Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 682 595 568
Rank change year-on-year -87 -27 -41
Permanent jobs citing MCP 146 381 622
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.96% 1.68% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 120 326 507
10th Percentile £25,450 £23,625 £21,250
25th Percentile £28,500 £28,000 £25,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.00% +7.14% +4.48%
75th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £67,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £36,250 £37,250 £34,250
% change year-on-year -2.68% +8.76% +3.79%

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 15,265 22,640 34,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.64% 21.56% 24.78%
Number of salaries quoted 10,712 17,114 25,155
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,405 £26,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,750
90th Percentile £87,375 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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
South East +37 52 £35,000 -6.67% 5
London -14 34 £34,000 -9.33% 6
North of England +21 18 £40,000 - 6
Midlands +25 15 £31,000 +10.22% 4
North West +25 14 £45,000 +11.11% 4
East Midlands +25 14 £28,588 +17.89% 1
East of England +43 13 £52,500 +16.67% 1
South West +14 13 £35,000 +22.81% 1
Yorkshire -7 4 £22,250 -42.95%
West Midlands +7 1 £31,000 -4.62% 3
MCP
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 131 (89.73%) Microsoft
2 105 (71.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 97 (66.44%) Windows
4 77 (52.74%) Active Directory
5 64 (43.84%) VMware
6 62 (42.47%) Microsoft 365
7 56 (38.36%) Windows Server
8 52 (35.62%) ITIL
9 44 (30.14%) MCSA
10 43 (29.45%) MCSE
10 43 (29.45%) Firewall
11 42 (28.77%) Cisco Certification
11 42 (28.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 41 (28.08%) CCNA
13 40 (27.40%) DNS
13 40 (27.40%) Windows 10
14 36 (24.66%) Azure
15 35 (23.97%) Hyper-V
15 35 (23.97%) MS Exchange
16 34 (23.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 33 (22.60%) DHCP
18 30 (20.55%) SQL Server
19 29 (19.86%) SQL
20 27 (18.49%) Windows Server 2016
21 26 (17.81%) TCP/IP
22 24 (16.44%) Microsoft Office
23 23 (15.75%) Linux
24 22 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
24 22 (15.07%) SLA
24 22 (15.07%) Degree

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 35 (23.97%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (13.70%) SharePoint
4 19 (13.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.79%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (16.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.74%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.68%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 62 (42.47%) Microsoft 365
2 36 (24.66%) Azure
3 12 (8.22%) SaaS
4 8 (5.48%) Mimecast
4 8 (5.48%) Power Platform
5 6 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.74%) PowerApps
7 3 (2.05%) AWS
7 3 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.05%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.68%) Google Workspace
8 1 (0.68%) IaaS
8 1 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (29.45%) Firewall
2 40 (27.40%) DNS
3 33 (22.60%) DHCP
4 26 (17.81%) TCP/IP
5 15 (10.27%) VoIP
5 15 (10.27%) VPN
6 13 (8.90%) SAN
6 13 (8.90%) WAN
7 8 (5.48%) LAN
8 7 (4.79%) Skype
8 7 (4.79%) VSAN
8 7 (4.79%) Wireless
9 6 (4.11%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (4.11%) Network Security
10 5 (3.42%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.74%) VLAN
12 2 (1.37%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.37%) Intranet
12 2 (1.37%) PBX
13 1 (0.68%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (20.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 7
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.74%) Power BI
4 4 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2019
4 4 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (8.22%) Finance
2 11 (7.53%) French Language
2 11 (7.53%) German Language
2 11 (7.53%) Italian Language
2 11 (7.53%) Spanish Language
3 10 (6.85%) Legal
4 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.74%) Local Government
6 3 (2.05%) Billing
7 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.37%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.37%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (15.75%) IT Engineer
2 21 (14.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (13.01%) IT Support
4 18 (12.33%) Analyst
4 18 (12.33%) Support Engineer
5 15 (10.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (9.59%) DBA
6 14 (9.59%) SQL DBA
7 11 (7.53%) IT Analyst
7 11 (7.53%) Software Asset Manager
7 11 (7.53%) Software Manager
7 11 (7.53%) Technical Support
8 10 (6.85%) Technical Engineer
9 9 (6.16%) Administrator
