Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 534 487 473
Rank change year-on-year -47 -14 -98
Permanent jobs citing MCP 300 359 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.51% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 2.13% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 274 295 406
London median annual salary £35,000 £32,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £62,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% -4.76% -3.08%

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 15,550 16,860 22,146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.24% 23.82% 26.01%
Number of salaries quoted 12,030 13,840 18,235
London median annual salary £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -9 54 £43,750 +45.83% 13
West London +16 25 £45,000 +5.88% 9
South London +3 10 £32,500 +16.07% 4
North London +10 9 £47,500 +26.67% 1
East London -9 8 £22,000 -50.00%
MCP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for MCP.

1 232 (77.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 208 (69.33%) Microsoft
3 178 (59.33%) Windows
4 161 (53.67%) Active Directory
5 146 (48.67%) MCSE
6 114 (38.00%) ITIL
7 99 (33.00%) VMware
8 98 (32.67%) Office 365
9 89 (29.67%) Degree
10 84 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
11 76 (25.33%) MCSA
12 71 (23.67%) Windows 7
13 69 (23.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 68 (22.67%) SQL Server
15 66 (22.00%) MS Exchange
16 61 (20.33%) Firewall
17 60 (20.00%) Citrix
18 59 (19.67%) Cisco
18 59 (19.67%) Hyper-V
19 58 (19.33%) CCNA
19 58 (19.33%) Cisco Certification
20 57 (19.00%) SLA
21 54 (18.00%) Windows Server
22 53 (17.67%) Computer Science
23 52 (17.33%) Windows 10
24 51 (17.00%) Finance
25 49 (16.33%) .NET
25 49 (16.33%) C#
26 48 (16.00%) DNS
27 45 (15.00%) ASP.NET

