20.57%) DHCP
1 137 (20.57%) DNS
2 106 (15.92%) LAN
3 95 (14.26%) WAN
4 76 (11.41%) TCP/IP
5 74 (11.11%) Skype
6 73 (10.96%) Firewall
7 50 (7.51%) VoIP
8 48 (7.21%) Wireless
9 45 (6.76%) Internet
10 40 (6.01%) NetScaler
11 39 (5.86%) VPN
12 30 (4.50%) SAN
13 22 (3.30%) Network Security
14 19 (2.85%) DMZ
14 19 (2.85%) WebEx
15 18 (2.70%) VLAN
16 16 (2.40%) IP Telephony
17 15 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
18 13 (1.95%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.30%) Relational Database
3 20 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (2.85%) Big Data
5 18 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (2.70%) SQL Server 2017
5 18 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.90%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon Athena
10 1 (0.15%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.15%) GIS
Development Applications
1 48 (7.21%) Visual Studio
2 28 (4.20%) JIRA
3 25 (3.75%) TestRail
3 25 (3.75%) Zephyr
4 14 (2.10%) HP UFT
4 14 (2.10%) LoadRunner
5 8 (1.20%) MSI
6 3 (0.45%) Hudson
6 3 (0.45%) NUnit
6 3 (0.45%) Selenium
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 112 (16.82%) Finance
2 53 (7.96%) Public Sector
3 36 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.10%) Marketing
6 13 (1.95%) Electronics
6 13 (1.95%) Retail
7 8 (1.20%) Law
7 8 (1.20%) Legal
8 4 (0.60%) Local Government
9 3 (0.45%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.45%) Games
10 2 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 158 (23.72%) Analyst
2 138 (20.72%) Support Engineer
3 95 (14.26%) IT Engineer
3 95 (14.26%) IT Support
4 70 (10.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 64 (9.61%) Consultant
6 60 (9.01%) Support Analyst
7 55 (8.26%) IT Support Engineer
8 48 (7.21%) Service Analyst
9 46 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support
10 40 (6.01%) IT Analyst
10 40 (6.01%) Microsoft Consultant
10 40 (6.01%) Service Desk Analyst
11 37 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 35 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 33 (4.95%) Desktop Support
14 32 (4.80%) Field Engineer
15 30 (4.50%) IT Support Analyst
16 29 (4.35%) Developer
17 26 (3.90%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.01%) CSS
2 38 (5.71%) .NET
3 28 (4.20%) ASP.NET
4 22 (3.30%) HTML
5 19 (2.85%) LDAP
6 18 (2.70%) Kafka
7 17 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (2.55%) jQuery
8 16 (2.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (1.80%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.80%) AngularJS
9 12 (1.80%) Entity Framework
9 12 (1.80%) HTML5
9 12 (1.80%) REST
10 8 (1.20%) Web Services
11 7 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (1.05%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (1.05%) Vue.js
11 7 (1.05%) XML
12 6 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 95 (14.26%) Management Information System
2 64 (9.61%) Self-Motivation
3 42 (6.31%) Blackberry
4 32 (4.80%) Data Centre
5 29 (4.35%) Smartphone
6 23 (3.45%) iPhone
7 22 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (2.25%) Driving Licence
8 15 (2.25%) e-Learning
9 14 (2.10%) iPad
10 12 (1.80%) Clustering
10 12 (1.80%) PDA
11 11 (1.65%) Replication
11 11 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (1.50%) Mobile Computing
13 9 (1.35%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.90%) User Experience
15 5 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (0.75%) Learning Management System
16 4 (0.60%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 465 (69.82%) Windows
2 196 (29.43%) Windows 10
3 171 (25.68%) Windows Server
4 139 (20.87%) Windows 7
5 95 (14.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 93 (13.96%) Linux
7 76 (11.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 67 (10.06%) Unix
9 61 (9.16%) Mac OS
10 35 (5.26%) Mac OS X
11 34 (5.11%) Solaris
11 34 (5.11%) Windows 8
12 23 (3.45%) Windows XP
13 19 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (2.70%) Windows 2000
15 17 (2.55%) Android
16 13 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (1.95%) Windows Vista
17 9 (1.35%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (52.25%) ITIL
2 123 (18.47%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (17.42%) Problem-Solving
4 83 (12.46%) CRM
5 77 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 72 (10.81%) Change Management
7 66 (9.91%) Project Management
8 65 (9.76%) Incident Management
8 65 (9.76%) PRINCE2
9 51 (7.66%) Information Security
10 49 (7.36%) ITSM
11 46 (6.91%) Software Engineering
12 45 (6.76%) Service Management
13 42 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (5.56%) ITIL V3
15 36 (5.41%) Ticket Management
16 34 (5.11%) Asset Management
16 34 (5.11%) Unit Testing
17 32 (4.80%) Scrum
18 31 (4.65%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 123 (18.47%) SQL
2 82 (12.31%) PowerShell
3 58 (8.71%) JavaScript
4 39 (5.86%) C
5 35 (5.26%) C#
6 30 (4.50%) Python
7 29 (4.35%) PHP
8 20 (3.00%) VB
9 14 (2.10%) Java
9 14 (2.10%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.05%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.05%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.75%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.60%) C++
12 4 (0.60%) VBScript
13 3 (0.45%) VB6
14 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 483 (72.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 198 (29.73%) Degree
3 179 (26.88%) MCSE
4 163 (24.47%) MCSA
5 122 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
6 115 (17.27%) CCNA
7 60 (9.01%) Security Cleared
8 49 (7.36%) MCITP
9 48 (7.21%) A+ Certification
9 48 (7.21%) RHCE
10 39 (5.86%) Citrix Certification
11 37 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
11 37 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 35 (5.26%) MCDST
13 34 (5.11%) CCA
14 31 (4.65%) MCTS
15 26 (3.90%) DV Cleared
16 15 (2.25%) ISTQB
17 14 (2.10%) CCNP
17 14 (2.10%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (16.52%) SLA
2 33 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 33 (4.95%) QA
3 18 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.45%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 348 (52.25%) Active Directory
2 133 (19.97%) Hyper-V
3 125 (18.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (8.41%) XenApp
5 41 (6.16%) XenDesktop
6 33 (4.95%) Firmware
7 28 (4.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (2.70%) NFS
9 11 (1.65%) vSphere
10 9 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (1.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 8 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.60%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.15%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 143 (21.47%) SCCM
2 39 (5.86%) SCOM
3 35 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 32 (4.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 28 (4.20%) SCOrch
6 18 (2.70%) Ansible
7 14 (2.10%) HP ALM
7 14 (2.10%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (1.05%) WSUS
10 6 (0.90%) Data Guard
10 6 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.60%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.60%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.45%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
13 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 1 (0.15%) Scalr
Vendors
1 479 (71.92%) Microsoft
2 181 (27.18%) Citrix
3 171 (25.68%) VMware
4 148 (22.22%) Cisco
5 88 (13.21%) ServiceNow
6 52 (7.81%) Splunk
7 40 (6.01%) HP
8 38 (5.71%) Oracle
9 30 (4.50%) SAP
10 27 (4.05%) NetApp
11 26 (3.90%) Atlassian
12 24 (3.60%) Apple
13 20 (3.00%) Dell
14 19 (2.85%) Adobe
14 19 (2.85%) Red Hat
15 17 (2.55%) Sophos
15 17 (2.55%) Veeam
16 13 (1.95%) Meraki
17 12 (1.80%) Lotus
17 12 (1.80%) Remedy