9 9 (6.16%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (6.16%) Service Analyst
9 9 (6.16%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (4.11%) IT Administrator
11 6 (4.11%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.42%) Web Services
2 4 (2.74%) MDX
3 3 (2.05%) SAML
4 2 (1.37%) .NET
4 2 (1.37%) React
4 2 (1.37%) XML
5 1 (0.68%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.68%) CGI
5 1 (0.68%) CSS
5 1 (0.68%) HTML
5 1 (0.68%) JSON
5 1 (0.68%) Node.js
5 1 (0.68%) Redux
5 1 (0.68%) Sass
5 1 (0.68%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.38%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (6.85%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.85%) Replication
3 6 (4.11%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.74%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.37%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.37%) EPoS
7 2 (1.37%) User Experience
7 2 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.37%) VLE
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.68%) iPad
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) Life Science
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 97 (66.44%) Windows
2 56 (38.36%) Windows Server
3 40 (27.40%) Windows 10
4 34 (23.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (18.49%) Windows Server 2016
6 23 (15.75%) Linux
7 21 (14.38%) Windows Server 2019
8 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (6.16%) Android
10 7 (4.79%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.42%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.05%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.37%) Debian
13 2 (1.37%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.37%) Unix
14 1 (0.68%) AIX
14 1 (0.68%) CentOS
14 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.68%) Solaris
14 1 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (35.62%) ITIL
2 21 (14.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (14.38%) ITIL V3
3 19 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (8.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (8.22%) Asset Management
6 12 (8.22%) Project Management
7 11 (7.53%) Mentoring
7 11 (7.53%) Software Asset Management
7 11 (7.53%) Software Audit
8 10 (6.85%) CRM
8 10 (6.85%) Service Management
9 9 (6.16%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (5.48%) Database Mirroring
10 8 (5.48%) IT Strategy
11 7 (4.79%) DevOps
11 7 (4.79%) Email Filtering
12 6 (4.11%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.86%) SQL
2 13 (8.90%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.79%) C
4 6 (4.11%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.42%) Python
6 4 (2.74%) C#
6 4 (2.74%) R
7 2 (1.37%) C++
7 2 (1.37%) Java
7 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) Korn
Qualifications
1 105 (71.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (30.14%) MCSA
3 43 (29.45%) MCSE
4 42 (28.77%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (28.08%) CCNA
6 22 (15.07%) Degree
7 14 (9.59%) SC Cleared
7 14 (9.59%) Security Cleared
8 12 (8.22%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 11 (7.53%) PMI Certification
9 11 (7.53%) PMP
10 8 (5.48%) MCITP
11 7 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (4.11%) MCTS
13 5 (3.42%) A+ Certification
13 5 (3.42%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (2.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (2.74%) SSCP
15 3 (2.05%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.07%) SLA
2 6 (4.11%) QA
3 5 (3.42%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.74%) GDPR
5 1 (0.68%) COBIT
5 1 (0.68%) HL7
5 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 77 (52.74%) Active Directory
2 42 (28.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (23.97%) Hyper-V
4 15 (10.27%) vSphere
5 13 (8.90%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (4.79%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (4.79%) VMware NSX
7 6 (4.11%) XenApp
7 6 (4.11%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.74%) NFS
9 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.68%) Firmware
9 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (5.48%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (5.48%) SCCM
3 5 (3.42%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (3.42%) WSUS
4 4 (2.74%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.05%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 131 (89.73%) Microsoft
2 64 (43.84%) VMware
3 21 (14.38%) Cisco
4 19 (13.01%) Citrix
5 11 (7.53%) Snow
6 10 (6.85%) Sophos
7 9 (6.16%) SolarWinds
8 8 (5.48%) ServiceNow
8 8 (5.48%) Symantec
9 5 (3.42%) Apple
9 5 (3.42%) Avaya
9 5 (3.42%) ConnectWise
9 5 (3.42%) Mitel
10 4 (2.74%) Meraki
10 4 (2.74%) RedGate
11 3 (2.05%) Draytek
11 3 (2.05%) McAfee
11 3 (2.05%) Veeam
11 3 (2.05%) WatchGuard
11 3 (2.05%) Xerox