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 66 (22.00%) MS Exchange
2 35 (11.67%) SharePoint
3 34 (11.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (6.33%) IIS
6 11 (3.67%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.67%) Confluence
10 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.33%) CMS
11 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.33%) Kentico
11 1 (0.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 84 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.67%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.67%) Maya
4 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Eikon
2 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 98 (32.67%) Office 365
2 45 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.33%) IaaS
4 13 (4.33%) PaaS
5 12 (4.00%) SaaS
6 9 (3.00%) Mimecast
7 7 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (2.33%) G Suite
8 6 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.67%) Serverless
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 61 (20.33%) Firewall
2 48 (16.00%) DNS
3 40 (13.33%) WAN
4 39 (13.00%) TCP/IP
5 36 (12.00%) DHCP
5 36 (12.00%) VPN
6 35 (11.67%) LAN
7 29 (9.67%) SAN
8 18 (6.00%) Network Security
9 10 (3.33%) VLAN
10 9 (3.00%) Wireless
11 8 (2.67%) Unified Communications
11 8 (2.67%) WLAN
12 7 (2.33%) MPLS
12 7 (2.33%) SMTP
12 7 (2.33%) SSL
13 6 (2.00%) iSCSI
13 6 (2.00%) VoIP
14 5 (1.67%) ADSL
14 5 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (7.67%) Oracle Database
3 23 (7.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (3.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.33%) MySQL
5 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.67%) Power BI
6 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (3.67%) Moq
1 11 (3.67%) NUnit
1 11 (3.67%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.67%) JIRA
3 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (17.00%) Finance
2 20 (6.67%) Banking
3 13 (4.33%) Games
4 11 (3.67%) Front Office
5 10 (3.33%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.33%) Retail
6 9 (3.00%) Legal
7 5 (1.67%) Advertising
7 5 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.67%) Law
8 2 (0.67%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 60 (20.00%) Analyst
2 54 (18.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 46 (15.33%) Support Engineer
4 44 (14.67%) Desktop Support
5 42 (14.00%) Support Analyst
6 28 (9.33%) Consultant
6 28 (9.33%) IT Support
7 23 (7.67%) Software Engineer
8 18 (6.00%) Administrator
8 18 (6.00%) Developer
8 18 (6.00%) Infrastructure Manager
8 18 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support
9 17 (5.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 17 (5.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 17 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (5.67%) Service Manager
10 16 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 15 (5.00%) .NET Developer
12 14 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (4.67%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.33%) .NET
2 45 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 38 (12.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 36 (12.00%) .NET Framework
5 35 (11.67%) Web Services
6 33 (11.00%) HTML
6 33 (11.00%) jQuery
7 28 (9.33%) AngularJS
8 26 (8.67%) XML
9 25 (8.33%) WCF
10 23 (7.67%) Classic ASP
10 23 (7.67%) Entity Framework
10 23 (7.67%) HTML5
10 23 (7.67%) KnockoutJS
10 23 (7.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 23 (7.67%) XSLT
11 11 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 11 (3.67%) LINQ
11 11 (3.67%) NHibernate
12 8 (2.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.67%) Computer Science
2 27 (9.00%) Data Centre
3 21 (7.00%) Blackberry
4 17 (5.67%) Replication
5 15 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 14 (4.67%) Smartphone
7 10 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.33%) Driving Licence
8 9 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (2.67%) EPoS
10 7 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (2.00%) Clustering
12 5 (1.67%) HP StoreVirtual
12 5 (1.67%) iPad
12 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Licensing
13 4 (1.33%) EMC VMAX
13 4 (1.33%) iPhone
13 4 (1.33%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
14 2 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 178 (59.33%) Windows
2 71 (23.67%) Windows 7
3 54 (18.00%) Windows Server
4 52 (17.33%) Windows 10
5 39 (13.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (9.67%) Windows 8
7 28 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (6.00%) Linux
9 10 (3.33%) Mac OS X
10 8 (2.67%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.00%) Android
12 5 (1.67%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.67%) SUSE
12 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.33%) CentOS
13 4 (1.33%) Debian
13 4 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.33%) Solaris
13 4 (1.33%) Unix
14 3 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (38.00%) ITIL
2 43 (14.33%) MVC
3 37 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (10.33%) Time Management
5 30 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (8.67%) Service Management
7 23 (7.67%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (7.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 23 (7.67%) Software Engineering
7 23 (7.67%) Translating Business Requirements
7 23 (7.67%) Web Development
8 20 (6.67%) Incident Management
9 19 (6.33%) ITIL V3
9 19 (6.33%) Service Delivery
10 14 (4.67%) Change Management
10 14 (4.67%) People Management
11 13 (4.33%) Migration
11 13 (4.33%) PRINCE2
12 12 (4.00%) Business Continuity
12 12 (4.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 49 (16.33%) C#
2 36 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 28 (9.33%) PowerShell
4 23 (7.67%) PL/SQL
4 23 (7.67%) SQL
5 5 (1.67%) TypeScript
6 4 (1.33%) VB
7 2 (0.67%) ALGOL
7 2 (0.67%) COBOL
8 1 (0.33%) C
Qualifications
1 232 (77.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 146 (48.67%) MCSE
3 89 (29.67%) Degree
4 76 (25.33%) MCSA
5 58 (19.33%) CCNA
5 58 (19.33%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (12.67%) MCSD
7 37 (12.33%) MCITP
8 34 (11.33%) MCAD
9 30 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 25 (8.33%) MCTS
11 24 (8.00%) MCDST
12 15 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (4.33%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (3.67%) A+ Certification
15 9 (3.00%) CCA
16 8 (2.67%) CCNP
16 8 (2.67%) MOS
17 7 (2.33%) DBS Check
18 5 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (19.00%) SLA
2 8 (2.67%) GDPR
2 8 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 161 (53.67%) Active Directory
2 69 (23.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (19.67%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.00%) XenApp
5 17 (5.67%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (4.00%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.67%) vSphere
8 5 (1.67%) Terminal Server
9 4 (1.33%) SRDF
10 3 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.67%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.33%) Firmware
12 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (8.00%) SCCM
2 12 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 10 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (3.00%) WSUS
5 6 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.67%) DameWare
6 5 (1.67%) SCOM
6 5 (1.67%) ServiceCenter
7 4 (1.33%) Nagios
7 4 (1.33%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.67%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.33%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 208 (69.33%) Microsoft
2 99 (33.00%) VMware
3 60 (20.00%) Citrix
4 59 (19.67%) Cisco
5 39 (13.00%) HP
6 33 (11.00%) Oracle
7 26 (8.67%) Apple
8 18 (6.00%) Bloomberg
9 17 (5.67%) EMC
9 17 (5.67%) Veeam
10 15 (5.00%) NetApp
11 14 (4.67%) Remedy
12 13 (4.33%) Symantec
13 12 (4.00%) Dell
13 12 (4.00%) Google
13 12 (4.00%) Mitel
14 11 (3.67%) Red Hat
15 10 (3.33%) Reuters
16 9 (3.00%) Ivanti
17 7 (2.33%) Meraki