Period
to 26 September 2018

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 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 599 539 536
Rank change year-on-year -60 -3 -51
Permanent jobs citing MCP 231 332 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 1.93% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 202 307 293
London median annual salary £33,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.31% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,400 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,125 £53,000 £56,000
England median annual salary £30,000 £31,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year -3.23% - -1.59%

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 15,500 17,190 18,899
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.54% 22.80% 24.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11,482 12,726 15,879
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,500 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 26 September 2018.

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 26 September 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
Central London -75 52 £28,000 -20.00% 7
South London +31 30 £28,000 -13.85% 1
West London +13 18 £40,000 +14.29% 1
East London -10 2 £21,000 -38.24% 4
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 182 (78.79%) Microsoft
2 178 (77.06%) Windows
3 177 (76.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 130 (56.28%) Active Directory
5 122 (52.81%) MCSE
6 99 (42.86%) MCSA
7 94 (40.69%) ITIL
8 90 (38.96%) VMware
9 82 (35.50%) Microsoft Office
10 75 (32.47%) Hyper-V
11 71 (30.74%) Office 365
12 67 (29.00%) DNS
13 58 (25.11%) Windows 7
14 57 (24.68%) Windows 10
14 57 (24.68%) MS Exchange
14 57 (24.68%) Firewall
15 56 (24.24%) Windows Server
16 55 (23.81%) Apple
17 49 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
18 47 (20.35%) DHCP
18 47 (20.35%) SLA
19 42 (18.18%) SQL
20 41 (17.75%) HP
20 41 (17.75%) Citrix
20 41 (17.75%) MCTS
21 39 (16.88%) Cisco
21 39 (16.88%) TCP/IP
22 34 (14.72%) Mac OS X
22 34 (14.72%) ITIL V3
23 32 (13.85%) Data Centre

