Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCP qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 581 535 489
Rank change year-on-year -46 -46 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCP 197 301 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.43% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.45% 1.91% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 176 275 293
London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £25,375 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.76%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 13,611 15,722 16,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.56% 22.50% 23.99%
Number of salaries quoted 10,135 12,203 13,731
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

MCP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MCP in London

MCP
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCP in London.

Salary trend for MCP in London

MCP
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCP in London over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for MCP in London

MCP
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCP within the London region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Central London -1 41 £34,000 -20.00% 5
South London -7 11 £27,500 -10.57% 3
West London -5 8 £50,000 +14.29% 6
North London +6 3 £40,000 -15.79%
East London +5 2 - - 7
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 168 (85.28%) Microsoft
2 154 (78.17%) Windows
3 148 (75.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 128 (64.97%) Active Directory
5 102 (51.78%) MCSE
6 87 (44.16%) VMware
6 87 (44.16%) Windows Server
7 86 (43.65%) Office 365
8 79 (40.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 79 (40.10%) Microsoft Azure
9 75 (38.07%) MS Exchange
10 71 (36.04%) Hyper-V
11 67 (34.01%) Cisco
12 63 (31.98%) ITIL
12 63 (31.98%) Firewall
13 59 (29.95%) CCNA
13 59 (29.95%) Cisco Certification
14 57 (28.93%) HP
15 56 (28.43%) Microsoft Office
16 54 (27.41%) MCSA
17 51 (25.89%) Degree
18 47 (23.86%) Linux
18 47 (23.86%) SQL
19 46 (23.35%) Exchange Server 2010
20 44 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
21 43 (21.83%) Computer Science
22 42 (21.32%) Dell
23 41 (20.81%) DNS
23 41 (20.81%) NetApp
23 41 (20.81%) Exchange Server 2013

MCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 75 (38.07%) MS Exchange
2 46 (23.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (20.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (9.64%) SharePoint
5 14 (7.11%) Skype for Business
6 13 (6.60%) IIS
7 7 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.54%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.51%) Confluence
11 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 56 (28.43%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (15.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 86 (43.65%) Office 365
2 79 (40.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (9.14%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.06%) SaaS
5 6 (3.05%) IaaS
6 5 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.02%) PaaS
8 2 (1.02%) Yammer
9 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 63 (31.98%) Firewall
2 41 (20.81%) DNS
3 34 (17.26%) DHCP
4 30 (15.23%) LAN
5 24 (12.18%) TCP/IP
5 24 (12.18%) VPN
6 20 (10.15%) WAN
7 14 (7.11%) Skype
8 12 (6.09%) Internet
8 12 (6.09%) Remote Desktop
8 12 (6.09%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (5.08%) SAN
10 7 (3.55%) VoIP
10 7 (3.55%) Wireless
11 6 (3.05%) VLAN
12 5 (2.54%) Intranet
12 5 (2.54%) iSCSI
13 4 (2.03%) FTP
13 4 (2.03%) ISDN
13 4 (2.03%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (6.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (4.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (4.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.05%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (3.05%) SAP HANA
7 3 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.52%) Big Data
7 3 (1.52%) BigQuery
7 3 (1.52%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.52%) HBase
7 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.54%) JIRA
2 3 (1.52%) Ant
2 3 (1.52%) Artifactory
2 3 (1.52%) ClearQuest
2 3 (1.52%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.52%) Hudson
2 3 (1.52%) IntelliJ
2 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.52%) JUnit
2 3 (1.52%) Maven
2 3 (1.52%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.52%) Subversion
2 3 (1.52%) Toad
3 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (14.21%) Finance
2 7 (3.55%) Banking
3 6 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.02%) Games
5 2 (1.02%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Back Office
6 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (29.95%) Support Engineer
2 28 (14.21%) Analyst
3 27 (13.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 27 (13.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (10.66%) 3rd Line Support
4 21 (10.66%) Technical Engineer
5 20 (10.15%) Support Analyst
6 19 (9.64%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 19 (9.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 19 (9.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 19 (9.64%) IT Engineer
6 19 (9.64%) IT Support
6 19 (9.64%) Technical Support
7 18 (9.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 16 (8.12%) Server Support
8 16 (8.12%) Windows Server Support
9 15 (7.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 15 (7.61%) Technical Support Engineer
9 15 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
10 14 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.58%) .NET
2 5 (2.54%) D3.js
2 5 (2.54%) HTML
2 5 (2.54%) HTML5
2 5 (2.54%) jQuery
3 3 (1.52%) Hibernate
3 3 (1.52%) Spring
3 3 (1.52%) XML
4 1 (0.51%) COM
4 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.63%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.60%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.60%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.08%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.57%) Clustering
5 9 (4.57%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (4.06%) Hedge funds
7 4 (2.03%) EPoS
7 4 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.03%) iPad
8 3 (1.52%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.52%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.02%) CESG
9 2 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.02%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) SCADA
9 2 (1.02%) User Experience
9 2 (1.02%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 154 (78.17%) Windows
2 87 (44.16%) Windows Server
3 47 (23.86%) Linux
4 44 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (20.81%) Windows 10
6 40 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (19.80%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.08%) Windows 8
9 9 (4.57%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.54%) Android
10 5 (2.54%) CentOS
11 4 (2.03%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.52%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.52%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (31.98%) ITIL
2 43 (21.83%) Computer Science
3 34 (17.26%) CRM
4 30 (15.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 24 (12.18%) ITIL V3
6 23 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (10.15%) Mentoring
8 19 (9.64%) Service Delivery
9 18 (9.14%) Time Management
10 13 (6.60%) Incident Management
11 11 (5.58%) High Availability
11 11 (5.58%) Migration
12 9 (4.57%) Hardware Maintenance
12 9 (4.57%) Load Balancing
12 9 (4.57%) Problem Management
13 8 (4.06%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (4.06%) Project Management
13 8 (4.06%) Service Management
14 7 (3.55%) Change Management
14 7 (3.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.86%) SQL
2 36 (18.27%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.58%) C#
4 9 (4.57%) VBScript
5 6 (3.05%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.05%) Python
5 6 (3.05%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.54%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.02%) C
8 2 (1.02%) Java
Qualifications
1 148 (75.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (51.78%) MCSE
3 59 (29.95%) CCNA
3 59 (29.95%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (27.41%) MCSA
5 51 (25.89%) Degree
6 32 (16.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (10.15%) MCDST
8 19 (9.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (6.60%) MCTS
10 9 (4.57%) A+ Certification
10 9 (4.57%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (4.57%) MCITP
11 8 (4.06%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (3.55%) CCNP
13 5 (2.54%) CISSP
13 5 (2.54%) Security Cleared
14 4 (2.03%) CCSA
14 4 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (1.52%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.71%) SLA
2 12 (6.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.03%) QA
4 2 (1.02%) GDPR
System Software
1 128 (64.97%) Active Directory
2 79 (40.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (36.04%) Hyper-V
4 33 (16.75%) vSphere
5 8 (4.06%) XenServer
6 6 (3.05%) Docker
7 4 (2.03%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.03%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (2.03%) XenApp
8 2 (1.02%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (19.80%) Backup Exec
2 20 (10.15%) SCCM
3 11 (5.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (3.55%) Ansible
5 6 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.05%) Puppet
6 5 (2.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (2.54%) WMI
7 4 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.52%) WSUS
9 2 (1.02%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.02%) Nagios
9 2 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.02%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (1.02%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.02%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.51%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 168 (85.28%) Microsoft
2 87 (44.16%) VMware
3 67 (34.01%) Cisco
4 57 (28.93%) HP
5 42 (21.32%) Dell
6 41 (20.81%) NetApp
7 36 (18.27%) Citrix
8 31 (15.74%) EMC
8 31 (15.74%) Kaseya
9 25 (12.69%) Veritas
10 16 (8.12%) Oracle
11 15 (7.61%) Apple
12 9 (4.57%) CommVault
12 9 (4.57%) Remedy
12 9 (4.57%) Symantec
13 6 (3.05%) Juniper
13 6 (3.05%) SAP
14 5 (2.54%) Avaya
14 5 (2.54%) Lotus
14 5 (2.54%) Red Hat