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 57 (24.68%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.79%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.60%) IIS
7 5 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.16%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.16%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.73%) Site Server
9 1 (0.43%) Confluence
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 82 (35.50%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (11.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (30.74%) Office 365
2 30 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.46%) IaaS
5 5 (2.16%) SaaS
6 4 (1.73%) Slack
7 3 (1.30%) PaaS
8 2 (0.87%) Yammer
9 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 67 (29.00%) DNS
2 57 (24.68%) Firewall
3 47 (20.35%) DHCP
4 39 (16.88%) TCP/IP
5 26 (11.26%) WAN
6 25 (10.82%) LAN
7 24 (10.39%) VPN
8 18 (7.79%) Skype
9 17 (7.36%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (6.06%) WebEx
10 14 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (3.46%) SAN
12 7 (3.03%) VoIP
12 7 (3.03%) Wireless
13 6 (2.60%) Network Security
14 4 (1.73%) DSL
14 4 (1.73%) ISDN
15 3 (1.30%) Internet
15 3 (1.30%) VLAN
15 3 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (2.60%) SAP HANA
4 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.43%) MySQL
8 1 (0.43%) Power BI
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) Moq
2 1 (0.43%) NUnit
2 1 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (13.42%) Finance
2 10 (4.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.46%) Banking
4 6 (2.60%) Marketing
5 3 (1.30%) Games
5 3 (1.30%) Law
6 2 (0.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Front Office
7 1 (0.43%) German Language
7 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 41 (17.75%) Analyst
3 38 (16.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 27 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (9.96%) Support Analyst
6 20 (8.66%) Desktop Support
6 20 (8.66%) Service Analyst
7 19 (8.23%) Service Desk Analyst
8 18 (7.79%) Field Engineer
9 16 (6.93%) IT Engineer
9 16 (6.93%) IT Support
10 13 (5.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 13 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (5.19%) IT Support Engineer
12 11 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (4.76%) Active Directory Support
12 11 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
13 10 (4.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 10 (4.33%) Field Support Engineer
13 10 (4.33%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.23%) XML
2 14 (6.06%) Web Services
3 13 (5.63%) .NET
4 8 (3.46%) HTML
5 4 (1.73%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.43%) Ajax
7 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (0.43%) D3.js
7 1 (0.43%) HTML5
7 1 (0.43%) jQuery
7 1 (0.43%) LINQ
7 1 (0.43%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.85%) Data Centre
2 31 (13.42%) iPad
3 27 (11.69%) Computer Science
4 19 (8.23%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (5.19%) Blackberry
8 10 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (4.33%) Hedge funds
9 8 (3.46%) Clustering
10 7 (3.03%) Management Information System
11 6 (2.60%) Driving Licence
12 5 (2.16%) Blog
12 5 (2.16%) Private Cloud
12 5 (2.16%) Smartphone
13 4 (1.73%) Wiki
14 3 (1.30%) Fat Client
14 3 (1.30%) HP Storage
14 3 (1.30%) Public Cloud
14 3 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 178 (77.06%) Windows
2 58 (25.11%) Windows 7
3 57 (24.68%) Windows 10
4 56 (24.24%) Windows Server
5 34 (14.72%) Mac OS X
6 23 (9.96%) Linux
7 22 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (8.23%) Unix
10 17 (7.36%) Apple iOS
11 12 (5.19%) Android
12 11 (4.76%) Windows 8
13 9 (3.90%) Mac OS
14 6 (2.60%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.73%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.87%) CentOS
16 2 (0.87%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (40.69%) ITIL
2 34 (14.72%) ITIL V3
3 31 (13.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 28 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (10.82%) CRM
6 19 (8.23%) Asset Management
7 18 (7.79%) High Availability
8 17 (7.36%) Migration
8 17 (7.36%) Service Delivery
9 16 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (6.93%) Release Management
10 15 (6.49%) IT Asset Management
10 15 (6.49%) Mobile Device Management
10 15 (6.49%) Problem Management
11 14 (6.06%) Change Management
11 14 (6.06%) Configuration Management
11 14 (6.06%) ERP
11 14 (6.06%) Requirements Analysis
11 14 (6.06%) Storage Management
11 14 (6.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (18.18%) SQL
2 29 (12.55%) PowerShell
3 15 (6.49%) VBScript
4 12 (5.19%) C#
5 8 (3.46%) T-SQL
6 7 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.60%) Python
7 6 (2.60%) VB
8 2 (0.87%) C
9 1 (0.43%) Java
9 1 (0.43%) PHP
9 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 177 (76.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 122 (52.81%) MCSE
3 99 (42.86%) MCSA
4 41 (17.75%) MCTS
5 32 (13.85%) Degree
6 30 (12.99%) DBS Check
7 29 (12.55%) CCNA
7 29 (12.55%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (9.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (7.79%) MCDST
10 15 (6.49%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (5.63%) A+ Certification
12 12 (5.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (4.33%) MCITP
14 6 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (2.16%) HND
16 4 (1.73%) CCSA
16 4 (1.73%) MCSD
17 3 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
18 2 (0.87%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (20.35%) SLA
2 5 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.30%) GDPR
3 3 (1.30%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 130 (56.28%) Active Directory
2 75 (32.47%) Hyper-V
3 49 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.76%) vSphere
5 7 (3.03%) Terminal Server
6 6 (2.60%) Docker
6 6 (2.60%) XenApp
7 5 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.73%) XenServer
9 3 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 21 (9.09%) SCCM
2 14 (6.06%) HP UCMDB
3 10 (4.33%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.03%) Ansible
5 6 (2.60%) AirWatch
5 6 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.60%) Puppet
6 5 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (2.16%) ServiceCenter
7 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.73%) Nagios
7 4 (1.73%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.87%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.43%) Clonezilla
9 1 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.43%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 182 (78.79%) Microsoft
2 90 (38.96%) VMware
3 55 (23.81%) Apple
4 41 (17.75%) Citrix
4 41 (17.75%) HP
5 39 (16.88%) Cisco
6 20 (8.66%) ServiceNow
7 13 (5.63%) BMC
7 13 (5.63%) Dell
7 13 (5.63%) Remedy
8 11 (4.76%) Mitel
9 10 (4.33%) Veeam
10 9 (3.90%) Bloomberg
10 9 (3.90%) NETGEAR
10 9 (3.90%) Reuters
11 8 (3.46%) iManage
11 8 (3.46%) Oracle
11 8 (3.46%) Sophos
12 7 (3.03%) CommVault
12 7 (3.03%) MobileIron